Manhattan by Sail

Manhattan by Sail


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Check out the recap of our first-ever Manhattan by Sail: Country Edition with live music by Rob Bellamy!

Save-the-date for our next sails - 9/14, 9/27 & 10/11!
What a great night on the water Friday evening! ⛵️ Thanks to everybody who joined us for our first ever NYCountry Swag x Manhattan by Sail: Country Edition! Special Thanks to Rob Bellamy for providing the BEST tunes all night long! 🎶 Make sure y’all go follow him! • We can’t wait to do it again! Sayyyy 9/27 AND 10/11?! Save-the-Dates & check back soon for more info! 😉
Getting ready to take Manhattan by Sail for the first ever Country Edition Sail! ⛵️ Thanks in advance to everybody who are joining us tonight for this special event! ⛵️Save-the-Date for 9/27 & 10/11! 😉 Follow along on our IG Story for clips from the night!
I’M ON A BOAT! [Country Edition] ⛵️ Stoked to announce that we’re teaming up with Manhattan by Sail for our latest event happening next Friday, August 9th! 🙌🏼

Join us aboard this beautiful sailboat as we take in the breathtaking views of Manhattan’s skyline, the ocean breeze, delicious drinks and your favorite country tunes with live acoustic music by Rob Bellamy. 🎶

Visit the link below for ticket info + use code: country19 for 20% off! 🍹

Amazing time, amazing experience. Best thing to do on a summer evening. Loved it, would always be back for it. Thanks to the crew and jazz combo
I loved my Easy like Sunday Morning Sail! I personally have never been on a sail boat before so it was pretty awesome. Way better than a ferry experience which I also had. They had a swanky bartender pouring good unlimited bloody Marys and a singer guitarist singing literally easy like Sunday morning and other songs in that genre. Had a great time, worth every penny. The crew is friendly! I even emailed them like seven times for directions and they get back to me superquick every time. Literally right until I showed up practically. Awesome adventure.
Huge congratulations to our client Manhattan by Sail on your 90th Birthday Celebration with Shearwater. @nycgo_press @downtownnyc @downtownmagnyc @nycmayorsoffice @ Shearwater Classic Yacht
ill be on the mic tonight for the Manhattan by Sail disco burlesque sail! joined by the best performers in nyc with Dances of Vice and Astarte Creative. get ur tix at and BONUS code MBSCCBS19 gets you tix for only $39 😱😱😱 COME SING ALONG SOME DONNA SUMMER WITH ME
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I went on my 3rd sail and this time we did a sunset cruise. Unfortunately, it was a very cool and foggy day. We did not really see a sunset but the views of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline was well worth it. The crew even made sure everyone had blankets to keep warm. Every time I am in NYC I make time for a day time or now an sunset cruise. I highly recommend them. I love being on a ship with friendly crew and an actually ship with sails. Its a nice touch. I have more pictures if anyone is interested in knowing more before taking the cruise. :)

Manhattan by Sail is dedicated to bringing you an unforgettable sailing experience in New York Harbor! Sail the NY Harbor with us! Manhattan by Sail offers private charters and public trips from downtown Manhattan daily April - October.

The Clipper City is a 158' gaff rigged schooner with a full bar and room for 130 passengers sailing soon. The Shearwater is an 82' Classic Wooden Schooner with drink service and room for 37 passengers sailing out of North Cove Marina.

Operating as usual


And that’s a wrap on our opening weekend!! Thank you to everyone who came up and celebrated Memorial Day with us! 🇺🇸⛵️❤️

📸: Crew member Hannah


It’s Memorial Day weekend! The sun ☀️ is out and it is our first sailing day of the year! Come check out our beautiful Shearwater!


Lobster sliders + all you can drink beer. On the Shearwater. Tonight at 630. Outdoing summer itself.⛵️🦞🍺🌇


Yea, we got the best crew in the game💯💯


About as classic as a Saturday morning in NYC can get⛵️🥯🥓🍉☕️

Timeline photos 08/19/2021

Lobster & Beer Lovers Sail THIS THURSDAY Aug 26th at 630pm on the Clipper City!!! Don’t miss this essential summer event!!


View from the🔝


This all weekend seems like a solid plan.


