What to expect

An invigorating sailing getaway that fits into your busy New York schedule.

You'll motor off the seawall and catch the wind. That's when we raise the sails and cut the engine and the fun really begins. The shoreline shrinks… the sky gets bigger… everything opens up and you'll gain a whole new perspective. Experience New York majestically, with the breeze in your hair. Smell the salt air. There's no guided megaphone tour. Just the captain giving commands and the crew hauling and heaving the sails. All enhanced by Manhattan's beautiful sights before you. Be part of an authentic experience instead of a manufactured one.

Amazing views of the Statue of Liberty.
Every sail provides breathtaking views of the landmarks of New York Harbor, including an up-close view of Lady Liberty. As we sail past Liberty Island, you will be amazed by your clean, clear vantage point of this stellar monument. And in case you're wondering, there's no such thing as a bad picture from a beautiful sailboat.

Step onboard-right here in Lower Manhattan.
Both the Clipper City and Shearwater depart from Downtown Manhattan. With Manhattan by Sail, you don't have to go out of your way to go a world away.

Bar, refreshments and snacks.
You may bring your own food aboard our sailboats. Reasonably-price ice cold refreshments, alcohol and select snacks are available for purchase.

Remember, this is an outdoor experience.
On-board, you'll feel wind, water, sun and occasionally, a rain shower. As you cruise, calm waters may erupt from a school of fish in a feeding frenzy, with gulls diving in to join them. You may even see a harbor seal.

Tradition, History & Passion.
At Manhattan by Sail, we sail the boat traditionally. We employ crew members who LOVE sailing and enjoy sharing that passion with our guests. As our passenger, we hope you will share in that passion.

Ready to be inspired and sail?

Reserve Clipper City.

Reserve Shearwater.


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