Weather Policy

We wish we could control the weather, and no matter how many sun dances we do, sometimes the rain just won't go away. Here's what happens if the weather turns foul on the day of your charter.

An exceptionally flexible policy, and up to the minute forecasts!

First the odds: Based on 26 years experience in New York Harbor, the odds of your trip being rained out are less than one in 15. How long would the lines be on the Lottery if those odds were offered?

For private charters, Ventura offers clients an exceptionally flexible policy in case of rain: Your choice!

Ventura is capable of sailing rain or shine, and offers sheltered cabin space for all guests. So for the adventurous, dedicated sailors, off we go, rain or shine.

But that may not be suitable for all...

In the event of rain, all Ventura clients may postpone their sail and reschedule.  This can be done the day before or even the day of the sail.   This is a valuable tool for busy event planners, particularly those who have chosen our various sail-and-dine packages. One conversation in the morning and all is put on hold -- including the catering. 

Weather is obviously such an important factor in your planning, as well as in Atlantic Sail's operations. We bring our expertise in weather watching and are pro-active in communicating to you about the forecast.  Hence, you will have among our services some up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and the benefit of over 26 years of chartering experience!  And P.S. In case it starts to rain during a sail, we have emergency rain gear for all hands! (You can even wear the rain gear home.)

And of course, if in our professional judgement, if the captain feels weather conditions represent a danger to the safety of the passengers, we will stand-down.