What We Do
As the oldest and most established charter company on the North Fork, East End Charters steers customers to the vessels that suit their needs. We believe that the best way to enjoy eastern Long Island's unspoiled beauty is by boat, and we want to help you experience it!
East End Charters specializes in two-hour, half or full day charters, and even longer trips. We work with professionally crewed boats and yachts that offer a range of experiences from simple harbor tours to fully customized luxury experiences.
Our fleet consists of vessels that can accommodate anywhere from 1 to 41 passengers, including our flagship yacht Surprise that is owned and operated by us.
Who We Are
Erick Tichonuk and Hannah Miller
Co-Owners of East End Charters and Surprise
Erick grew up in Vermont on Lake Champlain, first as scuba diver, underwater archaeologist and historian. Erick spent over 30 years of his career working with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, where he helped create historic replica boats including the 88-foot canal schooner Lois McClure. Having achieved his USCG 100-ton Master's License in 2006, he served as first mate and master on Lois McClure since its launch in 2004, until he moved onto Surprise in 2020.
Hannah also hails from the Champlain Valley. Her background in outdoor education eventually led her to involvement in maritime activities. An avid world traveler, Hannah has crewed on various vessels in North America and Europe, including a trans-Atlantic passage on a tall ship.
Founder of East End Charters
A retired career merchant ship's officer, Pat has continued the Mundus family tradition on the water. As a native East End sailor, Pat combined her extensive local knowledge, professional savvy, and attentive hospitality to found East End Charters in 2012. Since 2020, she continues to work closely with Erick and Hannah, sharing her maritime wisdom and experience with the new owners.