New York Harbor
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Our most recommended New York Harbor Summer

  • Clipper City Tall Ship Sunset Sail

    1. Clipper City Tall Ship Sunset Sail

    Enjoy a romantic 2-hour harbor cruise of New York from on board the Clipper City’s spacious main deck or raised quarter deck. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and many other gems of the harbor as you sail. A replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America’s industry more than a century ago, Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Designed with her new cargo in mind – you! – her decks are spacious and comfortable with ample seating, a full bar amidships, and a raised quarter deck back aft that allows for unparalleled views of the city and its harbor. Order a drink from the full on-deck bar, sit back and relax, or help the crew raise the sails and take a turn at the helm on this idyllic cruise that evokes the days of old.

    Booked Clipper City but that was cancelled & we were rebooked on the Shearwater. Great evening for a sail & lovely sunset. Crew were great

  • 2-Hour Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

    2. 2-Hour Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

    Offering a premium sailing experience, the Schooner America 2.0 is the newest, largest, most elegant ship designed for the fleet. Added in 2011, the America 2.0 provides the most exceptional day sailing one can find in New York Harbor. Her design is influenced by the style of the late 1800s but incorporates technology of the 21st century, thus connecting the past and present beauty, history, and art of sailing in New York Harbor. A day sail on this 105-foot schooner is perfect for family outings, dates, and entertaining guests from out of town. A sail on America 2.0 is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. Within 5 minutes of leaving the dock, you'll forget the mayhem and noise of Manhattan street life as you feel the relaxing breeze of the harbor. Take in the famous Manhattan skyline as it was meant to be seen — from the water — plus spectacular views o...

    The crew was fantastic. Just the right amount of time and it’s a beautiful boat!

  • New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

    3. New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

    Experience a New York City sunset from the water on this evening sightseeing sail past some of the borough's waterside landmarks. Climb aboard a beautiful 80-foot Adirondack for a peaceful, picturesque sail away from the concrete and noise of the city. Enjoy an illuminated view of the spectacular New York City skyline and the many famous sights along the way. Admire the beautiful Battery Park, the 20-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan, where artillery has been stationed over the centuries. Sail past Ellis Island, the immigrant doorway to America from 1892 to 1954. Take in a unique of New York's famous Statue of Liberty, a French gift that arrived in New York harbor in 1885 and has come to represent our nation's freedom and ideals. During the course of your sail, enjoy a complimentary alcoholic drink and take in the elegance of this unique sailing tour.

    Staff were all very professional and friendly. No tourist site announcements explaining the sites during the sailing so it's very peaceful & you can just enjoy the scenery & complimentary drink. Staff were avail to explain or answer site seeing questions & offered to take pics for us. Would highly recommend this sailing trip.

  • Manhattan: Statue and Skyline Cruise aboard the Luxury Yacht

    4. Manhattan: Statue and Skyline Cruise aboard the Luxury Yacht

    Leave the noise of the city behind and see New York in a new light. Sit back and marvel at the famous skyline from the comfort of the solarium on this gorgeous 80-foot 1920s style yacht. Get up close to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on this 1.5-hour cruise. As you pass by such important sites at Battery Park, the financial district and South Street Seaport, your captain will provide an informative narration. Cruise the Hudson River and New York Harbor on the Manhattan. The Manhattan provides turn of the 19th century elegance and comfort, complete with teak decks and mahogany trim. The spectacular glassed-in observatory on the back deck is equipped with cushioned seating around conversation friendly tables. The observatory is heated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer, providing panoramic views in the utmost comfort.

    We are New Yorkers and booked this just for the experience of being on a boat. We will certainly repeat. This was such a beautiful and comfortable experience. The interior of the ship was well spaced. We had a spacious and comfortable table that was partitioned off well. We ordered drinks and a cheese plate - all excellent. The service couldn't have been better and all staff super nice. I highly recommend doing this!

  • New York: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise from New Jersey

    5. New York: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise from New Jersey

    See the sights of New York City from onboard the Spirit of New Jersey with a 2- to 3-hour cruise on the East and Hudson Rivers. Enjoy a delicious buffet attended by a server while sailing through the Big Apple. While boarding the vessel at Lincoln Harbor, you'll be personally greeted and your picture will be taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory. After being seated at your private outdoor table, enjoy your lunch or dinner buffet consisting of creative meals prepared fresh daily. While you feast, listen to tunes by an onboard DJ. After your meal, relax and sip a cocktail as you listen to the waves. Throughout your meal watch the skyscrapers of New York City's distinctive skyline glide by. SAMPLE LUNCH/DINNER BUFFET MENU Salads Organic Mixed Field Greens Organic Spinach & Kale Salad Green Bean Salad Kidney Bean, Black Bean & Chickpea Sal...

