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“Pirate Cruise!”

Yorktown Sailing Charters
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 31, 2013

A fun time for all ages. Informative, fun and interesting stories were told by the crew. Everyone had a hand at hoisting the sails. The kids each had their turn at the helm. We got to shout at the scallywags at the pirate school as the cannon was fired!

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Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

The sunset sail was great fun. Our cruise was well over two hours. The weather was unbelievable but I'd recommend a light jacket for the last half hour. The water was choppy at deck but smoothed out as we sailed. Guests are welcome to participate in lifting the sails. Seating is unusual, you pretty much find any flat surface. The boat travels up the York river (estuary), under a large bridge and past a naval weapons test site, then turns around. The sunset was pretty and it was relaxing to feel the waves and watch the light change throughout the trip. Now to the crew, the bearded, salty captain lends credibility and the first mate seems to enjoy his job (he did most of the talking and was lightly humorous). The younger girl was hard working but needed a second coat of deodorant. Wouldn't waste money on concessions. Overall, certainly worth 35 dollars for an experience you'll remember the rest of your life.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Going to Yorktown, Virginia? All the history is great but for pure fun and excitement be sure to book a cruise through the Yorktown Sightseeing Day Sails; operated by Schooners "Alliance" and "Serenity". An afternoon on the "Alliance" was a fantastic time and a highlight of the total trip to the Williamsburg area. With perfect sun, wind and water, the crew of the "Alliance' made it very exciting to watch the sails being managed and the response of the boat to them as we cut through the wind and tipped close to the water. The cost was very reasonable for two hours of a memorable experience.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

A gorgeous afternoon cruise enjoyed by the children and adults alike. The "young pirates" were enlisted to hoist the sails and to take the helm. The dolphins put on a show like no other -- our lucky day!!!! The crew were interactive, engaging, full of tales and instruction. The entire family enjoyed the total experience.

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

For $35, this is a nice sunset cruise. The view is beautiful & the staff were nice. Eat before you go unless you want to buy snacks onboard, but the cruise is only 2 hours. We enjoyed a nice meal at the River Walk afterwards & chalked the evening up as fantastic. The crew were friendly & pleasant.

I know another writer mentioned the staffs clothing. We didn't mind their casual style & thought it was fitting for a sailboat. Had we have paid much more for our tickets, then I might expect them to be decked out (pardon the pun) & serving refreshments on a fancy platter.

I recommend the cruise for its price & we enjoyed a lovely evening with friendly folks and in good company.

Thank Lauren B
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