There is nothing like sailing on New York Harbor. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the New York City skyline. Sit back and relax, or work the sails and take the helm. Whether you're an experienced sailor, or trying it for the first time, you will have an unforgettable experience.
DARK STAR is a 38 foot Ericson sloop designed by Bruce King and built in 1988. She has been beautifully maintained and upgraded with safety and comfort in mind. The large cockpit and spacious decks provide plenty of room for relaxing while the crew tends the sails. Down below is a complete galley with refrigeration, seating for six at the dinette and a fully enclosed head. Two private staterooms and berths in the saloon provide comfortable overnight accommodations.
Due to COVID restrictions, bookings will be limited to parties of 2 guests at the present time.
Thank you Captain Dave! The time spent upon your boat was fascinating! We enjoyed every second of it! Thank you for your generous hospitality can’t wait to book with you again!!!
Dave was great and super patient with all of my questions. We had a great time on the sail.
We had a great trip with Dave. He was "masked up" and Corona compliant - plus, friendly and the boat was in great shape. We had a fantastic Fathers Day celebration!
Captain Dave was amazing! We had an unforgettable quarantine birthday experience. Captain Dave knew exactly the perfect locations for our stunning sunset views! We can't wait to do it again!
It was a wonderful experience. Captain Dave is the best! Highly recommended.
Could not have been a better experience. Captain Dave was friendly, accommodating, knowledgable and a brilliant host. We had a truly wonderful morning on board and saw some of the best sites NYC has to offer. We had small children with us and Dave was brilliant at making them feel welcome and at home and safe on board.
If you are looking for a unique and incredible boating experience then book here!
Amazing experience, Dave is an outstanding captain and we appreciate him as captain and as human being. Departure was on time, the boat was as described and even over our expectations, really clean and the trip incredible. Fully recommended !!! Thanks Dave ...
We had such a fun time celebrating a friend's birthday on the boat! Captain Dave was extremely accommodating and even let us decorate the boat. He was also very flexible because we had to move up our reservation time in order to not get caught in a storm. I totally recommend sailing with Captain Dave, he's the best!
Super friendly captain , we feel it’s our boat , we will definitely come back again and will recommend him
Dave was a great captain! We had a professional photo shoot on board and he made everything super easy and incredibly fun for all of us! We really enjoyed our time with him and how communicative he was. It was a great experience for all of us and I highly recommend it to anyone!
Fantastic trip and I couldn’t ask for anything more. The sailboat was immaculate. To top it off, captain Dave was knowledgeable, accommodating, friendly, and sociable. If you are looking for a day out on the water, stop your search and contact Captain Dave.
Fantastic experience. Thank you!
The overall experience was amazing. The boat is very well taken care of and clean. Captain Dave is very nice and accommodating. The all group thank you for this beautiful experience !
Captain Dave was great and so was the boat! We had a beautiful day and saw some amazing sights. I'm a local New Yorker and had never even seen my city so beautiful!
Dave did a great job answering my questions before during and after!
We got a little wetter than we bargained for but all made for a great trip and memories!
I wanted to do a surprise for my boyfriend for his birthday, neither of us has ever sailed before. Dave was amazing and it made our experience all the better!
We had a blast! Leading up to the trip, Dave was very attentive and able to answer any questions or arrangements I might have needed. We were celebrating my brothers 30thand ofcourse he was fashionably late lol. Dave was understanding and accommodating the whole way.
The boat and views of the water were captivating and very enjoyable. Thanks again Dave for aiding in making my brothers special day Special!
We are definitely going to repeat the experience! Simply amazing, whether you want to entertain your visiting family, or impress your girlfriend!
Capitan Dave was the best in helping me to surprise my girlfriend with the proposal on the boat. Our sail was amazing and beautiful. Captain Dave made it enjoyable and unforgettable. The boat was spotlessly clean, cozy and romantic. We had the best time of our lives.
Wonderful, wonderful day. Dave is great captain!
Member since August 2016
Captain Dave has been sailing the waters of the northeast from New England to the Chesapeake Bay for nearly 40 years. Most of that has been spent cruising the beautiful New Jersey coast, exciting New York Harbor and the bucolic Long Island Sound. His sailing resume also includes experience racing and chartering in Europe, South Africa and the Caribbean. Dave is a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a certified sailing instructor with the American Sailing Association.
Usually this boat operates around Jersey City, NJ.
New York City looks great from the ground, but that view from the water is something else! Jump aboard a Sailo boat rental from the Big Apple and experience the thrill of the sea - and snap plenty of incredible pictures. Sailing in NYC is a must on your summer bucket list, whether you are visiting or a New Yorker.
It might not be the first thing you think of when finding things to do in New York City, but renting a boat for a full day or just a few hours is a truly memorable experience.