Learn to sail relaxing while cruising.
Hunter Marine Passsge 450 (2002)
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.
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 newspaper 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. (We charge a $150 reposition fee (From Port Washington) 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 $ 150 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 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 ounces of 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 smartphone playlist.
The boat is also often in Huntington an Northport Long Island.
Cruises can also be easily specially catered upon request.
The boat is a center cockpit sloop-rigged sailboat with an 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.
8 people seated and specific chairs.2 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 the deck during a 4 hr or 8 hr sail.
Full galley with a microwave.
The boat is fast and it does its theoretical hull speed of 8.4 km with half tanks and flat seas with only 18 knots of wind.
Several cushioned chaise lounge seating.
The boat can be repositioned anywhere in the New York metro area from Port Washington including Huntington or Northport. Please remember it is a 3 hr ride down to East River at maximum current timing which might be 2 AM in the morning to accommodate an outing around Manhattan.
This boat has 2 additional services available. View addons
Number of engines
Horsepower per engine
Optional Extras (2)
Brooklyn pick-up$150per booking
Manhattan pick-up$300per booking
- Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
- Stove / grill
Navigation & Safety
- Chart plotter
- VHF Radio
- Depth finder
- Bow thruster
- Life jackets
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Life raft
- Torch light
- Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
- CD Player
- USB Connection
- Speakers on deck
- Stove / grill
- Air conditioning
- Bed linen
- Ice maker
- Warm water
- Cockpit table
- Outdoor shower
- Cocktail parties
June 13th, 2022
Mark was a great host and very accommodating. Even though the weather was the greatest he made sure we enjoyed ourselves.
His communication was above the bar and I really appreciated it.
Overall I would recommend his boat and services to all looking. I would definitely book with him again
June 5th, 2022
Aug. 21st, 2021
Mark was terrific. We initially had some problems with this website but neither one of us gave up and we had a really pleasant day on the water. The wind didn’t really comply but the company was wonderful!
Sept. 14th, 2020
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.
Sept. 10th, 2020
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.
Aug. 31st, 2020
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!
Aug. 27th, 2020
Aug. 25th, 2020
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.
Aug. 18th, 2020
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.
Aug. 18th, 2020
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.
Aug. 16th, 2020
Excellent experience, Mark is amazing host highly recommended
Aug. 13th, 2020
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!
Aug. 7th, 2020
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!
July 31st, 2020
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!
July 30th, 2020
Captain Mark was awesome! Very friendly and experienced captain. Great weather and great conversation. Looking forward to boating with Mark again! Thank you!
July 22nd, 2020
July 21st, 2020
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.
July 19th, 2020
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.
July 17th, 2020
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!
July 12th, 2020
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!
July 10th, 2020
July 10th, 2020
July 10th, 2020
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!
July 9th, 2020
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.
July 6th, 2020
We had lots of fun abroad Mark’s sailing boat! It was an entertaining evening and the sunset was unreal, would definitely recommend!
July 6th, 2020
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.
July 4th, 2020
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!
July 2nd, 2020
Great captain!! Will definitely be booking another cruise again :)
June 28th, 2020
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!!
June 21st, 2020
Capt mark delivers!!!!
Aug. 26th, 2019
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.
Location and Destination Guide
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.
Full refund if renter cancels 6 days or more before the trip start date.
No refund if renter cancels 5 days or less before the trip start date.