Before the Boat Tour

If you are looking for the safest mode of transportation to sight see around New York Harbor (compared to overcrowded ferries and large tour boats) that a private, up to six passenger charter, with Tribeca Sailing remains your best option.

  • Charters are all private so just you and your party will be on board.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available
  • If you are vaccinated you no longer need to wear masks.

Weather permitting we will continue through November 14 or 15th.  Click here for the November schedule.

The official season is from April 1st through October 31st.

At Tribeca Sailing we understand that the weather can be better on some days verses others.  Most of my guests have a great time even if conditions are not perfect.   We will sail in light rain, heat, cold, clouds, small craft warnings and more.  If it is currently raining at the time of your scheduled charter we will not go sailing unless you wish to go.  Please plan on arriving on time for your scheduled sail even if the forecast calls for rain.

We will not sail in adverse weather conditions that are a threat to your safety.  We track and monitor weather conditions hourly and we will make every effort to contact you two hours prior to your charter if adverse conditions will affect your sail.  Sometimes, adverse weather conditions can come on suddenly and result in last-minute cancellations, even after you have arrived at the dock.

Please note that weather forecasts are incorrect 99% of the time.  We ask your patience with weather forecasts as they are very inaccurate.  Charters are not rescheduled due to predicted weather forecasts.  Only the captain of the vessel will be able to cancel a charter if the weather is not suitable.

Address
North Cove Marina, 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281.
Located in Battery Park City on the corner of Liberty Street and South End Avenue.

Boat location once you arrive
Descend the ramp at the corner of Liberty Street and South End Avenue. (The ramp is behind a security barrier with word STOP on the front.) You will see three large flagpoles at the bottom of the ramp. Our sailboat, named Tara, is located in the middle of the first dock at the bottom of the ramp. Keep an eye out for the Tribeca Sailing sign located on the lower walkway.  Tara is the only dark green sailboat in the marina.

Uber – Lyft
You are being dropped off at 225 Liberty Street. This is not where the boat is located. Once you leave your vehicle walk to the corner of Liberty Street and South End Ave and follow directions to the boat from above.

Taxi
Do not tell you driver you are going to North Cove Marina!!!!!  Tell your driver that you are going to the corner of  Liberty Street and South End Avenue in Battery Park City.  On the corner of Liberty Street and South End Ave. follow directions to the boat from above.

Parking
The closest parking is Gateway Garage, 339 South End Ave, NY, NY 10280. From the West Side Highway (West Street) turn on to Liberty Street and then make a left turn on South End Avenue. Gateway Garage is located on the left just before the security booth to Gateway Plaza.  Walk to the corner of Liberty Street and South End Ave and follow directions to the boat from above.

Subway directions:
Our dock is a 12-15 minute walk from multiple subway stops.

Take the:

  • 1 to World Trade Center-Cortlandt
    This is the closest subway line. Walk underground directly to Brookfield Place and exit to the marina.  Boat is located on the south side of the marina.
  • E to World Trade Center
    Walk underground directly to Brookfield Place and exit to the marina. Boat is located on the south side of the marina.
  • R to Cortlandt Street
    Walk underground directly to Brookfield Place and exit to the marina.  Boat is located on the south side of the marina.
  • 4/5/6 to Fulton Street
    Walk underground directly to Brookfield Place and exit to the marina. Boat is located on the south side of the marina.
  • A/C/2/3 to Chambers Street
    These are the furthest stops.

PATH
Take the PATH train to the World Trade Center stop,  Then walk underground directly to Brookfield Place and exit to the marina. Boat is located on the south side of the marina.

Water Ferries
World Financial Center terminal – five minute walk. Boat is located on the south side of the marina.  The WFC terminal is located on the north side of the marina.

Closest Garage
Gateway Plaza Garage at 339 South End Avenue New York, NY 10280.  After parking your car walk back to the corner of Liberty Street and South End Avenue. Descend the ramp at the corner of Liberty Street and South End Avenue. (The ramp is behind a security barrier with word STOP on the front.) You will see three large flagpoles at the bottom of the ramp. Our sailboat, named Tara, is located in the middle of the first dock at the bottom of the ramp. Keep an eye out for the Tribeca Sailing sign located on the lower walkway. Tara is the only dark green sailboat in the marina.

STREET PARKING
Street parking is very limited in Battery Park City but worth a shot!

WHAT TO WEAR
Sailors should dress for safety, comfort, and weather. 
In spring and fall, dress in layers and bring a jacket or sweatshirt; it can be cooler at sea than on land.  Due to the pandemic we are no longer offering blankets.

In summer, bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. We provide spray jackets if the weather turns or you need an extra layer.

For safety and comfort, soft-soled shoes like boat shoes or sneakers are the preferred footwear aboard the Tara. You will be asked to go barefoot for safety reasons if you wear hard-soled shoes or high heels on board.

