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Clipper City Tall Ship Sail (Daytime Statue or Harbor Lights) tickets

Gate Prices Adult $39.00
Child (3-12) $17.00
Imagine feasting your eyes upon the most iconic landmarks in New York City. Now, imagine experiencing them from one of the largest sailing vessels in the world. Whether by sunshine or moonlight, this tour is a truly swoon-worthy event!

Tall ships are such a blast from the past. They are amazing to behold, but imagine sailing on one! Let your imagination run wild when you visit New York City, and experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go for a cruise aboard one of the world’s largest sail boats still in operation.

Sailing at 158 feet long, with 120-foot masts, and measuring in at over 8,000 square feet of sail, this 200 ton vessel is a new addition to Manhattan’s skyline, while still reminding of days gone by when America was rising to become the leader in global commerce. Clipper City has capacity for up to 144 passengers, and is known as “New York’s largest and most elegant sailing vessel”. While it is replicated in the style of lumber-hauling schooners from the 19th century, this vessel is built for comfort, featuring spacious decks and comfortable seating, as well as unbeatable vantage points from which you can snap photos of the Manhattan skyline! Being on the water, you will have a unique perspective of New York’s landmarks, and can really take get a sense of the Big Apple’s ‘big picture’. This cruise is awesome not only for its air of nautical adventure, but also for its historic quality!

The original Clipper City was built as a cargo ship in 1854, just before the start of the Civil War, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Its name is derived from its home of origin, a town that gained a reputation as being a hub of American shipbuilding. The plans for the original Clipper City are on record at the Smithsonian, and its cross-sections are housed at Wisconsin Maritime Museum. This steel-hulled replica is very close to the real thing, and offers a safe and enjoyable ride that will take you back in nautical time.

Experience the essential landmarks of NYC – the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and the iconic skyline of lower Manhattan aboard a magnificent sailboat. Nothing will prepare you for the amazing sensation of being on one of the largest sailing boats still in commercial operation today. A full service bar is available on board. The Clipper City Tall Ship now departs from a NEW LOCATION at the south end of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan just west of the Staten Island and Battery Gardens Restaurant Ferry terminal, New York, NY.

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Getting In

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to sail and present your Pass to the dockside agent at Battery Park. the agent is located at Slip 2 at the south end of Battery Park, just west of the Staten Island Ferry terminal and Battery Gardens Restaurant.

Reservation Instructions:

Please call to make a reservation (212) 619-6900 or email reservations@manhattanbysail.com for guaranteed spot on the cruise. You will need to leave your credit card number to reserve a spot; however, your card will not be charged unless you do not show up for the cruise. Arrive 30 minutes prior to sail to scan your pass and receive boarding tickets. Your pass must be valid on the day of the sail. Please note that weekend sails fill up very quickly, you may need to plan your sailing on an alternate day.

Hours

Daytime Sailings:
April-October 25: Daily at 2:15 pm and 4:30 pm
Harbor Lights sailing (June-September): Thursday-Saturday at 9:30 pm

Please note that weekend sails fill up very quickly. You may need to plan your sailing on an alternate day.

Closings

November-March

Address

South end of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan just West of the Staten Island and Battery Gardens Restaurant Ferry terminal

Public Transportation

1 train to South Ferry; 4 or 5 trains to Bowling Green; M5, M15 or M20 bus to the Staten Island Ferry. Enter Battery Park at the south end of State Street and walk past the giant flagpole straight to the water. You will see the Clipper City Service Desk where you will check-in.
 

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[ 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful ]

Amazing discovrering of NewYork city bay
By French family Verified Reviewer from Hong Kong on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Clipper City Tall Ship - Daytime or Harbor Lights Sailing:

It was our first time in NYC. We started our visit with the clipper tour. It was really really very nice, very quiet. Not too many people on board, so you can go everywhere on the clipper. 1 hour and 40 minutes, good timing to see everything interesting,...because we need time for inside the city ! On the clipper, we felt like the time had stopped for us. Lots of boat were overloaded around the liberty statue. I could not imagine to take one of those... The choice is really not difficult. And last thing, of course we took a lot of pictures and with the sails, there were a lot of artistic photos to take ! We really had a great time !

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[ 6 of 7 customers found this review helpful ]

An absolute blast!
By Fran Verified Reviewer from Meridien, CT on
Pros:
Beautiful ship, Awesome scenery
Best Uses:
Great for couples
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Clipper City Tall Ship - Daytime or Harbor Lights Sailing:

What an awesome way to see NYC. I had never thought about going out on a Clipper Ship but when we saw it was part of the pass, we decided to do it. So glad we did. It was fantastic. The ship is beautiful and we really really loved the trip! Thank you Clipper City!

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