We will greet you at the top of the gangway in North Cove just 100 yards from the World Trade Center. You will be invited on board our 1929 Nationally Landmark, the classic schooner Shearwater, given a short safety speech and orientation where questions will be answered, you will then be offered a refreshment by one of the crew; and we will motor off the dock and get underway. We will raise sails once we have cleared the marina and sail around the harbor for approx. 2 hours . You will be able to walk around the vessel and tour the below deck cabins and are invited to engage my knowledgeable crew with any questions you might have as we sail past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, in view of bridges and other landmarks of NY Harbor. Enjoy a plentiful classic NYC brunch buffet, tea and coffee service, juice and soft drinks, as well as an open Champagne bar. Slowly sip your mimosas and take in the New York skyline. With the wind in your hair, Seagulls, buoys, foghorns and passing ships and tugboats will add to the serene and exciting respite from your busy NYC day that will leave you energized and ready for more.
Your host will be me; the food is catered in. I have offered Brunch on board since 2001; I take pride in offering an intimate, casual alternative for enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime experience of sailing (& eating!) here in NY harbor. You will avoid the intense crowds of much larger boats. I am a born & bred NYer & first began volunteering aboard an historic sailboat in NY Harbor over 30 yrs ago. I hold USCG issued 100-ton captain's license; I have been sharing my love of sailing large vintage schooners under the majestic gaze of the Statue of Liberty and the NY Skyline with locals & visitors to NY for the past 19 years. The Shearwater is a Gatsby Era private yacht built in 1929 - the height of the Roaring '20s; she was the last luxury sail vessel built prior to the Stock Market Crash that heralded in the Great Depression. Its awesome!
Smoked Salmon with Sliced Tomato, Onion & Capers Croissants & Assorted Bagels with Cream Cheese, Butter & Jams, Granola &…
Tea/Coffee Service Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice Unlimited Champagne
Unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, Colgate Clock, NY Skyline from the deck of a restored historic classic yacht celebrating her 90th anniversary in 2019.
It is an Outdoor Experience: Bring a Hat, Sunscreen, Light Jacket. Don't forget your Camera...!!!
Sailing is an outdoor experience. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen, hat, etc. Please confirm trip 24 hrs prior. Arrive 15 mins early. Duration is approx. 2 hours. You will most likely share the boat with others that are not in your group.
Champagne Brunch Sail on Gatsby Schooner