Manhattan Clipper Ship Sailing

Sail on Manhattan's Beautiful Clipper City Tall Ship For Two

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Watch the New York City Skyline drift by as you step aboard the beautiful Clipper City Tall Ship, a 158 foot replica of a classic turn of the century Timber-Hauling Topsail Schooner. Departing from Battery Park on the Hudson, this beautiful 1½ hour sightseeing sail in New York Harbor is a great way to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors.

Once you and your guest are onboard, the boat will sail south down the Hudson River along Battery Park passing by Ellis Island for a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty. You will also sail past Governors Island and the Financial District as the majestic topsail Schooner teases her bow under the Brooklyn Bridge.

This Manhattan Sail is the perfect water experience affording you and your guest an exquisite tour of New York City. Whether you are a native New Yorker, or this is your first visit to the Big Apple, this sightseeing sail on the East River is a wonderful gift for any occasion.

The Manhattan Clipper Ship Sailing Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be up to 140 additional participants on the sail.

New York, New York

The Manhattan Clipper City Ship Sailing is offered seven days a week from May through October, subject to availability. Sails depart at 2:15 PM, 4:30 PM, 7:00 PM and at 9:30 PM, June through September.

The Big Apple Clipper City Ship Sailing has a sail time of approximately 1˝ hours and a total duration of approximately 2 hours.

The New York Clipper Ship Sailing may be cancelled by the Captain due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather. If a reservation is cancelled due to weather, you will receive a rain-check valid for one year from that date which can be used towards another reservation. The rain-check is non-refundable.

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

Additional Information
The Clipper City is 158' long, with masts and rigging reaching up 120' from the deck, and is New York’s largest sailing vessel. The Ship, which can accommodate up to 144 passengers, is a replica of the lumber-hauling schooners from more than a century ago. It was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Her decks are spacious and comfortable, with ample seating, a full bar and a raised quarter deck back aft that allows for unparalleled views of the the New York harbor.

Gratuities for your Captain & Crew are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event. Beverages are not included and may be purchased onboard the Ship.


Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Manhattan Clipper Ship Sailing require seven (7) days advance notice.

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

NYC Clipper Ship Sailing 

5 stars

The sailing was fun, the crew was awesome, and the views were extra special. 

- - Connecticut, Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Manhattan Clipper Sail 

4 stars

Sail was wondeful. Weather was perfect, crew were polite and friendly. My only complaint was the amount of seating. 

- - Southampton, Monday, August 26, 2013

NY Trendy Moms Review 

5 stars

The experience was incredible. The weather was perfect. Great brake from the busy city. Thank you 

- - New York City, Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Manhattan Clipper Ship Sailing 

5 stars

Beautiful ship, great weather, wonderful experience although could have been better if the piped-in rock music on board was missing. 

- - Norwood, NJ, Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Manhattan Sailing Review 

4 stars

Great weather, nice breeze and a happy go lucky crew/captain. It was a pleasant trip around the harbor - we wouldn't have minded some comments about what we were seeing but if you asked they were quick to answer any inquiry about the sites. 

- - Saratoga Springs, Monday, September 17, 2012

Beautiful sights! 

4 stars

We enjoyed our ride on this Clipper ship. We had amazing views of the city. We watched the sunset and when it was night the WTC memorial building looked so beautiful with it's red, white, and blue colors. Our pictures looked amazing! It was a bit windy so we recommend dressing in layers or bringing a sweater along. We will try this again! 

- - Brooklyn, Saturday, September 15, 2012

Harbor Cruise 

4 stars

Great views of the southern Manhattan skyline. 

- - New York, Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Beautiful night! 

4 stars

Nice ride, two hours, on a modern (1985) Clipper Ship, they put the sails up to go with the motor and took us around the statue of liberty and Governor's Island, more relaxed and beautiful than the circle line around the island type rides...... 

- - South Street Seaport, NY, NY, Thursday, June 16, 2011

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