I am not an ocean person. Or a boat person. I guess those two go hand in hand? Either way, I had a couple of awesome experiences on boats this summer, and I felt like I should share. Manhattan by Sail does all kinds of cruises around Manhattan, and some of them provide food, booze, or both! Not to mention you get some amazing views and coincidentally, Instagram pics..
A little while back I did the Lobster & Beer Lovers Sail with my boyfriend, which featured the delicious lobster rolls from Luke’s Lobster, and beer from a local NY Craft brewery. Let me clarify: TWO lobster rolls, and UNLIMITED BEER. Yea. I don’t hate it. The sail is $89 per person, and they have ONE more on 9/5. Do yourself a favor and sign up now! It was on a pretty big boat, and I didn’t get seasick once! I think something about alcohol and the swaying of the ocean shockingly balances itself out. I felt sober on the boat, then once I stepped off I had a little trouble with my sea legs. It was still awesome. Peep these pics..
Then, a few weeks ago my friend Alex decided to celebrate her 30th birthday on one of the Sunset Cruises. It was on a smaller boat, and we paid $60 pp as a group rate which included UNLIMITED BEER AND WINE. No food on this one, but we are pros, and brought plenty of snacks for ourselves (and other people on the boat joined in too). I will say that this sail was a little tougher for me, because I DO tend to get seasick, and being that it was a smaller boat, I got a little shaky towards the end. The alcohol was not helping me in this case, but still, it went away quickly and I got some more sweet Instagram pics. There are more of these available throughout the remains of summer/early Fall, and it’s a bit cheaper ($50 pp) so check it out here!
Great for couples, great for groups, and great for families. They definitely have something for everyone!
For a full list of sails from Manhattan by Sail, click here.