Sunset sail, it's just a phone call away.
is a 2011 Beneteau Oceanis 50. She is well equipped and quite comfortable for sailing charters. The cockpit has ample seating for 6 guests and a head (bathroom) is available for your use. Dodger and bimini provide protection from the elements but the foredeck is always open to sunset sail lovers. A full enclosure provides the ultimate protection in the shoulder seasons. She is a CE CLASS A (designed for large sea voyages everywhere) yacht and carries all USCG safety requirements.
"I love floating on the water, there's something about it that completes me." joe, USCG Master 50GRT, Auxillary Sail, Assistance Towing
I have been sailing all of my life. My father built his first boat, a little skiff with an outboard motor. He eventually became interested in sailing and purchased a GP14. He and friends would sail much of the upper Chesapeake Bay in that little boat. One of the infamous stories is negotiating to pay only half the ramp launching fee at Sandy Point State Park and heading north to Elkneck State Park. Quite an ambitious undertaking for three guys in a 14 foot sailboat. By the time I came along our family had a Meridian 25 docked in Havre de Grace, MD. By the time I turned seven my parents had upgraded to a Sabre 28 named "Poinciana," after the song, and I would sail on that boat for the next 22 years before losing my dad to cancer. Over those years I got to share time on the water with him in various boats of my own, including a Hobie 16, Precision 23, and a Grady White. In 2005 I bought my dream boat, a 1990 Sabre 38mkII named "Voila", he truly would have appreciated that boat. She was the boat that Sabre took to the NY boatshow that year, he would have been on board her then. My mom did sail many miles on "Voila." Now I have Beneteau Oceanis 50 for my sailing charter . She's big, beautiful, fast, and has all the comforts of home. Come experience a Chesapeake Bay sunset sail .
3 Hour $450 (each additional hour $150)
7 Hour $950
1 Night $1,850
2 Nights $2,650
3 Nights $3,350
4 Nights $3,950
Fri, Sat, Sun $3,100
longer sailing charters... call for pricing
I'll be ready to go and the boat will be ready to go on time. You can bring food and drinks. If the weather is going to bad we can reschedule. Just pick a date and drop me a line. Sunset sails leave the dock 2.5 hours before sunset.
Absolutely NOT! I can handle the boat by myself, I may ask you to help with lines while docking or if you want to drive or trim the sails you can. If you just want to decompress and watch the world go by that's fine too.
In a word, no. However, this is not a handicap accessible activity. If you can walk a hundred yards and do steps you will be fine. For the very young, kids love the boat. They'll want to run all over, push buttons and generally drive their parents nuts. I'm fine with kids, have a couple of my own, I just ask you look after yours.
Six is the maximum number of guests I can take sailing. This does not include the captain or crew.
Yes, you are more than welcome to pack a cooler with food and drinks for your day on the water. I would recommend that you keep it simple, It may be easy to eat a sandwich while sailing but it is no small task to make one.
Don’t forget your cameras! Sun screen (please, no sprays, it stains the boat), hats, and sunglasses usually come in handy and there is always the possibility to get wet, a light rain jacket made be prudent. Non-marking shoes are required or you can go barefoot. The spring/fall days start cool but tend to warm up in the afternoon and then cool down at sunset, so dress in layers.
The bay is not like the open ocean, not many people have gotten seasick on my boat. If anyone in your party needs to take motion sickness meds, please tell them to follow the instructions on the label, which will most likely tell them to take it hours ahead of time.
Rock Hall is a quaint little town on Maryland's eastern shore. Once known for waterman it is now primarily a tourist destination. There are numerous restaurants and lodging options and the town has many festivals throughout the year. More information can be found on www.rockhall.md.com