Reviews & Ratings

207 ratings
4.5 average rating
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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

A unique experience on an ols vessel.

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7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 08 2009

A wonderful experience from start to finish. Friendly, informative crew, a beautiful craft, and a rare close-up on the Statue of Liberty . . . plus a very tasty glass of wine! We went in early May, and we really needed an extra layer of clothing....continued

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33 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended May 11 2011

Amazing. So relaxing. Can't wait to do it again.

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2 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 06 2012

Beautiful downtown marina and views - gorgeous, intimate schooner - friendly crew - and a lovely day for a sail. We all enjoyed ourselves!

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
Liz
16 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended May 08 2009

friendly crew, great old boat not too unwieldy to let you experience being right on the harbor. I'd go again and try to talk them into going closer to some landmarks !

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Amy
8 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended May 27 2011

Great afternoon sail for tourists and residents alike. The boat is a restored 1920s wooden schooner, and the staff is pleasant and happy to talk about the boat, sailing, etc. The cost of the 1.5 hour trip in the harbor includes a free glass of...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended May 28 2011

Great relaxing hour and a half. Smooth sailing the whole way and beautiful views of Lady Liberty.

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LMK
2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Great service from the staff!

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2 events
2 reviews
9 stars
attended May 03 2011

Had a greast time! I've been on all the other boat trips and this was the best because it's more personalized! The weather cleared up and the day turned out to be warm and sunny. All the crew members were very personable and helpful. I have...continued

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9 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 31 2010

I personally think the Shearwater is the finest schooner in the NYC area. It is beautiful in design. One can really feel they have been on the water. I have been sailing on the Shearwater for several years and they always have a wonderful,...continued

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4 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 07 2009

I took a sunset cruise with a friend to celebrate our mutual birthdays. It was fabulous! The crew was attentive, conscientious and friendly. We went out for two hours and saw the magnificent views of the Manhattan and New Jersey skylines. We...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended May 06 2011

It was a great event - I could not have asked for anything else. The schooner is gorgeous and the crew is wonderful. I enjoyed every minute. It was so relaxing - a 1 1/2 hour vacation that stayed with me all week. Will do it again.

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4 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended May 11 2011

It was a very intimate way to see the Statue of Liberty rather than from
a Circle Line/Staten Island Ferry. The staff was exceptionally friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend the
Shearwater experience.

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21 events
2 reviews
23 stars
attended May 21 2010

Nice, simple, good time. As others have said, don't expect a lot of tour guide stuff, but the crew is friendly and hospitable. We went out on a gorgeous day and the trip went quickly. It was about the right time to be out there, but it just was...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 16 2014

One of the Best experience in NYC.. I'm from here and this is the best way to see the skyline without leaving the City!! ;-) Great Crew amazing time.. took My niece and her friends on this tour and they Love it.. A Must!!

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 10 2014

Super relaxing. Felt way longer than 90mins. The crew was extremely knowledgeable and really nice. I took my parents for my dad's birthday. I would do this every time they visit. It made me wish I was super rich and could do this every day!

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5 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 12 2009

The crew was fanastic, very helpful and attentive in replenishing our drinks. They even had little sandwiches on board for us. Gorgeous day, lots of fun! Took some visitors from out of town along and they loved it! Great way for tourists to see...continued

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9 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 27 2012

The schooner is magnificent. I enjoyed the free beverage. I chose a Mexican beer with a slice of lime. The crew is totally available and courteous. It was breezy the day I went and the trip was amazing as the wind filled the sails. I am hooked as...continued

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8 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 05 2009

This event was great! We had such a good time! It was even a cold night and had been raining on and off, and the view was still spectacular. The crew of the boat was so friendly and fun and your tickets include one free drink. The boat is...continued

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