The Best Sunset Boat Tours & Sailing Trips in New York City

If you want to make your New York trip a very special experience, you definitely have to check out one of these sunset sailing trips and boat tours. Not only when it’s summer in New York, these are among my absolute highlights.


I’ve done several of them myself and I still get carried away when I write about them or look at pictures of them. With two exceptions (5th and 9th place), all of the tours are aboard smaller sailing ships and yachts.


The 9 most beautiful sunset boat tours in NYC








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    Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner


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    This sailing tour is so beautiful – I’ve done it myself! Aboard the Schooner America 2.0 you sail towards the Statue of Liberty and experience one of the most romantic sunsets in New York. The atmosphere on board is really great and relaxed, while you can admire the Manhattan skyline the whole time. Even a drink is included! Be sure to check it out!










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    New York Harbor Evening Sail with Live Jazz


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    You will sail with the beautiful tall ship “Clipper City” from Battery Park southwards into the harbor of New York and can admire the illuminated One World Trade Center and the skyline from close range. The atmosphere on the tall ship is really very special: you are surrounded by locals, the hustle and bustle of the city is far away and you are immediately deeply relaxed.










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    New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack


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    The sailing trip into the sunset is definitely one of my highlights in New York and definitely one of the best cruise in New York. During this two-hour tour, the Statue of Liberty awaits you, you can have a drink and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere!










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    Classic Harbor Line: Champagne City Lights Cruise


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    We had an amazing time onboard the luxurious 1920s inspired motor yacht. Combine sightseeing with a romantic evening and step onboard the 1920s inspired boat at Pier 62 (Chelsea Piers – W. 22nd and Hudson River). During the 90-minutes long tour, you’ll get to see iconic NYC sights along the water and most importantly breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Especially in the summer, you can admire the most beautiful sunset during this special cruise. There is seating inside the yacht and outside seating as well.










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    Circle Line - Harbor Lights Night Cruise


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    Midtown Manhattan

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    The Harbor Lights Cruise by Cricle Line is an amazing way to see the NYC from the water. As the lights start to sparkle across the Hudson and East Rivers at dusk you see the beauty of the city at night from a whole different angle.