Public Sailing Adventures

Come sail with us in 2016!

All Clearwater sails, unless otherwise noted, will depart from and return to the same dock. The direction we sail in and how far we travel is dependent on the tide, current, and wind. As a traditional sailing vessel, we will spend as much time under sail as possible. Each Clearwater sail provides information about the River and the sites on its banks, but it is not a tour boat. The sloop Clearwater does have an engine to ensure that we can keep to a regular schedule. Sometimes the wind doesn’t cooperate and the boat doesn’t go very far or very fast, but we still prefer to keep our engine use to a minimum to avoid the loud noise and excess burning of fuel.


Heading to Bannermans

While onboard you will experience an authentic tall-ship sail!

*Experience the Hudson River and its shores from a new perspective!

*Join in “all hands to the halyards” to help hoist the sails to the rhythm of a traditional sea chanty

*Steer the boat with the 11-foot tiller

*Meet the crew of a working tall-ship and visit their living quarters below deck

*Experience the Clearwater tradition of a moment of silence and reflection

*Enjoy (or sing along with) music provided by the crew

*Learn about the Hudson River’s history, biology and environmental concerns

*Relax and enjoy being out on the water

Ticket Prices*:

$50 Adults

$35 Members

$15 Kids

*Sail prices may vary on occasion.

Become a MEMBER and save!  Members receive 2 discounted sail tickets per Public Sail. Family Membership holders are entitled to receive 6 discounted sail tickets per Public Sail.

NOTICE: Clearwater has switched to a new, more convenient ticketing system. You can now purchase your tickets via Paypal or credit/debit card. If you are having trouble, just give us a call at 845-265-8080.

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Please be sure to visit our Frequently-Asked Questions page

and reference Clearwater’s cancellation policy. 


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