Testimonials

Wonderful Way to Spend the Sunset

This is the best thing to do in Nyack!

Book the sunset sail (2-hours, great value!) and sip wine while taking in the views. They offer local wines and beer but also allow you to bring your own (we brought some Champagne).

It’s so relaxing, and the team is so hospitable.

Shout out to Doug and Kevin for making our sail extra-awesome!

Stephanie Cain
August 4, 2018

Relaxing Birthday

My family and I chartered Al Vento for a half day on the Hudson to celebrate multiple birthdays. Being that this was the first time we have ever chartered a boat we weren’t sure what to expect, but Doug and the Captain and his first mate were absolutely amazing. Doug answered all my questions promptly and was super easy to deal with prior to the sail day. Captain Kevin and his first mate were very courteous and friendly once we boarded the sailboat.

The waters were calm so the trip up the Hudson was extremely relaxing and on the way back we were able to put up the sails, which was beautiful. Everything we needed was down below and the service while aboard was top notch.

I will definitely charter with them again.

Daniela N.
July 28, 2018

High Standards

Just back from an incredible 4 hr cruise for a corporate team building event.  To say it exceeded our expectations is an understatement.  The boat is great, the crew could not have been more knowledgeable and genuinely nice.

Really recommend their boat charter and plan on using them again.

It’s obvious their high standards are driving a lot of repeat customers.

Joann K.
Informa
July 26, 2018

Tubing and Swimming by the Hook

We went out on a two hour boat ride on Al Vento with Kevin as our captain. To say it was amazing would be a total understatement.

I live three blocks away and was totally unaware of the service that Nyack Boat Charter offers. We took the boat up by hook mountain and Kevin took the two teenage girls out on tube rides.

We were so impressed with how attentive he was to their needs, safety, and making sure they had a good time. He communicated well and obviously loves what he does. The weather and water was perfect and he also stopped to let us jump in for a swim. I have no complaints and definitely will be returning.

What a perfect day it was and I can’t imagine someone better to guide us on the way.

Monika D.
July 9, 2018

Don’t Miss This !

My wife and I have lived in Nyack for 32 years – but haven’t been in touch with the river (other than driving across it on the bridge) for years. We had family in from Michigan & Texas and one of our guests had a last minute thought to try to do a “river cruise”.

Really not alot of options – and then we found Nyack Boat Charter online. Quickly booked, nice evening, great sail on the beautiful 54′ Al Vento.  Our sailor son, who now lives in Berlin, was very jealous to get the photos by text message.

We will be going out again – hopefully often – now that we know that this great opportunity is at our doorstep.

Richard Jarden
June 22, 2018

Memorial Day on the water

Sailed my whole life but was missing it so booked an afternoon cruise for myself and two friends. The Al Vento is truly a stunning boat and the whole process couldn’t have been easier. Doug was prompt in returning my call and letting me know that they had added a public sail on a day they normally wouldn’t have had one. Kevin was a wonderful captain and is so comfortable on the boat and water that he puts everyone at ease. We could’ve used a little more wind but it was still an amazing day! Will definitely be coming back.

Linnette Roe
May 28, 2018

Perfect Sail on a perfect day!

I booked an afternoon sail for my husband’s birthday with our kids and 8 of our closest friends- it was a perfect day! The Al Vento was beautiful and Captain Kevin and First Mate Owen were very kind and knowledgeable. The sail was smooth and the weather was perfect-it was just such a great time. The entire charter experience was positive- Doug was very accommodating and was even able to change the day of my sail based on the weather and his availability. They are really great people to do business with and it was such a great way to enjoy our local Hudson River! My husband was really happy with his birthday! We will definitely sail again!!

Kim Holstine
May 26, 2018

The Trance of the River

Last fall my wife Ronna and I had the amazing opportunity to sail with the Nyack Boat Charter. We were joined by friends that we already knew and friends that we were able to meet that evening.

We ventured out onto the Hudson River to experience one of the highlights of our late Summer. As we explored the new bridge, houses along the shores of our majestic Hudson River we fell into what I call the trance of the river.

I had not been on the Hudson for over 30 years and the incredible views of Nyack from the river were magnificent. The sunset was one of the highlights of the sail.

We were treated with great wine, great food and great company. Thank you Doug for the chance to enjoy this amazing evening.

