Public Sailing Adventures
Experience the beauty of the Hudson River and its shores from a new perspective. Meet the crew of an authentic, working tall ship and learn about the Hudson River and the Clearwater organization. Relax and enjoy being out on the water. Public sailing adventures are suitable for all ages, and engage you with special themes, guest speakers and musicians. All sails cast off from and return to the same dock, and Clearwater members receive a special discount when booking passage. Go to Clearwater.org to see when the sloop will be near your town!
Take your friends and family on a trip back to the era of working riverboats. Sails are available for private parties, weddings, team-building sessions and gatherings. The sail programs can be customized to meet your group’s needs, including events featuring catered refreshments and hired musicians. The professional captains and crew have experience facilitating a wide variety of special events and will work with you to ensure that all the details of your sail are arranged to perfection!
Bring your class or group onboard to experience Clearwater’s award-winning Classroom Under Sail environmental education programs. In addition to learning about the boat, students will be introduced to the ecology, history, biology and chemistry of the Hudson River.
For over 40 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champion of the Hudson River, working to pass landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act, providing innovative educational programs, environmental advocacy, and musical celebrations, including the renowned annual Clearwater Festival, to inspire, educate, and activate millions of people. Founded by music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger, the organization began with the launch of the sloop Clearwater in 1969—a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 106-foot-long sloop is among the first vessels in the US to conduct science-based environmental education aboard a sailing ship, creating the template for environmental education programs around the world. More than half a million young people and hundreds of thousands of adults have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem aboard Clearwater. The organization's strong connection to youth, environmental education, and its agenda to create the next generation of environmental leaders are all part of building and strengthening a Green Cities Initiative for a green economy and a more inclusive and diverse environmental movement. Utilizing the greatest natural resource in the region, the Hudson River, Clearwater has become the grassroots model for producing positive changes to protect our planet.