New York Gourmet

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Let Them Choose Their Own Culinary Adventure!

Take the guesswork out of gift-giving and let the foodie in your life choose their own palate-pleasing experience with this New York Gourmet collection! 

Our handpicked selection of top-rated food and drink tours allows your recipient to select the gourmet experience of their choice and book a date convenient for them.

Whether they choose to sip craft brews or hit the hottest food carts in the city... this New York Gourmet gift has something for every taste!

Do I have to choose the experience at the time of purchase?

No - This Gourmet gift is different from our other experience vouchers because you are giving your recipient the gift of choice! We have handpicked a collection of our top-rated food and drink tours and your recipient can choose which experience they would like to do and when.

Of course if your recipient chooses to do an experience not included in the Gourmet Collection, they are welcome to exchange this gift and apply the monetary value of the voucher toward any other experience on our site.

Is this Gourmet gift exchangeable?

Absolutely! The value of this voucher can be applied towards any experience on the site. To exchange, click on the "My Vouchers" tab in your account.

Does this gift have any restrictions?

No, but some experiences included do have differing guidelines for things like age and food allergies. Please be mindful of these restrictions when choosing your experience!

What if the experience chosen costs less than the voucher?

No problem! Your recipient will have the balance to use for future bookings toward any experience on the site. 

Lobster and Beer Lovers Sail

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NYC Pizza, Beer and History Tour

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Broadway Dessert Tour

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Kayak and Wine Adventure

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NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise

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Wine Tasting Sail

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North Fork Wine Tour from NYC

Champagne Brunch Sail

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NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise

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Carroll Gardens Food Tour

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NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

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West Village Wine Tour

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Midtown Sights and Bites Tour

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Beer Tasting Sail

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New York Lunch Cruise

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SoHo Wine Tour

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Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour

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New York Craft Cocktail Tour

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New Jersey Lunch Cruise

Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side

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Brewery Tour in Brooklyn

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NYC Dessert Tour

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New York Food Cart Walking Tour

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West Village Food Tour

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Lower East Side Food Tour

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Flatiron Food and History Tour

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Hoboken Historical Food Tour

