December 23, 2015

More Info

What happens if there is a threat of rain?

Our goal is to keep passengers safe. Mother Nature can be tricky and weather conditions are variable.   Unless extremely adverse weather conditions prevent us from leaving the dock for safety reasons, we will sail in the rain, heat, cold, humidity, etc. Every effort will be made to contact you two hours prior to your sail as we have updated information regarding any extremely adverse weather conditions.  However, this is not always possible and may result in a last minute cancellation of your sail, even after you have arrived at the dock.  On the day of your sail, if you have any questions regarding the weather, please do not hesitate to call. Please note that long term forecasts are incorrect 99% of the time. Only the captain of the vessel will be able to cancel a sail.

Please refer to our Terms, Conditions, Weather and Cancellation Policy for more details.

How do I get to North Cove Marina via subway, taxi, car, or ferry?

North Cove Marina, 225 Liberty Street is located in Battery Park City on the corner of Liberty and South End Avenue, situated across from the World Trade Center Memorial surrounded by Brookfield Place.

On the corner of Liberty and South End Ave. you will find a ramp leading down to the marina behind a security barrier.  You are in the right location when you see three large flag poles at the bottom of the ramp.  Our sailboat called Tara is located in the middle of the first dock at the bottom of the ramp.

Subway: 12-15 minute walk
E or 1 to World Trade Center Stop
A,C,2,3 to Chambers Street
R to Cortland Street
4,5,6 to Fulton Street
Path to World Trade Center Stop

You are going to Liberty and South End Ave in Battery Park City. Just as you make the turn onto South End Ave exit the cab by the taxi waiting area by Le Pan Quotidien.

From the West Side Hwy (West Street) turn on to Liberty Street and then make a left turn on South End Avenue.  Less than 50 feet on the right you will see the Gateway Garage located just before the security booth to Gateway Plaza. Click here for a parking coupon.

New as of 2016 – Brookfield Place has valet parking.  Enter the oval on the corner of Liberty and South End Ave.

Water Ferries: 5 minute walk
World Financial Center Terminal


Where can I park?

You can park at Gateway Plaza Garage at 339 South End Ave, Battery Park City New York, NY 10280. Click here for a parking coupon.

What should I wear and pack?

Sailing during the spring and fall, it is best to dress in layers.  It can be cooler at sea than on land; it is advised to bring a jacket or sweatshirt. Boat shoes or sneakers are preferred footwear. Flip flops, open toes, hard soles and high heels are not recommended.  At a minimum you should bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

What should I expect when I arrive for my sail?

You will be greeted at the dock by a Tribeca Sailing NYC staff member or the Captain of the vessel. All passengers will sign their release forms. 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 to wear a Life Jacket. Parents or guardians are responsible for determining if a minor age 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 Captain will then brief you on important safety and boating information. Then off we go!

May I bring food or snacks?

Yes, light snacks or prepared food can be brought on board. Pack your food as if you are going on a picnic. Please try to limit the amount of glass items you bring aboard the sailboat.  Please visit Le District and Hudson Eats inside Brookfield Place which has a wonderful selection of top quality food that can be purchased prior to boarding TARA.  If you prefer to have food delivered we recommend that you contact for all your picnic needs.  They are experienced in providing the most delicious items for your voyage aboard TARA.

May I bring beer, wine, or other alcohol?

Please do! Adults over the age of 21 may bring beer and wine or other alcohol.

  • Cold beer can be purchased in the Gristedes supermarket located close to the Marina on South End Ave.
  • Inside Le District there is a supermarket with craft beer and cider. 
  • Preferred wine shop is Vintry Fine Wines and they will deliver to the boat.  230 Murray Street, 212-240-9553.
  • Next to the Gristedes on South End Ave there is a wine shop for last minute purchases.

Please try to limit the amount of glass items you bring on board. Please drink responsibly.

Can you recommend a place to eat? Dining suggestions from Captain David

Close to the Marina
Le’District: Inside Brookfield Place
Pick up a lunch, dinner or snacks for the boat. Very good quality and fast service.

Hudson Eats: Upstairs from Le’District inside Brookfield Place
High end food court with many delectable choices.

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

Inatteso Pizzabar Casano: 28 West St. (212-267-8000)
Short walk from the Marina, fresh pasta dishes and yes pizza.

Theater District
Becco: 355 W 46th St, (212) 397-7597
As a New Yorker, I would never and I mean never go to Times Square.  However, this is one eatery that I would venture to eat for dinner.
This will sound cheesy but the “All You Can Eat Pasta Special is FANTASTIC!  They also have a great $25 wine list that is quite good.

db Bistro Moderne: 55 W 44th St, (212) 391-2400
Fantastic go to pre-theater or just in the neighborhood.

Hide-Chan Ramen: 314 W 53rd St, (212) 969-0066
Excellent and inexpensive noodles

Stone Street Area
Historic area with great bars and restaurants See TripAdvisor for details.

