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Sunset Jazz Sail on the Clipper City


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    May 1st - Oct 30th: Daily

  • Duration

    1 hour 45 minutes

  • Start time

    5pm to 7:30pm (Depending on Sunset time)

  • Meeting Point

    Slip 2 on the south side of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan

  • Ending Point

Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Sail around the New York Harbor on a historic, pre-Civil War schooner!
  • View the beautiful New York skyline while it’s all lit up!
  • Sail past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Governors Island!
  • Escape the madness of the city for a relaxing cruise!
  • Meet your friendly, 6-man crew!


Set sail and enjoy spectacular views of the New York skyline during a Sunset Sail on the Clipper City!

Loosen your tie or take off your heels and hop aboard the historic Clipper City for an unforgettable cruise around New York Harbor! Shove off at sunset and just wait for the New York skyline to put on a dazzling light display. Enjoy the sheer beauty of the New York cityscape while it’s all lit up! Sail close to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and more! If you want to escape the noise of the city, then sailing the harbor is what to do in New York!

Chart a course from Slip 2 on the south side of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan! Navigate the waters of the New York Harbor in a pre-Civil War lumber schooner! It’s all hands on deck as the sails swing across the deck and you cruise past some of the top New York attractions. View an illuminated Lady Liberty in front of the darkened night sky. Find out what Ellis Island looks like in the darkness of night. And, take in unbelievable vistas of both the New York and New Jersey skylines. Whether you wish to help the crew man the ship or just want to relax with a cocktail, a Sunset Sail on the Clipper City is one of the best things to do in New York!


  • Sunset Sail on the Clipper City
  • A 1-hour sunset cruise around New York Harbor
  • A ride on a pre-Civil War era tall ship
  • Access to a cash bar
  • Live jazz band onboard


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes

So there’s no last-minute rush, please arrive at the start point 30 minutes early.

If you have not checked in 10 minutes prior to the departure time, you risk losing your space on the boat. You must have a boarding pass with you in order to board. Please send MBS a sample voucher.

Little ones (4 yrs or under) won't be charged! Please let us know if you will be bringing children under the age of 5.

Departures will be at 6:00 p.m. on-wards.

Live jazz band onboard

The meeting location is just west of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and Battery Gardens Restaurant.

Full cash bar on board with snacks available for purchase

Help crew raise the sails for added experience.

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