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NYC Craft Brewery Tour

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Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 12, 2019 New York By: Martin F
Loved our wine tasting sail... The boat was gorgeous, with a small group of guests, so it wasn't over-crowded. Enjoyed some wonderful wines during a leisurely sail on the Hudson near the statue of liberty. A perfect end to summer. I'd highly recommend.
Beer Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 03, 2019 New York By: Janelis S
Super fun!
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Sep 03, 2019 New York By: Andrew F
Very fun tour. Lots of sugar :)
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 03, 2019 New York By: BEATRIZ R
I feel it should be 3 hours . 2 hours are not enough . Also more food selection
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Sep 03, 2019 New York By: Timothy D
Our tour guide, I believe her name was Kelly, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable not only about the food but also the city. It was a great tour.
NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 03, 2019 New York By: Eric V
The atmosphere is wonderful, and the bottomless mimosas made the experience. But the food was cold. I work in the service industry so I know how things can be. There was no water in any of the chafers and the food was put into the buffet line as were all boarding. In total the food was probably sitting on the buffet for at least 30 min. I figure too long to be at at least 140 degrees. We had gotten out tickets as a wedding gift so it was worth it to my wife and I. But had we paid for the experience I think I would have been much more disappointed.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi there Eric,  Congratulations on the wedding! Very excited we were a part of celebrating such an important event! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and expertise with us! Bottomless mimosas, and a great atmosphere must have made for an incredible time on the water! It seems that our partners were eager to guaranty that the food was available for guests as soon as boarding was completed. Our partners are usually so excellent, and we are sorry that the temperature of the food was not as anticipated. We hope that the stunning views, romantic atmosphere, and company made up for this! Can't wait to get you out on another adventure soon! Best, Sophia
SoHo Wine Tour New York Gourmet Aug 21, 2019 New York By: Rosa G
Our tour guide was amazing!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
We happen to think YOU'RE amazing! Cheers to good wine and good company. Best, Inah
NYC Pizza, Beer and History Tour New York Gourmet Aug 21, 2019 New York By: Karen M
Matt was fantastic. It was a great tour.
Kayak and Wine Adventure New York Gourmet Aug 21, 2019 New York By: Danielle K
Amazing trip! Couldn't have asked for a better day, better weather and better guides! We would/ will do this again! Awesome experience!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Danielle, That's exactly what we like to hear! We're so glad you chose us to have this adventure with. Cheers to new memories in New York! Best, Inah
West Village Wine Tour New York Gourmet Aug 12, 2019 New York By: Lily M
Our tour guide, Jeff, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited two restaurants and tried 3 wines at each. The restaurants also provided small plates of appetizers. All of the food and wines were great and we learned a lot about the wines as we went.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Lily, That's what we love to hear! Jeff will be thrilled that you had such a great time, and I'll make sure to pass your kind words along. Let us know when you feel like treating your taste buds to another culinary adventure! Cheers, Inah
NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 12, 2019 New York By: Raymond L
It was well done and much fun. Even at the start, the girl who checked us in was cordial and very accommodating. We unexpectedly came with another couple and she rearranged the seating so that we could sit together. The Manhattan was nicely set up as well as very clean and orderly. Then, the cruise itself was well directed and very informative. The wine and cheese selections were very nice and the service people were exceptional. All in all it was a well worthwhile experience.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 12, 2019 New York By: Tom N
The boat was extremely warm with no preparations made for the heat. Constantly uncomfortable the entire trip. The service was inconsistent and the food was far from gourmet. Berry jam on a SYSCO cheese cake is not very interesting. I suppose this is an elite experience for tourists.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi there Tom,  Thank you for sharing your experience with us! I'm very sorry to hear that your cruise was a bit toasty. It looks like the temperature that day was in the high 90's that day! I spoke with our partners regarding the temperature on the vessel. They let us know that while the boat is climate-controlled, the weather, coupled with the amount of sunlight through all-glass exterior, may have made it challenging for the air conditioning to keep up.  In terms of the service and food, we are sorry to hear that expectations were not met. Our partners are usually so wonderful, it truly sounds as though the inconsistencies were the result of a bit of an off-day.  Please note that we have placed a $50.00 certificate in your Cloud 9 Living account for future use to reconcile any missed expectations! We look forward to getting you out on another adventure soon.  Best, Sophia
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Aug 05, 2019 New York By: Janet L
Our guide was fun and very knowledgeable. He's a NYC lifer, so he knows his stuff! I'm a picky eater and vegetarian, and every food choice selected was perfect and delicious! I loved seeing Bob Dylan's hangout, the Friend's apartment, understanding NY's gentrification situation, and the walks weren't too long or tiring. Oh, the cupcakes!!!!!! Yum!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Janet, That's fantastic! I'll definitely be sure to pass your compliments along to the guide. And wow - that certainly sounds like you spanned a ton of New York history, along with the so much of its foodie scene. Cheers to good food in a good city! Best, Inah
NYC Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Jul 29, 2019 New York By: Kevin W
Absolutely loved the tour even as a local New Yorker with a sweet tooth (or two) and discovered a new cookie place that I will be frequenting often. Thaks, Dionna for everything!
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet Jul 22, 2019 New York By: Robert E
Fun, insightful. Knowledgeable guide
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 16, 2019 New York By: Angie T
Disappointed there was fruit and no cheese, thought it was a wine pairing! So we were starving the whole time. The boat was also super rocky, I stained my clothes with red wine oops
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi there Angie,  Thank so much for your feedback! We appreciate it!  Shoot! I am sorry to hear that there were no tasty snacks aboard your sail. I reached out to our partners and they let us know that while the sail is aimed to be more of a wine tasting than a wine pairing, you certainly should have had snacks aboard!  In terms the water conditions, it seems Mother Nature was attempting some fashion redesign! Very sorry to hear about your clothing.  As an apology for the missing snacks and bumpy ride, our partners have been so incredible and offered two tickets to a Daytime Sail with them, free of charge. They are excited to get you back on the water! Again, thank you for letting us know, and our apologies! Please let me know if you have any questions!  Very Best, Sophia
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jul 16, 2019 New York By: Yulian T
Excellent experience. It was great
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 16, 2019 New York By: Michael B
A little too crowded and could use a few seat cushions, but overall a good time.
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet Jul 08, 2019 New York By: Joanna G
great guide that made the tour worthwhile
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jun 25, 2019 New York By: Alex P
Great day, great weather, great crew, great wine!
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Jun 25, 2019 New York By: Brenda
It was great to experience the West Village and the wonderful food and history that it had to offer. It was an area we would of other wise not seen.
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Jun 25, 2019 New York By: Susan W
Received as a gift. Was a great way to discover the hidden gems within our neighborhood.
NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise New York Gourmet Jun 25, 2019 New York By: ROGER R
Nice staff Good wine Great cheese
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Roger, Wow! That sounds like absolute perfection! Happy to hear you enjoyed your time! Very Best, Sophia
NYC Pizza, Beer and History Tour New York Gourmet Jun 25, 2019 New York By: Joy A
The food and beer tastings were very enjoyable. Would liked to have had a bit more history of the area.
Lobster and Beer Lovers Sail New York Gourmet Jun 25, 2019 New York By: Danielle B
It was a beautiful night, the crew was great, and the food/drinks excellent. We had a wonderful time.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi there Danielle,  Sounds like a fantastic way to spend an evening! We are so happy you enjoyed your time.  Best, Sophia
Lobster and Beer Lovers Sail New York Gourmet Jun 25, 2019 New York By: Priya P
I had an amazing time. The views were great as well as the food, beer and staff!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Priya,  Wow! Sounds like an all-around stellar time! Thanks for sharing! Best, Sophia
West Village Wine Tour New York Gourmet Jun 07, 2019 New York By: Joan S
I did enjoy the wine tour with Jeff who was able to gear his wine information to the majority of the participants who admitted they knew very little about wine. It was very nice that the participants were all very friendly and engaging -- it was as much fun speaking with them as it was being on this tour. The one slight drawback to the tour was the fact that the 2nd restaurant was very energetic and loud thus making it difficult for Jeff to speak to everyone at once. Overall an enjoyable experience.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Joan, Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience! I'm so glad to hear that both your guide and the other members of the group made the experience so welcoming to all expertise levels. In an effort to show you the best the area has to offer, our tour guides reserve tables at the hottest spots in the West Village, and it sounds like the quality of the restaurant brought out a crowd that day. I do hope you were still able to enjoy your day out in NYC, and inspired you to try out new wines! Warm Regards, Inah
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Jun 06, 2019 New York By: Joe W
Great time good food
Response from Cloud 9 Living
And a great review to boot!
New York Food Cart Walking Tour New York Gourmet May 28, 2019 New York By: Jill S
Cindy was personable and knowledgeable! We had a great time!
NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise New York Gourmet May 28, 2019 New York By: Nicole D
Fun trip, but definitely not for the true wine connoisseur. There was one good white wine, but the others were all pretty cheap tasting rosé types. Not a single full-bodied red was poured. Also, they don't change your glass between tastings, they just pour it in the dirty one, mixing the wines. The cheeses were excellent though and the service was great. Overall, I had a great time. Just go into it knowing it will be a fun gimmicky cruise and not a true professional wine tasting.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Nicole,  Thank you for letting us know! It appears that the wine theme for the trip was set as Southern Central Italy. We aren't sure if the sommelier was aiming to select like-wines and compare, or was just eager to jump into Spring with the lighter selection. Regardless, we are so sorry that you weren't able to try out the full-bodied red you were hoping for. We appreciate your notes and will forward them on. In terms of the wine glasses, space on the vessels is relatively limited, and glassware and rinsing materials may have taken less precedence. We are happy to hear that the cruise, while not what expected, was still a great time! It sounds like the stellar service and tasty cheeses made for an overall nice time out on the water!  Very Best,  Sophia
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet May 15, 2019 New York By: Colleen K
This was a fun excursion to go on. Staff was helpful and fun. The weather was great! I’d be hesitant to to book this too far in advance though because if it’s a damp day you will get wet. There really aren’t any covered accommodations or seats. So if you are looking for that this may not be the excursion for you!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Good morning, Colleen! What a nice day out on the water, in such a beautiful setting! We agree that mother nature can affect an experience or cause a sail to be cancelled altogether.  Cheers to a fun excursion,  Kasia 
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Mar 22, 2019 New York By: Paige H
It was fun, but as a native New Yorker, he brought us to a lot of places we've already been. We were hoping to find some gems, but ended up at some basic spots. When my friend asked our guide why we went to this specific bagel shop, he said it was because it was on the way, no other reason. It was fine and would be more fun for out-of-towners!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Paige, Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience and for your honest feedback. We truly appreciate it as we can only improve from it. I know that our guides strive to impress locals especially, and it sounds like we fell short of it on this tour. I'll definitely pass your comments on to our tour partner as I know they're always looking to do better as well. Warm Regards, Inah
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet Mar 22, 2019 New York By: Leeron Q
Jillian was a great guide! She was entertaining and knowledgeable and we had fun experiencing some of New York’s history.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Leeron, Sounds like a fun day! I'll make sure Jillian knows how much you enjoyed it! Cheers, Inah
SoHo Wine Tour New York Gourmet Mar 22, 2019 New York By: Jeff S
This was a very strange tour...from the start, we could tell our guide was scattered. We began the tour by introducing ourselves, and when we got about halfway around the time, our guide interrupted the intros and started talking about something else. This was the theme of the next two hours – the talked, nonstop, jumping from one topic to the next incoherently, sometimes struggling for words, but never silent. It was to the point where it was impossible to have a conversation with any other guest because she never. stopped. talking. Additionally, when asked specific questions about topics she claimed to have knowledge of, she seemed unable to provide additional information. The tour visited two restaurants, and we tasted 3 wines at each and had some appetizers (of varying quality). The wines were decent, but definitely nothing special (~$20 retail). As such, opening just 6 bottles and serving a few cheap apps seemed to not make the price worth it, but a long shot. They should consider hosting this at a wine store or wine bar, instead of the restaurants – the format of the tour doesn't make anything about them inviting to return to.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience and for your honest feedback. We, and our partners, can only improve with constructive criticism and we definitely take your words to heart.  I would like to address the guide issue, which seemed to be the driving force behind your disappointing day. On an educational tour such as this, the importance of having a knowledgeable and informative guide is paramount. I wasn't able to get to a conclusion with the tour company as to whether the guide was having an off day, but regardless I can completely understand why such a stilted introduction threw you off balance for the rest of the tour. That you were not able to have a discussion with the rest of your group is an additional hurdle that I'm sorry you had to overcome - while guests are expected to listen during the guide's instruction, there should have been time for you be able to speak your thoughts regarding the various tastings.  That of course goes hand in hand with the price of the tour as the price includes not only the tastings of course, but the guidance of a professional as well. Unfortunately, neither lived up to expectations, and I would like to sincerely apologize for the experience that you had. We aim to create memorable experiences, and I'm sad to hear that yours was memorable in all the wrong ways. I would like to offer $50 towards the next experience that catches your eye on our site, in an effort to make this right, and hopefully get you out on a better adventure! I've placed that value in your account should you wish to give us another try in the future. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Warm Regards, Inah
New York Craft Cocktail Tour New York Gourmet Feb 22, 2019 New York By: Sarah A
