Shearwater

Sail NY Harbor Aboard the Historic Schooner Shearwater

North Cove Marina (New York City, NY)

Reviews & Ratings

211 ratings
4.5 average rating
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4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 06 2014

This was an amazing boat ride. The crew was super friendly. The boat was wonderful. This was a true highlight of our entire trip to NYC. Highly recommend. One word of advice: the check in is a little stand that is set up right by the boat....continued

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. ON OUR TRIP THE DRINKS WERE NOT FREE AS SOME OTHER MEMBERS STATED. ALSO IT WAS ALITTLE DIFFICULT TO FIND HOWEVER ONCE WE DID THERE WAS A PARKING GARAGE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER WHICH WAS REASONABLE. VERY...continued

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Goldstar Member
11 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 29 2010

We took friends visiting from Cleveland and the four of us sailed on a Saturday afternoon. The Schooner Shearwater has a great staff aboard, and we had great photo opportunities along side the Statue of Liberty. It was a great way to see lower...continued

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4 reviews
9 stars
attended May 25 2011

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! The crew was outstanding, the the complementary wine, beer and softdrinks was a nice touch! The boat passed Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty several times, and it seemed like we were on a private...continued

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended May 24 2011

Capt. Dave & crew made us feel very welcome on Shearwater. Ship and day were beautiful. Would recommend it.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 10 2010

Crew is friendly but quiet. Why don't they tell something about what can be seen along the coast? Fun facts about the boat? Could be more entertaining. Worth the goldstar price, but not more.

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3 reviews
21 stars
attended Aug 20 2010

Everything was absolutely perfect! The weather was awesome, the vessel incredible and the crew was professional, friendly and well skilled. Thanks to Goldstar and Manhattan By Sail for a first rate experience.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 09 2011

Excellent low-key and fun trip! Great time and great views.

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended May 08 2010

Had a great time although I do recommend that even if it is 60+ degrees outside, you should layer your clothing a lot- I was cold even with 4 shirts on! If you like sailing you'll have a great time. The crew was pleasant and there was no issue of...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 30 2011

Loved it. The boat was beautiful, the crew friendly and the experience very relaxing. What other tourist, in town for only two days, can say she went sailing around the harbor? The complimentary wine was nice too.

I also liked that it was a...continued

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended May 17 2010

The sailing trip itself was fine. The boat was in great condition and the views of the city were great. The crew however pretty much ruined the experience for us. None of the crew appeared to like each other and sat in the back of the boat...continued

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

the sailing was perfect as was the weather. enjoyed it very much. the crew was friendly and careful to make you aware of the movement of the sails. i would bring a small cushion next time to sit upon.

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4 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 18 2009

This boat is really nice. Its a small crew and they are very friendly. It was so relaxing just hanging out in the sun on the water. My only thing is I wish we could have seen more of the city. It kind of doesn't go very far, it just circles...continued

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Florence Arnow
9 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 26 2014

Very nice, nice sailboat,run by nice young men,nice views,maybe it just didn't go far enough, but all the same I say it was grand.

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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended May 30 2014

We had a great sail, crew was very helpful as we enjoyed a drink and a beautiful view of NY Harbor. Highly recommend it!

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

we set sail on a beautiful evening, just a relaxing cruise around the harbor, nice mix of people, from young too old, great way to relax after dinner ! ! crew was very nice and easy going !

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 18 2009

We went on a Sat afternoon (12:30) and had a lovely time. The crew was very personable and friendly, the sail very relaxing, and was enjoyable for all three of us (including one person who had never been to NYC before, one person who'd visited a...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 17 2012

When we saw that the sail was sold at and would be at capacity we were nervous that it would just be too crowded - especially since we had our 1 and 3 yr olds with us. But it was great. We all loved it. The crew was attentive and friendly and the...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended May 07 2011

A thoroughly enjoyable experience with a very attentive and professional crew. The actually sailing is a bit too brief for me, but with mother nature, tides, and currents controlling the time on the water, it is still a wonderful way to spend a...continued

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