#1 Manhattan Luxury Sailboat | 5-Star Accommodations | Champagne & Catering Packages


Beneteau 40 (2008)


  • 40 feet

  • 6 guests

  • 2 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captained



Sail into the heart of NYC. Private luxury sailing yacht for parties of 2-6.

Accommodations include a sun lounge, spacious deck lounge with outdoor dining for six, heated and air conditioned cabin lounge with table seating for six, sound system with Bluetooth connection for your personal playlist.

Outdoor dining available by the Statue of Liberty. Join us for an all-inclusive brunch, or a light lunch or dinner with champagne, wine and beer.

Enjoy close-ups with the Statue of Liberty and panoramic views of 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, and the ever-expanding sky opens a whole new perspective.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Manhattan Chelsea Piers

Sailing Rates:
2 hours $700
2 hour sunset sails: $750
3 hours $975
4 hours $1,300
5 hours $1,625
6 hours $1,950
7 hours $2,275
8 hours $2,600

Experienced captain and crew included. 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.

US Coast Guard License:
USCG licensed vessel for up to 6 passengers including children.

Sailing Vessel (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.

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, and then sit back and enjoy the view.

This boat has 6 additional services available. View addons


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  • Single Beds
  • Double Beds
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  • Number of engines
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This boat has 6 additional service(s) available. You can select optional addons to customize your trip on the next page. Note that required addons are mandatory, and addons marked as payable at base need to be paid directly to the boat owner when you get to the boat.
Optional Extras (6)
  • All-Inclusive Classic NYC Brunch
    per person
  • Continental Breakfast
    per booking
  • Charcuterie Board
    per booking
  • 18% Crew Gratuity
    of booking price
  • Dessert
    per booking
  • Birthday Cake
    per booking



  • 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

71 Reviews

  • Diana
    July 17th, 2021

    Martin was a great host - not only was the boat a perfect size but he made the experience welcoming and relaxing for my friends and I to enjoy my birthday. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants a special trip!

  • Nika
    July 16th, 2021

    Everything was amazing! Pretty boat, great conversation with Martin, attentive crew!

  • Connor
    July 12th, 2021

    Martin and his crew were great! Such a relaxing sail around the Statue of Liberty. We brought our own drinks and snacks but Martin's crew still served us all of our beverages so we could relax and enjoy the sail. They had bluetooth speakers in the bow and the stern so we could play music. The pickup location near Chelsea Pier was really convenient. Would definitely recommend and sail with Martin again!

  • Bradley
    July 12th, 2021

    This was such a great experience. Captain Martin and Caleb were amazing – communicative, helpful, and accommodating. Can't wait to do it again.

  • Jimmy
    July 7th, 2021

    Martin was a great host. Stayed in contact with us the whole time leading up to the trip and was incredibly responsive. Boat was in immaculate condition and the sailing was smooth. We would definitely book with Martin again!

  • Md
    June 25th, 2021

    Captain Martin is the ideal person to show you around the city. He and Caleb were both very responsive and took care of us. My friend's birthday celebration was extra special thanks to Martin. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone looking to have a good fun time!!

  • Adia
    June 23rd, 2021

  • Eduardo
    June 19th, 2021

    Everything was great, martin and crew were really nice and mad us have an incredible experience

  • chrisitne
    June 13th, 2021

    Such a great experience. 2nd time sailing with Capt. Martin and it was wonderful. Highly recommended for a day our with friends or a special occasion.

  • Rob
    May 29th, 2021

    Awesome time! A must!

  • Emilia
    May 2nd, 2021

    Had a beautiful birthday on the boat with 4 friends! Amazing views and Martin and his crew were great.

  • Rebecca
    April 27th, 2021

    Martin and his team were awesome to work with. They were very prompt from the first outreach message, through the entire trip. They were very attentive and had everything needed on board. The boat is beautiful as well! Would definitely recommend to anyone!

  • Amy
    April 19th, 2021

  • kristin
    April 4th, 2021

    Amazing experience. Captain Martin was responsive to my hundred questions before the trip, the boat was gorgeous, and he and Caleb did a perfect job of attending to our group of six while still letting us enjoy the ride and eachother. My only regret is that I booked for only 3 hours! Perfect spring day for a bunch of NY/NJers. Loved every minute.

  • jovana
    Oct. 19th, 2020

  • Agnes
    Oct. 13th, 2020

    We had the best experience!!

  • Sam
    Sept. 30th, 2020

    Great Captain. Very helpful in letting my family enjoy our time. Would recommend to anyone who wants a pleasurable experience.

  • Lilly
    Sept. 17th, 2020

    The boat was nice and clean!!! My friends and I had a great time. Thank you

  • Brad
    Sept. 17th, 2020

    Martin and his assistant Caleb were wonderful hosts, and we had a terrific time.

  • Serena
    Sept. 10th, 2020

    Beautiful boat. Fantastic crew. A moment of pure happiness during a beautiful NYC sunset. Highly recommend!

  • Michael
    Sept. 9th, 2020

  • Cari
    Sept. 8th, 2020

    My family and I had a wonderful time on Martin’s boat. So much so that I want to purchase my own lol. Martin and Caleb served our drinks, answered our questions and let us play our music peacefully. If you are looking for some water time do not hesitate to contact Martin!

