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Sail the Hudson River

Co-sponsored by: Association of NJ Environmental Commissions
and Tenafly Nature Center

Click on the date your are interested in to sign up.
Register early – trips fill quickly

All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin

Join TNC and ANJEC this summer and enjoy a relaxing sailing trip aboard a local historic tall ship. Departing from the Alpine Boat Basin, each themed sail will let participants experience the beauty of the river while enjoying NJ’s history, art, music, and, of course, nature! Passengers will view the majestic Palisades and city skyline as they listen to informative presentations. Children's sails contain activities that are tailored to ensure youth enjoy each voyage of discovery while learning more about the Hudson ecological systems.

The Sloop Clearwater is recognized as America’s Environmental Flagship. As one of the first in the United States to conduct science-based environmental education aboard a sailing ship, this program has created the template for environmental education programs around the world. More than half a million people have experienced their first real look at the Hudson River’s estuarine ecosystem aboard the Clearwater. In 2004, the Sloop Clearwater was named to the National Register of Historic Places for its groundbreaking role in the environmental movement. TNC offers themed trips focusing on NJ’s history, art, music, and of course, nature! Passengers will view the majestic Palisades and city skyline as they listen to informative presentations.

Registration Policies

  • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
  • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
  • Restrooms available dockside only.
  • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
  • Payment is per person. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
  • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the following captain's authority and cancellation policy applies: 
    • Captain’s Authority and Cancellation by Clearwater:
      Passenger safety is Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s highest priority. Relying on the determination of the vessel’s Captain, Clearwater may cancel any Onboard Program if: (i) in the judgment of the Captain, weather conditions or forecasts or any other circumstances pose safety risks relating to the Onboard Program or the vessel, or (ii) any other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Clearwater make the Onboard Program impossible, inadvisable or impractical. In case of any such cancellation by Clearwater under this paragraph, Clearwater will try in good faith to arrange an alternate mutually acceptable date and if no such date can be arranged will return the monies paid by the Group for that Onboard Program
  • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
  • Register early- trips fill quickly!

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