DNA New York...Atlantic Yachting....Best Ways to Get on the Water


DNA New York had a great article this summer about the best ways to get on the water in NYC. Atlantic Yachting's Private Sailboat Charters, Lessons, and Kids Summer Programs all made the list.

Check out the full article here.


Lessons Get 5 Stars

Thomas on Yelp says:

Had an amazing time on the Basic Keelboat 101 course led by Jonathan. Very professional and well-organized teaching of all the major subjects: rigging, docking, hoisting sails, knots, jibing and tacking, and rescuing crew overboard. With all of our hands-on practice and use of the sailing terminology we passed our certification easily. By the second day, we were able to rig up, leave dock, hoist, sail around, and return with very little management!

Highly recommended for any complete novice. I've been left with lots of confidence and look forward to learning more advanced sailing.


5 Stars on Yelp

Nicole on Yelp says:

I don't have enough words to describe how incredible Atlantic Yachting is!

We took our second boat ride for my birthday and it was top notch, again!

They truly cater to you and your friends and make you feel like you're royalty. From the boat you'll get beautiful views of NYC and the dirty Jerz. The staff goes above and beyond-they took all our belongings and stored them, they put all our food out on nice plates and served us our drinks...heck I'm sure if I asked for a back massage they would have done it. These guys are great!!

We took the boat out for 3 hours which cost us $690 not including gratuity-definitely worth every penny. Booking online is a cinch and timesaver. This yacht cruise is perfect for any type of occasion and would be the perfect engagement. Thanks again AY, Captain Logan and Mari-something (I forgot her name, too much champagne) for an amazing birthday!

One more thing...

The boat is so beautiful and clean, they really do a nice job maintaining it unlike other boats I've been on.

So what you see on Atlantic Yachting's website is definitely what you get!


Great Shots from Joshua Dwain

Photographer Joshua Dwain and a very lucky couple joined us aboard our sailboat 'Gemini' for an engagment shoot that returned stunning pictures. Have a great wedding and best wishes!

See more of Joshua Dwain's portfolio HERE

See more of Joshua Dwain's shoot aboard 'Gemini' HERE

*all rights reserved Joshua Dwain Photography 2013


Fall Camp for Kids

Registration is officially open for Fall Sailing Programs!

The end of Summer doesn't mean the end of Summer fun!

Starting Sept. 2nd and running through the 29th, our Fall programs offer after school and weekend sailing to boys and girls between 9 and 15. The same great sailing everyone loved this summer continues through September. 

Lots of different packages are available to provide flexibility for those with busy schedules. Register online and as always, give us a call if you have any questions. 

Click HERE to register for Fall Sailing Programs

Around the World, with Capt. Tonia

A long time Atlantic Yachting friend and captain Tonia Lovejoy is part of a new project to sail around the world, virtually linking kids and adults across the globe. The team of sailors will depart from NYC on this round the world adventure and there are tons of great ways you can get involved. 

Get more info HERE

And follow their progress HERE



Five Stars

Willy K on Yelp says:

I really had a great experience with Atlantic Yachting. I have to admit that their website sold me on the choice, but I was really happy that I chose them.

First, the service was prompt and professional. The sailboat was first class and the views were spectacular.

We got engaged on our charter, and the staff were great "accomplices" to my plan!

If you want to charter a sailboat in the best city in the world, I would recommend this company above all others. You will not regret your decision!

We'll be back, for sure.


Our Top App Choices


The crew at Atlantic Yachting is on the water every day. They lean hard on experience as well as technology to keep all sailing activities not only safe, but also as enjoyable as possible. Whether or not you sail regularly, these two apps are our crew's top choices and are well worth the download!




This app is great for watching incoming weather. Hourly forecast are a good source of general information, but nothing beats being able to pull up the radar in your exact location and decide for yourself if that dark cloud is coming your way. Fully zoomable and updated every five or ten minutes. Best part...it's FREE! Sailing on the Hudson river can be tricky during the summer. The city's heat and near coastal location can really alter frontal movement and patterns. Nothing beats updated radar in your pocket. 



