Enjoy breathtaking close-up views of Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge while learning about the fascinating history of beer, sailing and New York City.
Set sail on New York's largest sailing vessel with the craft beer experts from Urban Oyster, and be introduced to the wonderful reinvigorated world of craft beer.
With over 1,500 brewers now making delicious brews all over the country, choosing and appreciating beer has become an art form to rival its cousin wine. Taste several outstanding ales and lagers paired with cheese and charcuterie while you drink in the magnificent views of the skyline of NYC, including and up close view of Lady Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge.
Clipper City imposing 158-ft. long, with masts and rigging reaching up 120 feet from the water, New York's largest and most impressive sailing vessel can accommodate up to 134 passengers. A replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America's industry more than a century ago, Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Designed with her new cargo in mind (i.e. you), her decks are spacious and comfortable, with ample seating, a full bar amidships and a raised quarter deck back aft that allows for unparalleled views of the city and its harbor.
Craft beer experts
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Check-in at The Battery, Slip 2
Craft Beer Tasting Cruise (1.75 hrs)
Board the Clipper City and embark on an exciting cruise along the New York Harbor. See the iconic Statue of Liberty and the remarkable view of the famous NYC skyline. Make your experience extra special with some craft beer tasting of five exquisite ales and lagers from one of NYC's premier brewers.
Check-out at The Battery, Slip 2
Price & Options
You must be of legal age to drink alcohol.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Printed VELTRA voucher
A valid government-issued photo ID
Sweatshirt / light jacket
Motion sickness preventative
Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Drinks are available for purchase.
If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
You can book a maximum of 6.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of boat will be used?
The original Clipper City was built as a cargo schooner just prior to the Civil War, then rebuilt from the original plans, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, and recently refurbished. The new, restored Clipper City, with a length of 158 feet and a height of 120 feet, can comfortably sail 130 people, the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States. With its sweeping deck, full bar, and a diverse sail plan, this majestic schooner and its attentive crew sail daily from Slip 2 at the South side of Battery Park, providing guests with a unique way to see Manhattan.
Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.