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Williamsburg Charter Sails

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Enjoy the Zen experience of a private yacht that is safe, clean and easy to sail. Take the wheel or bring a bottle of wine. Up to six people sail the York River for three hours to see the scenery and learn a short history of the Battle of Yorktown...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Riverwalk Landing, York River Yacht Haven, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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+1 757-876-8654
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

During our Spring Vacation to Williamsburg this year we decided we would shift gears a little and charter a sailing tour with Capt Bill. In hindsight it was the best decision of the week. While it was a chilly day and not the sunniest, the...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Capt. Bill was very informative and the boat was beautiful. We learned so much about the history of Yorktown. We won this trip at a live auction for a local charity. The trip was to include up to 6 people with beer and water provided....More

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CaptBill105, Manager at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2015

Point taken about the dog. I think we were all surprised, but she got the hang of the boat quickly. The FAQ stipulates to bottled water and ice but not beer. The confirmation letter encourages crew to bring their own beer or wine, so that...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Requested and got a lesson while enjoying a wonderful many mile-covered 3-hour sail. Enjoyed the time; talked; asked questions; and got demonstrations. It was a day just prior to a front passage with lots of wind and some delightful heeling under close-hauled runs. I asked...More

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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much, Roland.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Capt. Bill was a true professional who made everyone feel comfortable, safe and secure while teaching a bit of sailing infused with his history cruise package. Capt. Bill was the perfect example of the hospitality found within the sailing community. This day was much needed....More

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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much, Kevin.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We greatly enjoyed our sailing trip on the York River. Bill was a knowledgeable and personable captain, and offered both saing advice and historical narrative about the battles of Yorktown during the three hour tour.

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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much, Ben.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capt Bill took such great care of my three boys. Every detail was attended to, and he taught them not only about the local history, but also how to sail! He instinctively knew what each boy needed, and provided it. He's got to be the...More

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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Tripp.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of a "Best of Virginia Tour" that we planned for Sailing friends of ours from Michigan, we scheduled a private charter with Williamsburg Charter Sails. Bill O'Donovan gave us 3 hours of fun, wonderful sailing, and a nice bit of history. The experience...More

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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Diana.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing time sailing for my husband birthday. Bill is an amazing captain. He’s very knowledgeable, comical and patient. The boat was clean and in good condition.

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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Erica.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Bill did a great job. This was our first time sailing and he explained everything we needed to know in a manner we could understand. He even let us drive the ship and explained the best way to do so. I would recommend this...More

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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Daniel.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on an afternoon sail with a party of six, ages 9 to 78. Even though the wind did not always cooperate, Captain Bill turned this into a rather memorable experience for our kids and taught them the first basics of sailing, they both...More

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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Matthias.

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

What a fun experience! It was my first time sailing and Capt Bill was so welcoming and easy going. If you want to have a blast and not expend much effort this is what you need in your life. Loved it <3

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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Carla.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Capt Bill is a great skipper and very knowledgeable on local history. Sailing was very enjoyable and wife loved the boat and river cruise. Would Highly recommend if in area that time to book this adventurer. Capt Bill will even give sailing tips and explain...More

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CaptBill105, Owner at Williamsburg Charter Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Mike & Janet.

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Leslie S
31 May 2018|
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Response from Bill O | Property representative |
Good point. Thanks
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646duraiv
5 April 2017|
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Response from CaptBill105 | Property representative |
HI, we have openings from April 10 to 14 depending on how many are sailing.
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Beth197013
5 February 2017|
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Response from CaptBill105 | Property representative |
Alas, the US Coast Guard limits me to six people at a time. We can take six instead of seven, or four on one trip and three on another , or any other permutation. Sails depart at 11 am and 2:30, lasting 3 hours. Couples of... More
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