There are many options of boat rides offering close-up views of the Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Viewing the Statue of Liberty up close while on a large sail boat is a truly unique experience.
It was a glorious spring day when we sailed on the Clipper City for an hour and a half. We sailed from Battery Park. The boat docked at Slip 2, adjacent to the Battery Garden Restaurant.
When the Clipper left shore, we were afforded magnificent views of the NYC skyline. We were filled with awe when the huge sails were raised.
Once we got near the Statue of Liberty, we were given plenty of time to view her and take our photographs before slowly heading back. We also spotted the Shearwater, Manhattan Sail’s other boat, near Lady Liberty.
There was a refreshment stand on board. All the staff members were extremely friendly and courteous, making our experience a positive one in every way.
Posted: July 3, 2019
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Slip 2 at the South end of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan just West of the Staten Island Ferry terminal and Battery Gardens Restaurant.
Check the departure times online:https://www.manhattanbysail.com/Clipper-City-Departure-Times/
Prices start at:
Adult (13+ yrs):$ 45
Child Tickets: (0-13 yrs): $ 25
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 8 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Monsey: 1 hour