Things to Do During Race Week

Things to Do During Race Week

Salty Dog Sea Tours at Chester Race Week 2019Experience Yacht Racing and Chester Up Close with Salty Dog Sea Tours

Salty Dog Sea Tours at Chester Race Week 2019Experience Yacht Racing and Chester
Up Close with Salty Dog Sea Tours

Each day at the Chester Yacht Club wharf, Captain Tony Sampson welcomes 10 guests aboard his 25-foot 2019 G3 Suncatcher X24 RS “Bayside Belle” pontoon boat before heading out to experience Helly Hansen Chester Race Week first hand – from the jostling and intensely competitive pressures of starting lines and mark roundings, to the billowing grace of colourful spinnakers making downwind legs.

With 120+ boats racing daily in 15 fleets on five separate courses – simultaneously – Captain Tony will get you close to a lot of photo-worthy action. Before taking guests back to the CYC, Captain Tony will cruise Chester’s beautiful Front and Back harbours to view the magnificent old and new summer homes for which Chester is so well known.

Schedule, rates and details

  • 60-minute tours
  • Boat departs the CYC wharf at 12:00 and 1:30 PM
    • From CYC wharf take the left-hand ramp down to the floating dock
    • Wheelchairs and walkers: Please inform the boat operator, Tony Sampson, if a passenger is in a wheelchair or uses a walker and requires special assistance. Wheelchair and walker access is via the right-hand ramp and floating dock. Passengers are required to get themselves to the boat for boarding. The boat will load ambulatory passengers first on the left-hand float then cruise around to the right side of the wharf to load wheelchair passengers.
  • Age-based pricing (includes taxes):
    • Adults: $75.00 + hst  (no seniors discount)
    • Children under 12 years old: $35.00 + hst
    • No age minimum
  • Payment by cash or credit card on the boat
  • Boat has awning in case of rain
  • Tours may be cancelled without warning due to weather or mechanical failure. In such cases, valid tickets will be refunded for full value.



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Follow these links for
more local attractions!

Chester Playhouse

Catch a show at the Chester Playhouse

Chester Art Centre

See an exhibit at the Chester Art Centre

Municipality of Chester | Calendar

Check the Chester calendar for Events during Race Week

Chester Golf Club

Catch some birdies at Chester Golf Club