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Sunset Sail Through NYC Harbor (Up to 8 Passengers)

About this experience

What you'll do:

Watch night fall on the city as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty from the unbeatable vantage point of the harbor. The perfect way to kick-start your evening.

Explore the deck of the 82 foot Gatsby era schooner Shearwater. Sit back and enjoy a dramatic sunset on the water while you order your favorite drink from our servers. Our intrepid sailors are friendly and fascinating in their own right: among us are multidisciplinary artists, skilled craftspeople, and salty seafarers.

It doesn’t get any more romantic than a sunset sail. Sit comfortably with a cocktail or explore the deck and enjoy the views from different points. Shearwater sails through the NYC Harbor, closely passing The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, the NJ and NY skyline, and bridges.

Sip on your favorite drink while you discover New York City as you’ve never seen it before!

Why we love it for your party:

  • Sunset spectacular (Witness the city's skyline transform into a canvas of colors as the sun dips behind the Statue of Liberty)
  • Crew of characters (Our crew isn't just skilled sailors; they're a lively bunch of storytellers, artists, and adventurers!)
  • Love boat vibes (Set sail on the romance of a lifetime with a sunset cruise that's sure to make your heart flutter)
  • Sights & sips (Cruise past iconic sights while enjoying your favorite drink, making every sip a toast to adventure)
  • Sail-ebrate good times (Raise your glass to unforgettable moments as you sail into the night on this epic NYC adventure!)

About this experience partner:

To us, sailing is about prevailing.

At Manhattan by Sail, we’re the venue for some of your most unforgettable experiences…and so much more. We are sailors who count ourselves as fortunate enough to sail the prevailing winds of the world’s most iconic harbor. We’ve been taking people sailing in New York Harbor since 1972, when a salty welder named Nick van Nes sailed his 70-ft. yawl, Petrel, to The Battery. He built a dock, put up a sign…and slowly, the first passenger sailboat in New York started to draw attention from locals.

Today, aboard the Shearwater and Clipper City, we share the joy of sailing our beautiful harbor with visitors and New Yorkers alike. Offering an incomparable setting for your outing, we’ve developed into a world-class venue. On board during our specialty sails, you can enjoy the sweetness of live jazz music, local craft beers, spicy performances from some of NYC’s premier burlesque performers, and more. But some things have remained the same since the beginning: our passion, commitment, and our caring, enthusiastic crew who sail each day with their whole hearts. At Manhattan By Sail, we welcome you aboard to share in our joyful culture and to join us in falling in love with NYC, over and over again.

Looking back, there have been challenges: through the early days of a new business, through 9/11, through restorations, growth and setbacks we worked to preserve the traditional art of sailing and everything that it encompasses: sewing sails, welding, woodworking, navigation, and preserving old boats steeped in history. We have created our own marvelous ecosystem and trained hundreds in the traditional craft of sailing. We know that with grit, teamwork, determination and resilience anything is possible.

It’s why we’re here today and why we’ve been able to provide such positive experiences to so many (see our reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor).

We have prevailed. We are proud to be here today. And we are honored to have introduced hundreds of thousands to the sublime pleasures of sailing NYC’s waterways. Thank you for letting us be part of your New York experience; your patronage supports a legacy. Whether you’re a visitor or a lifelong New Yorker, we invite you to see Manhattan through new eyes and feel reinvigorated.

Additional information:

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available.
  • The temperature can be cooler out on the water so dress accordingly - best to be prepared! Hats and sunscreen are recommended on summer days.
  • It is customary to tip the crew & bartender if you enjoyed your experience.
  • Sailing is an all-weather activity; & we do sail in light rain or intermittent sprinkles, however, the Captain will cancel due to severe or unsafe conditions. MBS will do it’s best to notify you promptly, but last-minute cancelations do happen. If the Captain must cancel a sail, customers will be offered alternate departures, subject to availability, or receive a sailing credit for the current or following season.

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Tickets for Groups of 1-4 People

Starting at$98per person

1hr 45min

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Tickets for Groups of 5-8 People

Starting at$87per person

1hr 45min

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Location

North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, New York, NY 10280, USA

Cancellation Policy

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generous Cancellation Policy

Full refund on cancellations with 7+ days notice. No refund within 7 day window.

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Tickets for Groups of 1-4 People

Starting at$98per person

1hr 45min


Tickets for Groups of 5-8 People

Starting at$87per person

1hr 45min


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