A Nantucket sleigh ride was a term used by Nantucket whalers to describe what occurs immediately following the harpooning of a whale.
The whale, realizing it had been harpooned, would attempt to flee and thus drag the whale boat along with it.
The speed of the “sleigh ride” would vary depending on the size of the whale, with larger whales giving faster rides.
The resulting thrill ride for the sailors would last as long as the whale could swim before it became exhausted.
Offshore Kayak Fishing
This is by far one of the most insane, extreme adventures on the entire eastern seaboard and I have already accommodated men and women on this one, along with newbie and pro kayak fishermen alike.
Jump on board a Hatteras offshore boat and head 25 miles out into the Gulf Stream for a day that will be unparalleled in adventure.
We will troll baits from the kayak for the thrill of having a dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) crash your bait only 15 feet behind you and then exploding over head right in front of you, as you fight this magnificent fish.
We will also cruise a tower and/or a few wrecks for grouper, snapper and amberjack, while using deep dropping methods and butterfly jigs.
Amberjacks have been nick named “Reef Donkeys” by local fishermen, because of their explosive and powerful fight. These fish will definitely take you for a Nantucket Sleigh Ride.
You must be 16 years of age and accompanied by a parent on the mother ship to enter into the water. However, children of any age may ride along or fish from the boat.
Only 3 kayaks are allowed in the water at any time, but this trip can accommodate up to 5 people.
You will be encouraged to fish from the boat, lounge and just have a good time while waiting your turn or if you don’t want to get into the kayak.
I will be in the water at all times, when the 3 kayak anglers are fishing.
This is an eight hour trip and includes all boat fees, guide fees, tips and all the necessary gear.
All day trip, up to 5 anglers – Prices vary. Please contact me if you are interested in this adventure.