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Embark on a unique sailing adventure with this craft beer cruise of New York Harbor. Take in fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge from aboard a replica of a historic tall ship — one of the largest vessels in the country. As you sail, taste six different New York craft beers served with cheese and charcuterie form a local Brooklyn deli. You can even take a turn at the helm if you like!

Highlights

  • New York City craft beer sailing tour
  • Sail along New York Harbor aboard a classic vessel featuring a sweeping deck and full bar
  • Sip six craft beers, including ales and lagers, paired with cheese and charcuterie
  • Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Help raise the sails or take a turn at the helm
  • The tall ship fits 150 people, making it the largest of its kind in the US!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Skip the big motorized yachts and instead glide along the harbor on a classic tall ship. With a great selection of craft beers and great views of the harbor, this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in New York City.

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What You Can Expect

Craft Beer Sailing Cruise in New York City

Set sail for fun aboard the tall ship Clipper City

Beer lovers, prepare to set sail on a memorable and tasty New York adventure! Make your way to the port at Battery Park to board the 158-foot-long (48-meter) Clipper City. With room for 150 passengers, the replica tall ship is among the largest ceiling vessels in the United States and is modeled after the giant lumber schooners of the 19th century. 

Settle in among the many seats or on the wraparound deck as the ship cruises around New York Harbor. Take in unbeatable views of the sights that have welcomed many a seafarer throughout the years, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and city skyscrapers. 

Savor onboard tastings of six different craft beers locally produced in New York. You might just find your new favorite among the ales and lagers hand-picked from breweries like the Empire Brewing Company, Southampton Publick House, KelSo of Brooklyn, Fire Island Beer Company, Lake Placid Brewery, and Keegan Ales. Beer is paired with artisan cheeses, charcuterie and nuts from a gourmet Brooklyn deli.

At the end of the nearly 2-hour cruise, set foot back on solid ground when the ship docks at Battery Park.

Customer Reviews

luvmi2grls

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a great time! Looking forward to booking another!

David D H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great way to spend an afternoon in New York city. My husband even got to help hoisting the sails and the views were magnificent

Alice J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Cruise very enjoyable and the beer was good too

Brenda Harwood H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had a really good time on this tour. I did not expect the beer samples to be as large as they were, and the staff on the boat were friendly and helpful. It appeared you could have more than one sample of each beer if you wanted it. The tapas-type snacks were plentiful and well-presented. There is not a lot of seating on the boat, but it seemed like there were always seats available - it appeared most people preferred to stand and socialize. We had good weather so that was a bonus - might not be quite so much fun in the rain as there is little shelter on the deck. You can get some great photos of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline from the boat. All in all, I would recommend this tour as it is a lot of fun, whether or not you like beer.

samiam79 USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

We had a GREAT time on the sailing tour around NYC. At first, after booking the tour, I received a call that the tour was overbooked. We were extremely disappointed at first. However, Tom (owner?) got on the phone and took care of us.

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to enjoy a nice afteroon around NYC and enjoying local beers.

Timetable Tim United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

A fantastic afternoon in NYC! I did the craft beer sail and enjoyed everything about the experience.The atmosphere on board was relaxed and the tall ship very spacious. The beer tasting was both fun and informative and there was guided commentary both about the beers we tasted and the sights we sailed past. I would definitely recommend this trip if you are in Manhattan on a summer's weekend.

LYNDA 'BEAR' G

4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

What was good ~ Friendly helpful cruise crew; weather fantastic; food okay; beer 4 good ones 2 horrible ones (matter of taste, I'm sure).

What was bad ~ At the ticket booth, two of my others travelers where told to go to Pier 16 rather than Pier 17.
That was not so good!

Tracy G

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2014

The sailing cruise was good, but the beer tasting.......well, we ended up throwing the beers overboard, they were terrible, and we didn't fancy any of the snacks!!!
Also, not enough seating for all.

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