FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What's your availability?

Please click a link below to view our calendar for each of the sails. It is automatically updated when sails are booked, and is the best way to get an accurate picture of our availability.

Morning Sail 
Half-Day Sail
Full-Day Sail 
Sunset Sail 

How much is a sail?

Sunset Sail (2hr) = $600
Morning Sail (3hr) = $750
Half-Day Sail (4hr) = $850
Full-Day Sail (6hr) = $1,100

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?

Weather Cancellation:
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.

Guest Cancellation:
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.

*NEW* Covid-19 Cancellation: 
Out of an abundance of caution for our guests and crew, we will be allowing guests to reschedule or cancel if any member of the party tests positive for COVID-19. Please let us know with as much notice as possible so we can attempt to re-book your date.

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
-Hat
-Long sleeve shirt for sun protection
-Non-aerosol sunscreen
-Sunglasses
-Swimsuit
-Towel
-Snacks & Drinks
-Cash to tip the crew

For Sunset Sails
-Sweater or jacket
-Sunglasses
-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:
Porto Bello – view menu online
Kate’s Cheese Co. – view menu online
Fork & Anchor – view menu online
The North Fork Shack – view menu online
Grace & Grit – view menu online 

Lucharitos – view menu online 

1943 Pizza Bar – 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 for the duration of the sail.

Do we have to wear a mask the whole time?

No. We ask that guests wear their masks whenever 6ft of distance between guests and crew is impossible, like while boarding the boat. For the majority of the sail, captain and crew will be around 35ft away from the guests. Check out our COVID-19 Page for more info.