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40 passenger MARINER - 150 Passenger Navesink Queen

Since 2004 - Private Charters - for Birthday's , sight sea-ing, cocktail cruises, picnics and fun and fishing aboard the Mariner and Navesink Queen

Call Capt. Dan 732-337-9292 for updated COVID-19 Private Charter Rates.  We want to be flexable and affordable during these trying times.

FISHING CHARTERS: We are now offering small group family friendly FLUKE fishing charters aboard the Mariner.  18 person max - half day 8am-12pm $810.  plus tip for mate.  Includes boat poles and biat.  Bring your own gulps and lunch. Plus tip for the crew.    Pick your date and pay the deposit HERE.  Pay the balance on the day of the trip with cash or check.  

RATES: Cruising Charters for up to 40 passengers aboard MARINER -   $1500. 3 hours.  Any additional hour $300.  Plus 15% Gratuity for crew.   For up to 50 passengers aboard the NAVESINK QUEEN the rate is $1900. for 3 hours plus 15% Gratuity for the crew.  $25. for each additinal person over the 50 count. Any additional hour would be $500.  For Charters Only you can run a tab and pay with a credit card at the end. You may also have your guests pay cash (no credit cards if you are running a cash bar)  Please check out catering options from Area Restaurants.  Or choose your favorite from your home town.   For groups of 20 passengers or less please call for rates.   RATES FOR EITHER BOAT WILL BE HIGHER FOR HOLIDAYS, HOLIDAY WEEKS AND HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. RATES WILL ALSO BE HIGHER FOR WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS THAT REQUIRE MULTIPLE PLANING TRIPS TO THE BOAT AND EXTENDED CHARTER PREP TIME.  The standard load in and set up time for any charter is 1 hour before departure time.  Anything more than one hour will be charged as an additional hour of charter time.  Once the Charter is over the guests and caterers must vacate the vessel in half an hours time.   If the crew of Classic Boat Rides LLC are required to remove any decorations put up by the charter there will be an additional fee of $100.  Other than cleaning, the boat must be left in the same condition or arrangement as before the charter set up.

Flexible departure times to fit your schedule.

Our boats are clean and well maintained.   Featuring a Booming Stereo with Blue Tooth.  Clean rest rooms and plenty of shade from the sun.  Ask about the Wedding Party Charter package, with open or cash bar and fantastic catering options.

A Private Charter is a great way to sea the sights and have the boat exclusively to your group.

Getting Married?  Make Classic Boat Rides part of your special day.  MARINER can pick you up or drop you off at your Waterfront Wedding at the Channel ClubMolly Pitcher – Oyster PointSalt Creek Grill --Sandy Hook Chapel – or private dock.

Private charter rates are based on departures from our home ports.  A repositioning fee will apply for departures from other docks.  MARINER and NAVESINK QUEEN depart from the Atlantic Highlands harbor.

Reservations are required for all trips. Please call Capt. Dan 732-337-9292 or use the contact form.

Catering Options

Please consider choosing catering from the select area restaurants listed below, located near the boat and most of them will deliver.  We know and trust them to provide the best food options available.  Dinning aboard the Mariner is "picnic style", please try to keep that in mind when selecting your food options.  We have a maximum capacity of 4 full trays of food or 8 half trays.  If you would like for us to arrange your catering we can.  But to KISS "keep it simple sailor" feel free to contact each restaurant directly.  Please let them know you are ordering food for a cruise on the MARINER with Capt. Dan from Classic Boat Rides.  When you call please be sure to tell them that Capt. Dan from Classic Boat Rides sent you.  Many of them will deliver to the boat.   

TALIERCIOS - Offering a variety of delicious options to choose from.  Click HERE for more info or call 732-576-1888

SLATERS DELI -  6 foot subs, finger sandwiches, salads and more.  You'll be in good hands with Ralph Jr. or Sr.  732-291-3466 

POMODOROSSO ITALIA - Their name just about says it all.  They have a very extensive menu  Check it out and then call 732-291-0390

TRAVOLO PRONTO - A Fair Haven Gem of food delights of all sorts.  Call them at 732-741-6009  Choose from many catering options on their WEBSITE.

COFFEE - Local Favs. -  BRING A BOX OF JOE TO THE BOAT.   Located in our home town of Leonardo Jersey Shore Coffee Roasters.  Located in out Home Port town of Atlantic Highlands Fair Mountain Coffee Roasters.

 Drinks - Cash Bar - Beer, Domestic can $4.  Beer, Fancy / Import can $5.   Carton 16 oz. Boat Beer $7.  Carton 12 oz. This Town $5.  Carton Beer is brewed in our home port town of Atlantic Highlands and is the freshest beer on the boat.  Take a tour of the brewery before or after your trip.  Wine $7.  Top shelf mixed drinks $8.  Bottled water and Soda $2. 

We personally patronize all of the catering options above.  We love their food and we think you will too.  Since they are all located very close to the boat their is no need for you to bring your own coolers.  Simply pick up the food just before your trip and we will keep it cool (or hot) for you unti you're ready to dine.  They may even deliver to the boat for you.  


RATES: Scattering of Ashes - Burials at sea


Our scattering of ashes rates are lower than our normal cruising charter rates.  We offer this service "off-peak" in an effort to make it affordable for your family.

We offer respectful burial at sea services.  (ashes only)  These trips generally take about 2 hours and must take place 3 miles from shore   (EPA regulations)  Your family may conduct their own ceremony, or we can provide someone to do so for you.*  You may also simply wish to have a moment of silence after your loved one's ashes have been scattered at sea.    *Service fees average $75.     When available, the fee will be waived for deceased military. 

ASHES: Shall be in a biodegradable container if you wish to place the entire contents in the sea.  If you are going to actually scatter the ashes this is not necessary.

FLOWERS:  Shall be be natural and biodegradable. Artificial flowers are not permitted to be scattered at sea.

RATES: - LARGER GROUPS:  $800. for up to 20 persons $25. for each additional person.  Max 40 persons.

RATES: - SMALLER GROUPS:  $600. for 6 or less persons.

The above rates are based on off peak charters.  Times available for these rates include Friday to Sunday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The boat must be back to the dock no later than 2:00 pm.  Times also include Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The Boat must be back to the dock by 5:00 pm.  If you wish to have your trip during sunset hours please call us to discuss rates.  Holidays and holiday weekends and weeks the rates may be higher.

FOOD:  You may bring your own food if you wish or you may ask us to provide catering.

DRINKS:  We provide all of the beverages on board, Alcoholic (21 and over) and bottled water and soft drinks.  Coolers with drinks are no permitted.  

Please call us to discuss your loved ones final wishes.  We will do everything we can to accommodate.  732-337-9292 

WEATHER: Due to the fact that these trips take place in open water, High winds and rough sea conditions may cause us to reschedule a trip.  Trips will only be canceled if the Captain deems it unsafe.  The trip will then be rescheduled.  If some family members will not be able to attend the new date, will do the best we can to adjust the price.  

RATES: - ANYTIME:  If you wish to have your charter during peak hours, the normal cruising rates will apply as noted above.  

The NAVESINK QUEEN is located at FRANK'S PIER at SLIP 65 (toward the end).
The MARINER is located on PIER 1 SLIP 3. (just to the left of the Charter Fishing Boats at Atlantic Highlands Marina).
WE ARE NOT IN HIGHLANDS. Click here for maps and directions.

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