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Sailing Lesson with Brooklyn Sail

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Experience hosted by Ian

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We'll meet by the marina to say hello and to go over all the necessary safety information such as how to use a life jacket, where they are located on the boat, and how we can all practice safe social distancing while sitting separately on the boat in the open air. I will explain all the safety features of Enchantress (the sailboat), and answer any questions regarding the sail.

After that we board the boat and set sail! After exiting the marina on the boat we make our way around Governor's Island with views of the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

We cover everything you need to know to go sailing around Manhattan. Lessons last 2.5 hours on a Catalina ‘34 and groups are up to four passengers. I am willing to change the lesson and route based on a student's interest or skill level.

The total trip should take around two and half hours. After going around governor's island we will return to the marina where everyone will disembark the boat and exit the marina.
Other things to note
Covid Masks required.

Guests are welcome to bring any food or drink--please no red wine or sangria.

If I have to cancel for bad weather there is a full refund--generally I play it safe and we only sail if there is a good chance of clear skies.

More photos @BrooklynSail on Instagram.
We'll meet by the marina to say hello and to go over all the necessary safety information such as how to use a life jacket, where they are located on the boat, and how we can all practice safe social distancing while sitting separately on the boat in the open air. I will explain all the safety features of Enchantress (the sailboat), and answer any questions regarding the sail.

After that we board the boat and set sail! After exiting th…

Ian's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Basic snacks available upon request
  • Drinks
    Water available upon request
  • Equipment
    Life Jacket
From $175
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ian

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • Identity verified
Hi my name is Ian. I've lived in Brooklyn for ten years and love to share my joy of sailing and nature with guests. I’m the owner of Enchantress, a beautiful 1994, Catalina 34’ sailboat. I have a USCG (United States Coast Guard) Master sailing license, I'm certified in CPR, and have spent years living and sailing around the Atlantic East Coast. I once solo sailed the Bahamas for a Winter and had friends visit me along the way. I look forward to meeting you and going out for a sail around NY Harbor!
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Where you'll be

We'll go around Governor's Island with views of the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge. There is plenty of room for social distancing on your own private sail boat--this is the best and safest way to enjoy a great time out on the water and a really great way to see the city!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Drinks