While we are a sailing business at our core, there is certainly a time and place for getting out on the bay on a motor boat, and our 24' Eastern, the Persephone III, is the perfect boat for Moriches Bay. Her open stern and shallow draft provide space for four adults comfortably and allow us to explore almost every corner of our shallow bay. She was repowered with brand new 200hp Yamaha Four Stroke motor in 2022. Motor boat charters are typically two hours long and depart from Silly Lily Fishing Station in East Moriches. If you live on Moriches Bay and would like to be picked up at your home, or would like to schedule a charter longer than two hours, please send us an email before booking.
It doesn't get much better than eating a delicious meal out on the bay with good company. You can bring your own food & drinks, or we can pick up dinner from Trumpet's, Coco Taco, or Silly Lily, cruise around the bay for a bit, then drop anchor and chow down! The cost of dinner is not included in the cost of the charter. If you are not planning on bringing our own meal, please email us so that we can be sure your preferred dinner option is open on the evening of our charter.
Our bay tours are a great choice for a family that wants to see the bay from the boat and spend a bit of time ashore. Depending on the wind and tide, we can make a stop at an island in the bay, or anchor and walk over to the ocean. Our bay tours are available in the morning, midday, late afternoon or for sunset. Please note that this is a slow cruise around the bay in East Moriches. If you would like to go fast and explore more of the bay, we are happy to, but these trips will be subject to an additional fuel surcharge.
While many of our customers come to Moriches Island Sailing to learn how to sail, others just want to get out on the water to sit back, relax and enjoy the view! While you're welcome to charter our Flying Scot any time of the day, the sunset is a particularly beautiful time to be out on the water. Bring some friends, maybe some drinks and snacks if you'd like. We can comfortably accommodate up to four adults on our Flying Scot, or six people if it is a mix of kids and adult or you're willing to squeeze! Our sunset and bay cruises are typically two hours long, although you would like to spend more time on the bay, please do not hesitate to ask. Our sunset cruises typically depart from Silly Lily Fishing Station, although we may be able to pick you up at a private home for an additional cost. If you're interested in sailing from your home, please email us before booking.
If you'd like to spend some time sailing and exploring the beautiful islands in Moriches Bay, our Sail, Swim & Beach Day is a great option, especially for families! These tours are three hours long, with about half the time spent sailing and the rest exploring ashore. After a safety briefing, we set sail for an island on Moriches Bay that is only accessible by boat. Once the anchor is down, we're happy to show you around the island. The view from the top of the dunes is breathtaking, and there's always some sea life to check out. You're welcome to bring lunch and have a picnic on the beach, go for a swim, build some sandcastles, or all of the above! Our Sail, Swim and Beach Days typically depart from Silly Lily Fishing Station in East Moriches.