Charter Terms

Phillips Boatworks Charter Terms & Conditions

SMS Text Message Notifications & Terms of Charter Service

Our captains use text messages to communicate with you regarding your charter reservation. We require that you provide a valid mobile phone through which we can communicate weather changes, safety information, etc. Please opt -in and provide a valid phone number for communication. We will not use this for marketing purposes.

    Advance Reservations

    You may book a charter up to 12 weeks in advance.

    If you reserve your charter more than 3 days in advance, our system prompts you to pay a set reservation fee which reserves the charter for your party. Three days prior to our sail, the final balance becomes due. You will receive an invoice with a link which you can click to pay the final charter fee.

    If you book within 3 days of your charter, a full charter fee is required upon reservation.

    Weather Policy

    We sail in 0-20 knots, and light, spotted showers. We do not sail over 25knots or when it is lightening. While this is our general guideline, all charters are held at the captain’s discretion and he considers all factors.

    If the charter you have reserved is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will do our best to reschedule your sail during your stay here on the Outer Banks. If for some reason, we cannot agree a time to make up the charter, we will refund your charter fee less the credit card transaction fees (~3.5%).

    Beverage Policy

    We provide a cooler with ice. You may bring alcoholic beverages on board. We reserve the right to terminate your charter with no refund if members of your party become unsafe due to excessive alcohol consumption. Underage members of your party may not drink while on board the sailboat.

    Private Bookings Only

    Due to current Covid-19, we do not offer per person charters at this time.


    Children are very welcome aboard, but per the coast guard children under 12 must be in a life jacket while on board the sailboat. You must bring an appropriately sized life jacket for each child. We do not have the boat equipped with child sized life jackets.

    The boat is stocked with coast guard required adult lifejackets. The adult life jackets we supply are not particularly comfortable to wear. If you feel you need to wear a lifejacket while on board, please bring one that is comfortable for wearing.