FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What should we bring?
We recommend bringing a hat, a long sleeve shirt for sun protection, non-aerosol sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit and towel. For sunset sails, we recommend bringing a sweater or jacket. Don’t forget to bring snacks and refreshments.

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. We recommend:
Lucharitos – view menu online 631-477-6666
Kate’s Cheese Co. – view menu online 631-333-2722
Fork & Anchor – view menu online  631-477-3277
1943 Pizza Bar – view menu online 631-477-6984

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. 

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. 

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, but we do recommend parents use their best judgement as this activity may be not be suitable for all children. 

How can we pay? 
We accept all major credit cards, but prefer cash or checks! Please give us a call at 631-319-0161, or email liz@laylasailing.com to book. 

Should we tip the crew?
If you enjoy your sail it is customary to tip the crew as you would any other service industry (20% for excellent service). Your crew will be manning the sails, lifeguarding, and serving you. 

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 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.