About Us


Charleston Sail provides a fun way to explore the harbor and beyond. New Horizon, our 33 foot Beneteau, will sail close to the landmarks of the Battery, Fort Sumter, the USS Yorktown, and our magnificent Ravenel Bridge.  Take your pick from 2, 3, and 4 hour trips available throughout the year.  We set sail with groups from 2 to 6 people, with children of all ages welcome.  We adjust times to catch the best sunset. All tours are private charters so BYOB, watch for dolphins, and share the time with friends and family. Do you want a extended sailing experience? Join us for an overnight stay alongside at the dock and set sail next morning for a 30 mile coastal voyage to Bohicket Marina (up the Edisto River). Return via the scenic Intercoastal Waterway after dining at local restaurants and sleeping aboard. Call or text (843) 345-7790 to schedule your sailing adventure.


We have sailed in Charleston Harbor since 1996. During the last 5 years, We have sailed Blue Horizon, a 1981 Pearson (32 feet). In that yacht, we voyaged to Annapolis, Bermuda, multiple shorter trips, and started Charleston Sail. We love sailing and find we truly enjoy sharing it with new found friends through the business. Since July 2012, we have completed over 1000 charters and are now excited about New Horizon, a larger and newer yacht for your sailing comfort. Visit Trip Adviser to find reviews descriptions of Charleston Sail's Harbor Tours . Call or text(843) 345-7790 to schedule your sailing adventure.

Captain Paul Mitchell & Captain MJ Oexmann

In England, from age 10, my father taught me to sail. He was an enthusiastic and skilled sailor completing many single handed trips across the Atlantic. We completed many overnight trips to France and along the beautiful south coast of England. I have always loved the sea, served in the British Navy, owned many sailboats, and obtained the US Coast Guard license in 2012. Mary Joan also obtained her license in 2013. Mary Joan has been sailing since 1995 in the USA and UK and obtained her license in 2013.

Sailing in Charleston

Are you entertaining family and friends?
Are you vacationing & looking for adventure in the Charleston, SC area?

Why not climb aboard our yacht, the "New Horizon", and set sail with us to explore Charleston's sheltered and scenic harbor. Stretching out on the foredeck or spacious cockpit - you may soak up the sea breeze and sunshine, whilst your experienced Captain and crew take care of the boat handling. Listen to the story behind many iconic Charleston landmarks. Be amazed at the dolphins and pelicans, whilst huge ocean going ships pass close by.

We are licensed for 6 passengers and insured for up to 50 miles offshore for those who want to expand their horizons. Our recent sailing experience includes an 800 mile ocean voyage (2011) to Bermuda.

We use the engine to get us safely away from our dock at Charleston’s, Ripley Light Yacht Club, where you may park for free. Within 25 minutes of departure we’ll have the sails set and the vitamin “sea” experience begins. Bring your own beverages and picnic or you may purchase a professional catered meal or simple sandwiches from us.

Call (843) 345-7790 to book your sailing adventure

Charleston Sail “WE SAIL FUN”