THRILL Trips and Experiences

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Crew the boat that sailed the world!

Join us for a hands on sailing adventure that will include some very simple lessons on the basics of sailing. Captain Steve Butz has over 35 years of sailing experience and recently completed a circumnavigation on Alyosha. He has logged over 40,000 nautical miles on the boat. Expect to participate in raising, lowering and adjusting the sails as Alyosha gracefully glides under wind power!

Steve will do his best to explain the physics behind sailing and is happy to “go deep” with answering any and all of your questions.

No question is off limits as Steve is happy to pursue whatever topics interest sailors looking to boost their knowledge or stoke the interest of newbys to the sport. This trip- which is a longer experience at 4+ hours- is for those wanting more than just a ride in the Atlantic Ocean. You will leave with a deeper appreciation of the sport of sailing and the physics behind it.

Please note: If you just want to get out there and sail, and this is the most convenient time for you, by all means please book the trip! We have many “Hands On” sailors who actually prefer to just chill out and relax and let others do the work. This trip is exactly as engaging as you want it to be.

Note on Birthdays and Anniversaries:

One of the great surprises of our first year of operations was how many people decided to celebrate their anniversaries and/or birthdays with us! (There were a few weddings and a proposal as well...) Let us know if you are celebrating something with your cruise: We now have anniversary and birthday flags- complete with a nautical number set- that we hope you will consider raising during the sail.

We must have 4 people booked in order to go out on this trip. We also allow only 8 people on this trip to ensure everyone is able to get some "hands on" experience.

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Sail the boat that sailed the world! 

Join Captain Steve Butz and prepare yourself for a very different Ocean City attraction! This is not the Sea Rocket! Sailing on the Atlantic Ocean is sometimes very exciting and often very relaxing, depending on the conditions. Don’t worry, you will have a great time either way…

The adventure will begin promptly at the scheduled start time and Alyosha will head out for an unforgettable sail on the Atlantic Ocean. Watch OC fade into the horizon as the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean waters surround the boat. The fun really begins when the diesel engines cut off and the boat moves along effortlessly under only sail power. Yes, this trip is about sailing! Pods of dolphins often playfully swim right off the bow of the boat, making a once in a lifetime natural experience! There is plenty of room aboard Alyosha for you to spread out and enjoy yourself- we encourage guests to utilize the wide trampolines in front of the boat for lounging.

Birthdays, Anniversaries and Special Events:

One of the great surprises of our first year of operations was how many people decided to celebrate their anniversaries and/or birthdays with us! (We have had weddings, first dates, and proposals as well...) Let us know if you are celebrating something with your cruise: We now have anniversary, birthday and special event flags- complete with a nautical number set- that we hope you will consider raising during the sail.

There is always a four person minimum for all Ocean Sailing trips.

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It’s everything you might imagine a Saturday Night Sunset Cruise to be, and even a bit more! We have added some time to this adventure to make it a worthwhile “date night” excursion. This trip is about double the length of our normal sunset cruise!

Cruise on Alyosha, a 50ft sailing Catamaran, out into the Atlantic for a beautiful view of the Sunset. If you are worried about your comfort during our longer "Ocean Sailing" and "Hands On" trips, then this shorter trip out into the Atlantic might be something to consider. Generally, the sunset cruise will depart about 45 minutes before sunset and will return at dusk. (about 65-75 minutes) Watch the sun set on Ocean City from the Atlantic Ocean as you glide along the coastline under sail. Lounge on the trampoline or enjoy any of the other excellent seating options that this 50' boat has available. This is a "must do" experience in Ocean City!

Note on Birthdays and Anniversaries:

One of the great surprises of our first year of operations was how many people decided to celebrate their anniversaries and/or birthdays with us! (There were a few weddings and a proposal as well...) Let us know if you are celebrating something with your cruise: We now have anniversary and birthday flags- complete with a nautical number set- that we hope you will consider raising during the sail.

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Are you looking for something different? Want to watch the land fade away and really get out there to experience open ocean sailing? We have you covered! This is the longest sailing experience we offer and is a great chance to get away from it all. 

We will depart from our West OC headquarters and sail straight out into the blue beyond. The goal here is not only to really soak in the ocean sailing experience but also to watch the water change colors as the Ocean City horizon fades and then disappears!

This 6 hour+ trip is for those who have sailing experience, have been sailing on Alyosha before OR, for those extremely adventurous types! Alyosha is a 50 foot St. Francis catamaran that has sailed around the world with Captain Steve at the helm, so you are in capable hands out there in the ocean.  

This trip is limited to 6 people.


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