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Skippered Charters on the Chesapeake Bay aboard Joie de Vie, a 33 ft Cape Dory, from Kilmarnock, Virginia! Up to 4 passengers in your private party. Take the helm, trim the sails, tend the anchor, swab the decks, Or sit back and let the Skipper do it all. What To Expect Onboard: Our 33 feet Cape Dory Cruising Monohull accommodates up to 6 passengers (4 passenger max preferred) for full-day and half-day excursions. Depending on your preference we may sail the entire day or find a place to anchor briefly for lunch or possibly to a restaurant location such as Merroir in the Rappahanock River and Crazy Crab in Reedville. Charters can be scheduled between sunrise and Sunset Bring a small cooler with your beverages and a bite to eat. Also remember to bring your sun protection. 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.
Our trip was just perfect. We were looking for a true sailing experience, and Captain Russ gave us that. My husband was at the wheel almost the entire trip, talking all things sailing Capt Russ. Meanwhile I enjoyed the sun and sounds of the water against the boat and the wind in the sails from up front. It was a peaceful and enjoyable trip, despite the wind giving out on us towards the end. We'd book with Captain Russ again in a heartbeat!
Captain Russ was just ideal for our half day on the bay! Super pleasant and communicative; completely adaptive to whatever we were up for. The Joie de Vie is ship-shape and the perfect vessel for the Chesapeake Bay. I’ll go ahead and credit him with steady 5-6k winds All day also- just a perfect day. No doubt we will be back for more- thanks again, Captain Russ!
I had a great time with Russ. Good company and conversation. The boat is a nice traditional boat that is realistic sailing experience. If you are looking for an over priced glamor ride this is not it.
Russ was a great captain and the boat was well equipped and beautiful. He is an experienced sailor and let us participate as much or as little as we wanted. We had an awesome day.
Captain Russ listened to our requests and did a great job for us. He is docked in an uncrowded part of the Chesapeake - great sailing experience. Great value!
Skippered Sailing Charters on the Chesapeake Bay from Kilmarnock , VA Your choice: 2 hr thru Full-Day Birthdays, Office Outings, Special Occasions, Get aways. Sailing April through November from Kilmarnock, Va.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
90% refund up to 15 days prior.
Cancellation and refund policy: If you cancel more than thirty days prior to your sailing date, your deposit will be refunded less $35 or transferred to a different date as you choose. Between thirty days and fourteen days prior to your sailing date, your deposit is transferable but not refundable. Within fourteen days of sailing the deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable. If a charter is cancelled prior to sailing by the Captain, due to mechanical failures or any other non-weather extenuating circumstances, your entire deposit will be refunded (or transferred if you wish). Refunds for charters cancelled in progress by the Captain, due to mechanical failures or any other non-weather extenuating circumstances will be prorated. The Captain or the company Charters is not responsible for reimbursement of travel, lodging, food, or other expenses incurred by the charterer. If you cancel or shorten the charter while in progress, there are no refunds. Weather Delays and Postponements Policy: Delays in departure or return, layovers, and shortening of the charter due to weather or other natural circumstances could occur and are to be considered as a normal part of the sailing experience. In the case of severe weather, the Captain may delay departure or return of the charter, or postpone the charter to a later date of your choosing if necessary. If passengers choose to cancel due to non-ideal weather conditions, there are no refunds however, postponements to a later date, due to weather or other circumstances, may be considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to a rebooking fee.