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Beginner Sailing Lesson

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$250 for 2 hrs for one student

$50 per additional student

NEVER TOO LATE TO START

From landlubber to skipper, learn the basics of sailing on our 19’ Flying Scot!

 

We offer private or semi-private lessons tailored to the unique needs of each student. Our "Scot" departs from Silly Lily Fishing Station - one of The Hampton's hidden gems. 

 

An expert instructor will join the student(s) on board providing the perfect safety net to practice new skills and acquire those sea legs. 

 

Typically, lessons begin with safety briefings and a discussion of that day’s conditions (wind, weather, and tide). After a brief "chalk talk," covering the skills we will practice on the water, it's time to rig the boat and do some sailing! When we return to the dock, we cover de-rigging basics and run a debrief to solidify what we learned that day. 

  • 2 hr lesson

  • $250 for one sailor, $50 for each additional sailor 

    • plus gratuity

  • Up to four students, one or two recommended

  • Ask about our family discounts!

*Sailing lessons can be purchased individually, but we recommend securing one of our lesson packages. In addition to the package’s discount, we guarantee a weekly timeslot during the peak of the season!

SKILL LEVELS

  • Beginner (ages 7 - 75+)

LESSON INCLUDES

  • Expert coaching

  • Safety briefing

  • Chalk talk

  • On the water practice

  • Customized lesson planning

  • 1 - 4 students 

SAILING SOLO

Advanced Sailing Lesson

$250 for 2 hrs for one student

$50 per additional student

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Most of our students have the goal of sailing on their own

 

After a few sailing lessons on our Flying Scot (typically three to six lessons), it will be time to learn to take the training wheels off and explore! Sailors with demonstrable experience in skippering are welcome to sign up as well. 

 

For these lessons, we meet at the end of Moriches Island Road in East Moriches, where the long and open beach makes for an excellent launch and landing.

 

Sailors weighing 60-130lbs will sail an Optimist, a 7’ dinghy for junior sailors. All other sailors will hop in a Sunfish, a 14’ staple on Moriches Bay. 

 

During these sailing lessons, your instructor will coach you on the water from a 13' Boston Whaler. 

 

Sailing on your own can be daunting but with our expert guidance, you’ll be cruising with confidence in our beautiful Long Island bays.

  •  2 hr lesson

  • $250 for one sailor, $50 for each additional sailor 

    • plus gratuity

  • Up to two students

SKILL LEVELS

  • Intermediate (ages 8- 75+)

LESSON INCLUDES

  • Expert coaching

  • Safety briefing

  • Chalk talk

  • On the water practice

  • Customized lesson planning

  • 1 - 2 students 

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Motorboat Lesson

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$300 for 2 hrs for one student

$50 per additional student

BUILD CONFIDENCE AT THE HELM

 "Anyone can operate a motorboat safely and confidently with little to no training."

-  Motorboat Salesmen Worldwide

 

Simply put, that's far from the truth. Not only can boating accidents be fatal, but motorboats are also prone to expensive repairs from easily avoidable mishaps on the water. 

 

Let one of our licensed captains teach you how to operate and own a motorboat with ease. 

 

We offer lessons individually, but we highly encourage new boaters to sign up for our five-lesson course. Topics in the course include safety, navigation, right of way, tide and current, basic maintenance, anchoring, docking, and troubleshooting common issues. 

  •  2 hr lesson

  • $300 for one student, $50 for each additional student

    • plus gratuity

  • No charge for additional students on your boat!

  • Up to two students on our boat

*New York State is phasing in a new requirement that vessel operators hold a boating safety certificate. The law goes into effect for everyone in January 2025, and depending on when you were born, you may need one sooner. More information can be found on the NYS Parks website. 


The motorboat lessons that we offer do not help students earn this boating safety certificate; students must hold this certificate before taking lessons with Moriches Island Sailing. Boat US offers a free online course that you can take to obtain your boating safety certificate.

SKILL LEVELS

  • Beginner (ages 12 - 75+)

LESSON INCLUDES

  • Expert coaching

  • Safety briefing

  • On the water practice

  • Customized lesson planning

  • 1 - 2 students on our boat

  • Up to four students on your's

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Discounted Packages

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$50 - $150 in savings!

Savings for additional students as well!

PRIORITY TIME SLOTS AND DISCOUNTS

We are happy to offer packages of lessons at a discounted rate.

 

Our lesson package buyers also receive priority booking for a weekly timeslot. We recommend scheduling lessons early in the season to guarantee your preferred time and day of the week.

 

Please send us an email at morichesislandsailing@gmail.com if you would like to purchase a package or for more information! Please note that packages are payable by cash only.

We also offer discounted rates for families that are sailing together. Please email us for these rates.

*Please note that any packages expire at the end of the season of the year during which they were purchased.

Sailing 5 Lesson Package

  • $1,200 for 1 student, $200 for additional students

  • 10 hrs of lessons, $50 discount!

Sailing 10 Lesson Package

  • $2,350 for 1 student, $400 for additional students

  • 20 hrs of lessons, $150 discount!

Motorboat 5 Lesson Package

  • $1,450 for 1, $200 for additional students

  • 10 hrs of lessons, $50 discount!

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Carefree Motorboat Lesson

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$250 for 2 hrs

CAREFREE MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE

No charge for additional students

For your boating experience to be truly carefree, you'll need to know your way around Moriches Bay. Discounted training program exclusively for Carefree members. You first lesson is included in your membership, and additional lessons are discounted $50 from our regular motor boat lessons. There is no charge for additional students.

  • 2 hr lesson

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SKILL LEVELS

  • Beginner (ages 13 - 75+)

LESSON INCLUDES

  • Expert coaching

  • Safety briefing

  • On the water practice

  • Up to four students

If you'd like an extended booking, or if you have any questions beyond what we share in our FAQ, please send us an email at morichesislandsailing@gmail.com.

All lessons and charters (except for Intermediate Sailing) launch from Silly Lily Fishing Station in East Moriches. Please reach out if you'd like to be picked up for a charter or lesson at your waterfront home on Moriches Bay for an additional cost. We also provide private captain services for boat owners in the area. 

 

Let's make the most of the 2023 Summer Season!

*USCG regulation limits us to 6 max occupants on all bookings.

Please remember to submit your waiver.

Benjamin, NY

Luke was an incredible instructor. I knew nothing about sailing and he walked me through everything A to Z. I now feel like a pro! I highly recommend Moriches Island Sailing for anyone looking to learn and have fun out on the water: No one knows more about sailing than Luke, seriously.

Paul, NY

Our sons were totally new to sailing last summer and they started with Moriches Island Sailing. The owner Luke is an expert sailor who is great with kids. The 1:1 instruction really made a difference. They learned a ton at each lesson and got plenty of hands on sailing time. I highly recommend the company - and private sailing instruction over sailing camp /group lessons.

Cascya, NY

My 9 year old son had a great times. It was his first time sailing and now he’s hooked. Luke is an amazing instructor. Highly recommend Moriches Island Sailing.

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