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Manhattan By Sail - Clipper City Tall Ship
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Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sailing Cruise
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Owner description: Manhattan by Sail has a diverse little fleet of ships that sail the NY Harbor daily and a corresponding myriad of options for any and all who want to experience the thrill of sailing in the world’s greatest harbor. Our newest addition is the Clipper City, a 158-ft. tall ship that can accommodate up to 150 passengers. A more intimate experience can be had on the Shearwater, a historic schooner with capacity up to 48 passengers.
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“Miss It and You Miss Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

There many options to cruise past the Statue of Liberty, but this one was unique. We saw boat after boat, crammed to the gills, chugging by, with all of the passengers longingly looking at our much smaller group on a full-on historic clipper ship, with all the sails hoisted.

Sure- it's a bit slower, but between the NYC skyline on one side, an the S of L on the other, who would be in a rush. Plus there is a full bar on the boat.

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Greeley, Colorado
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“Very relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our daughter treated us to a craft beer tasting cruise aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship. The boarding area is in Battery Park. The ship is the largest of NYC's sailing vessels at 158' with 120' tall masts and is a replica of a pre-Civil WAR lumber hauling ship. This ship can hold up to 150. We didn't have that many but it did not feel crowded. We were the first ones on and grabbed a bench to sit on. Others stood or sat on other things on deck. There were appetizers of cheese, crackers, meats, but we didn't try much of it as we'd just eaten. They have different cruises to choose from--twilight, full moon, harbor lights, kids sail, lobster/beer lovers, wine tasting, jazz, out @ sea, and burlesque! There were 5 different beers to try. There was a wonderful breeze which allowed them to use the huge sails as they are intended. We were out just shy of 2 hours and went very close to the Statue of Liberty. It was a beautiful day and we'd go again in a minute!

Visited July 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Well worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was one of the attractions on the all loops +3 attractions on the Grayline hop on/off bus. $39 per adult. Really appealed to us. Had some difficulty initially find where it was moored as its recently moved. (its now right next to the Staten Island Terminal). Trip is 90 mins . You're invited by the crew to help hoist the sails. There's a bar and plenty of places to relax and enjoy the fresh air whilst taking in the sights of Governors and Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. One of the most enjoyable and relaxed things we did in NYC. Recommended!.

Visited June 2014
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Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom
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“great evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

me and the gf chose the twilight cruise and my was it worth it the views you can get of the sun setting especially on a warm, night was worth it. would def recommend anyone to do this

Visited July 2014
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We saw this attraction in the hotel brochure offering 20% discount. A twilight cruise 7 -9 pm was $32.00 per person. We had difficulty finding a parking spot near the pier and were the last to board, so had to stand. The raising of the sails was interesting. No narration during the sail, which would have been helpful. Crew just tended to the business of the sailing without any interaction. However we got some beautiful sunset photo's with the statue of liberty in silhouette. We did not partake of the on board bar, so unsure what the drink prices were, but did see the servings were small. Upon de boarding they had a tip jar. Purchase tickets PRIOR to ensure a space. They do have a 'stand by' line however.

Visited July 2014
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