Sunset Schooner Sailing New York

Take in the Views of Sunset in New York Harbor During a Schooner Sail

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Sunset Schooner Sailing New York

Take in the Views of Sunset in New York Harbor During a Schooner Sail

5 stars rating 21 Reviews
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Watch the New York City Skyline drift by as you step aboard the beautiful Schooner Adirondack or Adirondack III; 80-foot wooden replicas of a classic turn of the century Pilot Schooner.

Departing from Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River, this relaxing two hour sunset sail in Manhattan is a wonderful way to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors while in the heart of the City. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the friendly Captain and Crew. Once everyone has found their seats, the Captain will navigate the Schooner south down the Hudson River to Battery Park, offering amazing views of New York Harbor along the way. During your cruise, you will sail past Ellis Island as you make your way to the Statue of Liberty. Wind and time permitting, you may also sail towards Governors Island and breeze by the Financial District before heading back.

This Sunset New York Sailing Experience is the perfect way to spend time out on the water and enjoy unique views of New York City. Whether you are looking for the perfect date night activity, a great way to get your evening out in the City started or a truly unique gift, this Sunset Sailing Trip is the ticket!

Who Who
The Sunset Schooner Sailing New York Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be up to 40 additional participants on the sail.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
New York, Schooner, New York

When When
The NYC Sunset Schooner Sailing is offered seven days a week from May through October. Subject to availability. Sails typically depart at 6:30 PM.

duration Duration
The New York Sunset Schooner Sail Trips have a sail length of 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2½ hours.

Weather Weather
The Sunset Schooner Sails may be rescheduled by the Captain due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat, non-marking rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this sailing adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
The fastest resident sail vessels in the New York Harbor are the Schooners Adirondack and Adirondack III. They held the record finishes in the Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race for 14 consecutive seasons (1994 - 2007). Though they are light and lively sailing vessels, they are also quite comfortable, with ample deck space and seating for up to 49. They are operated by Coast Guard certified captains and extremely friendly and talented crew.

Complimentary champagne, beer, wine, soda, and water will be provided on sails. Several rounds of drinks will be served, but this is not an unlimited booze-cruise. The aim is to create an elegant, relaxing, peaceful, and safe experience for all guests. Food is not served during the sail, but passengers are welcome to bring snacks on board.

Gratuity for the Captain & Crew is not included and is appreciated at the end of the cruise.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-124-016

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the New York Sunset Schooner Sailing Experience require seven (7) days advance notice. Reservations may only be rescheduled once.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $141


Who Who:
The Sunset Schooner Sailing New York Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be up to 40 additional participants on the sail.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The NYC Sunset Schooner Sailing is offered seven days a week from May through October. Subject to availability. Sails typically depart at 6:30 PM.


duration Duration:
The New York Sunset Schooner Sail Trips have a sail length of 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2½ hours.


Weather Weather:
The Sunset Schooner Sails may be rescheduled by the Captain due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, flat, non-marking rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this sailing adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

The fastest resident sail vessels in the New York Harbor are the Schooners Adirondack and Adirondack III. They held the record finishes in the Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race for 14 consecutive seasons (1994 - 2007). Though they are light and lively sailing vessels, they are also quite comfortable, with ample deck space and seating for up to 49. They are operated by Coast Guard certified captains and extremely friendly and talented crew.

Complimentary champagne, beer, wine, soda, and water will be provided on sails. Several rounds of drinks will be served, but this is not an unlimited booze-cruise. The aim is to create an elegant, relaxing, peaceful, and safe experience for all guests. Food is not served during the sail, but passengers are welcome to bring snacks on board.

Gratuity for the Captain & Crew is not included and is appreciated at the end of the cruise.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-124-016


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the New York Sunset Schooner Sailing Experience require seven (7) days advance notice. Reservations may only be rescheduled once.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Fantastic ! 

5 stars

 This was such a fantastic thing to do. It was gifted to me so I knew morning about it. But the crew was so friendly and answers any questions about the area or history, they served 3-4 rounds of drinks per person, and the views of course were beautiful. Highly recommend for people who just want a night out doing something different in Manhattan, or if relatives are visiting. 

- - NYC

Sunset Schooner Sailing 

5 stars

 Great boat, nice crew , met great people. 

- - Linden NJ

Hudson River Sail 

5 stars

 A very relaxing trip. The crew was very helpful!. Capt. Kat did a great job sailing to Lady Liberty and back. Bring a nice camera to take photos of the NY skyline! Thanks, recommend highly! 

- - CHELSEA PIERS

Sunset Cruise on the Adirondack 

5 stars

 The cruise was sensational. The weather was perfect enough wind to actually sail. The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The captain and two crew members made the cruise fun filled. They told stories handed out drinks and blankets when they were needed. They also helped us get some very memorable pictures. We will recommend it to others. 

- - Chelsea Piers

Harbor Cruise Review 

5 stars

 It looked like it was going to be a great cruise. The crew were nice and attentive. No problems at all. Then the sky opened up. Not a lot of places to hide in the middle of the harbor, but the crew passed out rainponchos and the captain tried to take the boat wherever the rain wasn't. That worked pretty well. All and all, if the weather was nicer this would have been a great cruise. I would definitely do it again!!! 

- - Ridgefield Park, NJ

Sunset Schooner Sailing 

5 stars

 Awesome experience. I highly recommend this trip. It was beautiful seeing the city during the day and at night. The crew were great and very accomodating. I would definitely do it again 

- - Chelsea Pier New York

Sunset Schooner 

5 stars

 We enjoyed the schooner trip very much. Met some wonderful people and saw amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline ....whats not to love? 