Super informative and fun. Loves how it was a smaller group, made it easier to move from bar to bar and hear about the history. Definitely worth the money since you get 3 full cocktails. Learning the history behind the bars and cocktails was great too.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Sarah, I'm happy to hear you had such a great time! A little history and tasty cocktails sure make for a fun night out. Cheers to fun new memories in NYC! Warm Regards, Inah
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet Dec 05, 2018 New York By: Paige H
This was such a great experience! I've done Urban Adventures before through Cloud9, the Carol Gardens Food Tour with my brother, and this was with my parents and boyfriend. It was rainy and cold, but that didn't dampen the mood. We had four tastes and lots of tales. We'll definitely be doing another tour in the near future!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Paige, I'm so happy to hear about your fun adventures! It's wonderful that you've been able to share these experiences with your loved ones, and we appreciate your continuing loyalty. Here's to great food and great people! Cheers, Inah
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Nov 21, 2018 New York By: Bryan P
It was very good. Exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend. Service was top notch and the food better than at most $200 per plate weddings.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hey Bryan, Thanks for writing in. That's great to hear that the cruise exceeded your expectations and had great food. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to the cruise staff. Enjoy your week!  Best, ​Brooke
West Village Wine Tour New York Gourmet Nov 08, 2018 New York By: Christine F
This tour was so much fun! Our guide was extremely informative and provided a greater level of appreciation to approaching wine. Would highly recommend as a gift or just for fun for any wine lover or for someone just trying to get into wine.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Christine, That's just what we want to hear! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us - I'm always eyeing this tour for myself and your excitement makes me wanna hop on a plane to NYC! Here's to good wine and the West Village.  Cheers, Inah
SoHo Wine Tour New York Gourmet Nov 02, 2018 New York By: Melinda W
This tour was not what I was expecting. In the description I realized that we were only going to two restaurants. At each restaurant we got the chance to taste 3 or 4 different wines while enjoying some small bites. Because the group was so large, I didn't get a chance to really hear the description of the wines even though our guide did seem knowledgeable. I've been on many tours and I would have preferred if we went to more than two restaurants and if we got more of a history behind the wine or the restaurant that we were going to. At times, the tasting did seem rushed. Also, I didn't always get a clean glass when tasting a new wine. I had to reuse my glass. Doesn't that change the flavor of the wine? I wouldn't recommend this tour because I feel like it was not worth the money.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Melinda, Thank you for your review. We greatly value the feedback we receive from our customers and are looking to continuously improve our experiences. I'm sorry to hear that the the tour did not live up to your expectations, and that you were not able to enjoy it to its fullest extent due to the size of the group and the pacing. We do limit the group to 12 people, but I understand that it can feel like more in an instructional setting. I will also pass along your concerns regarding the wine glasses to the tour company as I know they also strive to make their tours as memorable as possible.  As you've noted that you enjoy going on tours, I've placed a $25 voucher into your Cloud 9 Living account that you can use towards future experiences should you wish to go out on another tour with us! All the best, Inah
Lobster and Beer Lovers Sail New York Gourmet Oct 23, 2018 New York By: Rick C
If you going for a sunset sail, there are two garages suggested for nearby parking, but one closes at 8pm. Be sure to research ahead of time and park at the 24hr recommended parking garage, rather than the other. Aside from the parking fiasco, the experience was amazing. Lobster rolls were delicious; loaded with lobster and slaw all on a toasted/buttered roll. Views were spectacular, and we were able to hold our position right in front of Ellis Island and the Lady Liberty for almost an hour! Just need to be careful with your trash, as the trashcans don't have lids on them and the wind can easily take it overboard.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thanks for writing in. I apologize for the parking debacle. The parking garage we list on our confirmation is the one that our crew recommends to customers as well. If you wouldn't mind letting us know what the 24-hour garage is, I'd love to make sure and include it for future customers. I appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Despite getting off to a rough start with parking, I'm glad to hear that the actual sail was wonderful. Enjoying delicious lobster with spectacular views of the city and Lady Liberty is a fantastic way to spend the evening.   Thanks again for your review and suggestions. Enjoy your weekend. Best, ​Brooke
Carroll Gardens Food Tour New York Gourmet Oct 23, 2018 New York By: Sandy M
We can't say enough good things about our experience on the Carroll Gardens Food Tour from Urban Adventures. John, our guide, was the PERFECT host and tour guide. He was pleasant and very knowledgable about ALL of Brooklyn, especially the well chosen stops on our food tour. On the way to each stop, we learned interesting facts about the area and individual homes and businesses. We had planned on returning home after the tour, but John recommended places to see and and things to do, so we ended up staying the entire day enjoying exploring Brooklyn.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Sandy, That's wonderful! And I'm glad John's suggestions prompted you to explore Brooklyn, really make a day of it. I hope you found some great new spots to return to! Cheers, Inah
Brewery Tour in Brooklyn New York Gourmet Oct 12, 2018 New York By: Rhonda C
It was an informative, fun afternoon. Our guide, John was excellent! We would definitely indulge in another experience in the future.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Jeff, That's what we want to hear! I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to John, and let us know when you want to get back out on another memorable experience! Regards, Inah
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Oct 08, 2018 New York By: Vidir R
Very nice sail
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Glad you enjoyed your time. Thanks for sharing with us. Best, Brooke
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Oct 08, 2018 New York By: David E
Wonderful tour. Matt was great. Learned new facts about NYC history and it architecture, and enjoyed the food choices, especially the empanadas. Highly recommended, even if you are from NYC.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi David, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour! I'll be sure to pass your kind words along to Matt - I know our guides take a lot of pride in showing locals a new side of NYC.  Regards, Inah
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Oct 01, 2018 New York By: Lillian N
What a great time we had! Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Richard passed out the wine and was friendly and joked right along with us. He was also very knowledgeable about the wines he was serving. Snacks were perfect. It absolutely helped that we had people on board that were there for a fun time. Only reason I did not give it five stars is because our email said to be there by 3:30 and that we'd leave promptly at 4:00. We didn't begin boarding until almost 4:00. Turns out someone had called that they'd be late. Wonderful to accommodate them but passing the info along would have been helpful to the rest of us. Boarding the boat and waiting would have bee preferable to just standing there. Overall, though, it did nothing to diminish from our experience. Fantastic time!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you had a lovely evening, despite waiting a while to board. That's a great thought to try and pass along delays to everyone as a head's up. I'll speak with our crew. You've got to love an experience with great wine, snacks, and fun people! Thanks again for your time. Best, Brooke
NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise New York Gourmet Oct 01, 2018 New York By: Christina W
Beautiful night, wonderful knowledge and enlightening experience of wines and cheese pairings.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thanks for writing in. Hopefully you were able to try some delicious new wines and cheeses. I'm happy to hear you had a great evening!  Best, ​Brooke
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Oct 01, 2018 New York By: Michael L
Anazing value for the price! Good and enough food... great live music... with a great view over New York and cery friendly staff. We had a great time:) Thanks!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thanks for the review. I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful evening cruising around the City. What a fun way to celebrate!  Enjoy your day!  Best, ​Brooke
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 25, 2018 New York By: Kathy
Such a great time on this wine-tasting sail around Manhattan! Great variety of wines paired with delicious snacks. Knowledgeable crew and beautiful views made it a perfect experience!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thank you for the review. Sounds like a lovely evening! I'm glad to hear you got to experience it. Best, ​Brooke
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Sep 21, 2018 New York By: Kait S
Let me first say, the crew was very helpful and accommodating. That said, there is absolutely no way we should have set sail. It was Sept. 9 but 60 degrees (before the wind) and rained the ENTIRE trip. My entire outfit from top to bottom (solid rain jacket, sweater, t-shirt, long jeans, closed-toe shoes) was soaked through and I was so cold I could hardly move. The rain soaked all of the food, which looked like it could have been good, leaving it totally inedible. There was nowhere to sit that wasn't soaking wet. I was seriously counting the seconds until we could go back. And if it tells you anything, an employee told us more than half of those who had paid for spots on the non-refundable trip didn't show up. But the company wanted the money so badly they did it anyway and made us all miserable. We had planned to meet up with friends after the sail, but had to go home because we were so cold and uncomfortable. So disappointing.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
I'd like to start off by thanking you for taking the time to write in about your sail. I'm sorry to hear Mother Nature was very uncooperative on the day of. Sailing can be tough as it is an all weather outdoor experience. While the sail can be cancelled due to dangerous sailing conditions, it will run in a moderate rain. Unfortunately, it sounds like on the day you were booked, it rained the whole time, creating an unfavorable experience. I'm sure the crew wasn't too eager to be in those conditions as well, but I'm glad to hear that they were still very helpful and accommodating.   Again, I do apologize for the disappointing sail caused by the weather. Please note, I have placed $50 in your Cloud 9 living account to hopefully get you out on a more memorable experience. Please, let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. Best, Brooke
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 21, 2018 New York By: SMILYA B
Boat was dated and not much room to sit. Food/snacks was not much and poor presentation.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
I would like to apologize for the disappointing sail and thank you for taking the time to tell us about it.  Sailing aboard the Shearwater is an authentic experience, as it is a 1929 classic schooner. I can understand the frustrations, though, with there not being sufficient seating on board. I will be informing our crew that the sail would be more enjoyable if they lowered the maximum capacity. I will also pass along your feedback on the snacks and their presentation to see if we can raise the bar in regards to current standards. Despite these shortcomings, I hope you were able enjoy the wine tastings and views from the river. Please note, I have placed $25 in your account to be used towards another experience in hopes of regaining your trust. Thanks again for your time. We truly value your feedback. Best, Brooke
Beer Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 21, 2018 New York By: THOMAS W
It was definitely a good time, I would recommend going with a group of friends. The boat was a little crowded, but the beer was good and the service was great. The crew was very friendly. I would recommend this experience.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thanks for the recommendation. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time and were able to have some tasty beer.  Enjoy your weekend!  Best, Brooke
Brewery Tour in Brooklyn New York Gourmet Sep 21, 2018 New York By: Maxine M
I was expecting a tasting from different breweries and not a walk around the neighborhood of what buildings used to be here
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thank you for bringing this to our attention and I'm sorry to hear that the tour wasn't what you were expecting. While the description speaks to the historical aspects of the experience, I understand that the title could emphasize this further. Therefore, I've forwarded your comments to our product team to address this, so thank you. I do hope you were still able to learn something new about the history of the neighborhood and of brewing in Brooklyn and enjoyed the beer too! Please note that I've placed $25 in your Cloud 9 Living account for use towards another experience.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 21, 2018 New York By: Christine F
Wasn't worth the money
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thanks for writing in about your cruise. I'm sorry to hear that it didn't live up to your expectations. I hope you were at least able to enjoy your time with your friends.  Please note, that I have placed a credit of $25 in your Cloud 9 account to, hopefully, get you out on a more memorable experience.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 04, 2018 New York By: Robert N
Was a great time! Beautiful boat, delish cheeses and meats that are self-serve, excellent crew and explanations of the wine. All the wines tasted great. Looks like they try to max out the boat with passengers but we all fit really well. Don’t bring too much on board. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views and hopefully meet some new friends while on board.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thanks for the review. What a wonderful, relaxing evening you had! If wine and cheese are around, how can one not be happy?! Best, ​Brooke
Midtown Sights and Bites Tour New York Gourmet Sep 04, 2018 New York By: Jocelyn S
Olivia was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable about the city and the food was very delicious. It was also very nice that our group size was only a group of 4.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
That's so great to hear! As Urban Adventures runs tours so frequently, chances of being a smaller group are pretty good and I'm glad you could have a more exclusive experience.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 04, 2018 New York By: John L
Went out last Sunday for the 4:30pm cruise. As per the information to arrive 30 minutes early and boarding 10 minutes prior. Finally boarded at 4:35pm. given the temperature and high heat I would have expected a cooler full of bottled water for all 40 passengers. We shoved off "promptly" at 4:50pm and tasted my first wine around 5:00pm. A nice selection of wines but one sever for 40 people my glass was more often empty than full. The cheese and cracker platter was the perfect amount for 10 to 12 people, not 40. The staff was excellent from captain , deck hands and server. My suggestions for a more pleasant experience: Hand out bottles of water as passengers come aboard, open all the bottles prior to boarding, have two servers, have larger glasses, have cheese platters to match passenger count and offer more seating.
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Sep 04, 2018 New York By: Betsy B
Sweet friendly tour guide. The dessert stops were picked more based on story, especially connection to NYC theater, and location than for quality. They were fine, but only one or two were memorable. They also are not New York specific other than existing here. How do you have a NYC dessert tour with no cheesecake? A lack of information about the food and dishes themselves other than at one stop where we happened to catch the owner. I would not recommend this tour unless you are a tourist wanting to get a glimpse of a neighborhood eating some okay sweets. It was nice that the tours are just small groups. It was just us and one other couple.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 04, 2018 New York By: Jackie G
