By Kim Harding
Cruising the Beaufort waterways during your lunch hour aboard a beautifully restored, 1930 classic wooden yacht seems like a treat saved for the rich and famous. But Captain Tim Deckard and first mate Mare Deckard have made this luxury available by welcoming guests aboard the Annalee for Sea & Sand(wiches) — a one hour dock-to-dock getaway, with delectable picnic fixin’s, for an incredibly affordable fare.
The Lunch Bunch enjoyed a relaxing cruise last week with the Deckards at the helm. The gourmet ham-and-cheese, turkey club and chicken salad sandwiches, with yummy sides and dessert, were presented on Annalee vintage china and made for an elegant picnic lunch. We conversed, listened to music and even danced to a Motown mix while we cruised around and admired the scenic view of land from the yacht.
Vintage Voyages departs from the Downtown Beaufort Marina and provides the perfect lunchtime getaway. For only $39 a person, Vintage Voyages will pamper you and your friends or office mates,
providing a rejuvenating break you’ll not soon forget.
In addition to Sea & Sand(wiches), Vintage Voyages also offers signature dinner cruises. Dockside Dock & Dine and Lowcountry Swine & Dine are popular choices, along with on board catering. Entrees from Dockside and Q on Bay are delivered to the
yacht; guests may also bring their own food and beverage, if they prefer.
All cruises are by appointment and average from one to two hours. The yacht accommodates up to six passengers and specializes in scenic excursions, parties and celebrations, vows and renewals, private corporate functions, real estate touring and intimate romantic rendezvous.
Vintage Voyages also provides exclusive charters to Hilton Head and the surrounding area, with food and beverage service tailored to each client’s specification. And, for that finishing touch, each cruise features a medley of music, from classic crooners to Motown, jazz, swing and pop standards, to enhance this unique nautical experience.