Shearwater

Sail NY Harbor Aboard the Historic Schooner Shearwater Reviews

North Cove Marina (New York City, NY)

Reviews & Ratings

217 ratings
4.5 average rating
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 07 2009

The crew of the Shearwater are very friendly and a lot of fun. I went sailing with them on a weekday afternoon in early May, and there was just 2 of us on the boat (plus the crew). I hear it gets much more crowded (up to 40 passengers) on...continued

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13 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 26 2009

We had a terrific time although it started raining the minute that we boarded the sailboat. We had prepared for bad weather so we were ok; but, what do some people think about being there without even having jackets?? The captain and crew did...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

This was my 2nd time on the Shearwater sailboat. It was a beautiful day. The crew (as always) was fantastic and the trip was just long enough (about 2 hours start to finish). BUT, I have one major issue…. they advertise free beer / wine all over...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended May 02 2009

We had a fantastic time!! The staff was friendly, the boat was beautiful and the trip was extremetly relaxing. I felt like I had a mini-vacation from city life as it was so peaceful on the harbor.

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 20 2009

We went on the sail on a beautiful Indian summer September Sunday afternoon and I took a visitor from New Zealand. The boat is beautiful and the crew were excellent. We chatted with the captain for a long time and we got to see a closeup of Lady...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended May 05 2009

I would recommend this to anyone. Even without great weather (it was a bit chilly and rain threatened but held off) it was beautiful and relaxing. A great, friendly crew engaged or left passengers be as they prefered. What a great time.

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3 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 10 2009

We had a lovely time on the trip but it should be noted that there is no sightseeing/tour descriptions as are done on the Circle Line and other tours.

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended May 06 2009

A nice ship, well worth it to take for for a spin in the harbor... But be sure to bring warmer clothes, as it does get windy and chilly on the water...

The crew was nice and very attentive. If you go for the evening cruise, it's advisable to...continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended May 25 2010

Captain Dave and his crew were great....

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12 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 05 2009

Great sail. Great crew. Great, relaxing views of New York. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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Sally
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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

Loved this cruise! The crew was very friendly and attentive. Views were gorgeous. It was a chilly day, but we were dressed appopriately and the sun was shining brightly. We would definitely do this again.

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 04 2009

Sailing on the Schooner was really relaxing. The complimentary drinks made it even better! I definitely recommend going on the Shearwater during the afternoon hrs. The views are spectacular of downtown manhattan and the surrounding area.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 06 2009

I sailed on Shearwater for my birthday and had such a great time! I was amazed that the ship is 80 years old, she is meticulously and beautifully restored, inside and out. If you sail on her be sure to go down below and check out the interior,...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 09 2009

The trip was really fun. The crew is friendly and helpful. It was very peaceful on the water and it was a much better experience than circle line.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 10 2011

My husband & I have taken sails on the Hudson on other vessels. I have to say we were extremely disappointed with our experience on the Shearwater. There is no seating per se-there are limited surfaces to sit on if you are fortunate to board among...continued

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2 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 04 2009

It's a wonderful experience to see the NY skylight all lit up, especially under a full moon. Only downside was the lack of wind, so really didn't get the full "sailing experience" I was hoping for. Also, it took a very long time to get the boat...continued

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24 reviews
22 stars
attended May 19 2011

A great outing! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable! A real fun thing to do on a nice day!

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Callista Bessellieu Red Velvet
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12 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 22 2013

TERRIFICALLY PLEASANT AND COOL EXPERIENCE!

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 05 2009

The full moon sail was absolutely amazing. My girlfriend and I did it for our anniversary. I may have done more romantic things in my life, but I am hard pressed to remember any of them.

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2 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 05 2010

The trip was awesome!!!!

Seing the city from the water is a must.

The crew was great!!!

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