City Lights Sail Aboard the Classic Schooner Shearwater

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City Lights Sail Aboard the Classic Schooner Shearwater

From $45 per person

See the famous skyline of New York City lit up from the historic schooner Shearwater's teak deck on your 90-minute cruise. The bustle and noise of the city turns to silence as we slip out into the Hudson, cut the engines and unfurl our sails.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 1.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Big Apple skyline lit up
  • Sail aboard a meticulously maintained, 82-foot, 1929 vintage sailboat
  • Choose your complimentary drink from a selection of beer, wine and soft drinks.
  • Enjoy a 90-minute cruise.
Full description
See the famous skyline of New York City lit up from the historic schooner Shearwater's teak deck. The bustle and noise of the city turns to silence as we slip out into the Hudson, cut the engines and unfurl our sails on your 90-minute cruise. Enjoy breathtaking close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and other gems or the harbor while sipping your complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine or soft drink). Hand built in 1929 from native hardwoods, the 82-foot schooner Shearwater harkens back to a bygone era of yachting. One of New York City’s only floating designated landmarks, Shearwater has been taking New Yorkers and the city’s visitors sailing in the harbor since 2001.
Includes
  • 90-minute cruise
  • Professional captain and crew
  • 1 complimentary beverage (beer, wine and soft drinks)
  • Crew gratuity
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    The Shearwater is located on the south side of the North Cove Marina, at the end of Liberty Street on the Hudson River, Downtown Manhattan.

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    Know before you go

    • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time and check in at the Shearwater dock to exchange your voucher for a boarding pass. The Shearwater is docked on the south side of the North Cove Marina at the World Financial Center. You must have a boarding pass in order to board the Shearwater.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 6 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      5/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
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    It was just gorgeous!

    Even if it was only a short trip and the sailing time was very short. I would recommend it anytime. The sailing ship glides quietly in front of Manhattan, the view is great, the staff courteous and extremely nice. Could have sailed on for hours. We had originally booked Manhattan by Night, but that was canceled (without a reason), but it was also good during the day when the sun was great. Possibly one can also offer longer tours. For example, I would want to go around Manhattan one day, I don't know whether something like this is possible.

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    August 27, 2013

    Wrong time in the mail!

    A confirmation email with the wrong time was sent to me. In the evening. The sailing ship had already left for 20 minutes. Hopefully at least one refund.

    September 17, 2016

    The trip and crew were fantastic!

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    July 14, 2014

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