Charles Charters..."Our Yachts, Your Way"
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Please wear boat shoes or sneakers with non-marking treads and white soles.
There will be a shoe basket for those wishing to cruise barefoot and fancy-free.
Absolutely no high heels or black marking treads.
Some boats offer shoe cover-ups for those more comfortable & steady with shoes.
If you are a non-swimmer or not confident in staying afloat, please advise the Captain during the safety talk after boarding.
When you make your reservation please advise the approximate weight and sex of your children so the appropriate size is out.
Parents please assist the crew in fitting your children into the properly fitted PFD with all buckles & zippers closed.
Safety aboard is our priority along with ensuring a great, memorable experience.
FL State Law - Life vest must be worn for children under the age of 6
Atlantic & Keys - State waters extend to 3 nautical miles and Federal rules apply beyond the 3 miles & extend to 200 miles.
Gulf of Mexico - State waters extend to 9 nautical miles and Federal rules apply beyond the 9 miles & extend to 200 miles.
N.Y. State Law – Life vest must be worn for under 12 years age when underway, but can be removed in the enclosed salon or at anchor.
Are welcome but must wear a properly fitted life vest with handles.
We recommend you have them practice swimming while wearing the vest prior to the charter
USE OF FRONT STATEROOM:
All of your personal items can be conveniently placed in the front stateroom.
There is a private head with a shower and an outdoor swim platform shower.
The front stateroom door must remain open/un-locked due to escape hatch.
CAPTAIN’S TALK & TOAST:
After a brief tour aboard, there will be a short Captain’s talk that is given on the bow.
A complimentary glass of champagne will be poured for a toast while leaving the dock.
For those under age, a sparkling beverage is available.
Your stewardess will be taking photos throughout the charter that will be shared.
BYO cell phone charger and we recommend keeping phones safe in a basket in the covered aft deck
Complimentary soft drinks, sparkling/flat waters, coffee and tea will be provided.
You are welcome to BYOB and mixers that your stewardess will happily serve.
No need to bring a cumbersome heavy cooler, just use our large electric cooler.
We have ample refrigerators, freezers & multiple ice-makers with acrylic stemware.
Sorry, no red wine allowed due to staining, but Rose is fine.
Your meal will be served on a linen seascape table decorated with mariner compass yacht designer dishes, with gold embedded utensils and linen napkins.
No need to bring any paper or plastic serving items.
Please convey to the Captain if you have any allergies or medical conditions.
MUSIC & DÉCOR:
We live u to our theme, “Our Yacht, Your Way” & encourage you to set the ambience.
We can easily connect your phone over our surround sound system inside and out.
We encourage decorating with balloons & a banner to personalize your celebration.
Cigarettes & cigars are allowed only on the aft deck with an ashtray.
Use of any marijuana products or recreational drugs are illegal & will end the charter
Sit in the covered aft round-table 6 chairs that are cushioned, rock and swivel.
The oversized bridge is covered and has a double bed sun pad for napping, a table and lots of bench seating for the whole group.
Feel free to retreat to the air-conditioned salon &/or forward stateroom.
Sun worshippers can bathe in the sun on the bow King bed cushions.
No need to bring beach towels aboard, we have plenty.
Please place the towel on top cushions due to sunscreen staining.
When on the bow in transit hold onto light articles such as towels, hats and clothing because they will blow off.
No worries about seasickness because you will be cruising calm protected water ways in both FL & The Hamptons.
If someone is prone to motion sickness you can purchase non-prescription magnetic bracelets at the drug store.
We ave very fortunate to utilize the Intracoastal, the Gulf of Mexico, Three Mile Harbor, Gardiner’s Bay & the protected Peconic.
The Captain will happily share his yachting knowledge with any interested guests
He is known to share his hat for a photo shoot while sitting at the helm.
OPTIMAL TIME FOR A SUNSET CRUISE IS FULL MOON
2021 DAY FULL MOON NAME
January 8 Ice Moon
February 27 Snow Moon
March 28 Worm Moon
April 26 Pink Supermoon - 17% bigger & 30% brighter than the faintest moon of the year
May 26 Flower Supermoon - Total Lunar Eclipse 7:19 am for 15 minutes when moon & sun opposite sides of earth
June 24 Strawberry Supermoon & Summer Solstice June 20th. at 11:32 pm
July 23 Buck Moon
August 22 Sturgeon Moon, also the Seasonal Blue Moon which is the 3rd. of the 4 Moons
September 20 Harvest Moon is closest to the Equinox on Sept. 22nd
October 20 Blood Moon
November 19 Frost Moon a partial Lunar Eclipse peaking at 4:04 am EST lasting 3 1/2 hours
December 18 Cold Moon - the Winter Solstice is Dec. 21st. at 10:59 am EST