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Sip & Sail Wine Tasting in NYs Harbor

New York, United States

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Experience hosted by Tom

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Set sail with our wine experts for this casual, fun and informative afternoon sail. Our wine expert will present a carefully curated selection of wines on each sail including both biodynamic and organic varietals. Step aboard, after a brief safety speech, you will be introduced to your wine guide and enjoy a delightful harbor adventure that will take you up close to the Statue of Liberty, other landmarks of lower Manhattan, and expand your palate as we pair great wines with cheese and charcuterie. Bring a camera because you will have great memories to share!
Other things to note
Sailing is an outdoor experience. Dress prepared for the weather. Sunscreen, hat, windbreaker, soft-soled shoes, & etc. Please call us +1.212.619.6900 to confirm your departure time 24 hours prior. Note: this is not a private event. Other guests will be on board.
Set sail with our wine experts for this casual, fun and informative afternoon sail. Our wine expert will present a carefully curated selection of wines on each sail including both biodynamic and organic varietals. Step aboard, after a brief safety speech, you will be introduced to your wine guide and enjoy a delightful harbor adventure that will take you up close to the Statue of Liberty, other landmarks of lower Manhattan, and expand your palate…

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What's included

  • Food
    Paired nibbles to enjoy with the selected wines.
  • Drinks
    Selection of four wines selected to heighten your experience of sailing abo...
  • Equipment
    Restroom on board
From $98
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Tom

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I've been hosting wine tasting sails aboard my large vintage schooner, the Shearwater, in partnership with boutique NYC wine houses for over 15 years.
I was born and raised in NYC & began volunteering aboard historic sailboats in NY Harbor approx. 30 years ago. I and my captains hold USCG-issued 100-ton captain's licenses; sharing our love of sailing under the majestic gaze of the Statue of Liberty & NYC Skyline with locals & visitors for the past 19 years. Shearwater, built in 1929, at the height of the "Gatsby Era" Roaring '20s, & designated a National Landmark in 2011.
Your host will be either me or one of my captains. We take pride in offering an intimate, casual experience here in NY harbor as an alternative to the large ferry boat sightseeing trips to the Statue. Come down and enjoy a little part of NYC's history with us...
I've been hosting wine tasting sails aboard my large vintage schooner, the Shearwater, in partnership with boutique NYC wine houses for over 15 years.
I was born and raised in NYC & began volunteering aboard historic sailboats in NY Harbor approx. 30 years ago. I and my captains hold USCG-issued 100-ton captain's licenses; sharing our love of sailing under the majestic gaze of the Statue of Liberty & NYC Skyline with locals & visitors for the past 19 years. Shearwater, built in 1929, at t…
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Where you'll be

Unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, Colgate Clock, NY Skyline from the deck of an 82-foot, 49 passenger, restored historic classic yacht celebrating her 90th anniversary in 2019.

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Shelley
September 2019
So much fun. Presentation of wines was wonderful and they were very yummy. Scenery was great. I would have not been able to get that experience any other way.
Michaela
August 2019
Loved this experience! The sommelier was very well educated and the wines were delicious. They kept our glasses full without turning it into a sloppy booze cruise. The charcuterie was great too! The views were perfection. The crew members were helpful and very friendly. I would recommend to anyone visiting or living in New York.
Loved this experience! The sommelier was very well educated and the wines were delicious. They kept our glasses full without turning it into a sloppy booze cruise. The charcuterie…
Justine
July 2019
We had a wonderful time on the Sip & Sail excursion!! They really don't skimp on the wine and there's lots of cheese and other snacks on board with amazing views. We felt it was the perfect way to start our weekend in New York. We would definitely go again!
We had a wonderful time on the Sip & Sail excursion!! They really don't skimp on the wine and there's lots of cheese and other snacks on board with amazing views. We felt it was th…
Ronnie & Shanna
July 2019
If your idea of getting sailed around the Statue of Liberty by a bunch of 20 year olds interested in hitting on young girls this is a great tour for you. If your looking for a classy wine tour.....this is not for you. If you want to get drunk and party with 20 year olds this should fit you fine. The boat had too many people on it. There was not conversation on history, wine etc. I would have rather spent my money elsewhere.
If your idea of getting sailed around the Statue of Liberty by a bunch of 20 year olds interested in hitting on young girls this is a great tour for you. If your looking for a cla…
Peter
July 2019
When I booked this experience the description read that it was for up to 10 people, so when we arrived expecting a pretty intimate experience and there were over 40 other passengers waiting in line, we were pretty frustrated. I complained about how reality differed from the description and Tom has been super nice in explaining the situation and offering another trip. He has also updated the page so that people hopefully realize that, though AirBNB only sells 10 tickets to this experience, tickets ARE sold elsewhere and there will be a lot more than 10 people on this boat. (The deck is super crowded, difficult to find a seat, and once you do, difficult to move around) On the positive side- we were really happy to be able to bring our puppy on board with us. The wine we tasted was great, the views are stunning and we got some nice pics. Overall, not a bad experience, just not what we were expecting it to be.
When I booked this experience the description read that it was for up to 10 people, so when we arrived expecting a pretty intimate experience and there were over 40 other passenger…
Mary
July 2019
We've done sailing outings in the past. This one was just the right size - small enough to feel somewhat intimate, but not so big you felt ignored. Drinks and snacks were nice, good stories, perfect environment. Very nice.

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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 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

It is an Outdoor Experience: Bring a Hat, Sunscreen, Light Jacket. Don't forget your Camera!ra !