Sail Away! Charters
2024 Rates
s/v Joie de Vie

Full-day excursion - 8 hr

      Private Group             535/ group

                  Up to 6 passengers (4 max preferred)

Half-day & Sunset sail - 4 hr

     Private Group             315/ group

              Up to 6 passengers (4 max preferred)

2 Hour & Sunset sail - 2 hr

     Private Group             205/ group

              Up to 6 passengers (4 max preferred)
If schedule permits, Day charters may be extended at a rate of $55/Hr.      

Overnight Multi-Day

     Limited availability.  Will consider quote requests. 

Up to 4 passengers


Other Excursion and Overnight Pricing Options available upon request

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The following conditions apply unless otherwise arranged for:
Regular sailing hours:  May be scheduled between sunrise and sunset.
Private Group Charter for day charters-  Your group of up to four passengers (up to six can be accommodated but not preferred),
Private Group Charter for multi-day charters-  Call for options.  Typically three passenger max.  
Provisions - Bring provisions to prepare lunch or sail to a shore-side restaurant may be possible. 
Cancellation and refund policy:
If you cancel more than thirty days prior to your sailing date, your deposit will be refunded less $35 or transferred to a different date as you choose.  Between thirty days and fourteen days prior to your sailing date, your deposit is transferable but not refundable. Within fourteen days of sailing the deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable.  If a charter is cancelled prior to sailing by the Captain, due to mechanical failures or any other non-weather extenuating circumstances, your entire deposit will be refunded (or transferred if you wish).  Refunds for charters cancelled in progress by the Captain, due to mechanical failures or any other non-weather extenuating circumstances will be prorated.  The Captain or Sail Away! Charters is not responsible for reimbursement of travel, lodging, food, or other expenses incurred by the charterer.  If you cancel or shorten the charter while in progress, there are no refunds.
Weather Delays and Postponements Policy:  Delays in departure or return, layovers, and shortening of the charter due to weather or other natural circumstances could occur and are to be considered as a normal part of the sailing experience.  In the case of severe weather, the Captain may delay departure or return of the charter, or postpone the charter to a later date of your choosing if necessary.  If passengers choose to cancel due to non-ideal weather conditions, there are no refunds however, postponements to a later date, due to weather or other circumstances, may be considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to a rebooking fee.
Health Precautions: No passengers who are not feeling well, or have a fever.    
Docking fees at other marinas are additional.
Cruises depart from and return to Kilmarnock,  VA. Other departure and return points may be arranged for.  The Chesapeake Bay is our regular cruising area.
Alcoholic beverages are not provided, you may bring your own (within reason!).
We have a zero-tolerance policy, no illegal drugs.
Sailing is fun but not without risks.  A statement of risk will be presented for all to sign prior to departure. 
There may be a chance to find a sandy beach to explore where wading may be possible, sorry, but no swimming off the boat during the charter.
Please arrive about 15 minutes early.
Call for reservations.  50% deposit at the time of booking.  Balance due prior to charter departure. 
Cash or Venmo or Check  payable to: Russ Seltzer - Sail Away! Charters