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Shearwater Classic Schooner: Daytime Statue Sail or City Lights Sail tickets

Gate Prices Adult $50.00
Child (3-12) $25.00
Breathe fresh sea air as you take in the city's most spectacular sights from the deck of this magnificent 82-foot schooner. Whether by sun or city lights, the views are thrilling, the crew is friendly, and your drink is complimentary!

New York City is arguably most beautiful when viewed from a distance. Its instantly-recognizable landmarks comprise one beautiful cityscape that makes The Big Apple one of the most highly regarded tourist destinations in the world. Rather than just hitting all the classic stops by foot on your next trip to New York, why not check out a maritime alternative? Manhattan by Sail allows you to board an elegant schooner for either a 90-minute or two-hour journey into the waters off Manhattan, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Statue of Liberty and the phenomenal skyline of Manhattan from a different point of view.

Boarding The Shearwater at lower Manhattan’s North Cove Marina, guests will be greeted by the crew and enjoy a complimentary beverage before setting sail. The boat’s capacity only allows for 48 passengers at a time, making these scenic cruises intimate and peaceful, rather than loud and touristy.

The Shearwater received its National Landmark status in 2009, 80 years after her maiden voyage. This boat has not always been a cruise ship. She has a rich history of her own, having been commissioned in 1942 to serve as a Coast Guard vessel on picket patrol during World War II. While she is a New York native, The Shearwater has also done some international traveling, sailing through the Panama Canal in 1946 and completing a two-and-a-half year circumnavigation in the 1980s. This ship has competed in many yacht races, and has even been used as a marine laboratory for the University of Pennsylvania! The Shearwater, while certainly an antique, has been lovingly preserved and continually passes rigid Coast Guard inspections, deeming her seaworthy and more than safe enough to regularly ferry passengers to and fro on their Manhattan by Sail excursions.

When you visit New York, be sure to book a trip on this vintage vessel and experience a romantic and rarely-seen view of the city and its skyline. The Shearwater sails at intervals throughout the day, evening –and on certain dates, by moonlight. A Manhattan by Sail cruise gives passengers the perfect vantage point for capturing breathtaking photos of New York City that will be the envy of everyone back home, so be sure to get on board when you’re in town!

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Getting In

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to sail located at the North Cove Yacht Harbor in front of hte glass atrium of the winter garden at Brookfield Place (World Financial Center).

Reservation Instructions

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 the following link:

If you do not wish to provide credit card authorization, please arrive at the dockside service desk at least 30 minutes prior to departure to be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.


Daytime Statue Sail
April 27-October 31: Monday-Friday, 12:30 pm and 2:45 pm.

City Lights Sail
June-October: Friday and Saturday at 9:30 pm.


November-mid-April. Additionally, sailings are unavailable on the following dates due to scheduled maintenance: April 30, May 14, June 4 and 25, July 16, and August 6 and 20, 2018.


Additional sailings are available for 50% off using code UPGRADE18 (excludes Lobster & Beer and Brunch sails).


The Shearwater Classic Schooner departs from North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place (World Financial Center) in Lower Manhattan.
New York, NY

Driving Directions

West Side Highway, head west on Liberty Street.

Public Transportation

A or C trains to Chambers Street; 4 or 5 trains to Fulton Street;
E or PATH trains to World Trade Center. Walk West on Vesey Street, turn left on North End Avenue and continue one block to North Cove Yacht Harbor.

Please allow up to 20 minutes to locate the Shearwater dock if you are not familiar with the area.


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