We sat down with Jessica Bellofatto to determine what would be the ultimate day at sea. She was explaining doing yoga on a paddle board, and the next thing we knew we were in Tulum practicing SUP Yoga on one of her retreats. It started with a light breakfast on the beach, and then went into paddleboarding through the Caribbean Sea. After a lovely, half hour paddle where Jessica taught some of us the basics of SUP, and some of us just a couple of pointers (Jessica is a regular in Paddlers for Humanity, the 18 mile paddle from Montauk to Block Island every year), we anchored the boards and began our practice.
Two things very familiar to us- paddleboarding and yoga, now joined together seemed like an entirely new “sport” and the most enjoyable form of exercise. Now combine them with sailing…
Board at the specified marina (Montauk Yacht Club or Sag Harbor Town Dock) and enjoy the sail or cruise (ask about our HERON and SIREN packages!) to our floating studio. Jessica will then take you on a guided tour of the bay before beginning your practice.
When it’s time to depart, climb back aboard for a lite bight and to rehydrate with some infused water… or a glass of rosé for the journey back to port.
We wouldn’t recommend something we weren’t completely obsessed with ourselves! Heron’s crew look forward all summer to playing in the water with Global Boarding on days off. The boats themselves are new and immaculate and equipped with amazing sound systems. Cruising on them is a treat in itself!
In addition to being certified captains, Global Boarding coaches have years of professional instructing experience and have devoted themselves to water sports. They’re passionate about what they do and genuinely enjoy passing on their knowledge with endless patience.
Board Heron in Sag Harbor and sail to Shelter Island, where we’ll anchor for lunch and a swim. Global Boarding will meet us in the anchorage to provide everything from wake boarding and wake surfing to waterskiing and tubing. Always accomodating, Global Boarding is available at an hourly rate and can be easily arranged for by Heron Yacht Charters.
Flyboard is a water jet-propelled hover board which connects to a modified personal watercraft (PWC) for propulsion, performing a sport known as Flyboarding. Don’t be intimidated– Hamptons Flyboard’s certified instructors have mastered the skill of easily teaching a first-time Flyboard rider to fly out of the water, maintain their balance, and enjoy the Flyboard experience.
In addition to Flyboard lessons, Hamptons Flyboard offers air shows not to be missed with stunts 80ft in the air, creating their own Cirque du Soleil form of entertainment.
This package can be easily added to any of our sails, day or night (we have no words to explain the night-time airshow… See for yourself).
*Photographer provided for this package, curtesy of Heron Yacht Charters