Manhattan Luxury Sailing: Chelsea Piers to Statue of Liberty


Beneteau 40 (2008)


  • 40 feet

  • 6 guests

  • 2 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captained



Private sailing tour of the Statue of Liberty & New York City. Your sanctuary at sea. Leave the crowds behind and lounge on deck in private luxury. Just the wind, water, and the breathtaking skyline opening before you. Enjoy close-ups with the Statue of Liberty. Take in Ellis Island, Governors Island, World Trade Center, Financial District and our world-famous skyline. Keep an eye out for natural wonders too. Seals are back. Fish are jumping. Let the ever-expanding sky open up a whole new perspective.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Manhattan Location:
Chelsea Piers, Pier 59
West 17th Street & West Side Highway.
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Spacious deck lounge, interior lounge, bluetooth sound system, lavatory, bottled water are all included. Don't worry about shoes, in warm weather we're a barefoot boat.

BYOB Food & Drinks:
Food and drinks are welcome. The onboard kitchen includes a refrigerator, freezer, ice, and champagne/wine glasses. Please keep in mind that beverages sometimes spill while sailing. Do not bring red wine or beverages that could stain the boat or cause damage. For your safety, smoking, vaping, e-cigarettes are not allowed onboard.

S/V Saga:
Our namesake is Saga, the Nordic goddess of history and storytelling. Known for drinking ale and sharing stories, let’s continue in her tradition.

Your Captain:
Your sail comes with experienced captain and crew. Captain Martin holds a USCG 100 Ton Master Captain’s License. Sailor of the New York Harbor for +25 years, he is an expert guide to NYC’s waterways.

Learn to Sail:
Aspiring sailors are invited to trim the sails and take the wheel (weather and safety permitting). Earn your stripes in the busiest harbor of North America, or just sit back and enjoy the view.

US Coast Guard License:
Yes, we’re a USCG licensed vessel for up to 6 passengers (USCG counts infants and children as passengers).

With sailing you’ll feel the sun on your face, wind in your hair, and sometimes a rain shower. We monitor the weather closely. If conditions are unsafe, the Captain will reschedule your sail.

Celebrate life!
Join us for birthdays, graduations, reunions, engagements, proposals, weddings, anniversaries, corporate incentives, awards, honors, and all the moments in between.


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Captain Martin holds a USCG 100 Ton Master Captain’s License. Sailor of the New York Harbor for 25 years, Captain Martin is an expert guide to NYC’s waterways.


  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Autopilot
  • Diving
  • Radar
  • Air conditioning
  • Chart plotter
Navigation & Safety
  • Autopilot
  • Radar
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • Generator
  • Depth finder
  • Bow thruster
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Torch light
  • Binoculars
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • USB Connection
  • Speakers on deck
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • Freezer
  • Cockpit table
  • Electricity
  • Outdoor shower
  • Diving
  • Dining
  • Cocktail parties

18 Reviews

  • Stacey
    July 7th, 2020

    A fantastic day. Great communication from Martin from pre-booking through to our reservation time.

    Good space on the boat for 6 people, not too cramped.

    Martin was a perfect host, providing engaging commentary from time to time, but never in an invasive way to our group.

    Very responsive service from the first mate.

  • Ethan
    July 6th, 2020

    great communication throughout and had a fantastic time on the boat. size of the boat was perfect for 6 people and service was excellent. would definitely book with Martin again. thank you!

  • Jerry
    July 6th, 2020

  • Joy
    July 5th, 2020

  • Daniela
    June 28th, 2020

    We chose captain Martin services and boat due to his responsiveness and customer service. He did not disappoint, on the contrary, he went beyond. It was a beautiful sunset trip, transforming a great birthday into an epic one. We will return soon!

