New York City

NYC Craft Beer Sail aboard Clipper City

Badge of ExcellenceNew York City, USA
Craft Beer Sailing Cruise in New York City
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Embark on a unique sailing adventure on this craft beer cruise of New York Harbor. Take in fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty from aboard a replica of a historic tall ship—one of the largest vessels in the country. As you sail, taste six different New York craft beers served with cheese and charcuterie form a local Brooklyn deli. You can even take a turn at the helm if you like!
  • New York City craft beer sailing tour
  • Sail along New York Harbor aboard a classic vessel featuring a sweeping deck and full bar
  • Sip six craft beers, including ales and lagers, paired with cheese and charcuterie
  • Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island
  • Help raise the sails or take a turn at the helm
  • The tall ship fits 150 people, making it the largest of its kind in the US

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip the big yachts other tours offer, and enjoy a great selection of craft beer aboard a classic ship.

What's Included

  • Transport by classic tall ship
  • Flight of beer from a local NYC brewer
  • Expert captain and crew
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Restroom on board
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Clipper City Tall Ship - Operated by Manhattan By Sail
    89 South St Pier 17, New York, NY 10038, USA

    The Clipper City is at the End of Pier 17 at The Seaport - just below the Brooklyn Bridge on the East side of Manhattan. Check-In is in front of the Fulton Restaurant, and Pearl Alley. Please allow extra time to locate the boat if you are not familiar with the area. 40.705130 -74.001120

Start time

02:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Beer lovers, prepare to set sail on a memorable and tasty New York adventure. Make your way to the port at Battery Park to board the 158-foot-long (48-meter) Clipper City. With room for 150 passengers, the replica tall ship is among the largest ceiling vessels in the United States and is modeled after the giant lumber schooners of the 19th century. 

Settle in among the many seats or on the wraparound deck as the ship cruises around New York Harbor. Take in unbeatable views of the sights that have welcomed many a seafarer throughout the years, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and city skyscrapers. 

Savor onboard tastings of six different craft beers locally produced in New York. You might just find your new favorite among the ales and lagers hand-picked from breweries like the Empire Brewing Company, Southampton Publick House, KelSo of Brooklyn, Fire Island Beer Company, Lake Placid Brewery, and Keegan Ales. Beer is paired with artisan cheeses, charcuterie, and nuts from a gourmet Brooklyn deli.

At the end of the cruise, set foot back on solid ground when the ship docks at Battery Park.

Manhattan Skyline (Pass By)

New York Harbor (Pass By)

Ellis Island (Pass By)

Governors Island National Monument (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. Sails in light to moderate rain. If canceled due to severe weather, your sail will be rescheduled at no charge.
  • Must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Valid photo ID is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 149 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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15 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 15 reviews
Great Cruise
Robert_M, Sep 2023
We were in NYC for a wedding with family and had booked a trip on another Viator cruise. Unfortunately, there was an unexpected mechanical issue with that particular boat, if you've ever owned a boat you will understand those things happen. The owner called to inform me that we did not just have a problem, but we had a problem with a solution. He was able to switch us over to another cruise option that same day, or we had several options for the next day. We ended up taking a fantastic sunset cruise a little later than planned that same day. The crew was awesome, great boat, great service, great weather, great times with family. Highly recommend!
Fantastic experience!
Alexandra_S, Jul 2021
We had a great experience! The beers were really good and we also got to learn a lot about the boat! The crew and bartenders were so fun and knowledgeable. Awesome views of the city and the Statue of Liberty!!
Great trip, lot of fun. Could have had...
kcmcpartland, Aug 2016
Great trip, lot of fun. Could have had a little more tour guide input as in more info on the beers, more info on the landmarks etc. But had a great time.
We had a great time! Looking forward to...
luvmi2grls, Jul 2016
We had a great time! Looking forward to booking another!
This was a great way to spend an...
David D H, Oct 2015
This was a great way to spend an afternoon in New York city. My husband even got to help hoisting the sails and the views were magnificent
We had a really good time on this tour...
Brenda Harwood H, May 2015
We had a really good time on this tour. I did not expect the beer samples to be as large as they were, and the staff on the boat were friendly and helpful. It appeared you could have more than one sample of each beer if you wanted it. The tapas-type snacks were plentiful and well-presented. There is not a lot of seating on the boat, but it seemed like there were always seats available - it appeared most people preferred to stand and socialize. We had good weather so that was a bonus - might not be quite so much fun in the rain as there is little shelter on the deck. You can get some great photos of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline from the boat. All in all, I would recommend this tour as it is a lot of fun, whether or not you like beer.
The sailing cruise was good, but the...
Tracy G, Sep 2014
The sailing cruise was good, but the beer tasting.......well, we ended up throwing the beers overboard, they were terrible, and we didn't fancy any of the snacks!!! Also, not enough seating for all.
What was good ~ Friendly helpful cruise...
LYNDA 'BEAR' G, Sep 2013
What was good ~ Friendly helpful cruise crew; weather fantastic; food okay; beer 4 good ones 2 horrible ones (matter of taste, I'm sure). What was bad ~ At the ticket booth, two of my others travelers where told to go to Pier 16 rather than Pier 17. That was not so good!
A fantastic afternoon in NYC! I did the...
Timetable Tim, May 2012
A fantastic afternoon in NYC! I did the craft beer sail and enjoyed everything about the experience.The atmosphere on board was relaxed and the tall ship very spacious. The beer tasting was both fun and informative and there was guided commentary both about the beers we tasted and the sights we sailed past. I would definitely recommend this trip if you are in Manhattan on a summer's weekend.
We had a GREAT time on the sailing tour...
samiam79, May 2012
We had a GREAT time on the sailing tour around NYC. At first, after booking the tour, I received a call that the tour was overbooked. We were extremely disappointed at first. However, Tom (owner?) got on the phone and took care of us. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to enjoy a nice afteroon around NYC and enjoying local beers.

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