We are now a member of a new group, Sun n Fun cruisiing. This is a group of like minded charter companies, and supporting sales companies who intend to "Explore the World in Comfort!". We offer different locations on the East Coast, and in the Caribbean basin with unusually luxurious boats, managed to 5 star standards..
Now, you can enjoy exceptional boats, like those you'll find at Let's Go Cruising, at all of these locations. (Note: Locations shown as Coming are available now--just finalizing some details.)
Enjoy the benefits of our SailScape Club at participating member locations--including loyalty discounts and many other benefits: SailScape Club Benefits here.
Annapolis, our home base Why Annapolis and the Chesapeake?Less expensive Not a short drive. Not near Annapolis. We're "On the Harbor, Annapolis-America's cruising capital!" NEW: Wind/Weather planning guide.
Get into sailing with ASA courses--Courses and Flotillas on our schedule here. ASA is the worlds leading certification program and we're an ASA certified, Live-Aboard Sailing School. Learn more about enhancing your skills, or getting started while enjoying a fun vacation.
How to own for lessOur unique program has helped over 680 people pay for their boat with tax advantages and business income. Information and seminars here. If you are thinking of a new boat down the line--why not try it out for free, first?
New Products. Featured Boat New Catamaran, Orana 44 and Monohull, Jeanneau 49DS--the most popular boat in our fleet-find out why.
We need more boats in our fleet to cover the demand. Investors get huge tax advantages--$100,000's of thousands + income + use your boat when you want. Want to know more? Call Eric Smith at 410-263-2311 X222 or visit our web site. Or, Short Video here.
Last minute charter discounts available.. Call to get signed up to receive notices.
Please call Liz or Ryan To book a charter or discuss any of the topics in this newsletterat 410-263-1818
Photo contest .If you chartered from us this past year, or plan to, or if you're a SailScape member: Submit your electronic photos to Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org and qualify for prizes and get your photos published on the web and in our newsletter.
First prize: 2 extra free days added to any charter of 2 days or more. 2nd prize, our famously popular tote bag. 3-3rd prizes by category, our LGC hat.
1. Best overall
2. 2nd overall
3. Best people pixture
3. Best lifestyle picture
3. Best boating or scenic picture
2. Guaranteed best offer. We'll match arny other offer from any continental based, U.S. Charter company on a comparable boat, with comparable equipment for a comparable period when you present a written proposal based on a published promotion.
Sail a lot, spend a little -enjoy savings of up to 50% on charter fees! Free days, Discounts on charters, courses and flotillas, credits towards ownership and much more.Book when you call, and get an immediate discount that generally exceeds the cost. Lots of benefits, including "Guaranteed good weather!" for members. Click the logo or link.
No need to bear the cost and hassles of flying. Most people are within convenient driving distance of our base. We're right in the middle of the best sailing on the Chesapeake--"On the harbor, Annapolis". We offer everything the big boys do, but with more luxurious, better equipped boats and more personal service. All boats have Air conditioning, auto pilots, and chart plotters--just to name a few amenities.
We're not talking about "near Annapolis", or cruising to Annapolis--We're "On the Harbor", in Annapolis America's favorite cruising destination and home of the Fall Annapolis, In-Water Boat show.
We provide 5 star, luxury boats, monohulls and cats that you can stay on while enjoying the evening before you leave on your cruise--or longer.
Our beginner sailing courses start and return to our Annapolis base each day, while you live aboard and enjoy the history, sights and sounds that are Annapolis.
Annapolis-Your starting point, our favorite restaurants, things to do and more. AnnapolisPrintMap with phone numbers and info for recommended places.
Our boats are in Annapolis--America's Boating capital. . While you're here, just enjoy Annapolis!-Check out this link for links to Restaurants, Inns, things to do, day sails and much more. Click here. (On the BYA site)
Average wind, Chesapeake Bay/Miami/Rhode Isl/Virgin Isl. NOTE: These are averages, on the Chesapeake (and most coastal areas) there is a sea breeze (Ches-normally from about 12-4PM) where the winds may be well into the teens, but the quiet periods of morning and late evening bring the averages down and account for some areas reputation for light air. Also note the small difference between summer and June or Sept. which are considered prime sailing times--Plan your sailing for afternoons, and motoring or quiet anchorages at other times. To see wind direction speed hourly, click here. Wind forcast hourly with moving vectors for your specified time range and area, Click here.
Start your ASA course on the Chesapeaker, and finish up in the Bahamas or Caribbean
Introdution to Catamaran sailing. For Monohull sailors, beginners, small boat sailors--anyone who wants to see what it's all about. We'll let you take the helm as much as you want or can. You'll learn about handling a big, cruising cat (41-48' boats will be used-subject to LGC's availability) under sail or power.Sail, anchor, swim in and around Annapolis--whatever the group wants to do. Call: 410-263-1818
Charter Ready 104 Monohulls, or 114 Catamarans. Use the drop down menu at top of page to get more detailed information, or call us.
Special rates will apply for SailScape members (You can become one instantly--ask). Course includes living aboard (overnight) in Annapolis on a luxuriously equipped, air conditioned, 36-45'' or larger boat with all of the amenities and latest equipment. No need for a hotel! Enjoy Annapolis restaurants and things to do all within walking distance of your boat. All course materials and ASA instructor included. Special rates for 2 or more. Call 410-263-1818 for details or to sign up.
