Sunday June 14, 2009 / 11:00amChampagne Brunch Aboard the Historic Schooner Shearwater
385 South End Avenue
New York City, NY 10280
How was your experience?
I just barely made the Champagne Brunch aboard the Historic Schooner Shearwater. I didn't realize how far it was from the subway. That was a nice walk. My directions that I had downloaded had said that it would take 7 minutes to walk to the pier from the subway. It was more like an half and hour as you had to walk to and through the World Financial building. Go down the steps and keep walking in the direction of the boat. Once aboard the boat there were no seats to be found, it just so happen I was going to the park after the cruise so I brought my folding chair. I was able to take a load off my feet and not stand for the whole duration. The brunch was very good but you were only allowed one complimentary champagne after that you were charged $8.00. The small lox finger sandwiches went very quickly. There were an assortment of fruit platters, small finger sandwiches, bagels, chips and dips, an assortment of olives. You were able to drink as much beverages as you wanted except for the Champagne. The bathroom was down below on the Historic Schooner Shearwater. The Historic Schooner Shearwater took you out to the water and the Schooner Shearwater sat on the water not to far from the Statue of Liberty and we ate and it turned around and it sat on the water once again and headed back to deboard at 1:00 p.m. The service was very good. The girls on board that served everyone were very friendly. I would do it again. There wasn't any music aboard the Shearwater.