Set sail on NY Harbor aboard this beautiful and luxurious sailboat

 5.0 (30)

Ericson 38-200 (1988)


  • 38 feet

  • 6 guests

  • 2 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captained



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.

The boat 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.


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Captain Dave has been sailing the waters of the northeast from New England to the Chesapeake Bay for over 40 years. His sailing resume also includes experience racing and chartering in Europe, South Africa and the Caribbean. Dave holds a US Coast Guard Masters license and is a certified sailing instructor with the American Sailing Association.


  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Stove / grill
  • Autopilot
  • Radar
  • Sonar
  • Refrigerator
Navigation & Safety
  • Autopilot
  • Radar
  • Sonar
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • VHF Radio
  • Tender/Dinghy
  • Depth finder
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Torch light
  • Binoculars
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • USB Connection
  • Speakers on deck
  • Stove / grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Bed linen
  • Freezer
  • Warm water
  • Cockpit table
  • Electricity
  • Dining
  • Overnight stay

30 Reviews

  • Nat
    July 9th, 2023

    Great trip! We enjoyed it a lot! Dave is very gracious host, friendly and made sure we enjoyed our experience. My favourite part was sitting under the sail and watch sunset, Statue of Liberty in the fading lights. I was so happy we weren’t on one of these giant party boats..

  • Tatiana
    Aug. 22nd, 2022

    Amazing Sunset tour of NYC! Captain Dave was great

  • Emily
    June 21st, 2022

    Captain Dave was amazing and very accommodating!! We used his boat for a photoshoot and he was willing to work with us throught the day to make sure we got the best shots!
    Also was very easy to reschedule with when our original booked day was rained out.

    Thank you Dave!

  • Stanley
    Sept. 30th, 2020

  • Megan
    Sept. 11th, 2020

    We had such a great time sailing with Captain Dave! Not only was it a beautiful few hours on the water, but it was so incredibly relaxing. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience all around. Dave’s expertise made us feel very comfortable so we were able to fully enjoy being out on the boat. We’ll definitely sail with him again!

  • Kaynat
    Sept. 10th, 2020

    This was my first time on a boat and Dave made it such a great experience! I felt safe the entire time which was one of my biggest concerns before I got on. The boat is very clean and well maintained and the trip overall was amazing! Definitely recommend doing this!

  • Ro
    Sept. 7th, 2020

    Captain Dave gave a clear and thorough safety briefing prior to setting sail which showed his experience, so it was very comforting. The boat was exactly as pictured and very clean. We were lucky and had great weather: strong winds, clear skies, and the perfect temperature. Overall it was an awesome experience!

  • Tara
    July 31st, 2020

    What an amazing experience! It was our first time sailing, and definitely will not be our last. Captain Dave was very responsive during the booking process. Upon meeting us at the marina, he gave us an informative overview of what to expect on our trip. His love of sailing and knowledge of the New York harbor added to the excursion. We had perfect weather and a breathtaking sunset, which definitely helped make this a top notch evening. We have not stopped talking about this experience since we went almost a week ago- highly recommend!

  • Danielle
    July 19th, 2020

    Captain Dave was wonderful. We were running a little late, and he graciously extended the time of our trip to accommodate us. He also was very clear on all the safety precautions, which put my husband at ease. Great experience!

  • Eunice
    July 18th, 2020

    Dave was excellent! He prepared us for the day and reviewed everything we needed to know about sailing since this was our first experience. He made sure we were comfortable and relaxed which really made us enjoy the time on the water. We absolutely recommend Dave and will definitely book with him again!

  • Latoya
    July 6th, 2020

    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!!!

  • Milli
    July 5th, 2020

    Dave was great and super patient with all of my questions. We had a great time on the sail.

  • Joan
    June 22nd, 2020

    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!

  • Evgeny
    June 21st, 2020

  • Lisa
    June 13th, 2020

    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!

  • Vikash
    Aug. 12th, 2019

    It was a wonderful experience. Captain Dave is the best! Highly recommended.

  • Ben
    Aug. 4th, 2019

    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!

  • Juan Carlos
    Juan Carlos
    July 20th, 2019

    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 ...

  • Jenna Lynn
    Jenna Lynn
    June 30th, 2019

    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!

  • Cm
    June 16th, 2019

    Super friendly captain , we feel it’s our boat , we will definitely come back again and will recommend him

  • Brooke
    Oct. 10th, 2018

    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!

  • Paul
    Sept. 9th, 2018

    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.

  • Daniel
    Aug. 28th, 2018

    Fantastic experience. Thank you!

  • Guilhem
    Sept. 15th, 2017

    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 !

  • Ali
    Aug. 28th, 2017

    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!

  • Mellisa
    Aug. 26th, 2017

    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!

  • L
    Aug. 23rd, 2017

    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!

  • Chris
    Aug. 16th, 2017

    We are definitely going to repeat the experience! Simply amazing, whether you want to entertain your visiting family, or impress your girlfriend!

  • Kopi
    July 5th, 2017

    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.

  • Ruth
    Aug. 21st, 2016

    Wonderful, wonderful day. Dave is great captain!

Boat Owner


Member since August 2016

Captain Dave has been sailing the waters of the northeast from New England to the Chesapeake Bay for over 40 years. Much of that has been spent cruising the beautiful New Jersey coast, exciting New York Harbor and bucolic Long Island Sound. His sailing resume also includes experience racing and chartering in Europe, South Africa and the Caribbean and he has sailed offshore to Bermuda and the Caribbean. Captain Dave holds a US Coast Guard Master license and is a certified sailing instructor with the American Sailing Association.

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Location and Destination Guide

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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Ask general questions about this boat. For questions related to a specific booking request click here to Message the Boat Owner directly.


If weather is bad, how do refunds work?


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If weather conditions are deemed to be unsafe, please contact the boat owner to reschedule or work out a refund.
by Janet on July 10th 2018


Can I cruise for 3 hours?


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Get in touch with us at We will help you with customizing the duration of your booking.
by Janet on July 16th 2018


Do you have supplies for food and drinks?


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Yes, the boat owner has on board serving utensils, flatware, dishes, plastic wine glasses, etc. Real glassware is not desirable for safety reasons.
by Janet on July 23rd 2018


Do you pick up in Manhattan?


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No, this boat rental cannot pickup in Manhattan. However, drop-offs in Manhattan can be arranged.
by Janet on July 23rd 2018


Can we fish on the boat?


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Yes, fishing is available onboard this boat rental.
by Janet on July 23rd 2018


Does the boat rental price include gratuity?


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No, gratuity is not included in the price above and is at your discretion. It is recommended between 10% - 20%.
by Janet on July 10th 2018


Cancelation policy - Standard
Full refund if renter cancels 6 days or more before the trip start date.
No refund if renter cancels 5 days or less before the trip start date.