Shearwater city lights sail: See the world’s most famous skyline light up the night from the deck of the historic schooner Shearwater. What better way is there to enjoy New York City at night than a view from out on the harbour?
The bustle and noise of the city turns to silence as we slip out into the Hudson. We cut the engines and unfurl our sails for a tranquil cruise of 90 minutes duration. Soak in the change of pace and drink in the fresh air as you feel the wind on your face. Experience the radiance of the city lights reflected on the waters of the Hudson from this smooth sailing ship. This is a most intimate and thrilling means of appreciating the city.
What a beautiful way to see the sights of the city. Catch breathtaking close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and other gems on the harbour. Relax and unwind with a complementary beverage from the bar.
Sailing is a pleasure on such an elegant boat as the Shearwater schooner. Hand built in 1929 from native hardwoods, the 82-foot Shearwater harkens back to a bygone era of yachting. The Shearwater has been taking New Yorkers and the city’s visitors sailing in the harbour since 2001. Celebrating her 80th birthday in 2009 and still going strong and sailing gracefully, the Gatsby-era yacht comfortably accommodates up to 48 passengers.
Night sailing on the harbour aboard the Shearwater - this is the perfect end to a busy day of activity.
Meeting/pick-up point: North Cove Marina at the World Financial Centre end of Liberty street on the Hudson.
Start/opening time: 9.30pm.