Scenic Cruises

New York City Lights Sail

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Pier 17 - New York, NY

Experience one of the finest evenings of sightseeing in NYC from the tranquil decks of the New York City Lights Sail one of Manhattan's most unique scenic cruises.

  • Escape to the water aboard the Clipper City a meticulously maintained,158-foot vintage sailboat
  • Take in the nighttime views of the Big Apple in a whole new way, as you cruise past famed Manhattan attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Marvel at how NYC's brilliant skyline lights up the night sky during this 90-minute cruise
  • See for yourself why this remarkable outing has been featured in The New York Times, InStyle Weddings, and on NBC's The Apprentice
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

May - October:
Saturdays - 8:00 PM

Essential Information
  • The sail is not narrated, however the crew is happy to answer any questions
  • It is recommended to arrive early to find seating on one of the benches, hatch covers, cabin tops or the deck
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for cash purchase
  • You may bring food aboard, like sandwiches, chips, and crackers (stay away from red sauces, or anything else that could stain the deck)
  • The Clipper City Tall Ship is wheelchair accessible to 80% of the public deck space
  • If you are in a wheelchair, please be advised that boarding the vessel usually requires crew assistance as wakes from ferry boats and tidal change can create challenging conditions
  • Bathrooms on Clipper City cannot be entered whilst in a wheelchair
  • Children 12 years of age and younger may qualify for special pricing. Please contact Virgin Experience Gifts to inquire about pricing options.
This sail will last approximately 90-minute.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
You will be accompanied by other passengers, with a maximum of 149 per sail. For groups larger than 6 please contact Virgin Experience Gifts directly for pricing.
This experience is only for those on the sail.
Weather Dependent
Sailing is an all-weather outdoor experience and will run in light rain. In the event of dangerous sailing conditions, your sail will be rescheduled. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. The temperature can be cooler out on the water, so dress accordingly. Passengers should wear only soft soled shoes such as sneakers, deck shoes, flip-flops or sandals. Heels and boots can scuff the deck.
What if it rains?
In the event of a cancellation by the Captain due to severe weather conditions or mechanical failure, customers will be rescheduled at no additional fee.
What time do I need to arrive?
We board 10 minutes prior to departure and ask that you arrive at the dock 30 minutes before you sail. The boat will not wait for stragglers.
Is there assigned seating?
Seating is casual. You can pick a spot on one of the benches, hatch covers, cabin tops, or layout on the beautiful deck.
Are gratuities included?

Price does not include gratuity. It is customary to tip the crew if you enjoyed your sail, and please remember to tip your server if you enjoyed your drink.

Will there be food or drinks on board?

There is a cash bar on board (beer, white wine, soda and water). You may bring food aboard for your sail, like sandwiches, chips, crackers (nothing too big). Stay away from red sauces, or anything else that could stain the deck. Please throw away any trash at the end of your sail.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No cancellations or rescheduling requests will be allowed. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.


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