- - Wolcott, CT

Adirondack Schooner 

5 stars

 The sailboat experience was wonderful. The staff were welcoming and very interesting to talk. Look forward to doing it again soon. Thank you! 

- - Cchelsea Piers

New York Schooner 

4 stars

 We had a very pleasant sail on the river and good weather. We felt the boat was crowded, but the crew was very nice. 

- - New Jersey

Sunset Schooner 

5 stars

 It was without a doubt one of the most fun and romantic things I've ever done. The crew was incredibly friendly and attentive, the views were spectacular, and the other members on the schooner were friendly. I thought that many people on the boat would make things cramped and awkward, but it was quite the opposite. At moments, it felt like my boyfriend and I were just completely alone out at sea. I would definitely reccomend this trip! 

- - Randolph, NJ

Awesome Time! 

5 stars

 My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful experience on the Sunset Schooner trip. We even received a special treat when we checked in...we were bumped up to a bigger boat due to the number of people who signed up. All we had to do is wait an extra ten minutes...well duh! Who wouldn't? We were scheduled to board the Adirondack which is a beautiful 80 foot Schooner and instead we rode on the America 2.0 which is an even more beautiful 105 foot Schooner! The ride was a little bumpy at first and to be honest I expected that. However it quickly calmed down and we were off taking a wonderful sail around the New York Harbor. The view of the city was gorgeous from the water and we even got an up close view of Lady Liberty! The captain and his crew were 100% polite and professional and made the trip extremely enjoyable! My wife was so excited at the start of the trip that she ended up being the loudest one on boat! The captain loved this so much he made sure that she was served a drink very quickly! The only thing that would have made this trip better was if the weather was 10 degrees warmer and we had clearer skies! I highly recommend taking this Schooner trip and I am anxious to get out there and do it again soon! 

- - Waldwick, NJ

NY Schooner 

4 stars

 The boat was beautful and the weather was perfect. Our captain was very pleasant and the crew was very accomodating with beverages. My party of four enjoyed it very much. 

- - Manhattan

Nice Outing! 

4 stars

 Definately was perfect weather for a ride up the Hudson. Lady Liberty was in all her glory. Crew was awesome...offering to teach some nautical knots to my 2 young boys. Would have liked it to last a bit longer. Description on X-days web site said we'd go under the Brooklyn bridge, too, but that didn't happen...maybe timing?? Oh well. 

- - Chelsea Piers

Sunset Schooner Cruise 

4 stars

 The staff was lovely....attentive, pleasant, knowledgeable. The trip itself was lovely. Our only 'complaint' as it were is that it was not so comfortable to perch for two hours. Perhaps some cushions? Otherwise, really wonderful. 

- - Chelsea Pier 62

Excellent sailing trip! 

5 stars

 We just returned from a beautiful day on the water. The captain and crew were pitch perfect, customer service was exceptional and the day on the water was enjoyable! Our children, under the age of 10, both raved and asked 'can we go again?' We all felt the same. I highly recommend this experience. 

- - Brooklyn

New York Sailing 

5 stars

 My sail experiance was a birthday gift I received in the winter. It was worth waiting for. It was the best day and the best sail. I would definitely recommend the outing for family fun. 

- - NJ

Sailing for Two in NY 

5 stars

 Had a wonderful time and the crew was great, they let anyone take a turn which was a good experience. Views were excellent and the sunset was beautiful. 

- - Kendall Park, NJ

Schooner Adirondack 

5 stars

 My family and I had a great time!!! The crew was great and the weather perfect!!!!!!!!!! 

- - NJ

Sailing for two in New York 

4 stars

 Overall, great sailing experience! Could have used a bit more wind coming back but what can you do. Crew was wonderful and views of the city were wonderful! Great Experience!!! 

- - New York

America's Cup Sailing 

4 stars

 After finding the boat (a little difficult because their was no obvious signage on the dock), I had a fantastic sail. Great skipper and crew, lots of opportunity for 'hands on' participation. 

- - Manhattan, NY

Sailing Experience Review 

3 stars

 We thought the sailing was going to be more engaging. There were far too many people in the boat. On the positive side, the views were nice and we had a pleasant time. 

- - Baltimore

Question: We're going to drive into the city from New Jersey over the George Washington Bridge. Is there parking close to the docks?

Answer: There is paid parking at Chelsea Piers. If you're south-bound on the West Side Highway the turn in for parking is on Piers 61, 60 and 59. You must be traveling southbound to access parking for the docks.

Question: Are food and drinks available for purchase on the Schooner? Are we allowed to bring our own?

Answer: Food is not served on the ship but you are welcome to bring your own snacks. It is illegal to bring alcohol on board, however champagne, wine, and beer are available for purchase.

Question: My girlfriend booked us on a Schooner Sail in New York. I've gotten seasick on boats before, but not every time. How steady is this cruise?

Answer: If you get seasick only on small vessels you should be okay. The yacht is 80 feet and very stable and it is pretty rare for passengers to get seasick. If you normally take medication for motion sickness you may want to consider it, however the cruise company cannot officially advise you to take any.

Question: If I bring a picnic, is there a place for me to store my bag?

Answer: Yes, there is storage space below deck to store a small bag. These are not lockers and not guarded. The schooner company is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Question: Does the "Adirondack" have wheelchair access?

Answer: Unfortunately the schooner is not handicapped accessible.

Question: Will transportation be provided back to our cars after the sailing trip?

Answer: The Sunset Schooner Sailing in New York experience begins and ends at the same location.

Question: Is gratuity included in the price of the cruise? How much should I tip if not?

Answer: Gratuity is not included in the price of the cruise and is greatly appreciated by the captain and crew. If you they have a great time, most people will tip between 15% and 20%.