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Williamsburg Charter Sails

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Few people get out on the water these days, and fewer still get to sail a modern sailboat. Here is the single-most unique activity in Williamsburg, where guests get to run the helm or just relax on the water. They get to enjoy an optional talk on the two battles that ended the American Revolutionary War. Sometimes they get to see US Navy ships transiting Yorktown.

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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
6 days ago
Belated thanks for a wonderful 3 hours steering your sailboat last week --the most relaxing time I have had for years. And thanks for the great pics and sailing basics.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 6, 2022
This was a beautiful experience. I surprised my wife on our first anniversary with this, and it went far better than expected, we had an incredible time. Capt Bill was quite personable and knowledgeable; he will teach as much or as little as you ask. Likewise, you could help sail or not, as you choose. I got to spend a great deal of time at the helm and had my very first experience ever hoisting and sailing under a spinnaker! He took advantage of the attractions of the day, including the bridge opening, the incoming destroyer headed to Yorktown, and so much else. 6 stars.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 13, 2022
While most people would have thought we were crazy to go sailing on a cloudy and windy day, it was actually a great day to be out on the water with the sails up and surfing through the waves. Captain Bill had his Hunter 32 set up for a safe sail with all handling of the lines from the cockpit. My friend Cheryl and I took turns at the helm but he relieved us when it was time for lunch. We enjoyed hearing the history of the area as he pointed out unique landmarks. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned sailor, you are sure to enjoy this sailing experience. I strongly recommend booking a sailing trip with Williamsburg Charter Sails.
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About This Deal


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. OPTIONAL: 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.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Capt. Bill will meet you at the marina with a mask, removing it once we board the boat. He will ask the standard three Covid questions about symptoms, recent contacts, foreign travel. We provide free masks for those who want one, and we practice social distancing. We have hand sanitizer onboard.
  • 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.

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 - 7/21/2023
Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 02:00 PM02:30 PM - 05:30 PM

3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Williamsburg Charter Sails in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

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  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates.
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