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We are thrilled to be voted "Best of Getmyboat" in New York Harbor! Experience the difference of New York's only woman-owned private sailing charter! Featured on CBS News New York (as selected by GetMyBoat for the story) - read all our five-star reviews! Join us for The Sensational Sunset Tour, The Unforgettable Day Sailing Tour or The Bright Lights Evening Tour and you will see, Islander is your escape unlike any other. As the newest, modern luxury boutique sailboat charter in NYC - and the only woman-owned private charter in NY Harbor! - we invite you to enjoy beautiful Islander’s fresh, bright and open accommodations. Islander provides the most breathtaking venue for epic views of the city’s iconic landmarks. Join us aboard a one-of-a-kind vessel, featuring all the comforts of a modern yacht - and the special touches only a woman-owned boat brings! Watch out for rates in other boats that charge separately for fuel, cleaning fees, captain fees and other add-ons... and change prices by day of week and other complications...we have straight, simple and transparent pricing, always! Rates: $285/hour for 2- and 3-hour day cruises and $315/hour after 6 p.m. for sunset and evening cruises. Reduced $250/hour pricing on 4-hour and 8-hour charters (think day trip to the beach for sun and fun off the shore!) • 2-hour day cruise: $570 • 3-hour day cruise: $855 • 4-hour day cruise: $1,000 (save at $250/hour!) • 8-hour day cruise: $2,000 (save at $250/hour!) • 2-hour sunset or evening cruise: $630 • 3-hour sunset or evening cruise $945 Islander features multiple entertaining and lounging spaces, outside in the cockpit, up on deck and inside her bright, spacious salon. Equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom, Islander allows you to relax in comfort and convenience on the water. We welcome you with complimentary bottled water and sodas (as well as Sailor’s hats for the kids!) and we invite you to bring your own snacks and beverages (BYOB). Located in Jersey City at Liberty Harbor Marina. NYC pickups/drop-offs available at North Cove Marina in Financial District/Brookfield for an extra $275 docking fee. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Wish I could give 6 stars on every category. This is my second year booking a trip with Jessica and I won’t look elsewhere for this kind of trip. Every captain is kind and helpful and makes the experience even better. Can’t say enough good things!
Jessica and Captain Kevin were exceptional. This was my first charter, it was a last minute booking on a holiday weekend, and for a special occasion (proposal). Jessica was more than prepared and made it so simple! We literally just had to show up. She already communicated the details to the Captain when we arrived. Captain Kevin had the boat prepped and ready to go. We arrived at the private parking, got on the boat (which was beautiful and a perfect size), and enjoyed our experience! Captain Kevin took care of setup, clean up, and even acted as our impromptu photographer at the moment of the proposal. Jessica and her crew are a well oiled machine and I wouldn't hesitate to book with her again for special occasions or simply a day out with friends. I'm living proof, no experience necessary. I look forward to the opportunity to sail aboard Sailing Islander in the future!
We had an amazing time on Jessica’s boat & Captain Jack was very accommodating. At night the city looked like it was floating on water & the views were absolutely breathtaking… Made both my girlfriend & I cry it was so magical (and we’re not criers lol) The sailboat was very clean & we will definitely rent with Jessica again!
This was a surprise birthday present for my sister-in-law. She always wanted to be on a boat. Upon planning this I didn’t know where to start but as soon as I got in contact with Jessica everything fell into place. Every step was clear Jessica went through everything with me. The day of it went smooth better than I ever thought. Our captain Christa was so sweet she was so friendly and inviting. She answered every question we had. She went over everything with us. We started at Jersey city and went to NY and back. We got to look at the sunset, saw other boats pass us (ours was better of course) it was an amazing experience. Christa let us do our thing and made us feel comfortable it honestly felt like she was one of our friends who happen to have a boat. That’s my girl, I love her. My sister-in-law loved it, it was a great time. We ate, listened to music, and just vibed. Our Captain even said my daughters Mac and cheese was bomb.
Everything was wonderful! From the boat, to the views you will not be disappointed. I highly recommend booking with Jessica, as she prides herself on you having a wonderful experience and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I keep looking at my photos to relive the experience and cannot wait to go back again.
Hello, I’m Jessica! I’m very proud to be the only woman-owned private sailing charter business in NY Harbor. I invite you to experience sailing on a beautiful new, modern sailboat, which is immaculate and offers every comfort you could want. We welcome you aboard with complimentary bottle water and sodas - invite you to bring your own food and beverages (BYOB) and encourage you to relax and make yourself at home. Enjoy lounging in our multiple entertaining spaces, both in the cockpit, on the deck and inside the spacious salon - which also offers a full kitchen and bathroom for your use. Plug in your music and kick back and enjoy the epic sights! Join us for milestone moments and special celebrations, like birthdays and anniversaries ...or celebrate just being together with family and friends, anytime! Step aboard and sail off to relax and create magical memories!
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 14 days prior.
Thank you for booking! We are excited to welcome you onboard for your cruise! **LOCATION & ARRIVAL** Please arrive 15 min before your start time. Be sure to plan plenty of time to get to the Marina. If you DRIVE or UBER, please set the Google Maps location to 100 Marin Blvd. Jersey City, NJ. This address is for private parking right in front of Islander, which is located at “M DOCK” at Liberty Harbor Marina. ***If you require PARKING for your car(s) you will need to first drive (or walk) about a block further up Marin Blvd. to the Liberty Harbor Marina office (white trailer on your right at end of street/security guard can guide you) to buy a parking pass for your car(s). They are $5 each. Place it on your dashboard. You can then return to the private parking lot at 100 Marin Blvd for parking closer to the boat.*** If you take the PATH train from NYC, get off at Grove Street Station - we are just a 10-min. walk up Marin Blvd. **LATE ARRIVALS** Guests are requested to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure an on-time departure. Any amount of time you are late for your cruise start will reduce your booked time. For example, if you book a two-hour sail at 6pm start and are 30 minutes late at 6:30pm, we can only make the duration of the voyage 1 hour and 30 minutes to 8pm end. This policy is created with respect to keeping other charters on time for guests who have voyages following yours. Please keep in touch with your Captain if you are running late. **BOARDING & AMENITIES** There will be a brief orientation to the boat and we will quickly get underway. As per the US Coast Guard, Islander can host up to 6 guests max (including children). If any guests are under age 12, they are required to wear a life jacket. We provide a variety of sodas and bottled water for you. We welcome you to bring whatever snacks and drinks you wish (BYOB). We will ID anyone who appears under 21 for alcohol. For food, think simple picnic-style, as you should consider space to serve – and the fact you are on a moving boat with wind! We have a refrigerator you can use, as well as plates, cups and utensils. Please remember - we are a 100% NO SMOKING vessel. **WEATHER POLICY** The Captain (and only the Captain) will make the call as to whether a tour is cancelled due to inclement weather. We will proactively reach out to you as far in advance as the forecast allows. We do continue to sail in hot, humid weather. As for rain, we want your experience on Islander to be exceptional - and that does not mean forcing you out on a rainy day. If it is raining the few hours prior to your charter, we are happy to rebook/reschedule the cruise within one year, but it will not be refunded. If you wish to continue with the cruise, Islander comes equipped with a very large bimini (cockpit cover) and we also welcome you to enjoy our bright, spacious inside lounging area. If the National Weather Service declares a small craft advisory, or if we otherwise expect excessive wind or rain, we reserve the right to cancel a tour for the safety of our guests.