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A cruise around New York Harbor is one of those quintessential New York experiences that should be a part of any visit, so why not make it an even more unforgettable experience by embarking on the Shearwater Wine Tasting Sail with tickets from Cruise the waves with sommeliers from Tradizione Imports for a fun and informative afternoon sail. The wine experts present an exquisitely curated selection of wines on each voyage, including biodynamic and organic varietals. Climb aboard and enjoy a harbor adventure that will expand both your horizons and your palate.

When you stroll onto the Shearwater, you’ll be climbing back in history and aboard a classic Newport-style schooner yacht. You’ll take a delectable tour while dining on exquisite views of the iconic and unforgettable New York City skyline. While sailing, you’ll sample a wide variety of wines hailing from some of America’s most famous cellars, as well as plenty of hidden gems only the insiders know about. Learn about each wine you try while picking up those ever-important tips on pairing by eating the cheeses and charcuteries chosen by the expert guides.

Why Go?

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Providing an excellent variety of wines to sample whilst savoring the NYC skyline vistas.

The New York City skyline is an incredible sight, and a mainstay of any visit to the city. However, the Shearwater Wine Tasting Sail offers you the opportunity to view the panoramic vista while enjoying some of the finest wines in the country. You’ll come away knowing more about wine and about the city, and have an entertaining educational experience. The cruise is not just for adults – kids will have a blast exploring the Shearwater, the classic Newport-style schooner.

The guides chosen for this sail are experts at wine and wine pairing, and they are all incredibly passionate, happy to share not only their expertise, but also their wine. They’ll give you all the backstory on the wines you’re drinking, and also break down what pairings they are providing and why, so you wind up being a bit of a wine expert yourself after just a two-hour trip around New York.

Additional Information

2 hours

Saturdays and Sundays
4:30pm (April 26th-September 15th 2019)
4pm (September 16th-October 20th 2019)

All ages are welcome.

The Wine Tasting Tour runs rain or shine, so make sure to dress appropriately for the weather of the day.
Wear soft-soled shoes to avoid scuffing the deck. Bare feet are perfectly acceptable during the cruise.
This is a NY cruise was made for sightseeing, so taking a camera along is a must for great shots of the city’s iconic skyline.
Manhattan by Sail’s Wine Tasting Tour is easily accessible by taxi, bus and via the subway.
Couples will find this to be the perfect way to spend a weekend or any special occasion.

Manhattan by Sail operates rain or shine.

Manhattan by Sail’s yachts are fully wheelchair accessible.
You are welcome to bring your own food along for the journey.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated by the crew of each ship.
New York Harbor is some of the calmest waters known, but the crew will accommodate you should you become seasick.

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.


Brookfield Place
New York, NY 10282