Take a step back in time on New York’s only passenger tall ship. Enjoy the sailing experience of a lifetime while taking in the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and more!
AT THE BATTERY
BE PART OF SOMETHING EPIC. THE MIGHTY
CLIPPER CITY TALL SHIP AWAITS.
AT NORTH COVE
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN AN INTIMATE,
ACTIVE YACHTING EXPERIENCE.
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To Us, Sailing is About Prevailing.
At Manhattan by Sail, we’re not only a sightseeing company; we are sailors who are fortunate enough to sail the prevailing winds of the world’s most iconic harbor. We’ve been taking people sailing in New York Harbor since 1972, when a salty welder named Nick van Nes sailed his 70-ft yawl, Petrel, to The Battery. He built a dock, put up a sign… and slowly, the first sailboat in New York started to draw attention from locals.
Today, aboard the Shearwater and Clipper City, we share the joy of sailing the most beautiful harbor in the world with visitors and New Yorkers alike. But some things have remained the same since the beginning: our passion, commitment, and our caring, enthusiastic crew who sail each day with their whole hearts. At Manhattan By Sail, we welcome you aboard to share in our joyful culture and join us in falling in love with NYC over and over again.
One of the Top Boat Tours in NYC
What You Experience
SHEARWATER CLASSIC SCHOONER
CLIPPER CITY TALL SHIP