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Sea Witch Sailing Charters
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Join us this summer and let us sail you away on a ultimate sailing adventure aboard Sea Witch with options to swim, kayak, or fish! Come experience the beauty & history of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, The Elizabeth Island & Cape Cod. Enjoy the picturesque views of the region’s popular coastline with lighthouses, historical homes, wonderful beaches and the colorful clay cliffs. Relax and bask in the sun listening to the wind and waves or get involved hoisting the sails and grinding the winches arrr!! Sea Witch is a luxurious 58 foot LOA Pearson Ketch and is stunningly beautiful when all four of her sails are set. Her 37 ton weight and deep draft keel provide a very smooth sail. Sea Witch was built in 1981 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. She is a comfortable cruising yacht and has circumnavigated the world. Based in Martha's Vineyard, Ma from mid-June to mid-September offering 2, 4 or 8 hour daily charters, or term charters from 2 nights to weekly charters. In the winter months, we relocate to the Caribbean and offer private daily charters in St. Thomas or St. John, US Virgin Islands (USVI) and weekly charters to USVI & the amazingly beautiful, more rustic British Virgin Islands (BVI’s). Celebrate your special event on Sea Witch. If it's your birthday, anniversary, surprise engagement, bachelor or bachelorette party, intimate wedding, company outing or just a get together with friends or family, Captain John and Susan Stephenson will host your event. Whatever your preference, Sea Witch can offer something for everyone!! We look forward to having you all aboard!!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 30 July 2013

It's certainly pleasant gently sailing out of Martha's Vineyard on a summer breeze. John and sue are nice people. Just know that part of the time for which you pay included ferrying you back and forth from the shore to ship and back again. With a large party, this takes a chunk of time out of your sail. If any of your party have disabilities, getting in and out of the boat can be difficult (but not impossible).

Make sure you understand EXACTLY where Captain John will meet you on shore!

Thank albrigi
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

My wife and I charted the Sea Witch January 26, 2012 in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands). What a great experience. This wife and husband team run a great cruise. I layed up front on the sailboat catching some sun while my wife hung with Capt. John getting some sailing tips. Susan was very attentive with drinks and food. We were so cared for from the minute they greeted us on shore at pick up to the time we got back to land. I defiantly will be back next time in St. Thomas and highly recommend them to customers looking to have a great time out on the seas.

Thank Glen L
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

We spent a late afternoon on the Sea Witch. Capt. John and his wife were tremendous hosts, by the end we felt like they were part of our party. Capt. John did an amazing job as captain and Sue kept our party well informed and educated as we had tons of questions. We anchored off to go swimming, hung out, enjoyed the beautiful scenery. We also brought drinks and dinner on board and felt right at home. The only regret is that we had to go home. If you're looking for a fun and relaxing time on the Vineyard, spend some time on the Sea Witch!

Thank happytraveler1141
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

We spent a day chartering Sea Witch.
Cap'n John was very competent. Sue was very friendly.
Spending a day on the water can rarely be a bad thing and in this case, it was a wonderful time.
Sue was offering snacks and drinks while John very capably managed to sail the boat virtually single-handed which is a fair accomplishment considering the 4 sails and a whole lot of tacking coupled with an amount of traffic.
Recommended.

Thank NorthSouth
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Late this June, we chartered the Sea Witch for four hours and had a great time. Our party was two families, a party of ten with adults and teenage children all of whom were quite comforatble on board. We had a great sail with Captain John and his first mate Susan (not "Sue) for four hours off the island and near Nantucket. We stopped in a calm area and Captain John let us dive off the boat into beautiful water off of the island. We brought our own lunch and adult beverages (no red wine as it stains the gel coat). We will return to the Sea Witch again when back on the Vineyard in the future. Highly recommend this excursion as they are very friendly and fun people! Go for it!

Thank Blueman47
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