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New York City Shearwater Daytime Statue Sail

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New York City Shearwater Daytime Statue Sail

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


See some of New York’s top attractions away from the mobs of people on land during this daytime Statue of Liberty sail aboard a historical sailing ship. Cruise around New York Harbor, and enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline, plus landmarks like One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.
  • See top NYC attractions from great vantage points in the water
  • A budget-friendly, affordable sail on New York Harbor
  • Get up close to the Statue of Liberty without dealing with the crowds on land
  • Perfect for families or groups—sailing ship is semi-private
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90-Minute Shearwater Daytime Sail
Restroom on board
Food and drinks

Departure Point

North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, New York, NY 10280, USA

On the south side on North Cove Marina.

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Set sail to New York City’s waters on board the Shearwater Classic Schooner. Departing from North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, this unique sightseeing voyage explores New York Harbor with outstanding views of the Big Apple’s best attractions.

Shearwater is a classic Newport-style schooner yacht, launched on May 4, 1929, but only recently recognized as a national landmark in 2009.

Choose from one of three afternoon sails, enjoying beautiful views of New York City landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Governors Island, plus the New Jersey and New York City/Manhattan skylines.

Celebrate a special occasion and/or get a unique view of New York City from the water.
Stop At:  
Brookfield Place
Shopping Mall
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Manhattan by Sail - Shearwater Classic Schooner
1929 Yacht
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
New York Harbor
Sail around in the Harbor
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Manhattan Skyline
Manhattan Skyline
Pass By:  
Ellis Island
Ellis Island
Pass By:  
Governors Island National Monument
Governors Island
Pass By:  
Statue of Liberty
Lady Liberty
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 37 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Manhattan by Sail Shearwater
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during New York City Shearwater Daytime Statue Sail?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by New York City Shearwater Daytime Statue Sail.

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35 Reviews

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My wife's first time in...
, Sep 2021
My wife's first time in NYC. My first time doing "touristy" stuff in NYC. We knew we wanted a harbor cruise. Decided sailboat better than other options- we werent wrong!
Best activity to do in Hudson river
, Jul 2021
Beautiful views of Hudson, Manhattan, Brooklyn, East river, Statue of Liberty. And the journey is really comfortable!
Loved it!
, Jul 2021
Amazing sailboat, great crew, awesome views! Added bonus that they had drinks available. Captain Matt is really nice & lets the kids steer!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
So happy that you enjoyed your sail with us! Its always so fun to participate (and drink) :)
It was fine
, Jul 2021
Sailed despite lightning in the distance, turned back early due to rain, all his to avoid giving refund.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hello, we're really sorry that this was a disappointing experience for you. Safety always being our first concern, our captains always have an eye on the radar and try to make the best informed decision possible when it comes to the weather. We have a pretty good understanding about the erratic nature of summer storms in NYC and hate to call off a sail if we feel it will be fine. Occasionally we are wrong and have to turn back - again, this comes down to keeping our passengers and crew safe. Either way, we appreciate your joining us and your feedback.
A fun NYC adventure
, Jun 2021
Such a fun experience, great views, great staff! Wonderful to see NYC from a different perspective and appreciate its architecture and history.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for saying so! It really is a pretty unique way to see the city - glad you thought so too!
Great Value for the Money
, Sep 2020
Highly recommend. Its a great way to spend 2 hours and see New York from a different perspective and get out onto the water.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks for the positive review, Jonathan!
Lovely day for a sail!
, Oct 2019
Beautiful sunny day out on the harbor enjoying the city sights and the Statue of Liberty 🗽! The crew were very friendly and professional. We felt very safe and relaxed. Lovely way to spend the afternoon.
Way overcrowded, not enough seats. My...
Andrea B
, Aug 2016
Way overcrowded, not enough seats. My Wife and I actually decided to not even take the Sail, once we say how crowded and no seats available. For a ship this size, with limited seating, the passenger count should be significantly less for a more enjoyable and memorable experience. Moving forward I will no longer be using your Services and disappointed in the misleading information prior to sailing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome trip....enjoyed the crew! I...
Conor W
, Jun 2016
Awesome trip....enjoyed the crew! I would recommend this trip! Jack
The tour was great, and the schooner...
Brett T
, Jun 2016
The tour was great, and the schooner was a very relaxing way to travel. However the weather forecast was for storms and high winds which was a worry leading up to the trip. We were told that we had to turn up and the sail be abandoned before they would give us a voucher for an alternative date.

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