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Summer Wind Charters

70 Maple St, Branford, CT 06405-3511
+1 203-430-8288
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Amazing time with Captain Mark and learning to sail!

I surprised my fiance with the "Intro to Sail" lesson with Captain Mark and the Victoria last... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
amygrins27
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New Haven, Connecticut
A fun time was had by all!

Captain Mark did a great job. The boat ride was very relaxing and entertaining. Great for couples... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
afschen
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Tarrytown, New York
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Summer Wind Charters is Connecticut's "Affordable Charter Company," offering a variety of boat tours in Branford, CT into Long Island Sound. Packages include river/harbor tours, sunset/moonlight cruises, introduction to sailing, and charters for special occasions. Perfect for families, small groups or a romantic evening for couples.
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“captain mark” (13 reviews)
“harbor cruise” (2 reviews)
“victoria” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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70 Maple St, Branford, CT 06405-3511
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+1 203-430-8288
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

I surprised my fiance with the "Intro to Sail" lesson with Captain Mark and the Victoria last weekend for his birthday and we had a wonderful time! Captain Mark was friendly, knowledgeable and patient with us throughout our entire 2.5 hour lesson. We both enjoyed...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Captain Mark did a great job. The boat ride was very relaxing and entertaining. Great for couples or families!

Thank afschen
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

My husband, best friend, and her husband went on a "private" cruise with Mark. He is very knowledgeable about the area. We felt very safe and like we've known Mark for ages. Victoria is the perfect size for a small trip around the harbor with...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

The boat ride was smooth, relaxing, and entertaining (and educational). Captain Mark was so knowledgable about the landmarks we were sailing past and the birds we saw. It was so interesting to learn about the history of that area. We had a great time! I...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

I got to drive the boat. The trip was totally educational and very fun. I forgot to bring a hat (and on the water, you really need one!). The harbor cruise on Branford river has many houses to see and lots of interesting birds. We...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2016

What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Everything was absolutely perfect; Captain Mark is not only knowledgeable but truly loves his job and could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We enjoyed every minute of it and the price was extremely reasonable;...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Had read about this amazing river and harbor tour by Capt. Mark and had to give it a try with friends. You do need advance reservations....The tour is on a very nice sailboat and takes 4 people. Capt. Mark provides great commentary about the harbor...More

1  Thank Leonard C
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Mark C, Owner at Summer Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Hey Leonard, your group was the best. It was fun and Interactive to have you all aboard I'd be happy to host you again anytime! Have a great rest of the summer and see you again next year. Captain Mark

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

This was a wonderful 90 min cruise on a sailboat with capt. Mark. He is very personable and knowledgeable about the area. The sailboat fits about 6 people max. and is a very reasonably priced charter. He will also recommend places to eat or additional...More

Thank jagermeister
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Captain Mark Cisto's knowledge, enthusiasm and great personality made for a fantastic 90 minute cruise/tour. Captain Mark's vessel, "Victoria", was clean and comfortable with soft music playing in the background. It was a very relaxing tour, with a wealth of knowledge shared by Captain Mark...More

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Captain Mark made this charter a great time from the very start. His knowledge of the surrounding area is impressive. He makes the charter as interactive as the passengers want. This trip was relaxing for many reasons. We brought and enjoyed a bottle of wine,...More

Thank Taylor S
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Mark C, Owner at Summer Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2016

Hey Taylor, it was a blast taking the 4 of you out for that wonderful evening Cruise. I'm glad you had a great time.

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