A great choice for charter sailing
Since the early 1700’s, the Zuill family has been deeply involved in shipping and ocean voyaging in Bermuda. And now, Captain Caleb Zuill, continues with this deep rooted family heritage offering island's one of the finest charter sailing options. He operates "Shekynah", a 51ft Morgan charter sail boat large enough to accommodate 25 passengers quite comfortably. Since they do only private chartering, the tours are designed carefully and with a lot of flexibility in mind.
And this single-hull vessel is special. Why? Because when you are chartering a boat in Bermuda, you really want to venture out to some special places, particularly to the shallows where you can see some spectacular marine life and corals. While some of the other boats may struggle, "Shekynah" can easily make it as it has a very shallow keel - only 5 1/2 feet in depth.
The boat is fully equipped with snorkel gears. So you have the option to snorkel at your will and in some of the best snorkeling areas that Bermuda has to offer. You can also ask for other water-sport activities like parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving and so on.
The boat has plenty of deck space for sun lovers. Well if you prefer the shades, it also has a large bimini cover to protect up to ten persons. She carries two large coolers packed with ice, sodas, beer and rum swizzle. There is refrigeration in the galley, two toilets are fitted on the deck and a fresh water shower. There are iPod connections and satellite radio on board.
They also play great audio music at times. Caleb also talks about the places you pass by and about the island, its people and history in general.
If snorkeling and swimming is not of much interest to you, the boat is at her best under sail, with plenty of canvas to make headway even in the slightest breeze. You can also charter the boat for an excellent breakfast or lunch cruise. You can either bring in your own food or they can organize a nice catering for you at a reasonable rate.
Update May 2017: Sail Bermuda has recently acquired Wyuna, a 47ft catamaran originally built in 2005. It has a capacity of 35 persons and has great features including 3 bathrooms, music system, enough deck space, refrigerator, ice maker and so on.
Indicative charter rates
3 hour (up to 6 persons): $600
4 hour (up to 6 persons): $800
5 hour (up to 6 persons): $1000
6 hour (up to 6 persons): $1200
$25 for each additional person, $150 for each additional hour. $50 for West End (dockyard) departures.
For the first 12 persons:
$25 per person after the first 12
Address: 71 Harbor Road, Paget Parish, Bermuda.
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