I love cruising on the Hudson River, especially in Manhattan. My favorite cruising brand is Classic Harbor Line, which offers an assortment of incredible sailing experiences. I went on its City Lights Sail on America 2.0 and enjoyed every minute of it! I saw spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Battery Park, and Ellis Island. The classic boat itself is a contemporary tribute to the 1851 schooner that won the America’s cup. She’s a beauty at 105 feet long with a strong set of sails. The one hour and forty-five minute journey is incredible!
We started out near Chelsea Piers and worked our way on to the Statue of Liberty. During the trip, we enjoyed a few rounds of champagne, wine, or beer served by friendly and attentive staff members. The best part of the experience is definitely seeing the NY landmarks at night, brightly shining on the Hudson River. It got pretty breezy for the last half of the journey, but the staff was fully prepared with thick, warm blankets. If you’ve never been on a sailing cruise in the city before, I highly recommend the City Lights Sail on America 2.0. You can find upcoming dates and buy tickets here. It’s sure to be a worthwhile, memorable experience!