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New York Sailboat Cruise with Wine and Cheese provided by Manhattan by Sail - Shearwater Classic Schooner

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New York Sailboat Cruise with Wine and Cheese

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  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Shearwater Classic Schooner - Operated by Manhattan by Sail
    North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, New York, NY 10280, USA
    On the south side on North Cove Marina.
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  • Pass by
    Brookfield Place
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    Manhattan by Sail - Shearwater Classic Schooner
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    1929 Yacht
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    Pass by
    Manhattan Skyline
    New York Harbor
    Governors Island National Monument
    Ellis Island
    Statue of Liberty
  • You'll end at
    Shearwater Classic Schooner - Operated by Manhattan by Sail
    North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, New York, NY 10280, USA
    On the south side on North Cove Marina.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Shearwater Classic Schooner - Operated by Manhattan by Sail, North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, New York, NY 10280, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2-hour sail
  • 4 unique wines selected from Italian family bio-dynamic, organic and sustainable vineyards, cheese
  • Tasting with wine expert
  • Entry/Admission - Manhattan by Sail - Shearwater Classic Schooner
Exclusions
  • All other alcoholic drinks are available to purchase
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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potofcoffee wrote a review Oct 2019
abbotsford13 contributions7 helpful votes
This was our first day in new York and we booked the wine sailing. It couldnt have been better, The weather turned out nice, The staff was good it was very relaxing sailing around the harbor nice view of the statue of liberty, your wine was always being topped up.it was a graet
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Date of experience: September 2019
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lilly_white_tourist wrote a review Aug 2019
Kildare, Ireland194 contributions58 helpful votes
We did this tour with high hopes after already doing the sister ship (Clipper City) The Shearwater is MUCH smaller. There are no seats. People could sit on storage boxes, pipes, or the ground. There is not much of a ledge around it either and if you're up the front you have to
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Response from Vacation00696096796, Owner at New York Sailboat Cruise with Wine and Cheese
Responded 10 Sep 2020
I am sorry that your expectations were not met by your experience aboard the Shearwater schooner. She is a classic and nationally landmarked once-private yacht built in 1929. She is a Gatsby-era, museum-grade artifact of the Roaring '20s, the Gilded Age, or the Jazz Age, and has a very colorful history. That is part of the charm of the boat and we can't change that or it will degrade its authenticity. We strive to communicate the different qualities of each of our vessels so that our guests can select which boat feels like a better fit for them. Shearwater, an all-wood vessel with masterful teak and mahogany deck and structures, at 82 feet (25m), is more old-time & reminiscent of a bygone era of American yachting, with a server walking around and providing beverages from a cooler rather than from a proper bar. The Clipper City, by contrast, at 158 feet (48m), is a replica of a clipper ship that sailed from 1854 to 1892, and is has a big ship feel to her. I feel badly that your friend was uncomfortable; if informed of their condition, the crew certainly would have made accomodation to ensure an appropriate seating location; we would bring up a cushion for elderly or infirm guests. For the wines, we our wine expert samples and selects different wines all the time; I am sorry that some of them were not winners. We select from organic and biodynamic small vineyards, so they are constantly changing and perhaps the next week's wines would have been more to your tastes. Either vessel provides a unique experience and embody different historic aspects of sailing in America, and, of course, personal preference will dictate who chooses which vessel, and I would agree/argue that Shearwater represents a casual elegance for the adventurous and agree that it is more oriented towards a more active and able-bodied clientele. Thank you for this opportunity to respond to your feedback. -Tom
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Gale D wrote a review Jul 2019
Baltimore, Maryland29 contributions15 helpful votes
Great deal - 3 in 1 cruise - sail / wine tasting / Statue of Liberty views! What a nice break on a hot July day to get out on the water with a breeze! Such a nice 2-hour sail with a great friendly crew. Wine sommelier on board was so nice and knowledgeable and the wine pours
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Benoit M wrote a review Jun 2018
Montreal, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
We hesitated for quite awhile before going, as the weather channel was announcing thundershowers. Wow! It was a beautiful outing. Great service, wine aplenty (and good one at that, the sommelier was a sympathetic Morrocan woman along with other pleasant folks), smiling staff,
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Date of experience: June 2018
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By: Manhattan by Sail - Shearwater Classic Schooner
Chefhitgirl
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Heaven on earth
The Shearwater brings you out into the middle of the water, all you can hear are seagulls and the sails flapping a
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ambitious_angelo508
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Not the best customer service but views are nice.
Views are great. Staff was a little annoying and not the most cordial. Ride was a bit short as well.
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kteter89
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Perfect evening
After months of lockdown, we returned to the Shearwater for a late afternoon wine tasting sail. It was perfect! The
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travis n
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Afterwork Company Outing
so amazing. had no idea that it was so beautiful out on the water in NYC... The staff was great - good looking & to
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u235mc2
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Sad experience
I expended 80 dollars in a cab for reach the boat at time, they don´t even called! No body was there and reservatio
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René R
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No Service
Terrible company to book your trip. We did it last Thursday and without any reason, 2 hour prior to departure they
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Peter W
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Sunset Cruise without a sunset
First attempt at a sunset cruise was cancelled just as we arrived at the boat, due to weather. On the second attemp
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SDB1961
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Perfect outing!
My husband and I capped off my birthday with a sunset sail and it was absolutely perfect. I can't wait to go back
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CPeck18
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Delightful Afternoon on the Water
I have been out in the harbor before - but never on such a peaceful, quiet vessel. The Shearwater was a beautiful s
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MEWEHR1977
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The best!
My only negative is, there should be yacht rock music playing! Food decent, drinks plentiful, staff is amazing! The
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Edwin R
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Fantastic time!
The Shearwater is a unique way to experience New York City. The views are spectacular. The boat is comfortable and
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Roam299036
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"Beautiful Sunset Cruise of NYC"
We had the BEST time on the sailboat!This was my first time on a sailboat like this!! The crew was so nice and frie
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allisonyc
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Gorgeous sunset sail with friends
I took 2 out-of-town friends on the sunset sail to celebrate a milestone birthday we are all having this year. This
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teresa t
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Breathtaking!!
This cruise was by far the highlight of our trip to NYC! Not only were the views spectacular but the staff was extr
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AO4
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Time well spent!
We booked this as part of the City Sightseeing pass. Quite difficult trying to make the booking, fortunately last m
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