Craft Beer Sailing Cruise

South Street Seaport

Step aboard one of the largest sailing ships in the US and cruise along New York Harbor while tasting some of New York’s best craft beers. Sip crisp ales and lagers paired with cheese and charcuterie while enjoying breathtaking views of the Manhattan... more

Step aboard one of the largest sailing ships in the US and cruise along New York Harbor while tasting some of New York’s best craft beers. Sip crisp ales and lagers paired with cheese and charcuterie while enjoying breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, Battery Park and the other treasures of New York Harbor. This beer-centric sailing adventure makes for a fun, relaxing afternoon with friends and family. Head to the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan to board the Clipper City, your classic sailing vessel for the afternoon. This 158-foot-long (48-meter) tall ship is a replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove the American lumber industry more than a century ago, and can comfortably fit 150 people – the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States. Take a seat or relax on the wrap-around deck as you set sail along New York Harbor. If you're up for it, you can even help raise the sails or take a turn at the helm! Then, enjoy fantastic views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Heights skyline, the Red Hook neighborhood, Battery Park, the Manhattan Bridge and the Manhattan skyline before heading ... more

Step aboard one of the largest sailing ships in the US and cruise along New York Harbor while tasting some of New York’s best craft beers. Sip crisp ales and lagers paired with cheese and charcuterie while enjoying breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, Battery Park and the other treasures of New York Harbor. This beer-centric sailing adventure makes for a fun, relaxing afternoon with friends and family.

Head to the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan to board the Clipper City, your classic sailing vessel for the afternoon. This 158-foot-long (48-meter) tall ship is a replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove the American lumber industry more than a century ago, and can comfortably fit 150 people – the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States.

Take a seat or relax on the wrap-around deck as you set sail along New York Harbor. If you're up for it, you can even help raise the sails or take a turn at the helm! Then, enjoy fantastic views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Heights skyline, the Red Hook neighborhood, Battery Park, the Manhattan Bridge and the Manhattan skyline before heading toward the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

During your sail, you’ll be served six types of craft beers from breweries all over New York such as Brooklyn Brewery, KelSo of Brooklyn, Fire Island Beer Company, Southampton Publick House, Ithaca Beer Company, Empire Brewing Company, Lake Placid Brewery, Keegan Ales and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. These crisp, cold ales and lagers are all handpicked from your expert host, so you know you're tasting some of the best beer in New York.

Pair your tastings with cheese and charcuterie sourced from a popular Brooklyn shop specializing in high-end, unique cheeses and meats. Tastings vary week to week, but generally include a variety of meats, medium-soft and hard cheeses, plus dried fruits, nuts and cornichons.

Savor the last of your relaxing afternoon on the water as you finish up your tastings and make your way back to the South Street Seaport.


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Financial District Description

Craft Beer Sailing Cruise is located in the Financial District neighborhood of Manhattan. The financial hub of the United States, the seat of New York City government, and home to some of New York's oldest buildings, the Financial District has an illustrious history. 17th century settlers began building here, and given the many seafarers of the time, boats could be conveniently docked at one of the slips right near the settlements of wooden homes. Right nearby, in the heart of the district is Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States in 1789, also the meeting site for the First Congress. New York City was both the capital of the United States and New York State at the time.

The street names reflect the district's fascinating history: Fulton Street, named after Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat; Maiden Lane, originally called Magde Platje in Dutch; Beaver Street, recalling the once-significant beaver pelt trade, etc.

The area today houses some great economic powerhouses, including the headquarters of major banks, the New York Stock Exchange, in addition to the World Financial Center. Contrasts are extraordinary, from old two- and three-story old brick buildings near South Street Seaport to the nearby modern mega-skyscrapers. Some of the numerous other attractions include Fraunces Tavern, where George Washington bid farewell to his troops (also, they have a museum!); the newly-landscaped City Hall Park; the Museum of the American Indian and the US Custom House at Bowling Green; Trinity Church, the first parish church in New York City and the resting place of Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton, among others; War Of 1812 strong hold Castle Clinton; the Staten Island-bound South Ferry; Battery Park; and the Federal Reserve Bank. Sadly, the biggest attraction since 9/11 has been the former World Trade Center site, although, thankfully, construction has finally filled the long-standing gouge in Lower Manhattan's face, and the stunning 9/11 Memorial and its attendant museum are welcome signs of a healing city. And, of course, soaring a symbolic 1,776 feet over the memorial is the new 1 World Trade Center!

Info

South Street Seaport
New York, NY

Editorial Rating

Tour Admission Cost

Adults: From $75.99
Child (3 - 12): From $44.99
Infant: From 19.99
Senior: From 68.99

Tour Duration And Additional Info

1 hour 45 minutes
Inclusions
* Transport by classic tall ship
* Six beer tastings and food pairings
* Expert captain and crew
* All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions
* Hotel pickup and drop-off
* Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information
* Confirmation will be received at time of booking
* Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
* Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
* Must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Valid photo ID is required

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