What to expect
- Embark on a cruise through New York Harbor as a full moon hangs in the sky
- Enjoy the night feel and open water as you look off into the moonlit distance
- Rejuvenate yourself with a variety of refreshments, including two free drinks
- Experience sights and reflections of the city from the water
About this Activity
Note: The sail includes two free drinks (beer, wine, or soft drink). The exact boarding time will be the time listed above, but it is highly recommended that you arrive 15-30 min in advance to check in.
|Price||$55.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||90 min|
|Rating||24 positive reviews|
Emely J.Sunset Sail Aboard the Shearwater August 9, 2017
The boat was a little too crowded, a little too small, and it was a little hard to find. But overall, the experience was great. Awesome, breathtaking views, and the other people on board were very friendly. The staff was pretty cool too. I recommend to do this at least once in your lifetime.
Jonathan L.Daytime Statue Sail on Shearwater July 15, 2017
The boat was beautiful and the staff was super friendly and helpful. We really had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys sailing or even just being out on the water.
B G.Wine Tasting Sail March 1, 2017
We enjoyed a beautiful day and calm waters, enough wind to have the sails up. Beverages and friendly folks on board! Nice waterview of The Statue of Liberty!
SB M.Wine Tasting Sail February 24, 2017
On a fine summers day why not board a clipper ship and sail around New York Harbour? Board at Castle Clinton and sail towards Lady Liberty and back to Manhattan. A very relaxing afternoon and the backdrop is of course spectacular. Tip take sun lotion.
Susan D.Wine Tasting Sail October 16, 2016
We are a couple who are NYC born and bred. Never went to see the Statue of Liberty from Liberty Island and don't plan to. Lol. It is not necessary. In our opinion, viewing her from New York Harbor is enough, no need to climb. We love sailing also, so this day excursions was perfect.
We took the 2:15 pm tour on a beautiful October afternoon. We felt confident the crew was well trained and we were in good hands. The number of passengers was fine, we didn't feel crowded at all. Sailing with full sails up is so special. There's a cash bar so if you're in the mood for a drink, it's available.
This is no commentary, and I applaud that. The sailing is organic depending on the wind and the currents. One doesn't need a voice over the loudspeaker to ruin the mood. Most of the landmarks are easy to spot. If you want to ask the crew a question they are happy to oblige.
We were very happy with the cost of the cruise and felt it was well worth the money for the special experience.
Maureen H.Wine Tasting Sail October 5, 2016
Wonderful evening aboard. Delicious lobster roll sandwiches and beer. Bartender Playlist rocked. I highly recommend this and would do it again.
Kieran S.Wine Tasting Sail September 23, 2016
Beautiful September day sailing around the Statue of Liberty what's not to like. Really good bunch of people working on the boat , beer reasonably priced and stunning views. Loved the music that was playing too.
Rhoade S.Wine Tasting Sail September 9, 2016
The cruise was great to view the skyline and take in an unique boat ride on a sail boat. I was able to get great photos and it was relaxing. The only downside was the amount of seating available on the boat. Many people had to stand which made keeping your footing a challenge. My advice is to get there early if you want an actual place to sit. This is not a tour, so they do not tell you about the skyline or buildings. I would recommend this and would come again.
Chris C.Wine Tasting Sail September 2, 2016
Wow , highly reccomend this to see the sights
So relaxing & just enough people to enjoy this ship
The crew got passengers involved to help raise the sails as we glided across the river
It took us all around the island
Kristen S.Sunset Sail Aboard the Shearwater June 19, 2016
It was beautiful!
Stephanie T.Sunset Sail Aboard the Shearwater May 25, 2015
I liked that it was low key, no obnoxious music or partying. I just got to be on the water and enjoy the views.
It would have been good to know in advance that it's customary to tip the crew at the end. I felt bad because I didn't have any cash on me to do so.
