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Luxury Two Hour Sail on a Private Yacht

New Orleans, United States

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Experience hosted by Doug

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Up to 22% group discount!
This is a private experience and you will be on this very stable 47' sailing yacht for 2 hours. Your group will be the only ones onboard besides Master Captain Doug and possibly a first mate, if needed. A minimum of 2 tickets must be purchased for us to sail. If you are solo and wish to sail, please purchase 2 tickets.

Within 10 miles of the French Quarter, you can explore the Lake Side of NOLA on a private sail aboard our luxurious 47' Beneteau sailing yacht. Feel like a celebrity as you step aboard the yacht, docked directly behind The Blue Crab Restaurant. Once onboard guests receive complimentary white wine, local craft beer, water, sodas, and light snacks. After a safety briefing, enjoy a 2 hour relaxing sail on the southern side of Lake Pontchartrain, where you may spot a brown pelican & see the longest bridge in the world over water. There's plenty of room to move about and relax comfortably in the sun or under the shaded canopy. Master Captain Doug is happy to give you time at the wheel and teach you a few things. All proper safety equipment & clean restrooms onboard.

Captain Doug is a native New Orleanian who loves to share his sailboat with visitors looking for a local experience on the water. Our goal is to make your New Orleans Yacht Experience an escape from the ordinary. Experience the finest southern hospitality on “Roux Stir”
Other things to note
If weather is unsafe, we will call you to reschedule or refund.
Up to 22% group discount!
This is a private experience and you will be on this very stable 47' sailing yacht for 2 hours. Your group will be the only ones onboard besides Master Captain Doug and possibly a first mate, if needed. A minimum of 2 tickets must be purchased for us to sail. If you are solo and wish to sail, please purchase 2 tickets.

Within 10 miles of the French Quarter, you can explore the Lake Side of NOLA on a p…

Doug's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Pre-packaged snacks: Zapp's chips and popcorn
  • Drinks
    Local craft beer, white wine, sodas, and water
  • Equipment
    Life jackets of all sizes are onboard, along with blankets for those cooler...
From £139
/ person
Sun, 29 Nov
12:00 - 14:00
£139 per person
£139 per person
Mon, 30 Nov
12:00 - 14:00
£139 per person
£139 per person
Tue, 1 Dec
12:00 - 14:00
£139 per person
£139 per person

Meet your host, Doug

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 49 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Captain Doug holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain’s License with over 35 years of sailing experience. He has been cruising and racing sailboats throughout the US as well as the Caribbean since he was 7 years old. Doug loves sharing the experience of sailing with others. His goal is to make sure his passengers are safe and have an amazing experience they’ll never forget.
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Where you'll be

We sail on the southern side of Lake Pontchartrain, a 630 sq. mile brackish estuary that connects to the Gulf of Mexico, located just 10 miles from the French Quarter. On the lake you may spot a brown pelican, since Lake Pontchartrain is home to a great variety of fish and birds. In the distance, you'll see the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which holds the title for the longest bridge over water at 23 miles long.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

Kendall
November 2020
Sailing with Doug was a phenomenal experience. He made sure I was comfortable the entire time and got the best out of the experience! I definitely recommend watching the sunset on his wonderful yacht.
Thomas
November 2020
This was a true experience, we had a phenomenal time on the water. Doug had the whole sail expertly planned, from timing the sunset to pointing out some sights along the way it felt very special the entire time. Even the boat soundsystem and the yacht rock selection was awesome. We hope to sail again when we're back in New Orleans!
This was a true experience, we had a phenomenal time on the water. Doug had the whole sail expertly planned, from timing the sunset to pointing out some sights along the way it fel…
Khalia
March 2020
This experience was absolutely relaxing and memorable! It was my first time on a yacht and Doug and Morgan were awesome! I can't wait to visit again and to be sure to include another relaxing ride at sunset
Ben
March 2020
Doug & Rena are the absolute best. Perfect mix of professional and friendly to the point that my fiancé and I wanted to hang out with them after sailing. Couldn’t have been happier about our experience with them and their lovely yacht. The sailing was awesome and well worth it (even on a “bad” weather day) We’ll definitely contact them in the future!
Doug & Rena are the absolute best. Perfect mix of professional and friendly to the point that my fiancé and I wanted to hang out with them after sailing. Couldn’t have been happier…
John
February 2020
What a perfect sail. Doug and Margaret were expert, amiable hosts providing a special experience that anyone with a beating heart will enjoy. Go now!
Cassie
February 2020
Definitely worth it, Doug and his daughter are very kind/welcoming/knowledgeable people. From the second I booked the trip to the second we got on the boat they made us feel like family. The sunset was breathtaking!! We are already planning our next trip to New Orleans for another boat ride. We can’t wait! Thank y’all for the amazing experience!! Trust me you don’t wanna skip out on an opportunity like this.
Definitely worth it, Doug and his daughter are very kind/welcoming/knowledgeable people. From the second I booked the trip to the second we got on the boat they made us feel like f…

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Sun, 29 Nov
    12:00 - 14:00
    £139 per person
  • Mon, 30 Nov
    12:00 - 14:00
    £139 per person
  • Tue, 1 Dec
    12:00 - 14:00
    £139 per person
  • Tue, 1 Dec
    15:30 - 17:30
    £154 per person
  • Fri, 4 Dec
    12:00 - 14:00
    £139 per person

Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

sunglasses, sunscreen, a jacket on cooler days

Please wear comfortable non-marking soles (no dress shoes or boots)