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Defiance Sail Charters - Day Tours

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Address: 211 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-4161
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+1 978-948-5434
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Windfall, our elegant 49-foot sailing vessel, is available for day or...

Windfall, our elegant 49-foot sailing vessel, is available for day or overnight sailing charters.We dock for the summer season (June–October) in historic Gloucester, MA, in Smith's Cove, within walking distance to the famed artist colony of Rocky Neck. Summer charters are also available out of Boston or any accessible New England port. Or, use Windfall as your floating B&B (Boat & Breakfast dockside) while visiting the lovely Cape Ann region.We head south in autumn to go sailing in the beautiful, sunny Sea of Abaco from late February through May. Meet us at our base of operations at the fabulous Baker's Bay Club in Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. Or, charter Windfall for island hopping anywhere in the Bahamas.

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Adventure in the Abacos!

My wife and I recently joined Raffi and Lisa aboard Windfall in the Abacos. We enjoyed gorgeous snorkeling spots that made us feel like we were on our own private island... read more

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Becky F
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West Townsend, Massachusetts, United States

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West Townsend, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently joined Raffi and Lisa aboard Windfall in the Abacos. We enjoyed gorgeous snorkeling spots that made us feel like we were on our own private island! Amazing coral, reef fish, and so many tunnels in that crystal clear water. Lisa's cooking was that of an upscale restaurant. Absolutley exquisite. Pina colada pancakes, curry chicken salad... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We experienced an absolute departure from the world that we are usually immersed in with the Windfall. The food was so fresh and beautifully prepared . The conch fritters are the best I have ever eaten. The excursions on the dingy brought out the children in us. I told LIsa that have never had so much fun with adults in... More 

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Thank Louisetiingen
Marietta, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Capt. Raffi and Lisa are down to earth wonderful hosts, couldn't ask for a nicer crew to spend the day. Every step of the way they were gracious and accommodating. We would sail with them any day!!! Windfall is a Beautiful Boat ,almost as nice as the crew !

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Thank Harvey776245
Newburyport, United States
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had the enjoyment of sailing with Captains Raffi and Lisa in the Bahamas two years ago - a wonderful experience. When our relatives from the West Coast were visiting, we decided a sail with Raffi and Lisa in Gloucester would be a nice adventure for them. It was better than nice - it was truly delightful. We were blessed... More 

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Thank Judy F
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The day trip around Gloucester harbor and bay was the best ever. Captains Raffi and Lisa were very gracious hosts and the Windfall is a beautiful yacht. Great company, great stories about the harbor and other sailing adventures. Highly recommended for either a day trip or longer sailing adventure.

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Thank kcf929
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I'm a photographer and chartered with Lisa and Raffi for a photoshoot. They went out of their way to make everything go smoothly and provide me an opportunity to get some fantastic images. The boat is gorgeous!

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Thank Erik P
Lynn, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We sailed with a group of 11. Captains Raffi and Lisa were awesome during our wedding sail. The Windfall was beautiful, absolutely loved this sailboat. It's much more impressive in person than in photos. Lisa was extremely accommodating serving our guests, making sure everything was perfect and taking photos. Our guests loved the entire experience. We would love to charter... More 

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Capt. Raffi and his 1st mate Lisa made our group feel special. They are very experienced sailors who's sailboat is in excellent shape. We hired on for a 3 hr sail which seemed to go by quickly. Very relaxing. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

There were 3 couples traveling in our Rv's on a 3 month trek from California to the Candian Maritimes and New England coast. We all jumped on the chance to have a private sailing experience out of Gloucester. As others have said, Lisa and Raffi are lovely people and made us feel welcome; like old friends. Highly recommend this adventure.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Celebrated my father in laws birthday with a fantastic sail aboard "Windfall" - What started as good idea a few years ago - has turned into an great annual event... which the entire family looks forward to. (we even had one of my teenage daughters leave a friends early to drive 1.5 hours back to Gloucester to make sure she... More 

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