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See the best of New York City aboard a historic sailing ship on this cruise around New York Harbor. Choose from one of four sailing options: afternoon, twilight, Harbor Lights and a fully narrated New York City history tour. Enjoy incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, plus landmarks like One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and much more. Help raise the sails or even take a turn navigating the ship.


  • Sail across New York Harbor
  • New York's only tall ship, built using plans from the Smithsonian Museum
  • Breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan skyline
  • Help raise the sails or take a turn at the helm!
  • Daytime, Twilight, Harbor Lights, and fully narrated options available

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What You Can Expect

Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sailing Cruise

Hoist the rigging and feel the wind in your sails on this sailing cruise

Set sail on New York City’s waters on board the Clipper City. Departing from Slip 2 on the south side of Battery Park, this sightseeing voyage explores New York Harbor with outstanding views of the Big Apple’s best attractions.

The original Clipper City was built as a lumber-hauling cargo schooner just before the start of the Civil War. It was then rebuilt from the original plans, which were on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, and more recently refurbished to the modern-day sailing vessel on this tour. The new and improved Clipper City is 158 feet (47 m) long and 120 feet (36 m) high and can accommodate 130 passengers, more than any other sailboat of its kind in the United States. There are four sailing options to choose from.

On the 1.5-hour afternoon sail, enjoy beautiful views of New York City landmarks from one of two decks. The 2-hour twilight/sunset cruise offers a full bar to enjoy a happy hour beverage. New York City lights up for the 1.5-hour Harbor Lights sail. The full bar is open on this cruise, too. And finally, the narrated New York City history tour provides an education to go with the incredible scenery.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a great way to see the New York City skyline and Statue of Liberty - out on the water onboard a beautiful sailing ship! This is the second time we've taken this excursion and will definitely do it again the next time we're in The Big Apple.

Helen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a great 90 mins! Crew and the whole ambiance was excellent would do it again.

Ronald T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tall ship cruise was spectacular. My grandson was able to help with the sails and steer the ship with the captain. This is certainly the best way to see the Statue of Liberty!

Nicholas L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing experience and well worth the cost!
Dr. Nick

catherine r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour, good value for money.

Trevor V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Statue of Liberty from a clipper ship Magnificent

Diana C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It's was a great sailing tour! It was so relaxing and calm for being ny. The boat was grest condition. I would definitely recommend this tour to a friend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absoloutley loved this brilliant way to see statue of liberty and Brooklyn bridge from another angle after walking it the day before would definately recommend to anyone visiting NYC.

Samantha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great trip - friendly staff, lovely ship, good facilities. Would recommend this as an alternative to the other standard cruises. Much more relaxing.

Renee K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My 14 y/o daughter and I took this cruise on 8/28/15. It was beautiful! We had a lot of fun and it was something different to do in the city. I'd recommend it!

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