Food was good but alittle too spicy- waistaff was very attentitve- What was extremely disturbing is that from our table at the end of the cruise we watched the waiters throw out all the uneaten food from the buffet when CLEARLY this could have been donated to the many shelters/food pantries etc in Manhattan instead of being dumped in the garbage
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Stephanie S
It was great--very relaxing and comfortable. We had a great time!!
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Christine M
This walking tour was both informative and educational. The nice extra was being able to taste a few of the different traditional foods of the area. The amount of people on the tour (12) was perfect. You were able to hear the guide and yet capture the entire experience. The pace of the tour was appropriate and the guide was full of interesting fact and very knowledgeable on the subject matter. He encouraged questions from the people on his tour.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Amy K
We had a great time! The service was excellent, go for the open bar package!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Chantel F
Great experience!
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: McKenzie T
Matt was the best, we really had a great time. Tour guides can be weird, but Matt was super cool and approachable, not to mention knowledgeable. Five star experience!
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Daniel C
Dionna was great! She was high-energy, super well informed, and easy to talk to. Loved the stops on this tour, Dionna showed us a lot of places I definitely wouldn't have found on my own.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Irene B
very very pleasant
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Matthew D
Excellent food. Really nice and thoughtful staff. Views were fab. Even gave us a complimentary bouquet of flowers (on honeymoon) - this little touch really did make our trip.
NYC Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Danielle E
Delicious fun! Our tour guide Dionna was wonderful, very informative :)
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Cesar G
Ken and I got this experience as a wedding gift. We both have lived in NYC for 25 plus years. Probably would have never booked this ourselves and now would recommend and maybe go again. We met great people and made new friends. The staff and service was stellar and the NYC VIEWS speak for themselves.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Leanne B
Great tour, guide was very knowledgeable. We live in the area and it was great playing tourist and learning new spots.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Pamela R
what a wonderful time and experience. The day was promising rain so we weren't thrilled. But after going we saw that even if it rained the luncheon would have still be great. food was great. wait staff was more than accommodating they were friendly and thoughtful! i had a mamose and saluted them! i would recommend this and a great gift. i got it as a gift and was thrilled
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Charlene L
This was such a wonderful experience! The food was the best Ive had in New York and the service absolutely outstanding. I highly recommend this cruise for great pictures, great food and even some dancing!
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: William M
Excellent service and experience!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Jim D
Satisfaction would have been a 5, but for your employee who was giving the details about the four wines we drank. She was terrible. Someone has to tell her that her job is to be friendly, answer guests questions and pour wine. She's not doing brain surgery and there's no reason to act SMUG. Near the end of the sail, which both me and my wife loved, I and others were waiting for a little more wine. The boat was very crowded so we understood that it took some time to get back to us, but our friendly server, was having a length conversation with two guests, while holding the wine bottle between her legs. After waiting patiently, i walked over to her and in a very friendly tone I said "PARDON ME, BUT CAN I HAVE A LITTLE RED WINE". SHE POINTED AT ME AND IN A VERY LOUD TONE, SAID "YOU'RE BEING RUDE FOR INTERRUPTING MY CONVERSATION". I wonder what how she would have responded if I said "Pardon me, but someone just fell overboard". I guess she still would have reprimanded me for being rude. I felt like responding to her stupid remark, but I said nothing and walked away rather than embarrass my wife. When your employee finished her CONVERSATION, she started pouring again. When I told her i didn't want any more wine, she said in a loud tone" HE DOESN'T WANT ANY WINE BECAUSE WE HAD AN ALTERCATION". I again said nothing, but believe me that at this point I wanted to tell her off. I own my own company and employ several people. If one of them had an attitude like her and spoke to one of my customers as she did - SHE'D BE FIRED. Fortunately, the ALTERCATION, s she called it, didn't happen until the end of the sail and did not ruin the day. We met a group celebrating a birthday and had a lot of fun with them, and the rest of the crew were terrific, including the captain, who walked around answering questions and was very funny. All in all, it was a great day, in spite of your nasty wine pourer.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Teysha P
Beautiful views and lots of wine, for the amount of people on the boat there wasn’t enough cheese and charcuterie. The sommelier was very knowledgeable.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Michael L
Very nice but the wine tasting could have been handled better and seating could have been better.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Teija G
This was a birthday present from my family. The weather was perfect and it was a good way to relax for two hours. They are generous with the wine and the time, and will stay out sailing for the full two hours before heading back. We stopped at the tip of Manhattan and in front of the Statue of Liberty.
NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Alice S
Very enjoyable, food was tasty and well above my expectations. Had as many mimosas as you wanted, not just one as described. Service was outstanding and enjoyed cruise along the Hudson. Would do it again!
Flatiron Food and History Tour New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Whitney N
Our tour guide was FANTASTIC! She was one of those people who is basically born to do this. Full of energy, super friendly, very informative. Where some other tour guides could deliver the same facts and lose you half way through, I learned so much from listening to her because she was incredibly engaging. The only reason this isn't a 5-star rating is because the food itself wasn't very good. The first stop in Eatly was really the only enjoyable item. So not her fault, of course, and everything else was great.
Kayak and Wine Adventure New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Dan F
Kayaking waa beautiful and lunch was better than expected. Winery was beautiful! Just wish more time was available for the wine tasting. Only had 1 hr 20 mins .which is not enough time for tasting and walling the winery.Otherwise overall a good trip and our kayaking guides were very pleasant and full of energy.
NYC Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2018 New York By: Bruce K
The "dessert tour" was enjoyable. It was basically a tasting at 6 different places that sell different types of desserts. Each site's choice were somewhat limited as to size & selection as part of this "package." The tour guide we had, Brendan, was excellent. Informative, knowledgeable, & loud & clear in his presentation.
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Jun 13, 2018 New York By: Jessica C
Delicious and varied desserts with an amazing tour guide who was very knowledgeable about ALL things to do with New York in general not just our desserts. The staff at each place were friendly and the food was amazing. We only wish that we'd taken the tour at the beginning of our trip rather than the end as we found some amazing gems along the tour not only for desserts but for all sorts of yummy food.
Brewery Tour in Brooklyn New York Gourmet Jun 13, 2018 New York By: Melinda W
We had a great time on tour but this tour contained a lot of history about the neighborhood which we weren't expecting when we signed up. This is a history and brewery tour.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Jun 04, 2018 New York By: Kelly A
Ian was fantastic! Being from NJ, we take our trips to NYC for granted - we had no clue of the history we learned. The food selections were definitely THE BEST!
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jun 04, 2018 New York By: Joanne R
We had a fabulous time. It was a great experience, everyone was polite.
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Jun 04, 2018 New York By: Thomas B
Really excellent experience. Friendly crew, plenty to eat and drink, and a beautifully relaxing sail around the harbor.
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet May 07, 2018 New York By: Patricia C
Enjoyable
NYC Pizza, Beer and History Tour New York Gourmet May 07, 2018 New York By: Timothy M
Really enjoyed seeing the neighborhood and finding great pizza locations. Adam was a great host.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
I'm glad to hear you had a good time! Let me know if you ever want to explore a new neighborhood! Cheers! Jennifer 
NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise New York Gourmet May 07, 2018 New York By: Brenda M
Food was fabulous. Service was top notch. Overall experience was very enjoyable.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hey Brenda, Hope you're doing well! Thanks for the great review. Sounds like a wonderful day on the water. I'll be sure to let the crew know!  Have a wonderful week!  Best, ​Brooke
NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise New York Gourmet May 07, 2018 New York By: Corinne O
I just loved it! The views were amazing!!!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hey Corinne, Tell your boyfriend Happy Birthday! What a fun way to celebrate! I'm so happy to hear you had a wonderful time on the water. Thanks for your review! Have a great day!  Best, ​Brooke
NYC Craft Brewery Tour New York Gourmet May 07, 2018 New York By: Taryn A
would recommend that the cadence changes to have pizza after the second brewery, not after the first. we felt that the pizza stop really dragged out the tour, and also the pizza was not that great. we also suggest that the tour has seating at the breweries, understand these are tight spaces, but think it is a reasonable suggestion for the tour to arrange.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Taryn, Thank you so much for taking the time to write in! I will send along your feedback to the tour providers to make sure that they are continually improving upon their tours. I hope you and your guest were still able to have a nice time! Be sure to let me know if you ever want to get out on a new adventure! Cheers, Jennifer 
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Apr 02, 2018 New York By: Kenneth P
Ian was awesome! He really knew his stuff and kept us laughing and entertained the whole time. All of the food was to die for and the history was very interesting. We would defiantly recommend this tour and guide to others.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Corella,  I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the tour! I hope you were able to find some new favorite spots you can visit again. Be sure to let me know if you ever want to get out on another adventure! ​Best, Jennifer 
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Mar 28, 2018 New York By: Harshad C
Really good experience for the price you pay. It was great for a romantic lunch with a beautiful view of NYC skyline from the river. Food and service were totally worth it. Got some great pictures close to the statue of liberty. A good choice if you want to do something different with your loved one.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hey Nyshadam, Hope your week is off to a great start! That's wonderful to hear that the two of you enjoyed your experience on the water. Even better that you took some great pictures to remember the day. I'll pass your kind words along to the chefs and crew. Thanks for taking the time to write in. Enjoy your week!  Best, ​Brooke
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet Mar 28, 2018 New York By: Shelley M
Josh was amazing, he literally knew something about everything there was to know in New York. The pace was perfect, the dining stops delicious and the tour super informative. Cannot wait to go on another one!!!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Shelley, Thanks so much for writing in! I'm so glad you had fun on the tour! We love working with Josh-he's awesome! I hope you found some fun, new spots to visit again the future! Cheers! ​Jennifer  
Broadway Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Feb 07, 2018 New York By: Jennifer D
It was great! Dionna was lovely and informative.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Jen, I'm glad to hear you had a good time! Let me know if you ever want to get out on another adventure! Cheers! Jennifer 
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 07, 2017 New York By: Leslie A
Experience was given as a gift. Had a great time.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 02, 2017 New York By: Marianne S
We had a gorgeous day and everything was great!
NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 02, 2017 New York By: Heidi R
Love love love, had a great time. We now want to take our family. Thanks.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jul 21, 2017 New York By: Kate R
The Bateaux Luncheon Excursion is a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Just be sure you are not expecting palatable food. The main course was quite interesting. I asked the waitress what the stuffing was in the chicken and she had no idea. She went to inquire and came back and advised it was potato. I tried to eat it, but it was impossible. The chicken was overcooked -- in fact completely dried out. The stuffing was simply mashed potatoes with some spices. I could not and did not eat it. Accompanying the chicken were about 12 thin, tasteless green beans. My party of four women were among the last to leave the boat. I forgot my hat, which was a very large straw brimmed sun hat -- which had La Vie En Rose inked on in a light pink. About an hour and a half after we left the boat, I called the number I could find and was told nothing could be done. I asked for the number that would connect me to the NY office by the boat -- I was given a number which took me right back to the call center. No one seemed to care about helping me. I was told Lost & Found will be open on Monday and would be in touch. Would I go again, NO. Not because of the boat or the food, but because of the indifference about helping me get my hat back.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 10, 2017 New York By: Sarah B
Such a great time sailing and wine tasting!
NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise New York Gourmet Jul 10, 2017 New York By: Karen M
Was given this cruise as a gift for our wedding last year. Finally got to take advantage of it. Everyone on board was wonderful. Couldn't have been happier with our experience. The people at our table we shared couldn't have been more delightful. We got to taste the beautiful wines of France with a cheese pairing that was delicious to the palate. From the boat ride to the gorgeous weather, we couldn't have asked for a better day! Thank you all for a memorable experience!
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Jul 06, 2017 New York By: Daniel N
Corey was an amazing tour guide, and we were fortunate to have him all for our party of two. Excellent experience overall and fascinating conversations along the tour. Many thanks!
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Jul 06, 2017 New York By: Deborah R
My husband and I had a wonderful day exploring the West Village with our fun group of 16 people led by our very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful guide Cherie Davis! The food was delicious and a nice variety. We look forward to doing it again and will recommend it to our friends. Thank you.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Jun 27, 2017 New York By: Rick T
This tour was extremely interesting. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Food was delicious and a great variety of cuisines. I would definitely recommend this tour.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jun 27, 2017 New York By: Nicola M
We had the premiere package and our drinks order wasn't taken until 45-50 minutes into the two-hour cruise after we had eaten. We didn't even have water. We also never received our champagne glasses. Very disappointing.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jun 21, 2017 New York By: Diana W
Beautiful views, relaxing sail, wonderful wine and friendly crew!
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Jun 21, 2017 New York By: Lauren S
We went on the sweet tooth dessert tour and it was amazing! It gave us the opportunity to try desserts we normally wouldn't order, in places we probably wouldn't have found on our own! Every single dessert we tried was the best thing we ever tasted until we went to the next destination! I would most definitely recommend this tour to anyone who love dessert!!
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jun 21, 2017 New York By: Jim B
