Step aboard New York City's only floating designated landmark and cruise along New York Harbor while tasting some of America's best-known wines. During your relaxing sail, learn about the fine wines chosen especially for that day's sail, savor delicious pairings of cheese and charcuterie while enjoying breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park, Brooklyn Heights and the other treasures of New York Harbor. This 2-hour wine-centric sailing adventure makes for a informative, relaxing, casual afternoon with friends and family
Head to the North Cove Marina on the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan in late afternoon to board the 48-passenger Shearwater, your classic sailing vessel for the afternoon. A beautiful sailboat built in 1929 from native hardwoods, the Shearwater is one of New York City's only floating designated landmarks. Your expert crew will explain the story behind this interesting historical fact.
If you're up for it, help raise the sails or take a turn at the helm. Then, take a seat or relax on the wraparound deck as you set sail along New York Harbor. Have your camera ready as you enjoy views of the Brooklyn Heights and Manhattan skylines, as well as the Red Hook neighborhood, Battery Park, the Verrazano Bridge, Governors Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
During your sail, you'll be served four wines, starting with some reds and whites and finishing with a Prosecco. The lineup constantly changes and is often themed, but the wines are always handpicked from your expert host, so you'll get a comprehensive taste of some of the oldest and best-known wine labels from around the world.
Pair your wine with cheese and charcuterie sourced from a popular Brooklyn shop specializing in high-end, unique cheeses and meats. Tastings vary week to week, but generally include a variety of meats, medium-soft and hard cheeses, plus dried fruits, nuts and cornichons.
Savor the last of your relaxing afternoon on the water as you finish up your tastings and make your way back to the North Cove Marina.