Reviews & Ratings

204 ratings
4.5 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended May 22 2010

I really enjoyed the Shearwater sailing experience. Being a native New Yorker I had never been on a local Hudson water ride except to the Statue of Liberty and the Saten Island Ferry. It was a beautiful sunny warm day, but it did get chilly so...continued

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1 review
23 stars
attended Aug 09 2010

Ibought 4 tickets for "Shearwater" for August 9, 2010. By the time we came to this boat, there were no seats available on the boat. We have 2 relatives who are over 70, so definitely they couldn't stand on the boat. We asked stuff to show us our...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended May 19 2010

Killer views, Killer crew, and the most fun you can have looking @ what NYC has to offer from the deck of a schooner on the Hudson Bay!

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1 review
8 stars
attended May 10 2011

Lovely and relaxing 90 minutes on the water! If you are looking for a mini vacation and some peace and quiet this is for you! I only wish it were at least 2 hours or longer. We sailed from North Cove Marina south towards the Statue of Liberty....continued

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1 stars
attended May 25 2011

Lucked out with beautiful weather. Friendly staff.. First drink was complimentary, which I had to ask for though. Nice short getaway from the busy NYC action.

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12 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

Magical. Beautiful. Perfect. The crew was amazing and kind. I will go again, I'm sure. Many, many times.

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0 stars
attended Aug 21 2011

My boyfriend and I went sailing up the Hudson, I thought it was great. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The boat desk was clean, it was a beautiful day. I would def recommend this to others.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 13 2009

My husban and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The staff was terrific, especially Julie.

Would higly recommend.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Aug 04 2012

My wife and I recently went sailing on the Shearwater on Aug 4th. It was fantastic! It was a hot day, about 90 degrees but once we were on the water the breeze was great and it felt fantastic. The complimentary beverages helped to cool us down as...continued

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attended Sep 17 2011

our experience was ok. not worth $ 45, so thanks goldstar. it just goes to the statue of liberty and back. it does not even get close to the brooklyn bridge. once is enough i do not need to do it again.

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attended May 06 2011

Perfect weather. Low-key way to get a different vantage point of lower Manhattan without feeling so "touristy". Great way to be reminded that NYC is on the water. Friendly down to earth crew.

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attended Jul 14 2013

Sail NY Harbor is a great 1.5 hour sail in the Hudson River. Staff is very friendly and the sailboat is nice. If you want to enjoy the views of Manhattan and feel like you are on a private sail boat I would recommend the Schooner Shearwater....continued

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10 stars
attended May 02 2011

Sailing on the Shearwater was wonderful! We had an AMAZING time!

I took the afternoon trip which was 1.5 hrs. The weather was a little chilly and cloudy, but the ride was still lovely and so enjoyable. We were offered our first beverage for...continued

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2 stars
attended May 03 2011

Staff was very accommodating. However, the ship traveled only as far as the Statue of Liberty and back. In 90 minutes we could have gone to the Verrazano Bridge, Red Hook Brooklyn, or somewhere. It's not as if we were using costly oil to power...continued

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attended May 06 2011

The crew was great; friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. The day was perfect; clear, sunny, and just enough wind.

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attended Aug 05 2009

The cruise was nice, only complaint is that there were too many people on the boat. We arrived a half hour early, were among the first to board, and were still left without a place to sit. We kept having to move for the crew to control the sail...continued

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attended May 12 2011

The ride itself was very pleasant, unfortunately, we were under motor power for much of the ship which was not what I had expected. The crew was pleasant and the complimentary drink a nice surprise!

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attended Sep 01 2009

The tour seemed kind of short to me and i wish we could've seen the Brooklyn Bridge more upfront, but overall it was a nice and relaxing boat ride. You get to have a pretty good view of Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty

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attended Jun 17 2010

The trip was quite lovely. We sailed around the bay not around the city. I guess my annoyance is that Goldstar showed a large pirate type ship and this was much smaller. While the ride and crew were very nice the ad showed a completely different...continued

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