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Delightful Sunset on Classic Schooner

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 31 reviews.New York, United States

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Experience hosted by Tom

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

What you'll do

We will greet you at the top of the gangway in North Cove just 100 yards from the World Trade Center. You will be invited on board our 1929 Nationally Landmark, the classic schooner Shearwater, given a short safety speech and orientation where questions will be answered, you will then be offered a refreshment (for sale) by one of the crew; and we will motor off the dock and get underway. We will raise sails once we have cleared the marina and sail around the harbor for somewhere between 1.5 - 2 hours depending on the time of day. You will be able to walk around the vessel and tour the below deck cabins and are invited to engage my knowledgeable crew with any questions you might have as we sail past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, in view of bridges and other landmarks of NY Harbor. With the wind in your hair, Seagulls, bouys, foghorns and passing ships and tugboats will add to the serene and exciting respite from your busy NYC day that will leave you energized and ready for more.
We will greet you at the top of the gangway in North Cove just 100 yards from the World Trade Center. You will be invited on board our 1929 Nationally Landmark, the classic schooner Shearwater, given a short safety speech and orientation where questions will be answered, you will then be offered a refreshment (for sale) by one of the crew; and we will motor off the dock and get underway. We will raise sails once we have cleared the marina and s…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Simple Cocktails, Beer, Wine, Prosecco & Soft Drinks Available for purchase...
  • Equipment
    Restroom/WC available onboard.
From $60
/ person
Thu, Sep 24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Fri, Sep 25
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$60 per person
$60 per person
Wed, Sep 30
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person

Meet your host, Tom

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 31 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I and my carefully selected crew hold U.S. Coast Guard issued 100-ton captain's licenses; we have been sharing our love of sailing large vintage schooners under the majestic gaze of the Statue of Liberty and the NY Skyline with locals and visitors to NY for over 19 years.

I was born and raised in NYC and first began volunteering aboard historic sailboats here in NY Harbor approximately 30 years ago. My boat, the SHEARWATER, was built in 1929, the "Gatsby Era," at the height of the Roaring '20s, and was designated a National Landmark in 2011.

Your host will be either me (Tom) or one of my captains. We pride ourselves in offering an intimate, casual and un-narrated experience here in NY harbor as an alternative to the large ferry boat sightseeing trips to the Statue of Liberty.
Come down and enjoy a little part of NYC's history.
I and my carefully selected crew hold U.S. Coast Guard issued 100-ton captain's licenses; we have been sharing our love of sailing large vintage schooners under the majestic gaze of the Statue of Liberty and the NY Skyline with locals and visitors to NY for over 19 years.

I was born and raised in NYC and first began volunteering aboard historic sailboats here in NY Harbor approximately 30 years ago. My boat, the SHEARWATER, was built in 1929, the "Gatsby Era," at the height of the…
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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 a restored historic classic yacht celebrating her 90th anniversary in 2019.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Émilie
October 2019
Such experience to watch the sunset with the Statue of Liberty! I leave with beautiful memories and pretty pictures! Feel free to book !
Jorge
October 2019
Excellent short outing to start your evening. Well worth the price. Do wear proper attire as it will get cold with the harbor breeze.
Edgar
October 2019
In October was such a great experience to watch the sunset while getting closer with the Statue of Liberty and a stunning way to see the NYC harbor and skyline. The crew worked well together and were very friendly. This old boat is beautiful. They accept credit cards, but it is better to bring cash and do wear proper attire as it will get cold with the harbor breeze, but they do provide a blanket. We highly recommend this cruise for anyone visiting Manhattan.
In October was such a great experience to watch the sunset while getting closer with the Statue of Liberty and a stunning way to see the NYC harbor and skyline. The crew worked wel…
Clay
October 2019
Stunning way to see the NY harbour and skyline. If you dress appropriately it can be fun in many seasons but admittedly it would be less satisfying in rainy, of overcast conditions.
Marianne
October 2019
I would recommend this cruise for anyone visiting Manhattan. The boat is beautiful, the sunset and views we’re breathtaking and the crew was very nice and professional.
Marieke
October 2019
Amazing experience with a great crew. Our messages and questions have been answered quickly every time. Everyone on the boat was really nice. We had a drink on the ship, with the stunning sunset (and a blanket!). The timing was perfect, we really enjoyed the moment.
Amazing experience with a great crew. Our messages and questions have been answered quickly every time. Everyone on the boat was really nice. We had a drink on the ship, with the s…

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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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Sailing is an outdoor experience. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen, hat, etc. Please confirm trip w. AirBnB 24 hrs prior. Arrive 15 mins early. Duration varies from 60 - 90 mins based on day & time.

What to bring

It is an Outdoor Experience: Please bring Hat, Sunscreen, Light Jacket

PPE - Mask