New York is surrounded by water, so there are plenty of opportunities for watersports. The Hudson River is especially popular among sailors from around the world. The sailing season starts in late April and ends in late October. This is when the Hudson fills with boats and sailing enthusiasts. If you don't sail yourself, you still can attend a public sail or a private sail yacht charter. In any case, you'll be able to observe New York's breathtaking cityscape from a very special angle.
Not only the wind but also the light is very important for this activity because it creates the atmosphere. At dusk or dawn, at night, or during the day the city looks and feels differently. Annual events like the Independence Day firework or the Fleet Week Boat Parade observed from a boat are even more spectacular as well. So find a perfect time for yourself and get on a boat.