Governors Island
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Our most recommended Governors Island Seasonal & Holiday Activities

  • 2-Hour Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

    1. 2-Hour Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

    Offering a premium sailing experience, the Schooner America 2.0 is the newest, largest, most elegant ship designed for the fleet. Added in 2011, the America 2.0 provides the most exceptional day sailing one can find in New York Harbor. Her design is influenced by the style of the late 1800s but incorporates technology of the 21st century, thus connecting the past and present beauty, history, and art of sailing in New York Harbor. A day sail on this 105-foot schooner is perfect for family outings, dates, and entertaining guests from out of town. A sail on America 2.0 is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. Within 5 minutes of leaving the dock, you'll forget the mayhem and noise of Manhattan street life as you feel the relaxing breeze of the harbor. Take in the famous Manhattan skyline as it was meant to be seen — from the water — plus spectacular views o...

    The crew was fantastic. Just the right amount of time and it’s a beautiful boat!

  • New York City: Champagne and Cheese Pairing Cruise

    2. New York City: Champagne and Cheese Pairing Cruise

    Hop onboard a 1920s-style yacht and be seated at your private table in the grand salon. Set sail along the shore of Lower Manhattan, admiring iconic landmarks including One World Trade Center, the Financial District, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. As you sail, enjoy a self-guided tasting session of 3 sophisticated Champagnes, paired with 3 artisan cheeses. You can also head outside to the leisure deck to snap unforgettable photos for your vacation album and get a better view of the iconic New York skyline.

    Great tour, definitely recommend it. You get a bit of everything with the cheese/champagne and sightseeing boat ride. Staff was great and friendly. For someone who hates crowded tourist attractions and tours, this was a great experience.

  • New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

    3. New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

    Experience the most stylish means of viewing a New York sunset by sailing aboard the Schooner America 2.0. While sailing you will be treated to an alcoholic drink of your choice by an exceptional crew, as you watch the warm rays of the sun sink peacefully into the horizon. Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city with your favorite companions when you board this 105-foot, 1800s-style vessel, America 2.0. She's perfect for romantic outings, entertaining friends from out of town, or just relaxing. This is sure to be an event you’ll want to experience again. Glide peacefully through the waters of the New York Harbor on the most relaxing, beautiful, and romantic excursion in the city. During your trip, take in the majestic colors of the sunset surrounding New York Harbor's skyline and iconic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island. Heading south from Chelsea Piers a...

    My girlfriend and I had a great time on this cruise. It was mostly couples, very chill compared with most of the other cruises we saw that night. The crew was friendly and fun, and the whole experience was top-notch. Highly recommend.

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What people are saying about Governors Island

Great tour, definitely recommend it. You get a bit of everything with the cheese/champagne and sightseeing boat ride. Staff was great and friendly. For someone who hates crowded tourist attractions and tours, this was a great experience.

Very nice, two-hour tour of the Hudson River in the best sailing weather with a competent crew!

Fantastic. Social distance and masks made you feel safe. Crew was great!!

Very nice pleasant and relaxing my wife and I enjoyed it.

It is amazing experience and the attention is great.