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Lessons / Services


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.


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.


Captain Joy Sherman is available to deliver your boat (sail or power) anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard.

Prices vary depending on duration and size of vessel.

Thanks Joy. It was an extreme pleasure. Memories that will last a lifetime.

Ray F.

Professional and competent. Total trust in Joy.

Bob S.

Joy came through for us!  Would highly recommend her for your delivery. She also provided instruction underway which was invaluable.

Geoff L.

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 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. $700 with up to 6 passengers.

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