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Manhattan by Sail provides a diverse fleet of ships and myriad of options for any and all who want to experience the thrill of sailing in the world's greatest harbor. From basic public sails to specialty outings, music events, cocktail parties...more
North Cove Marina, New York City, NY
Financial District
+1 212-619-0907
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 October 2009

Loved it, loved it, loved it! We used our New York Pass and were greatly pleased. The 82' 1920's yacht is beautiful and very well taken care of. It meets at the little North Cove directly in front of the World Financial Center. Up to...More

5  Thank WAMarathoner
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 July 2011

First of all how can anyone say anything negative about a twilight sail on on a classic schooner on the Hudson river in New York City on a beautiful summer day? What's wrong with me? This should have been fun. Don't get me wrong, it...More

7  Thank SalsaJoe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is a sail boat tour which starts from the south west side of Manhattan and sails around the Statue of Liberty Island. Initially the sail boat uses it motors to pull out of the bay area, but in open area sails using the...More

Thank Shahid K
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This was one of the greatest visits I have experienced. The views from the boat are fantastic and it is so much better to see the sites this way s. from an overcrowded boat. Although the weather was not great, the crew members went out...More

Thank Ilana K
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We were so happy with our Sail. The Sailboat was gorgeous with great staff along with cocktails for purchase. The 90 minutes ended up being perfect. I went with friends as well as my 7 year old for sightseeing. What an incredible way to see...More

1  Thank pskic1
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were very excited about going on the night NYC city lights tour. No one from the company showed up, no phone call no email. There was people from the UK, France and several places in the USA, shame on you NYC,...More

Thank Andres C
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were excited about our 9:30 city light tour. We arrived at 9:00 and finally found the Shearwater boat. Horrible directions were provided on where to meet. There were two other couples also waiting. By 9:20 we started wondering why no one...More

1  Thank Emily L
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Our family made a trip into the city, arrived by 8:45pm, and watched the crew pack up the sails. When we inquired about our city lights sail, we were told it was cancelled. No call, text or email received. Weather was perfect. I have requested...More

1  Thank james m
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful and different way to show out of town visitors the city skyline and Statue of Liberty. It’s fun and even better to enjoy a beer or wine while sailing the habor. The happy hour cruise is the perfect pre-dinner activity. The...More

Thank 477GrahamS477
Reviewed 16 July 2018

On our last night in the city we had booked the night time City Lights cruise using our last Explorer pass. We traveled all the way to the marina from uptown, just to be told that the captain felt ill, they were canceling the cruise....More

1  Thank tiqr
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Nice boat, Really interesting to explore the cabin. Crew was friendly. Nice of them to provide great weather. Only complaint was that the ad we saw said it included a drink, but we were charged for our wine.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best and romantic way to enjoy a sunset in NY, waching the skyline while sipping champagne. A must do!

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Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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