Have you ever hoisted a sail? Or taken your turn at the wheel of a historic clipper ship? Take a deep breath, feel the massive, heroic boat beneath you and get ready for an epic experience suited to every type of adventure-seeker. Originally designed for hauling lumber, the Clipper City has a sturdy, big-ship feel that lifts you high off the water. Six crew members will be hauling on the sails, charging around and getting you involved. Rather sit back and enjoy? You can do that, too.
With a length of 158 feet and masts rising 120 feet, she can comfortably sail 149 people, the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States. You will look up and see sails that are bigger than your house. Our masts reaching towards the sky, we just fit under Brooklyn Bridge by a few meters when the tide is just low enough! This large sailboat has waist-high railings and provides a big, open deck (100 feet x 30 feet) with benches, hatches and a raised quarter deck where the captain steers. During your journey, we’ll fly 5,000 feet of sail.
Meet at Pier 17 at The Seaport in Lower Manhattan, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Operates June - October
Updated schedules at https://www.manhattanbysail.com.
Reservations may only be made online. Reservations cannot be purchased by phone. Credit card required for reservations. To reserve, visit: https://www.manhattanbysail.com/spass. If you cannot reserve online, please go to dockside service desk 30 minutes prior to boarding to be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.