Last weekend my hubby and I enjoyed a date at sea aboard Charade, a 45 foot Hunter Sailboat. We had ever been on a sailboat before so we were pretty excited.  Mostly because it was  something we had never done before but we were also excited about getting some quality time together, since our busy schedules don’t allow us that luxury as often as we’d like.

Our Date Aboard the Charade Sailboat

Once we arrived at the Alsdorf Boat Park, we paid for parking and boarded the Charade where we were greeted by Captain Chuck (owner of the sailboat) and 4 other guests.  After making introductions (somehow my husband became known as Ralph instead of Art…LOL) we set sail towards the ocean.

Charade Sailboat

Being out in the ocean was beautiful! I’m not going to lie, disconnecting from technology can be difficult to do but when it’s so that I can spend quality time with my husband, it is definitely worth it. It was nice to be able to sit back, relax and take in all the beauty of the sea …it was nice to slow down. Plus, I really wasn’t cut off from the world, so that helped me cope…baby steps.

Sailboat Ride on the charade

In addition to taking it easy, Captain Chuck also gives you the opportunity to take the wheel and drive the sailboat.  Of course I couldn’t pass up the chance (I am always up for an adventure). Thankfully, he didn’t leave my side because I was a bit nervous. No worries, we all survived!

Driving the charade sailboat

Since you go out for about 3 to 4 hours (depending on the weather), we packed a lunch and we were able to enjoy a picnic at sea.  I felt bad eating tuna while out in the ocean but I guess its’ better than eating sushi right?

Picnic aboard Charade Sailboat

I was hoping to see dolphins (which wold have totally made my day) but that didn’t happen but we did see a sailboat race and the Hillsboro Lighthouse.

Hillsboro Lighthouse

If you’re interested in taking a sailboat ride, Captain Chuck and Charade will be back in the area again.  In addition to sailing in the day he may also be doing Sunrise sailings (seeing the sun rise from the ocean would be amazing!) and destination cruises. You can email at charadecharters(at)aol(dot)com to set up your sail. Be on the lookout for a deal in Living Social soon.

When you go for a sail, be sure to bring some sun block, your camera and a lunch for you to enjoy.

Sailboat Ride on the charade - Lighthouse

Disclaimer: My hubby and I were provided with a Sailboat adventure in order to facilitate my review. ALL opinions are my own.