Great lunch cruise on NYC's Hudson and East Rivers. Accommodating staff, delicious food stylishly-presented, and a comfortable view of the NY and NJ skylines. The only thing lacking was sunshine, for which the crew apologized and compensated with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies as we disembarked.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jun 21, 2017 New York By: Christoph B
Could not have been better. So much fun!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 26, 2017 New York By: Kam M
Very comfortable sail with wine tasting. Very helpful staff.
SoHo Wine Tour New York Gourmet May 26, 2017 New York By: Mary M
Our guide Amy was great. She was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. She took the mystery out of ordering wine and put everyone at ease. We had a great group of people, and since it was so small we were able to ask questions and have them answered without feeling rushed. Would definitely do this again.
West Village Wine Tour New York Gourmet May 10, 2017 New York By: Mike K
This was supposed to be a three-restaurant wine tour. We only went to two restaurants, and it lasted 1:45 minutes versus the 2 hours that was planned. The host was very friendly, but dry new to wine (he admitted so). Good experience but not worth the money.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Apr 26, 2017 New York By: Howard S
The tour was great! Everything worked out as planned from the moment the booking was made, until we bade the guide goodbye. I can highly recommend this tour.
Lower East Side Food Tour New York Gourmet Apr 26, 2017 New York By: Elaine B
My daughter and I went on a previous food tour in the West Village with a different guide. We enjoyed the Lower East Side Food Tour far more, which we attribute to Frank. He was personable, upbeat, efficient, enthusiastic and informative. A wonderful time.
West Village Wine Tour New York Gourmet Apr 18, 2017 New York By: Lisa M
Had done the SoHo wine tour previously and heard the West Village one was better. We disagreed. We were disappointed that there were only 2 restaurant spots on this tour, and disappointing small bites were being paired with the wine. We had fun but would recommend the SoHo tour over this one.
Midtown Sights and Bites Tour New York Gourmet Apr 18, 2017 New York By: Tracy B
Brian was a great guide. We enjoyed our time with him, and he showed us lots of behind-the-scenes parts of New York.
NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise New York Gourmet Apr 04, 2017 New York By: Cathy S
I thought this experience was fantastic, and it could be a great thing to do for anyone celebrating special occasions!
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Feb 07, 2017 New York By: David C
Very pleasant and educational/entertaining afternoon. It was 3 hours of walking through historical areas of Greenwich Village (West Village I learned) while a friendly, informed and patient tour guide did her thing. The food stops were fascinating and gave us plenty of nourishment (not sure about calorie intake, but the 3 hours of walking made up for it). Highly recommend.
NYC Pizza, Beer and History Tour New York Gourmet Jan 17, 2017 New York By: Chris C
Our tour guide, Ian, was excellent --- informative, charismatic and funny. He really made the entire tour a real joy and and unforgettable experience. I would definitely recommend any of his tours and any Cloud 9 Living tour, and cannot wait for our next tour in the future!
Carroll Gardens Food Tour New York Gourmet Jan 13, 2017 New York By: Philip C
Joshua was a great guide, full of knowledge and happy to expand on any topic that we touched on. He had organized 8 stops I think, each of which included a sample or two of locally produced foods/drinks. It was a freezing January day in NY. We didn't notice it with the constant flow of information and the stops. Time very well spent. Thank you.
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet Nov 17, 2016 New York By: Mike C
Brian went well beyond expectations as a tour guide. Great insights and energy level, also enjoyed the smaller group size.
Brewery Tour in Brooklyn New York Gourmet Nov 14, 2016 New York By: Kathleen K
Interesting brewery history tour. I should have done more research beforehand. Also an interesting diverse group. I'd almost go again, but there are so many offerings we should try another. Recommended tour the following day.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Nov 07, 2016 New York By: Vanessa G
Our reservation was upgraded to the premier package, but when we arrived we were not seated by a window. After speaking to two staff members, we were seated by a window and asked for the champagne and the keepsake flutes. The waiter was more than accommodating and also gave us each a drink on the house. The food was great, and the staff was excellent. My husband I had a wonderful time.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Nov 03, 2016 New York By: Libby K
Ian (our guide) was great: knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly, and accommodating. Even having lived in NYC a long time, I learned some things about Greenwich Village (as well as finding some delectable eateries) I hadn't known.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Oct 26, 2016 New York By: Denise M
The lunch cruise was spectacular. Lunch was delicious and staff very friendly.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Oct 21, 2016 New York By: Robert B
My wife and I had an unbelievable time. We were very pleased with our experience and will definitely be back for another tour.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Oct 05, 2016 New York By: Michelle L
The sail was wonderful. The wine tasting was great. Our only complaint was that the platters of cheese and crackers served on the boat had nuts on them and my husband is highly allergic. Very surprised about not being cautious about allergies these days, especially when at sea.
Kayak and Wine Adventure New York Gourmet Oct 05, 2016 New York By: Jason G
Overall a good day, although it dragged a little at the end -- we hung around at the winery for over an hour after the tasting, which meant getting caught in some very bad traffic into Manhattan and finishing very late. Not anyone's fault, but we could definitely have spent a bit less time at the winery without diminishing the experience. Kayaking was great, although I was very surprised by our guide: the lead guide disappeared into the distance rapidly and didn't hang back to check anyone out. We were at the very front of the people kayaking and couldn't even see him! Even though it's a fairly easy river to kayak down, I thought the point was for him to lead the group. If any of us had gotten into trouble I'm not sure whether he would have noticed.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 26, 2016 New York By: Nicola M
The ticket desk didn't have our group of 4 down as a premiere package and we had to wait while on board for the server to speak with management. We were not given a window seat or the arrival package that we were expecting. Overall the cruise was excellent, except for the hiccup on arrival.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 22, 2016 New York By: Dan H
Generally good time had by all.
NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 22, 2016 New York By: Robert S
Brunch cruise was great, friendly courteous crew, food was good, and the views were breathtaking.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 22, 2016 New York By: Charles B
Pulled away from dock at 12:20 and back at1!:40. Hardly 2 hours. Food was mediocre.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 02, 2016 New York By: Vito O
Cancelled our reservation twice because not enough tickets were sold.
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Sep 02, 2016 New York By: Harry K
It was our anniversary and our three boys chipped in to surprise us with this as a gift. The trip was amazing and fun with very nice people and the staff was great.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 29, 2016 New York By: Elizabeth P
Everyone on the boat was very nice, but the service was slow and the air conditioning was not working properly. It was a 90 degree day, so it was extremely hot and uncomfortable. I actually felt faint and nauseous due to the heat and being on the water. It was not a good experience at all unfortunately.
Lobster and Beer Lovers Sail New York Gourmet Aug 05, 2016 New York By: Alexis T
We couldn't have asked for a better NYC night. The boat was beautiful and clean and the staff was very knowledgeable. The lobster and beer provided on the boat were awesome --- definitely a night to remember and would do it again in a heart beat!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 03, 2016 New York By: Charles L
Great crew. Really worked hard to be sure we were safe and had an enjoyable time. The woman who poured the wines took her time with each small group on the ship to explain the region, winery and expected flavors. We had a very nice time.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jul 18, 2016 New York By: JEFFREY D
This was fun, the food on the cruise was top notch. Our waiters were very friendly. Some of the servers handing out rolls and salads could have cared less, but they weren't impolite. The piano player wasn't that great, simple background music without the banter and improvised song parodies would have been better. Boat left and returned on time, everything was clean. Parking at the Piers is expensive: place on 22nd was $25 for the time we were there. This would have been better if we planned more time or other activities in the City. We spent a lot of time driving from CT just for lunch. One tip: know the name of the boat -- Pier 64 gets you close, but there are several tours in the area.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 18, 2016 New York By: Anita P
Loved this cruise. It was the perfect day and the entire crew is lovely. I was not expecting that much wine! It was well worth the money and I do recommend. My only dislike was that the snacks were on one side of the boat and sometimes it was a little difficult to get to. Next time maybe they should be on both sides.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jul 12, 2016 New York By: Stacey S
I got this as a gift for my husband. It was a great experience. There was really nothing negative about it. It was a nice way to see NY, even if you have lived there all your life. Afterwards there are so many things you can do at Chelsea Piers.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jul 06, 2016 New York By: Anne S
We loved the cruise along the Hudson and the East River. It was a great way to see Manhattan. We are visiting from Australia. The experience was booked for us by our children as a Mother's' Day gift. The main meal (chicken), was delicious. The salad and cheesecake were less appealing. Thank you.
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Jul 06, 2016 New York By: Josh G
Fortunately, I received this as a gift and didn't have to waste my own money. $100 per person for some finger sandwiches and a 2-hour non-eventful boat ride around the city? 48 people on a boat that comfortably fits 18? I could have ridden a ferry for free, had the same experience, and had a real seat. What a rip-off. Paying $100 per person to sit on the floor is ridiculous. Tourists are probably the only suckers that would enjoy this. A little boy was running around and spilled my girlfriend's drink on her. Why are there kids in the first place? I would not recommend this, based on the capacity of the boat and size of the group.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jun 14, 2016 New York By: William B
We were only under motor, not sails as gusts were 40 to 50 MPH. We did have a great view of the Statue of Liberty, and then went up the East River under the bridges which was a smart move by the Captain. The wine server was knowledgeable about the wines being served, and there were ample tastings. The quality of the wines could have been a little bit better. The cheese was especially good and went well with the wines.Two hours went fast. We had a fun time and met other friendly passengers as well. Overall, a good value for the price.
NYC Pizza, Beer and History Tour New York Gourmet Jun 13, 2016 New York By: Axel C
Great tour, awesome tour guide. She was amazing. Will go on more tours, especially if we have her there.
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet Jun 01, 2016 New York By: Barry S
So, my daughter decided to give us this tour as an anniversary gift. She had given us one of these tour before, and we loved it so much, she decided to give us another one. What made this one special was our guide, Brian Hoffman. His enthusiasm and knowledge truly made this an exceptional experience. It combined the best of history, sightseeing and local flavor. We would not hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone coming to NYC.
West Village Wine Tour New York Gourmet May 31, 2016 New York By: Craig H
It was fun but of the six wines we tried, my wife and I only liked one of them. Instructor was very knowledgeable but because we know a lot about wine, we didn't learn much. You should advertise it as a wine walk for novices.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet May 31, 2016 New York By: Katherine H
This was a really fun food and history tour, by a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet May 31, 2016 New York By: Nancy P
Beautiful ship, great staff.
NYC Pizza, Beer and History Tour New York Gourmet May 16, 2016 New York By: Renee L
We absolutely loved our experience. Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and fun! I have already recommended the experience to friends and family.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet May 16, 2016 New York By: Carra D
Easy to figure out which experience I wanted to book and easy to book it.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Apr 21, 2016 New York By: Simone P
Everything was very good, fun, informative and casual. What I didn't care for was that 90% of the tastings were done outside on the sidewalk. Fortunately it was a gorgeous day but had it been raining, we would have suffered. Really enjoyed Ian as our guide.
NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise New York Gourmet Apr 05, 2016 New York By: Deborah C
The information contained in the onboard commentary was not great, given the rich cultural and social history of the exciting city of New York. There was a great opportunity to share the rich stories of the city, its people, architecture, personalities, etc., but this was missed. If the onboard narrator is not able to do this, then a good map with some of these details included would be great. On the subject of the booking form, it instructs customers to print out the booking form and take it to the ticket office. We confirmed our tour while we were en route from our home in Australia and are staying in an Airbnb and did't have access to a printer. When I spoke to Jeremy in the Chicago office about this he explained that the electronic copy alone would be fine, which was good news from our perspective. It makes sense therefore to clarify this in your instructions so as all travelers know the digital booking is enough, and that the printed copy is not essential.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jan 29, 2016 New York By: Tina S
We loved both Cloud 9 Living experiences we booked. First was a sightseeing lunch cruise on the Hudson River. It was fantastic. The food was delicious. A wonderful NEW way to see New York City! Second, we did a paint night at the #1 paint studio in New York, and it did not disappoint. We had an amazing time. Lots of laughs & memories! Will be going back to do these again!
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet Jan 19, 2016 New York By: Thomas D
Our guide, Brian Hoffman, was excellent in every way. His knowledge, enthusiasm, and positive personality made our tour wonderful!
NYC Pizza, Beer and History Tour New York Gourmet Jan 12, 2016 New York By: Michael P
Enjoyable and made better by Matthew, our guide. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Jan 06, 2016 New York By: Colin M
This walking food tour in NY. was a professional experience. Thoughtful, friendly knowledgeable host. Great food. Felt like we were truly eating at local Greenwich Village hangouts. Definitely recommend.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Nov 30, 2015 New York By: Timothy O
Matt is wonderful. We learned a lot and had a great time!!
NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise New York Gourmet Nov 30, 2015 New York By: Kathie T
We had a wonderful time. Everyone was very helpful, polite and extremely knowledgeable regarding every aspect of our cruise. We had a wonderful experience. I have already recommended this cruise to many of our friends.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Nov 10, 2015 New York By: Saahir P
My wife and I never really do things like this, but this was definitely a different experience. We have been New Yorkers our whole lives, and this is the first time we've done something like this. It was a lot of fun, and the service was great. Food was pretty good, but I wish they had more options.
West Village Wine Tour New York Gourmet Nov 09, 2015 New York By: Caryn B
Had such a great experience! Made friends with the other people on the tour! Overall a fabulous day!
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Nov 04, 2015 New York By: Lorraine L
Thoroughly enjoyed this food tour in West Village! A great way to explore the area! Very relaxed and chilled-out experience! Our guide (Lynsey) was knowledgeable and approachable, as well as friendly and engaging! I would recommend this experience to others!
