Looking for a sunset sail? A day trip to Coecles Harbor off Shelter Island? A voyage to Fisher’s Island? Capt. Missy Mellor, a certified United States Coast Guard captain and transatlantic sailor, has just launched Dutch Sailing Charters, based in East Hampton on Three Mile Harbor Road.
Captain Mellor ‘s Whitby 42 ketch, the Little Dutch, can accommodate up to six people for day trips and sunset sails and up to four people for weekends or full weeks from May through mid-October. Charters will navigate the waters of Long Island Sound, anchoring in various harbors, and even venture to destinations such as Martha’s Vineyard. Seafarers can board the vessel in East Hampton or at other pick-up locations in Sag Harbor, Greenport, Shelter Island, and Montauk. Prices range from $125 per person for a "morning sail" to $1,250 per person weekend trips.