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Private Sailing Charter in Galvestonbay and Clear Lake
832-392-8312
captainmatt@sailawaycat.com
1300 Marina bay drive
Slip # 39 - 40
Kemah, TX 77565

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1300 Marina Bay Drive | Slip #39-40 | Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565
832-392-8312 | captainmatt@sailawaycat.com

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Family sailing Charter ,Kemah TX

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

“Amazing Family Day EVER!!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015

Booked this trip with the expectation of a nice sunny day, great winds and family and friends having an amazing time, and the expectations were beyond. Captain Matt was so much fun and the boat is beautiful and very spacey! My family and friends had a great time and we are already looking at dates to book this trip again! My childrend who are 6 and 14 had a great time!! Our friends children who range from age 18-6 also had a blast!! Thank you Captain Matt for being so accommodating!! Looking forward to our next trip!!

Sailing Charter ,Galvestonbay TX

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

“AMAZING DAY ON THE WATER!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015

We had such a great trip and this was such an amazing way to spend our July 4th on the water! Captain Matt was so friendly and easy going. We were able to relax and enjoy ourselves while he handled everything! This was my first time on one of these, and the boat well exceeded my expectations! Thanks for a GREAT day!

Sunset Cruise Kemah TX

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

“A New Family Tradition.....”
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015

We sailed the sunset cruise on Friday and watched the fireworks from the boat that evening. We had 2 families with children from 4 to 13. Half way through the cruise, all the kids could talk about was making this an annual event and when can we come back again! Fantastic time, wonderful boat and a great person in Captain Matt! He certainly knows how to make this YOUR cruise and provide a great experience for everyone. Fantastic for families! We have no doubt found a new Family tradition.

Wedding proposal on Sailing Charter

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

“Best vacation ever!!!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

This was our second time to sail with captain Matt!! First was a sunset cruise last year and then we did the 9:00am last week. Aaaaaaaaaamazing time!!! This is a perfect way to relax and enjoy friends and family!! Capt. Matt is professional and knows his stuff but also makes the trip fun and enjoyable for everyone!! This trip was extra special bc my boyfriend proposed!!! I'll never forgot our trip!! And we can't wait to come back next year!!

Visited June 2015

Sailing on Catamaran

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

“Wonderful day!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015

We took our family out for the day with Captain Matt and had such a relaxing, fun day! The boat is very nice & clean and Matt made us all feel very welcome! I would definitely recommend this sailing excursion for all ages! It was a wonderful Day!!

Visited June 2015

Kemah Sailing Charter

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

“Had a great time!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015

Decided to do something different - looked at some of the charter options available in the area. This one had the best price, and all the reviews seemed very positive. 

And, I am glad we went. The Captain was very helpful and entertaining. It turned out that only my son, my wife and myself were booked. But, he still took us out despite it not being a full load. I've been on boats hundreds of times, but never on a sailboat. It was very peaceful. And, because of his split hull design, the boat isn't tossed about in the waves as much as other sailboats would be on a windy day. 

I would certainly recommend this service to someone considering a charter. And, I would go again.

His website is very helpful as well - one can book the whole thing online automatically.

And, I also enjoyed having someone to talk hockey too. Not many hockey fans down here in Texas!

Visited June 2015

Chartering this Sailboat ,Kemah TX

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

I decided to skip work for the afternoon this week and take advantage of the beautiful day. Captain Matt made us all feel comfortable and welcome onboard his sailboat. He does all the work so it was effortless and simple. We could tell he had a lot of experience sailing and had great knowledge of the area. His stories were entertaining and he had plenty of music choices for us. I will be signing up to do this again for a ladies birthday party or a couples sunset happy hour.

Visited June 2015

Birthday Party on Sail boat, Kemah TX

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

End of May we arranged a birthday party for my daughter and her friends. The weather and outlook were unstable for some weeks and we really hoped that we would be able to navigate through and we did. The trip was a great success, and Matt our captain was very friendly to make the day to a wonderful trip for teenagers. They were able to swim and we had some nice waves as well.
The boat is very nice and everything what you needed is on board. It is very well maintained and has nice and fine finishings that give it the feel of a luxury trip.
The arrangement went very smooth and Matt gave us various options on what we could do. Matt thanks again!

Visited May 2015

Excellent Sailing....Kemah

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

Excellent Day On The Bay”
5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015

My wife and I are taking my daughters sailing to the BVI soon and we needed a re-fresher on captaining our own chartered 46'catamaran. When I called Cap't Matt and explained this, he said no problem and that he'll go over everything we would need to know. He did that and more. He gave us the confidence to sight sail from island to island and made it a lot of fun in doing so! The Sailcat is an excellent catamaran with room for 10-12 and we'll be contacting Cap't Matt again for more sailing in Galveston Bay!

