NYC's skyline aboard a classic yacht!

5.0
(21 bookings)
42 ft
Boat length
Up to 6
Passengers
Captained
This boat is rented with a captain
93%
Owner’s response rate

The boat

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! 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 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:

$560 for four or less people

$695 for five people

$830 for six people



Three hours:

$670 for four or less people

$835 for five people

$1,000 for six people



Four hours:

$780 for four or less people

$975 for five people

$1,170 for six people



Pricing for sunset charters:

Monday through Thursday sunsets:

$695 for 2 hours for up to 5 people

$830 for 2 hours for 6 people

$835 for 3 hours for up to 5 people

$1,000 for 3 hours for 6 people

$975 for 4 hours for up to 5 people

$1,170 for 4 hours for 6 people



Friday through Sunday sunsets:

$830 for 2 hours for up to 6 people

$1,000 for 3 hours for up to 6 people

$1,170 for 4 hours for up to 6 people



Pricing for the 2 hour city lights charter:

Monday through Thursday city lights:

$560 for four or less people

$695 for five people

$830 for six people



Friday through Sunday city lights:

$695 for five people

$830 for six 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.

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Amenities

Bathroom
Stereo
Stereo Aux Input
Cooler/Ice Chest
Shower
Refrigerator
Anchor
Grill
Depth Finder
GPS
VHF Radio

Specifications

Year
1983
Length
42 ft.
Make
Other
Model
42
Capacity
6
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Eric
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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.
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Things to know

Allowed on boat

alcohol
kids under 12
glass bottles
shoes
red wine

  • Free cancellations until 5 days before the booking start date.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 2-5 days before the booking start date.
  • Cancellations within 2 days of the booking start date are non-refundable.
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This boat belongs to a Commercial Owner, an independent boat rental company. A Commercial Owner is an independent, Boatsetter-approved boat rental company who provides their own insurance to their guests.


A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.

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If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.