Sail NYC's skyline aboard a classic sailboat!


Tayana Tayana 37 (1983)


  • 42 feet

  • 6 guests

  • 1 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captained



Welcome to New York City's top-rated sailing charter company on the harbor!

Experience a 2, 3, or 4hour sail along New York City's skyline aboard a lovingly restored classic sailboat! The intimate private charters are for up to 6 people aboard a Tayana 37', a seaworthy vessel designed to cross oceans. This year(2022) marks Captain Eric's 11th professional sailing season on New York Harbor, where he has safely logged over 44000incident-free nautical miles since pursuing his dream to take people sailing for a living a decade ago!

Pricing for morning or afternoon charters:

Two hours:
$585 for four or less people
$730 for five people
$875 for six people

Three hours:
$700 for four or less people
$875 for five people
$1,050 for six people

Four hours:
$815 for four or less people
$1,020 for five people
$1,225 for six people

Pricing for sunset charters:
Monday through Thursday sunsets:
$730 for 2 hours for up to 5 people
$875 for 2 hours for 6 people
$875 for 3 hours for up to 5 people
$1,050 for 3 hours for 6 people
$1,020 for 4 hours for up to 5 people
$1,225 for 4 hours for 6 people

Friday through Sunday sunsets:
$875 for 2 hours for up to 6 people
$1,050 for 3 hours for up to 6 people
$1,225 for 4 hours for up to 6 people

Pricing for the 2 hour city lights charter:
Monday through Thursday city lights:
$585 for 4 people or less
$730 for 5 people
$875 for 6 people

Friday through Sunday city lights:
$730 for 5 people
$875 for 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: I never force my customers to sail in the rain but if you still do want to sail, I have a cabin and a bimini to take cover under so you’ll remain dry. If you decide not to sail, we can try to reschedule and if we can’t find a date that works, I will give a full refund. I also don’t force people to sail when the temperature is below 50degrees Fahrenheit. I will call the sail off if there is a strong threat of lightning or winds are in excess of 30miles per hour. We need to wait until 2hours prior to the sail to make the final determination on weather so I can interpret accurate radar data.

Q: What is the typical route?
A: Each sail is customizable but a typical 4 hour sail includes sailing down the Hudson River from Chelsea Piers (passing Lower Manhattan) to get as close to the Statue of Liberty as possible. From there, we sail around Governors Island and underneath the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges on the East River before returning.

Q: Is there a bathroom aboard?
A: Yes.

Q: What does the charter come with?
A: Bottled waters, sodas, ice, cups, plates, cutlery, napkins, etc. You are more than welcomed to bring food aboard.

Q: Can I bring alcohol?
A: Yes, but I don’t provide alcohol. I have the appropriate bottle openers and nice plastic wine glasses and plastic champagne flutes on board.

Q: Will I get seasick?
A: My sailboat has a full keel which makes her more stable than most boats. However, all boats rock. I suggest that you take a motion sickness pill before boarding the boat if you are afraid of getting seasick as the pill takes time to work.

Q: Do you allow children aboard?
A: Of course! I’ve been sailing since in my mother’s womb so it would be hypocritical of me to not allow children aboard the Genesis! Children under 12 years of age are required to wear a life jacket, which I provide.

Q: Do you have a refrigerator?
A: Yes, but it’s not a full sized refrigerator like you would find in a home. It’s large enough to hold drinks for a charter.

Q: Do you have a stereo?
A: Yes and I have bluetooth speakers as well. I have an auxiliary cord that you can use to plug into the stereo to play music from your phone. You can also bring your charging cord to plug into the stereo’s USB port to keep your phone charged.

Q: Do you have Wi-Fi?
A: No but phones do get reception out on the water.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
    Tayana 37
  • Year
  • Guest Capacity
  • Cabins
  • Single Beds
  • Double Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Number of engines
  • Horsepower per engine


I am a certified USCG Master Captain who's been sailing since in my mother's womb. I grew up sailing and have owned two sailboats since 2006. I own and run Narwhal Yacht Charters, the top rated sailing charter company on New York Harbor.