  • Arturo
    Sept. 7th, 2020

    Wonderful boat and wonderful crew. This was the highlight of our summer. Martin was a phenomenal captain and the views of New York were outstanding. Cannot recommend Martin and his amazing boat enough.

  • A
    Aug. 30th, 2020

    Great relaxing time!!

  • Amira
    Aug. 30th, 2020

    Captain Martin and his crew were great! Very accomodating and we had the best time! Wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you for a great night.

  • Michael
    Aug. 24th, 2020

    Trip was really great. Martin and his mate were on time and professional and helpful. Boat was great as shown. Wide and roomy. Great trip.

  • David
    Aug. 22nd, 2020

    In these difficult times cannot think better way spend evening. Martin, the boat and the trip were perfect.

  • Andy
    Aug. 17th, 2020

  • Roni
    Aug. 15th, 2020

    Martin was great! I booked this boat for an evening out with my girls. The boat was beautiful, the views at sunset was even more spectacular. The crew was very accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend.

  • Rene
    Aug. 14th, 2020

    Martin and Kaleb were great! My family and I had a great trip despite the overcast weather.

  • tash
    Aug. 12th, 2020

    Thoroughly enjoyed the trip...Very comfortable and relaxing

  • Kelly
    Aug. 10th, 2020

    Martin and crew were great!

  • Bridget
    Aug. 5th, 2020

    It was a fantastic sail with Captain Martin! He was professional, informative and very kind! We would go on another sail with him in a heart beat. Great for birthday celebrations. Highly highly recommend! We will be back!!

  • Abigail
    Aug. 3rd, 2020

    We had a great time, the crew was lovely and very attentive, and the boat was in great condition thanks!

  • Kristen J.
    Aug. 3rd, 2020

    Such a great experience. Had so much fun with my friends and it was everyone’s first time on a sail boat. Very relaxing and a great time.

  • Ryan
    Aug. 3rd, 2020

    Great Experience!! Highly recommend and will be utilizing this service again!

  • Arianna
    Aug. 2nd, 2020

    Martin was wonderful. The boat is beautiful, contemporary and clean. Martin and his deck hand wore their masks the entire trip and provided really nice drinks/food service.

  • Ranjita
    Aug. 1st, 2020

  • Alexi
    July 31st, 2020

    Everything was perfect!!
    Martin and Kaleib were such great host and we really enjoyed our day with them.
    Thank you so much once again... looking forward to another sail with you!

  • DaJuan
    July 31st, 2020

    Martin & Caleb were great!! They made my group of four feel very comfortable as we boarded and were very helpful in creating an enjoyable experience for us during our 2 hr trip. The boat was larger than I expected and they helped us make use of it by ensuring our safety as we sat in front of it closer to the water. Caleb came around periodically to check on our champagne glasses and even held it down with the photos. This experience was a first for the group and I'm glad we had such a great crew to expose us to the boat life!

  • Slime
    July 29th, 2020

    Martin & Kaleb were amazing host. We had such a great time on his beautiful boat, an amazing day with a breath taking sunset and great company. Couldn’t ask for more, Martin was super accommodating, professional and made us feel relaxed and at ease.

  • jose
    July 29th, 2020

  • Richard
    July 29th, 2020

    This was such a great experience! Captain Martin and Kaleb were so accommodating and friendly! We felt super comfortable as we sailed the Hudson and enjoyed brunch and mimosas! The boat was beautiful and well maintained. I would highly recommend!!! Can't wait to book again! Cheers!

    July 27th, 2020

    the boat, service and experience were excellent

  • arturo
    July 26th, 2020

    everything was well planned .
    Very respectful and discrete as well as helpful, as also was her assistant Christie

  • Eddie
    July 25th, 2020

    Great trip! Captain Martin is awesome and is very accommodating! The boat is spacious and super clean. Overall great experience. Highly recommend!

  • France
    July 22nd, 2020

    Martin was very pleasant and relaxed. We had an amazing time!

    July 22nd, 2020

    We had a happy time, we hope to repeat it again very soon. Everything was perfect.

  • james
    July 21st, 2020

    Fantastic day out for my Girlfriends birthday ! She and her friends had a brilliant time ! Martin was very accommodating and helpful and I will definitely be booking with him again 5/5 10/10 five stars all the way !

  • Diamond
    July 20th, 2020

    Great experience! Thank You

  • Jeena
    July 20th, 2020

  • Moose T
    July 18th, 2020

  • daniel
    July 16th, 2020

  • 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

I love to share the joy of sailing. Manhattan is where I learned to sail more than 25 years ago. It all started out with a daysail, and I was hooked. I love the thrill of raising the sails and the cutting through the water. I've sailed from Maine to St Lucia, through hurricanes and doldrums. I've seen the curvature of the earth and experienced the Bermuda Triangle.

I have a USCG 100 Ton Master Captain’s License and am a NYC architectural and history tour guide. Ask me anything! Or just sit back and enjoy the experience. Let's go sailing!

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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.

Customer Questions & Answers

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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...

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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...