Smooth Cruise: Boney James

The Hornblower Infinity – Pier 40, Houston St @ West Side Hwy

August 28th, 6:30PM
August 28th, 9:30PM


Standard: $60 ($70 at door day of show)
Standard w/Buffet: $85
Deluxe Ticket Package: $140
Deluxe Ticket Packages are SOLD OUT for BOTH shows. 6:30PM Show is SOLD OUT




Join us for the ALL NEW Smooth Cruises, now sailing into our 17th summer season!

It’s a NEW night (Thursday), on a NEW boat (the fabulous Infinity), and a NEW departure point (Pier 40 at Houston Street @ the Hudson River/West Side Highway, at the north side of the pier.)

Come aboard THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 for the final Smooth Cruise of the summer season featuring Grammy award winner Boney James!

Cruises depart promptly at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Boarding begins: 5:30pm & 9pm)

Cruise Departure Info

The Hornblower Infinity departs from Pier 40, located at Houston Street @ West Side Highway. (Take 1 train to Houston St. or M8 or M21 bus) Cruises sail rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges.

Click here for driving directions, public transportation details, and parking information.

Optional Food, Beverage & Package Info

- Buffet Dinner may be purchased for an additional $25 in advance or at venue.
- Cash Bar available.
- Limited Number of Deluxe Packages priced at $140 per person include: separate boarding line, Premium Buffet on a private dining deck, premium open bar, and reserved seating section.
Deluxe Ticket Packages are SOLD OUT for EARLY show.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are available online or by phone. NEW: THURSDAYS ONLY starting July, there will be advance ticket sales at the reception area at Pier 40 for STANDARD tickets only to upcoming cruises from 4:30pm-9:30pm on the nights of the show.(There are no sales or pick ups at Hornblower’s offices at any other times.) Additionally, limited day of show tickets will be sold on site the evening of the show (for that night’s only) after 4:30pm. Deluxe Ticket sales (if still available) end at 3pm on the day of the show and are not available at the dock.


Boney James took up clarinet at age 8 and switched to sax when he was 10. Raised in New Rochelle, NY, he was influenced by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire and saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. When he was 14, his family moved to Los Angeles. He received a History degree from UCLA and began playing music full-time after graduation. Breaking into the music biz in the mid-80s, he toured with acts such as The Isley Brothers, Morris Day (The Time), Randy Crawford, and Teena Marie, he has long been influenced by contemporary R&B. He emerged as a solo force in 1992 with his breakthrough debut, Trust. James dislikes labels and refuses any and all of them. “In fact, I have never thought of myself as a ‘jazz’ artist specifically,” he says. This statement may serve as a source of confusion for his legion of fans that have bought over 3 million copies of his 12 albums (8 hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart). It also may seem contradictory to the respected opinions of music critics who consider him one of the most influential jazz artists of his generation. In 2010 Billboard Magazine named him “The No. 3 Top Contemporary Jazz Artist of the Decade.” Even so, Boney James, who has four Gold albums, three Grammy® nominations, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Award nomination to his credit, says, “I am just a saxophone player whose music has several different influences. Jazz is only one of them.”

Recently remodeled with a bold design, the Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises! The open bow, covered sky deck and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Guests will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sundecks.(Note: The yacht is handicapped accessible.)_