It’s funny how your thoughts can become your reality. When we started this business, we envisioned casually cruising down the waterways, sipping a chilled glass of wine and snacking on cheese and charcuterie, listening to good tunes and promoting positive vibes all around on our 22’ Duffy Cuddy Cabin.
Well, here we are less than 2 months upon the arrival of Positive Vibrations and our dreams have become a reality! We are proud to announce a collaboration with Melissa Courson of Say Cheese Catering and Mary McCauley of Ripe Life Wines to offer you not one but TWO custom curated cruises for your touring pleasure!
Wine and Cheese Wednesdays
Every Wednesday this summer, we are offering 2 time slots for a wine and cheese cruise. Choose a 4PM departure for Happy Hour or a 6:30PM departure to toast the setting sun.
You’ll be guided by a sommelier as your taste through 3-4 of the winery’s best selection, including a glass of their bubbly upon arrival. You and your guests will feast upon a one-of-a-kind cheese and charcuterie board adorned with the perfect accoutrements to pair with the wines. Melissa’s boards are as artistic and picture-perfect as they are delicious given her vast expertise in both wine and cheese, and their accompaniment alongside Mary’s crisp Sonoma wines will make for an unforgettable culinary experience on the Jersey Shore while you take in the splendor of cruising Toms River.
Boozy Brunch Sundays
Prefer to spend your weekends cruising in style? Look no further than our Boozy Brunch Sundays, offered to depart at noon!
You’ll be guided by a sommelier as your taste through 3-4 of the winery’s best selection, including a glass of their bubbly with or without a fresh fruit puree upon arrival (Mary will often be pouring herself upon her availability!). You and your guests will also feast upon a one-of-a-kind cheese and breakfast/brunch board adorned with the perfect accoutrements to pair with the wines – including gems from local bakeries and Jersey’s World Famous Bagels). These tours are highly limited so book yours today! Cheers!
We also offer a wine and cheese package if those offerings don’t meet your needs
message us for details!
A Little Bit About Our Partners
Ripe Life Wines
Their inspiration was simple: One Beach-Obsessed Sommolier’s hunt to find a beautiful wine to pair perfectly with a clambake. Instead, what she discovered was a lack of elegant, yet affordable wine on the American wine market. So, she rolled up her sleeves and did it herself. By focusing first on the food, and then working to craft the best wine to accompany it, she became a flavor-obsessed producer. In that, she became both terrior and quality-obsessed. And so, she too became a pioneer in the industry.
Say Cheese Catering
Melissa was born and raised at the Jersey Shore. Her love for food and wine turned into a passion when she lived and worked in New York City.
Whether the evening is set around a shareable spread, or all you need is a petite plate to go with a bottle of wine for two, Melissa takes pride in providing a variety of options from traditional meat and cheese plates to creative takes on the classics.
We are so excited to embark on this collaboration!