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What you'll do

Embark on a nautical adventure and see New York's best landmarks from one of the largest sailing vessels in the world.

Experience Clipper City Tall Ship with Go City®

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • A tour around the New York Harbor on an authentic tall ship

You'll climb aboard a Clipper City Tall Ship and sail past NYC's essential landmarks - the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the iconic skyline of lower Manhattan.

Harness your inner shipmate and enjoy the sensation of gliding over the waves on this magnificent historic vessel. It's all hands on deck as you see the crew shimmy up the mast to adjust the sails on this authentic experience. The vessel might be built in the style of a historic 19th-century ship, but it's designed for comfort with spacious decks and seating areas. Relax and enjoy the historic ambiance and unbeatable views of NYC from everywhere on the ship.

Clipper City Tall Ship facts

The original Clipper City was built as a cargo ship in 1854, just before the start of the Civil War, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Its name is derived from its home of origin, a town that gained a reputation as being a hub of American shipbuilding.

The plans for the original Clipper City are on record at the Smithsonian, and its cross-sections are housed at Wisconsin Maritime Museum. This steel-hulled replica is very close to the real thing and offers a safe and enjoyable ride that will take you back in nautical time.

Sailing at 158 feet long, with 120-foot masts, and measuring in at over 8,000 square feet of sail, this 200 ton Tall Ship has a capacity for up to 144 passengers.

Experience Clipper City Tall Ship: Daytime Sail or City Lights Sail and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in: please arrive 30 minutes prior to sail and present your pass to the dockside agent at Pier 17, 89 South Street (just south of Brooklyn Bridge).

Please note: additional sailings are available for 50% off using code UPGRADE18 (excludes Lobster & Beer and Brunch sails).

For more information, visit the Clipper City Tall Ship website.

Where you'll be

Map of location of attraction

89 South Street, New York, US

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Operating hours

Closed – back in spring

Sails operate seasonally from May through October. Please check Manhattan By Sail’s website for the most up-to-date operating schedule.

Clipper City Tall Ship: Daytime Sail or City Lights Sail

(718) 289-0004

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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