Sail NYC's skyline aboard the Genesis, a beautiful classic sailboat!

11 reviews
20 bookings
2 hours minimum

Experience a 2, 3, or 4 hour sail along New York City's skyline aboard a lovingly restored classic sailboat! These intimate private charters are for up to 6 people on a Tayana 37, a seaworthy vessel designed to cross oceans.  Convenient departure from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan at no extra cost! This year (2021) marks Captain Eric's 10th professional sailing season on New York Harbor, where he has safely logged over 38,000 incident free nautical miles since pursuing his dream to take people sailing for a living a decade ago! Rates: Two hours: • $525 for four or less people • $660 for five people • $790 for six people Three hours: • $615 for four or less people • $770 for five people • $920 for six people Four hours: • $700 for four or less people • $875 for five people • $1,050 for six people Due to higher demand, sunset charters are the following prices: Sunday through Friday sunsets: • $660 for 2 hours for up to 5 people • $790 for 2 hours for 6 people • $770 for 3 hours for up to 5 people • $920 for 3 hours for 6 people • $875 for 4 hours for up to 5 people • $1,050 for 4 hours for 6 people Saturday sunsets: • $790 for 2 hours for up to 6 people • $920 for 3 hours for up to 6 people • $1,050 for 4 hours for up to 6 people What To Expect Onboard: The Genesis is a Tayana 37 that can accommodate up to 6 people. She’s a beautiful classic yacht with a full keel, making her much more stable than boats her size. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
6 guests


My charter company is the manifestation of my passion to share sailing with others. It all started before I was born. My mom and dad lived on a sailboat for the first 6 years of their marriage and named her the Genesis because it was the beginning of their love for one another, as well as our family together.I grew up sailing the Genesis with my family until I was 18, which was when we had to sell her due to my father's passing. When I was 24, I bought my own sailboat, a fun Catalina 25, to get back on the water. I sailed that for 6 seasons and after sailing hundreds of my friends, realized I should be sharing my passion on a permanent basis.That's when I decided to start my charter company. I now sail one of the most beautiful ocean cruising sailboats ever built, the Tayana 37, and take people sailing for a living. The Tayana 37 a classic, stable beauty, respectful of yesteryear. And she's aptly named the Genesis to honor my parents, my siblings, and my new beginning.

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11 reviews

5.0 out of 5!

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2 photos have been added by reviewers who booked this listing.
  1. GS

    Eric was knowledgeable about the area, his boat is in perfect condition, and the trip was VERY fun. The views were priceless and I reccomend this trip to anyone in the Tri-State area!

  2. BM

    Eric was an amazing host and we had a great time with him out on the water. Very hospitable and knowledgeable - would highly recommend.

  3. HF

    Exemplary customer service, sailing, and sanitation in this time of COVID-19. Eric is a fantastic, thoroughly-trained, sailing expert. The sailboat is kept in good condition. The route and the views are worth every penny.

  4. EP

    Eric is a highly skilled captain, very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. This made for a great experience that combined learning interesting facts about the city and the harbor as well as some time to chill and have fun! Would definitely recommend Eric!

  5. KC

    This was hands down a great experience. Eric was extremely friendly and respectful throughout our entire trip. His ship, the Genesis, is also absolutely beautiful, I highly recommend booking.

Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Bluetooth
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Head
  • Furling Headsail

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 10 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

Frequently Asked Questions What happens if it rains? I never force my customers to sail in the rain but if you still do want to sail, I have a cabin and a bimini to take cover under so you’ll remain dry. If you decide not to sail, we can try to reschedule and if we can’t find a date that works, I will give a full refund. I also don’t force people to sail when the temperature is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I will call the sail off if there is a strong threat of lightning or winds are in excess of 30 miles per hour.  We need to wait until 2 hours prior to the sail to make the final determination on weather so I can interpret accurate radar data. What is the typical route? Each sail is customizable but a typical 4 hour sail includes sailing down the Hudson River from Chelsea Piers (passing Lower Manhattan) to get as close to the Statue of Liberty as possible.  From there, we sail around Governors Island and underneath the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges on the East River before returning. Is there a bathroom aboard? Yes. What does the charter come with? Bottled waters, sodas, ice, cups, plates, cutlery, napkins, etc. You are more than welcomed to bring food aboard.  Can I bring alcohol? Yes, but I don’t provide alcohol.  I have the appropriate bottle openers and nice plastic wine glasses and plastic champagne flutes on board. Will I get seasick? My sailboat has a full keel which makes her more stable than most boats. However, all boats rock. I suggest that you take a motion sickness pill before boarding the boat if you are afraid of getting seasick as the pill takes time to work. Do you allow children aboard? Of course! I’ve been sailing since in my mother’s womb so it would be hypocritical of me to not allow children aboard the Genesis! Children under 12 years of age are required to wear a life jacket, which I provide. Do you have a refrigerator? Yes, but it’s not a full sized refrigerator like you would find in a home. It’s large enough to hold drinks for a charter. Do you have a stereo? Yes and I have bluetooth speakers as well.  I have an auxiliary cord that you can use to plug into the stereo to play music from your phone. You can also bring your charging cord to plug into the stereo’s USB port to keep your phone charged. Do you have Wi-Fi? No but phones do get reception out on the water.

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