We offer brunch, lunch, and sunset cruise options.  If you have any questions about booking a charter or finding out more please select a button below!

 

Sailing Outings

Charters

Simply stated, there is no better way to celebrate a special day than a Hudson River Cruise on Ophira.  With room for up to six guests, a day or evening on the water will create memories of a lifetime.  This is your opportunity to share a unique experience sailing with your friends or family - a relaxing, fun and energizing experience on the water.  If it is just the two of you celebrating an engagement, upcoming wedding or anniversary, the Ophira sailing crew will provide a truly private and romantic setting for you to enjoy on the water.


Exploring the Hudson Valley gives you a rare perspective on the land and waterscape that most people never get to enjoy. Ophira Sailing will offer you the opportunity to take in the magnificent vistas while cruising on the tranquil Hudson River with the spectacular backdrop of the Catskill Mountains.  Our guests can also visit a number of local restaurants and shops in and around the valley.  Departures are primarily based in Kingston, New York, but Ophira can also receive passengers at the Kingston Rondout.  Below are suggested destinations (click to find out more): 

 











ChartersCost Per Guest 
All charters are exclusive

$120 per person 

$350 minimum



Uncatered ChartersCost Per Guest
All charters are exclusive

$100 per person

$350 minimum





​​Ophira Sailing School

Sailing Lessons 

Whether you are just getting into boating, bought a new boat, need a refresher or making the switch from power to sail, private instruction sessions can give you the knowledge and peace of mind to enjoy a relaxed day on the water while keeping your crew and vessel safe. With private instruction, the training is custom-tailored to your specific needs with endless learning options. The sessions can involve any combination of training from docking practice, to a classroom course in navigation, to close quarters maneuvering aboard our boat. Each private instruction course is specially designed to meet your specific needs.



Ophira Youth Sailing School                                                          

Sailing classes are open to students ages 8 – 18. Enrollment is limited to 6 per session for Little Puffs, Beginners and Intermediate; 5 for Advanced Handling. Registration usually opens April 15; watch this site for announcements. We’ll send out email notifications in advance to everyone on our list. If you’d like to be added to the list, send an email to info@ophirahudsonrivercruises.com and include your name, address, phone number and email address.

Little Puffs: Designed for 8-11 year olds, this class will provide an introduction to sailing and comfort in and around the water. Activities include group sailing, knot tying, swim test, capsize drill, rigging and de-rigging and partner sailing. The focus is FUN and SAFETY.


Beginner: For beginning sailors 12 and older who have minimal experience sailing. Emphasis is on basics and feeling comfortable on the water. Be ready to learn rigging, boat handling, terminology, capsize and recovery, knot tying, and marine safety.


Intermediate: Intended as a follow-up to Beginner. Sailors will strengthen their basic skills, become proficient at all points of sail and sail single-handed. Practicing tacking, jibing, sail trim, boat handling, knot tying, review of weather recognition and capsize and recovery are all goals of the class.


Advanced : Designed for those sailors who have mastered basic sailing. Sailors will strengthen sailing skills, and focus on boat handling, right of way, sailing in all conditions, and partner responsibilities.