That jazz sail moment of bliss🤩🤩


The sister ship drive-by is always a highlight👯‍♀️


Nobody sunsets like the Shearwater


Weekend lineup is straight sluggers🔥🔥

f/ all @thebronxbrewery you can drink on Sunday from 1-3 on the 🍻


Clipper City always serving lewks⛵️! With @paradiseloungeny serving the drinks🍺🍷🍹

Sailing with a jazz band on Wednesday and with @thebronxbrewery on Sunday…with daytime and sunset sails inbetween!


Making it easy for the crew out here!


Total focus coming thru the cut🌀🌀


Clipper City is sailing TODAY at 1, 4 & 7pm. Come check out our sweet new bar setup c/o @paradiseloungeny - mixing up the tastiest this harbor has ever seen.


Making an evening of it.


Live jazz, wine, sunset and even some fireflies flitting around the boat in the middle of the harbor. Straight charm with a splash of oddity🎺🌇🍷


Love it when the stormcast turns into a blue sky day..hoping it holds into the evening!!


When we say front & center…


Honestly, an overcast, empty harbor is kind of ideal for a brunch sail. 🥯🥓🍊🍉🍩

Timeline Photos 07/02/2021

The Clipper City is back in action for the Fourth of July!! -


If you you want your Fourth of July to look a lil something like this…better book seats now!!!
(ps: the plan is all you can eat & drink + the most outrageous @macys fireworks display this city has ever seen🍗🍻🎆💪🏽)

Photos from Manhattan by Sail's post 06/23/2021

And just like that (with a lot of intense, dedicated work)✨✨this gorgeous ship is back in the water with all new trappings. We can’t WAIT to have you on board.♥️💨⛵️🍾🗽🌇
Sailing soon out of Pier 36💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽


Think they call it ‘living your best life.’💃🏽💃🏽

Photos from Manhattan by Sail's post 06/16/2021

Ya girl is up on stilts and getting a fresh coat!! Giving us vibes w the before & after paint jobs⚫️⚪️🔲🔳


Midweek MEWD!


The Clipper City crew putting some final standing rigging into place. Always a project but we are almost ready to get back in the water!!


Love a little fire boat action on a hot Sunday!!


Name a better spot to chill...we’ll wait.


Hoping the weather gets its head in the game for this holiday weekend🤞🤞


This boat + this view + wine + live jazz. A pretty unbelievable combination sailing Weds & Thurs this week.⛵️🌇🍷🎺


It’s pretty much time to quit whatever else is going on at the moment and just do this, right??


Best view in the city, if you ask us🏙🌇🌃


Wish you were here♥️♥️

Our Story

We are NYC sailors… A small community in a very big city; fortunate to have sailed the prevailing winds of the world's most iconic harbor since 1972, when a salty welder named Nick van Nes sailed his 70-ft. yawl, Petrel, to The Battery. Nick built a dock, put up a sign… and slowly, the first sailboat in New York started to draw attention from locals.

Whether you're a visitor or a lifelong New Yorker we invite you to see Manhattan through new eyes and feel reinvigorated. Be part of this.

There have been many challenges in building a new business in lower Manhattan, we weathered the events of 9/11, multiple restorations, experienced growth and suffered setbacks. All the while, we work to preserve the traditional art of sailing and everything that it encompasses: sewing sails, welding, woodworking, navigation, and maintaining old boats steeped in history. We have created our own marvelous ecosystem and trained hundreds in the traditional craft of sailing. We know that with grit, teamwork, determination and resilience anything is possible.

Today, aboard the Shearwater and Clipper City, we share the joy of sailing the most beautiful harbor in the world with visitors and New Yorkers alike. But some things have remained the same since the beginning: our passion, commitment, and our caring, enthusiastic crew who sail each day with their whole hearts. At Manhattan By Sail, we welcome you aboard to share in our joyful culture and to join us in falling in love with NYC, over and over again.

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North Cove Marina
New York, NY

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 7:30pm
Tuesday 11am - 7:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 7:30pm
Thursday 11am - 7:30pm
Friday 11am - 7:30pm
Saturday 11am - 7:30pm
Sunday 11am - 7:30pm

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