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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are your rates?
    All Charters are customizable to suit your needs. Tell Captain Steve exactly what you are interested in and he will curate a charter to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Rates - 2 hour minimum, includes up to 6 passengers and USCG certified Captain $200 per hour Weekdays $250 per hour Weekends $300 per hour Holidays Sailing Lessons Monday - Friday 8 am- 4 PM only - 3 participants maximum - $150 per hour - 3 hour minimum
  • What to expect onboard?
    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled start time. Please also allow time to park, as there is no parking for Marina guest on the Hotel property. Once aboard, you will be briefed on safety procedures and discuss our sail plan. Sailing is an active sport, winds and sea state can change at anytime. A sailboat when under sail will heel (tipping to one side or the other caused by the force of the wind on the sails) That being said, it's nothing to worry about, the heeling effect can be controlled by the Captain and this sailboat will not tip over. You will also have the option to motor around (without unfurling the sails) or drop anchor for a more stable experience, giving you the opportunity to swim, dine, sun and chill on deck. The 2007, 34 foot Beneteau Oceanis 343 Sailing Yacht is equipped with a roller furling main and head sail for quick and easy departure and return. A large cockpit area that will comfortably seat 6 passengers. If interested, you will have the opportunity to take the helm, trim the sail and pilot the boat. There is a Bluetooth Stereo, TV, Head (bathroom), full kitchen ( refrigerator, microwave, stove and oven). There is swim ladder and platform with outdoor shower. There is also a collapsible Bimini top for shade. Please bring food, beverages, sun screen, hats, towels, sun glasses. Life jackets for children under 13. I have several available, if needed. Sorry, no Extra-Large hard sided coolers are allowed on board. All personal items must be secured for sailing in windy conditions. Barefoot on the boat is preferred, if not, please wear soft soled shoes. No shoes with heels are permitted on board. If winds are forecast to exceed 20 knots or thunderstorms are in the area, the Captain reserves the right to delay or postpone the sail for another date. Safety is top priority!
  • What are the features of your boat?
    Bluetooth Stereo Bimini top for shade - collapsible for full sun Full Kitchen - microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator Head (Bathroom) with Shower Transom (back of boat) Swim platform with Shower Interior cabin with table Television Swim noodles Life jackets are available for everyone on board. You are welcome to bring food and beverages, including alcohol. Just a quick reminder to drink responsibly, the Captain has the right to terminate a charter due to intoxication. Note it is cooler out on the water, so bring extra clothes, especially for an evening cruise. Bathing suit and towel if you plan to swim. **Please note, no large hard sided coolers with wheels are allowed on the boat. You are welcome to bring to to them to the dock and items will be transferred to the refrigerator and smaller cooler on board.
  • Whats your cancellation policy?
    We offer a full refund up to 7 days prior. 50% refund up to 3 days prior. Reschedule due to bad weather, it's the Captains Call. Saftey is our #1 priority!
  • How many guests can I bring?
    U.S. Coast Guard requlations require that the # of guests be limited to 6 people regardless of age. Sorry no dogs or pets are allowed on board.
  • Are Children allowed?
    Yes, but note this is not recommended for children under the age of 3. All children under 13 are required to wear a life jacket at all times when on deck. I have a several life jackets available, but for best fit, bring your own if available.
  • Do you offer gift certificates?
    Yes, you can buy a Gift Card for any amount and apply it towards any sailing experience. Please find the link to Gift Cards below and in the main menu.
  • Where do I get on board?
    Call or text Captain Steve for detailed directions 516-902-9099
  • Where can I park my car?
    Please note that there is no parking available on the Hotel property for Marina guests. Metered parking is available on Main Street & the 'Passport Parking' app can be used to refill your meter remotely. Parking is also available across the street from the Hotel in the residential neighborhood or at the Port Washington Town Dock parking lot at 347 Main Street in Port Washington.
  • What is the deal with inclement weather?
    We reschedule due to inclement weather. If the winds and seas are too rough for sailing we reschedule. If it's raining or lightning storms are tracking toward our area we reschedule. Sustained winds over 20 knots will warrant rescheduling. Note, many weather forecasts are for the Tri-State area, we generally sail within a 10 mile radius, and keep a close eye on the local weather.
  • Is there a bathroom on board?
    Yes, there is a fully functioning bathroom on board. Toilet paper is located in the cabinet under the sink. To flush the toilet, you can move the lever to the left ( wet side) this will allow water to enter the toilet bowl when pumping up and down. To empty the toilet bowl, move the lever to the right and pump up and down until rempty. Please do not put anything inside the bowl aside from human waste or toilet paper. Paper towels of any kind will clog the plumbing system. There is a waste water holding tank that holds the waste and is pumped out once each week. There is no access to a public bathroom at the Fathoms Hotel for marina guests.
  • What is a Community Sail?
    A Community Sail is a semi private sail where each seat is sold individually. There is a maximum of 6 guests. You can purchase 1-6 seats for a Community Sail based on availability for that date.
  • Do you offer sailing lessons?
    Yes, I offer hands on sailing lessons. Monday to Friday only 8 am - 4 PM Private lessons only, limited to 3 participants per session. $150 per hour, 2 hour minimum per session
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