The future looks bright and we are happy with the course we’ve set. Cruising into the sunset or across the bay, Sailing Florida is about experiencing the natural beauty of Florida’s West Coast and the exhilaration of boating.
Come join us for a bareboat or crewed charter - day or week long - so you can finally take that family vacation, sneak away for a romantic weekend, hold a special corporate event or team building adventure.
We are the “ASA 2012 Featured sailing school,” so come hone your sailing skills in one of our ASA accredited courses. Or just relax and enjoy a spectacular Florida sunset.
A typical 4 day mini vacation may go like this;Day 1, Sail across Tampa Bay to The Resort and Club at Little Harbor. Enjoy the Sunset Lounge, Tiki Bar on the beach, and have a nice dinner at the restaurant. Day 2, Sail south into the Gulf of Mexico to Longboat Pass. Follow the channel under the bridge to the intercoastal waterway and anchor off the famous Moore's Stonecrab Restaurant. Cook dinner on the boat or eat seafood on shore, but you're sure to make new friends at the anchorage. Day 3, Sail back into Tampa Bay to the Manatee River and the DeSoto Point anchorage. Spend the evening savoring a beautiful sunset and an onboard meal, enjoy the peacefulness of the area. Day 4, leisurely sail back to the Vinoy Resort with a side stop at Egmont Key for lunch, and take a dip in the resort pool when you are back at the dock.
If you are a student, you start your day with a sailing instructor to get to know your boat, equiptment etc. and start the sailing lessons on the water. If you come to charter a boat, our captains will check you out on the boat you chartered, make suggestions on a route that you may wish to take and answer any questions you may have -to make you chartering experience enjoyable.
Age range, type of group
Age range typically is 25 to 75 with some families taking kids a young as 10, sailing school is 14 and older.
Sleeping and meals
Sleep on the boat, cook on the boat or the many restaurants on shore. If you are in the Sailing School, you can stay on the boat or the many hotels and B & B's around the area.
Policies & Restrictions
No pets, no smoking inside sailboats, and you must be willing to enjoy yourself!
Rates & Availability
Sailing school: ASA Basic Sailing $385, ASA Coastal Cruising $495, ASA Bareboat charter
ing $525 Bareboat Charters: Hunter 44 from $725 per day;Jeanneau 53 from $875 per day; Beneteau 37 from $495 per day; Catalina 350 from $395 per day Catalina 309 from $345 per day; Hunter 290 from $295 per day. Add a Captain for $150 per day
Experience the Ultimate Lap of Luxury Package for only $389 per couple.
Enjoy a romantic private sunset cruise for two along the beautiful skyline of Tampa Bay. Toast your special event with your favorite wine or champagne while enjoying a basket full of tempting gourmet treats. Continue your evening aboard our beautiful yacht for an unforgettable night of romance. Leisurely wake up the next morning and depart back to the real world.
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Treat your office or group to a Sailing Florida teambuilding adventure. With boats of all sizes, we can cater to the needs of any group to ensure a successful day at sea. Your crew will get the unique chance to bond, while learning the fundamentals of sailing. It will truly be an outing they will be talking about for months to come!
The “fun” hands-on agenda includes:
1. SAILING INTRO
Basic sailing maneuvers, boat handling, and objective of the day
2. OPEN WATER PRACTICE
Sailing drills for each function of the boat from navigation, safety, sail handling, and the Captain’s responsibilities
Review and answer questions
4. THREE RACES
Highly physical competition by using race signals to round the marks of a predetermined course on the water.
5. FINAL DEBRIEF
Return to the marina to discuss the dynamics of the true team effort as it relates to corporate problem solving beyond the norm.