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NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City

NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City

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Admire New York City's famous skyline from the water on this afternoon cruise. Choose from two departure times and set sail around New York Harbor on-board a historic sailboat. Enjoy incredible views of Manhattan and spot landmarks such as One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. While on-board, help raise the sails or even take a turn navigating the ship.
  • Magnificent views as you cruise around New York Harbor
  • Experience sailing on a tall ship, the only one of its kind in NYC
  • Admire the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge from the water
  • Get hands-on and try steering and manning the historic sailboat
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Pier 17 , 89 South St, New York, NY 10038, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
Set sail on New York City’s waters on board the Clipper City. Departing from Slip 2 on the south side of Battery Park, this sightseeing voyage explores New York Harbor with outstanding views of the Big Apple’s best attractions.

The original Clipper City was built as a lumber-hauling cargo schooner just before the start of the Civil War. It was then rebuilt from the original plans, which were on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, and more recently refurbished to the modern-day sailing vessel on this tour. The new and improved Clipper City is 158 feet (47 m) long and 120 feet (36 m) high and can accommodate 130 passengers, more than any other sailboat of its kind in the United States.

On this afternoon sail, enjoy beautiful views of New York City landmarks from one of two decks.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
New York Harbor
See from the boat
Pass By:  
Manhattan Skyline
See from the boat
Pass By:  
Governors Island National Monument
Pass by on boat
Pass By:  
Ellis Island
See from the boat
Pass By:  
Statue of Liberty
See from the boat
Pass By:  
Brooklyn Bridge
Pass under the iconic suspension bridge as we head for the harbor.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. Sails in light to moderate rain. If canceled due to severe weather, your sail will be rescheduled at no charge.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 149 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Manhattan By Sail
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City?
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 NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City.

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  • "Kids and adults help put up sails, great experience for the little ones." See review
  • "The trip took a little over 1 hour and was just the right amount of time." See review

