What we're about

Though we are located in Connecticut, we offer opportunities for travel via private yachts all over the world with professional captain(s).
You do not have to have sailing/boating experience!
Spots are sold by the cabin or as a single.
We venture to places like Greece, Grenadines, Cuba, British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Bahamas.
Interested in learning more about sailing? Would you like to take the helm? Would you like to sit back, relax, read a book while the coast goes by? All of it is ok! All we ask is you bring your curiosity and laughter aboard.
Again, you do not have to be local to participate. Our sails originate all over the world.

Upcoming events (4+)

Joyride Holiday Party for local sailors! Apps on the house!

IL GABBIANO

This is an opportunity to meet other sailors in the area and swap sea stories.
Let's make it a Joyride Holiday Party. The manager has planned some special complimentary appetizers for you.
You must RSVP here to attend. Will need an accurate count for apps.
Casual gathering. Dress up as much or little as you wish.
Cash bar.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Joy

Sail US Virgin Islands January 2023 All women sail! Sold Out

All women sailing adventure in the US Virgin Islands! Sail and explore these beautiful islands. No passport needed!

We sail on a large catamaran with plenty of space. Super comfortable. All cabins are private doubles with their own bathrooms (heads).

No experience necessary! Sit back and relax or hone in on your sailing skills.
We practice covid safe protocols with masks, sanitizing etc.
Come with a friend, family or by yourself. All welcome. (singles will be matched with other female in cabin or choose private cabin) Everyone shares preparing meals and keeping the boat clean.
Some of the stops on the itinerary may include:
Buck Island, Christmas Cove, Hans Lollik Island, Cruz Bay, Hawsnest Beach, Magens Bay Caneel Bay.
Will try to stop and swim every day.
List price $2200 per person based on double occ.
Here is what is included:
Captain
6 night accommodations on board.
Breakfasts and lunches (some dinners ashore)
Safety, Navigational Aids
Galley Equipment
Bed Linens and towels
Basic Paper Products and Essentials
End Cleaning
Dock and Port Fees and boat Taxes
Vessel insurance
Damage Waiver Insurance

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare
Boat kitty $100 for moorings, dockage, ice
Land accommodations
Personal Travel Insurance (recommended)
Meals in restaurants
Provisioning of specialty foods and alcohol
Additional land excursions
Fly directly into St Thomas. Cab ride to vessel or come early and explore St Thomas!

Message or text Capt. Joy with any questions[masked] or to obtain registration form.

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Blowout BVI Black Friday last minute sail!!! Jan 21-28 2023

Nanny Cay

Sail the gorgeous British Virgin Islands this January!
In order to secure this boat, I need to fill 4 spots asap so don't wait on this offer.
After the inspection and briefing, we will be off sailing! Stops include (in no particular order) places like Cooper Island, Jost van Dyke, Little Jost, Virgin Gorda, Trellis Bay, Norman Island, Bitter End, Saba Rock to name a few!

Explore these islands as they were meant to be explored, by sailboat.
This charter includes all breakfasts, lunches and most dinners.
No boat kitty necessary on this charter.
No experience necessary! Sit back and relax or hone in on your sailing skills.
We practice covid safe protocols with masks, sanitizing etc.
Come with a friend, family or by yourself. All welcome. Everyone shares sailing, preparing meals and keeping the boat clean.
Must be able to enter and exit rubber dinghy.
Last minute special rate of $1925 per person based on double occupancy.
(Single cabin and private head for one person $2900)
Here is what is included:
Captain
6 night accommodations on board.
Breakfasts and lunches and most dinners
Safety, Navigational Aids
Galley Equipment
Bed Linens and towels
Basic Paper Products and Essentials
End Cleaning
Dock and Port Fees and boat Taxes
Vessel insurance
Damage Waiver Insurance
BVI cruising taxes
Early boarding
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare
Land accommodations
Personal Travel Insurance (recommended)
Meals in restaurants
Provisioning of specialty foods and alcohol
Additional land excursions
Fly directly into St Thomas (ferry to Roadtown) or Beef Island in BVI (no ferry necessary)
Message or text Capt. Joy with any questions[masked] or to obtain registration form.

Sail the lovely and laid back Abaco Islands, Bahamas (adding 2nd boat) FULL

We have a full first boat. The boats will travel together throughout the sail.
Come and experience the beautiful and simple life in the Abaco Islands. (Bahamas) They have been off limits for a few years since Hurricane Dorian. They have been rebuilding fast and are officially open for business!
These islands offer lively beach bars to swanky resorts. We will explore quiet beaches, coves, and the small towns. Islands and towns on the sample itinerary include, Hopetown, Matt Lowe's Cay, Tahiti Beach, Man-O-War Cay, Little Harbor, Scotland Cay. (I have sailed these islands many times for over 30 years. Why? I love the people and the islands are gorgeous.)
This sail will be different than the others in that a portion of the proceeds from this charter will be given to a local school for children with special needs. We are planning a tour of this school and will have a chance to meet the children and staff.
Price $2450 per person based on double occ.
Here is what is included:
Captain AND Hostess
6 night accommodations on board.
Breakfasts, most lunches and dinners.
Safety, Navigational Aids
Galley Equipment
Bed Linens and towels
Basic Paper Products and Essentials
End Cleaning
Dock and Port Fees and boat Taxes
Vessel insurance
Damage Waiver Insurance
Wifi on board

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare
Boat kitty $150 for moorings, dockage, ice
Land accommodations
Personal Travel Insurance (recommended)
Meals in restaurants
Provisioning – specialty foods and alcohol
Additional land excursions
Fly into Marsh Harbor MHH. 15 min cab to boat!
Message or text Capt. Joy with any questions[masked]

Past events (53)

Thailand Sail Nov 2022 FULL

Phuket

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