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Sail to historic landmarks

New York, United States

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Experience hosted by Matt

2 hours
Includes drinks, transportation
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet at Pier 40 on Manhattan's West Side. On the dock, I will explain some of the basics of sailing. Upon departure, you will have an opportunity to raise the sails and steer the boat as I explain the science and history of sailing and how people on sailboats established New York and shaped the future of America. With my guidance, you will trim the sails and point the boat to the Statue of Liberty. On the way, we will observe modern Lower Manhattan and Governors Island while looking for reminders of the original Dutch Colony. Upon our return to the dock, you will understand the science of sail and appreciate how New York is more than just a city, but an archipelago, whose geography made it the perfect place for sailors to build an empire.

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Other things to note
Bring your own camera, additional beverages, additional snacks, a full meal (if you'd like), smiles. In the event of inclement weather, host may reschedule or cancel if needed.
We will meet at Pier 40 on Manhattan's West Side. On the dock, I will explain some of the basics of sailing. Upon departure, you will have an opportunity to raise the sails and steer the boat as I explain the science and history of sailing and how people on sailboats established New York and shaped the future of America. With my guidance, you will trim the sails and point the boat to the Statue of Liberty. On the way, we will observe modern L…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    You may bring food and adult beverages or other beverages of your choice if...
  • Transportation
    Boat
From $95
/ person

Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 119 Reviews
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I first came to New York from New Hampshire in the 1990s and I remember feeling the same inspiration and wonder as when I first sailed about 20 years ago. Now obsessed with both, I am a US-Coast Guard Certified Master Mariner and American Sailing Association Instructor. Additionally, I'm a New York City School Teacher and Former US Marine with a passion for sharing knowledge.
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Where you'll be

We will meet on the West Side of Manhattan and Houston Street. Upon my 33 foot sloop, Sinbad, we will explore the New York Harbor from the Financial District to Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Governor's Island.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 119 reviews.

Dianney
October 2019
Matt was very professional and friendly. We ended up getting a private cruise as the other guest party did not turn up. Matt involved us in steering of the boat and raising of the sail and it was interesting and fun. Thanks Matt for a great experience🙂
Matt was very professional and friendly. We ended up getting a private cruise as the other guest party did not turn up. Matt involved us in steering of the boat and raising of the…
Regina
September 2019
Booked this experience for my parents. They had an amazing time. Matt had all the answers for my father who is interested in one day owning his own boat. Thank you!
Christine
September 2019
I highly recommend this experience. Matt is very well qualified to take non-sailors,or highly experienced sailors, out onto the Hudson and East Rivers. He judged the weather and adjusted the trip accordingly, his main concern being the safety of his passengers. It was a superb experience that added to our overall amazing memories of NY.
I highly recommend this experience. Matt is very well qualified to take non-sailors,or highly experienced sailors, out onto the Hudson and East Rivers. He judged the weather and ad…
Pia
August 2019
It was most fabulous and we'd highly recommend taking the cruise with Matt - what a pleasure to experience Manhattan from the water in such a relaxed manner. Perfectly delightful afternoon!
Tara
August 2019
We had a great time on a very hot day! It was so much cooler on the water and we saw a totally different perspective of NY. Matt is super friendly and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this experience, whether you've been sailing before or you never have!
We had a great time on a very hot day! It was so much cooler on the water and we saw a totally different perspective of NY. Matt is super friendly and knowledgeable. We highly reco…
Jessica And John
August 2019
Matt was a great host, one of a kind cruise through Hudson and East Rivers, would do it again in a heartbeat. Definitely hang out at the bow of the boat!

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

    What to bring

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