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  • Location:New York City, New York
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Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sailing Cruise

Step aboard a historic sailing ship and cruise around New York Harbor, taking in magnificent views of this grand city by day, at twilight or by night. You will enjoy breathtaking views of New York City and see the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, the Manhattan skyline and other treasures of the harbor from the decks of New York's only tall 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

Quench your thirst with a nautical-themed cocktail while taking in the majestic sights aboard the Clipper City, New York's largest and most exquisite sailing ship! A replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America's industry more than a century ago, this elegant 158-foot (47m) ship was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian Museum.

With masts and rigging reaching up to 120 feet (36m), you can experience the romance and elegance of cruising in a bygone era on this unique New York Harbor tall ship sailing cruise. The Clipper City boasts outside and covered deck space to ensure comfort even during chilly weather. Choose from 3 relaxing cruise itineraries throughout the day and enjoy great views of New York and the Statue of Liberty!

Afternoon Sail
Join your crew as they unfurl the canvas and set sail for a peaceful 1.5-hour cruise across New York Harbor. See Manhattan's skyline from the spacious main deck or raised quarter deck, and have the opportunity to snap photos of the Brooklyn Bridge and Ellis Island from the water. This is truly a unique way to see New York while you take in the best views of Lady Liberty.

As the sun sets on the City That Never Sleeps, you will leave Manhattan behind for spectacular views of the city and its harbor on this 2-hour sunset cruise. Enjoy a relaxing nautical-themed cocktail, purchased on board from the full bar, while you watch the day turn to night over Manhattan and New York Harbor from the ship's serene, spacious deck.

Harbor Lights Sail
Unwind from your day, and escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you cruise New York Harbor at night for your 1.5-hour Harbor Lights Sail. Watch Manhattan come to life from the schooner's decks as you admire the world-renowned New York City lights, with a nightcap cocktail in hand.

Narrated NYC History & Statue Sail
Come aboard and step back in time as a licensed tour guide narrates this 60-minute sail through one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Discover the rich history of the New York City Harbor and surrounding areas, its role in the creation of the nation, growth of commerce, defense, immigration and architecture.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing experience and well worth the cost!
Dr. Nick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour, good value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Statue of Liberty from a clipper ship Magnificent

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.

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.

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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