6 Passengers Capacity aboard S/Y Finch
For far too long, the wonders of New Yor Bay has been forgotten and camouflage out of sight from New Yorkers. Let's not forget that Manhattan is a great island and the surrounding boroughs are all deeply connected with the New York waterways. From the East River flowing into Long Island Sound, the Hudson River separating New York from New Jersey, and New York Upper Bay resting at the center connecting Staten Island with Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, it is safe to say New Yorkers need to be connected with our working waterfront.
New York Sailing Collective offers unique sailing opportunities designed for New Yorkers to experience our waterways. Within moments of stepping aboard our fleet of classic sailboats, together we are able to escape the City and be set free to sail with the most humbling vantage point of our magnificent metropolis. With your captain leading the voyage, we welcome you to drive the boat and sail the bay. With natural wine, house cocktails, and craft beer in hand, we focus on New York City escapism at its best.
• Day-Voyage w/ Culinary Adventure Catered Picnic | 8 hours | $2230
• Day-Voyage w/ Dock & Dine | 8 hours | $1630
• New York Bay Cruise | 4 hours | $720 (group of 4 to 6) $610 (group 3 or less)
• New York Bay Cruise | 2 hours | $620 (group of 4 to 6) $490 (group 3 or less)
1. Choose your adventure
2. Call or email New York Sailing Collective to confirm dates and times
3. Make your REGISTRATION deposit
50% deposit due upon REGISTRATION, final payment due day of charterEMAIL: NYC@SAILINGCOLLECTIVE.COM
TEL: (603) 892 1227
After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world. With multiple certifications in wilderness emergency medicine, he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without compromising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for The Wooden Boat School, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, and the Manhattan Sailing School before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective.
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach.
Spencer's sailing career began early on the rough waters of New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong. After a skeptical first year at age 7, he eventually found his sea legs and started to gain recognition in the racing circuit. Spencer sailed in the PHRF Race Series as well as 420s and placed 13th in the US Nationals. Spencer continued competitive sailing until he started at New York Maritime College. In College he discovered the joys of noncompetetive recreational sailing while earning his degree in Marine Business and Commerce. Spencer has sailed on the T.S. Empire State to more than fourteen different countries and is a certified rescue diver with more than seventy dives in five different countries. When he's not manning the helm, Spencer can be found slinging cocktails behind the stick of one of New York's favorite outdoor bars...which also happens to be on a boat.
Amy Yi believes that food is community. For her, the power of food is most deeply demonstrated in the bonds it can forge; the social, environmental and economic implications it can illuminate; and the experiences it can bring to life for those who come together to break bread. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Amy was initially drawn to the competitive pace of New York City as an advertising associate for magazines such as Glamour and Fortune but soon realized that what she craved was a much more visceral connection to her work and an opportunity to nourish and delight others through food. With the pioneering spirit of the west coast coursing through her, she skipped culinary school, instead opting to jump right onto the line. What followed was a remarkable journey through stages at Mugaritz and Noma, influential experiences at esteemed restaurants such as Degustation and Jean Georges, Executive sous chef at Upland, and most recently, culinary director at West-Borne. Grounded in her California-Korean heritage with a serious case of wanderlust, Amy’s culinary inspiration and worldview draws from family traditions infused with a passion for cultural diversity. Amy strives to bring an everyday rapture to what you crave, how you care for your community, and why a collective impact matters.
Andrew began sailing after college in his hometown of Chicago, where he spent summers cruising the coastline in J/22s with friends. His appreciation for sportsmanship grew into offshore yacht-racing, crewing foredeck in the 40ft class. After a few years in the regatta circuit, Andrew moved to England to achieve his personal goal of becoming a Yachtmaster of the Royal Yachting Association. The pursuit has taken him the world over and he comes to Sailing Collective an adventurous and social spirit. Today, he's a New Yorker in the making, dining his way through Manhattan and sailing about the island.
Gabrielle is passionate about the intersection of food, shared-experience and nutrition. The origin, quality and seasonality of the ingredients are essential to her methodology, and she strives to use her cooking to connect people and open diners up to new flavors and sensations. Her style is a mix of home-cooking, experimentation, and ethnic flare. She attended Natural Gourmet Institute, where she learned to cook for people with dietary restrictions and transform culinary techniques into health-supportive recipes and menus. Additionally, she worked at Blue Hill, where she was trained in the highest level of farm-to-table food preparation and presentation. From there, she moved on to Pietro, where she was the Sous-Chef, and delved into the nuances of Sardinian-Italian cuisine. Most recently she made a pilgrimage to Lebanon where she investigated her heritage through the lease of food, by spending time cooking with women from various regions of the country at Tawlet, Beirut.
