Classes & Activities in New York City

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    Daytime Statue Sail on Clipper City

    Manhattan By Sail
    Want to see New York Harbor from a traditional sailing vessel? Take a step back in time and sail on New York's only tall ship; you know, the kind with tall masts and sails that sailors would ride down with their swords by their sides. The spacious main deck, or quarter deck, will provide the perfect lookout space to view the modern city in a way that bears a classic feel. Enjoy yourself, because the vintage sailing feeling this experience will provide you with may leave you with nostalgic nautical feelings for the past.
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    Whiskey Tasting on the Shearwater Schooner

    Manhattan By Sail
    New York City is experiencing a renaissance in the art of libation creation, and the good whiskey distillers of this amazing, innovative city want to share with you what they've been cooking up! For your sail, the booze experts will introduce you to a select local micro-distillery, highlighting their whiskey against other brands. Compare side-by-side tastings of one micro distilled whiskey, one small batch whiskey, and one mass produced whiskey to learn how to detect the nuances in each's flavor. Select your preference before enjoying two whiskey cocktails tailored to your personal taste. While you drink, listen to fascinating expert information about the distilling process, the flavors that you taste, the history of the booze, and all about NYC's alcoholic past. Need the deal to be sweetened? On board you'll also pair chocolate truffles with your whiskey!
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    Sunset Sail Aboard the Shearwater

    Manhattan By Sail
    There are few sights as stunning as New York City at dusk. But nothing compares to the city and its iconic vistas in the twilight aboard a silent sailboat! Unwind from a hard day at work or begin your nightlife adventure on a magnificent vessel in the New York City Harbor. Immerse yourself in the beautiful sights like the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. To make the night even more extravagant, enjoy a cash bar of beer, wine, champagne, and soft drinks. Fall in love all over again with this fantastic city and become inspired by the once in a lifetime view of the harbor at sunset. You've never seen the city quite like this!
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    Wine Tasting Sail

    Manhattan By Sail
    Add some elegance to your lazy Sundays, and set sail on the New York Harbor for an afternoon of wine and relaxation. 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!
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    Daytime Statue Sail on Shearwater

    Manhattan By Sail
    It's time for a break from the hectic vibes of the city to see New York City from a different perspective on this pleasant daytime sail. Take the relaxing opportunity to view the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Manhattan skyline from the comfortable, close-up views of your sailing vessel. This intimate sail will prove to be the best way to experience New York's magnificent harbor, while taking in the fresh air and sunlight. Come explore New York from a new angle filled with nautical charm and thrilling flavor!
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    Bubbles and Bites Cruise

    Manhattan By Sail
    Experience a classic New York tradition, Bites, in a whole new way! Step back in time aboard the 1929 luxury yacht, the Shearwater, as you take a leisurely cruise around the New York Harbor. Enjoy a plentiful, classic NYC Bites items, coffee service, juice and soft drinks, as well as an open bubbly bar. Slowly sip your mimosas and take in the New York skyline. Plan your next romantic date or rally some friends to jump aboard the Shearwater. All aboard!
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    Burlesque Sail

    Manhattan By Sail
    If you've ever been to a burlesque show, you can agree with the following statement: "When it comes to burlesque, things can get pretty downright entertaining." Now imagine a burlesque and variety show... on the water! That's what this cruise offers, along with drink specials, a DJ spinning tunes to '60s action, spy and surf rhythms, and much more. This is the adventure your imagination has been dreaming of. Dress up like your seductive heroes with the option of 1960s-70s glamour attire, femme fatale, secret agent, or villain chic, and get this party started.
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    Happy Hour Sail aboard the Shearwater

    Manhattan By Sail
    Alcohol and sailing has been a thing since before prehistoric times -- it's time to carry on tradition! Keep your rum hand filled on the Shearwater as you and other adventurers set out on a booze cruise through New York City Harbor. Sail past the beautiful Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty as you take in the refreshing breeze with (even more) refreshing drinks. Enjoy half price drink specials and a wide array of options to choose from. Along with like-minded drinking enthusiasts, sail smoothly into the start of your weekend with a post-work party on board Manhattan's most elegant sailing ship.
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    Twilight Sail

