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Shearwater New York – Vintage Yacht Harbor Cruise

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Key Highlights
  • Sail past the iconic New York skyline on a 1920’s vintage yacht
  • Choose between a day time cruise or an unforgettable night cruise
  • If you wish you can take part in some hands-on activities such as raising the sails or taking the helm
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daytime Statue Sail: 28 Apr - 09 Oct; Daily
    City Lights Sail: 01 Jun - 30 Sep; Friday & Saturday


    1.5 hours

    Start time

    Daytime Statue Sail:
    Monday – Friday: 12:30pm and 2:45pm
    Saturday: 12:00pm and 2:00pm
    Sunday: 2:00pm
    City Lights Sail: 9:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Make your own way to South side of the North Cove Marina, Behind World Financial Center, Hudson River.
    Meeting Point: See on map
    Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Board a graceful vintage schooner from the 1920s for a cruise around historic New York Harbor in luxury and comfort.

    Relax on the fine teak decks and sip a complimentary drink served by the crew. See the Statue of Liberty, symbol of America’s freedom, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan's famous skyline as you glide quietly through the water.

    Go below and enjoy the elegant mahogany-paneled staterooms with their period decor and the well-appointed salon with its gimbaled table. Imagine yourself back in the gracious days of the 1920s.

    If you wish you can take part in some hands-on activities such as taking a turn at the helm and help raise the sails.

    If you choose one of the evening options you can see the Statue of Liberty brilliantly illuminated and enjoy views of the city lights twinkling enchantingly around the harbor.


    There are two options for your exciting sailing trip: Daytime Statue Sail and City Lights Sail.

    Both cruises depart from North Cove Marina, where you will board the elegant vintage schooner Shearwater.

    Built at the height of Roaring Twenties, 82-foot ‘Shearwater’ was the personal yacht of Charles E. Dunlap, a prominent New York City industrialist. She is superbly maintained, with sparkling paintwork, polished brass portholes and chrome trim. Her large Rangoon teak decks offer plenty of space for sitting and relaxing.

    Below are mahogany-paneled staterooms, decorated with period furnishings, and a salon with leaded glass cabinets, fireplace, butterfly hatches and large gimbaled table.

    Shearwater Original Daytime Statue Sail:
    You will sail quietly past the Statue of Liberty, the Bridges and the historic sites of New York Harbor. You can admire the famous Manhattan skyline as you enjoy a complimentary drink served by the crew.

    Depending on the winds and tides, the captain may sail up the Buttermilk Channel or out to the Verrazzano Bridge, which spans the ocean entrance to the Harbor.

    At the end of your relaxing and enjoyable sail, you will be dropped back at the start point at South Street Seaport, Pier 17, East River.

    Shearwater Original City Lights Sail:
    This option is the same as the Shearwater Original Daytime Statue Sail except that you will be sailing at night. You will see the Statue of Liberty spectacularly illuminated and reflected in the harbor waters. And you can watch the lights of the Big Apple twinkling around the bay as you sip your complimentary drink.

    At the end of a delightful evening sail, you will be dropped back at the start point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Sail
    • English-speaking skipper/ guide
    • 1 free drink (from a selection of beers, white wine, sparkling wines and soft drinks)
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    There is a minimum passenger requirement for this cruise. If this requirement is not met you will be offered a refund or an alternate sailing date.Therefore it is mandatory to call the local operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the cruise to confirm the sail you have booked has met the minimum passenger requirement.

    A large protective canopy allows this cruise to go ahead during rain

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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