A handy guide to all your essential questions about the East River Riviera in September.
When can I sign up for a boat ride on the East River Riviera?
Starting Wednesday, August 28 at 12pm ET, fans can reserve their voyage between Manhattan and Queens at StellaNYCRiviera.com. The rolling boat reservation system opens at 12pm ET each day for trips the following week and run as follows:
- Wednesday, August 28 reservation open for Wednesday, September 4
- Thursday, August 29 reservations open for Thursday, September 5
- Friday, August 30 reservations open for Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8
What kind of boat will I be riding on?
Only the best for our fans! Guests will enjoy an intimate voyage with 5-7 other riders on European-inspired, luxury wooden vessels more commonly found on Lake Como than the East River.
What is the route of the East River Riviera?
Our fleet will take New Yorkers between Skyport Marina at East 23rd Street and the FDR in Manhattan and Williamsburgh Yacht Club on 29th Avenue in Queens.
What are the hours of the East River Riviera?
New Yorkers can take a ride on the Riviera from Wednesday, September 4 to Sunday, September 8 from:
- Wednesday, September 4- Thursday, September 5 from 3:30 – 7:30pm ET
- Friday, September 6 – Saturday, September 7 from 10:00am – 4:00pm ET
- Sunday, September 8 from 11:00am – 4:00pm ET
Where are the East River Riviera Piers located?
Skyport Marina is located at the intersection of East 23rd Street and the FDR, and Williamsburgh Yacht Club is located on 29th Avenue in Flushing, Queens. You can’t miss our concierge stands at the marina entrances.
Why is Stella Artois doing this?
Earlier this summer, Stella offered New Yorkers a sophisticated escape from their Manhattan to Queens commutes via luxury, vintage boats. Now the iconic brand is bringing the Riva boats back by popular demand to upgrade fans’ trips to watch their favorite pros in Queens.
What if there’s bad weather?
If we are forced to cancel your ride due to weather, we will notify you via email that the East River Riviera will be closed for that day.
In case I plan to attend a tennis match, how could I get there from Williamsburg Yacht Club?
Once you dock in Queens, Stella Artois will provide a ride via car on a first come, first serve basis.
Can I take a return trip to Manhattan from Queens?
Yes! Fans are welcome to sign up for a return trip, but Stella will only offer car rides from Williamsburgh Yacht Club to the stadium and fans will need to find their own way back to the club for a return trip.
Will I also get tickets to the game as part of my ride?
Stella Artois is not affiliated with, or a sponsor of, the U.S. Open and will not provide tickets. However, you’re welcome to enjoy an ice cold Stella at the waiting area located at the Williamsburgh Yacht Club.
How long is the journey?
The vacation-worthy journey will take about an hour between the boat and car rides. So you’ll have time to sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
Is there a cost to ride the boats?
No. You can enjoy this ride compliments of Stella Artois, because sometimes the best experiences on vacation are free.
How old do I have to be to enjoy the East River Riviera?
All riders on the East River Riviera must be of legal drinking age (21+).
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, of course! Vacation is always better when enjoying it with a friend. Just make sure to RSVP for two spots.
Will I get wet on the ride?
There’s a chance you’ll be splashed during the boat ride, but we’ll have towels on hand to help you stay as dry as possible.
It’s sold out! What do I do?
Not to worry! Simply follow @StellaArtois on social for more info on the chance to sail across the East River Riviera to Queens. Or, channel your own vacation-vibes on Spotify with a summer-inspired playlist curated by Stella’s man-about-town and Ibiza’s resident DJ Idris Elba here: [insert link].
What if I need to cancel or reschedule at the last minute?
No worries – we know summer schedules can be crazy. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you can’t make it, but please let us know at least 24 hours in advance. Note that we will not be able to reschedule rides.
Can I schedule multiple rides?
We ask that all riders keep their trips on the East River Riviera to a one round-trip per person maximum so that more people can experience the vacation-like bliss. If you book more than one round-trip ride, your reservations may be canceled.
I have a question that was not answered in the above, who can I contact?
Please email email@example.com and someone will get back to you in a timely manner.