Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon sailing to the Statue of Liberty with the ONA team. Although I had watched the sun set over the Statue of Liberty on a date, this trip felt like much more authentic “sailing”–we watched the white sails go up against the bright blue sky as the small group on board (around 10-12 people) huddled on each available surface.
The Shearwater is much smaller than the Clipper City–good to keep in mind if you’re prone to seasickness!–it provides the same beautiful, up-close view of the Statue of Liberty. Since it leaves from the west side of Manhattan instead of the east, the scenery is a little different but there’s still plenty of open sky and soothing sea breezes. Although I went on a “work trip,” it was still such a fun afternoon–something I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to couples, families or groups of friends looking for a more intimate, relaxed way to see the Statue of Liberty.
Sailing essentials: shorts with anchors and boat shoes…
…and chilled white wine, of course!
What’s your favorite photo of New York Harbor?