NYC’s South Street Seaport Museum launches the 2023 Summer season on May 24.

The Summer Sailing Season for the 1885 schooner Pioneer and the 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker, begins May 24 and runs through October. There’s still space available to join the first public sail of 2023, which is departing at 7pm that evening for a delightful Sunset Sail. Tickets ranging from $15–70 are now on sale.

Sail the New York Harbor on 1885 Schooner Pioneer

Experience New York City like never before with the Seaport Museum’s thrilling two-hour sails aboard the historic 1885 schooner Pioneer! From May through October, the Museum’s daytime, sunset, and programmatic sails offer you the exclusive opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the Big Apple from the deck of a National Register-listed vessel. As you set sail on an unforgettable journey, you’ll witness some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Lower Manhattan’s architectural treasures, Governors Island, Ellis Island, and more. Whether you’re a seasoned New Yorker or a first-time visitor, this adventure promises to be a truly unforgettable experience. But that’s not all––as a guest on board, you’ll have the chance to get hands-on and help raise a sail or simply sit back and relax as you soak up the stunning scenery. And, for the perfect al fresco dining experience, bring along your favorite meal or snack, along with your preferred beverages or even a bottle of wine to sip on deck.

Take a Ride on 1930 Tugboat W.O. Decker

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind adventure on the last surviving New York-built wooden tugboat W.O. Decker, named “Tugboat of the Year” by the prestigious Steamship Historical Society of America! These 75-minute rides promise to be an unforgettable experience, as you explore the iconic New York Harbor and take in stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Battery, and Governors Island. As you ride on this historic vessel, you’ll feel the thrill of adventure and the excitement of discovering New York City from a whole new vantage point. And, as the only surviving example of its kind that invites you aboard, W.O. Decker offers a truly unique opportunity to step back in time and experience a golden age of seafaring. Tickets are now on sale to embark on a thrilling journey aboard W.O. Decker. This experience is particularly popular with tweens, teens, and boat enthusiasts!