Beer Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Nov 03, 2015 New York By: Patti L
Experience was awesome!! Ship was clean and had all amenities. Staff was awesome -- everyone was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the beers. Captain steered close to Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, so pictures were great. Most enjoyable afternoon!
West Village Wine Tour New York Gourmet Nov 03, 2015 New York By: Robert C
Enjoyable time, met good people, learned about some nice wines and some nice restaurants to visit in the future. A lot of fun and not much walking, which for us was a plus. The guide (Michael) was fun and added to the overall experience with his knowledge and experiences.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Oct 16, 2015 New York By: James L
It was an awesome experience. Lindsey, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and relatable! The tour was fun and the food was great! Recommend it to do again!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Oct 14, 2015 New York By: Dwight W
Very relaxing sail around Manhattan. The crew was friendly and efficient, and our wine host was very knowledgeable about the wines. We really enjoyed the experience.
NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise New York Gourmet Oct 14, 2015 New York By: Art L
Beautiful day and view was incredible. Food was mediocre and entertainer/tour guide was also mediocre.
NYC Gourmet Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise New York Gourmet Oct 08, 2015 New York By: Terence P
We boarded a few minutes early, ~11:20 AM. I then realized the buffet was open at 11:30, with boarding time in order to have a brunch meal prior to departing. A wonderful selection of breakfast, lunch and desserts were available throughout the cruise. The staff greeted us as we boarded and our server was very attentive. We plan on going again for a very relaxing cruise to see the sights. The boat was very clean and temperature controlled since it's enclosed in glass. A cool experience.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Sep 25, 2015 New York By: Samantha S
Ian was a fun tour guide. I appreciated the real estate info that he mentioned! I wasn't as interested in the theater landmarks he pointed out, but I'm sure they would have been very welcome to someone else. The food stops were a little underwhelming; I must have been expecting shops that were a little more off the beaten path. But, the food was good, and getting to see all the little streets was fun.
West Village Wine Tour New York Gourmet Sep 22, 2015 New York By: Siobhan M
Wine tour was great and I would definitely recommend it to friends or try one in another neighborhood. Our guide (Miles) was very knowledgeable and informative and made it a truly great experience for everyone that was on the tour.
West Village Wine Tour New York Gourmet Sep 22, 2015 New York By: Cathleen F
Pros: We had a very nice time, talked the guide's ear off, and learned a lot about wine. The restaurants we went to were all very nice; the second (Home) had a really great appetizer. The guide was very friendly, and worked hard to make us feel comfortable and have a nice time. Cons: I had expected to taste more than 6 wines with the experience; the booking had said 3-4 locations, and I figured if it was only 3 we would taste a little more at each place. $50 per person per place for 2 half-glasses of wine and a few snacks, like 2 pieces of chocolate, was pretty pricey. The major disappointment was that when I was booking we were told that a maximum of 12 people were permitted on a tour, and my family took up all 12 spots. My brother could have come as well but we thought we were at the maximum. Then we arrived at the location and another couple had been added to our tour. I don't know if this was a mistake on their part or yours, but we would have brought another person or two had there been room.
Beer Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 22, 2015 New York By: Lori T
The ship makes a series of circles in one area of the Hudson River for two hours. Not what I was expecting. The crew was friendly but not talkative. Overall it's not a bad experience, it is somewhat disappointing though.
NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 21, 2015 New York By: Mary G
Very enjoyable. Already have recommended experience to friends.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 16, 2015 New York By: Vincent S
Wine Tasting Sail was much more fun than we expected. Other passengers, crew and captain were all wonderful.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 16, 2015 New York By: Thomas R
Every single thing about our experience was terrific and memorable. The staff had so much knowledge about the wines, and each person was more professional than the next. Absolutely amazing!! Can't wait to do it again!
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 09, 2015 New York By: Marygrace G
Fun, friendly and professional staff helped to make my retirement lunch cruise very special. I would definitely recommend Cloud 9 Living and The Spirit of NY to friends and family.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 09, 2015 New York By: Alan L
It was a great experience. Beautiful day. Great staff. I would highly recommend to anyone and would do again.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 09, 2015 New York By: Esthefanie G
Love the fact it never expires and just the easy navigation tools for booking.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 02, 2015 New York By: Jane Y
The actual skipper was a bit concerning. He was quite disinterested in the people and we could not hear the safety instructions as he spoke away from us to the other end of the boat and didn't repeat what he said. Food was just left in the one place and if you were at either end, you missed out as there was not enough. The girl who did the wine tasting was fabulous and knew her wines. Would thoroughly recommend her. The other crew just spoke amongst themselves and did little else. I am glad it was a gift because if I had paid for the experience I would have been extremely disappointed and thought it a waste of money.
NYC Bateaux - Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 02, 2015 New York By: Julia P
Every person on the staff and crew was extremely friendly and made sure we had a wonderful time. It was a beautiful day, and the food was great!
New York Food Cart Walking Tour New York Gourmet Aug 26, 2015 New York By: Nigel D
Our guide (Brian Hoffman) was very friendly and knowledgeable, and made the interesting and tasty 2 hours fly by. One of the highlights of our trip to New York.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 26, 2015 New York By: James S
Has an awesome time. Met nice people. Will definitely do this again and, best of all, give it as a gift at Christmas. Thanks.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 24, 2015 New York By: Thomas R
The DJ tried a little too hard. Mellow out dude. Why should we applaud the captain, and other people before the cruise starts? Maybe afterwards. I did enjoy the time of being out on the water very much. The waiter repeated much of what the DJ said. I'm not senile. Otherwise he was great. Thanks for the freebies! A little too much disco for my taste and, at 55, I was one of the younger people on board. The food was excellent; as a matter of fact, the pasta was possibly the best I've ever had!
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Aug 20, 2015 New York By: Dusanka C
Our guide was very friendly and our group was great. We liked our tour because it was a different experience.
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Aug 17, 2015 New York By: Heather P
The sailboat champagne sail was amazing. The staff was awesome, can't wait to go back.
Brewery Tour in Brooklyn New York Gourmet Aug 12, 2015 New York By: Alan H
Tour guide was excellent. He knew the history of the buildings and Brooklyn and the breweries. I plan to take this tour again with a different group of friends.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Aug 10, 2015 New York By: Audrey M
First time, had a really nice time, enjoyed the experience a lot.
NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise New York Gourmet Jul 27, 2015 New York By: Renata D
I loved this experience!!! I took my boyfriend for his graduation and we had the best time. We met very nice people and had a great cruise around Manhattan with really good wine and delicious cheese. Not only would I recommend this to others, I would do it all over again. I only have good things to say!
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jul 24, 2015 New York By: Alexandra G
The food was awful, very disappointed. Wasn't expecting a wonderful dish but this really was disappointing.
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Jul 22, 2015 New York By: Michael S
We had a wonderful time and would definitely do it again.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 22, 2015 New York By: Jeffrey M
The guide was great! The experience could have been improved several ways. (1) It was a very hot day. Why not offer the guests, who were waiting outside to board, a bottle of cold water as they got on the boat as well as throughout the sail. I felt like I had to practically beg to get some water. The bartender could have been more service-oriented and friendlier. (2) Seating was scarce and not terribly comfortable. Benches around the sides of the deck would have been nice. (3) Guests were treated like a bit of an inconvenience rather than appreciated customers. While we enjoyed ourselves, the experience could have been unforgettable with just a little more effort on the organization's part. As it is, I am not inclined to bring friends or family again. If the service had been better, I would, as the concept is a great one.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 15, 2015 New York By: Nancy S
The trip was delightful. It was a beautiful day on the Hudson, and the wine and hors d'oeuvres were great. We chatted with some lovely people and enjoyed the views of the Statue of Liberty and New York skyline. The only criticism is the seating - there was not enough. We ended up sitting on the deck but still enjoyed the trip tremendously.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 15, 2015 New York By: Barbara S
Given to me as a birthday gift and would do the same for someone else. Relaxing and fun. Friendly staff.
Lobster and Beer Lovers Sail New York Gourmet Jul 14, 2015 New York By: Michael M
I had a truly AMAZING time on my beer and lobster sail. My boyfriend and I feel in love with the experience and can't wait to do it again! I've recommended everyone to your website for any gift ideas. Your site and prices are awesome!
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jun 29, 2015 New York By: John D
The Spirit luncheon cruise in NYC was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service first rate. A great experience!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jun 26, 2015 New York By: Debbie G
Wonderful experience, good knowledge about the wine.
NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise New York Gourmet Jun 25, 2015 New York By: Jerry L
A beautiful day on the Hudson, enhanced by generous wine tastings and cheese. Staff was friendly and boat was very pleasant. The views were spectacular.
Carroll Gardens Food Tour New York Gourmet Jun 15, 2015 New York By: Gillian R
Great tour guide that was knowledgeable and genuinely interested in the topic and the neighborhood!
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet May 27, 2015 New York By: Cheryl D
Ian was a terrific guide. He made the tour both interesting and informative and was a good sport with a large group. Thank you.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 14, 2015 New York By: Karen G
I went with a group on Mother's Day and it was a great experience. The weather worked out in our favor, and the crew was friendly. Wine was good -- might be nice to have more varieties, but all in all the sail was highlight of our day. Thank you.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet May 12, 2015 New York By: Matthew H
Photos and drinks were overpriced. Otherwise this was an excellent day out.
Beer Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 08, 2015 New York By: Ravi G
Excellent and great fun !
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet May 06, 2015 New York By: Sharon P
Very professional delivery with lots of personality. Ian is very knowledgeable with lots of trivia. Will definitely recommend this to others and will go for more venues ourselves in the future.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Apr 28, 2015 New York By: Rose F
The West Village Tour was great! It was a gift from my good friend (and your former employee), Ali! The Cloud 9 Living experience and food tour experience were spectacular! I would recommend both to anyone looking for a change of pace when it comes to gift-giving!
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Apr 13, 2015 New York By: Nancy S
Dante (the tour guide) was excellent! Nice mix of food tastings & tour/historical info.
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Apr 02, 2015 New York By: Neel K
Great experience and a lot of fun. Would be nice if more milk/beverages were available. We wrote our food allergies in advance, but I don't think they were acknowledged until we were asked/mentioned it at the beginning of the tour. Great tour overall and a lot of fun. Thanks.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Mar 26, 2015 New York By: Anita D
Thought it was great, but didn't want it to end. If it was a day trip cruise, it would be perfect!
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Mar 26, 2015 New York By: Alex O
The West Village food tour with Ian from Sidewalks of New York was excellent! My friend and I had so much fun. I have lived in New York for 8 months and learned so much on the tour -- from history, to pop culture and cool new places to eat and drink in the area. Each food stop was delicious, and Ian knew the answer to every random question we threw at him. He was a great guide -- super fun and knowledgeable! Highly recommended.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Mar 26, 2015 New York By: Victoria S
Our guide Ian was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We had a wonderful experience, and look forward to doing more sidewalk tours.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Mar 16, 2015 New York By: Marcie L
The West Village Food Tour was great. Dante was our tour guide, and he was terrific. The places we stopped at were yummy, and the amounts of food were perfect. We will definitely book another tour.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Mar 09, 2015 New York By: Edward C
Reasonable way to spend an afternoon in NY. Don't expect too much sightseeing or information (it's really not meant to be an in depth tour). It's a light-hearted lunch cruise and quite enjoyable.
Brewery Tour in Brooklyn New York Gourmet Mar 02, 2015 New York By: Michelle H
We had Josh as our Brooklyn Brewery guide. He was obviously very passionate about the history of Brooklyn as well as the history of beer in Brooklyn and was eager to share his knowledge with us. He had great intuition and could pick up on when individuals in our group were keen to hear more, or when they wanted to simply kick back and enjoy the product. He was more than happy to accommodate either. I would totally recommend this to anyone, either tourists or locals.
NYC Pizza, Beer and History Tour New York Gourmet Feb 02, 2015 New York By: Nandan P
Overall good experience! However it would be good for guests to be given one full slice of pizza, instead of two slices made out of one split slice of pizza.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Nov 24, 2014 New York By: Ronald G
Ian was our tour guide. My wife and I were impressed with Ian's knowledge, sense of humor, and presentation. No complaints... awesome job!!!! We have already recommended Cloud 9 Living to our children and friends.
Brewery Tour in Brooklyn New York Gourmet Oct 30, 2014 New York By: Hugh S
Brian Hoffman was our guide for a tour of the breweries and historic areas of Brooklyn, NY. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this tour. His sense of humor and approach to the tour made it even more interesting, and his enthusiasm brought even the less interesting items to life and made it very enjoyable for the group. The diversity of the tour (breweries, older neighborhoods, churches, etc.,) made the tour very interesting and sparked our interest to learn more about the Williamsburg neighborhood. I would absolutely recommend this tour, and recommend Brian as the guide. Outstanding.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Oct 15, 2014 New York By: Donald U
It was simply very nice... not over the top blow you away, but a very, very nice experience. Crew was attentive and friendly.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Sep 22, 2014 New York By: Lisa S
The West Village Tours was great. We are New Yorkers and still enjoyed it! It was great to learn history about the Village we never knew before as well as taste good food. Our tour guide Dante, was very knowledgeable, pleasant and great to tour with.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 16, 2014 New York By: Carolyn G
We were greeted by upbeat, friendly staff who made the experience a real occasion. The boat was clean and attractive. The food was wonderful and the dancing was great fun...the dj did an excellent job to get us up and dancing at lunchtime! The route took us past so many landmarks and the commentary was informative. A really memorable time - many thanks.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 10, 2014 New York By: Natalia B
