Clipper City Tall Ship: Daytime Sail or City Lights Sail

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Clipper City Tall Ship – Statue of Liberty Cruise
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    Booking required

    This attraction requires advanced booking.

What you'll do

Climb aboard this 158-foot tall ship - this amazing ride will be an experience you won't forget.

Enjoy a Clipper City Tall Ship cruise with The New York Pass®

The daytime Statue Sail features some of the best views of lower Manhattan as well as the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island and Ellis Island. All together you'll be on the Clipper City Tall Ship for about 60 minutes after the ship departs from Battery Park.

Experience the Charm of Clipper City Tall Ships

Welcome to a world of unmatched seafaring elegance with Clipper City Tall Ships. These historically inspired vessels offer an extraordinary journey, merging vintage allure with modern safety standards. Whether you're a nautical novice or an experienced sailor, our clipper cruises will transform your perspective of sea travel.

Unforgettable Moments with Clipper Ship Cruises

Each Clipper Cruise is a chance to leave the everyday behind. Enjoy the awe-inspiring vistas, feel the salty spray on your face, and savor the tranquility that comes from cruising under a sky filled with sails. Immerse yourself in an authentic tall ship experience that you'll cherish for a lifetime.


Clipper City Tall Ship cruise highlights

Statue of Liberty
The Clipper City Tall Ship cruise will give you great views of the breathtaking Statue of Liberty. You will get the best photos imaginable as you cruise by under the power of the ship's massive sails.

Governors Island
Floating just about 800 yards south of Manhattan, Governors Island is a beautiful National Landmark in NYC. The island is home to the exciting summer music festival named Governors Ball which has featured artists like Flume, "Weird Al" Yankovic and Chance The Rapper.

Ellis Island
Along the cruise, you will also see Ellis Island which was once the passageway for over 12 million immigrants who wished to enter the country. The island has expanded over the years and now occupies almost 28 acres of land.

Did you know

  • Slide Hill on Governor's Island is the longest hill in New York City. The hill extends for 57 feet.
  • Being that New York and New Jersey share jurisdiction over their border, one half of Ellis Island belongs to both states. The abandoned half of Ellis Island is technically located in New Jersey.


Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in: please arrive 30 minutes prior to sail and present your pass to the dockside agent at Pier 17, 89 South Street (just south of Brooklyn Bridge).

Please note: additional sailings are available for 50% off using code UPGRADE18 (excludes Lobster & Beer and Brunch sails).

For more information, visit the Clipper City Tall Ship website.


Q. Is the Clipper City Tall Ship a replica of an actual historical ship?
A. No, the Clipper City Tall Ship is a modern, custom-built vessel designed in the style of traditional clipper ships, offering an authentic sailing experience.

Q. Can I get a close-up view of the Statue of Liberty during the cruise?
A. Absolutely! The Statue of Liberty Cruise offers an up-close and unobstructed view of the iconic statue, allowing you to capture memorable photos and appreciate its grandeur.

Q. Are there any restrictions on bringing food or drinks onboard?
A. We kindly request that you refrain from bringing outside food or beverages on the Clipper City Tall Ship, as they have a fully stocked bar and offer delicious snacks for purchase during the cruise.

Q. Will there be a guide or narrator providing information during the cruise?
A. Yes, knowledgeable crew members will provide informative commentary about the sights you'll encounter along the way, including historical tidbits and interesting facts about the Statue of Liberty and the surrounding landmarks.

Q. Is the cruise suitable for children and families?
A. Absolutely! The Clipper City Tall Ship – Statue of Liberty Cruise is a family-friendly experience that both children and adults can enjoy, offering a unique opportunity to learn about New York City's history while sailing on a magnificent vessel.

Q. Is the Clipper City Tall Ship accessible for individuals with mobility restrictions?
A. While they strive to accommodate all guests, please note that the Clipper City Tall Ship has limited accessibility for individuals with mobility restrictions, as there may be stairs and uneven surfaces on the ship. We recommend contacting their customer service for further assistance.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Sails operate seasonally from May through October. Please check Manhattan By Sail’s website for the most up-to-date operating schedule.

Clipper City Tall Ship: Daytime Sail or City Lights Sail

(718) 289-0004

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