  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Stove / grill
  • TV
  • Chart plotter
  • Refrigerator
  • GPS
Navigation & Safety
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • VHF Radio
  • Tender/Dinghy
  • Depth finder
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Binoculars
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • USB Connection
  • Speakers on deck
  • Stove / grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer

26 Reviews

  • Kelly
    Oct. 5th, 2021

    Eric was awesome, and the boat was stunning! We had a magical sunset cruise, couldn't have asked for a better trip.

  • JILL
    Aug. 26th, 2021

    The sail was perfect in every way. Boat was clean and well maintained. Eric was ready and departure was exactly on time. He did safety protocols first which I very much appreciated. He was very knowledgeable about the architecture and landscapes we were looking at. I would absolutely take this sail again and will.

  • Mateusz
    Aug. 6th, 2021

    We had a great time sailing with Eric! The experience was excellent and we’d highly recommend it!

  • yalin
    Aug. 5th, 2021

    Amazing experience!!!

  • Daniel
    July 26th, 2021

    Eric was fantastic! Total professional, friendly and low key.

  • Stacy
    July 12th, 2021

    Myself and 5 friends had an awesome 4 hour sunset summer cruise . The boat was clean and well maintained. Eric gave us lots of interesting facts about what we were passing and the best places to take pictures. Eric was super communicative leading up the trip with any questions we had about what he provided, where to meet him etc. There was a chance of rain that luckily cleared up the morning of and he was clear about what his rain requirements were and that we'd hear from him throughout the day. The 6 of us fit by in the back with Eric by the wheel (covered) and then there was room toward the front for us to stand and sit. We all had a great time!

  • Nik
    July 12th, 2021

  • Jason
    July 7th, 2021

    Eric is an incredible host, knowledgeable, witty and kind. The boat is charming and the views are breathtaking. This adventure was the highlight of our trip to NYC.

  • andrea
    June 28th, 2021

    Eric was fantastic! Felt very safe given his extensive experience on the water and had everything we needed! We bought wine, snacks etc., and did not have to worry about many details as Eric had it all covered. Definitely returning for another trip!

  • Julien
    June 20th, 2021

    Amazing night, Eric is the best.

  • Anisha
    June 14th, 2021

    Eric was a great host and captain to our sail ride. This was my second sail with Eric as I was showing my parents around New York city for their first vacation post-pandemic. As assured, Eric was safe, kind, communicative and very friendly on board. He shared some fun facts, history and insights during our sail. We got great family pics by the Statue of Liberty and NYC skyline! I'll be back to sail with Eric soon again!

  • rachel
    May 24th, 2021

  • Mehmet
    May 18th, 2021

  • Vrunda
    Oct. 25th, 2020

    Eric is very knowledgeable about the area and very helpful. He took a last min booking same day!

  • Ariel
    Sept. 8th, 2020

    Eric made this experience SO easy and SO unforgettable. He was super friendly and helpful, genuinely happy to answer questions ahead of time and during, and extremely patient with all of us (even after a few glasses of champagne). Hands down one of the best experiences i’ve had, birthday or otherwise, and i’m already planning the next outing my friends and i will be taking with Eric. The boat was well-stocked and had everything we needed. In terms of pricing, Eric is very reasonable and provides way more bang for your buck. He’s also incredibly responsive and tries to work with your scheduling constraints.

  • Дамир
    Sept. 1st, 2020

    We enjoyed the trip immensely. The yacht was beautiful and Eric was relaxed and accommodating. The trip itself was amazing from Hudson Yards to the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty. It was a beautiful night and a great trip.
    Raushan and Jeff

  • VTW Bernice
    Aug. 13th, 2020

    Eric Puleio was the best host and captain! He had everything we needed, he was very friendly and accommodating! My friends and I really enjoyed our boating experience, so much fun! He also told us about his love for sailing and I think it’s amazing seeing people do what they love for living! Amazing experience 5/5.