    Manhattan By Sail
    Since childhood, our minds are ingrained with the idea that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. However, in New York City, from the vantage point of the harbor, it seems as if that concept couldn't be further from the truth. On this Twilight cruise, it'll feel like New York City is the center of the world. Experience the sight of twilight resonating from the city skyline. You'll have a full bar at your disposal offering a variety of choices available for purchase. Drink in the refreshing breeze as it smoothly presses against your face. Watch night fall on the city as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty and embrace views of Manhattan like never before.
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    Craft Beer Tasting Sail

    Manhattan By Sail
    Cheers to the scenic view of the NYC skyline! Aboard New York's largest sailing vessel, you'll be introduced to the wonderful world of craft beer. Urban Oyster's craft beer experts will assist you in learning about the history and production of delicious brews worldwide. With over 1,500 brewers across the country, choosing and appreciating beer has become an art form that rivals wine. While enjoying a relaxed sail across the harbor, you'll taste several delicious ales and lagers, and even pair them with charcuterie and authentic cheese. Does it get any better than this?
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    Jazz Sail

    Manhattan By Sail
    You are the opposite of ordinary; you are extraordinary. It only makes sense that your night matches your uniqueness. On this occasion, embark on a concert cruise around New York City. Now, that's more like it! Sit back, relax, enjoy the refreshing breeze, and listen to live jazz music played by professional musicians. With the backdrop of the NYC skyline, this is truly a remarkable experience. See the sights, embrace the music, and listen to the cool rhythms of bebop, smoky blues, ballads, and other jazz standards. See -- and hear the city... like never before.
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    Lobster & Beer Lovers Sail

    Manhattan By Sail
    Once the spring and summer roll around, our brains start signaling the following automatic thoughts: must - eat - lobster... must - drink - beer; it's second nature to us humans. That's why, on this cruise, you truly get the two most delicious things one can have in warm weather: lobster and beer! Experience a cruise around New York City, with some of the most fascinating sights to date, filled with Maine-style lobster rolls, unlimited craft beer, and much, much more. Enjoy the breeze, the delicious food and beer, and seize the day!
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    City Lights Sail

    Manhattan By Sail
    Are you ready to have a New York minute feel like an hour? Set sail on a nighttime cruise and capture the city's transcendent lights, out on the water, maintaining a tranquil atmosphere. Journey onto the Hudson River and look out at the illuminated skyline for breathtaking visual pleasure. Experience an escape from from the bustling city. Whether it's the end to an exciting day or the relaxing finish to a long one, you'll feel New York City's quieter vibes in a way that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and blissful.
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    City Lights

    Manhattan By Sail
    You are the opposite of ordinary, you are extraordinary. It only makes sense that your night matches your uniqueness. On this occasion, embark on an equally extraordinary cruise around New York City, and see the most famous skyline in the world light up the sky. Escape the bustle and noise of the busy city, and embrace the complete and utter silence as you kick back, relax, and enjoy the reflection of the city lights. Slip out into the East River and drink in views of the city that a photograph could only hope to recreate.
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    Champagne Brunch Sail

    Manhattan By Sail
    What's a better way to start your Sunday than with a brunch on the open water? Sail off into the scenic, cityscape's surrounded waters of Manhattan while nourishing your mind and body with beautiful views, delicious foods, mimosas, and cocktails. The buffet brunch has a classic New York feel. You'll be able to indulge in a variety of assorted muffins, homemade breads, bagels, salmon, and assorted meats and cheeses. There will be plenty of coffee and tea to quench your thirst, along with an open Prosecco bar. Take the perfect weekend sail to ease your mind from the hectic feel of the city!
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    Wine and Jazz Aboard the Shearwater

    Manhattan By Sail
    You are the opposite of ordinary; you are extraordinary. It only makes sense that your night matches your uniqueness. On this occasion, embark on a concert cruise around New York City. Now, that's more like it! Sit back, relax, enjoy the refreshing breeze, and listen to live jazz music played by professional musicians. With the backdrop of the NYC skyline, this is truly a remarkable experience. See the sights, embrace the music, and listen to the cool rhythms of bebop, smoky blues, ballads, and other jazz standards. See -- and hear the city... like never before.
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