Founded in 2003, Charter Sails, LLC owns and operates the Catalina 34 sailing sloop, Prime Time. She is a 35 foot, 12,500 pound, United States Coast Guard documented vessel
Your private charter aboard Prime Time carries a maximum of six passengers and we accommodate couples for that "special occasion". Trips are scheduled daily from May through October at 9:00AM, 2:00 PM and 6:00PM sunset cruises. All day excursions and off shore sailing is available upon request. Reservations are required.
Prime Time sails the waters of Sandy Hook and Lower New York Bays as well as off shore along the New Jersey coast. With Views of the Verrazano Bridge, the Manhattan skyline and historic Sandy Hook lighthouse this area offers some of the finest sailing in the Northeast. All day cruises to the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor are also available.
For those who rater motor than sail we charter Westwind, owned and operated by Westwind Charters. Westwind is a 30' Baha cruiser; she is fast and comfortable. The perfect boat to cruise the Rivers, take a trip to the Statue of Liberty or a private fishing charter for up to 6 passengers.
For larger groups we have the 54 foot power vessel MARINER , owned and operated by Classic Boat Rides, LLC. licensed to carry up to 42 passengers and Skylarker, a 70 foot ocean going vessel owened and operated by Skylarker Charters LLC. licensed to carry up to 49 passengers.
Our Skippers, Captains Frank Muratore, Mike Grecco, Dan Schade and Steve Spinelli are US Coast Guard licensed Master Captains each with over thirty years of experience. Captain Muratore is also certified American Sailing Association sailing instructors.
Our vessels carry all USCG required safety equipment and are fully insured.
.There is nothing quite like a party on a boat.
Our boats, located in Keyport, Port Monmouth and Highlands, New Jersey, are the perfect venue for your special occasion.
Any celebration you are planning can take place aboard one of our boats for the same or less cost than a land based reception hall. Imagine having that birthday party, anniversary party, family reunion, class reunion, graduation party, off site business meeting, fund raiser or any gathering with the Statue of Liberty, South Street Seaport, the Brooklyn Bridge and the magnificent Manhattan skyline as your background! Smaller groups will find our sailing catamaran and sloops the perfect venue offering casual comfort and the thrilling experience of sailing. Perfect for corporate outings and team building events as well as family parties, sailing along historic Sandy Hook makes a great backdrop for your gathering.