Friday May 8, 2009 / 6:30pmSail NY Harbor Aboard the Historic Schooner Shearwater
General Admission Special (Limit 2)
385 South End Avenue
New York City, NY 10280
How was your experience?
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 it feels distinctly untouristy; all you can hear is the wind in the sails, a creak as sails are maneuvered, and shouts of instructions from captain to crew. It's not all couples; there was a young teen taking his mother as an early Mother's Day gift and a frequent passenger alone, in his early sixties, and every age group in between. The Shearwater is a glorious experience when you don't want music blaring or need to know what each building you pass is.