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Shearwater and Clipper City NYC Private Boat Charters

Let's Plan Your Event

Sail New York City in Style with a Customized Private Sailing Charter!

With the sails unfurled, the sweeping deck and full bar make for welcoming and comfortable gatherings; you and your guests will sail the harbor, past the Statue of Liberty and beyond, enjoying a wide range of beverage and catering options.  Curated private charters available from $8,000 on Clipper City and $5,000 on the Shearwater.

Perfect For:

  • Social & Corporate Events
  • Team Building
  • Weddings, Bachelorettes & Rehearsal Dinners
  • Photo & Film locations
  • Product Launches

Our Boats: Shearwater and Clipper City

The Shearwater is a graceful Newport-style schooner built in 1929, perfect for groups up to 49 passengers. Have your wedding, birthday, or corporate event on board this classic, Gatsby-era sailing ship as she makes her way to the Statue of Liberty and around Manhattan, taking in the sights and sounds of the harbor. If your party is larger than 49, consider our larger boat, the tall ship Clipper City.

The original Clipper City was built as a cargo schooner in 1854, just prior to the Civil War. Rebuilt and refurbished from the original plans which were borrowed from the Smithsonian Institution, at 158 feet, the Clipper City is an epic venue to host up to 149 guests on a sailing adventure around New York Harbor. Parties and events on our historic tall ships are absolutely breathtaking.

On both of our boats, safety is a priority. Crew are trained and fully licensed/ Vessels are inspected by USCG and equipped with First Aid, Firefighting, Lifesaving, & Personal Flotation Devices. There is a safety speech given prior to departure and Captain and Crew will give instruction as needed.


Fill out our Event Request Form by clicking on the button below and our event producer will be in touch with you shortly thereafter.


Open Bar and Catering

Whether your event calls for a simple snacks, a casual lunch, or elegant hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, you can count on a dining experience every bit as memorable as the sail itself. Click here to view our menu.