*Only available between April - October 2020* - Get your ultimate sailing experience on Clipper City, a majestic topsail schooner from which you can discover the skyline of New York City in all its glory. Enjoy the cruise along the harbor from two spacious decks and get a unique view on New York’s top attractions, including the Financial District with its famous Wall Street, the One World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many more. Secure the best seats on the main or quarter deck and watch the crew drop canvas and start sailing along NYC’s coast with a delicious summer drink from the on-deck bar. If you ever wanted to learn how to sail it is now your chance to gain some insights, because during this tour you can even become a part of the crew of this 158 feet long and 120 feet high ship and help raising the sails or support the captain on the helm. This makes sailing on the historical schooner Clipper City a fantastic adventure for the whole family!

History of the Clipper City Tall Ship

The schooner is one of the oldest ships and the first sailing vessels of this kind hit the waters in the Great Britain and Netherlands area in the 16th century. Since the first European settlers approached North America in the early 18th century, the classic schooner has been developed to its current standards mainly in the U.S.. However, still today all ships have in common to possess at least two and up to seven masts with fore-and-aft sails on each mast, but always a smaller fore-mast. In their early days, schooners were especially utilized for cargo transports or fishing, but also evolved to a popular racing boats. One of the most famous schooner that won the first America’s Cup, a sailing match race, in the 19th century, was the ‘America’, which is due to its power still replicated today. The Clipper City itself was originally built in 1854 for cargo purposes. After many years in operation, the ship was restored to the latest standards and since 2009 it ensures the best New York harbor cruise experience for its passengers from around the world.

If you have any questions regarding the sailing experience with Clipper City in NYC or in general, don’t hesitate to call us at +1 212-557-1654, drop us an email or try our FAQ. Our friendly and knowledgeable multilingual customer care team is happy to help.

Details of the Clipper City sailing experience

Departure point/Punto di partenza/Treffpunkt: Slip 2, Battery Park, New York, NY 10004

Departure time/Orario di partenza/Start: 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM

Duration/Durata/Dauer: 1.5 hours

Availability/Disponibilità/Verfügbarkeit: April - October, 2020: Daily

Terms and Conditions

Important Info/Informazioni importanti/Wichtige Info: 1. This cruise is seasonal and only available from April through October 2020. 2. At time of reservation, guests must specify what time they want to book.

Cancellation Policy/Penali di cancellazione/Rücktrittsregelung(en): 1. 100% penalty if cancelled within 72 hours before departure. 2. Rescheduling is allowed, but only up to 48 hours in advance before departure.

Voucher Regulation(s)/Regolazione(i) voucher/Gutscheinregelung(en): 1. Voucher must be addressed to MANHATTAN BY SAIL, Slip 2, Battery Park, New York, NY 10004 (Tel. +1 212-619-6900) and must be booked via VOLATOUR Inc., 33 West 46th Street - New York, NY 10036. 2. Voucher must be exchanged for a boarding pass at the Manhattan by Sail/Clipper City ticketing desk located at Slip 2, Battery Park, New York, NY 10004, 30 minutes prior the scheduled tour. 3. Voucher must state that passengers need to call the operator at least 24 hours in advance of tour to confirm reservation (Tel.: +1 212-619-6900).