Sailing on the Artemis: Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Can We Charter Artemis For?

Charters are typically between 3 and 6 hours. Overnight charters are also available. Reach out to us and tell us more about what you’d like to do and we’ll customize an amazing sailing charter for you!

How Many People Can Artemis Accommodate?

We are set up for and licensed to carry between 1 and 6 passengers.

Do You Offer Sunset Cruises?

Absolutely! This is one of our most popular 3-hour charters.

Where is Artemis Now?

We just returned from Florida with Artemis and will be docked in Gloucester, Massachusetts for the Summer 2024 season.

How Do We Get to Gloucester?

It’s super easy. Get on Route 128 and follow it north all the way to where it ends in Gloucester.

What Are the Best Hotels in Gloucester?

Discover Gloucester has a lot of information about accommodations and other things to do while visiting Gloucester. https://discovergloucester.com/stay/

How Long Have Deb & Rick Been Chartering Sailboats?

We have been chartering sailboats for 36+ years.

Do You Offer Yummy and Delicious Meals Included on Every Trip?

Why yes we do. Generally on trips that occur during lunchtime we will provide and awesome lunch buffet made from all the best ingredients available to us. For afternoon/evening trips we include Debs , now world famous, artisanal cheese board. Not to be missed. We also provide still and sparkling water.

Is There a Restroom Onboard?

There is a restroom (marine head) onboard. It is located below deck and the access is down a steep set of stairs

Weather

We do not call off our trips when we first get the five-day forecast that invariably calls for “a chance of thundershowers.” Rather, the captain makes the call regarding whether or not to sail very close to departure time. If the Captain feels that the conditions are unsafe then he will cancel the trip. We do not cancel for overcast or light rain. If we have to cancel then we will work with you to reschedule the trip. We really do have fun aboard Artemis even if the suns not shining, though it usually is.

Sea Sickness (Will I Get Seasick)?

In all of our years of operation, we have had zero instances of seasickness within the protected waters of Gloucester Harbor.  The ocean swell and chop that you might encounter on the ocean in Ipswich Bay is minimal. Nevertheless, concerned passengers are welcome to experiment with over-the-counter remedies containing ginger, which has been shown to calm an upset stomach.

Mobility: Are There Any Physical Restrictions?

Our Sailing Charters have no age restrictions. Those with mobility issues must be able to step up into the vessel from the launch. This is about 18” and there are good solid handhold railings. Very rarely is this an issue, but it should be mentioned. Rick and Deb will always assist in any way they can to ensure that those with or without mobility issues are safe and comfortable.

Alcohol

We are happy for folks to enjoy a beverage or two of their choice. However, drunkenness can and will not be allowed aboard Artemis at any time. This is a safety issue. For adults over 21, reasonable amounts of beer, wine, and spirits are allowed (please minimize glass containers).

Where to Park?

There is a public lot on Rogers Street and Harbor Loop that allows you to park (pay to park) for up to ten hours.  And occasionally you can find a free spot on Harbor Loop.