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Williamsburg Charter Sails

392 reviews
Williamsburg, VA, USA
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About Williamsburg Charter Sails
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 from the perspective of the water. Join us any day of the week at York River Yacht Haven, 8109 Yacht Haven Road, Gloucester VA 230612.
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Reviewed yesterday

We got to enjoy a relaxing boat ride. I was able to steer the ship and participate on on the duties of sailing the boat. We were even able to see some dolphins! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank lherbein812
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day on the water. My husband thoroughly enjoyed being able to take the helm for much of the time. Bill is very knowledgeable and makes the local history come alive. Couldn't have been a better outing, a highlight of our vacation.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Caleidh
Bill O, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Thanks very much, Debbie.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The riveris beautiful. Capt. Bill does a great job covering the battle of Yorktown as well as the principles of sailing. Very informative and fun.

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Bill O, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much, Explorer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable time. Boat well maintained, engaging captain. Had a wonderful first sailing experience. Would definitely recommend.

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Bill O, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Sightseer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent outing & I enjoyed being able to "Steer the the Ship". It was a great water navigation review.

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Bill O, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Voyage.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bill O'Donovan is an excellent captain: relaxed, great sense of humor, and patient with the novice sailors taking the helm. Deadline is the name of the sleek, crisp, and clean sloop. Bill laughingly said that he named the boat, Deadline so his newspaper secretary would...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bld1122
Bill O, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Brenda.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such fun! We all had a wonderful time. Complete confidence in the skipper. Excellent and interesting narrative as we sailed. Beautiful scenery.. Memorable. We were all impressed with how smoothly everything went, from the beginning to the end.

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CarlJud
Bill O, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Carl and Judy.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relaxing sail on the York River with Bill and his elegant boat, the Deadline. This history major learned a lot about the Battle of York and the types of naval vessels of that era. Bill is a thoughtful host, tour guide and captain. My husband...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank laurie l
Bill O, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Laurie.

Reviewed May 11, 2019

We had a great time, got to sail the boat, a few hours out on the water was so calming! Had some great pictures taken by Captain Bill, very cool time! Will definitely be back!

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank debbieblack1978
Reviewed May 10, 2019

Although I used to own a sailboat, I have not been sailing for about 10 years. So I was eager to meet Captain Bill and have some time on the water. As the other reviews stated, Captain Bill is an excellent and seasoned sailor. His...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nancy W
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Leslie S
May 30, 2018|
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April 5, 2017|
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HI, we have openings from April 10 to 14 depending on how many are sailing.
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Beth197013
February 5, 2017|
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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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