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Luxury Private Yacht Charters in New York Harbor. We have the newest, largest and most luxurious Sailing Yacht sloops and Motor Yachts available to charter in NY Harbor. Our sightseeing tours are all private with your own NYC guide. We operate a Heated Motor Yacht in the winter. Tour the Harbor, celebrate that special occasion, Sunset cruise, Marriage Proposals, Bring food and wine, or we will provide spectacular meals cooked to order. Treat yourself to a luxury tour of New York Harbor in style.
New York City, New York

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mrb886
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
We did the 8 ppl Sunset sailing on 12th July 2020 and it was a great experience (first time) to celebrate my husband 50th birthday with our friends together. The captain Mike is very nice bc and welcoming and funny as well and he explains safety guild very well and professional. The chef also server Micheal, he is very nice and the food presentation is great as well. The sailing experience is definitely surprised my husband and his friends and everyone is very enjoy it.
However, there was a miscommunication about the passenger minimum, I booked the reservation for 7ppl and also I ordered food and beverage from their kitchen as well and I received the confirmation and credit card receipt right after, it was 3 weeks before the depart date.
The day, 6 hrs before we head to the pier, I received a reminder email from the company and it shows I have booked for 8ppl and the food I ordered was all gone so I have to call the company to clarify this problem and the person told me the booking has to be 8 ppl and he didn’t know why there is no food order on my booking.

I was frustrated at the beginning but eventually the chef Micheal called me and help to figure out the food issue.

I suggest the company need to update the web booking that shows the 8-12 ppl sailing has to be 8ppl minimum otherwise the web is showing 7 ppl option on the booking site.
Written July 17, 2020
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Thank you for your review. Glad you had a great time with our very seasoned staff. As I had told you over the phone before your charter, there was a computer glitch and your food order was not received by us. I reached out the moment I realized that we did not have your food order, and got you a chef last minute, and filled your food order, free of charge. Here at Sailawayny we do not claim to be perfect. But we did provide the original food order you had requested, even though it did not show up on our booking. Also as you indicated above, the booking you placed online was for 8-12 people you clicked the option for 8-12 people when you booked your charter. Then selected 7 people. 8 is our minimum on that yacht as it states 8-12 people on the web sight, yet you selected 7 people nonetheless. Not sure how to make that more clear. You then called me back after being very upset with me over the phone to say it was fine as you are bringing another person.
Written July 17, 2020
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Madick C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Occasion: Friends 30th Birthday Celebration
Sail Date: July 26th, 2020
Duration: 3 hours
Name of Yacht: Julia
Captian: Matt
Price: $$$ - $$$$
My friend booked this for her 30th birthday
Matt was an excellent host and captain. we originally requested 3-6pm time slot, our time had to be moved up to 2-5pm. When sailing you have to keep in mind things like this might happen, so plan accordingly if you're doing something before or after. Matt also sent us reminders and gave clear direction on how to find the yacht. prior to board boarding we went out for brunch so we didn't need any extra services. We also choose the BYOB option.Matt helped us out with anything that we needed. The Julia has an small Ice Maker, a fridge,plates and cups and non slip mats for your plates and cups(worth mentioning). If you love ice, bringing a bag wouldn't hurt. Weather was perfect Your allowed to sit inside the Yacht, the back and on the very front. 4 choose to stay in the back my friend an i stood in the front(laid out tanning) after a few drinks. if you get sea sick, definitely bring your medication. i also got to help out with the docking of the yacht. I Would definitely recommend. Perfect thing to do especially during a pandemic like this.

Thanks again Matt
Written July 29, 2020
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Thamk you so much for your review. Capt Matt really enjoyed sailing with your group !
Written July 30, 2020
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Jesse Barone
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Used Sailaway's proposal package to help facilitate a perfectly planned proposal.

Captain Andrew knew from the beginning and was amazing throughout the whole process. He took us down around Battery Park turned the boat so the backdrop would face the World Trade / city and advised us it would be a good time to take a picture. That was my cue to go up and get it done and it went flawlessly. Would highly recommend using this service for a proposal, romantic sail, or a fun ride around the city with couples. 10/10.
Written August 31, 2021
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Thank you so much, and congrats on your special day!
Written September 1, 2021
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brie b
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
I booked the "Romantic Dinner for 2" package uncertain of what to expect... it was a surprise I'd planned for my boyfriend's birthday. He says it best, I've "officially set the birthday bar SO high!" The entire experience was phenomenal!