For a WINE & Cheese sail, there is room for improvement with respect to the wines being offered during the tasting. During our 2 hour sail, our wine tasting consisted of a Processo,a Moscato, and 2 Merlots! There were no complex white wines (i.e. Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc) and the selection of reds was really only limited to one grape. I was hoping for something a bit more exotic in terms of the wines. Even when we go to a wine tasting at an average vineyard we get to sample at least 5 wines that are diverse in nature. I was disappointed with the lackluster selection of wines during the tasting, though the cheese variety was pretty good. Overall the staff on the Shearwater were wonderful, always willing to answer any questions and to take pictures. The sail itself was terrific!
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Sep 09, 2014 New York By: Phil B
Dante was a fantastic tour guide. Friendly and knowledgable. We had a very pleasant experience and would recommend this tour and company to friends based on our positive experience. Warm regards, Phil & Liz Browne
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 02, 2014 New York By: Donna F
We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend the trip.
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Aug 26, 2014 New York By: Tina M
We had such a great time. Our guide was knowledgeable and made sure we were having a good time. We got to try a variety of desserts and now we know some places to check out the next time we are in New York!
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Aug 26, 2014 New York By: Ann M
great food, experienced staff, excellent vessel for the day. Great experience!
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Aug 26, 2014 New York By: Rachel N
It was an amazing experience and the crew in the ship were wonderful friendly and extremely attentive. Would definitely do this again
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Aug 25, 2014 New York By: Adrianne L
Allyson was a wonderful guide, and quite knowledgeable about the city. It was a pleasant and enjoyable afternoon as we tasted the various dessert available in Hell's Kitchen. Just the right amount of walking.
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Aug 21, 2014 New York By: Basil B
Beautiful location with breath-taking views, easy to get to, parking was convenient and nearby.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 13, 2014 New York By: Margaret O
Everything was excellent! Booking to the cookies leaving the ship were perfect!! The food was delicious and plentiful the service was great, the music was good my age would say a few more oldies or slow songs but we danced anyway had a great time!! The day was perfect the views were great!! Can't wait to book my next spirit cruise!!!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 13, 2014 New York By: Jessica M
Wonderful time, would love to go again.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 07, 2014 New York By: Rachel W
very limited amount of wine offered for tasting -- 1/2 plasic cup full of 4 different wine, total of 2 glasses, no refils! food very limited - cut up cheese very crowded boat without enough space to sit down was this boat overbooked? NOT FUN
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Aug 07, 2014 New York By: Maritza F
My husband, daughter, and I enjoyed the tour. The only thing we would've changed was the order of the restaurants. We would've preferred to start with bagels and end with dessert (cupcakes). Other than that, it was a great experience.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 06, 2014 New York By: Joanne M
Our luncheon cruise on the Spirit was delightful! My husband and I booked the cruise for Christmas presents for his father and girlfriend but we decided to go also and Im glad we did! We all had a really nice time, from the minute we got there we were greeted so nicely, our waitress was delightful and friendly the food was good and the outside deck was nice and comfortable and we really enjoyed the ride! My father-in-law can't wait for his present this year! Thank you!
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jul 21, 2014 New York By: Edi D
We booked an NYC Lunch Cruise. We had a great time, great staff, great food. The only down side of the experience was the food. It was luke warm, very bland and there was not a lot of choice.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Jul 21, 2014 New York By: Edwin M
Being native New Yorkers, we were a little blase about going on a tour of NY Harbor, but were very pleasantly surprised at the richness of the experience. We have already told many of our friends about it and would highly recommend it to everyone.
New York Food Cart Walking Tour New York Gourmet Jul 11, 2014 New York By: Tania H
I absolutely loved my walking tour of the street vendors in New York. I didn't expect to get so much food or gain so much knowledgce about how it all works. Very, very happy and would highly recommend to anyone.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 08, 2014 New York By: Nancy M
Very pleasant sailing trip. The views of NYC were excellent, very nice relaxed way to see the sights.
NYC Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise New York Gourmet Jun 30, 2014 New York By: Michael C
Had an amazing time. The guide was well informed. Best time I've had so far this summer!
Beer Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 28, 2014 New York By: Meghan G
We had a great day for the beer tasting on the Clipper City ship. The staff was very helpful and fun. We are talking about doing it again with a bigger group of people.
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet May 28, 2014 New York By: Maureen M
Native New Yorkers so there were a couple of facts we did not know, guide was knowledgeable and aimed to please. We are active seniors but the long walk without a break to sit down was difficult , the walking was fast paced and we were just worn out at the end. A break with a place to sit down in the middle would have been good. We regularly walk a mile to a mile and 1/2 each day at a minimum but this did wear us out, I even fell , a first for me, I was just so tired.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 21, 2014 New York By: Maria G
We had a wonderful time and will be telling friends and family to do this experience as well..
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 19, 2014 New York By: Destiny R
We took our Mom for Mother's Day. Beautiful schooner, informed and friendly Captain Dave, and delicious wine tastings with appropriate pours; I can't imagine a more enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. Hell, I will be asking friends to take me along so that I can experience it again! Complete pleasure.
Tenements, Tales & Tastes of the Lower East Side New York Gourmet May 12, 2014 New York By: Kevin A
Our Cloud 9 tour certificate was a gift from our son and daughter in law at Christmas time and until the actual time of booking a date from Australia, we did not realise that Urban Tours would be the company we would be linked with. The experience with Urban Tours was exceptional and we loved every minute. Karen our tour guide is so knowledgable and enthusiastic and we learned so much about the very early days of New York City. The 3 plus hours flew past and we would have to say that this tour was the highlight of our week in New York. Highly recommend this tour with Karen Brueckner. In fact a tour not to be missed!
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Apr 23, 2014 New York By: Kim C
Sarah our guide was great ,Vey knowledgable on NYC Overall my wife and I had a great day and would recomend it to anyone of all ages' Craig Coker
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Apr 18, 2014 New York By: Alisa V
Sarah was great!!!!!
Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour New York Gourmet Mar 20, 2014 New York By: Patricia D
The selection of individually owned stores and the background information on the owners made the tour unusually interesting. All the desserts were outstanding and our reception in the stores was friendly. I really enjoyed the experience.
New York Food Cart Walking Tour New York Gourmet Jan 08, 2014 New York By: Patricia P
We will never look at a food carts the same, after taking the Financial District Food Cart's Tour within New York City. Brian was our guide, and did an outstanding job educating us on the various aspects of New York City's tastiest food carts! As one who knows his subject, Brian was witty, knowledgeable and friendly. His enthusiasm was infectious as he led us through the streets of New York's financial district, lending us some very tasty food cart cuisine! When you think of it, those food carts located within the financial district would likely be the very best, because they, unlike those in touristy Manhattan, survive on repeat/local business (you know...those white collar types who really know what good food is). Thus, our tour was one we'll remember, not only because of the tasty treats we were given, but because of the wealth of interesting facts Brian provided about the cart's history, what one must go through to even get a cart on the street, the cleanliness factor of the carts, and even the history of many of the characters who operate them. Our tour was one of the most fun things we did while in The Big Apple (and we visit annually and do lots of stuff). The food from the several carts was tasty (we're not talking hot dogs here), and Brian was the perfect guide, gentleman and entertainer! Plan to walk a bit...not a tour for those who have difficulty navigating the sidewalk. We heartily recommend this tour without abandon!
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Dec 27, 2013 New York By: Lori M
We had a lovely time on the champagne brunch tour. Sadly the weather was terrible so that took away from the views but that is no ones fault. I did not enjoy the food and eating on the boat all crouched up - but the crew was great and I enjoyed the history of the ship. I would recommend the cruise but not the brunch!
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Dec 04, 2013 New York By: Emily M
I have been to New York plenty of times, and while this included a lot of history I knew, I still learned a lot. The eateries chosen were very diverse and represented the city well. My tour guide was excellent and friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants a taste of New York City.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Dec 04, 2013 New York By: Karen H
Everything was wonderful for our anniversary. The food was delicious, the dessert was such a nice surprise with the message on the plate. Our glasses were a great remembrance of the day. However having the dance floor taken over by little girls doing acrobatic flips was alittle disconcerting and took away from the romantic experience . Other than that my husband and I had a memorable time and have recommended to cruise to family and friends. Karen Hawley
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Oct 09, 2013 New York By: Janet W
The sail was great and the wine and food delicious. The boat was beautiful. There was not enough room for everyone to sit down, so don't know if that is a requirement or not. Also, it was quite windy (good for sailing), but that also made it a chilly experience. Nothing to be done about the weather. I could not comment on the booking experience, as this was received as a gift. We had a great time and it was easy to book our time after we received the gift. Janet Whiton ps--The harbor directions were misleading as to what subway exit. Had to walk a long way to get to the harbor. Also, it was not clear just exactly where the boat would be.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Oct 09, 2013 New York By: Mary A
We took the lunch cruise on the Hudson River in NY. The crew were so friendly and accommodating and met my dietary restrictions with a smile!
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Oct 01, 2013 New York By: Yolanda R
We had a wonderful time would do it again
Beer Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Oct 01, 2013 New York By: Craig C
Everyone had a great time!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 30, 2013 New York By: Steve P
This was the final event of a weekend of 50th birthday events...and was by far the best and most memorable. The sail, the crew and the crowd were all fantastic. We're coming back for more.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 30, 2013 New York By: Charles B
Too much emphasis on drinking verses sailing and the experience. At the end of the sail, the crew was handing out beer and wine. Not what we were looking for......more like how much can we drink attitude.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 30, 2013 New York By: Chris S
Boat was beautiful, weather was perfect, crew was awesome, but the boat was a little crowded. I had to stand the whole time. But it was nice overall. Thnx
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Sep 20, 2013 New York By: Richard B
It was very relaxing and the food was outstanding. The only thing I would do differently is to send a tipping guide/suggestion sheet along with the event reminder. I had never gone sailing before and was unsure about how much to give and to whom. Those who drank gave certain tips while those who didn't gave others. I was at a loss as to what to give and received looks of confusion (?) by at least one member about how I was contemplating giving them out. It was just a bit uncomfortable. Next time I go I will do more research and have tip money set aside in 4 envelopes - one for the captain and separate ones for crew. Thanks.
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Sep 20, 2013 New York By: ROBBIN M
WE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME !!!!
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Sep 19, 2013 New York By: Walter R
Great sailing experience
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 19, 2013 New York By: John F
We had a wonderful time. The staff was excellent. I have already recommended this experience to other people. Thanks!
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 19, 2013 New York By: Kathy W
Our daughter gave us the Spirit Luncheon Cruise around lower Manhattan for Christmas. We finally made our reservations. We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious(especially the desserts) and the staff was helpful and pleasant. Most of all it made our daughter extremely happy that we enjoyed her gift!
Beer Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 11, 2013 New York By: Lauren B
It was a wonderful experience!
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Sep 11, 2013 New York By: Sheila F
We would have felt more comfortable if the rails were higher on the side of ship. We've taken similar excursions where we didn't feel we were about to fall over the sides whenever we moved about.
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Sep 11, 2013 New York By: Puneet S
Promises way more than it delivers. Says, "Champagne Brunch" - There was no Champagne - only Proseco is plastic cups and what they served is hardly brunch. It consisted of Bagels, Yogurts, and some pastries...all buffet style. So, the food was definitely not up to par considering the price of the event. Regarding the boat - there was not enough room for everyone to sit. Says you accommodate 48 people - no way that's possible since a lot of people sat on the ground. The sail itself just went to south harbor near the statue of liberty and then came back...No good views. Just the same view of battery park, staten island, governers island, etc... I am being extremely critical because of the cost of this experience per person. I rather have went to a nice Manhattan restaurant and enoyed a fantastic "real" brunch
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 11, 2013 New York By: Dana N
My husband and I received this wine tasting / sail boat ride as a wedding gift. We were very excited to attend and picked the perfect day to go as the weather was perfect. The tour was just the right amount of time, our wine tour guide was very knowledgeable and the staff was very friendly. We were even offered an additional helping of wine or beer after the tasting was over, as we had an additional 20-30 minutes to enjoy the sail ride. I would highly recommend this tour and in fact already have. My only suggestion would be to offer more tour times! Thanks for a fantastic experience!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 06, 2013 New York By: Barbara B
The wine tasting sail was a wonderful experience and great way to see the city, sail on the river and taste wine. Then crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. The wine and cheese selections were perfectly matched. Upon arrival at the dock we were greeted by a lovely young woman who checked us in and gave us our boarding passes. She was very friendly, warm and welcoming. Overall we were very pleased with this experience and highly recommend it.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 19, 2013 New York By: Ken K
In general, a wine tasting/NYC sailboat harbor cruise on a pleasant summer evening lived up to expectations and was very enjoyable, except that a couple with 2 babies, one crying, came for what was supposed to be an adult cocktail party, in a somewhat confined space. The management should not allow babies on an evening winetasting cruise. There are family events for which it would be less inappropriate, but this impaired an otherwise good experience.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Aug 19, 2013 New York By: Leslie F
