What to expect
- Set sail for a casual, informative, and fun wine tasting on the New York Harbor
- Accompanied by a wine expert from Montesquieu, you'll expand your palate with a variety of wines across the globe
- Pair wines with cheeses and charcuterie from the famously delicious cheese shop, Stinky Bklyn
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About this Activity
Venture out with a wine expert from Montesquieu, a full-service wine group that connects American wine lovers with the best wines in the world. And what's more American than having your reds and whites on the big blue?
You'll enjoy an eclectic selection of wines from differing countries and trends, paired with cheeses and charcuterie to expand your palate.
Taste the hidden gems from Montesquieu cellars, whose vineyards are steeped in tradition, with wines reflecting unique and local culture.
Give your Sunday Funday some well'earned charm. All aboard!
Note: 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.
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|Rating||32 positive reviews|
Leah S.Champagne Brunch Sail September 10, 2017
Had a really great time. Captain and crew were great people, as well as the guests. Sailed past the classic NYC landmarks on the Hudson and East Rivers. Wine was good with some very interesting wine info as well as vessel history. Weather was amazing, which added immensely to the experience. Will do again, with more friends and family. Shout out to our sommelier, she was great
Alex N.Wine Tasting Sail September 4, 2017
Everything was great! The crew/staff were very nice and had a great depth of knowledge when it came to wine and sailing. The ship was amazing and it was nice being able to see the inside of the 80 year old ship. The views were spectacular and the ambiance on the ship was fun, energetic but safe. I would highly recommend this activity to others.
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
Sonia G.Champagne Brunch Sail September 2, 2016
I had the best experience at Shearwater-Manhattan by Sail. If you check in on YELP, you get a free beer or wine?! What?! That was a nice perk, and start of such a gorgeous experience. Staff was very friendly, and welcoming, and answered all of our random questions. You will have more locals, and peeps from Jersey on the boat. It's nice to get away from the tourists while still seeing the Statue of Liberty, and NYC. Not recommended for kiddos. More of an adult hang out spot with drinks. I also enjoyed my titanic photo with my boo thang.
Kristen S.Sunset Sail Aboard the Shearwater June 19, 2016
It was beautiful!
Barbara M.Champagne Brunch Sail June 14, 2015
We had an amazing time the crew was very friendly and helpful. We departed on time and even drinks were offer. I would do the again
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.
Angele S.Champagne Brunch Sail September 19, 2014
A welcome change from the "typical" Manhattan boat rides. The Shearwater has the NICEST crew of any company around. They go out of their way to make sure you have a drink and anything else you need (like blankets, it's windy at night).
They took amazing pictures of us as we sailed by the Statue of Liberty (including about a million retakes to get it just right!) and were so pleasant. We had a lovely evening and would definitely recommend!
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!
Chreyl M.Champagne Brunch Sail July 20, 2014
I can't recommend this harbor cruise enough... so much better than your regular run of the mill boat to Lady Liberty, etc. Took the sunset cruise with two friends and got some exquisite pictures! The crew were all very nice and very knowledgable. There were only about 48 people on board so it didn't feel crowded at all. A great, relaxing way to see the lights of the city, Lady Liberty, Ellis Island and so much more.
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.
Lindsay Z.Wine Tasting Sail September 18, 2017
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Genady T.Wine Tasting Sail August 14, 2017
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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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