Charters & Cruises
Want to celebrate a special occasion with friends or family? Want to see the spectacular Barnegat Bay Sunset? Sit back, relax and let a certified captain sail the boat for you or maybe help sail and learn about the operation of the boat. Nelson’s Crewed Charter Service will put you aboard a private crewed 28 to 38 foot sailboat for a few hours to up to a few days. The experience can cost s little as $225, and many options are available.
Choose from a quiet day sail along the Toms River or a full day trip down the bay to an interesting destination such as Island Beach State Park. Another popular option is our Dock & Dine Cruise to a local dockside restaurant for lunch or for dinner followed by sunset. Overnight stays on board are a possibility for a Couple on the 34′ O’day Explorer only.
It will be all for you — just your party. Some charterers offer you the equivalent of a bus ride: “whoever shows up”. We offer you the limo ride approach: “only you and your group”. We can accommodate groups as large as six per boat (Coast Guard Regulations). Special multi-boat events, including Corporate Team Building, are available. Prices vary based on boat type.
May we suggest you consider:
A pre-dinner cocktail cruise (2.5 hour minimum)
Enjoy the late-day sun and the quiet of Barnegat Bay after the boat traffic is gone. Soothing music, elegant surroundings, and the camaraderie of your private group will make your cruise memorable. Feel free to move about the boat, as it is both roomy and very stable. The bridge deck has plenty of space and seating and the interior salon is comfortable and stylish. After a few hours of cruising we will get you back to the dock in time for dinner at one of the many local restaurants. If you prefer, bring dinner along, or ask about other dine-aboard options.
Dock-and Dine (3.5 hr, Full Day or Overnight Trip)
Choose from a 3.5 hour dinner trip to Martell’s Water’s Edge in Bayville or to the Water Street Bar & Grill in Toms River, weather dependant; or a longer trip down the bay to Forked River. Or plan to make it a full day of cruising, relaxation, and sight-seeing, then dinner, and return to Island Heights (approximately 7 hours). If you want a true mini-vacation, stay onboard overnight for dinner & sunset then return the next morning after a light yet satisfying breakfast on board (for a Couple aboard the 34′ O’day Explorer only).
A Catered Cruise Tailored to Your Needs
Ask about this option, short or long Cruises are available to meet your requirements. Pick a destination … or cruise to nowhere for the pure fun of it. We will work with you to create a memorable experience for you and your guests.
Crewed Charters on O’day 34’ “Explorer” or other 28’-35’ Sailboat in our Fleet
$225/2.5 hr Sail, afternoon or sunset
$275/Dock & Dine, 3.5 hr sail to a waterside restaurant (price of food not included)
$425/Full Day, 7.5 hrs sail
$450/Sunset with Overnight, includes light breakfast aboard (available for a Couple on the 34′ O’day Explorer only)
Crewed Charters on the 30’ Catamaran “Gemini”
$290/2.5 hr Sail, afternoon or sunset
$365/Dock & Dine, 3.5 hr sail to a waterside restaurant (price of food not included)
$590/Full Day, 7.5 hrs sail
Crewed Charters on the 38’ Catamaran “Impulse”
$360/2.5 hr Sail, afternoon or sunset
$460/Dock & Dine, 3.5 hr sail to a waterside restaurant (price of food not included)
$760/Full Day, 7.5 hrs sail
Please note: 50% deposit required prior to scheduling. Tax not included. All charters are for private groups of up to 6 person’s maximum per boat (Coast Guard Regulations). Call or e-mail us for other pricing info, or to reserve your trip.