Extended Sailing Adventures
We can accommodate your sailing needs whether you wish to sail around the harbor or a more involved trip to Bohicket marina near Kiawah on Seabrook Island Extended sailing is not for everyone as we do sail offshore for long periods of time, but if you are looking for the adventure of a lifetime, an extended sailing adventure with overnight 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. We can usually fit in a trip during Monday through Thursday during the summer, weekends can be had more easily in the off season.
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 on at least one leg. We usually arrive just as the sun sets and in time for dinner at one of the great restaurants.
We have two choices to get to Bohicket, we plan ahead based on prevailing winds and try and pick the offshore leg with a favorable winds (downwind sailing). Sailing downwind offshore is the most comfortable, we want you to be happy and enjoy yourself. If the winds are strong and we have to sail directly into it you would be wishing you were back on dry land. We then choose to motor the intra coastal and sail back offshore down wind.
Motoring the intra coastal is pretty amazing. You get to see what 99% of people never experience, the raw beauty of untouched lands and also the incredible homes built along the water way. The inland trip takes approximately 5 hours or so depending on currents.
The complete loop covers about 65 miles of waterway and open ocean sailing. An experience to remember and a taste of what cruising on a sailboat is all about.
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 30-45 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.
Extended Sailing Excursion Pricing
- 2 Day Bohicket Trip
- 6-8 hours each way, overnight at the Marina
- 4 guests Max
- Experience the yachting lifestyle
* We add a base gratuity off the entire charter cost of 16%. Customary gratuities range from 18-20% so feel free to tip out the crew additionally if you had an exceptional time. The crews income is based off tips alone.
Dockage at Bohicket marina is $120 per night and includes water and electricity. Charter guest is responsible to pay this fee.
"...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.