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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 one of four sailing options: afternoon, twilight, Harbor Lights and a fully narrated New York City history tour. 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!
  • 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

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. There are four sailing options to choose from.

On the 1.5-hour afternoon sail, enjoy beautiful views of New York City landmarks from one of two decks. The 2-hour twilight/sunset cruise offers a full bar to enjoy a happy hour beverage. New York City lights up for the 1.5-hour Harbor Lights sail. The full bar is open on this cruise, too. And finally, the narrated New York City history tour provides an education to go with the incredible scenery.

Customer Reviews

Laura M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is an amazing experience! Anyone who loves the water and boating will truly appreciate this trip. My only suggestion to make it better is better directions and signs for the slip where the boat is to be met as it is not clear when you get to Battery Park where to go as the slips are not marked by number. Thanks to the crew for a truly great cruise!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is the way to sail the NY harbor....without the crowds. Help lift the sails and have a nice cool drink while seeing the best scenery around. Fun especially if you have a group.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great trip! 7pm tour was fantastic for seeing the Statue of Liberty at Sunset and the Manahttan skyline as it started to light up. Highly recommended.

Emily T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was great!!! Had been to NYC once before, but, this cruise was the icing to the cake. The mini bar and the staff made the adventure a time to remember forever. Not over crowded, just perfect for the day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was very nice. The crew was efficient in their tasks on board and very respectful. One mate even told a passenger to please put her cigarette OUT!!

Nicole G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Awesome trip! Flew in that afternoon from Munich and only had 24 hrs in NY - GREAT WAY to spend a layover here ❤️

Susan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Relaxing and fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan.

eileen s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Diana W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent, I was scared of going on a boat ride. This was my first experience and we enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly and courteous.

Dawnn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I loved it! It was beautiful. I do think that the crew should have a skyline and geographic oration about the bldgs, their history, etc....on the other was nice to just enjoy the beauty! I took the 4:30 excursion. Absolutely beautiful.

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