What TO PACK
You’re also welcome to bring aboard your own food and drinks. We recommend keeping food to snacks and easy-to-eat items like sandwiches.  Plan as if you are going on a picnic as we do not have a formal table on board. Drinks can include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 

Prior to your sail, a member of the Tribeca Sailing staff, or even the Captain himself, will greet you on the dock, introducing themselves and our sailing vessel. All passengers will participate in a safety briefing, sign release forms, and, if desired or required, don life jackets. (See below for more information on life jacket requirements.) We’ll then climb aboard, get settled, and set sail.

While life jackets are not required for passengers over 12, Tribeca Sailing strongly recommends the use of our U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets for all passengers while on board. Passengers age 12 and under are required by New York and New Jersey state laws to wear life jackets while on board the boat. Parents or guardians are responsible for determining if their minors between the ages of 13-17 must wear a life jacket. We carry and will provide a life jacket to any passenger wishing to wear one.

While children under five years old are welcome aboard the Tara, it’s been our experience that they are a little bit too young to fully enjoy the experience. Children under five also find life jackets to be uncomfortable or constraining. 

We do not recommend our sails for children under two years old but they are welcome.

The affects of the motion of any boat differs for everyone.  If you suffer from motion sickness the symptoms can be avoided by keeping your head up, looking at the horizon, keeping fresh air in your face, and staying active while on board. We recommend that you never go into the cabin if you suffer from motion sickness.

Ginger pills, motion sickness wrist bands, and doctor-prescribed patches can all help mitigate seasickness. Over-the-counter seasickness medications should be taken two hours before your sail to allow the medication to take effect. Please consult your doctor before choosing your seasickness remedy.

Drinking alcohol before or during your sail can increase your risk of seasickness.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled sail time.  

If you are running late for your private sail, we will wait for you before departing.  Please note that we will conclude your sail at the previously scheduled finishing time so that we may stay on schedule.

If you are running late, please call 917-593-2281 to notify us as soon as possible.

We do! John Marolakos Photography  is our favorite on-board photographer. He can be reached at 917-815-3972 or at JohnMarolakos@gmail.com.

Cancellation Policies

  • Cancellations 15 days or more prior to charter will receive a refund minus a 15% service fee.
  • Cancellations within 8 to 14 days of charter are eligible for rescheduling until October 31 of the next year’s sailing season. No refund will be made available.
  • Cancellations within 7 days of charter are not eligible for re-booking or refunds.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early.  We have a set schedule and we cannot add extra time past your regularly scheduled completion time.

Weather Policies

  • Tribeca Sailing NYC reserves the right to cancel any charter due to adverse weather conditions.  Adverse conditions include but are not limited to: excessive winds, thunder and lightning storms and other extreme conditions.  Please plan on arriving for your scheduled start time even if the forecast is for rain.  We will make every attempt to notify you two hours prior to your charter if there will be a cancellation.  There may be times when we are not able to contact you with two hours’ notice.  Only the captain of the vessel can cancel a charter due to weather conditions.
  • If Tribeca Sailing NYC cancels you charter due to adverse weather conditions you will receive an email voucher valid until October 31st of the following sailing season.  If your entire party has arrived in New York by airline and cannot book another charter during your stay we will make an exception to our cancellation policy and offer you a full refund minus a 15% service fee.
  • Please note that your charter will occur during the following conditions: Light rain, cloudy skies, cold or hot temperatures, humid conditions and small craft warnings. Click here for more details.

Terms and Conditions

  • Re-booked charters are not able to be changed or cancelled.  Re-booked charters are for equal or lesser value of the original charter booked.  You may upgrade with an additional charge to any charter of more value.  Re-booked charters of lesser value will not receive a refund.
  • Tribeca Sailing NYC cannot be responsible for last minute mechanical failures.  If you charter is cancelled for mechanical reason you will receive a full refund.
  • If your charter is shortened for any reason, there are no refunds full or partial.  Charters will be ended early for cleaning if your party has warranted the necessity.
  • Safety is our priority. Tribeca Sailing NYC strongly recommends that each passenger wear a USCG approved life jacket.  New York State law requires persons under the age of 13 must wear a life jacket. Parents or guardians are responsible for determining if a minor ages 13-17 must wear a life jacket. Adults 18 years old and up have the sole responsibility to decide if they wish or wish not to wear a life jacket. If you wish to wear a life jacket one will be made available.  The person booking the sail is required to inform everyone in their party about our life jacket policy prior to boarding.
  • Passengers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Infants and children regardless of age are considered in the six person maximum.  This is requirement by the USCG.
  • All passengers, parents or guardians are required to sign a release form.  No passenger will be allowed go sailing without signing the release form.  Refusal to sign a release form will not result in a refund.
  • Gift Certificates are non-refundable and have an expiration date printed on the certificate. Gift Certificates are valid until the end of the following sailing season starting from the year purchased.
  • Privacy Policy and Personal Information: During registration on this website, we may collect personal contact and/or transaction related information for Tribeca Sailing NYC use only.  We may also collect certain website usage data.  We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute this information to any third party without your consent and knowledge.

