This tour is seasonal and operates from March to October.
Clipper City Tall Ship Daytime and Harbor Lights Sail
New York, New York, USA
- Set sail: Leave the hustle and noise of the city behind as you climb aboard New York's largest and most elegant sailing vessel for a 90-minute tranquil East River sail.
- Unparalleled views: No matter where you sit or stand, you'll have sublime views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan skyline, splendid both day and night.
- Soaring sails: As the crew drops canvas and cuts the engines, you can help raise the sails of the Clipper City and experience what it was like to be a crew member of a tall ship.
About this New York tour
Few people ever have the chance to sail aboard a tall ship. Be one of them as you sail around Manhattan on Clipper City and point your imagination toward the horizon. This topsail schooner, an imposing 158 feet long, with masts and rigging soaring 120 feet from the deck, can accommodate up to 150 passengers.
The ship has motors to get you out in the water in a short amount of time before you can help raise the sails, if you choose (with plenty of help from the crew). Then settle in for a peaceful sail, no narration; just the sounds of the harbor. A full bar means that you can quench your thirst while you soak up the magnificent views.
Clipper City is a replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America's industry more than a century ago. The original ship was decommissioned in 1890, but the blueprint for the boat was stored at the Smithsonian Institute. The new ship was built in the mid-1980s using these plans. Recently updated, the ship offers you the best of both worlds: old-school design with today's modern comfort and conveniences.
Sailing is an all-weather activity. You can take Clipper City day or night, rain or shine. The Daytime Statue Sail provides great views of this iconic lady. The Harbor Lights Sail shows off the world's most famous skyline as the city that never sleeps comes alive, and you a have front-row seat.
On July 4, 1976, a parade of tall ships sailed into New York Harbor in honor of the nation's Bicentennial. They were part of Operation Sail, or OpSail, a non-profit boating organization created in the 60s to foster goodwill among nations. The maiden OpSail voyage was held in concert with the 1964 World's Fair in New York. The tall ships have been trotted out to commemorate other milestones as well, but few will forget the majesty of the Bicentennial event.
Please make your way to the Clipper City ticket booth, Slip 1, Battery Park. NY 10004
We recommend you book at least 7 days in advance. Travelers must check in 30 minutes before tour departure. This tour is seasonal from March until October. You may bring your own food aboard for a romantic picnic day or night sail. Closed : April 27, May 4, 11, 18, July 4, 7
The boat is wheelchair accessible.
Boat, Scenic, Family Friendly
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children ages 2 years and younger require an Infant ticket. Please contact the GoBe Crew regarding Infant Ticket pricing and to advise you are traveling with an infant.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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