Your 2 hour narrated sailing tour departs at 10am but please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for embarkation and safety briefing. So total time is 2 hours 15 minutes. We depart from Ripley Light yacht club, with it’s convenient free parking lot. Our location is just 15 minutes from downtown. I provide commentary on points of interest. We begin the sail with a cruise along the Ashley river towards the Charleston battery, going past luxury yachts and grand period houses. As we enter the harbor, the sails are unfurled and we set a course towards Fort Johnson, where the civil war began. On the way back we go close up to Castle Pinckney and the historic Charleston waterfront. There are great photo opportunities from every angle, especially when the dolphins and pelicans appear. Departures are available most days with exceptions due to weather and maintenance down times. No sailing skills are necessary, however if you want to learn the basics your skipper will be pleased to let you get hands on steering and sail trimming. The yacht is a 2005 American built Beneteau 323, with cabin and restroom. We have a fold out table to allow for eating. You may sit on the foredeck.
As a child I grew up sailing aboard my father’s yacht. The sea scouts and Navy cadet corps also taught me a lot about handling all types of sailboats. Eventually I bought my first boat in 1982 and since then have owned a succession of different designs, all the while gaining experience both near the coast and offshore. I moved to Charleston in 1995 and immediately fell in love with the local sailing scene with the sheltered harbor and favorable weather that allows for boating year round . I hold a USCG license and have insurance and permits to provide a boat tour service in Charleston.
Life jacket- Seat cushions- Cup holder- Bottle &cork opener- cups and plates- Bathroom facilities
We will be in the Charleston harbor and along the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. The exact route varies according to wind and tide. You will get to see wildlife, historic buildings and ships of all sizes. We sail close by Fort Johnson, Castle Pinckney, Waterfront Park, the harbor pilots base and the City marina. Experience is outdoors.
10月18日 金曜日 10:00～12:00
PLEASE note - a MAXIMUM of 6 guests per trip Please bring sunglasses and any drinks or snack you like. Bring a light jacket during cooler weather (below 70f) Plan to arrive at 9.45 am