Saturday and Sunday | 1pm, 3pm, 4pm | Pier 16 | $20–$50
Looking for a truly unforgettable adventure on the high seas? Join the Seaport Museum for a thrilling 2-hour daytime sail through the stunning New York Harbor. Available most Saturdays and Sundays from May to October, this exciting excursion offers an unparalleled opportunity to take in New York's iconic skyline and rich historical treasures from a whole new perspective.
With an experienced crew at the helm, you'll watch in awe as the sails unfurl and the ship glides effortlessly across the sparkling waters. And, if you're feeling adventurous, you'll even have the chance to lend a hand and help raise the sails yourself! But don't worry if you prefer to sit back and simply soak up the breathtaking scenery—you’re welcome to relax on the deck and enjoy the ride.
So whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or simply in search of a one-of-a-kind experience, join the Seaport Museum for a thrilling sail through the New York Harbor that you'll never forget!
General Admission to the Seaport Museum is included with your tickets; you may attend the Museum anytime from 11am–5pm on the day of your voyage.
Seaport Museum members receive 20% off on all sailing opportunities. Just sign when prompted at checkout to receive your discount.
Advance reservations are recommended. Please note the schedule of sail times below and the shift in the schedule on October 2. Reserve your tickets below.
Know Before You Go
Tour routes are subject to change due to unpredictable boat traffic in the harbor and weather, though captains will do their best to include the sites listed. Read the full FAQ for more details on sailing with the Seaport Museum.
May–October 1, 1pm Sail
Check In Begins: 12pm
Check In Ends: 12:45pm
May–October 1, 4pm Sail
Check In Begins: 3pm
Check In Ends: 3:45pm
October 2–21, 3pm Sail
Check In Begins: 2pm
Check In Ends: 2:45pm
Extend Your Visit
General Admission to the Seaport Museum is included in your ticket; you may attend the Museum anytime from 11am–5pm on the day of your voyage. General Admission includes access to all current exhibitions on view in the introduction gallery space at 12 Fulton Street and access to the 1885 tall ship Wavertree at Pier 16. Free timed tickets for a tour of the 1908 lightship Ambrose are available separately at no additional cost.
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.
Charter This Historic Vessel
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 historic 1885 schooner Pioneer and the 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker.
Get a Taste of Sailing on Pioneer