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Clipper City Tall Ship Daytime Sail

Take a step back in time on New Yorks largest sailboat, the Clipper City Tall Ship. From the Clipper's spacious main deck, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty , Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and other gems of the harbor.
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Point your imagination toward the horizon and get on-board the Clipper City Tall Ship. Experience breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline and other gems of the harbor.


  • Sail on New York's most elegant tall ship
  • Enjoy unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty
  • Relax on the quarter deck
  • Help the crew raise the sails and take a turn at the helm
  • A full bar is offered as well as an array of non-alcoholic choices such as water, soda and juice
  • Bring your own food aboard for a romantic picnic Day or Night Sails
Come and join the Clipper City Tall Ship for the sailing experience of a lifetime! A full bar amidships and a raised quarter deck back aft allows for unparalleled views of the city and its harbor as they set sail, drop canvas, cut the engines and ply the harbor like they did more than a century ago.

A replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove Americas industry more than a century ago, Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Designed with her new cargo in mind (i.e. you), her decks are spacious and comfortable, with ample seating.

Few people ever have the chance to sail aboard a tall ship. The newest (and by far the biggest) addition to the fleet, the topsail schooner Clipper City allows you to do just that. An imposing 158-ft. long, with masts and rigging reaching up 120 feet from the deck, New York's largest and most elegant sailing vessel can accommodate up to 150 passengers.

Sailing is an all-weather activity, and the Clipper City leaves the dock rain or shine. Summer thundershowers are part of life in New York and you'll see that braving the elements with it's safe and reliable crew is all part of the fun! As soon as you climb aboard, the crew will tell everything you need to know about the particulars of a sailing vessel.

See New York City in a whole new way! Get your eTickets today for the Clipper City Tall Ship Daytime Sail!

Operating Times

This cruise is seasonal. Operates May 1 -Oct 14.
Daytime Departure: Mon-Fri: 11:30am (60 minute sail), 1:00pm (90 minute sail), 3:00pm (90 minute sail) & 5:30pm (60 minute sail)-until Sept 1
Sat & Sun departures: 1:30pm & 3:15pm.
Harbor Lights Departure: June 1 through September 16 only: Fri & Sat at 9:15 pm.
Does not operate July 4th. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time.

Reservation Notes

Reservations are required. E-Ticket will contain complete details regarding this tour.



Booth Location

Exchange your eTicket for a boarding pass at the Clipper City ticket booth located at Slip 1, Battery Park.

Nearest Intersection

17 State St


Quik Park - 81 Whitehall St. 212-514-8630
State Pearl Garage - 9 Pearl Street 212-248-5752

Age Requirements

Child's age: 12 and under.


Reservations for the time must be confirmed in advance, as sails sell out quickly. You must have your boarding pass with you in order to board the Clipper City. Call in to confirm departure time (the number will be on your eTicket). In the event of a cancellation by the captain due to severe weather or mechanical failure, guests will be given the opportunity to reschedule at no additional fee. If you need to reschedule your sail, there is a 48-hour notice policy. Call in anytime before then and they will reschedule you at no extra charge. A 10 dollars per passenger surcharge is required for a reschedule within 48 hours.

New York Harbor is one of the most protected waterways in the world, so generally speaking seasickness isn't much of a concern. However, some people are more susceptible to it.
The boats are handicap accessible. Wheelchairs can come right aboard. Dress comfortably and in layers. It is usually cooler out on the water than on shore, especially in the evening.