Sail NYC's skyline aboard a classic sailboat!

 5.0 (29)

Tayana Tayana 37 (1983)

Eric


  • 42 feet

  • 6 guests

  • 1 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captained

Eric


Description

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

Experience a 2, 3, or 4 hour sail along New York City's skyline aboard a lovingly restored classic sailboat! These 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 45,000 incident-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

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 (the chance of rain must be greater than 40%), 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 40 degrees Fahrenheit. I will call the sail off if there is a strong threat of lightning or winds are in excess of 30 miles per hour.

We must wait until the day of the charter (at least two hours prior to the start of the charter) to make the final decision on weather so we can interpret radar projections. Sometimes the chance of rain might be greater than 40% but radar clearly shows rain passing miles north or miles south from the area we sail, allowing us to charter in dry conditions. The closer to the start of the charter that we can wait, the more accurate the forecast will be.

Q: What is the difference between a 2, 3, and 4 hour charter?
A: It’s entirely up to you with regards to how you spend your time aboard the Genesis but below are typical routes:

For a two hour charter, most customers prefer to sail down the Hudson River to see the Statue of Liberty up close. In addition to seeing this glorious landmark up close, sailing to the Statue of Liberty also provides a mesmerizing landscape view of the Manhattan, Jersey City, and Brooklyn skylines, including the Brooklyn Bridge. Another option for a two hour charter is to sail around Battery Park (the southern tip of Manhattan) and up the East River so we can pass underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. In other words, for a two hour charter, you have to choose between sailing close to the Statue of Liberty or underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Both iconic landmarks are visible from one another.

For a three hour charter, we sail close to the Statue of Liberty AND underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. A three hour charter includes everything mentioned above so you do not have to choose between sailing close to the Statue of Liberty or underneath the Brooklyn Bridge as you will experience both.

For a four hour charter, there are many options. Most people prefer to sail to the Statue of Liberty, around Governors Island via the Buttermilk Channel, underneath the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and then around Battery Park before reentering the Hudson River. Essentially, it’s the three hour charter plus the circumnavigation of Governors Island (and more time under sail). Another option is to sail to the Statue of Liberty and then explore the East River more by sailing underneath the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges. Repeat customers of mine also enjoy different routes such as sailing as far south towards the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge as the wind and currents allow (we usually get close to this bridge but not under it) or sailing up the Hudson River, slightly past the George Washington Bridge.

All of these different charter options have been well received by thousands of customers over the decade I have been sailing New York Harbor.

Q: What is the difference between a morning, afternoon, sunset, and city lights charter?
A: A morning charter usually provides calm conditions as there is typically less wind and less boat traffic.

An afternoon charter is usually the warmest and provides the most wind to sail.

A sunset charter typically starts when it is still light out and ends after the sunset, allowing us to view the skyline in different phases from day, to sunset, to night.

A city lights charter begins and ends after the sun has already set and typically provides calm conditions similar to the morning charter.

All of these different charter options have been well received by thousands of customers over the decade I have been sailing New York Harbor.

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.


Details

  • Manufacturer
    Tayana
  • Model
    Tayana 37
  • Year
    1983
  • Guest Capacity
    6
  • Cabins
    1
  • Single Beds
    2
  • Double Beds
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Number of engines
    1
  • Horsepower per engine
    39

Crew

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.

Amenities

  • 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
  • EPIRB
  • Binoculars
Entertainment
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • USB Connection
  • Speakers on deck
Comfort
  • Stove / grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer


29 Reviews

  • JOYA
    JOYA
    July 3rd, 2022

    We're two families who do charters every summer. It's a great way to get away from city life without leaving the city.

    This was our first sunset sail and we couldn't have asked for a better captain and better boat. Eric's classic sailboat is a labor of love for him. He restored it himself.

    And he bent over backwards to make sure we were comfortable on our 4 hour charter.

    Would do it again!

  • Sevren
    Sevren
    May 21st, 2022

    Eric and his beautiful boat Genesis are absolutely wonderful. I cannot recommend taking a trip with Eric enough and can’t wait to tell all my friends to go next time they are in NYC.

  • Helene
    Helene
    May 9th, 2022

    We had a great time aboard Eric's sailboat, celebrating my friend's 30th. He provided everything to make our trip comfortable and was a great New York City guide! The boat itself is also really beautiful and old.

  • Kelly
    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
    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
    Mateusz
    Aug. 6th, 2021

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

  • yalin
    yalin
    Aug. 5th, 2021

    Amazing experience!!!

  • Daniel
    Daniel
    July 26th, 2021

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

  • Stacy
    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
    Nik
    July 12th, 2021

  • Jason
    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
    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
    Julien
    June 20th, 2021

    Amazing night, Eric is the best.

  • Anisha
    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
    rachel
    May 24th, 2021

  • Mehmet
    Mehmet
    May 18th, 2021

  • Vrunda
    Vrunda
    Oct. 25th, 2020

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

  • Ariel
    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
    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.
    Thanks
    Raushan and Jeff

  • VTW Bernice
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Zhang
    July 6th, 2017

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

  • Alexi
    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
    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
    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

Eric

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.

Question:

Does the price include tips?

Answer:


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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

Question:

What happens if there is bad weather?

Answer:


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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

Question:

How do I book for 6 hours?

Answer:


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

Question:

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

Question:

Can I bring alcohol?

Answer:


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

Question:

Do you have Wi-Fi?

Answer:


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

Question:

What is the typical itinerary?

Answer:


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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

Policies

Cancelation

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.