2.5 hour sails for up to six passengers from Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, One15 Brooklyn Marina, 159 Bridge Park Drive. at $349 USD on weekdays.
$523 USD for sunsets and weekends. Extra hours can be added for $175 an hour.
Views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center, Ellis Island, Governor's Island and Manhattan skyline.
Guests are welcome to bring any food or drink (please no red wine or sangria).
Covid-19 Update: On private sails, passengers are not required to wear masks. The captain will wear a mask the entire sail. The boat is cleaned with disinfectant before every sail. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the boat.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What happens if it rains? If I have to cancel for any bad weather there is a full refund. Generally I play it safe and we only sail if there is a good chance of clear skies. Usually the weather report improves closer to the date and we will never sail if it is unsafe.
Can I reschedule my sail? You are allowed one reschedule 72 hours or before your sailing reservation. No reschedules are allowed within 72 hours of your reservation.
Can I cancel my sail? You are allowed to cancel and receive a full refund seven days or before your sailing reservation. No refunds for cancellations within seven days of your reservation. No refunds if you are more than 30 minutes late or miss your sail. No penalty for any cancellation caused by a government shutdown.
Where are you located? Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, 159 Bridge Park Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11201
How many people can I bring? Groups up to six passengers. Six passengers is a legal maximum.
Can I bring a 7th person, they are really cool? No, six passengers is a legal maximum.
Do kids or babies count as passengers? Kids and babies legally count as passengers.
Can I bring kids or babies? I provide life jackers for any kids or babies 12 or younger that will have to be worn the entire sail. Please let me know if you plan to bring anyone under 13 to make sure I have the correct number of life jackets.
Can I bring drinks or food? Passengers are welcome to bring any food or drink—please no red wine or sangria. There is bottled water available.
Is there a working bathroom? You are welcome to use the bathroom at any time.
Are there speakers for playing music? There are two Bluetooth speakers guests can use to play music.
Is there a refrigerator or ice? There is an ice box with light refrigeration for any food or drinks.
Is smoking allowed? Smoking is not allowed during the sail although a vape is ok from the front of the boat.
Are you available next weekend? You can check available days on the calendar and see a request to book with 'message owner'
Ian was great! He was prompt, communicative and just fun to talk with! He handled everything so we could just enjoy being on the boat and sailing!
It was an amazing trip!! Thank you very much Ian for all!
We will come back for sure!!
Excellent day trip.. Ian was great and kept us nice and dry
Would do it again.
Ian was the absolute BEST. I had tried to find a few places to rent a tour last minute (literally 1-2 day notice) to surprise my older brother for his birthday! Everyone was a bust. But the universe led me to Ian. He was so kind enough to be flexible and create a time slot that he didn’t have originally to help with the timing of us having an engagement after our ride. That meant the world to me because I was trying SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hard to make it work with a boat tour for my brother birthday. The ride itself was so cool! It was a first for me being on any type of boat. But Ian was super nice, professional, chill, funny and cool. He was extremely knowledgeable about the sea and landmarks. He answered all million of my questions with no problem! He made this a memorable experience for my whole family. I would book with him again in a heart beat! Thank you sooooo much again.
Highly recommend Ian and this trip!!
Ian is a super safe and wonderful captain and his sailboat is pristine and beautiful. He was waiting for us and made this birthday trip unforgetable.
He will sail around and highlight NYC in a way you will never forget. Thank you, Ian!
Had the absolute best birthday boat trip. Ian is safe, knowledgeable and fun and his boat is the perfect size and layout for 6 people. Would absolutely recommend and can’t wait to get back on board. Thank you!
Had a great time on Ian’s boat! He was a great captain and the boat was perfect!
We had the most fantastic afternoon on the water! Ian was wonderful and the boat was truly stunning. Incredible way to celebrate a birthday and I will absolutely be coming back for another trip!
I couldn't recommend Ian more. Everything was perfect. Best birthday ever!
Our sail with Ian was beautiful, relaxing, and really fun.
Ian was quick to respond and really accommodating to me and my group. We definitely look forward to sailing with Ian again.
