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 - a Clipper City Tall Ship!
Tall ships are such a great blast from the past. They are amazing to behold, but imagine sailing on one in NYC! 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 New York City 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 Tall Ship is a new addition to Manhattan’s skyline, while still reminding you of days gone by when America was rising to become the leader in global commerce.
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.
Reservations may only be made online. A credit card pre-authorization is required to guarantee your reservation. Your card will not be charged if valid pass(es) are presented upon scheduled check-in. Reservations cannot be made by phone. To reserve, please use the following link: www.manhattanbysail.com/ExplorerPass/ClipperCity/
If you do not wish to provide credit card authorization, please arrive at dockside service desk at least 30 minutes prior to departure to be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.
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.