Courses-join pre-scheduled courses individually or a couple, or charter a boat and have a private ASA instructor.
Chesapeake Bay, Caribbean, Bahamas or Florida. From basic sailing to advanced levels including catamaran cruising we now offer ASA certification courses for everyone. We offer courses with a difference! They are full, live-aboard courses on luxurious boats with A/C, full electronics--the works. If you are serious about learning to sail so you can charter or own a boat--we have the course for you and it's surprisingly affordable! We have private instruction available on any of our yachts as well as pre-scheduled group courses. Click here to learn more....
Note: You do have other choices in choosing a program. American Sailing was deverloped as a racers program. NauticEd offers another complicated, un-necessary layer--you still need to get sailing time and certification. The best certification in the world, for cruisers from beginning to advanced is the ASA program and we're a certified ASA facility. Once you get ASA certified, your certification is recognized by more organizations around the world than any other. Check it out here.
Be sure the facility you elect to get certified with is, itself, ASA certified! Let's Go Cruising is!
How much would you like to reduce your taxes this year? $50,000? $100,000, $300,000? Even $500,000! You can do it with our uniqueBoat as a business™ program. Set your boat up as a business and qualify for huge tax incentives. This is not a tax shelter or scheme. it's an absolutely, proven way to own a new or used boat for less. We've already helped over 680 clients realize their dream using this program. We can help you too! Find out more here. Or attend a seminar this Saturday, April 9th at 11:00 in Annapolis, or on-line over subsequent weeks. Click here for live and on-line seminar details. No cost or obligation. Or call the Bay Yacht Agency (Our Let's Go Cruising partner) office. 410-263-2311
More good news. Used boats qualify. Our beautiful, 5 star, Jeanneau 49DS "Topgallant" is now available for the program.. Our most popular monohull. She sleeps 8 in comfort, with a huge, owner's cabin aft. The table has a unique pneumatic lift that allows conversion to a berth with the touch of a finger. Full electronics, ice maker, A/C (of course), generator, bow thruster and so much more. Learn more here.
Now here's an opportunity. The owner of "Topgallant" is downsizing and willing to sell her with all the bookings already in place. Keep her in our management fleet, and we'll not only pay you the income, as well as new income to come (this is our most popular boat), but you can get tax advantages this year of $50,000 to $365,000--basically, whatever you want or need! Talk to Eric Smith, 410-703-5655, or Chris Bent 410-703-5698 for details.
Try-Before-You Buy certificate. Free charter. Click here. If you're thinking of owning in the next year, and want to try a boat out first, we have virtually every new Jeanneau and Fountaine Pajot model as well as Hybrid Houseboats available and we will reimburse you for your charter if you purchase within a year--download the certificate for details.
Investors wanted. We need more boats in our fleet to cover the demand. Investors get huge tax advantages--$100,000's of thousands + income + use your boat when you want. Want to know more? Call Eric Smith at 410-263-2311 X222 or visit our web site.
Our beautiful, 5 star, Jeanneau 49DS "Topgallant". Our most popular monohull. She sleeps 8 in comfort, with a huge, owner's cabin aft. The table has a unique pneumatic lift that allows conversion to a berth with the touch of a finger. Full electronics, ice maker, A/C (of course), generator, bow thruster and so much more. Learn more here.
Now here's an opportunity. The owner is downsizing and willing to sell Topgallent with all the bookings already in place. Keep her in our management fleet, and we'll not only pay you the income, as well as new income to come (this is our most popular boat), but you can get tax advantages this year of $50,000 to $365,000--basically, whatever you want or need! Talk to Eric Smith, 410-703-5655, or Chris Bent 410-703-5698 for details.
Where do you want to cruise?
Itineraries for 3-7 days, click here. For an overview of the Bay, click on the map thumbnail to see a larger image.
Most Coastline? Where in the U.S. do you want to cruise?
We're in the top four, but, the Chesapeake is the most cruiser friendly, interesting with lots of places to visit close by. Quiet anchorages, historic sites, party places--you name it and it's all within 30 minutes to 8 hours from your dock in Annapolis. Annapolis is America's cruising capital--in the heart of it all and LGC is in the heart of Annapolis, "On the harbor!"
New Product--Hybrid Houseboats for rent. (Click on the thumbnails for a slide show) Let’s Go Cruising, a subsidiary of Bay Yacht Agency, has added to is line of Fountaine Pajot Catamarans and Jeanneau Monohulls to offer for ownership and charter a new kind of Boat. These boats are unlike anything you have seen before, they are floating homes. Let’s Go Cruising (LGC) and Bay Yacht Agency are taking orders now for your very own on the water living in Annapolis, Solomon’s Island, Baltimore Harbor and St. Leonard’s Creek. These floating homes are already part of our Let’s Go Cruising Charter fleet as well. Charter one of our Sea Breeze cabins in Annapolis today. Take a fishing charter and use this as your home base, or just enjoy on-water living for a week or weekend on the edge of the fabulous Chesapeake Bay.
We are located in the hut, on the grass in front of the Chart House Restaurant... For the winter, we're at the BYA office, turn right into parking lot at the end of second st. (When you're in front of the Chart House restaurant--can't miss the big signs facing you!)
For Sales, walk over to the BYA office.
Hours: 9:00 to 5:00 daily, Saturday/Sunday 10-2:00PM other hours by appointment.