This app has changed navigation. The ability to see full chart data right from your phone has created the opportunity for some sailors to not even purchase large GPS plotters anymore. Once moving, your course over ground and speed are clearly displayed on the screen. Plan your day on the water from your couch, and let the app calculate distance, time, fuel consumption, etc. There is also regularly updated harbor information, weather, tides, and currents. The app isn't free but well, well worth the $14.99 for iPhone. Many models of iPhone and iPad also have stand alone GPS receivers, meaning your chartplotter will work even outside of cell phone range. Atlantic Yachting captain Jonathan Horvath says: "Sailing in NYC is pretty simple regarding water depths, but there are a lot of channels and navigational aids. This app is great for peace of mind and reassurance that you're in the right place, right on your phone.


"Excellent" | 5 out of 5

DCP1988 on Tripadvisor says:

The sailing course was first rate, our instructor was knowledgeable, patient and fun. The location was great. The boat was in good condition. Even the exam at the end wasn't as bad as we feared.


Kids Sailing Camp Provides Adventure!

Summer Sailing Programs with Atlantic Yachting provide something hard found in the city... a safe, fun, and exciting way for Manhattan youth to try something NEW this summer. With sessions in full swing, the kids can be seen sailing all over the NY harbor, learning and perfecting their sailing skills, all while searching for the location of the day's cache. This year online clues engage kids and push them to think outside the box. Then using their knowledge of navigation and their sailing skills, sail towards the answer, eventually unlocking the cache location. So next time you're taking a walk along the hudson, or dreaming out your office window, look out on the water for the blue and white sailboats full of smiles. 

With many August sessions full, space still remains in July. Discounts up to $300 and scholarships are still available for July sessions (1 week and 2 week). Ages 9-15 from from first timers to advanced!

What will your kids do this summer? 


Last Minute Deals!

$50 OFF Group Sailing Lessons

Up to $300 OFF Kids Summer Programs in June

Click HERE or Call 212-518-4604 for details!

*select weeks/ends only. not valid on previous purchases


Summer has arrived!

Looks like summer has finally broken through the gates of Spring!!! There are still a few open Private Sailboat Charter times this weekend. Book online or Call (212) 518-4604 to take advantage of the sunshine. 


Every Sailor Needs These...

Nestle your head into the furry warmth of a sailors stache. Every night. 


Watch the carnage....up close!

The 2013 America's Cup is going to be...well...gnarly. They are sailing massive 70' catamarans that would pass a ski boat like they're standing still. Oh yeah....and they flip over! ASA, the sailing association our Sailing School is affiliated with, has something pretty cool to offer. We're sailors so naturally cruises aren't our thing, but this could be awesome! If you can't make it there in person...be sure to tune in. Sports film experts from the NFL, Nascar, and more will make this years America's Cup very exciting to watch. 


Win a Charter* CLUE #2

For those who follow...at what island in the Turks & Caicos did the AY Crew stop with 'Gemini' on their way North? Post Answers on Facebook or Twitter.


*2 Hr Weekday, Non-Holiday

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Book Summer Sailing in March and SAVE!!!

LESSONS | $100 OFF Group Lessons & $200 OFF Private Lessons

CAMP | $200 OFF Summer Programs

CHARTERS | $100 OFF Private Sailboat Charters

Use Discount Code "March" 


*Not valid for existing reservations. Not valid for reservations made after March 31. Not valid for Practice Sails. Not Valid for 4th of July


AY Outreach

Some of the AY Crew takes a few days to teach sailing to teenagers of the Exumas. They are waiting on weather with our new boat Gemini before heading North.


Gemini WINS BIG!!!!

1st and a 2nd

Gemini won big while taking a short break from her journey north to race in the George Town, Exuma Regatta. She continues North this weekend so be sure to keep an eye on the tracker!


$100 Off Valentine's Day Gift Certificates


Follow Our New Boat Home!

Starting today, some of the Atlantic Yachting Crew will begin bringing our new sailboat 'Gemini' home to NYC from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Stay tuned to the blog for stories of their adventures on this ocean journey and click HERE to see their location and follow their progress.

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