We depart the dock at 5:30pm and set sail immediately. Join my crew and hoist a sail or head straight to the bar - your choice. Feast on an all-you-can-eat buffet of tasty American BBQ fare. You will cruise past the Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty up the Hudson River to the viewing area reserved only for large ships. Your captain will get in position and order the crew to "strike" (lower) our sails to guarantee the best possible views. As night falls the harbor lights will take your breath away just as the fireworks begin against the most famous skyline in the world. We will watch 40,000+ shells explode at rate of more than 1,500 per minute with fireworks reaching heights of 1,000 feet in the air, from the serene vantage point of one of America's most beautiful & historic tall ships. When the smoke clears, each captains will sound their foghorns all across the harbor to signal the end of the festivities. You will depart with memories to cherish for the rest of your life. We anticipate disembarking shortly after 10:00 pm.
Your host will be me. I have offered Fireworks sails since 2001; I take real pride in offering an intimate, casual alternative for enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime NYC Macy's Fireworks Spectacular here in NY harbor. You will avoid the intense crowds of larger boats or land-based viewing options. I am a born and bred NYer & first began volunteering aboard an historic sailboat in NY Harbor over 30 years ago. I hold a USCG issued 100-ton captain's licenses; 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 and visitors to NY for the past 19 years. My largest boat, the CLIPPER CITY, is a 158' replica of a pre-Civil War Era boat built in 1854; she sailed until 1892, and was the fastest and largest ship of her day.
All-You-Can-Eat Americana BBQ Feast: https://www.manhattanbysail.com/4th-of-July-Sail-Menu/
SPECIALTY COCKTAILS, TOO!!! RED - Red Sangria White - White Absolut Pear and Lemonade BLUE - Blue Cosmo
Bathrooms Facilities on Board
Sail by the Statue of Liberty, then see the awe-inspiring Macy's July 4th fireworks light up the sky over the East River. You can’t get any closer to the action with the massive Clipper City Tall Ship as your front row seat to the festivities. Watch 40,000+ shells explode at more than 1,500 per minute with fireworks reaching heights of 1,000 feet in the air, from the serene vantage point of one of America's most beautiful & historic tall ships.
It is an Outdoor Experience: Bring a Hat, Sunscreen, Light Jacket. Don't forget your Camera...!!!
WE HANDLE EVERYTHING!! Your job is to enjoy it and drink it all in!! Sailing is an outdoor experience. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen, hat, etc. Please confirm trip w. AirBnB 24 hrs prior. Arrive 30 mins early. Duration varies based on Fireworks timing and vessel traffic.
July fourth Macy's Fireworks & BBQ Sail