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The sun begins to set, the bustle and noise of the city fades to silence as you slip out onto the Hudson River aboard the Shearwater, ready to embark on a tranquil 90-minute cruise. Just as you leave the dock, the boat captain cuts the engine, the crew hoists the sail and then a quiet boat ride along the Hudson River begins. Sail calmly past the famous bridges and historic sites of New York Harbor. This is the Shearwater City Lights Sail, and you can save on this amazing New York sailing adventure with

The Shearwater City Lights Sail from Manhattan by Sail is a nighttime tour around New York Harbor in a stylish yacht. During the peaceful journey you will drift along enjoying the phenomenal views of New York City's sparkling night skyline and famous landmarks. Aboard the Shearwater, a classic Newport-style schooner yacht built by hand in the 1920’s, guests quietly glide past the Brooklyn Bridge while enjoying a complimentary beverage – either a beer, wine, or soft drink.

The 82-foot Shearwater schooner departs from the North Cove Marina, located adjacent to the World Financial Center. This excursion is an intimate one as the boat has a capacity of less than 50. The photo opportunities of NYC skyline are endless as you float along on this peaceful boat ride. Relax and take in the dramatic views of the Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge.

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See the world’s most famous skyline light up the night from the deck of the historic schooner Shearwater.

Board the classic 1920’s schooner as your cruise and enjoy breathtaking views of the Big Apple’s skyline. The lovely, 1 ½ hour cruise features a variety of cocktails and soft drinks that are made available to all guests, and one-of-a-kind opportunities to take pictures of the dazzling New York City skyline at night. Save on this amazing New York sailing adventure with

Additional Information

Departures: Friday - Saturday at 9:30pm (June 1st – September 1st only)

1 hour and 30 minutes

All ages are welcome. 

Guests must call Manhattan by Sail to confirm their sail at least 24 hours in advance of the event. Information will be provided on voucher received once purchased.

Arrive early; you don’t want to miss the cruise.
Dress according to the weather for the evening and wear soft sole shoes.
Dates tend to sell out, book your trip in advance.
Make sure to read reservation and cancellation policies.
If needed, you may reschedule with at least 48-hour notice to Manhattan by Sail.
If you are happy with your servers and crew, please tip accordingly.

You are allowed to bring snacks on board.
The Shearwater is handicap accessible.
Departs from lower Manhattan’s North Cove Marina.
If the cruise is canceled by the crew, you will be given a chance to reschedule.


Brookfield Place
New York, NY 10282