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New York Harbor Cruise on a Vintage Shearwater

  • When does it run?
    Daily (28 April – 20 Oct)
  • Start time

    12:30pm and 2:15pm (Mon to Fri)

    1:30pm (Sat and Sun)

  • Duration
    1.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Sail
  • English-speaking skipper/ guide
  • 1 free drink (from a selection of beers, white wine, sparkling wines and soft drinks)

Key Highlights

  • Sail past the iconic New York skyline on a 1920’s vintage yacht
  • Take part in hands-on activities - raising the sails or taking the helm
  • Experience the tour like a local and get insights
  • Experience the best of harbor cruises with the authentic Shearwater

Overview

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

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

About the Supplier

Manhattan By Sail invites tourists to experience the joy of sailing the most beautiful harbor in the world aboard the Shearwater and Clipper City. They want visitors to enjoy the sublime pleasures of sailing NYC’s waterways just like the old times when sailors frequented these waters. Their fleet of luxury yachts is vintage and comfortable, taking you back to historic times. 

Here's the plan...

Your cruise departs 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. 

You will sail quietly past the Statue of Liberty, the Bridges and the historic sites of New York Harbor. Admire the famous Manhattan skyline from the fine teak decks as you enjoy a complimentary drink served by the crew.

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily (28 April – 20 Oct)

  • Duration

    1.5 hours

  • Start time

    12:30pm and 2:15pm (Mon to Fri)

    1:30pm (Sat and Sun)

  • Meeting Point

    Make your own way to South side of the North Cove Marina, Behind World Financial Center, Hudson River.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 30 mins early

  • Ending Point

    Same as 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 transfers (we'll see you there) 

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes

Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed.

To reconfirm your tour or any other assistance, you may call at the telephone numbers provided in your confirmation voucher at least 24 hours before your organised activity.

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