What are the Booking and Cancellation Policies?

We require full payment in order to confirm the date of the charter.

Payment will be adjusted in these situations:

1. We will refund the entire payment as long as the reservation has been cancelled within one week of the reservation.
2. We will honor an adjusted head count if it is less than the confirmed guest number within 72 hours of the reservation date.
3. If there is an increase in the guest number after the payment had been submitted, the remaining balance for additional guests will be due at the conclusion of the charter.

No Refund Policy:
If the reservation is cancelled less then 7 days before the charter, there will be no refund.

We sail in all weather barring winds of over 25 knots and driving rain, in which case your reservation will be re-booked on a day that is satisfactory to both you and Captain Missy. Regarding extreme weather and in the interest of safety and the comfort for all on board, all final weather decisions for our sailboat adventures are subject to the discretion of Captain Missy.

What about bad weather?

We sail in all weather barring winds of over 25 knots and driving rain, in which case your reservation will be re-booked on a day that is satisfactory to both you and Captain Missy. Regarding extreme weather and in the interest of safety and the comfort for all on board, all final weather decisions for our sailboat adventures are subject to the discretion of Captain Missy.
The most important thing is that you have a pleasant and safe sailing experience. We keep an eye on the weather and as your charter date approaches, we will be in touch with a game plan.

Do I need any sailing experience?

No sailing experience is necessary—just a willingness to be part of a great adventure! You will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the trip from raising sails to steering the boat. Or, sit back and enjoy the ride. We want you to participate at whatever level you feel most comfortable.

What is the appropriate amount to tip the crew?

Traditionally, a 20% CASH tip is given to the crew at the end of the trip after the boat is docked. Captain Missy need not be included.

Are there bathrooms on board?

Yes. We have two bathrooms or “heads” each with toilets, hot and cold running water and showers.

Do you allow kids on board?

Yes! We love kids on board. But if under 12yrs of age they must bring their own life vests.

What if I don’t know how to swim?

You are more than welcome on board Little Dutch but if you don’t know how to swim, you will have to wear a life vest while on board.

Do you provide life preservers?

Yes for adults and children 12 years old and over.

Can I smoke on board?

No. We have a strict “No Smoking” policy while on board.

Do you serve alcoholic beverages on board?

No but you may BYOB.

Do you accept personal checks for payment?

No we do not accept personal checks.
We accept all major credit and debit cards and cash.

What do I need to bring?

We recommend you bring a bathing suit, towel and light jacket as well as sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

Do I need to wear any sort of special sailboat/deck shoes while on board?

We do ask that you not wear any black-soled shoes on board as that often scuffs our decks. Captain Missy almost always goes bare foot but if you are slightly unsteady underway you may find that wearing shoes (topsiders or white-soled sneakers) may be comforting. Unless you are a seasoned sailor, flip-flops can be a little unsteady. Hard-soled shoes & high-heels are discouraged.

Can I use my cell phone while underway?

As a safety precaution, we discourage the extensive use of devices and cell phones while underway. So as to create the most comfortable, fun and optimum sailing experience, we need all guests on board to be able to hear directions from Captain Missy and her crew. Engaging in devices and cell phones while underway compromises the communication between Captain Missy, the crew and our guests.

To that end, we may or may not have satellite connections while underway so please do not expect perfect cell phone or internet service during your sailing adventure.

How many people can Little Dutch accommodate?

There can be a total of SIX GUESTS on board along with Captain Missy and possibly crew for Day Sails. For Overnights we can accommodate up to FOUR GUESTS. (Check with Capt Missy for details.)

Can I bring snacks or food on the day sails?

Yes. Please feel free to bring snacks and special beverages if you’d like.

Can I jump off the boat to swim?

Yes!