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Private Sailing Charters in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard aboard a traditional Cape Cod catboat.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8151
+1 508-524-6903
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

By Austin K. On September 25th, 2017, my wife and I were Shanghaied, or rather transported, by a sturdy catboat, the Tigress. The crew included her captain, Kurt Peterson; and a knockout first mate, Lindsay. It happened on Martha’s Vineyard, down at the docks in...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

I texted him 8 hours before our charter was to happen. The weather was not very conducive to sailing, and I was hoping to reschedule. I texted him multiple times with no answer. Did not hear from him until 20 minutes before our scheduled departure....More

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Kurt P, Owner at Catboat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Dear LTECDGA, We are truly sorry that you were unable to have a sailing experience with us. This past season, we only had one "No Show," and it is too bad that you did not find the weather suitable. Upon arriving at the pick-up dock...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time sailing today! Beautiful boat, fabulous crew, breathtaking scenery. Simply awesome! Thanks so much for the experience and can't wait to do it again🤗⛵️

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We wanted to do something special during our first time at Martha’s Vineyard and this little tour with Captain Kurt was a really good idea! I will always remember it. So so cute and special. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Sailing aboard the Tigress was and is the most extraordinary activity that friends, family, and couples can do on the island. Being accompanied by Captain Kurt is the best part of it all. He is welcoming, artistic, and experienced when it comes to showing your...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We had an incredible time aboard this historic catboat. Kurt is very cool...friendly, welcoming and knowledgable about the local area and its history. His route varies based on the weather and your interests but what you get is a relaxed, beautiful and fun trip out...More

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Kurt P, Owner at Catboat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Dear Nathaniel, It was such a pleasure meeting you and sailing with you. I can’t thank you enough for choosing Catboat Charters and for taking the time to write a review of your experience. I hope that we have the great privilege of sailing with...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

It's hard to explain just how unique this experience is: four of us, all friends who hadn't seen each other in a long time, went out with Captain Kurt and his first mate for a few hours. The afternoon flew by in the blink of...More

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Kurt P, Owner at Catboat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Dear Lindsey, There are so many great charters to choose from on MV, and I couldn’t be more honored that you chose to sail with Catboat Charters. Catboat’s have sailed these waters for literally hundreds of years, and we believe they are the perfect boat...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

We reserved a sail with Captain Kurt on the Tigress for the July 4th fireworks earlier this summer. The captain and first mate Haleigh were at the dock on time and we were swept away for a most pleasant evening under sail. The boat is...More

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Kurt P, Owner at Catboat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear DKMV1, We enjoyed our sail with you so much and we cannot wait until next year’s sail! We have big plans over the winter to fit Tigress with a new mast and a brand new custom sewn Stars and Stripes sail! She will be...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

The photos of The Tigress--Captain Kurt Peterson's boat--do not do it justice--it is much bigger than it looks and the prettiest boat in the harbor! If you are vacillating between Catboat Charters and other Edgartown options for your group of 6 or fewer, stop and...More

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Kurt P, Owner at Catboat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Dear Sir, Sailing with good people such as you and your family reminds me why I do what I do. I understand that a family vacation is priceless and your leisure time is limited. Our small charter attracts families that want nothing more than to...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018

We took an afternoon cruise with Captain Kurt and had a wonderful time. The boat was truly beautiful and we all we're able to relax comfortably and enjoy the sail. The first mate Hailey was delightful and gracious. Captain Kurt was knowledgeable about the area...More

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Kurt P, Owner at Catboat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear Lisa B, It’s so great to hear that you enjoyed your time sailing with us. It’s always a pleasure sailing with wonderful people such as yourself. Sincerely, Capt. Kurt

Reviewed 10 July 2018

We have sailed with Kurt numerous times on Martha's Vineyard, the experience is delightful is every way. We will be sailing with Kurt Next week. We cannot wait to set sail of Tigress!More

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Kurt P, Owner at Catboat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear Chris, Sailing with you and your family is something I always cherish and look forward to, especially since I’ve known since our first season in 2015. You will always be a VIP guest on Catboat Charters. I look forward to seeing you next season!...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We took my parents out last week for a sunset sail and it was amazing. My family has been coming to the island for 102 years and my father has regaled me with his love stories about catboats. But in my 37 years we have...More

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Kurt P, Owner at Catboat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear Cate, It was such a pleasure sailing with you and your family! Your family’s century-plus long ties to MV combined with your father’s love of Catboats and maritime History made our sail especially special and memorable. Tigress is a one of a kind 91...More

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Jennifer S
3 July 2018|
Response from Corey W | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet to check for availability is to visit the website. You can use the contact form or Kurt's number should be directly on the website. Thanks you will have fun!
14 June 2018|
Response from Kurt P | Property representative |
I’m sorry but we’re fully booked for both the 23rd and 24th. Please let us know if there are any other days that could work for you. Thank you, Capt. Kurt