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 taken your turn at the wheel of a historic clipper ship? Take a deep breath, feel the massive, heroic boat beneath you and get ready for an epic experience suited to every type of adventure-seeker. Originally designed for hauling lumber, the Clipper City has a sturdy, big-ship feel that 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 and 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. Our masts reaching towards the sky, we just fit under Brooklyn Bridge by a few meters when the tide is just low enough! This large sailboat has waist-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, and soda.
Sailing fits easily into your downtown itinerary. Steps from Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and the South Street Seaport, the Clipper City departs from Pier 35 just North of the Manhattan Bridge on the East River Waterfront Esplanade.
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 has recently been refurbished.
WHO IS CLIPPER CITY BEST SUITED FOR?
Large groups, 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.