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Shearwater Daytime Sail - Boat Tour

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Manhattan By Sail
REG $45.00 from $35.00


A cruise around New York City is one of the quintessential moments of any trip to New York, and now you can voyage in style by hopping aboard one of the most unique ships available, the prohibition-era Newport style schooner, on a Shearwater Daytime Sail. Relax in style as you’re taken around Manhattan, getting some of the best views of the city possible. Cruise the waves and see New York from a different angle, getting panoramic unobstructed vistas of the most iconic sights in the world: The Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, The Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and more. There’s really no better place to see the New York skyline than from the water, and there’s no better way to travel the waves than the luxurious deck of the Shearwater, a recognized national landmark. Sit back and enjoy the view of the city, not to mention the view of the experienced sailors as they rig the sails. Let the wind carry you back to a more classic time as you sip your complimentary beverage, enjoy the quietude as nature powers your ninety-minute journey around the best city in the world, and feel good that you’re on an eco-friendly trip.

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A unique voyage with spectacular views of NYC on a nationally recognized landmark – the Shearwater, a Newport-style schooner.

The feeling of the wind blowing through your hair while you slash through ocean waves is unforgettable, and combining that with the awe-inspiring sights of New York City is an excellent way to enjoy a unique experience you’ll remember long after you’ve left. The Shearwater is a classic schooner and a landmarked vessel, so watching the sailors rig the ship for sail will take you back to a time when things were slower, calmer, and more relaxing. You’ll be time-travelling for 90 serene minutes as the Shearwater guides you around New York Harbor, letting you see New York City from the sea, where you’ll have the opportunity to take some of the most fantastic photographs of the panoramic New York City skyline. On top of everything else, your trip on the Shearwater is eco-friendly since the whole excursion is powered by wind. It will offer you a brief respite from the bustle and noise of the city that never sleeps.

Additional Information

1 hour and 30 minutes

All ages are welcome. Children under three years old are free.

Check the weather to dress appropriately. 
To secure a specific embarkation date and time, book a few weeks in advance; you wouldn’t want tickets to sell out.
If your plans have changed and you need to reschedule, you must give Manhattan by Sail a 48-hour notice, there are no refunds.
Tips are appreciated by your servers and deckhands if you have enjoyed their service.
Get to know as much as you can about the vessel and its history.

Manhattan by Sail operates rain or shine.

You are welcome to bring snacks on board.
The Shearwater ship is handicap accessible.
If tour is canceled by Manhattan by Sail due to severe weather or a maintenance problem, they can help you reschedule.
Hotel Transfers

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.


Brookfield Place
New York, NY 10282