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star-5
Worth the money for the views on a relaxed sail
Julia_O
, Oct 2021
Gorgeous views on a very chill ride. There was a full bar with drinks and a few snacks like bags of chips for purchase. The bathrooms onboard were teeny and very clean. The capacity was much larger than I had realized from pictures, so a lot more folks onboard than I had anticipated, but not overcrowded. The location was also not as advertised so we had to change plans to board on the east side 35th pier instead of Chelsea pier. The company communicated the change was for the remainder of the year, so it’s not clear why they can’t update the website.
star-1
Warning- location can change at last hour
Stefanie_L
, Jul 2021
The ship never showed up at the pier. We called and the phones were not manned. We text and got a response that that location changed and they emailed. We never got and email. We could not make the new location before departure. Super sad situation.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
So very sorry for the issues - but the various changes in schedule and departure points was very fluid around the 4th. We did attempt to contact everyone as best as we can as COVID has meant our call center is not manned currently, but we can/do answer texts about 20 hours per day. If you are coming back to NYC anytime soon, please text us at 212-619-6900 and give your name -- we will be happy to have you back onboard on us. (Also, when booking through this platform, we get no direct email for you, so our email to you went back into the Viator platform and not to a direct email since TA does not share that with us.) Sorry again - please come back and join us!
star-5
NY Harbor Cruise
Thurman_S
, Sep 2020
Make sure to find correct debarkation location...lol. The cruise itself is great. Wonderful views of the skyline against the sunset and very friendly and helpful crew and staff. Would do again.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Perpetua_K
, Feb 2020
Was in New York for a day with some friends and decided to go on this tour. Amazing views! Totally worth it.
star-1
Nothing to do with Statue of Liberty
SEBASTIAN_V
, Jun 2019
The title is misleading. Very short, under an hour, and not getting even close to Statue of Liberty.
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star-5
Very Chilled
JCharlesW
, Jun 2019
Very smooth trip. Started in overcast weather but finished in glorious sunshine. Ticked all the boxes.
star-5
Awesome
Kathleen_H
, Aug 2018
So fun to sit under the sails on the way to the Statue of Liberty. The trip took a little over 1 hour and was just the right amount of time. Miss Liberty was great to see from the water! And it was fun to watch the crew raise and lower the sails. Well priced.
star-5
Great Sailing Experience
ADean1221
, Jul 2018
My family loved this cruise...kids had a blast. Weather was beautiful. Kids and adults help put up sails...great experience for the little ones.
star-1
Cancelled due to Mechanical problem
Frank_B
, Jul 2018
Mechanical Problem Cancellation of our trip at 1:30p on July 10 2018. We (myself , my son and my grandson) were at the pier at about 12:55p. The young lady on the pier told us that th ship had s mechanical problem and could not sail. She offered to book us at 1:30p on the next day (July 11th). We had tickets for a 2p matinee performance of School of Rock on July 11th. And we flew back to Nashville early on the 12th. I paid for a trip that was cancelled by the boat operator. I should have a refund.
star-1
Equipment Malfunction
frankbumstead
, Jul 2018
Equipment Malfunction caused cancellation of the event. I and my party were offered an alternative date, but our trip schedule did not permit an alternative.
star-1
Mechanical problem
frankbumstead
, Jul 2018
I, my son and my grandson were unable to sail on the tall ship on Tuesday, July 10th, because the ship had a mechanical problem. The young lady who was at the desk in front of the pier was very nice and very apologetic. We were unable to shift the cruise to a different day because of schedule conflicts (we were only in NYC on the 9th, 10th and 11th and were fully booked on the 11th). The young lady offered us a cruise on a smaller sailing ship. We walked over to the smaller ship but did not have the time necessary to sail on it.
star-5
Really great experience
ggranholm
, Jul 2018
Very very happy time was a birthday gift for my honey he enjoyed it very much as did the rest of my family
star-4
This was a wonderful way to see our...
pamela5kay
, Oct 2017
This was a wonderful way to see our magnificent Lady Liberty. We saw her at dusk. The Tall ship made us feel like the early seekers of a brighter future in America. The crew was wonderful and actually helped a crew of us us experience set sail with our bare hands and then we coached us to take the sails down. The drinks were good.... the day was delightful, sunny, and we had a great breeze. It was Glorious! We are so glad we took this adventure.
star-5
We did not sail on the Tall Ship...
Tom R
, Sep 2017
We did not sail on the Tall Ship. The directions lead us to the small Schooner, which was great experience. The crew was fantastic, friendly, informative, and on their game. The Captain was a joy to talk with. That's the Boat and Crew. Trying to find the Tall ship was a disaster. I had to call to find directions, which lead us to the smaller Schooner. There needs to be much better directions to the whereabouts of each of the ships.
star-5
this was great, very peaceful. Truly...
Norma L
, Sep 2017
this was great, very peaceful. Truly enjoyed this cruise. RIght about of time.
star-5
I am a New Yorker, born and bred. I...
Robert S
, Sep 2017
I am a New Yorker, born and bred. I have also traveled throughout Europe, Thailand, Tahiti, Africa and Israel and it takes a lot to impress me. This simple, inexpensive side trip did. Great for adults only and adults with kids. Fireman Rob
star-5
A lovely voyage on beautiful boat. A...
Adam V
, Aug 2017
A lovely voyage on beautiful boat. A little more information about what we were seeing would have been nice but then it could also have spoilt the tranquility.
star-5
Wonderful sailing experience when...
Sandra C
, Aug 2017
Wonderful sailing experience when they hoist the sails. So much better than being on a sightseeing boat in the hatbout. Will go against hopefully on a windy day.
star-5
It was my favorite part of my trip...
katherine t
, Aug 2017
It was my favorite part of my trip! I'd taken the tour around the statue before on the tour boats but this was a much more fun adventure!
star-5
A pleasant and relaxing way to spend...
Francine_A
, Feb 2017
A pleasant and relaxing way to spend an evening either alone or preferably with friends. No matter where you stand or sit on board there is plenty to see and we passed so close to the Statue of Liberty I was able to get some magical photos as the sun was setting. I've been on various water tours around Manhattan and this particular vessel was my favourite. You can move around if you wish, help raise the sails if that's your thing and take great photos. Great value for money.

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