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Champagne Brunch Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

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Champagne Brunch Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

From US$ 98 per person

Step back in time and enjoy a Sunday brunch on board a 1920s schooner in New York Harbor. Choose from a plentiful buffet, while you take in close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and the Manhattan skyline.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a cruise on a classic 1920s schooner
  • Savor a buffet brunch
  • Sail past Ellis Island
  • Admire the Manhattan skyline
  • View the Statue of Liberty up-close
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Enjoy a romantic brunch cruise of New York Harbor on board a classic 1920s schooner. The amazing 2-hour package includes a delicious buffet, tea and coffee service, as well as a champagne open bar. Feast on an assortment of sweet and savory delicacies as you take in the sights! You will be onboard the Shearwater, an 82-foot vintage 1920s schooner, built at the height of the Roaring Twenties. The personal yacht of Charles E. Dunlap, a prominent New York City industrialist, it had its heyday back in the time when yachting was a rare combination of elegance and adventure. Shearwater was recognized as a national landmark in March 2009, and features glorious Rangoon teak decks and mahogany paneled staterooms. Brunch menu: Smoked Salmon with Sliced Tomato, Onion & Capers Assorted Bagels with Cream Cheese, Butter & Jams Granola & Yogurt Parfaits Fresh Sliced Summer Fruits Sliced Country Breads: zucchini, pumpkin, banana Assorted Muffins & Danishes Quiches: Spinach & mushroom Ham & onion Mini Brioche Sandwiches: Watercress, cucumber & goat cheese Black forest ham with brie & honey mustard Smoked turkey with bacon & cheddar Bar Available (Beer and Soft Drinks) Tea/Coffee Service Unlimited Prosecco/Champagne Open Bar
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  • Transport for activity duration: Sailboat
  • Breakfast
  • Water
  • Alcoholic drinks
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
    • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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    Meeting point

    On the south side of the North Cove Marina, at the end of Liberty Street.

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    • Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time and check in at the Shearwater dock to exchange your voucher for a boarding pass. The Shearwater is docked on the south side of the North Cove Marina at the World Financial Center. You must have a boarding pass in order to board the Shearwater
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    4.9 /5

    based on 29 reviews

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    Really lovely day in New York

    This sailing trip was exactly as described...just out of this world...we were in New York anyway and I booked it as a treat for my husband's birthday...it was very well received!!!!! The buffet was really tasty and there were as many drinks as you could want...I can only recommend it!!!!!!! Mustn't forget the very helpful and friendly crew of the ship either!!!!!!

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    September 5, 2012

    NY relaxed from a different viewpoint

    I booked the trip with family and up front, we enjoyed it. The crew was nice and always present when you needed something. The boat was big enough for the number of participants and clean. The buffet was nice but nothing spectacular with bagels, salmon, salami, cheese, and later on pastries. Beer. juice, coffee, and tea were there in abundance the entire time, so whoever was still hunger after had only himself to blame. About the trip: here we were a bit disappointed. We departed at the Hudson port toward Liberty Island. Here we drove around for 2 hours between the southern Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. I would have liked to go under the Brooklyn Bridge or so... all in all not enough. The weather was nice, but for those who want to see something for Manhattan, this tour is no alternative to the circle line. A relaxing, nice trip.

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    June 7, 2012

    The highlight of our trip!

    Words hardly do the sailing trip justice. The team aboard the clipper was friendly and enthusiastic and we were supplied with refreshments throughout the trip. Breakfast was more than satisfactory, there was all that anyone could want and enough for a group twice our size. The views of the Statue of Liberty, the skyline of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge were unbelievable. A wonderful experience that I'll repeat each time I visit New York from now on.

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    October 11, 2011

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