Ireland .Wine Tasting Sail July 20, 2014
Our daughter treated us to a craft beer tasting cruise aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship. The boarding area is in Battery Park. The ship is the largest of NYC's sailing vessels at 158' with 120' tall masts and is a replica of a pre-Civil WAR lumber hauling ship. This ship can hold up to 150. We didn't have that many but it did not feel crowded. We were the first ones on and grabbed a bench to sit on. Others stood or sat on other things on deck. There were appetizers of cheese, crackers, meats, but we didn't try much of it as we'd just eaten. They have different cruises to choose from--twilight, full moon, harbor lights, kids sail, lobster/beer lovers, wine tasting, jazz, out @ sea, and burlesque! There were 5 different beers to try. There was a wonderful breeze which allowed them to use the huge sails as they are intended. We were out just shy of 2 hours and went very close to the Statue of Liberty. It was a beautiful day and we'd go again in a minute!
Monica R.Wine Tasting Sail June 9, 2014
Great experience!! Difficult to drink the wine at times, but that's part of the fun!
Cindy C.Full Moon Sail April 15, 2014
We absolutely loved this experience. We stayed at the Conrad which was walking distance to where the boat was docked. We did the evening cruise which served white wine/beer/soda. It was absolutely beautiful to see the Statue of Liberty at night and it was extra special because it was my husband's birthday. You would never guess that you were in the middle of Manhattan with how quiet and peaceful it was on the Hudson. I would recommend this as well go again. Absolutely the best!
Amir B.City Lights Sail January 12, 2014
I did the city lights tour. It was relaxing and calm. They only take you straight out to statue of liberty and back, I was hoping to cruise around harbor, under Brooklyn bridge etc.. To see the "city lights". I did have a good time over all.
L M.Champagne Brunch Sail October 3, 2013
We had an awesome time!! 4 women from Alabama on a girls trip to NYC and this was one of our favorite activities. The crew was exceptional ! Jeff, Hunter, Levi and our lovely captain, were friendly, polite, very helpful and just darn fun!! I plan to return to NYC in June with my daughters and grand-daughter and this will definitely be one of our stops! Thanks for a very fun and enjoyable time.
Grace H.Full Moon Sail August 16, 2013
After a long day of exploring the city, my girlfriend and I were almost considering foregoing the evening tall ship sail. Luckily, we decided to come out anyway, and were we in for a lovely night! The ship set sail at 9pm. We came on deck and I felt like I was immediately transported back 200 years. The deck was open to the lovely night air, and as we sailed out the beautiful manhattan skyline stretched before us. The boat was wonderfully silent (no loud music or tour guide explanations). All we could hear was the sound of the ocean lapping against the side of the ship. Then silently, and expertly, the young crew raised the sails up (lots of strength was needed). In the beautiful summer night, our ship slipped, silently towards the Statue of Liberty. We got some amazing photos (the crew members offered to take some of us). Then lots of deep breaths of ocean air, before our lovely sail back to port. DEFINITELY a must do for a romantic evening in New York!
K O.Daytime Statue Sail on Shearwater October 5, 2012
Fabulous way to experience one part of NYC on the Hudson River. You will see the Statue of Liberty with lots of photo opportunities. Depending on which side you sit on the boat the New York skyline looks amazing too. A beautiful sail to enjoy the city. I was on the 12:30-2:00 sail time on a beautiful sunny October day.
Gina M. L.Daytime Statue Sail on Shearwater August 5, 2012
A friend from out of town was visiting, and this was on her tourist destination list. I actually love being a tourist in my own town, but afterwards I was asking myself, "Why haven't I done this before?" The boat was well maintained and we were comfortable on board -- not too overcrowded. It's just wonderful to see the city, Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge from the water. And we had a gorgeous sunset, to boot.
Justin T.Champagne Brunch Sail July 5, 2017
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Vedapal M.Daytime Statue Sail on Shearwater August 7, 2015
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Brittany S.City Lights Sail July 11, 2015
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Jessica D.Champagne Brunch Sail May 11, 2015
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Justin R.Champagne Brunch Sail June 16, 2014
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