May–October | You Pick the Time and Date
Looking for a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate a special occasion or impress your clients with an exciting corporate outing? Look no further than the Seaport Museum’s private charters on the 1885 schooner Pioneer and the 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker!
These unique ships, sailing out of Pier 16 from May to October, provide the perfect backdrop for a group adventure, celebration, or corporate event. Whether you’re looking to host a birthday party, anniversary celebration, or team-building outing, the Seaport Museum has got you covered.
And the best part? We’ll help you take care of all the details, from assisting with catering to helping you plan the perfect itinerary. So, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Pioneer charters range from $2,000 to $3,750 for either a 2- or 3-hour sail, for up to 36 people. W.O. Decker charters are $1,100 for a 2-hour ride for up to 14 people.
We are now accepting 2024 charter reservations! Charter a historic vessel and make memories that will last a lifetime. Click below to get in touch and book your next private charter today!
Fourth of July Charter
As a special charter opportunity, you can spend your Fourth of July on the water with your friends and family by taking in the New York City fireworks display from the deck of a National Register-listed ship. This four-hour experience will make for an unforgettable evening. Inquire about reserving the Independence Day charter today.
Get a Taste of Sailing on Pioneer
About the 1885 Schooner Pioneer
Pioneer was built in Pennsylvania in 1885 to carry sand and heavy cargoes along the Delaware River. Unlike almost all American cargo sloops and schooners that were made of wood, Pioneer was constructed with a wrought iron hull because she was built in what was then the nation’s center for iron shipbuilding. Today, she is the sole American merchant sailing vessel with an iron hull.
About the Tugboat W.O. Decker
W.O. Decker was built in Long Island City, Queens, in 1930 for the Newtown Creek Towing Company. She is an exemplary model of the types of tugs that were once an abundant sight in New York Harbor. Now the last surviving New York-built wooden tugboat, W.O. Decker is a testament to New York City’s maritime and industrial history, which are direct factors in the city’s global prominence today.
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