Carefree Tours with Homegrown Captain on 38' Sailboat in Galesville, Maryland (West River, Chesapeake Bay)
Come sailing from historic Galesville, Maryland aboard my lovingly restored 38' sailboat for up to 6 guests. Rates available below: Rates: • Friday (sunset) and Saturday, Sunday & Holidays (3 hours): $440 • Monday-Friday (exc sunset) (3 hours): $330 The above includes captain (and mate on occasion) and 10% taxes. Gratuities are always appreciated. What You Can Expect: Enjoy your sailing escape with a locally-grown skipper who grew up boating right here on these waters. It's not just a sailing adventure, but a real Chesapeake experience with your captain who will share his experiences on the Bay with you. Just 35 miles east of the Nation's Capital, Non Sea Quitter is perfect for mini-escapes, day trips, sunset sails and longer escapes. She is fully insured for charters, meets or exceeds all Coast Guard regulations and is always operated by your friendly and highly skilled licensed captain. We offer longer and customized and even overnight trips and will provide special services upon request. Non Sea Quitter is the best maintained sailing vessel in charter place and is easily accessible with ample parking and none of the hassles or congestion of Annapolis. The West and Rhode Rivers are your cruising areas and the open Chesapeake is accessible for on most trips. I also provide advanced cruising and navigation/seamanship training and consulting. Also available for sleep aboard/overnight tours.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 6 guests
- Cruising Monohull
With me on board, you get a mature, seasoned professional with a lifetime of boating experience so I can provide you with training, a boating vacation, consulting or deliver your boat to a new destination to help you realize your boating dreams. I grew up in a boating family on Chesapeake Bay. My father was a US Navy “SeaBee” non-commissioned officer who served in the Pacific in World War 11. He taught me the “old school” way on wooden boats from an early age and I learned how to navigate with paper charts, a compass, depth sounder and binocular. Even with the fancy gadgets and electronics of today, I believe that nothing beats plain old fashioned seamanship and “sea sense”. When I was 19 I worked and lived aboard a 72′ wooden ketch and obtained my US Coast Guard “Captain’s License” shortly thereafter. A few days after graduating from college, I started working full-time as an instructor with the Annapolis Sailing School and purchased a small sailboat. That fall I sailed a 33′ boat from Annapolis to Puerto Rico, navigating with a plastic sextant and radio direction finder. For many seasons I was a manager for a yacht charter company and took hundreds of guests out on sail and power boat trips. I opened Adventures Afloat that marketed, booked and provided yacht charters on vessels up to 150′. My work is not a hobby, weekend job or a retirement pursuit but serving my clients in a professional manner is my livelihood. I am continually investing in training, re-certification and equipment to better serve you. I have a masters of arts degree in journalism, speak Spanish and have worked in government and private business. I have also been devoted to protecting the Chesapeake Bay through working at the USEPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office and the Maryland Sea Grant Program. My writing has been published in a wide variety of national and local publications as well as books and I have been a guest speakertrainer in 20 states and Washington, DC. I wrote a weekly newspaper column for three years and had a daily radio show. As a homeowner, father and boatowner, I appreciate the value you place on your boat and the achievement of becoming a boat owner. In 2015 I purchased a 1980 Morgan 38′ and restored her to the comfortable and well-found vessel today that I make available for lessons and charters. In 2018 I plan to move aboard and sail her with studentspassengers (you perhaps?) to Florida and the Bahamas. Please contact me for personal attention to your questions and plans.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Inboard Engine
- Single Engine
- Wheel steering
- Furling Headsail
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
50% refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
I offer only CAPTAINED charters and the prices shown include those services and all taxes. I am a professional sailor and the boat is documented for coastwise trade and is fully equipped and insured to carry passengers for hire. The maximum number of guests is six. A full deposit is necessary in advance and if severe weather causes a cancellation, we issue a raincheck. A partial refund may be provided at our discretion if guests are unable to reschedule. Above prices are for Mon-Thurs trips. Fri-Sat and Sun and holidays are $100 more.