New York Harbor’s iconic sailing experience returns to port after 9 years


Photo credit: Mike Szpot courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation

After a nine-year hiatus, the Howard Hughes Corporation announced on Friday the return of Manhattan by Sail to Pier 17. Clipper City Tall Ship, its newly renovated sailboat that will offer daily specialty sails and private charters, will launch this month . Departing from the east side of Pier 17 at 89 South Street, Clipper City will operate seven days a week, making four trips a day with an additional late night departure at 10 p.m.

The sailing service will offer a variety of trips, including light day, sunset and city sails. Runners will have stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and the Manhattan skyline. Other sailing adventures include a jazz and wine sail and adult-only burlesque night cruises. Clipper City will be hosting special events on select holidays, including a themed ride during Oktoberfest, with more events to be announced.

The Clipper City Tall Ship is a replica of timber-hauling schooners that operated over 100 years ago. The ship was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased by the Smithsonian. The 158-foot boat can accommodate up to 149 passengers, the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States.

The ship is home to a full-service bar, which provides sailors with cold drinks, cocktails, local craft beer on tap and hot beverages for the colder months.

“We are thrilled to welcome Manhattan by Sail back to Pier 17, giving New Yorkers a new avenue to connect with the waterfront aboard a world-class ship featuring live entertainment and stunning views. on New York’s largest sailing ship,” Saul Scherl, New York Region president at The Howard Hughes Corporation, said.

“The return of this beloved sailing organization builds on the neighborhood’s rich maritime history and further solidifies the Seaport as a must-visit destination in New York City.”

Visit the Manhattan by Sail website for more information and to purchase tickets.


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