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Set sail on New York City’s waters on board the Clipper City. Departing from Slip 2 on the south side of Battery Park, this sightseeing voyage explores New York Harbor with outstanding views of the Big Apple’s best attractions.

The original Clipper City was built as a lumber-hauling cargo schooner just before the start of the Civil War. It was then rebuilt from the original plans, which were on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, and more recently refurbished to the modern-day sailing vessel on this tour. The new and improved Clipper City is 158 feet (47 m) long and 120 feet (36 m) high and can accommodate 130 passengers, more than any other sailboat of its kind in the United States.

On this 1.5-hour afternoon sail, enjoy beautiful views of New York City landmarks from one of two decks.
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New York Harbor
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of Liberty
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See the best of New York City aboard a historic sailing ship on this cruise around New York Harbor. Choose from two afternoon departure times. Enjoy incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, plus landmarks like One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and much more. Help raise the sails or even take a turn navigating the ship.
  • Sail across New York Harbor
  • New York's only tall ship, built using plans from the Smithsonian Museum
  • Breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan skyline
  • Help raise the sails or take a turn at the helm!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Experience!

This was so fun! The staff was great about explaining what they were doing and the general operation of the ship. I tried to help raise the sails, that is hard work, glad it's not my job. The view was amazing. I enjoyed watching the...More

Thank Annie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The best way to see Liberty

We visited on a warm Sunday lunchtime. There were probably only a couple of dozen people on our boat as we cast off. Before we set off, we were given a brief but friendly introduction to the boat and the crew. Once on the water,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Much better way to see Statue of Liberty!

I had this boat trip included in my New York pass as well as the boat to Statue of Liberty. We were originally going to do the second option but the line to even get the ticket was about a 2 hour wait! We passed...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice cruise but no description of sights and horrible customer service at their headquarters.

Went with a couple of groups of friends on this cruise. I had been on other NYC sightseeing boats so I was just fine that there was no description of things we were going to see - i.e. you see the Statue of Liberty but...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018
Best way to cruise around New York harbor with kids!

We couldn't decide between the Circle Line and this harbor cruise, and we are so happy that we settled on this one. This is New York's only tall ship, and the crew unfurls the sails to take you on the 1-1.5 hour cruise around the...More

Thank C S
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4 April 2018|
Response from Globewalker73 |
Battery Park, Slip #2 right in front of Battery Gardens See it on Google maps to get oriented
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