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Kemah, TX 77565

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Perfect sailing trip

by Sailaway Charters on 11/14/14

We went on a tour today with Capt Matt and had a superb time on his amazingly maintained catamaran. He was very attentive to our needs and gave us the perfect private tour of the Bay and Lake. Hope to have an excuse to do this again soon. We were visiting from the Northeast and it was a perfect day. We took our parents and our 15mo old child..they all had a blast on the trampoline and soaking up the water on the back steps. Great music too!

70th Birthday sailing party near Kemah

by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

We chose Sailaway to celebrate my father's 70th birthday. We had 8 adults and 1 infant on board. Matt made me feel very comfortable explaining safety procedures before we left. We all had an amazing time. Matt is extremely knowledgeable about the area and is a great host. We enjoyed his sense of humor and his music selections! We all look forward to returning to Sailaway soon.

Great sailing in Galveston bay.

by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

We recently had another great sail with Captain Matt. I don't know if he has control of the weather and great times but he sure makes it all happen. Excellent value.

    Birthday Catamaran Charter

    by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

    I took my daughter and nephew on the 3 hour afternoon cruise for her birthday and had such a great time, we are already planning another one! We saw lots of dolphins and pelicans yesterday and the weather was perfect. Captain Matt is fabulous and his boat is gorgeous. I can't wait to go again!

      Fantastic sail near Kemah

      by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

      Went for a charter sail with the family (6 adults & 1 infant) and had a blast. Boat was roomy and plenty of room for our family of larger people to move around without feeling cramped. Capt. Matt was a great host/captain and provided an awesome time for all involved. Highly recommend.

      Set sail for fun in Kemah

      by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

      We have sailed in Galveston Bay but this was an amazing experience. We sailed this afternoon and Capt Matt provided a relaxing and pleasant journey. He is very attentive to your needs and tries to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Always willing to change the music, periodically asking you if you want drinks, etc. We had a 4 hr private charter and as he states on his website, you choose what is that you will do in that 4 hours. We got to sail in the bay and enjoy the winds and come back into Clear Lake and admire the houses. 4 hrs was more than plenty for our family which included parents and 15 mo old...she loved it! Jumping on the trampoline and soaking on the backsteps. The catamaran is in superb condition and has all the amenities you'll ever need. Definitely select Captain Matt if you are interested in Catamaran Sailing.

      Sunday Funday sailing on Sailawaycat

      by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

      This was our second charter with Capt. Matt. He is an amazing host and an awesome boat. My family is not one for getting out of their comfort zone, yet within the first 15 minutes of our trip, my grandma and mother had their shoes off and were relaxing comfortably in the nets at the front of the boat. 

      I strongly suggest this charter for anyone with a 4+ plus gap in their day. I will be chartering with Matt again sometime this summer, hopefully 2 more times.

      Thanks Matt for the great trip!

      Beautiful catamaran sailing in Galveston Bay

      by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

      My wife and I scheduled a 3 hour morning cruise with Captain Matt on a Thursday and were pleasantly surprised that the charter went on as scheduled since only three people showed up. Captain Matt was a great host and really went out of his way to make sure we had an enjoyable time. It was a wonderful day on the Bay with plenty of sunshine and the right amount of wind which made for a great sailing experience. The beverages were cold and good with quite a selection to choose from and the music Captain Matt played via his phone was both relaxing and fit the sailing theme. Captain Matt was quite the coversationalist and had many stories to share with us, which kept us laughing all the while. Afterwards, my wife and I laid out on the front of the Cat relaxing and listening to music while not paying attention to the time when Captain Matt asked if we had any plans to be anywhere. As it turns out, our cruise had run over by about 40 minutes or so and Captain Matt gave us the option of motoring to get us back sooner or just leisurely sailing back; of course we opted for the second choice. All total, this amounted to an additional hour out on the water. We are very thankful for the sailing experience we had with Captain Matt and look forward to doing it again...perhaps we will do the Sunset tour next time...I highly recommend Sailaway Clear Lake charters and Captain Matt for all your charter sailing needs.

      “First sailing experience...Captain Matt & his Catamaran is the way to go!”

      by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

      My hub & I wanted a relaxing, educational & just plain fun experience sailing in Clearlake/Galveston Bay. The hub had been on a regular small sailboat before, but neither of us had been on a catamaran. It is so smooth yet exciting...the boat is clean & so comfortable. Best of all is the professional & personableness of Captain Matt. We enjoyed his company & conversation, also his selection of music. He even extended our cruise for longer than we planned! We couldn't have asked for better & will be back!

