Sail the Thimble Islands on the classy 35' Dufour 4800 Sailboat

6 reviews
12 bookings
2 hours minimum
$1600/1 day
1 day minimum

Enjoy the fantastic feeling of sailing around the 300 beautiful Thimble Islands, Connecticut!! Eric, your 40 years experienced captain will make sure that this trip exceeds your expectations. Charter a private tour on the classy 35 feet "Nomade" Dufour 4800 yacht for $550 for up to 4 people and approx. 2.5 hour sailing tour of the Thimble Islands Monday thru Friday. Weekend rates Saturday thru Sunday $600, 2.5 hours for 4 people. $100 per each additional person. You may also a 30-45mn stop in the islands for a quick swim and relaxation. Rates: Full day rate (about 6 hours) for up to 6 people: $1300 (Monday-Friday) - $1500 (Saturday-Sunday).  10%- 15% Gratuity not included but always appreciated:) Please contact us for groups of over 6 people. What You Can Expect: A typical 2.5 hour charter begins with an hour or so sailing to the Thimble Islands, once there, you can decide to drop the anchor for a swim and have some drinks or lunch on board (BYOB, food not provided) or simply sail some more in the area and casually sail back to Branford Harbor. If you want to get involved and learn how to sail, your captain Eric will be glad to get you involved with maneuvers, steering, sail trimming, and more if you wish. He speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish. We also offer a wide range of sailing adventures tailored to your needs and destination. (depends on availability and weather) Discover one of these beautiful sailing paradises: The Thimble Islands, Port Jefferson, Mystic, Noank, Fisher's Island, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Shelter Island. What To Expect Onboard: The Dufour 4800 is a very fast and solid cruiser, yet comfortable and elegant. Numerous additions have been made to the boat to make it easy to sail and comfortable. You will appreciate features like Spotify blue tooth music with 6 speakers, outside teak table, outside hot and cold shower for rinsing, full kitchen with oven and fridge and a bathroom.  We provide bottle water, sodas and the use of our marina showers and bathrooms. 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.

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
6 guests

Owner:Captain Eric

Bonjour, my name is Eric and if you are willing, I will be your captain for the remainder of this trip. Sit back, relax and let me make sure you have a safe and fun sailing ride. Before you embark on a vessel and trust your life into someone's hands, you need to know a bit about the person in charge, in other words, the captain. I have sailed since I was 12 years old and never stopped since. My best memories as a teenager are made of many moments spent with friends in the main cabin around a warm meal and red wine or solo sailing at the wheel in 30 knots of wind and the sun rising. Memories like sailing with a broken rudder in 30 knots of gusty winds, diving to untangle the rope caught on the propeller or a fishing net around the rudder and many more tribulations too long to list here. I have sailed the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Caribbean and many places along the Eastern U.S seaboard.

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  1. LW

    CaptIn Eric provided an amazing experience for my family. Not only did he display his professional sailing skills but he accommodated time for dining and swimming and the thrill of being under sail on a beautiful sunny and windy day. We've already shared our great experience with friends and family and hope to join them for another trip on Erics Nomade.

  2. RL

    Great day sailing on the sea with a knowledgeable captain. Would highly recommend.

  3. NC

    Eric was a gracious host. His boat was divine and equipped with everything we needed. He sailed us around the Thimble Islands where we swam and took in the glorious surroundings. A perfect way to spend your 50th birthday. Merci beaucoup, Eric!

  4. TG

    Captain Eric was a joy to be with, he was very accommodating. We had an awesome day on the water.

  5. VS

    Eric and Sylvia are a great team. Been sailing for years. Boat is well kept and comfortable. Thimber islands are great area to sail around and just relax in the widest part of the Sound.

Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Fishing gear
  • BBQ
  • Bluetooth
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Generator
  • Inverter
  • Berth
  • Head
  • Furling Headsail

Approximate Location

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 3 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

Trip is 100% refundable in case of bad weather of emergencies. 

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