Tall Ship Sailing Experience

Manhattan, NY

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Embark on an afternoon of adventure, thrills, and unparalleled Manhattan sightseeing with family and friends aboard the NYC Tall Ship Sailing Experience!

  • Step back in time on the historic Clipper City, New York's only tall ship, boasting a 158-foot frame and masts that rise 120 feet off the deck
  • Depart from the docks of Battery Park, enjoying 75 minutes of fresh air, magnificent sights, cash bar refreshments, and plenty of photo ops
  • Enjoy up-close views of famed Manhattan attractions as you navigate along the Hudson River, past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, city skyline and more
  • Big Apple locals and visitors alike will love this chance to relax in a unique atmosphere with family, friends or a special someone!

Pier 17 in New York, NY

When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

May - Mid-October:
Monday through Friday - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays - 1:30 PM & 3:15 PM

Essential Information
  • This sail is not narrated, however the crew is happy to answer your questions
  • Seating is casual
  • Refreshments available for purchase (cash and credit cards are accepted): light fare, beer, wine, soda, mixed drinks and nautical themed cocktails.
  • 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 75 minutes.
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
This experience is shared by a total of 134 passengers.
This is only for those on the ship.
Weather Dependent
Sailing is an all-weather outdoor experience, and we do sail 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
Dress is typically casual. 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. It is recommended to arriving at least 30 minutes before your scheduled time.
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 be there?
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time to exchange your voucher for a boarding pass. You must have your boarding pass with you in order to board the Clipper City. Seating on the boat is casual, and the boat will not wait for stragglers.
Are refreshments and food available?
Refreshments available for purchase: light fare, beer, wine, soda, mixed drinks and nautical themed cocktails.
Are gratuities included?

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

Where do I park?
Your vessel is located at the South Street Seaport. You can park in the parking garage on South Street or you can take either the subway or bus. If you take the Subway, take 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street: A and C to Broadway- Nassau. Walk east on Fulton Street to Water Street. If you take the bus, take M15 (South Ferry-bound) down Second Ave. to Fulton Street.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 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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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
based on 12 reviews.
It was a nice boat ride and the weather was perfect.
The crew was wonderful. It was amazing to see The Statue of Liberty so close. Very relaxing time.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Thanks for writing in about your experience. I'm happy to hear you had a relaxing time out on the water. Hopefully, you took some neat photos of The Statue of Liberty. Thanks again and enjoy your week!  Best, ​Brooke
It was a beautiful afternoon on the water. The staff was friendly and kind. Had a great time!
Would have enjoyed a knowledgeable person giving all of us some information about the different places of interest the ship passed along the way. We had a beautiful day out in the harbor; the people working on the ship were wonderful.
Oh I had a great time. We were allowed to help raise the sails. Wow- a lot of fun-but hard work- and there were about six of us helping- LOL! It was also a beautiful sunny day. And the dark and stormy drinks were also quite good!!!
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