Come Sailing

Join us onboard the sloop Clearwater, a majestic replica of the cargo sloops that traveled the Hudson River in the 18th and 19th centuries and a nationally recognized symbol of environmental awareness! We sail from a variety of docks from Albany to New York City, April through October. During the spring, we are joined on the river by the schooner Mystic Whaler, a replica of a 19th-century coastal cargo schooner.

Chartering the sloop is easy! Just check out our sailing schedule to see when Clearwater will be near you and fill out the group sail application. For early bird applicants, please indicate your desired dates and docks and we will review your application when building our schedule. A basic sail program is three hours long, with 5-hour sails and extended programs also available.

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Clearwater_OnboardEducation“The Sailing Classroom” -Educational Group Sails

We bring history, biology, physics, and environmental science to life for your school or educational group. Since the launch of Clearwater, more than half a million young people and hundreds of thousands of adults have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem aboard the sloop.Clearwater’s pioneering ship-based education programs are suitable for groups fourth grade through college.

Cost: $1,250. 




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Enjoy a relaxing three hour sail aboard an historic tall ship! Sailing from docks up and down the Hudson River, experience the beauty of the river in the company of family and friends. Each sail is an ecological adventure as well as a voyage of discovery, learning more about the Hudson, and joining in songs about sailing and environmental concerns. Of course, all sails include time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river! You can even give the gift of sailing to a friend or loved one by purchasing a Public Sail Gift Certificate.




Private and Corporate Charters

Charter America’s environmental flagship for your next special event. Sails on both Clearwater and Mystic Whaler are available for private parties, weddings and corporate events. Our sail programs can be customized to help you create a special event that energizes and re-connects your group, while providing your participants with an unforgettable, hands-on experience of the Hudson River.

Cost: $1,500 for non-profits; $2,000 for individuals; $3000 for corporate charters.




Apprenticeships, Internships, and Volunteering

Join Clearwater’s crew for a week, a month, or longer as you develop your skills as a sailor and environmental educator. If you would like to help protect the Hudson River, meet other like-minded people, contribute to an organization you believe in, and improve your resume and life experiences, then Clearwater has great volunteer, apprenticeship, and internship opportunities for you aboard our historic sloop and renowned “floating classroom.” No experience is necessary for these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to deepen your involvement with Clearwater and the river.