Ian was an excellent steward for the private sail afternoon trip around Manhattan, nothing short of spectacular. I surprised my partner with a private tour of NYC for our anniversary and this incredible experience exceeded my already high expectations. I will definitely be back to enjoy the marvelous views of this beautiful city again!
Ian was helpful, timely and responsive and we all had a great evening aboard the Enchantress! Thank you!
Ian gave us the most perfect farewell to NYC. His boat is beautiful and spacious. He was extremely professional and we had a pleasant time.
We had a super great boat ride with Ian! He is an experienced sailor, and fun guy. The boat was super clean and comfortable. Highly recommend sailing with Ian!
We had the best time! Ian was a wonderful captain and host. We will definitely be doing this again!!
Ian was a fantastic Captain! He drove smoothly, was very accommodating & made sure we had a great time. His boat was clean and well kept. I would definitely book with Ian again. Great experience! :)
We are so grateful to Captain Ian! He truly made our day. We had a small party of 4 (3 adults, 1 toddler) and had the best time during the sunset cruise around Manhattan, Governor's Island, Statue of liberty and up the Hudson. Captain Ian was very kind, professional, accommodating, and has a great sense of humor. Being able to use his blue tooth speaker was a plus as we were able to curate our own vibe. We truly had the best time and hope to book him again soon!
Great boat ride Ian was very patient and made us very comfortable. Definitely booking again
Ian was a great captain and host. Very accommodating and friendly. The boat is beautiful and clean. The sail was Very smooth And I would recommend to anyone to sail with Ian. I definitely will be again. My friends and I really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Ian.
Our experience was amazing! From start to finish Ian made us all feel comfortable and safe. We got to see some beautiful views! If you’re looking for a great social distancing activity I highly recommend booking with Ian. Would definitely book again.
Ian was great! Overall very easy to get in contact with during the booking process and friendly once on the boat. Everyone had a great time!
Ian was an amazing captain. Filled with interesting stories and very professional, we enjoyed the sail to celebrate our anniversary. We will do it again!
We had a great sail with Ian on Father’s Day. There were 5 of us and there was plenty of space. The weather was perfect and the harbor was beautiful for a sunset sail. The boat is in great shape and Ian is a terrific captain. Highly recommend. Best charter out of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
thank you so much for having us me and my husband had a great time the smile on my husband face was priceless. Ian was super cool i’m going to do it again and I’m gonna to book it with him Definitely Made us feel comfortable and safe Thank you again😌
Highly, highly recommend Ian and his beautiful sailboat! I surprised my husband with a sailboat ride around downtown NYC, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor's Island, etc for Father's Day and it was such a perfect, fun afternoon. Ian was so easy to book with and he was so professional - we felt incredibly safe while also having the freedom to explore the boat as we pleased. We brought our one-year-old son and Ian had a special infant life-jacket for him. He loved it. We are definitely going to book again with Ian. Thank you!!
My family and I had a great time. Ian was awesome he answered all of our questions. He informed us on where we located when sailing around. It was a really great Father’s Day surprise for my husband. The trip was very relaxing.
My kids and I had a great time! Captain Ian is a pro!
What an AMAZING time!!! Ian is the best captain!! He was easygoing and made sure we were comfortable every step of the way. The boat is beautiful and clean. Definitely will be taking another trip with Ian soon!!
You will absolutely enjoy the trip around the NYC Harbor with Ian.
I chartered him for a private trip to create a magical evening under the gorgeous summer sunset. He was kind enough to take a few photos as I proposed to my girlfriend under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Definitely take advantage of laying down at the front of the ship to really feel the boat's movement. Ian even let us steer the ship for a minute, to get a sense of the boat.
Fantastic new way to see the Statue of Liberty, lower Manhattan, Governor's and Ellis Island for natives and tourists alike.
Member since June 2019
Hi my name is Ian. I've lived in Brooklyn for nine years and love to share my joy of sailing and nature with guests. I’m the owner of Enchantress, a beautiful 1994 Catalina 34 sailboat. I have a USCG (United States Coast Guard) Master sailing license, I'm certified in CPR, and have spent years living and sailing around the Atlantic East Coast. I once solo sailed the Bahamas for a Winter and had friends visit me along the way. I look forward to meeting you and going out for a sail around NY Harbor!
Usually this boat operates around Brooklyn, NY.
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