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Sail Yorktown Schedule and Rates

Sailing April 1 through early November


Daily Sailing Schedule:

11:00 am to 1:00 pm          $35 adults,  $20 children 12 and under

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm           $35 adults,  $20 children 12 and under

2 hour Sunset Sails           $35 per person (no children’s discount)        

     Sunset departure times:

April 1 – 15                                         5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

April 16 – May 31                               6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

June 1 – July 31                                 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

August 1 – 31                                     6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

September 1 – Sept. 20                     5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

September 21 – October 7                 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

October 8 – November 2                    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Beer, wine, and snacks are sold on board. Box lunches are available if purchased before 9am.

Groups of 20 or more receive a 10% discount off the regular per person admission on the public cruises.

Pirate Cruise Schedule:

Departs at 11:30am Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

(A 4:30pm sail will be added if the 11:30am sail fills up.)

May 24 to September 1

Saturdays only in September

$35 adults,  $20 children 12 and under

Advance purchase strongly recommended – sails often sell out!
Check availability and buy tickets online:

York River Sightseeing Day Sails    Yorktown Schooner Sunset Sails

To buy tickets by phone, call Zerve at (888) 316-6422 or (212) 209-3370 (int’l)     Check our full sailing calendar

Science Under Sail Cruises

On select dates this spring we will have a visiting scientist from the VA Institute of Marine Science aboard for our afternoon cruises.  The scientists will talk about their area of expertise and we may to some scientific sampling in the York River!  These cruises depart at 2pm and the price is $35 adults/$20 children.  Here are the dates and topics for 2014:

May 7: Diamondback Terrapins      Join Dr. Diane Tulipani of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science for a hands on look at the only turtles in the U.S. who live exclusively in the estuary.

May 14: Drifters and Jellies      Professor Dr. Deb Steinberg of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will use zooplankton netted from the York River to discuss the wonderful variety of Bay “drifters” and the important role these creatures play in marine ecology and food webs.

May 21: Fishes near and far      Graduate student Mark Stratton of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will cast a net to see what’s swimming beneath the Alliance. A “show and tell” of preserved fishes from places near and far will be shared by VIMS’ Collections Manager Sarah Huber. You’ll also learn how fish are preserved and catalogued.

May 28:  Gliders      Team up with Dr. Donglai Gong of VIMS to learn about underwater gliders and how scientists are using this exciting technology.


Serenity Private Charters

Serenity can carry up to 24 passengers and is perfect for a family gathering, graduation party or any special event with a smaller group.

Alliance Private Charters

Alliance can carry up to 49 guests for private charters.

Check our Private Charters page for rates and information.

To book a private charter call 757-639-1233 or email

Yorktown Sailing Charters,  P.O. Box 238, Yorktown,  VA   23690

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