      Great familiy event in Kemah

      by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

      Last Saturday my family went out with Captain Matt. He was ready for us and the perfect captain. Some of the family wanted instruction on how to sail, and Matt was great. We all had a great experience and would definitely rent from him again.

      Outstanding experience on Sailawaycat 05/2014

      by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

      Matt is as equally a wonderful host as he is a Captain. We took a sunset charter, brought a picnic (we forgot paper plates but Matt had a stash) and enjoyed a three hour sailing cruise. The boat is clean, safe and can comfortably accommodate a group of people. He has a great music system as well. Looking for a relaxing time on the water with a great Captain and boat? Call Matt.

        Greatest experience in Kemah 04/2014

        by Sailaway Charters on 07/18/14

        My boyfriend and I have been dating for 5 years and surprised me on our anniversary by taking me sailing. Captain Matt was so accommodating and polite. He made sure everything was perfect especially since my bf proposed out on the water! Perfect day!

        Excellent sailing in Kemah!

        by Sailaway Charters on 04/17/14

        My husband and I booked a 3 hour ride. The captain was so nice and accommodating the entire time. The boat was extremely clean and we'll kept. I really liked that he let us Bluetooth our phone to the speaker system and play our own music. Very professional and hospitable. We would definitely book again.

        Parents first visit to TX

        by Sailaway Charters on 04/17/14

        Been here 2 years and just recently got engaged. My parents came down from Ohio to visit us for the first time. Captain Matt was very accommodating and really added to their trip. We had such a wonderful day and it really couldn't have been any better. Definitely the highlight to our time spent together. Very smooth sailing even with 24mph winds. Great music and ambiance, perfect day!

        Beautiful sailing in Kemah

        by Sailaway Charters on 04/17/14

        This was a last minute plan before my sister headed back to NM & from the very beginning Matt was able to accommodate us on this 3 hour delight. I was very pleased with this experience and my sisters first time sailing and she loved it! Matt explained every thing we needed to know and even gave us a tour around clear lake and bay. I must add that I loved the music it felt like I was sailing through the caribbean. This is DEFINITELY a must do if heading to Kemah!!


        by Sailaway Charters on 03/27/14

        I planned a surprise proposal/engagement party on the Sailaway Cat with my fiancee and 10 of our closest friends and family. Weeks before the day, Captain Matt made himself available to me and would answer any questions or concerns I had about the cruise and how best to arrange everything in order to make the day as memorable as possible. On the day, he helped us put up decorations and the boat looked amazing. My fiancee was in for the surprise of her life. This was the best day of our lives. We enjoyed our cruise in the lake, and then sailed past the Kemah Boardwalk into the Galveston Bay. I highly recommend a private charter with Captain Matt to anyone looking to capture or celebrate a very special moment. I'm still feeling like it was all a dream, and can't stop watching the videos we recorded on the day.


        by Sailaway Charters on 03/27/14

        I booked this boat ride as something for us to do while on our spring break vacation. It ended up being the highlight of our trip. We did not know what to expect going into this, so we were a little nervous about it. The boat was beautiful and very safe. The sail was smooth, we were very comfortable and Captain Matt was a pleasure to be around. I am really looking forward to taking another cruise on the Sailaway Cat and bringing more friends and family to share this wonderful experience with us!!!


        by Sailaway Charters on 03/27/14

        My mom , 3 brothers and I , went on a 3 hour ride , and it was awesome , I totally recommend that this


        by Sailaway Charters on 03/27/14

        My friends surprised me with a 4-hour tour with Captain Matt on the Sailaway Cat. I travel for a living and have had many opportunities to experience boat rides and charters. I have to say that Captain Matt has exceeded all expectations. I can't imagine booking a charter anywhere else... not only does it make me want to do it again.. It makes me want to come back to Texas...This was the most relaxing thing I have ever done. The boat was clean, well equipped and the music was fantastic. The hospitality was second to none... he made it fun for all.. and it tops just about anything I have ever done... just what the doctor ordered... Laughter galore, relaxation... and a just an overall great time. the 4 hours just flew by.... Thanks Captain Matt... I WILL be back.


        by Sailaway Charters on 03/27/14

        My wife and I had a chance for this experience just last Sunday with friends and we had a great time! Very considerate, very clean, great music, and incredibly relaxing! Can't wait to do it again!