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Wine Tasting Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

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Activity provider: Manhattan By Sail

Wine Tasting Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

Activity provider: Manhattan By Sail
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 100.66 per person

Sit back, relax, and sip wine while enjoying the views of the incredible Manhattan cityscape as you sail effortlessly through the waters of the Hudson River.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Sail on a meticulously maintained, 82-foot, 1929 vintage sailboat
  • Discover a variety of domestic and international wines, hand selected for each sail
  • Observe the Manhattan skyline, East River bridges and the famous NY Harbor
  • Relax and enjoy a casual and informative cruise - sure to please wine aficianado and novice alike
Full description
Set sail with an informative wine expert, who introduces a variety of wines picked from some of America’s oldest and best-known cellars. Casual, fun and informative, you'll be guided through new tastes and flavors, expanding your palate and pairing great wines with snacks and cheese. Hand built in 1929 from native hardwoods, the 82-foot schooner Shearwater harkens back to a bygone era of yachting. One of New York City’s only floating designated landmarks, Shearwater has been taking New Yorkers and the city’s visitors sailing in the harbor since 2001. Let the historic yacht carry you along the Hudson as you admire breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline with a glass of delicious wine. 
  • 2-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Wine tasting
  • Snacks and cheeses
  • Crew gratuities
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 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson 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

The Shearwater is located on the north side of the North Cove Marina, at the end of Liberty Street on the Hudson River, Downtown Manhattan.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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I was told that if the trip was canceled I would be notified an hour before hand. I traveled the whole way to the departure spot and walked up to where the boat was docked, in the slight rain, to find a piece of paper saying the trip was canceled.

August 12, 2018

Was cancelled and no refund.

I called ahead to confirm. Drove 2 1/2 hours to get there. Called again to confirm because of weather. Took a ferry and an uber to get there and they cancelled. Stated that they thought for 2 1/2 hours they planned on cancelling. Now they wont provide a refund that I have to rebook. I do not live there. They did not answer two phone messages I left. Today they emailed me and asked that I take it up with the parent company who sold the ticket. No phone number, no explanation. Just telling me to call someone else. I did understand they could cancel last minute. That is not my beef. Why cant you just refund my credit card? 2 phone calls, discussing it with one worker in person at the dock, and 3 emails and still no refund...

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August 12, 2018

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Product ID: 7585