We will greet you at Slip 2 in Battery Park, The Battery, right next to the Statue of Liberty Ferry. You will be invited on board our clipper ship, the CLIPPER CITY TALL SHIP, given a short safety speech and orientation where questions will be answered; and we will motor off the dock and get underway. We will raise sails once we have cleared the sea wall and sail around the harbor for just under 2 hours. Day will turn to dusk and then night as you watch the sun set with Lady Liberty in the foreground. The night sky will light up and then give way as the lights of liberty and the bejeweled NYC Skyline bring you an amazing sensory experience of NYC at its best. With the wind in your hair, seagulls, buoys, foghorns and passing ships and tugboats will add to the serene and exciting respite from your busy NYC day that will leave you energized and ready for more. You will be able to walk around the vessel, order a cocktail or local draft beer and engage my knowledgeable crew with any questions you might have as we sail past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, in view of bridges and other landmarks of NY Harbor.
I, and my carefully selected crew, all hold U.S. Coast Guard issued 100-ton captain's licenses; we have been sharing our love of sailing large vintage schooners under the majestic gaze of the Statue of Liberty and the NY Skyline with locals and visitors to NY for the past 19 years. I was born and raised in NYC and first began volunteering aboard historic sailboats here in NY Harbor approximately 30 years ago. My largest boat, the CLIPPER CITY, is a 158' replica of a pre-Civil War Era boat built in 1854; she sailed until 1892. She was the fastest and largest ship of her day. Your host will be either me or one of my friendly captains. We take pride in offering an intimate, casual experience here in NY harbor as an alternative to the large ferry boat sightseeing trips to the Statue. Come down and enjoy a little part of NYC's history.
Full Bar Options
Bathrooms available on board.
Unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, Colgate Clock, NY Skyline from the deck of a replica of a pre-Civil War Era Clipper Ship. We can get the sun to set just behind the Statue. Its epic and part of the experience!
Sailing is an outdoor experience. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen, hat, etc. Please confirm trip w. AirBnB 24 hrs prior. Arrive 15 mins early.