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10 Reasons to Rent a Chartered Sailboat on Tybee Island

Sure, chartering a private sailboat on open waters off of Tybee Island might sound like a pastime of the rich and famous. But a daytrip on the seas is more affordable –and way more fun– than you probably think!

Compass Sailing offers full- and half-day trips on Zingara, the 38-foot classic Morgan sailing yacht, a beautiful masterpiece spacious enough to comfortably seat six.

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Zingara docks at the Bull River Marina, located at the start of the Bull River Bridge leading to Tybee Island. It’s a great chance to get up close and personal with some of the area’s most impressive vessels while Captain Steve Horton readies the boat.

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Passengers aren’t limited to one seat aboard the Zingara; guests can mill around the decks, the bow, the stern and the spacious cabin below.

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Soak up the sights from the moment you embark. With nothing but a little railing between you and the horizon, you’ll have the perfect vantage point to observe the gorgeous coast.

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Captain Steve is more than happy to let guests steer the boat, especially first-time navigators. With the detailed GPS screen and enormous steering wheel, it’s a truly memorable experience.

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The bow of the boat is a popular spot for most guests – and not just for the usual “King of the World” photo-op. It’s a great place to chat, sightsee and or just get in a little R&R.

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On a sunny day, the deck’s the best place to catch a tan, a nap and listen to the peaceful ocean.

And when you’re feeling social, the center of the sailboat has you covered–literally! Captain Steve supplies complementary bottled water and sodas, but those looking for something stronger can bring their own libations.

Toast to the immaculate views and the chance to see a dolphin or two. Because the boat makes a gentle churning noise that dolphins find irresistible, you’re bound to see a few of the playful creatures up close and personal!

Don’t forget to pack some snacks! Cheeses, berries, watermelon and crackers make easy finger foods in breezy conditions. If your menu requires a little more preparation, you can always use the kitchenette below deck.

Bachelorette parties, planned engagements and birthdays are great reasons to charter a private sailboat, too! Bring your friends and family together for an exciting day on the sea!

Compass Sailing is the perfect way to celebrate life on Tybee Island’s coastal waterways!



Jess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Digital Content Coordinator. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate. 


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