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Downtown Manteo Waterfront located on Roanoke Island"Private sail cruises aboard the beautiful 41 ft Sea'scape leave from the Manteo Waterfront and tour the NC Outer Banks on the Roanoke and Albemarle Sounds. Each cruise is a special, private sail...more
380 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9398
+1 252-473-2719
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have had the pleasure of going on a sunset tour with Captain Dan and Katherine. It has been a particularly rough year and this 2 hour escape melted away the stress. They were extremely personable and I would recommend them to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LDM1974
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Dan & Katherine were great hosts and made us all feel comfortable aboard the boat. Some dolphins entertained us and the scenery was beautiful. Dan was patient with letting a teenager take the helm for a short while - an experience she will remember forever...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Dan and Katherine made a dream come true that has been mine for years and years. They are such wonderful, knowledgeable hosts. They treated us like we were the first ones to ever board their beautiful boat. We thank them for a wonderful adventure and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gigi B
dbottjen, Owner at Sail the Outer Banks - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

We enjoyed being with the 4 of you so very much!!! It was especially fun that Corina and Steve surprised you with the sail!!! Our very BEST to you all⛵️😍⛵️

Reviewed July 2, 2018

My wife and I sailed the sunset cruise with Katherine and Dan last night. To say that it was perfect is an understatement. Katherine and Dan shared their boat, their experience and kept great conversation. We felt as if we were hanging out with friends...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris D
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Dan and Katherine were great. Beautiful sail boat and we felt like we were sailing with old friends. It was so nice when the sails were up and no engine and you just hear the boat gliding across the water. We've chartered sail boats in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bsenzig
Reviewed June 11, 2018

I genuinely cannot imagine a more delightful evening. Dan and Katherine are such engaging hosts,so attuned to our comfort and enjoyment. Their knowledge of the area and willingness to share stories about the location were a most pleasant enhancement. The boat is beautiful, the accommodations...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DKHCarolina
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We did a sunset sail with Captains Dan and Katherine. It was perfect for our party of 6. My parents appointed me activity director this year and after 31 years of traveling to the OBX annually, I wanted something different and something we would NEVER...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Catherine and Dan are great hosts and wonderful people. The cruise was a highlight of our vacation. We had a wonderful time sailing and watching the sunset. My husband even took the helm for a bit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jane E
Reviewed September 1, 2017

As part of our couples vacation, we decided to do private sunset sail with Katherine & Dan. However, little did we know how amazing the experience would be! Katherine warmly greeted us at the pier and welcomed us onto their lovely boat. After a tour...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

We did a sunset sail with Katherine and Dan. We were a family of four with two teens. Katherine and Dan are great hosts. We saw a ton of dolphins -- which they said can be hit or miss. It was a beautiful evening and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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June 4, 2015|
Response from dbottjen | Property representative |
Hi, there. Our USCoast Guard issued licenses allow for 6 max. If your party is less than 6 we do not add others to YOUR private trip. Thanks for your interest! Katherine and Dan 252-473-2719
June 4, 2015|
Response from dbottjen | Property representative |
Hi, Our PRIVATE SAIL CHARTERS leave from the Manteo docks. We are approximately 9 - 10 miles from Majestic Palms in Nags Head. Thanks for your interest in our charters! Katherine and Dan Bottjen 252-473-2719