Please inquire about per person rates for smaller parties.
Relax and Enjoy the NYC Skyline aboard a modern spacious Hunter Marine Passage 450. Capt Mark grew up on the Hudson River and brings years of sailing experience. He is a teaching captain, thinking out loud always making all other captains feel very comfortable.
Please be advised the boat pictures are extremely representative of exactly what you are going to get unlike one of the reviews from someone who was two hours and 45 minutes late for their charter and even though we went extra time and I received a $140 tip, they simply wanted their money back and this booking organization wouldn’t give it to them.
Everything I do is date and time stamped on the chart plotter. I was easily able to provide this booking agency the fact that I was there and available at 11 AM and they did not show and we didn’t leave the dock until 1:45 PM. They also show that I arrived back at the dock at 7:45 PM just 15 minutes before of their original charter end time time and 30 minutes before we had a downpour and I showed Sailo the radar historical data confirming that even though they claimed there was no reason to come back 15 minutes early. The head (toilet) systems are freshwater like on a mega yacht. This group of guests were supposed to be 10 guests and it ended up being 14 guests and all had a phenomenal time. Of course they were not boaters and didn’t bring any of the types of foods that someone would bring to a picnic or a boat.
They fully expected to eat around an inside table where they piled three days worth of bags and luggage as if it was Gilligans island.
We used the inside dining table (for 6) as a serving buffet and we all had lobster with drawn garlic butter and other foods were reheated in my oven.
I live on this boat and it is for day charters of 2 hours, 4 hours and 8 hours.
The main salon, forward state room and forward head is for the guests to use for changing and or using the bathroom where we place nothing down the toilet that didn’t cross your lips first like on any big or small boat. We put the paper in a bag behind the door. If this is unacceptable to any guests then you should definitely not do any kind of a boating.
Captain Mark is an entertainer and avid musician and most New Yorkers have heard him performing around town or on the radio doing jingles.
He never quit his day job as an engineer CPA accountant legal document writer, code writer and consultant in the daily news paper industry. Everyone will be thoroughly entertained.
A standard four hour cruise from One°15 Marina in Brooklyn requires an extra $150 Boarding fee plus $10 per person. (I charge a $150 reposition fee which is included in your booking fees)
Chelsea Pier in Manhattan requires a flat $300 flat boarding fee. The least expensive place around Manhattan is the Liberty Landing Marina charging only a flat $100 to board the boat.
Chartering from this area includes sailing around the tip of Manhattan, seeing the New York City skyline, passing close by the Statue of Liberty, and teaching other sailors tips and tricks for big boat sail handling and maneuvering. This includes sailing with fractional sail exposed on the windy days to keep the ride nice and smooth and very stable.
The boat is based in Port Washington where boarding fees are only $8 per person on the Water Taxi which will bring you to the mooring field. We can also board at the City Island Lobster house in the Bronx if you dine there. Port Washington is a $9.75 short Long Island Rail Road ride from Penn Station in Manhattan. Right across the street from the North Town Dock is a Stop and Shop grocery market and liquor store allowing you to grab any supplies for your cruise. I supply a good 40 pounds of ice and all the 16.9 ounce bottled water you require.
From Port Washington and/or City Island cruises are much more relaxed with less boat traffic around us and better sailing to protected Hempstead Bay or Sand Point where the boat can easily be stopped for swimming if so desired.
Given the full Bimini and raised solar panels covering the entire after deck everyone can relax in the shade.
Ice-filled coolers are available, and there is always a stock of 16.9 ounce bottles of water, Crystal Light ice tea mix, and whatever alcohol you want to bring onto the boat. There are Bluetooth speakers back and be driven by anyone’s smart phone playlist.
Cruises can also be easily specially catered upon request.
The boat is a center cockpit sloop-rigged sailboat with in-mast furling main and furling jib. Aft steps give easy access to the water. Aft hot and cold shower at steps.
The aft deck frequently accommodates 11 guests with 8 people seated and specific chairs and two others sitting on towels on the back deck under the shade of the solar panels.
The large center cockpit can easily accommodate 8 guests.
There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out on deck during a 4 or 8 hour sail.
Full galley with microwave.
The boat is fast and it does it’s theoretical hull speed of 8.4 kn with half tanks and flat seas with only 18 knots of wind.
Several cushioned chase lounge seating.
The boat can be repositioned anywhere in the New York metro area from Port Washington. Please remember it is a three hour ride down to East River at maximum current timing which might be 2 o’clock in the morning to accommodate an outing around Manhattan.
We had a great time on the boat. Mark is a very great host and ensures that everything is cleaned and working properly. He is very nice and we plan on using his service again.
The boat is utilized for both charters and as the living accommodations for the captain. The boat was kept clean, but the age of the boat and evidence it was serving as a primary residence were visible. The captain Mark was quite hospitable and played acoustic guitar while singing for our party. There are numerous rules to follow while on the boat, with some rules common to boating and other rules based upon the behavior of prior charter guests. I would recommend sailing with Mark on this boat again.
