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NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City provided by Manhattan By Sail - Clipper City Tall Ship

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NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City

NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City
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Though many tours take you to the Statue of Liberty, few tours cruise you past this American landmark on an actual tall ship. Enjoy fantastic vistas of this must-see attraction with this New York Harbor cruise, where you can sail the waters of Lower Manhattan on a multi-masted boat, and enjoy the wind on your face along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cruise past the Statue of Liberty on a sailboat adventure in New York City
  • Sailing enthusiasts can take a ride on New York's only operating tall ship
  • Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Depart from Battery Park, down the cobblestone path past Battery Gardens
What to expect
  • 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 afternoon sail, enjoy beautiful views of New York City landmarks from one of two decks.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cruise past the Statue of Liberty on a sailboat adventure in New York City
  • Sailing enthusiasts can take a ride on New York's only operating tall ship
  • Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Depart from Battery Park, down the cobblestone path past Battery Gardens
What to expect
  • 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 afternoon sail, enjoy beautiful views of New York City landmarks from one of two decks.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5252CLIPPERCITY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Restroom on board
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Pier 35, FDR Dr, New York, NY 10002, USA Your sail on the Clipper City will be departing from PIER 35 on the East River – just North of the Manhattan Bridge. If you google: Mussel Beach, East River, NY you will arrive right near the pier. Walk straight from the park towards the river and turn LEFT (north) you will see the boat.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. Sails in light to moderate rain. If canceled due to severe weather, your sail will be rescheduled at no charge.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 149 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Restroom on board
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Departure details
  • Pier 35, FDR Dr, New York, NY 10002, USA Your sail on the Clipper City will be departing from PIER 35 on the East River – just North of the Manhattan Bridge. If you google: Mussel Beach, East River, NY you will arrive right near the pier. Walk straight from the park towards the river and turn LEFT (north) you will see the boat.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. Sails in light to moderate rain. If canceled due to severe weather, your sail will be rescheduled at no charge.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 149 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pier 35
    FDR Dr, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Your sail on the Clipper City will be departing from PIER 35 on the East River – just North of the Manhattan Bridge. If you google: Mussel Beach, East River, NY you will arrive right near the pier. Walk straight from the park towards the river and turn LEFT (north) you will see the boat.
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  • Pass by
    New York Harbor
    Manhattan Skyline
    Governors Island National Monument
    Ellis Island
    Statue of Liberty
    Brooklyn Bridge
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Nelson Bx
Bronx, NY3 contributions
Anniversary sunset sail
The Clipper City sunset cruise was wonderful. The staff was friendly and helpful and explained everything about the sail. We look forward to our next sail.
Written 19 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NY Lovers
1 contribution
Great Sail
Sep 2021 • Couples
I love sail boats and I have tried most sails in NYC. Clipper City Boat was the biggest sail boat, full bar with all sorts of drinks, snacks and cocktails, accepts credit cards too, young friendly staff who made the sailing experiments fun, and the music was great too. Even though the line to get on the boat was big, it was enough space for everyone to enjoy and walk around even in a covid era. Would definitely come back with a big group too!
Written 7 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lee Ann Murray
Dallas, TX182 contributions
Best View of Lady Liberty!
Sep 2020
I've been to the statue of liberty a few times so wanted something a little different this time. It is the best view of not only the Statue of Liberty, but the whole city skyline! It was relaxing being out in the breeze and everyone was chatting away and you can take such great pictures. Wonderful way to spend a leisurely afternoon in NY.
Written 25 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Becki K
7 contributions
Would do again!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Such a relaxing, amazing time! Round trip was a little over two hours and worth every minute! You WILL NOT get a better view of Lady Liberty anywhere else! The leisure trip was relaxing and allowed plenty of time for photo ops with Brooklyn Bridge, Governor Island, Lady Liberty, and Manhattan. The crew was great and even let us help raise the main sail! The boat was a little rocky at the dock, but was smooth sailing in open water. Great bar and restrooms available on board. DON'T FORGET CASH FOR TIPS! THEY DESERVE IT!
Written 22 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erin Lausch
1 contribution
Not Impressed
Aug 2021
I was very disappointed in our experience. There was no narration of any kind, not even to point out significant points of interest. The 2 hour "cruise" only went a short distance and spent most of the time waiting to get closer to the statue of liberty and then turning around. It was quite boring.

The site mentions that drinks and "snacks" are available. The only snacks were chips- plain and barbeque, not much of a selection.

