Q & A


Do I need to have 4 people to make a reservation?

You do not need to have four people to sign up. However, we require a 2-person minimum for overnight trips.

What should I bring with me?

Bring light clothing, a rain jacket and your personal items, less is more on a sailboat. A camera is a must-have item! You might also want to bring binoculars, hat, or sunscreen. You are also welcome to bring beverages and food on the boat including alcoholic beverages.

What should I wear?

Summer time is hot but some may desire a long sleeved shirt to help keep the sun off.

During the winter dress in comfortable and casual clothes. Definitely bring a warm jacket or sweater because sometimes it can be a bit cool on the water. All passengers should wear soft-soled tennis shoes only. No boots or high-heels please! (For safety reasons, passengers that are not wearing proper foot attire may be asked by the Captain to remove their shoes.)

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or reschedule your trip, we require that you notify us a minimum of 7 days prior to your charter date. If a reservation is made within seven days of the charter date, no cancellations are allowed.

Should I tip the Captain and crew?

If you enjoyed your experience and thought we went above average for levels of service feel free to tip. Gratuity for your Captain or crew is not included in the tour price and is discretionary. 15% is typically recommended though.

What happens if there is bad weather?

Cancellations due to weather are at the discretion of the Captain. If we must cancel your trip because of unfavorable or unsafe weather/ocean conditions you'll be given the options of rescheduling or a full refund.

Do I need to make a reservation in advance?

Although we can sometimes take last minute sign-ups, we highly recommend that you call and make a reservation in advance. If you plan to go during the Rolex Race Week, major holidays and events we recommend calling a couple of months or years in advance.

Do you provide food and refreshments on the boat?

Yes, but you are welcome to bring your beverages and food as well.

Do children or infants count as a passenger?

Yes, they do. The United States Coast Guard considers every person, except for the Captain, as a passenger. Also, any child under the age of 13 must wear a USCG approved Type 1 PFD (life jacket) provided by us during the charter. Children require supervision by parent or guardian at all times and must be capable of remaining calmly seated for several hours.

Can I bring more than 6 passengers on the sailboat?

Unfortunately, no. United States Coast Guard regulations require that we take a maximum of 6 passengers per sailboat. This law is taken very seriously and no exceptions can be made. For larger groups we recommend other boats.

Are your sailboats safe?

Our sailboat is clean, well maintained, and fully insured for charter. Vessel meets or exceeds safety requirements by the United States Coast Guard with on board equipment that includes Type 1 Personal Flotation Devices (life jackets) for every passenger, an approved Sound Producing Device, fire extinguishers, flares, a VHF radio, & an approved ring buoy. They also meet equipment, operation, and pollution prevention regulations established by the Coast Guard. Vessel Captains possess a valid license issued by the U. S. Coast Guard.

Will I get seasick?

The majority of individuals don't get seasick. But concerned passengers could bring products that contain ginger, such as ginger cookers or Ginger Ale, because they have been known to help calm an upset stomach.
Recommendations provided for informational purposes only. Please consult your physician with any questions regarding a medical condition.