New York City

New York City Sunset Jazz Sail aboard Clipper City

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New York City Twilight Sail
  • 1 hour 45 minutes


Enjoy a New York City evening on the water during this 2-hour twilight cruise. Take in views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline while the sun sets, and order drinks from the on-board bar (own expense). This is a great way to start a night out in the Big Apple.
  • Twilight Sail aboard the Clipper City
  • New York's only tall ship, built using plans from the Smithsonian Museum
  • Breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Restroom on board
  • Live Jazz
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

New York Harbor (Pass By)

Manhattan Skyline (Pass By)

Governors Island National Monument (Pass By)

Ellis Island (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

Manhattan Bridge (Pass By)

Dumbo (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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Refunds will not be issued if activity is missed due to late or non-arrival to ship.
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
The crew on this boat was awesome and very friendly. When they realized that some of us were chilly, they offered us blankets. I must say the blankets were a bit smelly but it did the trick of keeping us warm. Thanks


79 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Sunset on a sailboat
Vanni_R, Sep 2023
Though it was a bit overcast, the cruise was just wonderful. The staff was friendly, and the addition of wine (purchased) and jazz playing as the sun went down, with NYC lights coming up, made it magical. It was my boyfriend's first time (my second), but so much more better this time around. :) A sunset cruise on a sailboat around NYC with wine and jazz, what's more romantic than that?
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Ty for sailing w Manhattan By Sail. your feedback means a lot tk our crew.
Perfect evening
Maria_S, Aug 2023
We picked the perfect evening for the sunset cruise The risw was smooth and the view was breathtakingly The 2 piece jazz completed the package thwy eere great
Amazing NY views
Heather_C, Jul 2023
We had a wonderful time sailing with Clipper City! Very relaxing with jazz music playing, complementary snacks, and a bar. The limited number of people made it a more personable and intimate experience. The crew were very attentive and polite. The views of New York at night were spectacular!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Glad you enjoyed.
Lovely trip
Felix_L, Oct 2022
Lovely experienced with my wife. On time, very helpful team. If coming october or after, bring a good jacket and have your phone 100% charge. You will get lot pictures and videos.
Steffy_K, Aug 2022
Drinks were good Views were great Sailing conversation with Hannah. Overall very fun experience I know a little more about raising the sails
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Oh thanks for the shout out to Hannah! We love having her on our team! Please come back again!
Kristen_R, Aug 2021
BUYER BEWARE. DO NOT BOOK. Completely ridiculous. There is not seating for everyone. And they would not refund money. Have you line up With 127 people but there are no seats!!!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
The vessel is certified for 149 passengers and we have comfortably accommodated that many passengers for the past 12 years. Seating is casual and people sit on our benches, hatch covers and many deck boxes. I am sorry you didn’t choose to board the boat and experience it for yourself. I understand that the boat might seem smaller when viewed from a distance than once you are onboard. Please let us know if you would like to return and give us a chance!
Overpriced over crowded and not classy
Brie_K, Aug 2021
I have done another tour like this but on the boat Manhattan II and this was not up to par in my opinion. Way too many people, the other one gives you a complimentary drink and you had plenty of space. Not to mention other boat went up both the East and west side. The pier was beyond trashy and unorganized. I would tell all to do the one that leaves out of Chelsea pier any day over this tour. Too expensive for what space you are given.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Sorry you were disappointed. We are a sailboat and therefore cannot go up and down both rivers and do a circumnavigation of Manhattan. Regarding our departure location…. We agree!! The current pier is temporary. Unfortunately, in May, only 2 days before the start of our season, we were informed that NYC Parks had randomly decided to close down our departure location for construction. We scrambled and this was the only docking location we could find for 2021 season. We expect to be making an announcement soon regarding a fantastic new location for 2022, so please come back!!
Rekindle weekend
Noreen_M, Jul 2021
Perfect timing for sunset…it helped that the weather was more than cooperative ….a romantic backdrop for a reunion
Barbara_M, Jul 2021
Female Captain Rocked🧜‍♀️ City views❤️Bartenders were Great🥳 I t was an all around Fabulous sunset cruise 🚢
Missed our boat
Casey_M, Jul 2021
The ONLY reason I am giving only three stars is because we missed our cruise. New York driving is ridiculous and even though we left our hotel at 550 and gps said 30 minutes between no staff being able to tell us where pier 35 was and the parking cluster we ended up being 15 minutes late and missing our tour. So sad, but I'm sure it was beautiful!! And I will say Viator did fully refund our tickets so I appreciate that. I suggest planning on arriving an hour EARLY and then perhaps you will get there on time
Response from Host, Oct 2021
You should have waited around until our next departure!!! We would have taken u out on our next available boat!!!
Tasha_R, Jul 2021
The Statue of Liberty, the water, seeing other different boats, jet skies and enjoying it all with my boyfriend.
Better communication
Rosanna_A, Jul 2021
Please make it easier for customers to find the location by providing a large sign that identifies Pier 35, and have a sign that states clearly viator Tours. There was no sign identifying if we were in the right location and we almost missed the boat. We kept getting erroneous info about the Pier. I think it would be more professional and a courtesy to ALL your customers to ensure they are informed about the exact location of the Pier and where they will be boarding. That would make the experience so much better. Please consider this seriously.
Completely awful
eric_w, Sep 2020
The boat never Showed up. Nobody sent me a cancellation notice. My night was completely ruined. Still can’t believe you’d treat paying customers like this. I want my $ money back and uber costs.
Husband s birthday 28 October
ermelindacamara1971, Oct 2019
We enjoyed so much , very fun kids who did everything for us to enjoy the sunset ride I will be back again for sure thanks
Magical Sunset Cruise
Bruce_T, Oct 2019
Unfortunately, the cloud cover prevented an actual sunset for us but it didn't matter because this cruise is simply a must do. The City Skyline pulling out was breathtaking! The water view of the Statue of Liberty was truly beautiful. The cruise itself was fun as it's a tall ship sailing with a bar and great tunes! The staff was great and the group was fun! We had an extra bonus with a fireworks display over The Brooklyn Bridge which was a nice bonus for my daughters Sweet 16! This is definitely worth the price and a totally fun way to see NYC from the water! The boat rocks a bit so I probably wouldn't recommend to anybody unsteady on their feet but for everybody else this is a must do!
A Wonderful Evening
Camille_L, Sep 2019
The ship was not overcrowded. It was a beautiful evening. The captain lined the boat up with the Statue of liberty right at sunset. Great picture event.
Awesome friendly crew
Daniel_D, Aug 2019
The crew on this boat was awesome and very friendly. When they realized that some of us were chilly, they offered us blankets. I must say the blankets were a bit smelly but it did the trick of keeping us warm. Thanks
Perfect perfect perfect. Set sail in...
Dazza, Sep 2017
Perfect perfect perfect. Set sail in this beautiful boat and Watch the sunset behind Ellis island. And lady liberty and then see the beautiful sight that is Manhattan lit up in all it's splenda. Staff were friendly and they have bar on board 12 out of 10
Of all the touristy excursions, I have...
Kathleen S B, Sep 2017
Of all the touristy excursions, I have done with visiting guests over the years, this one was the BEST. Convenient to the subway, its easy to get to and easy to get away from. Just the right time of the day to have a sunset cocktail before taking the visitors to dinner.
Sail more.....go beyond the Statue of...
Francois M, Sep 2017
Sail more.....go beyond the Statue of Liberty....

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