“Rick is a coastguard licensed captain with a master 100 ton license. He’s been offering private charterrs on the sloop Nirvana for the past 5 years. With coastal and blue water experience, Rick can insure that your time on the water is safe and fun. ”
Aboard since 2015
From Mahopac, NY
We were on the yacht yesterday for my bachelorette party and it was amazing time. Rick was amazing , so helpful , and a great captain. He made our experience perfect. I couldn’t had asked for a better captain . He was a perfect photographer as well. I will def use him again and recommend his as well.
Wow! Rick was fantastic! We could not have asked for a better Captain. He was knowledgeable, gracious and kind. The vessel was lovely, clean and comfortable. Even though conditions weren’t ideal for sailing, Rick helped make the day entertaining for our family of four. We look forward to hiring Rick again and would refer him to friends in a second!
Captain Rick is family now. He seamlessly blended in with and interacted with my family wonderfully. He is an awesome Captain and the Nirvana is an awesome boat. He has taken meticulous care of the craft and you will not be disappointed with your voyage. We took an all day Memorial sail from Mamaroneck to the Norwalk Harbor and back. We sent mom off in style and made lifetime memories for those she has left behind. Thanks Captain Rick for taking good care of us. We look forward to sailing away with you again.
Captain Rick is absolutely the best. We were so happy with our first trip we booked a second one and would have booked more if he had the dates available. The children had a blast and loved being on the boat. We sailed, watched a race, stopped to swim, to eat and saw the most amazing sunsets! Book without hesitation. We can’t wait to sail again next year and will be holding dates way way in advance. Thank you again for our amazing trips!
Rick it’s more than 5 starts was amazing incredible trip with Rick and the beautiful nirvana boat, Rick is very friendly he help us with everything, the nirvana boat is in amazing condition very clean you have all the stuff you need for make you trip great, definitely we gonna come back to this trip and sure with Rick and nirvana boat
Thanks Rick see you soon
Rick took our family out for almost 8 hours! He was amazing. We have two small children aged 2 and 3, and he planned a treasure hunt for them, and they were SO excited when they found the treasure. He prioritized their comfort and happiness above anything else! The boat is clean and perfect for the family. Rick's personality is awesome and fun! We had plans to go to lunch in Port Washington, but since the kids were getting too hungry, he very comfortably stopped sooner at Rye Playland so we could eat! Rick, you were awesome and we really had the best, most special day ever! Thank you!
3 adults and 3 kids under 10. Boat was perfect size. Capt. Rick was very personable and brilliant with the kids. Had specific activities and trips within a trip to keep them excited and engaged.
We had a brilliant time and would strongly recommend to anyone interested in a day of sailing on the sound.
Amazing experience and beautiful boat. Rick is an amazing captain who doesn't just captain the boat, but also interacts with people as well. Informative and actually knows what he's doing. My wife and I had her pleasure of sailing with him and he even acted as our own personal photographer lol. All in all, we'd sail with Rick again.
I've spent very many hours tearing around on windsurfing equipment over a period of a dozen-plus years, but I've been wanting to learn to pilot something bigger. This was my first time on a serious sailboat, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Rick is a great host, instructor, captain and guide -- friendly, low-key, knowledgeable, easy-going. He shows a wide-ranging, deep, and confident understanding of his boat and how it responds to the wind, which ranged from fasten-your-seatbelt thrilling to serene on the day we were out. I unhesitatingly recommend Rick to anyone who wants to learn to sail, or just enjoy a fun day on the water aboard an impressive well-equipped boat.
Rick was an amazing host. He was very knowledgable about sailing and was very chill. We all had a great time and will defiantly sail with Rick again. He made this experience memorable. Thank you Rick for such a great time and we'll cross paths again.