First of all, it was my wife’s birthday on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, November 29 so we called on November 28 not realizing that Bill had closed for the season... read more he was gracious enough to ask us where we were and being in Williamsburg that day he invited us to come out with him in the afternoon When we got there, it was just very relaxing and informal we were able to take our golden doodle with us who had never been on a boat Bill was great with him. He had the best time standing up on the boat looking over the side and everything, Bill is very knowledgeable I had a great time talking with him and my wife was on the steering wheel almost the whole trip, so Bill did the sails and instructed my wife who was terrific I helped a tiny bit She truly had an exceptional birthday one that we’ll remember the rest of her life strongly strongly recommend this to anybody looking to do something unique and learn some history and learn about sailing and everything else that Bill has an extensive knowledge of. Thanks Bill
December 23, 2022
This was our first time sailing and my soon-to-be 21-year-old son and I had an incredible sailing experience with Captain Bill. The water was calm and peaceful, and the weather... read more was immaculate for a November day! Captain Bill was nice, accommodating, friendly, and an excellent guide with his knowledge of the area and naval experience. I will definitely share my awesome experience with families and friends, but for those who look into a sailing excursion, I highly recommend Captain Bill. You won't be disappointed!
November 13, 2022
- Mona O
A sail with Williamsburg Charter Sails was a surprise for my husband’s birthday. The boat is a beautiful 32 footer that is kept in tip top shape. Captain Bill gave... read more us great historical tidbits regarding sites along the way as well as information about the river. He is a very gracious man who made the sail all the more interesting. It was a truly relaxing and fun afternoon.
Living locally, I’m not sure why we hadn’t sailed with Williamsburg Charter Sails before this, but we will definitely be back! Such a great way to spend a morning or afternoon!
November 9, 2022
My husband and I enjoy battlefields and history but wanted a slightly different way to experience the area than visiting a national park. Williamsburg Charter Sails was the perfect balance... read more between relaxing on a boat and learning about the navel battles that occurred during the Revolutionary War.
CPT Bill responded quickly to emails and provided great instructions for what to expect. We got a full three hours of sail time in with another couple and my husband got to steer the boat a bunch as we sailed (he was thrilled about that). There were complimentary photos sent the next day and I personalized email.
Make sure you eat something before you go. While water is provided and you can bring your own snacks/drinks, it can be a long trip if you are hungry.
October 29, 2022
We spent our 10th anniversary in Williamsburg and capped off our trip with a day of sailing. It was a gorgeous day, with both beautiful views and temperatures. We even... read more got to see a large pod of dolphins-- the most I have ever seen at once! Bill was a great host, and we highly recommend sailing with him.
October 24, 2022
- Pam M
Super Saturday Sailing - Captain Bill was a great historian. We took the afternoon historic sail. He was very infromative and entertaining. It was a great way to spend a fall... read more day sailing on the York River. We totally enjoyed our time with Captain Bill.
October 24, 2022
- Jennifer P
Wonderful Day Sail - Great Day Sail with Captain Bill. Very well organized trip, lovely boat and marina. We appreciated the updated weather forecast and the instructions received prior to departure. We enjoyed... read more a beautiful day on the York River, and plenty of practice at the helm.
October 24, 2022
What an incredible experience my wife and I had on our 32nd wedding anniversary. What a beautiful and extremely well maintained boat and Captain Bill was a very experienced and... read more knowledgeable sailor. We could not planned a better day on the river I even got to help raise the sails and we each had our try at the wheel. Not only did we have a awesome day sailing we learned a little too. If you are in the Williamsburg Virginia area I would suggest anyone give it a try.
October 23, 2022
Exceeded all expectations! - Our afternoon of sailing for my husband's birthday exceeded all expectations! Captain Bill was so easy to work with and communicative in scheduling from the start. Once we... read more got out on the water, his knowledge of both sailing, naval history, and the area made for a fascinating and delightful afternoon. We even got a surprise of seeing a naval warship pass through the Coleman Bridge. A perfect afternoon. Can't recommend highly enough for locals or visitors.
October 21, 2022