We enjoyed our tour very much; the guide was very knowledgeable of West Village.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 16, 2013 New York By: Mark F
Refills of wine would have been nice.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Jul 15, 2013 New York By: Mary L
We truly enjoyed the experience and have already recommended it to a few people. Would go again on another tour.
West Village Food Tour New York Gourmet Jul 02, 2013 New York By: Richard A
We really enjoyed Dante. He was very knowledgeable and funny. He was very good at projecting his voice, which is real important so everyone can hear. Thanks again, Rick and Karen
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Jun 25, 2013 New York By: Bob D
Our experience with Cloud 9 and the sailboat brunch in NYC was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to experience NY from the water.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jun 18, 2013 New York By: Elizabeth S
GREAT SAIL AND GREAT STAFF/PEOPLE! WAS A WONDERFUL DAY AND CALM VIBE AND OVERALL JUST LOVELY DAY. WOULD RECOMMEND AND DO IT AGAIN!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jun 11, 2013 New York By: Tara L
I guess there was some confusion on my confirmation and we were accidently booked onto the wrong boat. THe crew was beyond helpful and made sure we were able to get on the wine tasting sail that we orginally signed up for.
New York Food Cart Walking Tour New York Gourmet Oct 29, 2012 New York By: Linda F
What a serendipitous experience. The eight members of our group, our guide Brian and certainly the food made for a magical time in midtown Manhattan.
New York Food Cart Walking Tour New York Gourmet Oct 20, 2012 New York By: Mary F
For the price of the tour, we felt very little was offered.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Oct 08, 2012 New York By: Don S
My wife and I are very happy with our experience. The description of the wine tasting sail tour in NYC was very accurate and helpful. The crew on the boat were attentive and friendly. We had a fantastic time and would recommend this experience to our friends and family.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Oct 08, 2012 New York By: Kelly B
Our experience was fantastic. The ship was gorgeous and the whole sail much fun. We will definitely go out with them again and use Cloud 9 again as well. Your selections are great and the whole process very smooth and enjoyable.
Carroll Gardens Food Tour New York Gourmet Oct 01, 2012 New York By: Arielle R
Food was delicious. If I had to suggest, I would say more of a mix of sweet and savory tastings...too many sweets when it's recommended to not eat lunch before arriving. Otherwise, the guide was knowledgeable and engaging, as well as friendly and fun.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 20, 2012 New York By: Delphine H
Perfect weather, perfect crew, perfect wine and cheese! A great way to spend your Sunday afternoon!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 11, 2012 New York By: Stephen D
Unfortunately there was not suffieient wind to do much sailing but I thought that just sitting in one place for a 1/2-hour was not the proper way to handle the situation. The real experience should have been the sail, not necessarily the wine.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 28, 2012 New York By: Loretta H
Our party would like to give a very special thank you to our cruise host, Ameera, who made sure that we enjoyed ourselves to the fullest. She was not only extremely friendly and had a great personality, but she was so understanding and made special accommodations to seat our party of 22 people together and make our mother's birthday extra special!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Aug 07, 2012 New York By: Heather B
I enjoy going to wine tastings and have a long list of wines that I purchase as a result of those wine tastings. Unfortuneately I will be unable to add any of the wines I tasted on the "wine tasting sail" to that list. Not because I did not enjoy them, but because there was no handout containing the names/descriptions/regions/etc of the wines for me to reference after the sail - although when asked the member of the crew said he would be happy to write the names down for me. Also, as an out of state guest visiting the city it would have been nice if there were small wine glasses handed out with some reference to the sail on it as a small keep sake - as many wineries hand out. Just some thoughts. We did have fun.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 24, 2012 New York By: Irene R
Not adquate information as to exactly where to get the cruise since earlier sailings were in process and sail boat was out. Not one person we asked could help us. even after showing internet directions. Interaction between crew members was great................... Interaction between crew members and guests was minimal.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 13, 2012 New York By: Richard G
We had a great time, and the weather could not have been better. The crew on the ship were very pleasant. Over all I would recommend cloud nine. Thanks for a lovely Sunday.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 12, 2012 New York By: Edward L
The sailing wine tasting was very enjoyable. It just happened to be perfect weather that day as well. I wasn't thrilled with the wines offered. But otherwise an excellent experience.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 10, 2012 New York By: Angel S
All the ingredients were there for a great experience, cool boat, good wine and cheese, beautiful weather, but the staff was not engaging enough to make the excursion as enjoyable as it should have been. They should have talked to the passengers rather than to each other, flirting should definitely be a no no while working. And why not talk about the sites along the way with some anecdotes. Also give out more wine and beer and soda.They had plenty on board but seemed to be conserving it.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jun 20, 2012 New York By: MaryJo M
We had so much fun and were pleasantly surprised with how nice the boat was and how professional the Wine Steward was as well as the Sailboat crew:)
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet May 31, 2012 New York By: Lorraine L
We thoroughly enjoyed the luncheon cruise. The food was surprisingly good, which I was not expecting. It did get very crowded around the buffet table, but there certainly was plenty for everyone. I would take this cruise again, but in the evening. I am sure it is romantic and beautiful at night with the lights of the city sparkling. The Cloud 9 Experience was part of our Christmas Gift and I highly recommend giving a Cloud 9 Experience as a gift to friends and family for a special occassion. Thank you for a lovely day.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 22, 2012 New York By: David W
The wine expert on our sail (Erin) was very knowledgeable, friendly and talkative. The crew was very pleasant and proficient. We had perfect weather, wind and the snacks were good. We have already recommended the sail experience to our friends. We are seasoned boaters with over 30 years on the water and this trip was a great way to enjoy the waters around Manhattan without any of the stress. David & Judy
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 15, 2012 New York By: Michael R
My wife and I loved the experience. The wine tasting was excellent and everyone was very helpful. We will recomend this to others and will return to NYC to enjoy this again.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Apr 04, 2012 New York By: Lynette O
We had such a great time!! We will be booking a nice lunch cruise in June.
New York Food Cart Walking Tour New York Gourmet Apr 04, 2012 New York By: Amie W
Well done you should feel proud.. Thanks for having us..
New York Food Cart Walking Tour New York Gourmet Jan 12, 2012 New York By: Heather J
My boyfriend and I had a blast! Not only was our tour guide friendly and fun, but very informative. The food was amazing and we were able to contribute to the local businesses. Will be definitely be doing this again.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Oct 09, 2011 New York By: Kathleen G
we've been on many sailing vessels that were actual three/four stack sailboat but were also equipped to handle the passengers in comfort. This sail boat had you sitting where ever you could find a seat! And with the winds and weather we experienced the day of sailing, it was quite uncomfortable at times. The staff on the other hand were very good and tried their best to make the experience a pleasant one.
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Oct 07, 2011 New York By: Joan D
The whole process from booking to the actual sail was such a pleasant experience. I would surely recommend this as it was an enjoyable day.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Sep 20, 2011 New York By: Patty C
The staff and crew were excellent. Although I certainly wouldn't want a sight-seeing type atmosphere, a few comments on what we were looking st would have been helpful. All in all, it was done very nicely.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Sep 12, 2011 New York By: Mariel H
I originally purchased this experience (2 Hour NYC Lunch Cruise) as a 25th birthday present to my husband, but we were not able to take part in it. I gave the experience to my mother and stepfather as a present, all which they LOVED! Their experience was amazing and they could not stop talking about it for days. I will definitely book this same experience for my husband and I for the next time we go to NYC.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet Aug 09, 2011 New York By: Elaine B
Booking my experience with Cloud 9 was so pleasant and easy. One, two three I received my confirmation. I enjoyed my Spirit of New York lunch cruise so much. The food was fine, the dancing was fun and the crew was friendly and accommodating. I would so recommended Cloud 9 to anyone who will listen. Looking forward to booking another experience soon. Thank you
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Jul 25, 2011 New York By: Neeraj M
Everybody in the Yacht from the captain to the hostess were great!! They made my husband's 40th bday a memorable day:)
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 20, 2011 New York By: Laura I
The sailing experience was much more than I expected. There was plenty of wine and cheese and the servers were very friendly, professional and the connoisseur, she was very educated about her wine. 4 stars. I'm telling everyone I know.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jul 12, 2011 New York By: Catherine M
The Sailboat trip was a gift for my 70th Birthday. Due to medical problems on my husband's part we were not able to book 2 years ago. Then we did not book on time for the event this year. My out of pocket cost was $50.00. We live appox. 60 miles north of the Big Apple in Putnam county. The drive down was awesome even the parking garage you recommended was great. We picked the best day to take the trip and met a wonderful couple from Texas. This couple forfited the morning ride because people came onboard without paying and wouldn't fess up and leave. Go figure! My first job in 1958 was on 99 Wall Street prior to the Twin Towers going up. It was really great going back in time and being in Battery Park and dining at the Merchants River House Bistro. They deserve a **********rating. Catherine & Joe P.S. We celebrated 50 years of marriage in May. 53 years ago we would meet on our lunch break in Battery Park. The whole day was really special for both of us. "Thanks for the memories"!...................
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jun 28, 2011 New York By: David B
Great experience! Would have liked to taste more wines though.
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Jun 23, 2011 New York By: Sunshine N
We had a great time! The sail was great, staff were friendly, and the brunch was very good. Highly recommend.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Jun 23, 2011 New York By: Lee R
Despite the extremely cold and wet conditions, the wine-cruise was great. The seating on deck was neither safe,comfortable nor adequate for the number of people on the tour. The wine and snacks were good as were the views.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 31, 2011 New York By: James B
This experience was billed as two things: a sail around lower Manhattan for two hours on an interesting old schooner, and a wine tasting by a "published" wine guide using wines from one of the oldest wine importers in New York. The sail was OK although when we got there we found that while they could take 48, they didn't have seating for 48 so many would have to stand or sit on the deck. Overall the accommodations were not that comfortable. The wine tasting part was a bust. The "published" wine guide turned out to be a pleasant young girl who had lived or vacationed briefly in France, and the wines were very unimpressive $5 bottles of less than ordinary wine. The whole experience was way more expensive than it should have been for what it was. On the plus side the weather was good and the view of the Statue of Liberty was excellent.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 24, 2011 New York By: Stephanie L
Our sailboat trip, even though it was cold and bad weather, was still an amazing experience. I can't wait to do it again!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet May 24, 2011 New York By: Betty C
Erin, our wine guide, was excellent - so friendly and extremely knowledgable. We had a really fun time despite the unseasonable rainy weather. We are considering going again with my husband's parents in September.
New York Lunch Cruise New York Gourmet May 23, 2011 New York By: Krissy M
My fiance and I had one of the best days of our lives attending this lunch cruise. I thank you very much for the experience and highly recommend it. The staff was extremely talented and friendly, food was delicious, the tour was spectacular. I have nothing but positive things to say about Cloud 9. Thank you!
Champagne Brunch Sail New York Gourmet Jul 06, 2010 New York By: Leslie W
It was a beautiful peaceful sail around the harbor and Statue of Liberty. We enjoyed it very much.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Dec 31, 1969 New York By: Marcia P
We had a wonderful time. We had a beautiful day and really enjoyed ourselves.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Dec 31, 1969 New York By: Stephanie S
We had a great time on the wine sail around Manhattan! The weather was great and the wine was delicious.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Dec 31, 1969 New York By: Nieves
My husband and I could not have had a better experience this day. The weather was priceless, the staff was beyond welcoming and the ride was smooth. We advise this experience to anyone looking for a romantic getaway.
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Dec 31, 1969 New York By: Rachel M
My boyfriend and I absolutely enjoyed our evening on the Schooner, we loved the variety of cheeses paired with the wines and most importantly the views! Every crew member was super friendly and very informational and helpful. We did the 4pm wine tasting this past Saturday but would love to try the other sails they offer!
Wine Tasting Sail New York Gourmet Dec 31, 1969 New York By: James C
The staff and entire event was great! I highly recommend it for any occasion!
Hoboken Historical Food Tour New York Gourmet Dec 31, 1969 New York By: Nancy P
We really enjoyed our visit to Hoboken and hearing about the history of the town and seeing many of the remaining mom and pop shops. We especially liked our visit to the mozzarella bosses shop. This tour would be even better if we got to meet more of the owners of the stores and hearing their stories.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Nancy, Thank you for sharing! I'm glad you had a fun time. I'm sure meeting the owners was a great perk and I'd be happy to pass your suggestion on to the tour company. Warm Regards, Inah
Hoboken Historical Food Tour New York Gourmet Dec 31, 1969 New York By: Charles B
Granted, Hoboken NJ is not Disneyland or New York, but it is filled with interesting history and cultural artifacts that have survived The Great Depression, Hurricane Sandy, and a yuppie invasion. Avi was very knowledgeable as a guide, having a background in the restaurant/food industry, and made the tour quite interesting. My only suggestion was that the food consumption should be more evenly spaced during the walking instead of bunched up toward the end. The booking/confirmation process through Cloud 9 was initially less than satisfactory. I received this experience as a Christmas gift in December 2015. I booked and confirmed my redeem date weeks in advance of June of 2016, for which I had to drive to NJ from Ohio--over 6 hours. On the day of my arrival (day before the tour), I received a call that the experience had been cancelled due to lack of participants. Given the distance I had to travel, that was completely unacceptable. Interestingly, I ended up in Hoboken that Saturday anyway when I heard about the Hoboken Music and Arts Fair. Could THAT have been the reason for the cancellation? Hopefully, communication between Cloud 9 and its subcontractors (Mangia Hoboken) has improved since then.