Reviews & Ratings

207 ratings
4.5 average rating
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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended May 28 2011

I had guests in from out of town. This was a very pleasant and different way to spend 90 minutes on a spring afternoon. We enjoyed it. I would agree with others, that it would be a bit much at full price. It was great that since we booked...continued

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10 events
1 review
79 stars
attended Jul 15 2010

The crew of the Shearwater are very friendly and accommodating. There were 14 people on sail including myself and a date. It was a romantic sail, very relaxing and no kids aboard. There is beer, wine, champagne, soda, and water. I really enjoyed...continued

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47 events
41 reviews
12 stars
attended May 23 2010

Had a great time with my friends for my friends birthday!

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47 events
41 reviews
12 stars
attended May 23 2010

Very fun time but tried to charge for cork-fee- this should have been indicated on the event. We brought our own wine and the bottle cost less than the corking fee- they ended up letting us drink it without having to pay, but still put a damper on...continued

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26 events
21 reviews
1 stars
attended May 11 2011

This was a wonderful boat ride! The weather was idyllic, crew is excellent and what a deal! I highly recommend this to everyone for a great sail on the Hudson!

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25 events
17 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

Fun fun fun. Nothing like getting out on the water and sailing! Now is the time for great winds. Loved this. Crew is fantastic, boat is beautiful.

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23 events
15 reviews
0 stars
attended May 25 2011

Relaxing sail in the harbor and out to the Statue of Liberty - no talks - just peaceful sailing and a free drink. Had a great time.

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23 events
15 reviews
0 stars
attended May 21 2010

This was an extremely relaxing cruise through the harbor and around the statue of liberty. No pressure, no talk, just relaxed sailing. It was wonderful.

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24 events
14 reviews
10 stars
attended May 08 2009

I have sailed on the Shearwater several times since it replaced the Petrel and found it to be an unforgettable experience each time. The server was friendly and attentive and the captain is personable. This sail is unnarrated, one of the reasons...continued

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24 events
14 reviews
10 stars
attended May 22 2013

The Shearwater is unique on the Hudson: an intimate schooner, uncrowded, makes you feel like you charted a boat for a private sail. The greeter and crew are professional, friendly, behave as though they are glad to have the privilege of working on...continued

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12 events
11 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

Great family outing on a beautiful day! Even though we dressed warmly, the blankets provided by the crew were much appreciated.

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20 events
10 reviews
6 stars
attended May 02 2009

We had an awesome time. The schooner has been fabulously reconstructed; you can tell from the details that the owner is proud of his schooner. The sunset behind the Statue of Liberty was breathtaking. Thanks!!

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24 events
9 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 24 2010

Great experience good value for money.
Friendly staff, shame we didn't go under the Brooklyn bridge
but I guess there wasn't time.

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12 events
9 reviews
22 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

The boat ride was lovely! We ended up going on one of the hottest days of the summer, but we loved it just the same. They gave us one free drink and offered drinks for purchase after that. The ride was so relaxing, people were able to lie down,...continued

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30 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended May 31 2010

Two of us went sailing on Memorial Day. It was a wonderful experience. There were about 30 onboard plus crew. Everyone was offered a free beverage (Second beverages were $2 - very fair). It was a beautiful day and I would recommend The...continued

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22 events
9 reviews
12 stars
attended May 10 2011

What a wonderful afternoon we spent sailing around the NYC. Not a cloud in the sky. I took my 85 y/o old mother out for mothers day, and it could not have made her happier! I completely recommend this event for anyone. Bring your camera. ...continued

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15 events
8 reviews
4 stars
attended May 26 2011

Delightful, soothing and invigorating at the same time. I've been on several different kinds of boating experiences around Manhattan from the Circle Line to Spirit Cruises etc, but this was my favorite because of the connection to the water that...continued

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15 events
8 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 17 2012

There is NOTHING better than this schooner trip in the NYC harbor on a crisp fall day. Relax and enjoy it!!

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15 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 06 2009

Very pleasant crew, free drinks and nice snacks, which was an unexpected pleasure. Tip them well, cuz I can't figure out how they make money !!

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24 events
8 reviews
5 stars
attended May 25 2011

We lucked out and had a day of sunshine to enjoy our sail. For our 230 sail there were about 20 others aboard which made for a comfortable experience. The crew was friendly and handled the sail professionally throughout. There was enough of a wind...continued

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