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Solar Eclipse in NY Harbor by Boat

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Solar Eclipse in NY Harbor by Boat

Watch the sun begin to vanish from the sky beginning at 1:23pm on August 21, 2017. New Yorkers will have the rare opportunity to see a total solar eclipse, where the moon passes in front of the sun and a dark shadow casts across the earth. The duration of the passing is 2-hours and 37-minutes, with maximum coverage at 2:44pm. Looking for unobstructed views? Classic Harbor Line is offering two schooner day sails in coordination with the full event. Bring your cameras and eye protection as its not recommended to look directly into the sun.

The boats will depart from Pier 62 at the Chelsea Piers Complex at 1:15pm and 1:30pm. During the sail, guests will also enjoy views of One World Trade Center and lower Manhattan, Ellis Island and out into New York Harbor to see the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy 3 complimentary rounds of beer, wine, Champagne, rose or soda from the bar. Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring a light picnic or snacks too.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our NY Harbor special events

There are typically at least two solar eclipses each year, but unlike a lunar eclipse which is visible from anywhere in a night time zone while the eclipse is taking place, a solar eclipse is only visible from certain areas. The last time anyone stateside saw a total solar eclipse was in 1979. After August 2017, the next viewing will be in 2024.


Solar Eclipse Viewing on Yacht Kingston

Join us on August 21st for this rare opportunity in NY Harbor. Come cruise with us and view the partial eclipse of the sun (weather permitting). A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow on earth. Here in New York City we will see a partial eclipse, with 71% of the sun covered by the moon. The first contact of the moon passing in front of the sun is at 1:23, the maximum coverage is at 2:44 and the final contact is at 4:00. We will provide you with protective eyewear as it’s important to never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers  Boat: Kingston  Cost: $72

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Solar Eclipse Day Sail

Join us on August 21st for this rare opportunity in NY Harbor.  Come sail with us and view the partial eclipse of the sun (weather permitting). A NYC solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow on earth. Here in New York City we will see a partial eclipse, with 71% of the sun covered by the moon. The first contact of the moon passing in front of the sun is at 1:23, the maximum coverage is at 2:44 and the final contact is at 4:00. Bring your own eye protection as it’s important to never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers  Boat: America 2.0  Cost: Adult $72 – Child $32

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Solar Eclipse NYC 2017

Solar Eclipse Day Cruise on yacht Manhattan

Join us for this once in a lifetime event aboard the yacht Manhattan in NY Harbor.  Step aboard this luxury yacht for an afternoon on the water and get the best seats in the house for the solar eclipse happening on August 21st! Grab your friends or family and watch as the moon dances in front of the sun creating a magical twilight effect during the day.  

  Depart: Chelsea Piers  Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II  Cost: Adult $72