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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  Varies
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 July 2015

What a great way to unwind after a hectic city mini tour. The water was calm, the sunset beautiful, tall ship was incredible, staff friendly, completely different view from the water. We had the most enjoyable evening. A definite must do

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a wonderful experience and exceeded my expectations!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great way to see NYC without the traffic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The cruise was fun. The crew was wonderful. My 4 year old even got to steer the ship! We got to see the best view of the city and the Statue of Liberty. I highly recommend this event.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A fantastic experience. So much better than the other boat tours. Relaxing, authentic and pleasant crew.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an amazing tour! The views of lower Manhattan at twilight are stunning and to see the Statue of Liberty with the sunset behind it? Made my trip! All I could think when I saw that and Ellis Island with the sunset behind it was what my great grandfather must have thought coming to this country. Seeing that looming in front of him. Wow. It's well worth the money. Everyone is so nice and polite. It's not a tour boat. The cruise was just people talking on the boat with one another so that was nice. It was quiet and peaceful. I'll do it again in a heartbeat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What a fabulous early evening cruise round the bay we had the crew was young but very very able seaman.they were very capable and loved what they were doing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

I wish if it is longer, got nearer to Brooklyn bridge .. Staff were friendly , thanks for amazing tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The only thing it was cancelled twice for some reason but it was good in the end

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