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

Buvette:  42 Grove St, West Village
Yummy Breakfast / Brunch

Chinese Delights
Tim Ho Wan: 85 4th Ave., (212) 608-4170
Worlds least expensive Michelin star restaurant.  Reservations are a must and book early.

Super Taste Noodles: 26 Eldridge St, (646) 283-0999
Hand pulled noodles and amazing steamed dumplings

Wah Fung Fast Food: 79 Chrystie St, (212) 925-5175
Amazing and cheap BBQ pork and crispy pork belly. Be prepared to wait in line.

Vanessa’s Dumpling House: 118A Eldridge Street (212) 625-8008 or 220 East 14th Street (212) 529-1329
Excellent dumplings, just expect a some rough service but worth it.

High End (Worth Every Penny)
Get your reservations early, also lunch walk-ins available.

Gramercy Tavern: 42 E 20th St, (212) 477-0777
High End, my personal favorite in Manhattan. New American food. Dinner reservations almost impossible to get.
Walk in for lunch in the bar area.

The Modern: 9 W 53rd St, (212) 333.1220
High End, New American food. Reservations hard to get but try the bar area.

Tocqueville: 1 E 15th St, (212) 647-1515
Just fantastic in every way.

Maialino: 2 Lexington Ave, (212) 777-2410
Best high end Italian style in the city.  OMG the Braised Suckling Pig……

Una Pizza Napoletana: 175 Orchard Street, between Houston and Stanton
Just does not get better than this.  Arrive early as once the dough runs out pizza is done for the night!

Di Fara Pizza: 1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn (718-258-1367)
Pizza Royalty made by a master.

Nicks Pizza: 108-26 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills (718) 263-1126
My favorite in NYC worth the subway ride. You have to have the Cannoli for desert.

Bleeker Street Pizza: 69 7th Ave South, (212) 924-4466)
Don’t expect a fancy place by the slice for the most part, just like I remember growing up.

Johns Pizza: 278 Bleecker St, (212) 243-1680
Better than most. Sit down only.

Joes: 7 Carmine St, (212-366-1182)
By the slice and how all other pizza joints are measured.

Atrium DUMBO: 15 Main Street, Brooklyn, (718) 858-1095
Organic Farm-Raise Sasso Chicken for Two- is an absolute must eat.

Brooklyn Flea Food Market: Smorgasburg
Saturdays: Williamsburg, East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave. (at N. 7th),
Sundays: Prospect Park, Breeze Hill (at Lincoln Rd.)
Must do for lunch.

Peter Luger: 178 Broadway, Brooklyn (Williamsburg Section)
My favorite in the world. Hard to get into but give them a call you never know. Must take a taxi to Williamsburg.

Homtown Barbque: 454 Van Brunt Street (Red Hook) (347) 294-4644
Take the Ikea / Red Hook ferry from Pier 11 Wall Streen.  Short walk from the Red Hook Terminal.  Fantastic BB! I highly reccomend!

Frankies 457 Spuntino: 457 Court Street, Brooklyn, (718) 403-0033
Great italian restaurant, worth the trip to Brooklyn.

Mazolla’s Bakery: 192 Union Street, Carrol Garden, Brooklyn, (718) 643-1719
Old school Italian bakery with great lard bread

Mayfields: 688 Franklin Ave, Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Michelin Star restaurant, new American/kinda southern food.

Grand Army Bar: 336 State St, Brooklyn, 718-422-7867
Great ambiance with both a strong beer and cocktail list. Also solid oysters.

Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg:  136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn,
Surprisingly good food for a movie theater.

David’s Brisket House: 533 Nostrand Ave, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, (718) 789-1155
Little storefront deli that has been there forever, with the best pastrami in the city according to Captain Sam, Grab a sandwich and walk to Prospect Park.

Seamore’s: 390 Broome St, 212-730-6005 or 161 8th Ave (at 18th), 212-597-9222
OMG, just ate there and the fish is FANTASTIC!  Must get the Poke appitizer.

Da Andrea NYC: 35 W 13th St.,  212-367-1979
Local neighborhood, inexpensive, comfort Italian.  Family run and fantastic in everyway.

2nd Ave Deli: 162 East 33rd Street, (212) 737-1700
Best Corned Beef and Pastrami in NYC. No need to be sad about Carnegie Deli

Buvette: 42 Grove Street, between Bedford and Bleecker Streets in the West Village, (212) 255-3590
Wonderful French comfort food.

Eilsenberg’s Sandwich Shop: Fifth Avenue between East 22nd and 23rd Street, (212) 675-5069
Best grilled cheese in NYC.

Russ and Daughters Cafe: 127 Orcchard Street between Rivington and Delancey, (212) 475-4880
Cafe with old school city charachter, fantastic Challah Bread Pudding.

