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Epic City Lights Sail

sailing lesson

Epic City Lights Sail

1 review
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
sailing lesson

Epic City Lights Sail

sailing lesson

Epic City Lights Sail

1 review
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will be greeted at Slip 2 in Battery Park, The Battery (next to the Statue of Liberty Ferry). Mike, our DJ will already be playing a cool vibe for your cruise around NYC when you board the boat. The hustle, bustle and noise of the city turns surreal with the sweet, nostalgic rhythms of your favorite tunes playing as you cruise into the summer night. You are welcomed aboard the CLIPPER CITY TALL SHIP, given a short safety speech and orientation where questions will be answered; we will then motor off the dock and get underway. We cut the engines and unfurl our sails once we have cleared the sea wall and sail serenely and majestically in the worlds greatest harbor. There are no words to describe what it is like to sail past the Statue of Liberty in the dark of night with the most famous city scape as the background while listening to awesome feel-good music. You will be able to walk around the vessel, order cocktails or draft beer from our full on-board bar and are invited to engage my knowledgeable crew with any questions you might have about the history of the harbor, about the boat, or about life at sea in NYC... The breeze in your face, the clang of a buoy, an occasional foghorn, and the sharp cry of a seagull; and you will return to shore feeling a serene buzz; renewed and elevated by the elements.

Tom's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

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Your host

Learn more about Tom

Tom

Your host will be me; your DJ will be Swells. I hold a 100-ton USCG Masters License with a sail endorsement & Mike's got rhythm. I began my sailing career volunteering on an historic sailboat here in NY Harbor 30 yrs ago under the majestic gaze of the Statue of Liberty & the NY Skyline. I've been hosting events on my sailboats since 2004. Born & raised in NYC's East Village, I grew up in a musical family. James Brown, Dizzie Gillespie and others were family friends; it's only natural that I combined my love of sailing vintage schooners with my love for music of all sorts. I am proud to offer an epic & laid back jam here in NY harbor; I take locals & visitors out to enjoy the quintessential sights (& sounds) of NYC for the past 19 years. Come down to the Battery and enjoy some sweet beats & sample a piece of NYC's sailing past

What's included

Drinks
Draft Beer, Prosecco, Wines, Spirits available for purchase.

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Where you'll be

Seeing the sights of NY Harbor by moonlight Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island all aglow, you will see the forts and battery of Governors Island and Battery Park, One World Trade Center and vistas of the Manhattan Skyline and bridges of NYC by night is something that is beyond breathtaking.

Availability

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Sailing is an outdoor experience. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen, hat, etc. Don't forget your camera! Please confirm trip w. AirBnB 24 hrs prior. Arrive 15 mins early. Duration is 90 minutes.
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Epic City Lights Sail
1 review
From £42/person
1 review
From £42/person