“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline.” – Ayn Rand

Thanks to Manhattan by Sail New Yorkers and out-of-towners can easily experience both the sunset and the sights. Step onboard Manhattan by Sail’s Clipper City Tall Ship and Shearwater Classic Schooner to experience New York from a new perspective and enjoy the New York City skyline directly from the Hudson River.

Give your city lungs a break and hop aboard either the majestic Clipper City Tall Ship, reaching 120 feet in height and 158 feet in length, or the Shearwater Classic Schooner, a classic Newport-style yacht, for an afternoon or evening of sailing fun. Give in to the lull of the waters and allow your body and mind to drift away from office worries and commuter nightmares. Set sail on the Hudson and see New York like you’ve never seen her before. We guarantee you’ll discover a new way to unwind.

If the calm of the water or waft of the ocean isn’t enough to sign you up, perhaps you’ll enjoy the great selection of beer on tap. Oh, yes, there’s that. Both Clipper City and Shearwater Schooner are alcohol-friendly and sell beer on deck, as well as offer weekend brunch sails, happy hour events and craft beer tastings. In fact, Manhattan by Sail offers several thematic ride options, including day sail, night sail, twilight sail, champagne sail, burlesque sail and jazz sail – unique experiences for every New Yorker.

Each sail lasts about 1.5- 2.5 hours and adult tickets begin at $39; sails depart from either The Battery in Battery Park or the North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place.

It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque setting – even in New York.

Thank you to Manhattan by Sail and the amazing crew on deck. If you’re in New York or planning a trip, make sure to add this nautical adventure to your itinerary and prepare to see New York like you’ve never seen her before.


Clipper City Tall Ship:

The Battery, Slip 2 (Battery Park)

Lower Manhattan, NY

Shearwater Classic Schooner:

North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place

Lower Manhattan, NY


(212) 619-6900


Please visit the Manhattan by Sail website below for a full schedule.



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