I have skippered boats in the Caribbean, Belize, Croatia, Italy, and various places in the US. My credential include a USCG 50 Ton Masters License, as well as ASA Instructor credential up to and including Advanced Coastal Cruising.
I do charters in NY Harbor - it is a body of water of which I am very familiar. In addition, I am a survivor of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001. Obviously speaking about 9/11 is not appropriate for tours where people are celebrating or just relaxing, but can add a lot to tours where there is a real interest in the history of downtown Manhattan.
For our annual staff retreat we were lucky enough to take a trip with Walter and his daughter! It was absolutely the perfect way to end a day and we could not have been happier with the outing. One of our staff is a little nervous on smaller boats but Walter and his daughter were so kind and comforting as well as steering the boat beautifully to catch the sunset. We could not be happier with how the boating went and had a wonderful time.
Walter was also wonderful communicating prior to the trip. I had been quite nervous about booking the boat as the first for the organization but he was immensely helpful answering all of our questions and going above and beyond with the time he spent chatting with me.
Choosing Walter was the best decision I have made!
Walter was very freindly throughout the sail and made sure that me and my friends are having a great time:)
Will highly recommend Walter for an intimidate fun and memorable sailing experience!
I proposed on the boat and everything went amazing. Walter did all that he could to help and make it a wonderful experience. Also he has a lot of knowledge of the history of New York.
Walter is super cool, chill and masterful! We mused over the technical proficiency one needs to sail versus motor-boating, and I loved the entire experience and technicalities of being on his boat. The wood is beautiful, the backdrop even more. What more can one wish for? Thank you Walter!
My friends and I sailed with Walter recently for my best friend’s bachelorette event and we all had an AMAZING time.
Walter was so kind and he was very responsive prior to the sail. The day was gorgeous and the bride-to-be felt very special. I will definitely sail again with Walter.
Captain Walter helped me plan my proposal on his boat last Thursday. Walter and I spoke on the phone before the trip and planned it all out, including when and were I would pop the question. I couldn't have done it without Walter and it wouldn't have been as special. It was truly an amazing night on the water. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would HIGHLY recommend Captain Walter.
It was a pleasure to sail with Walter. Experienced and friendly. Highly recommend him.
We had a great day.
Walter was very helpful and accommodating before the trip and peaceful and knowledgable about the city during our half day onboard.
I went with 3 friends, my wife and our 3 year old daughter. It was her first time on a sailing boat and having a very calm and confident captain made us feel safe from the 1st minute.
Walter advised us to go in the evening, departing in the day time and coming back in the night time so we could enjoy very different views and atmospheres. it was a great piece of advice!
Thank you very much Walter. We can't wait to come back sailing on the Hudson!
We've had an amazing sailing thanks to Walter, who was able to put it together at the last moment. He was very timely, professional, and helpful. I can't recommend him highly enough!
I booked Walter and his boat for a sail from 5pm-9pm for my boyfriend's 28th birthday. It was us 2 and 4 of his friends. Walter had a very warm welcoming personality that made for an amazing sunset cruise. He talked to us about boating, about the area, and some of his personal experiences. The boat was very clean and held the 6 of us plus Walter with ease. We brought our own food and drinks but Walter had a cooler for our use. This was our first time using Sailo and chartering a boat in general and I would definitely recommend Walter and his boat for any type of sail, romantic, recreational, or educational.
Walter is a great captain and he has a great boat. Overall 5 stars, we all loved the experience and will certainly come back to sail with Walter!
Thank you so much. We had a great day.
Look forward to using Sailo again soon!
Walter was nothing but friendly and kind to me and my friends, who had come to New York for the week and were looking for a few wonderful things to do. This was by far the highlight of their trip, with stunning views and an incredible sail around New York. Walter was beyond generous to us, and such an interesting and lovely person!
Loved it! Walter was great. Amazing evening on the water!
I chose this boat for my 30 years old birthday afternoon party and the result was simply amazing!
The boat was very nice, it had everything i was expecting and it was very clean. But most of all, Captain Walter was really one of the best skipper I've ever been with for a boat trip. He offered himself to bring extra cooler for the food and drinks that me and my guests wanted to take with us; he let us decide what kind of trip we wanted to do; and he let us feel completely comfortable in his boat. He is a great Captain as well as a great person. I definitely recommend him and his boat to everyone who wants to enjoy a nice sailing experience around in the NY city area!