Charter the Schooner

A Unique Experience

Come aboard the Tall Ship SoundWaters, a three-masted schooner styled after a 19th century Chesapeake Bay sharpie schooner. Treat your employees, associates, friends or family to a brilliant sunset or beautiful afternoon on Long Island Sound, enjoyed from the deck of this 80-foot sailing vessel.

SoundWaters is steel-hulled, U.S. Coast Guard-certified to carry up to 40 passengers. The decks are wide and comfortable and can accommodate wheelchairs. A quiet diesel engine motors the schooner until the sails are raised. All children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult.

Charter Fees

Charter fee for a 2.5-hour sail is $2,000. Charter fees, which help underwrite the cost of SoundWaters Education Programs, include Crew, Fuel, Docking Costs and all taxes. Weeknight, weekend, and weekday options are available. Please contact us for availability.

Food and Beverages

You may bring aboard your own fare or use the caterer of your choice. We recommend simple, picnic type foods. Groups wishing to serve alcoholic beverages may offer beer and wine during their sail.

SoundWaters has worked with many local caterers. Click here for a list of caterers who have experience on the Schooner.

If you wish to use someone else, please have them contact us with any questions.

Education Option

During the Charter, SoundWaters also can offer an entertaining and educational program. The brief lively session focuses on the ecology and history of Long Island Sound. Please contact us for more information.


A limited number of private charters are scheduled during the sailing season. For most of the sailing season, the schooner serves as the Floating Classroom, offering educational sails to school groups, camps, scouts and other organizations. Please E-mail or call (203) 406-3319 for pricing and availability.


Groups depart from the SoundWaters Harbor Site located in Boccuzzi Park at Southfield, 166 Southfield Ave, Stamford CT. Click here for directions Throughout the sailing season, the schooner travels to many other ports across the Long Island Sound. Please contact SoundWaters, at (203) 406-3319 to check the schooner schedule.


SoundWaters is fully insured. The policy is available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of the charter will result in certain fees. SoundWaters full Cancellation Policy is available upon request. In case of inclement weather, SoundWaters will make every effort to reschedule the charter. If the charter cannot be rescheduled, a refund will be issued.

Land and Sea Option

SoundWaters’ Coastal Center is also available for rental. You may split the day, combining a sail on the Schooner with a meeting or reception at the Center.

If you have any additional questions or would like to make a reservation
please call (203)406-3319 or email