Public Sails

We offer public sails, mostly on weekends, throughout the season.  Check our online reservation system for available dates and times.

Our mission is to offer you a private charter experience on every sail and we will treat you as an owner from the second you climb aboard. The salon always offers complimentary fresh drinks and snacks. You can also treat yourself to our famous Maine Lobster Roll with sweet potato chips, a heaping bowl of New England Clam Chowder, or whatever else our galley is serving on the day of your sail.  Enjoy a craft beer, glass of wine – all available for purchase on board at very reasonable prices.  Kick back, relax to our great sound system, turn off your ringtone and enjoy the sights!

Semi-private charters on public sails

New Horizons holds 40 passengers and we will reserve a dedicated area for smaller groups (up to 15) on any of our scheduled public charters. You will board first, have your own server, and we offer a reasonable food and drink package if you like.  If you have more than 15, let’s talk about a private charter.  Just click the “book now” button, select the Semi-Private option and you’ll be on your way to reserving your special spot on a public sail.


HARBOR SAIL  - see the sights!

Our popular day sail with option to enjoy a Maine Lobster roll

Relax in your seat and take in the sights – Governors and Ellis Islands, the Brooklyn Bridge, Lady Liberty and of course…the spectacular  Manhattan Skyline & Waterfront. The galley offers up our famous fresh Maine Lobster Roll, clam chowder, fresh fruit and other treats – all for sale on board at very reasonable prices.  A great sail with up-close, slow-moving, photo perfect views of New York Harbor.




Liberty At Dusk


The Perfect Evening

Relax in the calm of the evening as we capture a golden sunset in NY Harbor.  Enjoy a nice bottle of wine, craft beer, our famous Maine Lobster Roll, and a selection of appetizers available on board at very reasonable prices.  The perfect ending to a long day.


Accompanied by great Music

Get together with friends for a crisp night sail along the skyline. Lock down that mobile phone and enjoy our service instead… as we glide along New York Harbor. Enjoy some great music, and perhaps a Lobster roll or Chowder are in order. With, of course, great beer and wine (over 21 only please.)


♦ Special Events ♦

FLEET WEEK – MAY 21-27Fleet Week New York 2011

The Fleet Week committee and USCG haven’t posted the exact schedule yet re: the week.  When they do, we’ll schedule our sails to coincide with many of the events – check back in early-mid May. Sail with ships on parade, see an aircraft carrier up close and personal, watch the Blue Angels fly overhead on some sails…all this, while also taking in the NY Harbor sites – the Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and NYC skyline.  Drinks, appetizers, snacks, Maine lobster rolls, and New England clam chowder available for purchase on board. Limited Seating.





 2 1/2 Hour Harbor Sail with a Maine Lobster Roll

During the month of September, enjoy your day, sunset or night sail with a fresh Maine Lobster Roll included with your reservation.   Sail the Harbor in style, a glass of chardonnay or an ice cold beer goes well with one of our family inspired Lobster Rolls. A great opportunity for either public or private charters. Book your Lobster Sail Fest today!

See you on the water!

MACY’s FIREWORKS on the 4th

An extra long sail: All-inclusive 

Sail the Hudson during sunset and end the evening anchoring beneath Macy’s massive fireworks display… fresh Maine Lobster Roll, New England clam chowder, premium beer/wine/champagne, appetizers are included.  The sail is from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. You’ll have an amazing experience!  Make your reservation beginning May 1st.  This sail does sell out, so you’ll want to book sooner rather than later!


Important Information


What to Bring

For the most comfortable day sail, be sure to bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat or visor, light jacket or sweater, poncho and comfortable soft-soled shoes. Also, don’t forget your camera and binoculars!



Additional Information

Please arrive at the dock at least 20 minutes prior to departure time to give you plenty of time to board New Horizons and settle in, and to allow us to set off on time.  We do leave on time, so be sure to get here with time to spare!


Our Sailboat New Horizons

Sail aboard New Horizons our 60’ custom designed and built US Coast Guard certified 47 passenger vessel, offering the ultimate in comfort and safety. Originally built to sail around the world, New Horizons is a true ocean-going vessel, equipped with all the US Coast Guard outlined safety requirements.  She offers over 50 feet of deck space, sweeping views and the freedom to move comfortably about the deck. Not your typical harbor or river cruise and the amenities don’t stop topside. Below deck, New Horizons offers passengers a roomy salon which seats 8 in cushioned comfort and a full-sized galley with seating for six. All beautifully detailed with mahogany and cedar inlay and solid brass fittings and portholes.