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What to Expect

1. You'll learn to sail in 10 minutes. From there you'll learned the details of how to build speed, how to "see the wind" and how to turn the boat safely.
2. In two 20-minute talks, you'll learn how the French fleet came to defeat the British at the 1781 Battle of the Capes and how that led to the successful artillery Siege at Yorktown.
3. Special Events include sunset engagement and wedding ceremonies. Call for details.
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Important Information
Departure Point
York River Yacht Haven, 8109 Yacht Haven Rd, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, USA
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

10/28/2019 - 2/7/2021Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 08:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • As part of learning to sail, you get to run the helm (wheel) and to turn the sails as we tack back and forth. During the history tour, you get to see famous works of art which will then be sent to you
  • Lunch - Bring your own boxed lunch and beverages. Bottled water provided.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • ADA accessible with 24-hour notice.
  • Shade and padded seat provided.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


About the operator

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By: Williamsburg Charter Sails
430 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Stanardsville, Virginia
This sailing trip we had planned. Had some family issues come up and kept changing the date multiple times. Bill
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A great way to spend the day
My wife and I spent the most wonderful three hours sailing with Capt Bill. The weather was great, his boat was in
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Williamsburg, Virginia
A different view
Most people coming to the Historic Triangle hit all the big tourist destinations but fail to realize the entire
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Annapolis, Maryland
An easy, breezy experience
Captain Bill took us on an amazing sailboat ride, but that wasn’t all. He taught us the basics of sailing, such as
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Made some newlyweds happy!
I got the pleasure of giving a day sail as a wedding gift to some friends who were honeymooning in Williamsburg.
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Wonderful time on the waters
We had an excellent time on Williamsburg Charter Sails. The weather and experience were top notch. The sailboat is
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dml L
Great sailing experience
Really enjoyed the sailing! Comfortable nice boat and the captain allowed us to sail and he took pictures .
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Williamburg Charter Sails
My friends and I had a great time sailing for my birthday! Captain Bill was awesome!! Would highly recommend
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sail boating experience
captian Bill was awesome ! learned alot hands on & enjoyed sailing the York river. wonderful day ! thanks again.
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Fantastic experience
What a fabulous day on the river! My wife and I had no idea what to expect and we were blown away by the
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Doug F
Wellington, New Zealand
Birthday Fun
Captain Bill was professional, informative, and accommodating. The boat was perfect for everyone. Would highly
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Goshen, Indiana
Awesome Sailing Experience
Nice sailboat! Great fun! Captain Bill safely offers a great balance between hands on activities, sailing
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Bob G
Exceeded all expectations!
We thoroughly enjoyed our sail on the York River! Captain Bill was a delightful host, very generous in sharing
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Iva V
Awesome -- sailing at its finest
Captain Bill took us out on the York River. We immediately saw a pod of dolphins that swam with us for a bit.
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
Sailing with Capt. Bill
My husband and I had a great time. The boat was beautiful, and the tour was semi private which is exactly what we
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