Clipper City - Daytime Sail

Step back in time and experience the charm of a historic clipper ship while enjoying scenic views of New York City's skyline. Have you ever hoisted a sail? Or taken your turn at the wheel of a historic clipper ship? Take a deep breath, feel the massive, heroic boat beneath you and get ready for an epic experience suited to every type of adventure-seeker. Originally designed for hauling lumber, the Clipper City has a sturdy, big-ship feel that lifts you high off the water. Six crew members will be hauling on the sails, charging around and getting you involved. Rather sit back and enjoy? You can do that, too.

With a length of 158 feet and masts rising 120 feet, she can comfortably sail 149 people, the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States. You will look up and see sails that are bigger than your house. Our masts reaching towards the sky, we just fit under Brooklyn Bridge by a few meters when the tide is just low enough! This large sailboat has waist-high railings and provides a big, open deck (100 feet x 30 feet) with benches, hatches and a raised quarter deck where the captain steers. During your journey, we’ll fly 5,000 feet of sail.

Embark on an unforgettable boat tour as we set sail on the waters surrounding the Big Apple. Feel the breeze in your hair and soak in the sights of famous landmarks from a unique perspective.

Whether you're a local looking for a relaxing afternoon activity or a visitor eager to explore New York City's maritime history, our Daytime Sail on Clipper City promises a memorable experience for all. Book your tickets now and join us for a maritime adventure like no other!

Important Information
What landmarks will I see Clipper City Daytime Sail in NYC?

Clipper City sails through the NYC Harbor, closely passing The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, the NJ and NY skyline, and bridges.

Where does the Clipper City Daytime Sail start?

Meet at Pier 17 at The Seaport in Lower Manhattan, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge.


Clipper City - Daytime Sail

Meet at Pier 17 at The Seaport in Lower Manhattan, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Operates June - October

Updated schedules at

Reservations may only be made online. Reservations cannot be purchased by phone. Credit card required for reservations. To reserve, visit: If you cannot reserve online, please go to dockside service desk 30 minutes prior to boarding to be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Sail times are subject to change. Please refer to the reservation portal for real-time availability.

Clipper City - Daytime Sail
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