Charters Information

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Sailing On SaleMonday thru Thursday afternoons and evenings.
Joyride Charters offers afternoon and sunset sails (approx. 2.5 hours long)
$440 for the first 4 people.  $85 each add’l person.
  (Weekend prices slightly higher)
Includes unlimited bottled water and soda.
To secure your reservation you must call or email Captain Joy, then make your deposit online.
Great for a special event or celebration or simply enjoy a unique sunset.
Bad weather?  No worries, your deposit is fully refundable!

Enjoy a unique sailing experience aboard Pure Joy.
Pure Joy is the perfect place to unwind, relax and let the coast go by.
For an extra fee,  Joy Ride Charters would be happy to provide food and beverages.  (Please, no red wine)

Captain Joy for hire to deliver your vessel

Lessons – Sail and Power
Captain Joy offers private lessons or group lessons tailored to your specific needs.  If you want more than the small day sailing boats which most sailing organizations offer, give Joyride Charters a call.  Sailing lessons on a larger vessel is sure to build confidence and awareness to what it takes to not only sail but perhaps one day own a vessel of your own – power or sail.

New Boat Owner
If you are a new boat owner and want to up your comfort level on docking, maneuvering, learning to use your electronics such as GPS, Captain Joy will tailor lessons for you on your boat in your specific situation.  Build that muscle of comfort on your own boat.  You won’t be disappointed!

First Mate
Do you often sail with your better half who has absolutely no knowledge of what to do if you fell overboard?  Does your spouse feel you’re not patient enough to teach her without yelling (even a little)?   Joy can give private lessons to your spouse with or without you aboard. Sometimes it’s easier to listen to instruction from someone else.

Docking Lessons On Your Boat
Whether you’ve just bought the boat of your dreams or want to build your confidence in docking your vessel.  Joy can assist you in assessing your situation and how to overcome your fear of handling your boat.

“Having recently upgraded to a 35-foot sailboat, I was looking for someone to help me gain the confidence I needed to handle a larger vessel. A series of private lessons with Joy offered invaluable instruction in motoring, docking, anchoring, and sail handling on a larger keel boat. Joy was a knowledgeable, patient and excellent teacher who quickly brought me to a point where I now feel comfortable sailing with my family and handling the boat efficiently and, most importantly, safely!” Chris S.

Scattering Ashes

The desire to spread or scatter the ashes of a loved one upon the waters of Long Island Sound is an increasingly popular choice. Many of our clients have chosen this method of final placement of the ashes for various reasons to include love of nature, The Westbrook Islands and area and the sea.

We offer two options:

Unattended; We provide a respectful, dignified sea scattering service 3 miles from Duck Island. a minimum distance of 3 miles as required by US Code (40CFR229.1). Following the scattering, we will place flowers on the water to mark the spot and photograph the location for you. $300

Attended; We will bring you to a location 3 miles off shore for the ceremony.  This ceremony can be tailored to meet your needs including music. Please ask us how we can help meet your needs. $500 with up to 6 passengers.

Weather permitting.  Our apologies, we do not have wheel chair access to our vessel.

Call Joy today.  Let’s talk about your needs.
Bad weather?  No worries, your deposit is fully refundable!

Private escorted charters in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands,

Grenadines and now Cuba.

Secure your charter or lesson here with a $100 deposit.

Balance of your charter must be paid in cash or paid through Paypal online.
Thank you!

Tipping 10-20% is customary and appreciated.

Please, no red wine, black soled shoes or heels!

If you have never sailed before, this is your opportunity to learn. Before departing, we offer a short briefing on the basics of sailing. The rest of the day can be as interactive as you choose it to be. For the less energetic, this is a day to just lie back on one of the many cushions or the deck. There is simply not a better way to take in the sun, sip an ice-cold beverage, and enjoy the sounds of the sea punctuated by the song of the wind and the billowing sails. Before you cast off on your next sailing adventure, be sure to take a quick lesson on how to “talk like a sailor” at our Sailing Terminology page.

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