FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's your availability?
How much is a sail?
Sunset Sail (2hr) = $700
Morning Sail (3hr) = $800
Afternoon Sail (4hr) = $950
Full-Day Sail (6hr) = $1,400
What's the capacity?
We can take a maximum of 6 passengers aboard Layla. All sails are private.
Do you have a deal for smaller groups?
We only accept private groups so the pricing is fixed for up to 6 guests. We have taken as few as 1 person out for a sail, but the price does not change.
What's your cancellation policy?
If unsuitable weather (steady rain or high winds) prevents the boat from sailing, a substitute date will be offered. If no alternative date works, your sail will be fully refunded*. The captain bases this decision on marine weather forecasted at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled departure time.
A full refund* will be given for cancellation at least 7 days prior to scheduled sail.
A 50% refund* will be given for cancellation 2 – 6 days prior to scheduled sail.
No refund will be given for guest cancellation 48 hours before scheduled sail.
*Please note that the 3% credit card transaction fee is non-refundable.
Do you serve alcohol onboard?
We serve all refreshments that you bring onboard, including alcohol to guests of legal age. Please note that red wine is not recommended. White wine and rosé are popular choices.
What should we bring?
For Day Sails
-Long sleeve shirt for sun protection
-Snacks & Drinks
-Cash to tip the crew
For Sunset Sails
-Sweater or jacket
-Snacks & Drinks
-Cash to tip the crew
What kind of snacks should we bring?
We recommend bringing a picnic-style meal based on the dietary requirements and preferences of your guests. We don’t recommend soup or anything that requires melted butter – these items are hard to serve, especially when the boat is heeling over.
We have also found that chips and salads tend to grow wings in the wind.
Sandwiches, fruit, veggie, and cheese platters are popular. We’ve also had great success with burritos and pizza onboard.
For local Catering, we recommend:
Kate’s Cheese Co. – view menu online
1943 Pizza Bar – view menu online
Fork & Anchor – view menu online
The North Fork Shack – view menu online
Porto Bello – view menu online
Lucharitos – view menu online
Do we have to bring plates, cups or napkins?
Layla provides all service items onboard. We try to limit the amount of single-use plastic consumed onboard. Instead, we provide cloth napkins, plates, platters, glasses and cutlery which are sanitized before and after each sail.
Is there a bathroom onboard?
Yes. On a boat, we call it “the head” and we have one. We have special rules for how to use it which we’ll explain onboard.
Should we tip the crew?
Your crew will be manning the sails, lifeguarding, and serving you. If you enjoy your sail it is customary to tip the crew as you would any other service industry (20% for excellent service).
Will kids be comfortable onboard?
Booking a trip on Layla is an excellent way to introduce your kids to the world of sailing. Captain Liz is an expert at reading the crowd and adjusting the intensity of the sail to suit the guests’ preferences. Layla is a very comfortable boat, and suitable for all ages. Please note that children under 8 years old will be required to wear a life vest, and all children require adult supervision throughout the duration of the sail.
Do we have to wear a mask the whole time?
No. We ask that unvaccinated guests wear their masks whenever 6ft of distance is impossible, like while boarding the boat. For the majority of the sail, captain and crew will be around 35ft away from the guests. Fully vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but are welcome to if they prefer. Check out our COVID-19 Page for more info.
Where are you located?
Visit our Directions page for more info. We ask that you arrive 10 minutes before the sail to board. Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes prior to the sail as we will likely be setting up!