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Whitman Yacht adventure highly enjoyable for dad, three daughters

By Jake Shapiro

The day my triplet daughters and I spent sailing aboard The Whitman Yacht was a particularly delightful experience as it brought back great old memories and allowed me to make some new ones.

My girls and I had a beautiful summer day for our adventure – the weather and the water were just perfect. Upon boarding the yacht, we were very impressed with its perfectly maintained exterior and luxurious below-deck set up. The crew, owner Steve and Captain Bennett, showed us around and pointed out interesting features. The interior was roomier that we expected; it featured a sitting area, galley kitchen, two sleeping spaces and two restrooms. We weren’t exactly roughing it!

I hadn’t been sailing since childhood, so as we headed out to sea, a touch of nostalgia crept in. I recalled good times that I’d all but forgotten and realized that, certainly, the next few hours would be full of new memorable moments as well. I was right.

As we cruised past beautiful scenery and wildlife, Captain Bennett regaled us with tales of his experiences sailing the Atlantic Coast. His personal adventures combined with his strong scientific background in marine biology have made him an incredibly knowledgeable guide. He filled us in on local legends and provided a brief but fascinating lesson on coastal ecology, wildlife and environmental facts. The charter excursion was wonderful all by itself, but gaining some behind-the-scenes insight was a real bonus.

My daughters really seemed to enjoy themselves, which made the trip especially rewarding for me. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to spend some good, quality time with my family in a setting so beautiful and peaceful and almost felt surreal. We relaxed, laughed, shared stories and chatted with the crew, who put us completely at ease.

I definitely jumped at the chance to take the helm of the ship, which was a lot of fun. I think my girls got a kick out of it as well. Steve and Bennett couldn’t have been any more hospitable. We liked chatting with them and felt like they were old pals by the end of the trip.

I highly recommend chartering The Whitman Yacht for an excursion. My family and I couldn’t have been any more thrilled with our experience. The trip exceeded our expectations in every way possible, and I’m excited pass the word along to others who should take advantage of this awesome opportunity.

I understand the yacht sails a few different scenic routes, and if at all possible, I’d love to return and see even more of Coastal Georgia from aboard this spectacular vessel.