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Captained Charters with Newport Beach Sailing Charters

A captained charter with Newport Beach Sailing Charters is a 3, 4 or 8 hour sail. Just sit back and enjoy the sights or sail the boat yourself, with a captain not far away to provide guidance – the choice is yours. Either way, you will sail aboard one of our luxurious sailboats, which all boast a spacious cockpit outfitted with cushions for you and your guests to spread out and relax.  Each boat has a comfortable cockpit that is semi covered to keep your guests warm and dry in winter, and shaded and cool in summer. All of the yachts have stereos with speakers wired for inside and outside use on the boat.

While sailing, you will most likely plan to enjoy refreshments and beverages on board. You can be assured that you will have the necessary amenities and space to serve your guests. All of our boats have a galley complete with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and sink, as well as pots, pans, silverware, and dishes.  The interior of the yacht is also outfitted with a salon dining table.

Last but not least, the “creature comforts” of a boat are what enhance an already terrific experience. All of our boats are outfitted with a private head (toilet) and vanity sink. Our heads are electric and filled with fresh water, which eliminates the need to pump the toilet and minimizes any odors.

Note: You are welcome to bring food and beverages aboard the boat.  (The boat is not stocked with beverages/ice/snacks.)

View pricing for all of our Captained Charters

The Newport Beach Sailing Charters DIFFERENCE

A captained charter with Newport Beach Sailing Charters is different from any other boat charter you may have previously experienced. This can be a truly INTERACTIVE experience, if that is what you wish! If you would enjoy taking the wheel and driving the yacht, you will get the chance to do so. If you would like to get your hands on the lines and trim the sails, you will! Of course, if you prefer to just sit back, sip champagne, and have the captain take care of everything, we can do that too. The choice is YOURS!
Captained Charters

Typically scheduled two hours before sunset (requests for a different time block are acceptable).

5:00pm  – Approximately two hours before sunset, we conduct a short safety briefing.

5:10pm – Depart the slip and pop the cork on a bottle of champagne or wine.

5:30pm – While we cruise past waterfront homes, you enjoy hors d’oeuvres on deck.

6:00pm – As we sail out of the harbor, we observe the sea lions frolicking around the Newport Bell Buoy. As we sail up the coast and look back upon the mainland, you feel a sense of being away from the all of the hustle and bustle.

7:00pm – The sun begins to set behind Catalina Island. Then you realize that life is meant to be enjoyed. A kiss, a toast, life is better on a boat!

8:00pm – Return to slip and remember the relaxation and romance of the evening!

Typically scheduled from 10am to 2pm or 3pm to 7pm (requests for a different time block are acceptable).

10:00am – Participate in a short and informative safety briefing.

10:10am – Depart the slip and imagine the beautiful day ahead of you. Enjoy lunch on board while you cruise past the waterfront homes of Newport Harbor.

10:30am – The captain gives you the option to sit back and relax or help sail the boat – the choice is yours. If you choose to sail, the captain will give you the signal to hoist – or rather, unfurl the sails. (Our sails are roller furling and roll out of the mast.) Next, we unfurl the jib with a quick pull of the jib sheet. Now we are sailing! The captain will allow you to take the helm at this point as he trims the sails.

10:45am – Quickly, you feel the breeze as it fills the sails and accelerates the speed of the boat, using only the power of the wind. You realize now why you love sailing: no engine noise, no gasoline fumes – just the quiet whisper of the boat moving through the water. You know at this point that you are creating memories you and your guests will not soon forget.

11:00am – As you sail out of the harbor, you pass a colony of sea lions playing near the Newport Bell Buoy.

12:00pm – Out further, dolphins swim at the bow of your boat surfing the bow wave. Enjoy the sail, the scenery and the fresh air as you cruise along the beautiful coastlines of Newport and Laguna Beach.

1:00pm – Where do you want to sail? Your captain will provide suggestions. You may decide to anchor in a secluded cove below the majestic cliffs of Laguna Beach. Swim, snorkel, go to shore, hike and explore! (or read and take a nap!)

2:00pm – Return to slip

Typically scheduled from 10:00am to 6:00pm  (requests for a different time block are acceptable)whales1

10:00am – Participate in a short and informative safety briefing.

10:10am – Depart slip, enter the main channel, and set the sails.

10:45am – The captain lets you take the wheel. Hey, you’re sailing! You’re also surprised at how responsive the helm is for such a big boat. Your friends and family start to address you as ?Captain!? Everyone smiles and laughs. You tack the boat and sail past all the beautiful waterfront homes. You thought it couldn’t get any better than a waterfront home until you realize the 360° view from your boat is much better.

11:00am – As you sail out of the harbor, you pass a colony of sea lions playing near the Newport Bell Buoy; out further, dolphins swim at the bow of your boat surfing the bow wave.

11:30am –  Enjoy the sail, the scenery and the fresh air as you cruise along the beautiful coastlines of Newport and Laguna Beach.

12:00pm – Where do you want to sail? The Captain will provide suggestions. You may decide to anchor in a secluded cove below the majestic cliffs of Laguna Beach. Everyone is ready to eat lunch! The Captain can ready the on board BBQ.

1:00pm – Do you wish to sail to Dana Point or down to a secluded cove in Laguna Beach?

2:00pm – Swim, snorkel, fish or just sit on the bow, relax and enjoy the view.

3:30pm – Sail off-shore and catch the winds in your sails and explore, dream and discover. There might be a chance encounter with a migrating whale or a blue whale depending on the season.

6:00pm – Return to slip

Rain Cancellation Policy: We will refund 100% of your charter fee if: at 8am on the day of your charter the iPhone Weather app says there is a 40% or higher chance of rain during the specific hours of your charter.

Charter cancellation policy: Daily Captained Charters may be cancelled up to 7 days in advance for a full credit which is applied toward a future charter, as long as you reschedule the charter within one year. Cancellations made in less than 7 days – but greater than 2 days – will result in a credit, plus a fee equal to 15% of the cost of charter, as long as you reschedule the charter within a year. Cancellations less than 48 hours in advance of the charter will result in a loss of 75% of the total charter fee with no credit given for a future charter.

A beautiful newer sailing yacht, a friendly knowledgeable captain, all necessary safety gear and cleaning up after the charter as well as fuel, mooring and anchoring fees.
Food and beverage: Everyone has a different preference, bring what you like best.

Gratuity: If gratuity was automatically included, service may not be exceptional. We believe only exceptional service should be rewarded.