Ellis Island
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2-Hour Statue of Liberty Day Sail on the Schooner Adirondack

1. 2-Hour Statue of Liberty Day Sail on the Schooner Adirondack

Experience New York in a whole new way on this 2-hour sailing trip aboard the Adirondack, an 80-foot, wooden pilot schooner. The noise and chaos of Manhattan will be quickly forgotten as you sail out onto New York Harbor with the breeze in your hair. Sailing New York Harbor allows you to take in the famous Manhattan skyline as it was meant to be seen, from the water - plus you'll enjoy spectacular views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. The tour heads south from Chelsea Piers and down the Hudson River to Battery Park, passing by Ellis Island and sailing out to the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy a complimentary drink, as well as additional drinks being available for purchase. The aim is for an elegant, relaxing, peaceful, and safe experience for all guests. The engines will be shut down for as long as possible to ensure a true sailing experience.

Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail

2. Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail

Experience the magic of NYC from the water on this sailing cruise from Brooklyn. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks. Capture pictures of iconic sights like the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.  Meet your captain and begin your sailing adventure. Get up close to sights like Governors Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. View the immense Brooklyn Bridge from the water. See a piece of history as you pass by Ellis Island. Take in views of the World Trade Center.  Celebrate a birthday or anniversary, make a memorable proposal, build a tighter work team, or make a regular day special with an NYC cruise. Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise. 

New York City: Boat Tour with Bubbles and Bites

3. New York City: Boat Tour with Bubbles and Bites

Climb aboard a classic sea vessel from 1929 and set sail around the New York City harbor. Enjoy a light offering of sandwiches and sweets as well as a Champagne bar as you cruise the calm waters surrounding the city and see some of New York’s most famous landmarks.  Walk around the classic sailing boat, tour the below-deck cabins and ask the knowledgeable crew any questions you might have as you sail past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the skyline of the Big Apple. Sit back and sip your Mimosas until you arrive back at the marina.

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What people are saying about Ellis Island

Absolutely fabulous way to see some of the sights. You don’t get a commentary as the crew are somewhat busy sailing the boat and looking after the guests (all of which they did superbly) but thats what guide books and Google are for. Absolutely delightful experience that took you away from the usual mass tourist boat trip. Would highly recommend on a sunny, dry day.

Wonderful experience! ✨✨✨✨✨ We just loved it. The crew takes great care, the boat is sublime. This ride on the Hudson is a highlight of our stay in New York. Our 21 month old daughter also enjoyed it. The walk is suitable.

A relaxing moment !! It was a different way to see the Statue of Liberty and the cost of Manhattan. Well recommended.

It was great experience! Must-do list in New York! Service was very nice too. We will do it again.

Such a friendly and knowledgeable crew. Just a wonderfully relaxing day on the water!!!