While my son enjoyed the opportunity to "help" hoisting the sails, they were somewhat demanding in wanting passengers to help. Three times, she got up and said "We could use a little help with the sails- we have 2 small boys helping". Seemed more like they needed passengers instead of offering it as a neat experience.
Written 10 August 2021
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Priscilla I
Miami Beach, FL4 contributions
A must do in NYC
Aug 2021 • Family
Absolutely amazing experience, highlight of the weekend, highly recommend. Staff is friendly and efficient.
Written 9 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James D
Cincinnati, OH1 contribution
Great cruise experience, but...
Jun 2021
Very enjoyable cruise. Pleasant crew, congenial passengers, great views, wonderful experience. I booked through NY Sightseeing Flex Pass. At the end of the cruise, they quickly solicited my review for TripAdvisor. However, at the time we boarded there was some confusion regarding the billing process. I got no responsive to my calls and texts until 24 hours after the cruise. Strange that they quickly requested my review, but could not respond to my calls/texts. After 3 days, the billing issues were finally sorted. Great outing marred by a clumsy billing process. They could easily avoid this result by sending a text that the Flex Pass credit card charge would be reversed within 3 days at the same time they sent the review request. It would also be good to answer the phone and texts timely. I feel confident that they better sailors that business managers.
Written 2 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mary Ellen L
2 contributions
The Best!
Aug 2019
Both the ship and the crew were awesome! We especially liked the freedom to move around the entire ship from start to finish. Also not having it narrated turned out to be a plus - it was much nicer to just have informal talks with any of the crew members - they were all very nice and very knowledgeable. They engage volunteers to help and my son really had a great time helping to hoist the sail!
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike S
St. Albans, UK312 contributions
A lovely ship
Oct 2019
If you would like to go on a boat cruise to see the sights, then this is the way. Nothing like as packed on as the other boat tours and far more relaxing. Nice staff. Food and booze available.
Written 29 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DML
Virginia9 contributions
Not quite the Tall Ship
Oct 2019 • Solo
Nice spin around the Habor - the weather was nice, I got great pics of Lady Liberty! However, they only put one sail up so I was disappointed. The ship was not like the photo advertised which is Why I selected it over the other tours advertised. Also the young kid was quite nonchalant about safety procedures.
Written 28 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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kimm693
kimm693
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Terrible experience
The beer was terrible, the boat smelled like sewage, the music was awful and I had drunk last spill on me
carolyncJ3980OC
carolyncJ3980OC
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Fantastic Time!
We had the best time! The view was fantastic, the music was great and the staff was fabulous! Will definitely rec
richardnB3451VY
richardnB3451VY
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Stay away.
Horrid experience. No Covid protocols. No announcements pointing out sites. Not really operated by sail.
b0ye0ngl
b0ye0ngl
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Worth it!
It was a great experience! It goes underneath the Brooklyn bridge and pass around Statue of Liberty! Absolutely bea
troym353
troym353
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Fun way to end the day in Manhattan
One of the highlights of the trip. Amazing views of Lady Liberty at night. Good selection of drinks and a fun cre
757tracyh
757tracyh
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A must do when in NYC in Summer....
When we arrived and saw the queue to board the boat we were a little nervous....but this ended up being one of the
Karen M
Karen M
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Great boat staff. Horrible location. Will not return there.
The boat staff and sail was wonderful. The new location is Horrible - we will never go back. I wouldn't go back t
Ceciliaroxy
Ceciliaroxy
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Best sunset sail in town!
Great time ! Lively crew, great bartenders , beautiful night with friends. Will definitely go again!
DebbieCallie
DebbieCallie
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Awesome
Excellent day with great service. Crew was very knowledgeable and helpful. And the Bartender was awesome! A
marremes220
marremes220
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Great Views and Accommodating Staff
Flooding canceled our initial sail, but the crew worked with us to schedule another. Friendly staff!
SoloNYer
SoloNYer
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Beautiful views and a romantic time
Beautiful views, clean ship, nice crew, a fun and romantic time -- recommended for NYers and tourists, couples and
Astevia
Astevia
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Highly recomended
Love it!!! It was so relaxing and enjoyable!! I was very amazed watching and almost all-female crew managing the s
ChanieB
ChanieB
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Fantastic and memorable for the whole family!
Our family went on this sailboat ride for my brother's birthday. We had our father with us who has a walking disabi
Colwarp
Colwarp
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Disappointing
I had high hopes for this cruise, but once the boat left the dock all we did was sail to the Statue of Liberty, sit
ChadandTeresa
ChadandTeresa
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Would recommend!!
It was amazing to sail on such a beautiful boat to view a one of a kind monument in NYC! There just needs to be be
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