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Sail for a few hours or spend the weekend on Charlestons most advanced and luxurious 50ft sailing yacht "Fate"

Why settle for anything else, when planning that special event, make sure it is on Fate! We can accommodate up to 6 guests and every charter is private, providing the expierance of a lifetime!

"Perfect Way to Celebrate & Relax!" - Sarah S.

Dec 8 2016
"2016 Slide Show"

We had an amazing year so far with over 360 private charters completed in 2016 and 6000 miles sailing around the Charleston area. Sorry we could'nt fit in every charter on the slideshow. Be sure to join us next year for an amazing time on Fate!

Feb 17 2016
"Charleston Race Week April 14-18 2016"
Sailing Fun Charleston

We are offering Fate for charter for the 2016 Charleston Race Week, the #1 Keelboat Regatta in North America. No experience necessary. A 4 day committment is necessary starting April 14th through 18th. We can take up to six guests in your party each day. The racing consists of an inshore to offshore Pursuit style race which is very beginner friendly, its like going sailing for the day for fun. There is a party each evening after the race to help take down 80 gallons of rum. Because we must keep the boat light, no overnight accomodations will be allowed. The 14th is a meet up and practice day, learn about the boat and what the racing is about, days 2, 3 and 4 are where we put our practice to the test. If we win, you get the trophy! The rate for the 4 days is $5,600 and includes crew shirts, hats and refreshments. Split between 6 people thats only $933 pp or $233 per person per day for sailing on a 50ft yacht in a regatta.. You cant beat that! Contact Captain Dustin immediately if you are interested, we are leaving the time slots open for regular charters, if we book one of those time slots the entire weekend of racing is off. More details on the Reggatta itself on their website http://www.charlestonraceweek.com/

Dec 31 2015
"Happy New Year 2016!"

We want to thank all of our charter guests for making 2015 another record year! We performed exactly 335 private charters, thats roughly 1300 fun people we took sailing! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with each and every one of you, and hope to see you all again in the future! We also captured 1st place overall for the summer series 2, thats overall winner of 6 races, amazing! Watch the video of one of our wins above.

nov 8 2014
"November Sailing"

A beautiful start to the November sailing season, typical weather is in the 60's-70's with dips into the 40s at night. We get very busy around Thanksgiving so plan ahead if you wish to sail with us near the end of the month.

June 12 2014
"Featured on FOX 24!"

We were just featured on Charleston's Fox 24 Road Trippin Segment! A tough interview as Captain Dustin was steering and trimming the spinnaker at the same time!

May 27 2014
"Race Fever!"

We have started the Wednesday Summer Series off with a bang, two first place finishes and trophy's too! Check the schedule and join us for the time of your life on Fate!

MAR 27 2014
"Drone Fun!"

We are collecting video during some of our charters for a year end montauge of charter fun! We can't wait to see the final product in 2015!

FEB 16 2014
"Spring is Here!"

We have had a pretty good winter with above average freezing rain but its warming up. This weeks forecast is for temps in the mid 70's. We have bookings all the way to September, call early before its all booked up. Fate is ready!

Dec 31 2013
"Happy New Year!"

This has been the best year since Fates inception, we want to thank all our guests, friends and families who have joined us in 2013! We hope to see you again in the coming year, we already have some weekends fully booked as far as May 2014!! Call today to make sure you get to sail with us in 2014! Here is a short video from a charter in December 2013.

Nov 24 2013
We Made It To The Top!
Corporate yacht regattas

We are proud to say that Fate made it to the cover the the September issue of Charleston magazine! Thank you to all who have helped make this happen! We have also reached the number #1 position on TripAvisor for all activities in Charleston. We want to thank all our guests who have reviewed us, you are the reason we are #1!

Oct 31 2013
"Happy Holloween!"

We had a great month and even took a week off to visit the Blue Ridge Mountains. Above is a little video from one of our trips to Bohicket Marina with some guests. The sail down was absolutely spectacular and the next day we had some pretty good winds and real offshore sailing conditions. The trip is one of our most popular and with room for 4 guests overnight its a great trip for two couples!

Sept 7 2013
Charleston Yacht Racing
Corporate yacht regattas

Join us for one of our 30 plus regattas every year, sit back and relax or join in as part of the crew. With room for 6 it is a perfect family adventure or team building excersize for your corporation. Private regattas for large corporate team building can be arranged with over 20 yachts. Call for more information.

Aug 1 2013
South Carolina Summer Sailing Fun
Sunset Sailing Charters Charleston South Carolina

A full month already with over 40 bookings, call well in advance as our weekends are slammed!

july 5 2013
"Happy 4th of July!"
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We had a spectacular 4th of July this year and our guests had the time of their lives! Thank you to Pussers Rum for the Painkillers!