Not one of us wanted to return to reality…

I highly recommend an evening on the Hudson with the Nyack Boat Charter.

Mayor Don Hammond
April 16, 2018

Birthday Cruise

I took my boyfriend on the sunset cruise for his birthday. I was really happy to find they were still cruising on Nov 3rd!! It turned out to be a beautiful day as I was concerned it would be too chilly. Captain Kevin was AWESOME! I’m looking forward to the next time. AND THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME!!!

Erin
March 3, 2018

Al Vento Afternoon

We booked an afternoon sail for our anniversary and were so thrilled with our experience. As Nyack residents it was a wonderful way to see our village and the river from a completely new perspective. A top notch experience. Don’t miss this unique way to experience Nyack and the Hudson River!

Helene and Andrew
March 3, 2018

Delightful Sail

here’s no better way to enjoy the glorious Hudson River than sailing with Captain Kevin and first mate Brian. A tip top boat with a knowledgeable and gracious crew provide for a lovely sail. We were on a public charter of ten. There’s plenty of room above and spacious quarters below. Beverages and snacks are included. Highly recommend.

Augestwest
October 17, 2017

Great way to spend an afternoon, with our without wind

We’ve taken two cruises with Kevin, one without much wind, and one with perfect conditions.  Even when we were under motor, the cruise was great fun and we covered a lot of ground. But with wind, the trip was really amazing.

The boat is big enough that you don’t feel the choppy water – you just cut right through it.  Getting on and off of the boat is easy, even for those who aren’t used to it.

If you are looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, this is it!

Mark C
October 9, 2017

A Beautiful way to see the Hudson River!

Got a chance to sail aboard Al Vento with my Husband on a public charter. What a great experience it was! Doug and Captain Kevin made us all feel welcome and comfortable. It was a great way to see the Hudson River close up. If you are looking for staycations in the Hudson Valley, this is a must!

Cassandra
October 8, 2017

Great time on Hudson while sipping Vino

I planned this surprise for my friend’s Birthday and was hoping for the best. It was way more than expected.

She was overjoyed, and had an amazing day! We had amazing views and met so many nice people.

Captain and Crew were friendly and professional. The Sailboat was large comfortable and clean. Cheese, Wine, Beer and other drinks for everyone.

The sail was amazing, we had a great time and will definitely do it again next year.

Bozzi60
October 3, 2017

Perfect way to spend a late summer evening

Chartering the Al Vento is, without question, one of the most unique and memorable ways to celebrate a special occasion on the Hudson River.

We took family and friends on a sunset cruise for my husband’s birthday. Captains Doug, Rob and Kevin were knowledgeable and accommodating — even moving out our sail one day to ensure the seas were calm and the sunset spectacular. They made everything easy and carefree.

It was a perfect way to spend a late summer evening. We highly recommend and hope to be aboard again soon!

Craig L
October 3, 2017

Drinks, delicious snacks and great company

We had a lovely time this past weekend sailing on the Hudson. We were joined by Doug, the owner, and his family.

Drinks, delicious snacks and great company as we cruised along the Hudson.

I’d highly recommend Nyack Boat Charter to anyone.

Vanessa G
September 26, 2017

You Need to Do This

Absolutely beautiful and magical. One of those experiences you can’t say you have lived plentifully without experiencing it. Imagine sailing on the majestic Hudson river, the sun setting, the view of the coastline, wine and cheese… perfect day. Definitely doing it again. Thanks Doug and Kevin! You make dreams real.

Natalie Z.
September 25, 2017

Exceeded our expectations

What an amazing experience that far exceeded our expectations!

We did a sunset sail with family and friends to celebrate our engagement.

It was perfect. The boat was incredible and the staff amazing!

Will absolutely do it again very soon!

Fara
July 17, 2017

Special Treat for Company Outing

Our company took us on an afternoon sail up the Hudson and we all had an amazing time.  The owner, Doug made the entire process very easy for us to book and the captain and his mate were very knowledgeable and pleasant.

I highly recommend this as a special treat as a company outing but also great for a day trip with friends or family.

Sofia B
July 6, 2017

SO Worth It

We had a fabulous ride on the Al Vento over the weekend. It is a beautiful boat with a very experienced crew.
Captain Rob is a super guy and always wants to insure that everyone has a great day.

I definitely recommend this boat and crew for any upcoming events…its SO worth it!

Sandi A
September 8, 2016