Wine Tasting Sail in New York
North Cove Yacht Harbor at the World Financial Center on the Hudson River; New York, NY
May - Mid-October: Sundays at 4:30 PM
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- Meticulously maintained, 82-foot, 1929 vintage sailboat
- Wine experts introduce you to a variety of creative, theme-based wines such as "Tour de France" and "Fall Favorites"
- Featured on NBC's "The Apprentice", The New York Times, InStyle weddings and more
- Enjoy the romance, adventure, and wine knowledge you will take away from this memorable experience
Sit back, relax, and sip wine while enjoying the views of the incredible Manhattan cityscape as you sail effortlessly through the waters of the Hudson River.
Step aboard this classic 1929 sailing yacht and taste an assortment of fine wines with your friends and guests in an intimate and sophisticated ambiance.
Cruise New York Harbor as wine experts introduce you to a variety of wines picked from some of America's oldest and best known cellars.
Since this spectacular vessel began carrying passengers in 2001, she has been featured in The New York Times, InStyle Wedding, and Gourmet Magazine as well as a television spot on NBC's, "The Apprentice" so you know you are in good hands.
Relax on a Sunday evening with sailing and sipping; the perfect cap to your weekend.
Ship boards 10 minutes prior to departure time, and passengers must arrive at the dock at least 30 minutes before the departure time.
Price includes a variety of wines dependent of the theme of that day's sail, as well as snacks & cheeses.
Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
Up to 48 passengers.
Sailing is an all weather outdoor experience and we do sail in light rain. In the event of dangerous sailing conditions, your sail will be rescheduled. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Dress is typically casual. The temperature can be cooler out on the water, so dress accordingly. Light skirts and wind don't always mix. We ask that passengers wear only soft soled shoes such as sneakers, deck shoes, flip-flops or sandals. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before your scheduled time. The ship boards 10 minutes prior to departure. Although the boat holds up to 48 passengers, there is not enough bench seating available for all 48 passengers and some passengers will be required to either sit on the deck or stand. Therefore we recommend arriving early to ensure the best seat. Heels and boots can scuff the deck. Don't forget your camera!
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no exchanges are allowed. Rescheduling is allowed up to 48 hours prior to the Experience for no fee. A $10 fee payable directly to the experience provider will be charged for rescheduling within 48 hours. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule in accordance with these terms will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.
What if it rains?
In the event of a cancellation by the Captain due to severe weather conditions or mechanical failure, customers will be rescheduled at no additional fee.
Is wine included?
Price includes a variety of wines, dependent of the theme of that day's sail, as well as snacks, including crackers and fine cheeses.
What time do we need to arrive?
We board 10 minutes prior to departure and ask that you arrive at the dock 30 minutes before you sail. The boat will not wait for stragglers.
Will there be assigned seating?
Seating is casual. You will pick a spot on one of the benches, hatch covers, cabin tops, or layout on the beautiful deck.
Are gratuties included?
Price does not include gratuity. It is customary to tip the crew if you enjoyed your sail, and please remember to tip your server if you enjoyed your service.
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"The sail was great and the wine and food delicious. The boat was beautiful. There was not enough room for everyone to sit down, so don't know if that is a requirement or not. Also, it was quite windy (good for sailing), but that also made it a chilly experience. Nothing to be done about the weather. I could not comment on the booking experience, as this was received as a gift. We had a great time and it was easy to book our time after we received the gift. Janet Whiton ps--The harbor directions were misleading as to what subway exit. Had to walk a long way to get to the harbor. Also, it was not clear just exactly where the boat would be."
"This was the final event of a weekend of 50th birthday events...and was by far the best and most memorable. The sail, the crew and the crowd were all fantastic. We're coming back for more."
"Too much emphasis on drinking verses sailing and the experience. At the end of the sail, the crew was handing out beer and wine. Not what we were looking for......more like how much can we drink attitude. "