  • Lalu
    June 28th, 2020

    Martin and his ship hand Caleb were excellent, friendly, informative, and hospitable hosts. Would recommend this boat ride to anyone :)

  • Laura
    June 26th, 2020

    It was fun, he is a nice host, sadly the volume for the music wasn’t as loud. But the boat is really cool, definitely worth it

  • Clare
    June 26th, 2020

    This was a great way to go on a quick getaway from city life! Martin and Caleb were excellent hosts- would highly recommend!

  • laurie
    June 22nd, 2020

    We had such a wonderful sail with Martin. Such a wonderful experience to celebrate a birthday. We can't wait to book our next trip.

  • Moishy
    June 22nd, 2020

    We had an amazing experience was a really nice and clean boat we would definitely book again

  • Stephan
    Oct. 4th, 2019

    Sept. 1st, 2019

    Martin and Hans are amazing!

    Booked the boat for 6 people for a friends birthday and we couldn’t of asked for more. Wish we booked for more than 2 hours.

    Very accommodating and lovely people.

    Would recommend!

  • Jenny
    Aug. 25th, 2019

    This trip was amazing! Our party went for a 1/4 day sail for a birthday celebration around sunset and the whole experience was incredible. Martin was very accommodating and even assisted us with or planned picnic.

  • Megan
    Aug. 22nd, 2019

    We had a wonderful time on Martin's boat. He was very hospitable and friendly during our ride. Would definitely go out with him again. Thanks Martin!

  • Cory
    Aug. 20th, 2019

    Had a great cruise with Martin & Mike! Highly recommend for any occasion, was a first class experience on a beautiful boat!

  • Lauren
    Aug. 4th, 2019

    Martin and his first mate were very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. The boat is beautiful, clean and they are great at creating an experience for guests. They allow you to bring wine on board, and help keep it cold and serve to you. They offer some interesting anecdotes about NYC history, but know when to sit back and let the group have fun themselves. The offer to take photos. Everything was perfect! Will definitely book again

  • Betocho
    Aug. 2nd, 2019

    A great ride with a profesional Captain - Martin - and his crew - Todd - one of our best sailing experiences !!

  • lucas
    July 30th, 2019

    Great sailboat to spend a birthday with close friends. It was especially nice to be out in the water around sunset time, the weather was perfect and the views looked epic. Captain Martin and Rachel were awesome, we didn't even have to lift a finger, they were so attentive. Definitely would do it again.

Boat Owner


Member since July 2019

USCG 100 Ton Master Captain’s License and sailor of the New York Harbor for 25 years. Captain Martin is an expert guide to NYC’s waterways.

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Location and Destination Guide

Usually this boat operates around New York, NY.

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.

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What type of yacht should I charter?

No matter what type of yacht you choose to charter, we know that you will have a fantastic time on the water. If you are more about the journey, and want a relaxing time aboard, then choose from one of the many sailboats on the platform. If you are more about the destination, and going fast, check out the powerboats on Sailo. For an exclusive experience, Sailo recommends chartering a luxurious yacht for the day. Finally, Sailo has access to many event boats as well for group outings from 50 - 1,000 guests. If you are still unsure, then just ask! more...

What should I bring?

Bring yourself, and some comfortable clothes suitable to the season you are going to be out on the water. Please keep in mind that it is often 10 degrees cooler out on the water, so a jacket or windbreaker is never a bad idea. We also recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses, as well as a swimsuit if appropriate for your charter location. Please coordinate with your captain regarding any food or drinks that you wish to bring aboard. For term-charters, Sailo recommends using soft-sided luggage, and keeping it simple. more...

How long does a rental last?

The basic daily rental is structured as either a quarter-, half-, or full-day. A quarter-day is two hours, a half-day is four hours, and a full-day is eight hours. You can also discuss a custom trip with the boat by contacting the owner through Sailo. Most term charters (weekly rentals) are from Saturday to Saturday. Keep in mind that the boat generally needs to be back at the dock by Friday evening, and you will need to be off the boat on Saturday morning so they can prepare the boat for the next guests. more...