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
Afternoon Sail
Sunset Sail 

How much is a sail?

Sunset Sail (2hr) = $750
Morning Sail (2.5hr) = $850
Afternoon Sail (3hr) = $950

What's the capacity?

We can take a maximum of 6 passengers aboard Layla per US Coast Guard regulations. This number includes children. All sails are private. There are no exceptions to this. Please do not email asking for a special exception. It will not be granted.

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 or shortened time frame will be offered. If neither option 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. Cloudy or overcast days do not fall under this category.

Guest Cancellation:
A full refund* will be given for cancellation at least 14 days prior to scheduled sail.
A 50% refund* will be given for cancellation 7 days prior to scheduled sail.
No refund will be given for guest cancellation 6 days before scheduled sail.

*Please note the 3% credit card processing fee is non-refundable.

What is 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
Afternoon Sail
Sunset Sail 

How much is a sail?

Sunset Sail (2hr) = $750
Morning Sail (2.5hr) = $850
Afternoon Sail (3hr) = $950

What’s the capacity?

We can take a maximum of 6 passengers aboard Layla per US Coast Guard regulations. This includes children. All sails are private. There are no exceptions to this. Please do not email asking for a special exception. It will not be granted.

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 or shortened time frame will be offered. If neither option 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. Cloudy or overcast days do not fall under this category.

Guest Cancellation:
A full refund* will be given for cancellation at least 14 days prior to scheduled sail.
A 50% refund* will be given for cancellation 7 days prior to scheduled sail.
No refund will be given for guest cancellation 6 days before scheduled sail.

*Please note the 3% credit card processing fee is non-refundable.

Do you serve alcohol onboard?

You bring it, we serve it! 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 & non-tinted 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 (like lobster) – 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 

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. 

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 & non-tinted 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 (like lobster) – 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 

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 captain and crew will be manning the sails, lifeguarding, and serving you. If you enjoy your sail it is customary to tip as you would any other service industry (20% of the cost of the trip 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.

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! 

Should we tip the crew?

Your captain and crew will be manning the sails, lifeguarding, and serving you. If you enjoy your sail it is customary to tip as you would any other service industry (20% of the cost of the trip 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.

Where are you located?

Visit our Directions page for more info. We board the boat at the scheduled departure time. Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes prior to the sail as we will likely be setting up!