City of Water Day Festival: Sailing around NYC

July 21, 2010 2:59:05 PM PDT
The water around New York offers so many different opportunities to learn and relax.

This Saturday, the Third Annual "City of Water Day Festival" will give you a chance to learn about the water and relax.

It will also give you the chance to see the city like you probably never have before.

One beautiful way to see the skyline is from a sail boat.

The Clipper City is a tall ship, 160 feet from bow to stern and carrying masts that soar to 120 feet. Her sails, like tissues in the wind, take passengers on a magnificent journey in New York Harbor.

The Clipper City is one of two sail boats operated by Manhattan by Sail that takes people on trips just off lower Manhattan. The other boat is the Shearwater, a classic schooner.

"People tell me all the time they fell in love with New York all over again, had no idea there was so much water out here, it's really something special, said Captain Tom Berton of Manhattan by Sail, which operates the Clipper City.

Passengers enjoy the sail boats' openness. A ride gives you a time to relax, or if you feel up to it, a chance to help the crew with all of the must do's on the boat.

Manhattan by Sail offers many different cruises. On the 90 minute daytime excursion, passengers get up close and personal with among other things, Lady Liberty. The company also offers a long list of specialty cruises including, sunset, wine tasting and champagne brunch sails.

There is plenty of room for everyone on board.

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