Pier 25 Marina is the home of Manhattan's boating community. Set in the heart of Tribeca in downtown New York City, Pier 25 Marian is home to the Sailing Collective Bluebird Fleet offering private sailing charters, group outings, and boatowner timeshare memberships for seasoned sailors. The marina offers a wide range of activities ranging from cocktails and oysters at the landmark Grand Banks oyster bar, a tour of the historic vessel Lillac Coast Guarde Steamship, minigolf and more.
With easy access to all the major subways in New York City, sailing charters through BlueBird is easy and accessible to everyone. Open for business seven days a week with three voyages taking part daily.
Subways & Bus Lines:
1 at Canal St
1 2 3 at. Chambers St.
M20 M22 bus service
Day-Voyage w/ Culinary Adventure Catered Picnic | 11:00 am to Sunset | $2230
Not often do you have the ability to experience true escapism with the highest of adventure hospitality. The Culinary Adventure is just that. Spend the late morning sailing away from the skyscrapers Midtown heading north with the lush Eaglewood Cliffs afar. We sail to Dykeman Marina and take a short stroll through Fort Tryon Park home to the famed Met Cloisters where we will be greeted by a Sailing Collective chef with a prepared picnic lunch full of luxuriously delicious food awaits. After a stroll through the Cloisters and the park, we make our way back aboard M/Y Finch and sail towards Tribeca with our compass heading on the Statue of Liberty. Arriving back at the marina at sunset, we’ll bring you ashore and your back in the city wiser with your newly minted beautiful memories.
Day-Voyage w/ Dock & Dine | 11:00 am to Sunset | $1630
Sometimes you just want to spend a full day at sea sailing a classic yacht with the freedom to go where you want. Booking the Dock & Dine Day-Voyage is just that. Spend the day sailing with a professional sailor and receive hands on sailing experience unlike any in New York Bay. If the wind is good, let’s sail past the Verrazzano Bridge and touch the Jersey Shore before returning home. Or spend the morning tacking and jibing while circumnavigating Governs Island. For lunch, enjoy a prepared onboard meal by our talented chefs or let’s dock at Surf Side in Liberty Landing for an afternoon meal before continuing the voyage. We’ll sail by the Statue of Liberty at sunset before returning to Pier 25 Marina.
New York Bay Cruise | 3 hour voyage | $720 (group of 4 to 6) $610 (group 3 or less)
Spending time sailing a classic yacht in New York Bay for a simple and beautiful afternoon is one of the most exiting things you can do in the city. No frills, just show up and be greeted by your captain who will take you sailing for an afternoon. Snap a photo in front of Lady Liberty and enjoy the one of a kind vantage point of Manhattan as seen from the bay. If you’re hungry, order in advance the NYSC custom bento box, they are delicious!
Cancellation Policy: You can cancel or reschedule your reservaiotn up to 14 days before the charter date to receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the charter date will be charged the deposit amount, or 50% of the charter parice. There is a $125 rescheduling fee made within 14 days of the charter date.
Inclement Weather: In the event there is inclement weather and we can not sail, you will receive a full refund with the option to reschedule based on availabitliy.
What can you bring: If you wish to bring your own food, beverages, and alcohol, not a problem. Plateware and glasses will be made available to you.
Media: If you wish to do a personal photoshoot, go for it! If you are interesed in a commercial photoshoot, rates apply. Please contact us for details.
Auctions, Gifts, & Charities: Special discount rates are offered for auctioned, gifts, or charity events. Please contact us for details.
Do you get to sail the boat?: Of course! Sailing Collective is an interactive hospitality business and we encourage everyone to enjoy the experience of sailing.
Do we just motor around or do we get to sail?: WE SAIL! Unlike many charter sailboats in NYC, we set the sails and enjoy thrill of cruising on a classic wooden yacht. So much fun!
Special requests?: You bet, just let us know and we'll accomodate.
Explore photos from our past journeys