Saturday Afternoon Public Sails
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Our 2020 sailing season has been cancelled. Stay tuned for new dates.
Nathan remains tied up at her dock in Cambridge as the captains, crew and volunteers obey all current emergency health directives. We sincerely wish continued health to our volunteers and to the public who sail with us in happier times.
Once the current emergency health measures and pandemic subsides and we reach the new normal and it is safe for us to be together again, we will restart with the 2021 sailing season. Our normal season starts with up-rigging and shakedown cruises as well as crew refresher and new volunteer training. Once we are prepared, we start our public sail schedule and accept new charters in May.
Until then, stay tuned for updates and come sail with us once we are all safe and healthy again. Time on the water is excellent therapy and a great relief for the stress we all feel during this current health crisis.
Nathan usually sails from May through October. Each sail is two hours long and generally includes an oyster dredging demonstration. Sails are unique depending on wind, weather, captain and crew. Advance reservations are recommended and accepted ONLINE, until midnight of the day before the sail. We carry up to 20 passengers per trip and the boat leaves the dock promptly on schedule.
During the hottest summer Saturdays we sail from 10:00 to 12:00 noon to escape the hottest part of the day. Check the booking page for details and dates when we sail earlier in the day!
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Last Minute, Day-of-Sail Reservations
Call 410-228-7141 before 11am. We'll let you know of any remaining spaces. You can pay at the dock by cash or check only.
Sails are subject to cancellation due to weather and unforeseen conditions. A full refund will be made if the sail is canceled by the Dorchester Skipjack Committee due to weather or other circumstances.
You may cancel your reservations for refund up to three days in advance of sailing date. A credit for the amount of your payment, less a $5 processing fee, will be issued to your credit card. No refunds will be issued for reservations canceled less than three days prior to sailing date.
Cancellations may be made and refunds requested by calling the Dorchester Skipjack Committee at 410-228-7141, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Sails for 2020 have been cancelled. They will resume in 2021
We offer several special sails during our sailing season.
Celebrate with that special someone while enjoying a spectacular sunset on the Choptank River. Light fare and non-alcoholic beverages are included. You can also bring along your own alcoholic beverages.
Limited availability – $75.00 per person. Click on any of the links to book passage on a special sailing adventure!
Seats go fast! Book early for these special sunset sails!
Celebrate Chesapeake Style!
Create Your Custom Charter
Make that special celebration even more memorable with a sail aboard a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack. Groups of up to 20 may charter the Nathan for any occasion, seven days a week, from late April through early November.
Food, Drink, Docents & Ministers
Bring your own food and beverages to make the event even more enjoyable. We can provide a trained docent at no extra charge to add an educational dimension to your excursion. Ordained ministers can be arranged for onboard weddings. More information on sailing with us can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Educational trips for school groups and team-building sails for business groups are also available.