Sweetwater Sailing Charters was founded in 2016 by Captain Walter Reid . Captain Reid has had 30 years of extensive sailing experience on blue water . He started out windsurfing and fell in love with the art of sailing as a young man. Captain Reid has enjoyed a great career , primarily in the surgical arena as a surgical assistant focusing in orthopedics. During his later career, he joined a team of sales professionals marketing in the Atlanta Georgia area selling total joints implants and trauma products with one of the largest orthopedic company in the US . With great success along the way, Captain Reid was promoted to a corporate position managing a sales team as Director of Sales for the south east region . His performance as a great Team leader led him to a promotion as Vice President of US Sales for a major orthopedic manufacturer. Captain Reid was always working hard, but still honing his skills as a blue water sailor every chance he could. After retiring at 58, Captain Reid took his passion of sailing and his love of the sea to another level. He returned back to school and acquired his United States Coast Guard Captain’s License.
Captain Reid, while enjoying the skills of sailing wanted to create opportunities that would incorporate some of his past corporate skills and his joy of meeting new people. So, he began a journey and acquired a 50 foot Beneteau sailing yacht and started Sweetwater Sailing Charters, Inc., offering several options for customers. The first option was a natural for the Captain, a “Team Building” exercise. Captain Reid developed a Sailing Charter Team Building Program that is a perfect match for corporate venues that need to offer their sales team activities that coincide with their company goals during the meeting events . While many enjoy golf, a sailing experience is an event for the non golfers as well as an alternative or additional activity for the golfers. The key to this team building exercise is to pair up a group of six, possibly with an experienced manager or a top sales professional with a young diamond in the rough sales person. This exercise would promote working together, idea sharing, goal setting, problem solving and building camaraderie and trust between the participants while having fun! Sweetwater Sailing Team Building Excursions meet the needs of managers that are trying to utilize opportunities to educate their sales team while enjoying the wonderful Kiawah and Seabrook island environment. This trip starts at 9am and ends at 4pm.
Sweetwater Sailing offers many options for all occasions. Each of our yacht “Dorothy” charter times are special . Our “Fun in the Sun” trips is three hours which allows for plenty of time for a relaxing sailing adventure and dolphin watching. The “Sunrise” charter is a great way to begin your day while enjoying complimentary coffee and pastries. Imagine , as we cruise down the Bohicket creek watching the abundant wildlife, the crew begins its preparations for raising her beautiful sails. Her length and beam allows for walking around the vessel safely while capturing great photos of the beautiful landscape . We also offer Sunrise Charter” “Midday and “Sunset” Charters. “Sunset” is our most popular cruise time.
Sweetwater Sailing has options to fit your budget. We offer a “Go Dutch Charter” . The “Go Dutch Charter” allows you to recruit friends for any cruise time and the charges are evenly divided along with gratuity at the end of the trip. We offer trips for 1-6 persons (children included) with a flat rate . The flat rate vary s in price depending on the time of day. We also offer an extensive”Dorothy” catering menu to make your trip even easier and complete. Imagine sailing on a beautiful yacht and being served your favorite beverage along with lunch or dinner by our crew. We have a large dining space under the protection of a beautiful canopy.
Happy Sailing !