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Williamsburg Charter Sails

Opens in 27 min: 11:00 - 14:00, 14:30 - 17:30
Open today: 11:00 - 14:00, 14:30 - 17:30

Williamsburg Charter Sails
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Enjoy the Zen experience of a private yacht that is safe, clean and easy to sail. Take the wheel or bring a bottle of wine. Up to six people sail the York River for three hours to see the scenery and learn a short history of the Battle of Yorktown...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 14:00, 14:30 - 17:30
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Riverwalk Landing, York River Yacht Haven, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

We chose this excursion as a surprise for our daughter's birthday. A wonderful time was had by all! Captain Bill is an excellent host, a true professional and his vessel is beautiful and well maintained. Treat yourself! Set sail with Captain Bill!

Date of experience: October 2018
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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2019

Thanks very much.

Reviewed 27 November 2018

Bill is a great captain, interested in sharing his knowledge of the area as well as providing a safe, exciting boat ride on the beautiful York River. We had a ton of fun with him. By the time the charter was over, he felt like...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Thanks very much, Chrissy.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Requested and got a lesson while enjoying a wonderful many mile-covered 3-hour sail. Enjoyed the time; talked; asked questions; and got demonstrations. It was a day just prior to a front passage with lots of wind and some delightful heeling under close-hauled runs. I asked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thanks very much, Roland.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Capt. Bill was a true professional who made everyone feel comfortable, safe and secure while teaching a bit of sailing infused with his history cruise package. Capt. Bill was the perfect example of the hospitality found within the sailing community. This day was much needed....More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thanks very much, Kevin.

Reviewed 4 November 2018

We greatly enjoyed our sailing trip on the York River. Bill was a knowledgeable and personable captain, and offered both saing advice and historical narrative about the battles of Yorktown during the three hour tour.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thanks very much, Ben.

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Capt Bill took such great care of my three boys. Every detail was attended to, and he taught them not only about the local history, but also how to sail! He instinctively knew what each boy needed, and provided it. He's got to be the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thanks very much, Tripp.

Reviewed 23 October 2018

As part of a "Best of Virginia Tour" that we planned for Sailing friends of ours from Michigan, we scheduled a private charter with Williamsburg Charter Sails. Bill O'Donovan gave us 3 hours of fun, wonderful sailing, and a nice bit of history. The experience...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thanks very much, Diana.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

We had an amazing time sailing for my husband birthday. Bill is an amazing captain. He’s very knowledgeable, comical and patient. The boat was clean and in good condition.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you very much, Erica.

Reviewed 19 October 2018

Captain Bill did a great job. This was our first time sailing and he explained everything we needed to know in a manner we could understand. He even let us drive the ship and explained the best way to do so. I would recommend this...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thanks very much, Daniel.

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We went on an afternoon sail with a party of six, ages 9 to 78. Even though the wind did not always cooperate, Captain Bill turned this into a rather memorable experience for our kids and taught them the first basics of sailing, they both...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks very much, Matthias.

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Leslie S
31 May 2018|
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Good point. Thanks
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646duraiv
5 April 2017|
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Response from Bill O | Property representative |
HI, we have openings from April 10 to 14 depending on how many are sailing.
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Beth197013
5 February 2017|
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Response from Bill O | Property representative |
Alas, the US Coast Guard limits me to six people at a time. We can take six instead of seven, or four on one trip and three on another , or any other permutation. Sails depart at 11 am and 2:30, lasting 3 hours. Couples of... More
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