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Private Yacht for Charter from The Whitman Hospitality Group

The Whitman Yacht is the latest venture for The Whitman Hospitality Group (TWHG) which established its brand of tailored accommodations and events at its flagship mansion at 611 Whitaker Street. The Whitman now offers personalized sailing experiences on its luxury yacht which is available for private charter. From its polished woodwork to its colorful spinnaker, this semi-custom 47’ ketch-rigged sailing vessel beckons invitingly to guests, providing unique views of Savannah’s historic waterfront and other breathtaking sites, including saltwater marshes, a complex network of waterways, wildlife and protected natural barrier islands off Georgia’s coastline. The choice is yours…

The Whitman Yacht is ideal for team building, family occasions or simply enjoying time on the water with friends. Your safety is our priority so The Whitman Yacht is available for charter under the care of our experienced Captain Bennett Bacon and crew. Take part in the exhilaration of sailing under their expert guidance or relax and enjoy the ride we will tailor your experience at your pleasure. The yacht is available for private charter by the half day, day, week or longer and is ideal for two to six guests. Prices begin at an affordable $750 for a half day for up to six guests – that’s only $125 per person for an unforgettable experience.

Catering packages are available ranging from simple refreshments to a full sunset dinner sail. Whatever your priorities your sailing experience and we will tailor it to exceed your expectations.  For your convenience, we can depart from a number of different locations subject to prior arrangement as we will tailor your departure, destination and experience to suit your schedule and preferences.

The Whitman Yacht is based at Thunderbolt, Georgia and we are excited about our collaboration with The Westin Savannah Harbor’s Golf Resort & Spa and The Westin Beach Club’s Daufuskie Island. We offer a variety of itineraries from different locations including departing from Daufuskie Island’s Bloody Point dock or the Westin’s Riverfront Esplanade.

Our guests can enjoy an impressive array of sights, sounds and delightful experiences. Every day of sailing is different but our guests can be sure of a consistently high quality experience from The Whitman Hospitality Group.


Popular Itineraries

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An ocean adventure for a full-day sail – help sail The Whitman Yacht under expert guidance or simply relax and enjoy the ride – the choice is yours. Sail down the Wilmington River, past Wassaw Sound and the Barrier islands. Grind the winches, raise a sail or sit back and enjoy your favorite cocktail. This customized experience that brings you close and personal to the ocean and majesty of Mother Nature.
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Escape into Savannah’s tidal waterways and salt-marsh ecosystem to Georgia’s untouched barrier islands. Share this natural experience with dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, great blue herons, pelicans and a huge variety of shorebirds. Our guests on The Whitman Yacht can experience our region’s natural world, breath taking views of Georgia’s unspoiled coastline. Sail past the northern edge of the greatest expanse of undeveloped saltwater marsh on the eastern seaboard and enjoy views of our pristine beaches, remote salt marshes, protected maritime forest and a tidal basin unlike any other on the eastern seaboard.
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Sail up Savannah’s historic waterfront for a river based view of our city’s River Street and Fort Jackson as you learn about the importance of Savannah’s waterways to our history and economy today. A sail under the beautiful Talmadge Bridge for a fascinating insight into one of the nation’s busiest container ports; see how yesterday’s cotton warehouses have given way to the heart of our tourism industry and face the cannons at Old Fort Jackson to understand why Savannah was vital to our nation’s defenses.
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Depart from Bloody Point on Daufuskie Island to Calibogue Sound.
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Sail up Savannah’s historic waterfront and enjoy a cocktail and elegant hor d’ouevres or a five course dinner and anything in between while you experience a river based view of our city’s River Street and Fort Jackson.
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Share your interest and experience in sailing with us and we will tailor the right sail for you aboard The Whitman Yacht. Under expert guidance learn to grind the winches, raise a sail and chart your course.

Terms & Conditions

  • Your safety and comfort are our primary concern.
  • Information about appropriate attire and footwear will be provided at the time of booking.
  • In the case of inclement weather, your sail will be rescheduled at your convenience