If you would like to experience the fireworks celebration in luxury, give us a call. We only have one opening per year and it goes quick. The 4-5 hour sail is $1000 plus 20% gratuitie, a 50% non refundable deposit is required to hold the trip.

june 1 2013
"Top Performing 10% World Wide on TripAdvisor!"
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TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Charleston Sailing Private Day Charters with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.

This prestigious award, which places them in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

May 15 2013
Wednesday Night Yacht Racing on Fate!

Join us every Wednesday evening for a super exciting time on Fate. We participate in the Wednesday night yacht regattas all summer long. Get some friends or coworkers together and compete on Fate!

We are limited to 6 passengers but you are all welcome to participate in sail handling, steering or just sit back and watch it all. Give us a call for the next availability.

April 4 2013
New Video on the Tour Video Network

We just completed a new video for the Charleston Tour Video Network which will be shown all day long in almost every hotel room in Charleston.

Thanks to the great team at the The Chart Group and our good friends who put up with a beautiful evening on Fate, and one of the best sunsets we have ever seen in Charleston!

Mar 4 2013
Spring Charter Givaway Sweepstakes
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Enter for a chance to win one of three prizes, a romantic 2 hour harbor sail, a 3 hour harbor sail or the grand prize, a 3 hour sunset sail and overnight at the dock for two guests aboard the luxury sailing yacht Fate on the Charleston Harbor. No purchase necessary. Share with your friends and receive one additional entry for each friend that enters. Enter here http://woobox.com/ee9e2t

Sweepstakes ends May 15th 2013

Limit two passengers overnight, no cash value, charter based on availability, gratuity not included This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Charleston Sailing Charters and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims. Participation in this promotion is subject to the official rules.

 

FEB 17 2013
Charleston to Bohicket Charter
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We had an incredible sail to Bohicket Marina on Saturday. Winds started out around 10kts and by the time we got offshore a coldfront hit bringing 30kt winds and some nice wind waves. The ride was smooth and the wind was cold but it was a spirited sail!

The sail home on Sunday was even better, perfect beam reach running 8kts on average all the way home.

You too can do this, here is more information on extended charters including the trip to Bohicket Marina.

Feb 10 2013
February 10th Frostbite Race
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We had a wonderful day with 15-18kt winds for the Frostbite race. We sailed in the non spinnaker D fleet and beat the entire fleet by 4 minutes, but becuase of our handicap we ended up in 6th place corrected. A big thanks to our awesome crew! Come race with us all year long, the calender is on our website Charleston Yacht Racing Charters . Thanks to Dick Wing for the great photo of us just after the start.

Jan 31 2013
Proposal in 25kt winds

Congrats to Brandon and Dana who got engaged on Fate tonight, view photos of the engagement here. It was a bit cold out with 25kt winds but it made for a dramatic proposal and some excellent photos at sunset.

Here is a short video clip from the bow as we sailed into the wind at sunset.

Jan 19 2013
Frosbite Series, Race #2
South Carolina Yacht Racing Beneteau 49 Spinnaker

Race two of the Frostbite series was a blast! The weather was incredible for January with temps near 70, we had an awesome crew and a great time was had by all. We did not finish first but we have some extremely tough competition and the light winds were not in our favor.

Ask us about group racing and team building for your business or family. Visit the Yacht Racing Page for the full calender for the year.

Dec 19 2012
Welcome to our new look!
Sailing in Charleston South Carolina

We have just completed a totally new redesign of our web presence for Charleston Sailing Charters. Although our old site worked great, it was just too plain, outdated and it did not fully represent our style and services. We want to give a giant THANK YOU to Brian Boyd at Cubicalweb.com. Brian helped out in every aspect and we are amazed at how the new site looks and works. Brian is a wiz with the web and was able to make this new site work with many platforms. From iphones and ipads to home computers alike, the site is now in the 21st century with them.

If you were familiar with our old site, you will notice many more pages and much more information on our new site. From our Catering Page to our new Rates Pages, much more information is conveyed together with big and bright images from our previous charters. The end result is pretty impressive and we could not be happier!

We are also adding a new and exciting way to enjoy the Charleston Harbor; you can now participate in the weekly yacht racing on Fate. The schedule is posted on the Yacht Racing Page so you can align your schedule to be in Charleston for a race.

Thanks again for being our customers; we hope to see you out on the water in 2013!

Sail on!

Captain Dustin and the Fate Sailing Team