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Sail Into An Annapolis Sunset

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Sail Into An Annapolis Sunset

70 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
boat ride

Sail Into An Annapolis Sunset

boat ride

Sail Into An Annapolis Sunset

70 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I welcome up to six guests on my classic yacht in the maritime neighborhood of Annapolis, known as Eastport. We meet at Pier Four Marina where you may use the shoreside restrooms and then board "Non Sea Quitter". After stowing your gear and a brief safety demonstration, we'll motor out into the harbor. You'll enjoy my stories and tales of the Bay, peppered with my wit and dry (or is it wet?) sense of humor .Sometimes we'll quickly raise sails and head toward the Chesapeake. Other times we may linger around the harbor under motor or cruise up the Severn Scenic River. Guests can sit back and relax, or take the wheel and raise sails as I point out and interpret items of interest. We'll see the busy boating activity, City Dock, the Naval Academy and may go up famed "Ego Alley". We might cruise by iconic Thomas Point Lighthouse , the Chesapeake Bay Bridges or go alongside massive cargo ships at anchor. We sail back as the sun sinks over the horizon and dock at dusk. ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS--join us as we watch the yacht races vying for first place with their colorful, billowing spinnakers !! Enjoy any of the nearby restaurants--and if you make reservations with me, you can stay aboard for the night or at my home-airbnb just a short walk away. Just come and enjoy my Bay--and yours too.

Your host

Learn more about Paul

Paul

My favorite childhood memories are of boating around Annapolis in the 1960's and 70' s as my family were members of a old, rustic, communal, waterfront club. I remain devoted to preserving, sharing and writing about our local history and environment. Although I've sailed from Maine to Florida, the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Sea of Cortez, Canada and Gulf of Mexico, the Chesapeake is my home. Sailing on and sharing the Bay with you on the boat I personally restored is a labor of love--a lifetime of love on the Chesapeake. As a native, journalist and lifelong environmental activist and professional (as well as sailor...) I welcome you aboard for a truly memorable evening on the Bay.

What's included

Drinks
We have cold filtered water. On board is a refrigerator and electric coffee pot.

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Where you'll be

Come see why Annapolis is known as The Sailing Capital of America and why Chesapeake Bay is known as the Land of Pleasant Living. Enjoy the exciting maritime neighborhood of Eastport and the busy harbor. You never know what we might see. Come on Weds. nights to see the colorful yacht races! Help me raise sails and steer or just watch the clouds roll by and relax.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend. All children under 14 must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (pfd), a.k.a. life jacket at all times on the dock and n the boat. They are provided if necessary but parents are SPECIFICALLY…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Hat or scarf

More tips

PLEASE READ AND HEED: You should be able to walk on a dock, step on and move around on the boat. Stay hydrated, limit alcohol and sun exposure. NO BOTTLES--SMALL SOFT COOLERS ONLY PLEASE. Rubber-soled shoes only, No heels, bare feet, heels, open-toed sandals or leather shoes. Please pack lightly.

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Sail Into An Annapolis Sunset
70 reviews
From $147/person
70 reviews
From $147/person