Choose from Four Options
- $52 for a two-hour introductory sailing cruise on a luxury yacht for one ($189 value)
- $104 for a two-hour introductory sailing cruise on a luxury yacht for two ($295 value)
- $209 for a two-hour introductory sailing cruise on a luxury yacht for four ($590 value)
- $283 for a private three-hour introductory sailing cruise for up to six on a luxury yacht ($595 value)
Setting sail from Watergate Yachting Center, Sail Ventures’ US Coast Guard–licensed staff maneuver fully equipped 34- to 40-foot luxury sailing yachts during two-hour cruises on Galveston Bay. Each vessel features air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and full bathroom. They whisk guests past dolphins, the ship channel, and the boardwalk while expounding knowledge of the Port of Houston and providing customers with an opportunity to learn more about sailing, including how to raise the sails and steer the boat. All of the family-friendly cruises are BYOB and customers are encouraged to bring snacks to enjoy throughout the journey. Weekday journeys are available at any time of the day, and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday departures take place in the morning or at noon.
Members of Sail Ventures take turns cruising in a fleet of new or late-model Jeanneau and Beneteau sailboats. The system, known as fractional yachting, teams up members who share their luxury vessels on a monthly basis. A rigorous training program ensures sailors are seaworthy, and the club picks up maintenance, slip fees, and other costs. Sail Ventures also hosts special membership events throughout the year, such as regattas, boat christenings, and boat-show parties.