Sunset Sail Aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship Tickets Tickets
New York City, NY

Sunset Sail Aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship Tickets Tickets

Sunset Sail Aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship Tickets Tickets

About Sunset Sail Aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship Tickets

All aboard! One of the best ways to experience New York is from the New York Harbor. Hit the Hudson River and climb aboard the Clipper City tall ship to watch the sunset behind the skyline. Get Sunset Sail Aboard the City Clipper tickets on TodayTix.

This sunset sail aboard the country’s largest passenger sailing vessel is an incredible way to end a remarkable day sightseeing and exploring New York City. From the 158-foot-long Clipper City, you’ll glide through New York Harbor to see the city skyline in the dusky glow. From the vantage point of the ship, you’ll get unparalleled views of Ellis and Governors Islands, the Statue of Liberty, and the variety of bridges surrounding the city.

Each tour comes with a welcome cocktail (for those of age), while a full bar remains open during sailing. In addition to a cocktail bar, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages are also available.

Get ready to unwind and book Sunset Sail Aboard the City Clipper tickets now!

Start date

May 22nd, 2015

End date

October 29th, 2023


Important information

We strongly believe sailing should be accessible to all, regardless of mobility challenges. The Clipper City Tall Ship, although built prior to the A.D.A., is wheelchair accessible to 80% of the public deck space.  Boarding the vessel usually requires an assist from one of our friendly crew as wakes from ferry boats and tidal change can create challenging conditions. Clipper City has a large main deck with restrooms on the same level. Bathrooms on Clipper City cannot be entered whilst in a wheelchair, but you may transfer from chair to bathroom as we have a grab bars inside. Please reach out to us so we can clarify and make arrangements to ensure the most comfortable possible experience aboard our vessels. We apologize but are unable to accommodate larger electric scooters and wheelchairs.


Clipper City Tall Ship

Pier 17 at 89 South Street, New York City, NY, USA, 10002
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More information about Sunset Sail Aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship Tickets

The Clipper City tall ship has a storied history — it was originally built as a lumber schooner before the Civil War. The current City Clipper was rebuilt from the original plans, which were borrowed from the Smithsonian Museum!

Even if you’ve never stepped aboard the deck of the Clipper City, you’ve likely seen the city’s largest tall ship gliding through the New York Harbor. The 149-passenger vessel has over 5,000 feet of sails catching the harbor breeze as it meanders through the water!

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the city or a seasoned local, the Sunset Sail Aboard the City Clipper is a wonderful activity offering unparalleled views of the city. Plan a romantic date night on the water, or gather friends and family for an all-ages adventure.

Clipper City is operated by Manhattan by Sail, which has operated since 1972. The company was founded by a welder named Nick van Nes, who began the company with a 70-foot ocean racing yawl called Petrel. Manhattan by Sail has a second sailboat named Shearwater.

What to Watch For

  • The sailors on the tall ship come from a variety of backgrounds. You just might have an artist or craftsperson captaining the ship!
  • New York Harbor is one of the largest natural harbors. It is also commonly referred to as Upper New York Bay.
  • The New York Harbor was central to the city’s economy. NYC grew to be an important port for shipping not just for the United States but globally as well.
  • Sailboats were invented by the ancient Egyptians. Sometime around 4,000 BCE, Egyptians used rigging and cloth to move their log boats through rivers.
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