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Clipper City Sailing Experience

Clipper City Tall Ship Daytime Sailing Experience

comment Sail aboard New York's only tall ship, built using plans from the Smithsonian Museum

Ticket Details

Ticket Details

  • 75-minute sailing adventure around New York City's harbour on board the Big Apple's largest tall-ship
  • Spectacular views of Manhattan's famous skyline including the majestic Statue of Liberty
  • Large protected canopy for all-weather sailing
  • On board bar where you can purchase original nautical cocktails and a wide selection of beer and wine

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Prevailing winds all but guarantee an exciting adventure on the waters!

This unique sailing experience takes you around New York’s famous harbor aboard the magnificent Clipper City, an exact replica of the City Clipper ships that sailed the coastal lumber trade in the US during the late 1800s.

Our guide to Clipper City Sailing Experience

The Clipper City is New York’s largest tall ship measuring 160 feet long, with masts rising 135 feet off the deck - nothing will prepare you for the feeling when the massive square-rigged sails are raised and you head out into the harbour.

As you get underway, you will enjoy panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge and then pass close to the Statue of Liberty. Other highlights included Ellis Island, the Manhattan Skyline, the fortifications of Governors Island and Battery Park. Depending on the winds and tides, the captain may sail up the Buttermilk Channel or out to the Verrazzano Bridge which spans the ocean's entrance to New York Harbour.

Designed with an unparalled sightseeing experience in mind the Clipper City decks are spacious and comfortable, with ample seating, a full bar amidships and a raised quarter deck back aft that allows for wonderful views of New York City and the famous harbour.

The sailing trip lasts around 75 minutes and the prevailing winds all but guarantee an exciting adventure on the waters! This majestic schooner also features an on board bar where you can purchase original nautical cocktails and a wide selection of beer and wine.

Departure Location: Clipper City Tall Ship Sailing Cruises depart from Slip 2 at the South end of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan

Departs: Daily from 28 April - 9 October; Cruise does not operate over the Winter.

Duration: 75 minutes.

Start Times: 1.30pm or 3.30pm

New York Tips & Tricks

Don’t forget to add the tax! Prices in New York are almost always exclusive of a 7% State Tax.

Reviews

Customer reviews for Empire Clipper Sailing Experience

Average 5 out of 5 (2 customer reviews)

4.5
  • The boat and the experience were fantastic - great views, no noisy smelly diesel, cocktails on board (have to buy them), helped to pull the sails up!. Only negative was that the info said the boat sailed from a pier which had been badly damaged 8 months earlier by a hurricane and we had a 20 min walk to the actual place it sailed from.

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  • Absolutely fantastic!

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Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Clipper City Sailing Experience

  • Cruise operates between the 22nd April and the 9th October only.
  • Sailings still operate in moderate wind and rain. If a sailing is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, an alternative date will be offered. If you are unable to re-schedule for a suitable time/date that fits with your plans, a full refund will be offered.
  • Guests must check in for their sailing 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time to collect their boarding pass. If you have not checked in 10 minutes prior to the departure time, you risk losing your space on the boat.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Clipper City Sailing Experience

Where does the boat depart from?

The Clipper City Tall Ship departs from Slip 2 at the South end of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, just west of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and Battery Gardens Restaurant.

What if it rains?

Sailing is an all-weather activity and the Clipper City sails rain or shine. Summer thundershowers are part of life in New York and you’ll soon see that braving the elements with the safe and reliable crew is all part of the fun! The large canopy will protect guests from the worst of the elements. On the rare occasion conditions are too severe to sail then an alternative date will be offered. If you are unable to re-schedule for a suitable time/date that fits with your plans, a full refund will be offered.

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