Sailing Lesson NYC with Brooklyn Sail

Brooklyn, United States

Experience hosted by Ian

2.5 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Sail a boat around NYC! Lessons last 2.5 hours on a Catalina ‘34 and groups are up to four passengers. I am willing to change the lesson and route based on a student's interest or skill level.

Views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center, Ellis Island, Governor's Island and Manhattan skyline.

Guests are welcome to bring any food or drink (please no red wine or sangria).

Covid-19 Update: On group sails, passengers are required to wear masks. On private sails, passengers are not required to wear masks. The captain will wear a mask the entire sail. The boat is cleaned with disinfectant before every sail. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the boat.

WEATHER
What happens if it rains? If I have to cancel for any bad weather there is a full refund. Generally I play it safe and we only sail if there is a good chance of clear skies. Usually the weather report improves closer to the date and we will never sail if it is unsafe.

CANCELLATION
Can I reschedule my sail? You are allowed one reschedule 72 hours or before your sailing reservation. No reschedules are allowed within 72 hours of your reservation.

If I have to cancel for bad weather there is a full refund--generally I play it safe and we only sail if there is a good chance of clear skies.

More photos and info @BrooklynSail on Instagram
Sail a boat around NYC! Lessons last 2.5 hours on a Catalina ‘34 and groups are up to four passengers. I am willing to change the lesson and route based on a student's interest or skill level.

Views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center, Ellis Island, Governor's Island and Manhattan skyline.

Guests are welcome to bring any food or drink (please no red wine or sangria).

Covid-19 Update: O…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled Water available
  • Equipment
    Life Jacket

Meet your host, Ian

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 23 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi my name is Ian. I've lived in Brooklyn for ten years and love to share my joy of sailing and nature with up to six guests. I'm the owner of Enchantress, a beautiful 1994 Catalina 34 sailboat. I have a USCG (United States Coast Guard) Master sailing license, I'm certified in CPR, and have spent years living and sailing around the Atlantic East Coast. I once solo sailed the Bahamas for a Winter and had friends visit me along the way. I look forward to meeting you and sailing around NY Harbor.
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From £144
/ person
Tue, 31 Aug
£95 per person, previously £119
14:30 - 17:00
Join 1 other guest
£95 per person, previously £119
Thu, 2 Sept
£144 per person, previously £180
£144 per person, previously £180

Where you'll be

We'll sail around Governor's Island with views of the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge. The water is a really great way to see the city!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Abby
June 2021
It was a great sailing lesson and experience. Perfect amount of time for a beginner lesson. We were able to take turns doing different things and Ian was really informative and helpful with any questions. We felt very safe the whole time as well. Definitely a unique and wonderful way to experience the city and probably will go back for a noter lesson or two!
It was a great sailing lesson and experience. Perfect amount of time for a beginner lesson. We were able to take turns doing different things and Ian was really informative and hel…
Nakia
May 2021
I’m local to NYC but was looking for a birthday outing for my bf who had shown interest in sailing before. Met up with Ian and quickly got introduced to the boat’s safety rules then set sail. Pretty windy and cool out so for safety reasons we didn’t raise the main sail but still had some good basic lessons on everything from tying knots and using the radio to adjusting the jib for the wind and taking the wheel. Appreciated Ian being friendly and easy to talk to. Lots of good stories and knowledge.
I’m local to NYC but was looking for a birthday outing for my bf who had shown interest in sailing before. Met up with Ian and quickly got introduced to the boat’s safety rules the…
Sanika
April 2021
The entire experience was incredible. I learned how to sail, every little detail along with lots of Ian's life stories and experiences. The 2-hour sailing experience was rich, satisfying, and worth every penny. A great way to view the city.
Nitzan
April 2021
Awesome experience, sailing in the ocean next to NYC, learning basic sailing principles (and controlling the boat!), and enjoying Ian's great stories. Thanks!
Simone
September 2019
I had an amazing experience sailing with Ian on board the Enchantress! The weather was perfect, the sights were spectacular and the camaraderie between the small group of us “sailors” was great! This experience was definitely one of the highlights of my visit to NYC. :)
I had an amazing experience sailing with Ian on board the Enchantress! The weather was perfect, the sights were spectacular and the camaraderie between the small group of us “sailo…
Jon
July 2019
Second time I’ve gone, this time I brought my brother and nephew who were visiting from out of town. They had an amazing time, it made their trip!

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Tue, 31 Aug
    14:30 - 17:00
    Join 1 other guest
    £95 per person, previously £119
  • Thu, 2 Sept
    14:30 - 17:00
    £144 per person, previously £180

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Drinks