FAQ

The Boat
Sailboat: Mental Heeling
1988 30ft Catalina MKII

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Boat Location:
The Harborage at Ashley River Marina (see Where to Park below)
33 Lockwood Drive
Charleston SC, 29401

Where to Park:
The Harborage at Ashley River Marina does not allow charter guests to park in their parking lot, doing so may result in a ticket or towing. Below are a few options to consider:

1) Take an Uber or Taxi to The Harborage at Ashley River Marina (33 Lockwood Drive, Charleston SC). Note, please mention to your Uber driver that they should take you to The Harborage at Ashley River Marina, not Safe Harbor Charleston City Marina. The Harborage at Ashley River Marina is immediately after The Hilton Garden Inn on Lockwood drive.

2) Guests have the option of being picked up (from one location) and dropped off (at one location) anywhere on the Charleston Peninsula for $20

3) Park at Safe Harbor Charleston City Marina (17 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC) which has paid parking. From the parking lot, take the concrete sidewalk to the left (not wooden dock) and walk 7-10 minutes to The Harborage at Ashley River Marina (33 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC). The sidewalk is right along Lockwood Drive and you will walk under a few overpasses.

Regardless of where you park, I would recommend using the bathroom in the building at the Marina parking lot, second floor. I do have a head on-board but most people prefer the one on land.

Bathroom Door Code:
1435 (Roman Numerals: I IV III V)

Where To Meet The Captain:
When you arrive at The Harborage, walk out towards the boat and meet your Captain at the picnic table seen in the image below.  Please aim to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled charter.

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What To Bring:
Feel free to bring any snacks or drinks that you would like. Adults 21 years or older may bring alcoholic beverages. Please avoid bringing any glass aboard and always be responsible. I will not be drinking or providing any alcohol but you can bring some for yourself. I’ll have water on-board.

What to Wear:
Generally it is a few degrees cooler on the water. Spray from the water may get you wet, but you will not get soaked. A light jacket, hat and sunglasses are a good idea. I recommend closed shoes over flip flops. You can go barefoot but there are a million things to jam your toes on.

What to Expect:
All charters will start with a 15 minute safety speech once all passengers are on-board. While the boat is setup to be sailed single-handed, if you and your group would like to get involved (raise a sail, hold the helm, etc) I’m happy to oblige. If you prefer to sit back and relax that is fine too.

Weather:
Please assume that the charter is on unless you hear otherwise. If there is a chance of thunderstorms/lightning/excessive wind, the captain will reach out to you at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled charter time. A lack of wind may result in leaving the motor on.

Cancellations or Rescheduling:
Cancellations or Rescheduling will only take place due to weather.
Customers will receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather. No-shows will be charged the full price.

Please do not hesitate to call or email if you still have any questions not covered above!

Captain Jay Keeney
Charleston Sailboat Charters, LLC
captain@charlestonsailboat.net
(843) SEA-MAN6 (732-6266)