Charters


When not conducting our programs and lessons, our boat and USCG Captain are available for day, evening and overnight charters. We make these available Monday through Saturday.

This is a great way to experience sailing and cruising on the Chesapeake Bay while someone else does all the work! Consider a sail with us to celebrate an event such as a birthday, anniversary or engagement.

A typical charter begins in Baltimore Harbor, setting sails and sailing out around Fort McHenry into the Patpsco River.

Rate: A two-hour private sail for up to six passengers is $300 (gratuity not included).

Contact us to schedule your adventure!


 

Frequently Asked Questions:


1) Where is the boat located?
2) How safe is a charter with SeaAffinity?
3) Do I have to wear a life jacket?
4) When are charters available?
5) Can I add additional time to my charter?
6) Can I bring more than six people?
7) Can I learn to sail during my charter?
8) Can I bring food and beverages?
9) What if it rains during my charter?
10) What is the boat like?
11) How much should I tip?




Q.1) Where is the boat located?
 A. SeaAffinity works out of the waterfront at Tindeco Wharf - 2809 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224. We are right along the brick promade by The Dockside Grill. Our Contact Us page has a map as well as parking suggestions. (back to FAQs)

Q.2) How safe is a charter with SeaAffinity?
 A. While any on-the-water, or even outdoor, activity has some degree of risk, we have taken every precaution available to reduce those risks. Condor, our 36’ sailing vessel goes through an annual U. S. Coast Guard safety examination. Condor consistently exceeds the USCG safety requirements. (back to FAQs)

Q.3) Do I have to wear a life jacket?
 A. The U. S. Coast Guard requires us to have one type I life jacket for each person on board (we have both adult and child sizes). These are big, bulky and uncomfortable and are not required to be worn unless we have an emergency (but very comfortable if they are keeping you from drowning). We do, however, have lightweight, automatic inflating life jackets that you are welcome wear.(back to FAQs)

Q.4) When are charters available?
 A. Condor, her captain and her crew are available for charters when we are not running other programs. That means we typically are available in the evening and on weekends. Evening availability is typically from 4 PM– 8 PM and weekends from 10 AM – 8 PM. Additional times may be available; just ask us.(back to FAQs)

Q.5) Can I add additional time to my charter?
 A. Additional time can be added to your charter at the rate of $100 per hour. This should be done at the time of booking. If we don’t have another charter booked after yours, you are welcome to add more time to your charter.(back to FAQs)

Q.6) Can I bring more than six people?
 A. We would like to be able to say yes, but unfortunately we can’t. While our captain holds a Merchant Mariner Master’s License, Condor is documented with the USCG as an Uninspected Passenger Vessel, limiting her to carry only six passengers. (back to FAQs)

Q.7) Can I learn to sail during my charter?
 A. You are welcome to do as much, or as little, as you want during your charter. Our captain is a US Sailing Certified Master Instructor Trainer and is extremely capable of teaching you what you want to learn and will gladly share what time allows. Maybe you will consider taking a formal lesson from us too.(back to FAQs)

Q.8) Can I bring food and beverages?
 A. You are welcome to bring food and drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic (assuming you are at least 21). We ask that you drink responsibly. Our crew will be glad to open a bottle for you and serve whatever food and beverages you bring. We can even provide plastic cups for you if you need them.(back to FAQs)

Q.9) What if it rains during my charter?
 A. Condor is equipped with a bimini cover that can help keep both sun and light rain off of you. Your safety and enjoyment is important to us. We monitor the forecast and radar. If light or scattered rain is predicted, we will run the charter. If we have heavy rain or thunderstorms, we will work with you to reschedule your charter.(back to FAQs)

Q.10) What is the boat like?
 A. Condor is a Sabre 36. She is 36' long and about 11.5' wide. She has about 3 tons of lead keel to keep her steady (though she will lean over a little in gust because she likes to move). She sails well under just the mainsail, which makes it comfortable for our guests. She has full accommodations down below deck including head (bathroom), refrigerator, stove, and sleeping for seven. To get a better idea of her room and good looks, check out this Save the Date" photo shoot by Brins' Image. (back to FAQs)

Q.11) How much should I tip?
 A. Our goal is to provide a pleasant experience for you because we love to share our passion for sailing. If we do that, it is appropriate to provide a gratuity as you would any other server. Your gratuity will be evenly divided between Captain and crew. (back to FAQs)