Rick

5.0/5 stars 24 reviews
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About Rick

“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

Reviews of Rick (24)


  • Rick was great - prompt at responding and a great captain!


  • All i will say is absolutely amazing.


  • We had a fantastic day with Rick, he is a true sailor and a very patient man. We felt very comfortable with him on the water. We exchanged sailing story and had a wonderful time on his yacht, thank you Rick, we will be back!


  • Amazing time! Captain Rick came highly recommended and was so nice and laid back. Would recommend and do again.


  • He was a good guy ... we will plan next trip soon again on dis boat


  • A once in a life time experience. Rick was a great host and captain. Highly recommend renting with Rick. Thank you for everything.


  • Our group had the best day ever and Captain Rick made it an even better experience. Can't wait to sail again!


  • 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 was an awesome captain and he made sure that my crews had a blast time. Highly recommend for anyone :)


  • 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!


  • Really great.
    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.


  • Nice boat and captain Rick is awesome, We had a lovely time on the sound for my wife's birthday.
    We will definitely recommend this experience


  • We had a terrific day with Rick. The boat is beautiful and he is a great captain and host.


  • Unbelievable! Rick and his Nirvana were amazing. Couldn't ask for anything better. Clean, Organized, Rick was knowledgeable, experienced and very outgoing.


  • Good experience with Rick, friendly guy. You can bring any food and drink onto the boat and enjoy the relax experience on Rick's boat. Great experience to get away from the city.

    Thanks Rick!


  • Had an amazing day for my bday all thanks to Rick!! My ladies and I will definitely be doing it again. Rick was an amazing host!!! Thanks again Rick!!


  • We had a great time. Rick is knowledgeable about the area with lots of great stories. The boat is lovely, well equipped and comfortable. Very capable captain and easy going person. We look forward to doing it 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.