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  • star rating  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

    June 25, 2022

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon sail with Captain Bill on Sunday. He provides a really great introduction to the sport.

    June 22, 2022

    star rating  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

    Elizabeth W
    June 21, 2022
  • star rating  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

    June 21, 2022

    star rating  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

    June 19, 2022

    star rating  Captain Bill was amazing! His knowledge, history, experience and safety protocols were impressive and very much appreciated! Lori B. and I are looking forward to the next sail already!

    June 15, 2022
  • star rating  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

    June 12, 2022

    star rating  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

    June 11, 2022

    star rating  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

    June 8, 2022
  • star rating  Thank you so much for a fantastic sail. We thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing adventure on a beautiful day with fun passengers & an awesome Captain!!
    Thanks for the pictures.

    June 8, 2022

    star rating  Great opportunity to set sail on the river and chill. Captain Bill taught us how to catch wind in the sails and pretty much let us handle the vessel... read more

    June 6, 2022

    star rating  We had a great time sailing with Captain Bill! We all got a turn at the helm, then had time to relax while he took the wheel again. Would recommend... read more

    June 6, 2022
  • star rating  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... read more

    June 6, 2022

    star rating  This was one of the highlights of our week-long trip to the Williamsburg, VA area! My family opted to set sail with Captain Bill because my kids are too old... read more

    May 27, 2022

    star rating  This was a wonderful surprise birthday gift! Bill invited us to take the helm, help with sails while he pointed out points of interest on the beautiful, wide York River.

    May 22, 2022
  • star rating  Captain Bill provided a great sailing experience along with educational nuggets about the Yorktown area. A very capable and knowledgeable captain who took good care of his “crew”. Recommend you... read more

    May 14, 2022

    star rating  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... read more

    May 13, 2022

    star rating  We loved our cruise. Wish we could have stayed longer and done two back to back! Captain Bill was very knowledgeable and the boat was beautiful! Definitely recommended!

    May 12, 2022
  • star rating  Our three hours sailing with Captain Bill was the highlight of our vacation, something we will never forget. Really the best way to see Tidewater.

    May 7, 2022

    star rating  We had a wonderful time on this sail. Captain Bill was pleasant and knowledgeable about sailing and the river. The boat was immaculate.

    May 3, 2022

    star rating  Captain Bill offered a unique hands-on sailing experience on the York River during our trip on 4/28/22 afternoon cruise. The variable winds and the air temperature were brisk which kept... read more

    April 29, 2022
  • star rating  Captain Bill provided us with an excellent sailing experience. We had a wonderful time. I and my husband really enjoyed the teaching of how to steer the helm and the... read more

    April 26, 2022

    star rating  Great way for a family to spend 3 hours relaxing on the water taking in the sites. Bill knows his sailing and area history. He was a lot of fun... read more

    April 25, 2022

    star rating  I am a former sailboat owner. Williamsburg Charter Sails owned and operated by
    William ODonnell is a a first rate boat owner and operator. We sailed in light rain,... read more

    April 21, 2022
  • star rating  We booked the charter to celebrate my brother's birthday while he and his wife were here visiting us in Williamsburg. We could not have asked for a better experience!... read more

    April 18, 2022

    star rating  This was an amazing adventure with my husband and friends that I strongly recommend for couples looking for a relaxing and entertaining excursion. Captain Bill shared the history of significant... read more

    April 15, 2022

    star rating  This was so fun! We sailed for 3 hours on the York River. It was just my husband and I along with another couple. Bill was very informative. Everyone who... read more

    April 9, 2022
  • star rating  It was amazing experience. Captain bill was very nice, knowledgeable, polite man. He was amazing from booking the trip to the next day of sending us pictures. ... read more

    April 5, 2022

    star rating  My family and I had a wonderful time out on the water with Captain Bill. I recommend to anyone looking for some family fun or a romantic date. ... read more

    Jacob H
    March 15, 2022

    star rating  Capt Bill took me and my date out for a sail on the river and it couldn't have been any better! Capt Bill is extremely friendly, responsive, and he possesses... read more

    November 7, 2021