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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 two afternoon departure times. 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!

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.

On this 1.5-hour afternoon sail, enjoy beautiful views of New York City landmarks from one of two decks.

Customer Reviews

Tom R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We did not sail on the Tall Ship. The directions lead us to the small Schooner, which was great experience. The crew was fantastic, friendly, informative, and on their game. The Captain was a joy to talk with. That's the Boat and Crew. Trying to find the Tall ship was a disaster. I had to call to find directions, which lead us to the smaller Schooner. There needs to be much better directions to the whereabouts of each of the ships.

Norma L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

this was great, very peaceful. Truly enjoyed this cruise. RIght about of time.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I am a New Yorker, born and bred. I have also traveled throughout Europe, Thailand, Tahiti, Africa and Israel and it takes a lot to impress me.
This simple, inexpensive side trip did.
Great for adults only and adults with kids.
Fireman Rob

Adam V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A lovely voyage on beautiful boat. A little more information about what we were seeing would have been nice but then it could also have spoilt the tranquility.

Sandra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful sailing experience when they hoist the sails. So much better than being on a sightseeing boat in the hatbout. Will go against hopefully on a windy day.

David V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a very relaxing way to see Manhattan.

katherine t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

It was my favorite part of my trip! I'd taken the tour around the statue before on the tour boats but this was a much more fun adventure!

Amy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Great cruise, lovely staff and plenty of cocktails to choose from, all nautical themed. I would definitely recommend this trip for either a nice hour sailing, or a good way to see the statue of liberty and a good vista of NYC.

Francine Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

A pleasant and relaxing way to spend an evening either alone or preferably with friends. No matter where you stand or sit on board there is plenty to see and we passed so close to the Statue of Liberty I was able to get some magical photos as the sun was setting. I've been on various water tours around Manhattan and this particular vessel was my favourite. You can move around if you wish, help raise the sails if that's your thing and take great photos. Great value for money.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was an amazing experience with the tall ship. The crew were very nice and accomodating.

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