A fabulous summer entertaining alternative to dinner, theater or a ball game
— Event planner, NYC

PRIVATE EVENING/SUNSET COCKTAIL PARTY SAIL – STARTING AT $4,335 for THREE HOURS

 An oyster bar on the foredeck to kick off your private charter.

An oyster bar on the foredeck to kick off your private charter.

$4,335 for up to the first 15 guests.  More than 15? Add $289 per person. Ventura comfortably sails with up to 28 aboard.

By far Ventura’s most popular evening sail among corporate planners seeking to entertain their clients, or those special family or friend gatherings to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries – particularly those ending with that magic number "0."  All-in price range for this exclusive sail -- your guests only aboard the yacht -- averages $260 to $295 per person.  Uniquely, the timing for this sail is built around the best schedule for our clients.  In other words, Ventura’s evening sailing schedule for your party is our best schedule. FYI, most popular timing in summer is 6:30 to 9:30. Sometimes 7:00 to 10:00. This brackets the late afternoon sun on the harbor waters, the sunset, and a return under sail with the city lights blazing away in front of you. A combination that is nothing less than a powerful visual experience and a long-term memory.

Pricing details are simple. $4,335 covers up to the first 15 guests.  After 15, add $289 per person. All prices include taxes, food, bar. A 10% service fee is added, and includes marina dockage fees, crew gratuities, deliveries of special orders, etc.  

A fabulous addition to our summer evening cocktail party cruise is a pre-sail sushi or oyster bar!  Enjoyed during boarding, while your guests chat before sailing.  Oysters are shucked on deck, served atop an authentic French white oak wine barrel, adds to the entertainment.  Top shelf iced vodka, sitting in a bed of crushed ice, is available for this spectacular experience.

PRIVATE, TWO HOUR “HARBOR HIGHLIGHTS” STATUE OF LIBERTY EVENING SAIL: $3,500

$3,500 for up to the first 15 guests.  More than 15? Add $225 per person. Ventura sails with up to 28 aboard.

This private evening cruise is designed for pre or post dinner entertainment, or those with less time. This cruise includes our food and beverage plan with an accent on lighter fare.  Timing may also be tailored to match the best schedule for the client. Evenings in June through mid-September are best enjoyed in the 6:30 to 8:30 or 7:00 to 9:00 to catch the best of the harbor highlights. These times bracket the late afternoon sun over the waters, sunset, and a return under sail with the city lights blazing away. Options to tweak this sail include menu choices, our oyster barrel welcome aboard tasting, bar specials and even a bring-your-own bar and catering.  Create a visual and social memory for all aboard in two hours that will last a lifetime.

Pricing details are simple. $3,500 covers up to the first 15 guests.  After 15, add $225 per person. All prices include taxes, food, bar. A 10% service fee is added, and includes marina dockage fees, crew gratuities, deliveries of special orders, a pre-sailing boarding period and our classic, French white oak barrel hospitality greeting station.  Truly unique and oh so festive! Other neat deets: clients are welcome to supplement bar and food with any special items at no fee. For those wishing to byo their own food and beverage, base price is reduced by $25 per person. Terms apply.

Special 90 minute or two hour late night City Lights cruise to the Statue of Liberty: $2,500

Sailing after dinner ashore?  Fabulous!  Ventura offers a variation on our evening cruises, this one lasting between 90 minutes and two hours depending on the wind!  We are after all a true sailing vessel! Subject to availability and starting after 9:30 pm. $2,500 plus 10% services for up to 25 guests.  Options include dessert, port and cheese, Irish coffee, and our beers, ales, and wines bar.

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