Since she was built, JUNO has been used for both private family sailing and as a day charter vessel licensed by the MCA (under Category 4) for carrying up to 12 passengers in open sea up to 60 miles from a safe haven. Whilst the current MCA license has expired (due to Charlie Ward's retirement from chartering) the license can easily be renewed by arranging an out-of-water survey by Classification Society MECAL (who have surveyed Juno on behalf of the MCA for many years).
Please refer to the excerpts from the Juno charter brochure below, giving details of the types of charter Juno has undertaken over the past twenty years:
Sailing on JUNO is a very memorable experience. You can enjoy wonderful views of the North Norfolk coast from the sea and generally relax in comfort with a skipper and mate to do the hard work. If you would like to be involved in sailing the vessel, there will be plenty of opportunity to take the helm and help with the sail handling. For the very brave, there is also the chance to climb the rigging to enjoy spectacular views from the top of the mast, once we are at anchor!
Our standard charter rates include tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks throughout the day. Charterers are encouraged to bring their own food and drink and many order a pre-prepared picnic from one of our excellent local delicatessens or caterers. We would be pleased to advise you on this.
JUNO is equipped with a spacious fridge, microwave, gas oven and hob, all cooking utensils and crockery/cutlery/glasses for ten people.
All day charter
Most charters begin and end at either Morston Quay or Blakeney Quay. A typical charter would involve sailing along the coast via the famous seal colony at Blakeney Point, with plenty of opportunity to see the abundant wildlife and stunning views. You can take a turn steering JUNO and become involved in the sail handling if you wish.
After a few hours, we anchor or land on a wild and remove sandy beach, either at Holkham Bay, Scolt Head Island or Blakeney Lower Harbour.
There we will fit up the cockpit table and wind dodgers, and a relaxed lunch can be enjoyed either on board JUNO or on the beach, followed by walking and exploring the vast area of deserted sand dunes and beach, or perhaps having a siesta on board. Charterers can also swim off the gently sloping sandy beaches or from JUNO via a swimming ladder. If we are anchored off the beach, we will row or scull you ashore in our new barge boat POPPY.
As the tide flows again, JUNO floats off the beach and we sail back to our destination enjoying tea and home made cake on the way, often stopping at anchor to view the sunset and watch passing harbour activity.
Half day charter
Most charters begin and end at either Morston Quay or Blakeney Quay. A typical charter would involve sailing along the coast via the famous seal colony at Blakeney Point, with plenty of opportunity to see the abuldant wildlife and stunning views.You can take a turn steering JUNO and become involved in the sail handling if you wish.
After a few hours, we anchor in a sheltered location for a leisurely lunch on board, before sailing back to our destination, viewing the passing harbour activity on
It should be noted that although there is a similar amount of sailing involved in a half-day charter, there will not be an opportunity to land on a beach, swim, etc.
JUNO is an ideal venue for special occasions. We are always pleased to quote for providing a charter to suit your requirements in every detail (providing tidal and weather conditions will allow this).
We have undertaken many ‘tailor-made’ charters for occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, etc, as well as a wide variety of corporate hospitality charters.
As well as sailing charters on Juno for up to ten adults, we can also offer static charters on the beach at low tide with JUNO as a base for large parties, such as post-wedding.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we can tell you about some of the events we have organised.