Although I can say with all honesty that growing up sailing BlueJays and sailfishes instilled a life-long love of the experience, the number of times since those salty years that... read more I’ve felt the tug of a sheet and flown with the wind has been less than I want to say. Captain Bill gives one the possibility to “ be there” again. His well maintained schooner is thrilling to sail. We hit a very gusty day, but he didn’t hesitate to let my son and me take the helm. His easy going, pleasant manner might trick one into thinking he’s not paying attention, but I knew he was never more than an skilled arm reach away from the anything going amiss.
Something different and special to do while visiting Williamsburg, Virginia.
June 25, 2022
- Elizabeth W
We had a wonderful experience with Captain Bill. He was very knowledgeable of the York river and its history as well as the history of the battle of Yorktown. Will... read more book this again when we return for another vacation
June 21, 2022
Wonderful sailing adventure on a pristine boat under the expert guidance of Capt. Bill. We received this experience as a Christmas gift from our son and daughter-in-law. It was a... read more wonderful, joyful afternoon both serene and exhilarating with wind changes and boat shifts. As novices we felt in good hands with the Captain who is very knowledgeable and experienced.
June 21, 2022
You can make sailing with Captain Bill what you want: A private time. A sailing lesson. Good invigorating conversation. Party time. Renew relationships. Or a time-out from the noise of... read more the news. No matter, the trip is memorable. For me, this time, it was a tonic, a moment for reflection and regaining peace of mind. An experience beyond simple sight-seeing.
June 19, 2022
Absolutely terrific experience. Captain Bill made us feel welcome and let me take the helm several times. For me the highlight was my second spell, when we had more wind... read more and we reached 12 knots! Captain Bill talked of the naval battle associated with the Battle of Yorktown and described points of interest. We shared the cockpit with three other adult passengers, congenial people. Will definitely do it again.
June 12, 2022
We (6 of us) had the best time sailing with Captain Bill. He was extremely accommodating telling us interesting things about the area and letting us do a lot... read more of the sailing of the boat -- a very nice boat at that. It was a special treat to launch and sail under the asymmetrical spinnaker. We had a GREAT day on the water.
June 11, 2022
My wife and I recently took our friends from Florida for a sailing excursion with Williamsburg Charter Sails. We had perfect weather for a beautiful day of sailing on the... read more York River. Captain Bill was friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional. My Florida friend is an avid sailor and Captain Bill let us pitch in and help sail the boat. We had a great time tacking, jibing and flying the spinnaker. The ladies had a very enjoyable and relaxing day on the water watching us work. Thank you, Captain Bill, for a very memorable day!
June 8, 2022