Private Sailing Cruises With Sail NOLA

Want to spend a relaxing sail on Lake Pontchartrain while experiencing a beautiful sunset over New Orleans? Sail NOLA offers Private Sailing Cruises with Captain Frank at the helm of our brand new 2019 46 foot Dufour “Irie”. Spend an invigorating 2-1/2 hour sail or romantic sunset sail on Lake Pontchartrain. Local New Orleans cuisine, including an inviting list of wine by the bottle and local/imported/domestic beer, can be ordered for the optional catered picnic aboard Irie. Add fun and/or romance to any celebration including birthdays, anniversaries, marriage proposals, or bachelorette/bachelor parties.

What to Expect on a Private Sailing Cruise With Sail NOLA

All Private Sailing Cruises can be booked from 8 am to 2 hours prior to sunset, seven days a week, year round, to fit the passenger's schedule. Please confirm date and time first by contacting Captain Frank Jones at

All Private Sailing Cruises include 2-1/2 hours of sailing with an optional catered picnic served aboard Irie while underway on Lake Pontchartrain. Additional sailing time can be added for a fee (see below).

All reasonable sailing requests will be honored including a description of basic sailing techniques, and opportunities to take the wheel (helm) and steer the vessel - for some, especially children, a thrilling and life changing experience.

A full and private bathroom is available for passenger use while aboard Irie.

Full refunds will be provided if the Private Sailing Cruise is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Optional Catered Picnic Aboard Float On

The optional catered picnic aboard Irie will provided by your Captain while sailing on Lake Pontchartrain.

Please do not bring outside drinks or food. Water is complementary.

Passengers will order from the Catered Picnic Menu. Everything will be on board at the time of your cruise and all orders are prepared fresh on the day of your cruise.

All cutlery, utensils, beverage glasses, spices, and place settings will be provided.

We request that all catering and beverage selections be submitted at least two days prior to boarding your cruise. The links below will open the Catered Picnic Menu and Catered Picnic Order Form.

Catered Picnic Menu

Catered Picnic Order Form

Private Sailing Cruise Fees

A 2-1/2 hour Private Sailing Cruise for one to four people is $325.

Add a fifth or sixth person for $75 each.

Additional sailing time may be added to a Private Sailing Cruise for $100 per hour. This needs to be confirmed by Captain Frank prior to departure.

Private Sailing Cruise Registration Form with payment method must be submitted to confirm your Private Sailing Cruise. Weekends book very quickly and spaces are filled on a first come first served basis. The link below will open the Private Cruise Registration Form.

Private Cruise Registration Form

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are Available for Private Sailing Cruises. Contact for more information


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