    Well worth doing, had an unbelievable time... Went from N.J & had better parking and longer time on the boat...

  • Champagne Brunch Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

    6. Champagne Brunch Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

    Enjoy a romantic brunch cruise of New York Harbor on board a classic 1920s schooner. The amazing 2-hour package includes a delicious buffet, tea and coffee service, as well as a champagne open bar. Feast on an assortment of sweet and savory delicacies as you take in the sights! You will be onboard the Shearwater, an 82-foot vintage 1920s schooner, built at the height of the Roaring Twenties. The personal yacht of Charles E. Dunlap, a prominent New York City industrialist, it had its heyday back in the time when yachting was a rare combination of elegance and adventure. Shearwater was recognized as a national landmark in March 2009, and features glorious Rangoon teak decks and mahogany paneled staterooms. Brunch menu: Smoked Salmon with Sliced Tomato, Onion & Capers Assorted Bagels with Cream Cheese, Butter & Jams Granola & Yogurt Parfaits Fresh Sliced Summer F...

    We enjoyed our NY sailing on the Hudson. Food and crew were awesome. We had delightful weather and close views of Statue of Liberty, Jersey shoreline, and NY ground zero.

  • Clipper City Tall Ship Statue Sail

    7. Clipper City Tall Ship Statue Sail

    Take a step back in time on New York’s largest sailboat. From the Clipper's spacious main deck or raised quarter deck, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and other gems of the harbor on your two-hour excursion. Come and join us for the sailing experience of a lifetime! Order a drink (not included) from our full-service on-deck bar as we set sail, drop canvas, cut the engines, and ply the harbor like they did more than a century ago. Sit back and relax or help us raise the sails and take a turn at the helm! A replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America’s industry more than a century ago, Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Designed with her new cargo in mind (i.e. you), her decks are spacious and comfortable, with ample seating, a full bar amidships, and a raise...

    It was a little hard to find and the information on the Get Your Tour Guide site was wrong, we still had a great time. The ship was fun and the sites were awesome, it was a nice change from the usual ferry travel and very unique. I’d highly recommend it!

  • New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

    8. New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

    Experience the most stylish means of viewing a New York sunset by sailing aboard the Schooner America 2.0. While sailing you will be treated to an alcoholic drink of your choice by an exceptional crew, as you watch the warm rays of the sun sink peacefully into the horizon. Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city with your favorite companions when you board this 105-foot, 1800s-style vessel, America 2.0. She's perfect for romantic outings, entertaining friends from out of town, or just relaxing. This is sure to be an event you’ll want to experience again. Glide peacefully through the waters of the New York Harbor on the most relaxing, beautiful, and romantic excursion in the city. During your trip, take in the majestic colors of the sunset surrounding New York Harbor's skyline and iconic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island. Heading south from Chelsea Piers a...

    My girlfriend and I had a great time on this cruise. It was mostly couples, very chill compared with most of the other cruises we saw that night. The crew was friendly and fun, and the whole experience was top-notch. Highly recommend.

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What people are saying about New York Harbor

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,596 reviews

We are New Yorkers and booked this just for the experience of being on a boat. We will certainly repeat. This was such a beautiful and comfortable experience. The interior of the ship was well spaced. We had a spacious and comfortable table that was partitioned off well. We ordered drinks and a cheese plate - all excellent. The service couldn't have been better and all staff super nice. I highly recommend doing this!

Staff were all very professional and friendly. No tourist site announcements explaining the sites during the sailing so it's very peaceful & you can just enjoy the scenery & complimentary drink. Staff were avail to explain or answer site seeing questions & offered to take pics for us. Would highly recommend this sailing trip.

It was a little hard to find and the information on the Get Your Tour Guide site was wrong, we still had a great time. The ship was fun and the sites were awesome, it was a nice change from the usual ferry travel and very unique. I’d highly recommend it!

Well worth doing, had an unbelievable time... Went from N.J & had better parking and longer time on the boat...

It was very relaxing...the staff was the best. Very friendly and welcoming