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Manhattan By Sail - Clipper City Tall Ship

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Financial District
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Address: Battery Park, Slip 2, New York City, NY 10004
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+1 212-619-0907
10:00 - 21:45
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:45

Manhattan by Sail has a diverse little fleet of ships that sail the NY...

Manhattan by Sail has a diverse little fleet of ships that sail the NY Harbor daily and a corresponding myriad of options for any and all who want to experience the thrill of sailing in the world’s greatest harbor. Our newest addition is the Clipper City, a 158-ft. tall ship that can accommodate up to 150 passengers. A more intimate experience can be had on the Shearwater, a historic schooner with capacity up to 48 passengers.

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We did this in September 2015 with the use of our New York Pass. We booked in advance to ensure we got on the sailing we wanted. This is an excellent way to see the Manhattan... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2015
Matthew M
Jersey, United Kingdom
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We did this in September 2015 with the use of our New York Pass. We booked in advance to ensure we got on the sailing we wanted. This is an excellent way to see the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Compared to the ferries which were tightly packed full of hot and bothered tourists, we set off sail... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I went on the Daytime Statue Sail that departs from Battery Park and does a round trip to near Liberty Island, taking about 90 min. It offers great views of the Statue of Liberty, Lower Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. There's a bar on-board that sells alcoholic drinks (the iced tea was very good as well) but you are allowed... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Took the "Twilight Sail" on a beautiful very warm night in September and had one of my best times in NYC! It was a smooth almost 2 hours sail with lots of sunset photo opportunities and passing by Miss Liberty. The staff was very friendly, helpful and relaxed. Please be prepared to give them a tip into their jar right... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I purchased the tickets ahead of time at a considerable discount. Our Family went on the "Secrets of the City" tour and the guide filled us in on all sorts of fun facts about the history of New York. They let my 10 year old steer the boat and the crew really interacted with the guests. They serve cocktails that... More 

Thank Spring F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This trip was amazing! It was a beautiful day, the ships staff were really helpful and fun. Included in the price of $45 was a drink, I had champagne , well it was my birthday! Would really recommend this 2 hour trip, for amazing views and not a packed and overly busy ferry ride!

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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

So first off I'd like to say how accommodating they are! The first time I booked, I chose the wrong date. So I called them and they rescheduled it for the correct day no problem. Then the day arrived and in my naïveté I thought we could make it to the harbor from manhattan down town in 20 minutes. Nope.... More 

Thank Sierra B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This was very nice, a sunset cruise watching the sun disappear and seeing the statue of liberty. This was casual and highly relaxing, even around via the Brooklyn bridge.

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

A FANTASTIC way to see NEW YORK HARBOR from the sea! Beautiful experience and we loved it so much we are chartering it for a Party!

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We went on the Luke's Lobster sunset sail. In a good way, it was nothing like we expected. It really is a Clipper ship that holds about 150 people. What we noticed is that they didn't overcrowd the boat. Everyone could find a place to sit if they wanted to. The staff was down-to-earth, friendly, helpful, yet unobtrusive. Luke's lobster... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon sail around Manhattan on the Clipper. While you don't see much more than if you were on the boat to Ellis Island and back you do get a much more relaxed and inspiring experience. The boat meanders its way out into the middle of the harbour giving everyone on board lots of excellent picture opportunities.... More 

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