Captain Andrew "Andy" was an awesome cruise leader, and sailed us smoothly on the Hudson River for an entertaining hour and 45 mins. Chef Jean delighted our tastebuds (delicious salmon cooked to perfection... and awesomely seasoned sesame encrusted tuna). He and Andy also made sure our wine glasses stayed full. And the photographer was an extra charge but absolutely worth it for a ton of beautiful hi-res photos that allow us to relive moments from the best birthday dinner cruise ever!!
Written May 24, 2021
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Amazing, Great Review ! Thank you !
Written June 1, 2021
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Meliza G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Booked a private 2 hour charter with Sailaway NY to celebrate my birthday with a few friends. Captain Andrew was AWESOME! He made us instantly feel welcome and was very knowledgable about the boat and put us all at ease (most of us have never sailed quite like this before)! He was super accommodating, asked what we would like to see on our ride, we had a good time chatting it up with him and he took great care of us. The boat itself was clean, had everything we could need (fridge, extra water, bathroom, etc.). Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for something new and fun to do in NYC or if you have anyone visiting from out of town that would like the full experience of sight seeing in the city! Can't recommend Sailaway NY and Captain Andy enough.
Written May 23, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Look forward to sailing with you again!
Written June 1, 2021
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emes180
New York City, NY28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Captain Mike and Assistant Natalie made this afternoon - sunset cruise memorable. Pure relaxation, celebration and viewing of the ever changing Manhattan skyline. They were extremely attentive to our needs and, in these Covid times, made social distancing for our family group easy to obtain. While Captain Mike skillfully made us explore beautiful viewing of well known NY harbor iconic sights, Natalie made sure that we effortlessly enjoy drinks and food, for a true memorable celebration. Highly recommend to request them for your sailing afternoon or evening in the NY harbor.
Written August 9, 2020
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Thank you for this wonderful review! Capt Mike and Natalie enjoyed you company, and look forward to sailing with you again soon.
Written August 13, 2020
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Franee
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We celebrated a birthday onboard the JULIA with Captain Matt and helper Natalie. They couldn't have been more personable and helpful to add to our fun afternoon.
We had a 2 hour sailing tour of the lower harbor with excellent views of Ellis island, The Statue of Liberty, the Staten Island Ferry, the Jersey coastline and VZ Narrows Bridge. We choose an antipasto platter, a cheese platter, pesto pasta, and a chocolate cake (quite enough for 6 people), which added to our pleasant day. Though not for those watching their pennies, we felt the adventure, time, price, and food was well worth the cost in these times of limited, safe things to do (keeping in mind this was for a party of 6). A wonderful family day all around and wonderful crew to share it with.
Written September 29, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We greatly appreciate the positive feedback. Look forward to taking you sailing again soon !
Written November 28, 2020
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Nicolas
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Reached out to Sailaway as I wanted to surprise my friend with a special experience on her birthday - have used them three times now and it really never disappoints....
The staff is amazing and goes above and beyond to make sure to show you outstanding hospitality and a very fun time. Very responsive, paying attention to details, boat is very nice, and the cruise overall is so unique that it makes anyone feel special!
Highly recommend; thanks to Captain Mike for everything!
Written July 24, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I can't tell you what it means to us here at Sailawayny that you continue to come out with us. In this crazy time it is people like you that we most appreciate and value. Thank you !
Written July 28, 2020
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Meredith P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
We chartered for 11 passengers with the shuttle service to the boat. From the very beginning of scheduling and selecting options for the boat (food, drinks, server, shuttle) it was seamless!
I had to reach out to change a couple of things and they could not have been more prompt, professional, and accommodating. Spot-on customer service.

The boat ride was fabulous! Beautifully clean boat, sunset, headed south and parked between the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan. Stunning views.
With a larger group, it was so worth paying for a server. Food was delicious and we were able to just sit back and relax.
The captain and his wife were absolutely lovely! Super friendly, engaging, fun, and made the experience truly memorable.
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone!
Written May 20, 2021
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Wow ! Amazing review, thank you so much ! We loved having your group aboard, and cant wait to set sail with you guys again !
Written May 23, 2021
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Brian K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We celebrated a special birthday with a private 4-hour evening dinner cruise aboard the Trident. Everyone was so accommodating — leading up to the event, helping to create the menu and positive vibe, honoring everything they said they would. Captain Paul was terrific!
Written June 23, 2021
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We are always flattered when a repeat customer chooses to come back and Sail with us. It validates all we do, and we feel like you are part of our family. Your family was amazing, kind, gracious, how proud you must be. Thank you so much !
Written July 2, 2021
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