· Charter fleet of pleasure trawlers from 32 to
49 feet long. Power vessels are docked at Marinatown
Marina, North Fort Myers.
. Charter fleet of sailing vessels from
24 to 44 feet. Most sailing vessels are docked
at Burnt Store Marina, Punta Gorda.
· Charters are from one day to several weeks or
more, with or without captains, depending on qualifications.
Price range example: one day on Cal 24 sailboat,
about $175; one week aboard 36-foot Grand Banks
twin engine, $2,787. Fleet and prices subject
· Concierge services include reservations for
dock space and/or resort accommodations along
Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast.
Courses - Offered
by Florida Sailing & Cruising School, a division
of Southwest Florida Yachts, Inc.
· Powerboat courses including classroom and on
the water instruction. One day, two-day, three-day,
six-day and eight-day advanced power boating courses
from $40 to $2,395 per person. Most courses include
· Sailing courses including classroom and on the
water instruction. Thirteen live-aboard courses
include Basic Sailing, Bareboat Chartering, Coastal
Navigation and Advanced Coastal Cruising. Prices
from $395 for the two-day basic sailing course
to $2,795 for a 12-day "Offshore Adventure." Courses
certified by American Sailing Association (ASA).
Founders/owners/operators Barbara Hansen and Vic
· Licensed captains. Certified scuba divers. Sportfishing
enthusiasts. Year 'round Florida residents.
Hours 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., EST, 7 days a week.
"We are hands-on owners doing what we enjoy. We
take an intensely personal interest and delight
in the success of our friends and customers. We
try to give them more than they expect. We're
celebrating our 15th anniversary as owner-operators
in 1999 and we look forward to celebrating many
more anniversaries in the years to come."
Cal 24 sloop, Island Packet 31 sloop, Island Packet
32 cutter, Nightwind 35 sloop, Hunter Vision 36,
Island Packet 38 cutter, Catalina 42 sloop. Vessels
are subject to change.
Grand Banks 32 Single, Grand Banks 36 Single,
Grand Banks 36 Twin, Southern Star 40 Twin, Grand
Banks 42 Twin (4), Krogan 42 Trawler, Grand Banks
49 Classic. Vessels subject to change.
Nearshore Gulf of Mexico and inland waters of
Southwest Florida, ranked number one cruising
area in the U.S. by Cruising World magazine.
Bald eagles, loons, herons, egrets, ibis, cormorants,
brown and white pelicans, ospreys. In freshwater
cruising areas, wildlife includes alligators and
the Florida panther (rare) in remote areas.
Inshore and offshore fishing. Depending on tackle,
location and level of angling expertise, anglers
may catch tarpon, snook, redfish, spotted weakfish,
snapper, grouper, dolphinfish, Spanish mackerel,
king mackerel, flounder, sheepshead.
Saltwater temperatures are generally suitable
for swimming winter and summer. Water clarity
in the Gulf of Mexico is good, especially in the
winter, subject to recent storm activity.