Extended Sailing Adventures
We can accommodate your sailing needs whether you wish to sail to Bohicket marina near Kiawah on Seabrook Island or all the way to Nassau in the Bahamas on a term charter. Extended sailing is not for everyone but if you are looking for the adventure of a lifetime, an extended sailing adventure might be right up your alley. We recommend booking as far in advance as possible, we are extremely busy in the summer with weekends booked months in advance.
Overnight at Seabrook Island's Bohicket Marina
Our shortest and most popular overnight trip is to Bohicket Marina. Just outside the gates of Seabrook Island is the quiet marina where you will find many stores and restaurants including a small breakfast shop with hot coffee and homemade meals. We can accommodate 4 overnight guests on this trip as the captain can stay ashore for the night, this leaves you at the dock in total privacy.
The sail to Bohicket can take up to 8 hours each way so plan on a full two day adventure sailing in the open ocean. We usually arrive just as the sun sets and in time for dinner at one of the great restaurants.
With so much time on the water, you feel like you've traveled to a far off destination, but in reality you are just a short 30 minute drive from Downtown Charleston. Many guests actually plan a one way trip, debarking upon arrival or in the morning for a round of golf on one of Kiawah's five championship golf courses (club rentals available) and stay at the Five Star Sanctuary Hotel on the beach which includes a wonderful spa to help you relax. See their golf packages for huge savings. Black Cabs are available for transportation back to Charleston.
Here is a recent video from a trip to Bohicket in February 2013. A little colder this time as a cold front approached and gave us 30kt winds for about two hours. The guests and crew had an awesome time! It is rare to get such high winds but it sure is fun when it happens.
Term Charters Charleston To Savannah
If you wish to spend multiple days learning the ropes and exploring the Lowcountry, then this is for you! Here is a sample itinerary for a 5 day sailing adventure from Charleston to Savannah GA and back. Perfect for a couple wishing to learn how to navigate and operate a sailing yacht. Fate only has two cabins, and remember the crew needs a place to sleep too. Two guests are perfect for this type of trip, three or four guests are possible under the right circumstances.
1st day, load up boat with provisions and leave the docks by 10am. Sail to Bohicket marina off Seabrook Island which takes 6-8 hours and stay the night, eat at a local restaurant.
2nd day, depart Bohicket and head out sea, for Hilton Head island. A full day trip and arrive at palmetto bay marina or anchor off for dinner.
Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head Island
3rd day. Depart Hilton Head by 7am and head to Savannah. A full day sail around Dafusky Island and up the Savannah river. Stay at the Savannah waterfront Rivers Street Market Place, arrive in time for dinner and spend the night..
4th day, wake up and explore Savannah for the day. Depart Savannah at 4pm for Charleston for an over night at sea where we take turns on a rotating 3 hour night shift until morning.
5th day, Arrive in Charleston around noon, have lunch on the way or go ashore to the Marina "Variety Store" for an excellent lunch.
All times are not exact as winds ultimately dictate how fast we go and what direction. You would not have to stay strictly to this schedule especially if weather becomes and issue and it becomes dangerous to go offshore for a day. Marina's are an option but anchoring off a deserted island is completely acceptable too.
Extended Sailing Excursion Pricing
- 2 Day Bohicket Trip
- 8 hours each way, overnight at the Marina
- 4 guests Max
- Experience the yachting world
- Term Charter Rates
- Travel anywhere you wish
- 2 guests best, 4 gets a little tight
- Learn how to sail and operate the boat
*Charter fee does not inlcude 18% gratuity, food (don't forget the captain), dockage or fuel.
Fuel only charged on Term Charters and based on actual cost.
Dockage at marinas can range from $75-$120 per night and includes water and electricity.
Bahamas cruising permit cost $300 and is not included in the term charter pricing.
"...as the day wore on I watched the birds all flying in one direction, and said, "Land lies there."
- Joshua Slocum - the first man to sail single-handedly around the world in 1895.