Visited May 2015

Wedding Proposal on Catamaran charter

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

“Proposal”
5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015

Captain Matt was nothing short of amazing in helping me set up my marriage proposal. We planned it Saturday evening as the sunset just my fiancé and me. Matt had a video camera discreetly set up and was able to take pictures during the whole event. He sailed us out to a great spot out on the water to watch as the sun hid over Kemah. He opened our wine and poured it for us, keeping our glasses full. I was able to connect to his Bluetooth with my phone and play music I had already laid out. As the sun set I proposed and he was able to capture every minute of it. And after he brought out red roses to my bride to be. The whole experience was memorable and perfect for us. We continued the evening eating sushi that I had bought previously and popping some champagne. He sailed us out and we enjoyed the cool night air and the smell of the sea. My finance described it as perfect proposal and was truly surprised during the whole event. All of the pictures and video he took were quickly emailed to us without delay and he was easy to get a hold of throughout the planning process either by phone or email, always quick to answer both. His boat is well maintained, very nice, and quite charming. A model of customer service.

Visited May 2015

AWESOME! Great idea for visiting family and friends/what to do in Houston

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

We are locals who no longer own a boat and just decided at the last minute that we would love a sail on Sunday - we were looking for something we could all enjoy that would be outdoors. Matt's catamaran was the perfect idea! We were very fortunate he was able to take us the next day, and we plan to come back soon, either on our own or with friends and family in tow. As sailors, we can tell you the boat is very well kept, all the lines were new, clean and stowed properly, the boat is clean and well kept up and extremely comfortable. The cockpit is spacious with plenty of seating and a dining table,and it has great cover to get out of the Texas sun. We also enjoyed the trampoline area for sunning (beware you might get wet there). We sailed in about 10 knot winds and the boat was very stable. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back!

Visited May 2015

The perfect engagement celebration

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

Captain Matt was fantastic! I set up a mini surprise engagement party for my fiancé and both of our families. There was a lot of planning involved and Captain Matt went above and beyond to help us with anything we needed. He made sure we had good music and even emailed photos to us after the trip!

It was an incredible day and we will definitely be returning again soon!

Visited May 2015

Bucket List – Sailaway Cat-Kemah

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g56066-d3694088-r269147156-Sailaway_Clear_Lake_Charters-Kemah_Texas.html#REVIEWS


We do a lot of boating along the Colorado River in Arizona so we were extremely surprised how much we truly enjoyed the evening cruise around the Clear Lake bay in Captain Matt's Catamaran. The Sailaway Cat was absolutely delightful, the evening was gorgeous and the ride was incredibly smooth. The sightseeing around the Kemah Clear Lake was amazing, and even the brief rain was pleasantly welcomed and added to the ambiance of the evening. A ride on the Sailaway Cat is definitely a must do for one's bucket list. The experience was priceless! Thank you Captain Matt!

R&S Arnold, Santa Barbara, CA

My first sailing experience

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

I had such an amazing time on the boat. I want to thank you for making my first experience sailing, a great one! I loved the music and the atmosphere you maintained though the trip. You have a way of being highly professional and making us feel like we've known each other forever. I'm looking forward to our next sail trip soon!

Fun on Water ,Galvestonbay

by Sailaway Charters on 01/21/16

Had the best time !!! Captain Mat was very nice and made sure we had a great time ! The boat was the Koolest out front on boat is the best spot !!!!!!

Houston Gateway on Catamaran

by Sailaway Charters on 04/06/15

Thank you Captain Matt for taking care of my wife and me. We needed a relaxing getaway after a long week. Goal accomplished. The cleanliness of the boat, the music, the time for us to just relax and talk. Matt even changed our itinerary for us when we needed to get back to our kids a tad earlier than planned.

Wonderful Valentines day sail near Kemah Tx

by Sailaway Charters on 04/06/15

I can't say enough about Captain Matt and his beautiful catamaran. I have spent a lot of time on the water and it is obvious that his boat is well maintained. After a safety briefing, we were on our way to a beautiful day on the bay. He made sure that every detail of the trip was taken care of and even supplied island music to accompany our experience.

This will not be our last trip that we take with Captain Mike and plan to return soon!

    Houston sailing

    by Sailaway Charters on 04/06/15

    I have to echo the sentiments of everyone else. The trip was great. Captain Matt is indeed a great captain and host. We went on a lunch cruise for me, my wife and another couple. His boat is beautiful and we cruised along the shore soaking up the sun and sipping on wine. It was planned as an early valentines day present. It was a big hit with the wives and they had an amazing time. Its always hard to know who to book with when looking for a charter. Take the advice of pretty much everyone on here. Captain Matt and his catamaran will make it a special day.

      Best attraction near Houston ,“Amazing Captain and amazing cruise”

      by Sailaway Charters on 04/06/15

      Captain Matt made this experience something special. I went on the sunset cruise for an anniversary and Captain Matt did everything in his power to make sure it was special. I actually had a flower service send him flowers the day before and he had them on the boat the day of the cruise and made the surprise even more special! Funny thing is I was planning on doing the cruise in January of 2014 but didn't have time until 2015 and Captain Matt stayed in touch with me for a whole year! If I could give it 6 starts I would.