Do we need to purchase Tickets in Advance?
Yes. The easiest way is to check out the book a tour option at the top of the page and see what time works best for your group.
HOW MANY PASSENGERS CAN WE BRING ON BOARD?
The boat can accommodate up to six passengers, making each sail an intimate experience. You will not be crowded. Relax on the cockpit cushions, forward on the trampoline, or nestle in the hammock just inches above the water as we glide upriver.
WHAT KIND OF BOATS?
The catamaran is a Stiletto 27, built for speed but also very stable. Our power boat is a 20 ft center console with room for comfortable seating.
WHERE WILL THE BOAT GO?
Based on wind direction, we can sail down the Folly River past the beach on your left, and out into the larger Stono River near the ocean inlet. We can also sail up nearby Folly Creek and sail past wildlife and shrimp boats. Either way, there is plenty to see and explore!
DOES THE CAPTAIN PROVIDE NARRATION?
The tours narrated as much or as little as you like. The captain is a professional maritime guide with a wealth of knowledge about low country history and culture. He will gladly tell you stories about colonial times, the Civil War, or piracy's great age.
WILL WE SEE DOLPHIN AND OTHER WILDLIFE?
Dolphin, pelicans and other sea birds live here year round, and the chances of seeing dolphin are very good.
ARE FOOD AND BEVERAGES ALLOWED ONBOARD?
There is a cooler on deck for you to bring drinks. Feel free to bring snacks too.
HOW SAFE IS THE BOAT?
Very. We may glide along at a pretty good clip, but since the catamaran is twin-hulled, it remains very stable and does not heel (or lean over) as single-hulled sailboats do.
CAN WE BRING OUR CHILDREN?
Absolutely! Kids (of all ages) get a big kick at being so close to the water, especially from the low-slung hammock at the bow.
IS THE BOAT PET FRIENDLY?
Small to medium size dogs welcome
IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD BRING ALONG?
Sunscreen, bottled water or beverage of your choice. Come in your swim suit, and if the group wants to, we can stop for a swim. The boat has a swim ladder for easy boarding from the water.
ARE THERE RESTROOMS AVAILABLE?
There is a small porta-potty aboard, but we recommend using the bathroom where you are staying before coming down.
WHAT ABOUT UNEXPECTED WEATHER?
Trip cancellations due to weather are solely at captain's discretion, and the determination will be made at the time of sail. We monitor radar and weather very carefully and will try to keep guests apprised as the time for your sail approaches. If we do get a storm and have to cancel, we will reschedule your trip or refund the tickets.
CAN WE TIP THE CAPTAIN OR CREW?
Sure! If you had fun, then gratuity is appreciated!