Mark I want to thank you again for a Fantastic Voyage...I couldn't have expected the day to flow so organically and be more memorable. I and my "Framily" appreciate the hospitality and your efforts in what created unforgettable moments and memories for us all and especially my wife. Thank you again!
Captain Mark took us out for a birthday cruise around the Long Island Sound and a good time was had by all. Mark arrived right on time, told some good stories, and even let our kids steer the boat when it was safe for them to do so (which they all got a kick out of). Our group was a party of 8, with 4 kids -- I wouldn't recommend having any more people than that on-board. We had a lovely excursion with Capt. Mark, and we're looking forward to another voyage next summer.
Mark was a kind, gregarious and energetic host. He was flexible with our itinerary, was able to accommodate a last minute addition to our party and even added added some time to our trip at no extra expense, which was a very generous gesture. You will have a great time aboard The Naked Truth, with Mark as your trusty captain.
He lives on this boat, the picture are very misleading, and old. The rooms and lower level is filthy. The bathroom reeks of Pee. There no space to move about freely, the captain is very misleading, I have current pictures and videos.
Excellent experience, Mark is amazing host highly recommended
Mark made sure my birthday was perfect! We really enjoyed ourselves. He was quite a character and really nice overall. Below deck could have been alittle more clear for spacing as we had alot of stuff, however he made sure we were comfortable the whole entire time and even entertained us with music! Best birthday celebration!
Man, Mark is the Man! Definitely book him if you’re trying to have a great fun time. My guy mark is a great host!
Sailing with Mark aboard Naked Truth was a wonderful experience. Organized and easy, very accommodating. We sailed at 7 for subset cruise to celebrate 29th anniversary.
Capt Mark organized pickup at town dock which rendered us out to morning.
Once aboard brief safety Instruction and then Off off to relax and enjoy. We brought catering with us and shared stories .
A wonderful night... we will be back!
Thank you Mark!
Captain Mark was awesome! Very friendly and experienced captain. Great weather and great conversation. Looking forward to boating with Mark again! Thank you!
Mark was a charming and entertaining host. He made us feel welcomed and pointed out the sights as we sailed.
The boat is reasonable in size and well maintained.
Fun was had by all.
We look forward to sailing with Capt Mark again.
Captain Mark was great! We had a great time and learned about sailing too. Trip was perfect and everything went smoothly. We can’t wait to sail again with Mark.
Captain Mark is a super amiable and accommodating captain we have had the pleasure of working with for my husbands 30th birthday. Would highly recommend his services!
Mark was awesome! A very experienced captain who gave us an amazing boating experience! Will definitely use Mark again and highly recommend him to others looking for a great boat trip!
Mark was an amazing and knowledgable captain who went out of his way to make our team outing easy and relaxing. Thanks again Captain Mark, for your generosity and kindness!
This was one of the nicest Sunday afternoons-originally a Fathers Day gift for dad but we conveniently all benefited.
Captain Mark was welcoming and a charming host to us each and all, expertly and easily gliding his sailboat through the water under the beautiful bridges and viewing the NYC skyline.
Beautiful weather, quality time, great conversation, laughs, snacks of course, cool drinks - all made for a wonderful summer memory.
Thanks captain Mark! Looking forward to our next sail.
We had lots of fun abroad Mark’s sailing boat! It was an entertaining evening and the sunset was unreal, would definitely recommend!
We had a great time. From start to finish it was world class service. Communication was on point. Mark was very informative and gave us some great tips for future trips. I would definitely recommend him to everyone I know.
Cap Mark was great!! He was very knowledgeable and made sure we had the best time celebrating my mother’s birthday!!! We can’t wait to go again!
Great captain!! Will definitely be booking another cruise again :)
Mark was an absolutely excellent Captain. On the day of our trip we got some storms that threatened our trip and he stayed on top of the radar and updated us almost every hour to see if we had to cancel or reschedule.
Luckily we ended up being able to continue with the trip and it was such a great time! He is very knowledgeable and funny. We had fun partying and the boat was definitely big enough to hold 11 people easily. There was only one toilet to use but that was no problem, and there were ample places for storage and extra coolers on board that he provided us to store our drinks. We mainly stayed above on the top of the boat vs. below but there are some places to sit and rest should you need to downstairs but can get very hot on a muggy day - besides it's best up where the breeze and views are at anyway!! :)
We got to see a beautiful sunset and it was the best way to celebrate my birthday during these tough times. Highly recommend!!
Capt mark delivers!!!!
Ten of our friends did a boat trip for the day. We had a great time and Mark made sure that we had everything we needed and did what he could to make the most of our day. He was very knowledgeable and did what he could to accommodate us. I would highly recommend him if you want a nice day at sea.
Usually this boat operates around Port Washington, NY.
New York City looks great from the ground, but that view from the water is something else! Jump aboard a Sailo boat rental from the Big Apple and experience the thrill of the sea - and snap plenty of incredible pictures. Sailing in NYC is a must on your summer bucket list, whether you are visiting or a New Yorker.
It might not be the first thing you think of when finding things to do in New York City, but renting a boat for a full day or just a few hours is a truly memorable experience.