When Vision Becomes Reality

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!

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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!

Honoring Earth Day – Just a Little Bit Late

Positive Vibrations riding into the sunset

We all had our ways to keep from going insane while we were quarantined last year. Jason went surfing – every single day. Sometimes twice. When you’re in the ocean that often and that close to it, being on it and in it, you start to notice things. Like how much cleaner the water was because he could see clear down to the bottom. But then other things started to happen. We saw deer walking along the beach. DEER! ON THE BEACH! Schools of fish – more fish than he had ever seen were swimming through the water. Seals and dolphin and even whales were seen more frequently. He came home one day after a surf and told me he had a moment with a seal, who was playing peek-a-boo with him only a few feet away. It’s the ocean right? You’re supposed to see these things. But in all his years of surfing, he had never seen anything like this before. In only a few short months of boats not polluting the water, it had become clean and more inhabitable for wildlife.

And then the wheels started turning. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you have the time to do it. We thought, how can we encourage keeping the ocean clean? After quite a bit of research, we discovered the Duffy electric boat. That discovery opened our eyes to an entire industry of electric boating. The fact that we could put a boat in the water with no pollution and lessen our carbon footprint had us sold. But how could one boat make a difference? And that’s when Electric Bay Cruises came to life. A charter cruise on a stylish electric boat! We hope that taking people out on tours of Toms River and the Barnegat Bay on a different type of vessel and a different kind of cruise will encourage people to be more open to electric boating. You don’t always need to go fast and loud (although that certainly has its place) to enjoy being out on the water. Sometimes a leisurely trip with a quiet engine and comfortable seating is exactly what’s needed.

We’ve been shown that small steps can lead to big things and it’s our hope that this small example of being clean and sustainable will encourage others to do the same. After all, we only have one planet to live on, let’s do our part to keep her clean.

Happy Earth Day!