Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if it rains?

I never force my customers to sail in the rain but if you still do want to sail, I have a cabin and a bimini to take cover under so you’ll remain dry.  If you decide not to sail, we can try to reschedule and if we can’t find a date that works, I will give a full refund.  I also don’t force people to sail when the temperature is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.  I will call the sail off if there is a strong threat of lightning or winds are in excess of 30 miles per hour. 

Where do you depart from?

Chelsea Piers in Manhattan

What is the typical route?

For my four hour charters, I sail as close to the Statue of Liberty as permitted, around Governor’s Island via the Buttermilk Channel, up the East River underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge (and to the Williamsburg Bridge if conditions are favorable), back down the East River to round Battery Park, and the finally head up the Hudson River back to Chelsea Piers.  If you have a private charter with me, you can customize the route. 

Is there a bathroom aboard?

Yes

What does the charter come with?

Picnic sandwiches, a bowl of fruit, bananas, apples, chips, water, sodas, ice, cups, etc. all food related items.  You can bring additional food as well.  I also have a bottle opener and nice plastic wine glasses and plastic champagne flutes on board. 

Can I bring alcohol?

 Yes, but I don’t provide alcohol. 

Will I get seasick?

My sailboat has a full keel which makes her more stable than most boats.  However, all boats rock.  I suggest that you take a motion sickness pill before boarding the boat if you are afraid of getting seasick as the pill takes time to work. 

Do you allow children aboard?

 Of course!  I’ve been sailing since in my mother’s womb so it would be hypocritical of me to not allow children aboard the Genesis!  Children under 12 years of age are required to wear a life jacket, which I provide. 

Do you have a refrigerator?

Yes, but it’s not a full sized refrigerator like you would find in a home.  It’s large enough to hold drinks and a small amount of food for a charter. 

Do you have a stereo?

Yes – it’s a great stereo that even has subwoofers!  I have an auxiliary cord that you can use to plug into the stereo to play music from your phone.  You can also bring your charging cord to plug into the stereo’s USB port to keep your phone charged. 

Do you have Wi-Fi?

 No but phones do get reception out on the water. 

When is your sailing season?

I sail from April until November 30th.  I do not sail from December through March because it’s too cold to sail comfortably.  I want my customers to enjoy their sails!