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Clipper City Harbor Lights Sail

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Manhattan by Sail
from $31.00


Take a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City and escape to the tranquil waters surrounding the city on the Clipper City Harbor Lights Sail. Staying true to its name, this 90-minute cruise takes you out onto the Hudson River, cuts the engines off and lets down the sails for a peaceful tour of the harbor. If you thought the Manhattan skyline was beautiful during the day, imagine what happens when the city comes to life at night!

Departing from the Battery, Slip 2, the Clipper City is the newest and biggest ship added to the Manhattan by Sail fleet. This topsail schooner measures 158 feet in length and is 120 feet high, making it the tallest vessel to sail the New York Harbor waters today. Modeled after a pre-Civil War era schooner with plans bought from the Smithsonian, Clipper City was originally built to transfer lumber but was remodeled to accommodate up to 134 passengers. Spacious decks, ample seating and a full bar complete the transformation, making for a comfortable sailing experience for everyone on board.

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Take in the beauty of the Manhattan skyline with this evening water tour through the New York Harbor.

Learn all about raising sails firsthand as you take to the New York Harbor on a 90-minute sail aboard the Clipper City. This schooner is the tallest boat that sails the waters of NYC, and it has ample deck space to allow for 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline at night. After departing out of Slip 2 from Battery Park, the crew takes to the Hudson River, where the engines are cut and the sails come out for a green sail around the city. This tour only happens on select nights through the week and is only offered seasonally, so be sure to reserve one of these coveted spots aboard the Clipper City for the Harbor Lights tour today!

Additional Information

June through September 3rd

Thursdays*, Fridays, Saturdays at 9:30 PM
*Select Thursday nights 

September 9 through September 17
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 9:00 PM  

90 Minutes

All ages are welcome. Everyone needs an admission ticket.


  • Guests must call Manhattan by Sail to confirm their sail at least two to three hours in advance of the event. Information will be provided on voucher received once purchased.
  • Check-in with Manhattan by Sail as soon as you arrive, if you arrive less than 15 minute prior to departure; you risk losing your place on the sailboat.


  • Try to arrive at least 30 minutes from departure time.
  • Feel free to bring snacks.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Ask questions about the sails and the history of the Clipper City.


Battery Park
New York, NY 10004