COVID-19 UPDATE: Thank you for your continued support! We’re excited to see you all back out on the Hudson in 2021. The 2021 Public Sail Schedule will be posted in the Spring. This year the sailing season will start on Sunday, May 16th, 2021 and end Labor Day, Monday, September 6th. As of now we plan to operate at 50% capacity, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, accommodating up to 25 passengers per sail. The 2021 Sailing Schedule will be posted in the Spring. Buy gift cards for sail tickets in advance below! 

Join us on board 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.

Buy a Gift Certificate

*NOTE* A credit card is required to reserve a charter, but will not be charged until you have authorized us to do so.
You may still pay with a check or purchase order at a later date.

A basic sail program is three hours long, with 5-hour sails and extended programs also available.

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Private and Corporate Charters

Charter America’s environmental flagship for your next special event. Sails on the Clearwater are available for private parties, weddings and corporate events. Sails 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. Apply now!

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Enjoy a relaxing two-hour sail aboard a 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! Purchase tickets or gift certificates for a public sail. 

“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: $1,500. 

Take up the Slack – If you need assistance paying for your sail, see if a local business or individual can “take up the slack” with a full or partial sponsorship.

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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.