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Destination Adventure Charters by sailATX.

The Ultimate Sailing Adventure

Experience Exotic Sailing

WHAT A GREAT TIME! Thank you Steve Ward and Sailatx! Sunset, lake time, lifelong friends and such a fun Captain, look forward to the next time! 

Kim C.

Austin, TX

What clients are saying

Island Hopping

Expert Guide

Incredible Sailing


Typical crew at anchor.  Marina Cay, British Virgin Islands

3 Simple Steps

Your knowledgable sailATX trip planner will help you every step of the way.


Where do you want to go?


What type of boat do you want, and will you sail it or have a captain?


Ready to book?

Example Travel Itinerary

Sample 7-Day Sailing Itinerary

6/21 - Travel Day - Fly into St. Thomas (STT) overnight in St. Thomas

6/22 - Early ferry to BVI - shop - board boat - set sail

6/22 - 6/28 - sailing, island hopping, snorkeling, hiking, 

6/28 - last night near or at boat co. base

6/29 - return the boat // flight home or spend night (optional)

6/30 - (optional) flight home for those who spent the night

What's Included

  • Luxury, state of the art sailboat

  • Complete galley (aka kitchen), supplies, utensils, bedding, towels and more

  • Expert guidance from your charter planner

  • Luxurious air conditioning (most boats)


Exotic Holiday


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North America

Aerial View of City


About Us

Our founder, Steve Ward, grew up around sailing in New Orleans, Louisiana in the ’80s.  His father, Pat Ward, inspired Steve to learn and enjoy sailing.

Bringing Others On Board
In the mid-90s Steve traveled to the British Virgin Islands for his first blue water sailing experience – and fell in love with it! Later he started leading groups in the Bahamas, the BVI and Puerto Rico.  He had found his passion and kept returning to it over and over.  

Boat School
To extend his skills, Steve attended the Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, Florida.  At Chapman he was valedictorian in the Professional Mariner Training program and passed the US Coast Guard exam.


Steve also writes a sailing blog ( and has been an active member of the Austin Yacht Club where he volunteered in sail training and as a coach for youth sailing.  He has owned several boats on Lake Travis and has crewed for many years in Austin Yacht Club races and regattas.

Steve is a certified instructor with both US Sailing and American Sailing Association (ASA).  He and family own and operate, a daysail charter company on Lake Travis in Austin Texas.  

Founder Steve and his Dad Pat Ward

“I HAVE LEARNED MUCH ABOUT SAILING from my time on boats with Steve, and he is a thoughtful teacher who enjoys helping others become more comfortable with this fantastic sport.

I would absolutely recommend an afternoon on the water with Steve, for sailors of every skill level. Try it now – it’s a great way to spend the day.”

Jamie G.

Chicago, IL

What clients are saying


Can I really do a sailboat charter in the islands? Ok, here's the scoop - do you have? -7 to 8 days -a passport -

Why Sail With sailATX Destination Charters?

At sailATX we believe there is a special connection to nature available through sailing.  Human ingenuity paired with the power and wonder of the sea creates an unmatched experience.  

We have been chartering big sailboats in the Caribbean for almost 30 years.  We know the business, the locations and the boats.  We know the secret coves and the busy nightlife on the town.  

After leading more than 10 charter vacations for about 45 friends and family over the years, Steve knows how to make the best of a sailing adventure in these islands.  

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