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Direction Sailing Charters Charleston

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Sailing has been a lifelong family tradition for Captain John Springer, and after years in the working world, he decided to turn that tradition into a livelihood. Now, he’s proud to share the joy of sailing with both Charleston natives and tourists...more
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33 Lockwood Dr, The Harborage, Charleston, SC 29401-1122
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Captain John was awesome - we went out into the Charleston Harbor and saw all of the sites, and an extra bonus of dolphins! Definitely recommend going!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

My wife and I, along with another couple (our friends) charted with Capt John for a 3-hour Charleston/Sunset cruise and it could not have been better. From the minute we purchased the package to the moment we got off the boat it was a wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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John S, Owner at Direction Sailing Charters Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Great to hear, it couldn't have been better, Brett! Thanks for the rave review -- I appreciate it. Caroline and I loved taking you, your wife, and your friends out on the water for a sunset cruise. Hope we'll get to sail with you again...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

My daughter and I had the yacht to ourselves and it was perfect. Cap't John and First Mate Caroline were the dynamic duo of sailing. I brought roast beef, bread, cheese, mayo, pineapple, wine, tonic, gin, cookies, crackers ,etc. We had a feast. Cap't Jack...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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John S, Owner at Direction Sailing Charters Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

I'm thrilled to hear you and your daughter had such a great time sailing with us the other day. Caroline and I loved taking y'all out on the water -- Can't wait to sail with you again the next time you're in Charleston. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

On the spur of the moment, a friend and I decided to call Direction to see if we could book a sail. We had 1/2 a day left of our Charleston Adventure and wanted to fill it with sights from the water. Captain John and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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John S, Owner at Direction Sailing Charters Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Spur the moment sailing trips are always the best! Caroline and I loved taking you and your friend out to see Charleston from the water. Hope to take you sailing again the next time you're in town. Thanks for coming out! Captain John

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Had a great time. Captain John let me sail the entire trip. Wind was great and we stayed out past the allotted time. He really enjoys sailing! Wonderful experience. Will definitely do it again! Great value.More

Date of experience: March 2017
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John S, Owner at Direction Sailing Charters Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Even though it's been a year, it still made me smile to read how much fun you had out on the water. I'm always happy to let you sail the boat, and yes, I do really love sailing. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks...More

Reviewed 5 November 2016

My aunt and her friend were in town visiting and their only request was a sunset sail. Several captains/companies turned me down for being "too last minute," but Cpt. John was happy to have us! I'm so glad we went out on Directions. He and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Caroline B
John S, Owner at Direction Sailing Charters Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Always happy to take y'all sailing, Caroline! Even though it's been two years, it's still great to hear you had the best time out on the water with your aunt and her friend. Hope to take you sailing again soon -- last minute or not....More

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, fun, and romantic! John and Arthur were personable, fun, and provided us with an experience we will never forget. Awesome time!

Date of experience: October 2016
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John S, Owner at Direction Sailing Charters Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hope it's still as memorable two years later, Will! It was great having you aboard. Keep me in mind the next time you want to go sailing. Thanks for coming out! Captain John

Reviewed 21 September 2016

What a wonderful experience! Chartered a sail with Captain John along the Charleston harbor. Saw the Dolphins playing in the water and viewed downtown Charleston At sunset. Captain John pointed out the historical sites that only a local would know and he even let me...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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John S, Owner at Direction Sailing Charters Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

There is no better way to see a downtown Charleston sunset than from the water. The dolphins are always one of my favorite things to point out. I'm happy to hear I could show you how to sail like a local and highlight all the...More

Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have sailed with John professionally on boat deliveries & can attest to his seamanship. I have been offshore with John many times & there is no one that I would feel more comfortable with. He is knowledgable & a safe captain that will give...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We brought clients out for a sail of the harbor and had an awesome time. Captain John was awesome! Now I am looking at booking an afternoon sail with a ladies group I belong to for our monthly Ladies day!!!

Date of experience: September 2016
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John S, Owner at Direction Sailing Charters Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

I had an equally awesome time taking y'all out on the water, Julia. Even though it's been two years, I wanted to let you know how much your feedback means to me. Hope to take you sailing again soon. Thanks for coming out! Captain John

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