On Aboard

Our sailboat, the Tara, is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard for no more than six (6) passengers, and by law, we cannot surpass that number. Children and babies are included in the six passengers count. This is a USCG regulation.

Absolutely! And we’ll take measures to ensure your safety during your sail. Our team of captains and staff monitor weather and sailing conditions prior to setting sail, and all passengers will participate in a safety briefing before leaving the marina.

While life jackets are not required for passengers over 12, Tribeca Sailing strongly recommends the use of our U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets for all passengers while on board. Passengers age 12 and under 3 are required by New York and New Jersey state law to wear life jackets while sailing. Parents or guardians are responsible for determining if their minors between the ages of 13-17 must wear a life jacket. We will provide a life jacket to any passenger who wishes to wear one.  We always carry approved life vests on board.

Yes. Please feel free to connect to our Bluetooth speaker during your private sail with Tribeca Sailing.

Indeed! Adults over 21 years of age may bring alcohol on board. We do ask that you try to limit the amount of glass items you bring on board, bottled beer and wine are acceptable.  Wine glasses or glass champagne flutes are not allowed on board.  We provide plastic cups for your drinks.

Your best bets for last minute purchases of alcohol nearby are below.

Cold beer: Gristedes at 315 South End Avenue, about a block and a half from the marina

Wine pickup or delivery: Vintry Fine Wines at 230 Murray Street. 212-240-9553

Wine pickup: Bulls & Bears Winery at 309 South End Avenue

Craft beer and cider: Le District in Brookfield Place

Please drink responsibly while on board and always.  Charters will be ended early if this policy is ignored.

Of course! You’re welcome to bring light snacks or prepared foods on board Tara. We recommend packing as if you’re going on a picnic as we do not have a formal table.  Please limit glass items, bottles of beer and wine are acceptable. Do not bring wine gasses or glass champagne flutes. We provide small plates, plastic cups, utensils, and a wine opener.  

Interested in delivery? We highly recommend Perfect Picnic NYC (perfectpicnicnyc.com). Their team will deliver directly to our boat.

For last minute top-quality takeaway snacks and drinks nearby, we recommend Le District and Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place.

Tribeca Sailing provides bottled water for everyone on board. You’re welcome to bring other beverages for your sail and we do have cups for wine. We ask that you limit the amount of glass items, beer bottles and wine bottles are fine to bring on board.

The Tara has bathroom facilities for limited use. We recommend using the public facilities in Brookfield Place prior to climbing on board.

Absolutely! Weather and safety permitting, we can allow you to take the wheel and learn the ins and outs of sailing. Our captains love nothing more than to share their passion for sailing with you.

Any bags, backpacks, or personal items can be stowed inside the cabin. Computers and delicate electronics should not be brought on board. Tribeca Sailing cannot assume responsibility for personal items stowed inside the cabin or anywhere on the vessel. All personal items brought on board are at your own risk. Tribeca Sailing is not responsible for any items that fall overboard.

ABSOLUTLY NOT, DO NOT BRING ON BOARD FOR ANY REASON!  The waterways in the United States are federally regulated and the federal government does not allow for the use of marijuana for any reason.  It is a federal crime to have marijuana on board any boat.   Do not board our boat if you have marijuana in your possession.  You will be personally liable for any and all legal action that might occur.

After the Sail

After the boat tour

Close to the Marina

Hudson Eats: Upstairs from Le’District inside Brookfield Place
High end food court with many delectable choices.  I just love Blue Ribbon Sushi.

Beaubourg: On the waterfront of Brookfield Place
Brasserie with a wonderful water side location.  Food is good but high priced for the quality.  Great place for a drink.

Seamore’s: Inside Brookfield Place
Great Seafood and fantastic Poke!

Sant Ambroeus: Inside Brookfield Place
Italian restaurant and coffee shop with Italian delicacies.

Shake Shack: 215 Murray St, (646) 545-4600
Short walk from Pier 25, Great Shakes and Burgers a must while in NYC

Pick a Bagel: 102 N End Ave, (973) 798-9407
Great local bagels for lunch and breakfast.

Eataly Downtown: 101 Liberty Street inside 4 World Trade Center, 212-897-2895
Pick up some of the best charcuterie for the boat before you get on board.  Also has nice Pizza and Italian food.

Big Al’s Pizza: 9 Thames St, 212-964-3269
Best by the slice local pizza in Lower Manhattan.

Joes Pizza: 124 Fulton St, (212) 267-0860
New location and a short walk from the marina.  By the slice pizza that is world famous.

Stone Street: Short walk from the marina.
Historic area with great bars and restaurants

Adrienne’s Pizzabar: 54 Stone St, (212) 228-2800
Great for dinner or lunch and has outdoor seating.

Tribeca Grill:  375 Greenwich St. (212-941-3900)
Short walk from the marina, solid great food.

Batard: 239 West Broadway, (212) 219-2777
Modern French, high end yet casual.  Really loved the vibe and the food. Reservations a must.

Tipping is optional and never expected but always appreciated.  If you would like to leave a gratuity the suggested amount is between 15% and 20%.

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