  • Doug
    Aug. 13th, 2020

    Whether you're a tourist or a born and bred NYer, this trip is a treat. Captain Eric is professional, knowledgable and welcoming. The boat is a beauty, and extremely comfortable. Bring a picnic, and see NY like you've never seen it. Even if you're not lucky enough to get a sunset, seeing the city light up at night from the water is spectacular.
    Eric was very responsive to all my needs and concerns before, and during, the sail, including keeping us updated on potential weather issues, and making sure we knew where to go and what to expect. We plan to make this an annual adventure.

  • Amanda
    Aug. 6th, 2020

    My boyfriend and I enjoyed a sunset cruise on Eric's boat. He was a great Captain and was incredibly welcoming and had all things we needed for a great sail. I would definitely book Eric again!

  • Stephi
    July 30th, 2020

    This was such a magical day! Eric was lovely, informative and so wonderful to sail with. He explained all the sights and was funny and easygoing. We had a great time and can't wait to do it again.

  • Michael
    July 22nd, 2020

    Captain Eric is phenomenal! The sunset cruise that he charted for myself and my girlfriend was breathtaking and truly memorable with beautiful views of the NYC skyline, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

    Really very highly recommend it and will be back soon!

  • Tony
    July 13th, 2020

    We had a fantasy trip with Eric. The consummate professional; made us feel welcome and safe. We knew it was a little risky with the weather but Eric navigated perfectly while providing the thrill of outracing the storm. Will definitely book him again.

  • Zhang
    July 6th, 2017

    Eric gave us an amazing sail. I think I gonna book his boat again in the future.

  • Alexi
    June 15th, 2017

    My clothing company booked The Genesis as our photo shoot location for a 3 hr sunset charter- Captain Eric was fantastic and made the experience so easy. He was helpful, hospitable, and The Genesis was so perfect for our shoot aesthetic. Will definitely be booking another charter with him for fun with friends sometime soon! Would highly recommend booking with Narwhal Yacht Charters!

  • Audrey
    June 15th, 2015

    I booked a sunset sail with Captain Eric for a group of girlfriends, and we had the best time! Eric's boat is an immaculate, beautiful classic sailboat, and sailing along the Hudson at sunset was absolutely magical! Captain Eric was super attentive to everyone's needs, and made sure that the group was comfortable and made recommendations on how where to sit on the boat to make the most of it.
    The girls loved it, and we will definitely book with Captain Eric again soon!

  • Lindsay
    May 5th, 2015

    My siblings and I surprised our mom with a sunset cruise of Manhattan's skyline as an early Mother's Day celebration. As jaded New Yorkers who love to be on the water, our ride on Captain Eric's gorgeous sailboat managed to exceed our expectations. He could not have been any warmer or passionate about sailing. He had fun facts to share about New York City and the environment. We lucked out with perfect weather and a view of a blood orange full moon. Capt. Eric also provides snacks/drinks and makes you feel at home on his actual floating home. I can't wait to go out on a longer day cruise with friends :) Definitely recommend!

Boat Owner


Member since April 2015

I am a certified USCG Master Captain who's been sailing since in my mother's womb. I grew up sailing and have owned two sailboats since 2006. I own and run the top rated sailing charter company on New York Harbor.

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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

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


Does the price include tips?


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


What happens if there is bad weather?


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


How do I book for 6 hours?


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


What food do you offer?


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Typically, the boat owner makes picnic sandwiches and has a bowl of fruit with bananas and apples, chips. Drinks include water and sodas. All supplies including ice, cups, all food related items are provided. You can bring additional food as well. The boat owner also has a bottle opener and nice plastic wine glasses and plastic champagne flutes on board.
by Janet on July 23rd 2018


Can I bring alcohol?


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Yes you can bring alcohol on the vessel.
by Simon on October 12th 2018


Do you have Wi-Fi?


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No we do not, but you can get signal in the boat.
by Simon on October 12th 2018


What is the typical itinerary?


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For a four hour charters, The boat sails as close to the Statue of Liberty as permitted, around Governor’s Island via the Buttermilk Channel, up the East River underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge and usually past the Williamsburg Bridge (conditions have to be favorable), back down the East River to round Battery Park, and the finally head up the Hudson River to about the equivalent of the Holland Tunnel. If you have a private charter wi, you can customize the route.
by Simon on October 12th 2018
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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...