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  • star rating  We had 6 of us, my wife and I and our 4 kids ages 18,17,13,and 10. We all had a great time it was very relaxing on the water... read more

    Dustin V
    August 20, 2023

    star rating  Family Fun Sailing on the York River - Our family of four enjoyed our time out on the water sailing with Capt. Bill. We learned about steering the boat and each us were given the opportunity to take... read more

    August 15, 2023

    star rating  Great time! - We were out in Williamsburg for our anniversary and decided to do a sail! Captain Bill was very nice and knowledgeable. He let us get involved- My husband helped with... read more

    August 15, 2023
  • star rating  Sailing with Dolphins - What an awesome day with Captain Bill of Williamsburg Charter Sails. Our family enjoyed sailing the York River as my dad did growing up. It was a beautiful day to... read more

    Amy H
    August 14, 2023

    star rating  Excellent experience! - The captain was very knowledgeable about the history surrounding the river and the sea. He provides visuals and markers along the way. You can relax and enjoy the view and... read more

    August 11, 2023

    star rating  A great day on the water. - Captain Bill was amazing in that he allowed us to sail his boat and had numerous stories of Navy ships that docked near the bridge. He was also encouraging... read more

    August 10, 2023
  • star rating  Bill is a great host and sailing captain. He welcomed us aboard and made us feel at home, allowing three of us to do most of the steering at... read more

    August 9, 2023

    star rating  Great experience! - What a great day on the water! Captain Bill made us feel at ease as first-time sailors and allowed us to take the wheel for most of the trip. He... read more

    August 8, 2023

    star rating  Enjoy a few hours at the speed of the wind - If you have been dreaming of turning off your phone for three hours, slowing down, taking a deep breath, and being present with friends and nature. Sailing with Captain... read more

    August 7, 2023
  • star rating  Great Experience - During our recent visit to Williamsburg we scheduled a 3 hour sailing tour of the York River with Captain Bill. It was a wonderful experience. Beautiful day for... read more

    August 6, 2023

    star rating  Skittles - We had a very nice day sailing with you and the Dolphins. Bill is very knowledgeable and friendly. We would recommend this trip to anyone..

    August 5, 2023

    star rating  Fun for the whole family! - We were recently in town to visit my folks in VA, and the group of us (including my 3 teen daughters and elderly parents) decided to try a sailing lesson... read more

    August 2, 2023
  • star rating  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

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    December 23, 2022

    star rating  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

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    November 13, 2022

    star rating  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

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    November 9, 2022
  • star rating  Sailing Adventure - We had a lovely time. Capt. Bill was a great guide and my husband thoroughly enjoyed sailing the boat.

    October 29, 2022

    star rating  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

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    October 29, 2022

    star rating  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

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    October 24, 2022
  • star rating  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

    Pam M
    October 24, 2022

    star rating  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

    Jennifer P
    October 24, 2022

    star rating  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

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    October 23, 2022
  • star rating  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

    October 21, 2022

    star rating  I surprised my husband with a day of sailing as he missed it so much. Captain Bill was the type of person who genuinely cared about your experience. He was... read more

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    October 19, 2022

    star rating  We had a wonderful historical sail of the York River with our Adult son and Nephew on their visit here from Texas. Bill O’Donovan offers a special trip! We even... read more

    October 15, 2022
  • star rating  What better way to spend a beautiful September afternoon than sailing on a 32' sail boat with Captain Bill? My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 hr cruise on... read more

    October 6, 2022

    star rating  Sit back, relax, and feel the breeze. It’s an easy motor out to the York River, and the sails are up.
    If you’re looking for a laidback sail past... read more

    October 4, 2022

    star rating  Excellent experience out sailing on the York River near the Chesapeake Bay. Exceeded all expectations!

    October 3, 2022
  • star rating  Once again we had a memorable time with Capt. Bill. The boat is impeccably maintained, the Captain experienced and very knowledgeable of the area, and the conditions were most... read more

    October 1, 2022

    star rating  Captain Bill deserves the high marks - he was very flexible and understanding in helping accommodate an older family for a birthday sailing trip.

    September 28, 2022

    star rating  Our 3 hour sail with Captain Bill surpassed our expectations. My husband, being an experienced sailor, got to take the helm. Turns out Capt. Bill is not only... read more

    September 22, 2022