Private Charters

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Host Your Next Special Event On A Tall Ship!

Both Clearwater and the Mystic Whaler are available as a rent-able venue for your special occasion, family party, wedding, corporate event or fundraising event!

We are able to customize your experience and create a warm, inviting atmosphere for you and your guests with a special focus on your group’s needs.

*NOTE* A credit card is required to reserve a charter, but will not be charged until you have authorized us to do so.
You may still pay with a check or purchase order at a later date.

If you don’t see a date or dock that works for you please contact us. We may be able to accommodate your request.

Sail Application  

For sails in the spring of 2018, check our sailing schedule to see what dates and docks are available.

  • The application is a fillable, savable pdf. Submit your application via e-mail, mail, or fax. Make sure that you receive a confirmation from us: if we haven’t sent you a confirmation, we haven’t received your application!
  • Payment is due 8 weeks prior to your charter.


Adult non-profit & small business groups: $2,000.00 

Individuals/ Families: $2,500.00

Business/Corporate Events: $3,500.00

A portion of all private charters goes to underwriting Clearwater’s Educational programming. Costs do not include food or entertainment.

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Clearwater charter sails are typically three hours long, and accommodate up to fifty participants. This total number must include all caterers, musicians, and guests.

Sails typically include:

  • Dockside orientation before departure
  • Call for all hands to the halyards to help hoist the sails
  • Clearwater’s history and mission
  • A moment of silence and reflection
  • Music by the crew and sing-a-longs

Our sail programs can be customized to meet your group’s needs. You can opt for a full education program, complete with learning stations; modified programs which allow time for special presentations for your group while still incorporating elements of our pioneering onboard education program; or custom events featuring catered refreshments and hired musicians. Our professional captains and crew have experience facilitating a wide variety of special events, and will work with you to ensure that all of the details of your sail are arranged to perfection!

Clearwater sails rain or shine, and it can be difficult to re-schedule a sail that has been cancelled due to inclement weather. We recommend taking the possibility of rain into account when planning your event.

Book Your Sail Today!

For more details please call the Clearwater office at 845-265-8080 x7107, or email us at