The Best River Cruises for Seniors in New JerseyJanuary 12, 2022
Many people know New Jersey for its Atlantic shoreline, but the state also boasts some of the most spectacular rivers in the country. In fact, there are actually over 240 rivers, streams, and creeks crisscrossing New Jersey’s diverse landscape.
The waterways are ideal for easy-going pontoon boat rides, sailing, and other water activities. River cruises in New Jersey are also a common way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, and they’re especially popular with seniors. New Jersey river cruises attract guests from all over the country as well as local residents.
Of the hundreds of waterways around the state, these 11 are considered “top” rivers: Hudson, Delaware, Passaic, Ramapo, Raritan, Tuckahoe, Hackensack, Manasquan, Rancocas Creek, Mullica, and Navesink. In fact, the Atrium at Navesink Harbor, one of the country’s premier retirement communities, is located on the shores of this picturesque waterway.
Seniors lucky enough to call The Atrium home know well the benefits of living near water or “blue space” as it’s called–and it’s not just a gut feeling. Research has proven that maintaining proximity to water, especially the sea, is associated with many positive measures of physical and mental well-being.
Residents of The Atrium at Navesink Harbor in Red Bank, New Jersey, enjoy a multitude of opportunities for boating and fishing. In fact, the Navesink River, as well as the state’s other popular rivers, offer myriad waterfront activities to indulge in, including relaxing day cruises.
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If river cruises for seniors interest you, browse this list of the state’s four most popular river cruise lines to explore. You’ll find options for watching the sunset, dancing, listening to live music, and more! Some of the companies also specialize in chartering their boats for private parties and celebrations–who has a milestone anniversary coming up?
- The River Lady The River Lady is a 150-passenger, 85′ authentic reproduction of a paddle wheel riverboat that cruises the Toms River and beautiful Barnegat Bay. As one of the most popular river cruises in New Jersey, it operates a full schedule during the summer months, with public cruises running each week. There are sightseeing, lunch, and dinner excursions available, and the boat can be rented for private parties.
- Classic Boat Rides Choose from two boats: the Navesink Queen, a roomy paddle wheel boat, or the Mariner, a Chesapeake Bay Dead Rise wooden boat. Like many river cruises in New Jersey, the embarkation port is the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina. Several types of day cruise options (sightseeing, sunset, live music, etc.) are available for trips along local waterways.
- Teal Cruises The company’s private cruise and charter boat, The Festiva, is available for just about any type of celebration, from weddings to anniversary parties, and more. The boat has a full kitchen to provide lunches, dinners, and cocktail hour fare. The Sunday brunch cruises are open to the public. Embarkation port is the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina.
- The River Queen Tours This pleasant river cruise in New Jersey has you floating along the beautiful, calm inland waters of the Manasquan River, Point Pleasant Canal,and Barnegat Bay. Lunch, brunch, and dinner cruises are available, with special holiday events including a New Year’s Eve cruise, and a Murder Mystery dinner cruise.
Cosmopolitan Waterfront Living Awaits You
Would you love to make taking river cruises in New Jersey a regular thing? Then come explore The Atrium at Navesink Harbor. This beautiful senior living community celebrates waterfront living in every way–we even have our own pontoon boat so residents can enjoy scenic rides on the river. Explore all the outstanding amenities we have to offer, and then contact us. We’d love to show you around!