What Does Individually Owned and Operated Mean?

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Technically, “Individually Owned and Operated” means that your captains, who are all US Coast Guard licensed, are both your HOSTS and the OWNERS of their vessels.

Why does this matter? It matters because your captains and hosts have a very real and vested desire to make sure that your sailing experience is one you’ll always remember. Your needs and desires are of utmost importance to them and they will do their best to accommodate you. Because they own their vessels, captains take an especial pride in making sure she offers you the best of comfort, delicious food, amazing sights, and an all-inclusive experience you won’t find on typical cruise lines.

“Individually Owned and Operated” means you are in for a very special treat, a bucket-list experience, a unique thrill and adventure, and it means you become (and you’ll feel like) a part of the captain’s family, not just a paying passenger.

But don’t take our word for it. Explore the MWA website, find a windjammer of interest, visit their site, and book a cruise and you’ll see what “individually owned and operated” really means.