How do I book?
You can book by calling us at 910.622.2503 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All bookings require a non-refundable $50.00 deposit. Please see our cancellation policy in the FAQ section of this site for more information. Book as soon as you know when you would like to sail. If you are arriving to the area for a vacation it is advised to book your trip early in your stay, should weather be an issue this affords the possibility of rescheduling the trip later during your visit. All trips are by appointment only.
What is your cancellation policy?
Wrightsville Performance Sailing requires at least 72 hours notice if you know you will not be able to make your intended trip reservation. Your deposit is not refundable if you cancel for any reason within the 72 hours prior to your booking departure time. Cancellation and rescheduling due to weather are at the captain’s discretion. You will not be held to your original reservation or deposit if the captain cancels or reschedules the trip. All deposit refunds are less credit card processing fees.
Where do we meet?
Seapath Yacht Club 330 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. Seapath Yacht Club is located across from the park at Wrightsville Beach on Harbor Island, between the drawbridge and south bridge. You can park anywhere in the main parking lot. If a parking attendant is present let them know that you are sailing with us as you enter the lot, the attendant will confirm with our staff. Once parked, walk through the archway and take a right. Walk all the way down to the dockhouse and fuel pump area. You captain will meet you there!
Do you have parking?
Yes. FREE parking on site for our guests during your sail. You don’t have to hassle with paid parking or battle the crowds on other parts of the island when you sail with Wrightsville Performance Sailing.
How many guests can sail at one time?
4 adults maximum. 5 if a combination of adults and children. All trips are private.
What should/can I bring?
It is recommended that you bring sunscreen, towels, sunglasses, seasick medication if you are susceptible. Water is provided at no charge. Alcohol is permitted for those 21 and older, however it is not supplied by Wrightsville Performance Sailing. Electronics can be stored below deck.
Do I have to do anything?
Only if you want to! Do as little or as much as you want, the certified captain on board can handle the boat but never turns down a hand with the lines. Usually, the more you participate, the faster we go!
What should I expect?
Expect to move around on the boat and prepare for the boat to lean (heel) from side to side. This is perfectly normal. Once you go through the motions a few times you will get the hang of what is going on! There are restroom facilities on site to take advantage of prior to leaving the dock. There are emergency only restroom accommodations on board.
What do I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that can withstand a splash. Bathing suits are permitted.
Is getting to your location easy?
Yes! We are a straightforward drive from Topsail Island, Figure Eight Island, Downtown and Midtown Wilmington, Southport, Oak Island, Carolina and Kure Beaches. We are a popular destination for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. Remember the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge opens on the hour for waiting marine traffic and on demand for commercial traffic, be sure to plan for increased traffic during the summer months.
Is sailing safe?
There is an inherent risk with any marine activity and sailing is no exception, however, Wrightsville Performance Sailing meets all USCG safety requirements and is experienced on the water. Sport PFD’s (Life Jackets) are available to wear during the sail if you desire, in addition to the USCG required PFD’s on board. Children younger than 13 must wear a PFD at all times. A full first aid kit and First Aid and CPR certified captain is at hand.
Will I get seasick?
It is relative to your body and where we sail. Offshore in rougher water increases the possibility. The majority of sails will take place inshore in relatively calm waters. Let the captain know prior to leaving the dock if you think this could be a possibility and he will customize where you sail to better avoid this issue.
Do you offer paddleboarding, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, parasailing, or power boat rentals?
We specialize in sailing only, however, we are happy to recommend you to many fantastic local companies that specialize in paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, parasailing and power boat rentals. Contact us for a referral.