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  • Location: New York City, New York
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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.

Highlights

  • 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, and Harbor Lights 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.

Twilight
Sail
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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Had a wonderful time, crew was great, ship was clean, a must do while in NYC!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Had a nice time sailing around the statue of liberty at night. Much more peaceful than the party boats we saw and heard. Staff were lovely. Worth doing.

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