Sailing Quotes to Inspire You on the Water and in Life

Sailing Quotes to Inspire You on the Water and in Life

Sailing is inspirational all on its own, but even if you have never sailed on the open waters—you can still find life wisdom in these quotes. You can read these sailing quotes now, and then take it to the next level by booking a sailing charter during your next Emerald Isle, NC beach vacation. We have some wonderful local sailing excursions for you at the end of this blog. You can even learn to sail while you’re here by taking a local class. 

emerald isle beach boat sailing quotes

I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul. 

Indeed! Sail on over to the beautiful Crystal Coast of North Carolina where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful coastal scenery around with boat-friendly options for you and your crew. With over 85 miles of coastline from Cape Lookout to the New River, 56 miles of pristine beaches, and right along the path of the Intracoastal Waterway, the on-the-water adventures are endless during your time here.

emerald isle beach boat sailing quotes

Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.

This is evidenced when you visit the Swansboro, Morehead City and Beaufort waterfronts. There are plenty of boats coming and going all year long. It’s fun to stroll these waterfronts and get a glimpse of what’s docked and which boats are sailing by at any given moment. It’s also fun to glance at the boat names—some of them will give you a good laugh. 

emerald isle beach boat sailing quotes

It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end. 

It’s easy to focus on goals and achievements, but it’s all the things along the way that add up to life’s most memorable moments. Journey towards the NC coast and enjoy all the experiences that come with it. If you love sand, salt, sea, and a coastal breeze then you’re sure to find a peaceful, coastal paradise here. 

emerald isle beach boat sailing quotes

On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. 

There’s nothing quite like a coastal breeze blowing through your hair, the billowing of a big, wide sail as it fills with wind, and the unknown adventures that lie ahead when you’re out on the water. Even if you don’t have a sailboat, you can still experience a similar feeling when you’re at the beach. The coastal spirit comes alive as soon as you arrive, as does its beauty. You just need to be here! 

emerald isle beach boat sailing quotes

A bad day sailing is 100 times better than a good day at work.

Absolutely! Take the opportunity to give it try during your next Emerald Isle beach vacation, and see what we mean. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget, and one that will have you coming back for more. We could all use a lot more of the natural elements in our lives and a little less of everything else. Who’s in?

emerald isle beach boat sailing quotes

The good sailor weathers the storm he cannot avoid and avoids the storm he cannot weather. 

There’s a lot of life wisdom in this quote. We are all sailors in the sea of life and captains of our own ship. Steer toward the things that bring you peace, contentment and fulfillment. Steer clear of the ones that bring you too much stress and strife. Weather the storms the best you are able, and try to avoid the ones that will sink you. That’s the best we can do. 

emerald isle beach boat sailing quotes

Live your life by a compass, not a clock. 

Both of these tools have value in life, but which one controls the other is up to you. Will you be driven by purpose, vision and a mission that matters or will you be driven by commitments, calendars and schedules that never end? Time marches on, and we can’t control that—but what we can control is how we are spending our time and what our priorities are. Let your compass guide your clock. 

emerald isle beach boat sailing quotes

Now bring me that horizon. 

In the famous words of Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, sometimes you just have to set your mind on what you want and go get it! If it’s a beautiful horizon you’re after, then these oceanfront Emerald Isle rentals are a great place to start. From there, everything else is only an adventure away. Enjoy!

Crystal Coast Sailing Charters


Lookout Cruises offers daily sailing excursions departing historic Beaufort for up to 38 passengers on a 45-foot catamaran with cushioned seating, plenty of shade and large clean restrooms on board. Whether it’s two people, a family outing, tour group or business party, Lookout Cruises offers a memorable sail on the NC coast.

  • Dolphin Watch Sailing Cruise
  • Cape Lookout Sailing Cruise
  • Sunset or Moonlight Sailing Cruise


Crystal Coast Sailing Excursions is an intimate sailing experience on a 47-foot sailing yacht. They offer three cruising options to explore the waters around historic Beaufort and North Carolina’s Outer Banks. If you have always wanted to learn to sail they also offer a 4-day U.S. Sailing Certified instructed sailing class aboard the Bravado.

  • Sunset Wine Trail Sail
  • Sail to Cape Lookout
  • Learn How to Sail

have you sailed the crystal coast of NC?

How, when, where? We want to know! 

Sailing Quotes to Inspire You on the Water and in Life

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