Corner Bistro: 331 W 4th St, (212) 242-9502
Fantastic Burger and a beer.

Arturo’s:106 West Houston St, (212) 677-3820
Old school family restaurant, simply the best.

Salumeria Rosi: 283 Amsterdam Ave. NY (at 73rd Street), (212) 877-4800
My new favorite Italian eatery.  Original, fresh tapas style Italian.  Reservations a must.

Absolute Bagels: 2788 Broadway. NY, (212) 93202052
Best Bagel in NYC and work the extra effort to get there.

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory: 65 Bayard St, (212) 608-4170
OMG you gotta try it. My favorites are the cocoanut fudge and pumpkin.

Veniero Pastry: 342 E 11th St, (212) 674-7070
The real deal, love those éclairs

Sugar Sketch: 172 East 2ndrd Street, (646) 922-7272

Little Italy
Do not eat there!

Are there bathroom facilities?

There is a public restroom inside Brookfield Place.  TARA has a bathroom for limited use.

Is there an age limit for children?

It has been my experience that while children under five are welcome on board Tara, I have found that they do not enjoy the experience and start to fuss wearing the required life vest.  The sail is not recommended for children under two years old.

I am prone to motion sickness, what do you recommend?

Often seasickness can be avoided by keeping your head up, looking at the horizon, keeping air in your face and staying active. Never go into the cabin if you suffer from motion sickness. We normally recommend avoiding medications that cause drowsiness. You can try ginger pills, wrist bands or even patches behind your ears (normally prescribed by a doctor.) If you do opt for over the counter medications, please take your choice at least two hours prior to boarding the boat to give the medication time to take effect.  There is a varied amount of medication to quell motion sickness. Please consult with your doctor for suggestions.

Can I steer or help sail the boat? Can you teach me how to sail?

ABSOLUTELY!  If the weather conditions permit you may take the wheel, help with sail controls as much as you like.  The captain prides himself on helping people understand how a sailboat works and can offer any level of training you desire.

Do I need to bring water?

Bottled water will be provided to all passengers.

What do I do with my personal items?

Any bags, backpacks or personal items can be stowed inside the cabin. Tribeca Sailing cannot assume responsibility for personal items stowed inside the cabin or anywhere on the vessel. You bring personal items onto the vessel at your own risk.  Tribeca Sailing is also not responsible for items that fall overboard.

May we tip our guide?

Tipping is optional and are graciously accepted but never expected.

What if I am running late will the boat wait for me?

Please arrive 15 minutes early to avoid missing your sail.  If you are running late, please call 917-593-2281 ASAP. The boat will leave to go sailing five minutes past your scheduled sailing time with no recourse for a refund or re-booking of your sail.

What is your cancellation policy?
  • 15 days prior to sail booked: You are may cancel and receive a refund minus a $20 service fee.
  • Within 15 days of sail booked: You can reschedule your sail up to October 31st of the next years sailing season and no refund will be made available.
  • Within 5 days of sail booked: No re-booking and no refund will be made available.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early as we will set sail five minutes past your scheduled sailing time. If you do not arrive by 5 minutes past your scheduled departure there will be no refund and no possibility to re-book your sail even if you call ahead to say you are running late.
  • Gift Certificates are non-refundable.
  • Gift Certificates are valid until the end of the following sailing season regardless of the time stamp on certificate. For example if purchased May of 2018, the certificate is valid until the October 31st of the 2019 sailing season.
What are your terms and conditions?
  • Tribeca Sailing NYC reserves the right to cancel any sail due to adverse weather conditions. Adverse conditions include but are not limited to: excessive winds, thunder and lightning storms and other extreme conditions.  We will make every attempt to notify you two hours prior to your sail if there will be a cancellation.  Only the captain of the vessel can cancel a sail due to weather conditions.
  • If Tribeca Sailing NYC cancels you sail 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 you cannot book another sail during your stay we will make exceptions to our cancellation policy and offer a full refund minus a $20 service fee.
  • Rebooked sails are not able to be changed or cancelled.
  • Please note that sailing will occur during the following conditions: Light rain, cloudy skies, cold or hot temperatures and humid conditions. Click here for more details.
  • Tribeca Sailing NYC cannot be responsible for last minute mechanical failures. A full refund will be offered for mechanical failure.
  • Length of time for each sail is flexible in nature due to tides, winds and other weather conditions. Tribeca Sailing NYC cannot be held responsible for sails that end earlier or later than scheduled.
  • 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 to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tribeca Sailing NYC will not sail with just one person signed up for a specific time slot without obtaining prior approval prior to making a reservation.
  • Gift Certificates are valid until the end of the following sailing season regardless of the time stamp on certificate. For example if purchased May of 2018, the certificate is valid until the October 31st of the 2019 sailing season.
  • 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.
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