Be Part of Something Epic — The Mighty Clipper City Tall Ship Awaits!
158 FOOT L.O.A. GAFF-RIGGED SCHOONER
USCG CERTIFIED FOR 149 PASSENGERS
Have you ever hoisted a sail? Or stood beneath a 12-story mast on a historic boat? Take a deep breath, and get ready for an epic, family-friendly experience. Be part of it. With masts that are 12 stories high, you’ll feel the massive, heroic nature of the boat while enjoying a family-friendly experience. Originally designed for hauling lumber, the Clipper City has a big-ship feel and lifts you high off the water. Six crew members will be hauling on the sails, charging around and getting you involved. Rather sit back and enjoy? You can do that, too.
With a length of 158 feet with masts rising 120 feet, she can comfortably sail 149 people, the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States. You will look up and see sails that are bigger than your house. With 12-story masts, we just fit under Brooklyn Bridge by a few meters. This large sailboat has chest-high railings and provides a big, open deck (100 feet x 30 feet) with benches, hatches and a raised quarter deck where the captain steers. During your journey, we’ll fly 5,000 feet of sail.
Though you may bring your own food, the Clipper City is a nautical adventure with a full-service bar onboard. Bartenders offer reasonably-priced, ice-cold cocktails, local beer on tap, tea, coffee, soda, and pre-made nibbles.
Sailing fits easily into your downtown itinerary. Steps from the Charging Bull, 9/11 Memorial, South Street Seaport and the New York Stock Exchange, The Clipper City departs from Slip 2 at the South end of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, just West of the Staten Island Ferry terminal and Battery Gardens Restaurant. Get Directions.
The original Clipper City was built as a lumber schooner just prior to the Civil War. Our Clipper City was rebuilt from the original plans, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, and recently refurbished.
WHO IS CLIPPER CITY BEST SUITED FOR?
Families and children of all ages. This sailboat permits wheelchairs and strollers on board. For those who wish to leave strollers behind, secure stroller parking is available.