5.0/5 stars 6 reviews
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About James

“Sunset is owned and captained by James Brooks, a familiar face in NY Harbor. James has worked aboard the historic sailing yacht Ventura since 2009 and continues to work aboard the old girl with the illustrious Captain Pat. James began sailing at the ripe old age of six in upstate New York. Rumor has it that his first word – besides Mom and Dad of course – was “porthole”. A USCG licensed master, James looks forward to sharing the magic of sailing with all those aboard Sunset.”

Aboard since 2017

From New York, NY

Reviews of James (6)

  • Excellent service,It was a wonderful decision. Thank you James!

  • James and his crew are amazing, wish we had the chance to spend full day on his great sail boat.

  • We had a great day sailing around the harbor and swimming off Coney Island. James and Matt made a great Captain/Firstmate team! Would recommend to anyone.

  • We had a fantastic time sailing with James! He sailed us around the Hudson River and down to the Statue of Liberty. He was a very smart and adept sailor. He is also very friendly and even gave us some extra time despite us arriving late. Highly recommend this company!

  • I can't say enough good things about James and Wayne! I scheduled a rental with James and his boat for my proposal. He had contacted and replied within the hour and suggested a great place for me to pop the question. the whole event was a surprise for my now Fiance and James helped keep the secret and played along with a small ruse we had going on to keep her in the dark. The boat was very clean, he poured us some champagne we had brought on board and even took some great pictures! He definitely helped make the the day memorable and is going to be my go-to guy in the area!

  • We had a relaxing afternoon aboard "Sunset"! James and Matt were awesome, knew the area well, and were easy going. Even though the Harbor was busy on Memorial Day weekend, we felt 100% safe and could tell immediately that they were experienced sailors! Highly recommended!!