|OUTFITTER: (#10) Encore Sailing Charters|
LOCATION: New Port Richey
COMMENTS: Captain Jerzy also sailed for Windsong.
DIRECTIONS: From U.S. 19, go to the floramar Ter intersection, turn left and then take an immediate right onto the service road alongside 19. Park in front of the dock.
|OUTFITTER: (#3) Indian River Cruises|
LOCATION: 90 Delannoy Avenue, Cocoa FL 32923
COMMENTS: Sailing on the Indian River in 47 ft Catamaran - wine and snacks included
DIRECTIONS: Head South on Florida Turnpike (toll road) for 60 miles. Take exit 254 toward Airport/Bee Line Expy. Keep right, follow signs for Cape Canaveral/Orlando Int'l Airport, and merge onto Bee Line Expy/SR-528 E. Proceed 42 miles to exit 46 for US-1 S toward Cocoa. Travel 3.3 mi and Turn left at W King St/SR-520 E. Turn left at CR-515 N/Delannoy Ave. Drive straight into the parking lot at mariner square. The boat is docked at slip W54 at the west end of the Cocoa Village marina
|OUTFITTER: (#2) Kai Lani Catamaran|
LOCATION: Clearwater Beach Marina Slip #49
COMMENTS: 1500 sq ft above deck, two heads, snack/beverage station
DIRECTIONS: Head south on I-75 S for 55 miles and merge onto I-275 S at EXIT 274. Travel 21 miles to MEMORIAL HWY/ FL-60 W at EXIT 39 toward TAMPA AIRPORT/ CLEARWATER. At 1.8 mi merge onto FL-60 W towards CLEARWATER via the LEFT exit. Proceed 18 miles to end at 25 Causeway Blvd Clearwater Beach.
|OUTFITTER: (#8) Lake Fairview Marina|
LOCATION: 4503 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL
COMMENTS: They rent a number of water craft, including several Com-Pac 16s and a Com-Pac 23. The 16s rent for $50 for 4 hours and the 23 for $75 for 4 hours. There's also a public boat ramp and several tables next to the marina.
DIRECTIONS: 441 south to W Main St. to S. Orange Blossom Trail. Marina will be on the left so take the first U-turn after the marina. It's about a 1-1/4 hour drive.
|OUTFITTER: (#7) NauticEd|
LOCATION: On line only
COMMENTS: On-line source for sailing courses, from novice to skipper level. Costs are about $40-$70 per course. Check out the free right-of-way module at:
|OUTFITTER: (#4) Sailing Florida Charters & School|
LOCATION: Vinoy Resort Marina, 501 Fifth Avenue NE & Harborage Marina, 1110 Third Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
PHONE1: 866-894-7245 - toll free
COMMENTS: Bareboat and captained; one day, or more. 10 sailboats.
|OUTFITTER: (#5) Schooner Freedom Charters|
LOCATION: 111 Avenida Menendez Suite D, St. Augustine, FL 32084
COMMENTS: Freedom is an authentic replica of a 19th century blockade runner. She is a 72', double masted, gaff-rigged, topsail schooner.
DIRECTIONS: Exit I-95N at the HWY 16 exit #318 towards St. Augustine. Take HWY 16 all the way into St. Augustine to US1. At the intersection of HWY 16 and US1 (aka Ponce de Leon Blvd.) bear right. Travel down US1 2 miles to King St and turn left. Travel 1 mile and turn right on Avenida Menendez (the Bridge of Lions will be right in front of you). Park as soon as possible. The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is the second building on the left.
|OUTFITTER: (#9) Tampa Sailing Charters|
LOCATION: Madeira Beach, FL
|OUTFITTER: (#1) Windsong Sailing Charters|
LOCATION: New Port Richey
PHONE1: 877-538-7724 - toll free
COMMENTS: Offers half day, full day, sunset cruises. Boats include Jeanneau 34 Espace pilothouse sloop, Elite 32, Catalina 30, Aqua Patio 25 pontoon boat
DIRECTIONS: Take the I75 South to exit 285. Head west on SR 52 for approximately 23 miles to US 19. Turn left on US 19 and head south. Procede on US 19 for about 10 miles to Floramar Terrace. (Look for the Publix Shopping Center, Ramada Inn, and Leverocks Restaurant.) Turn RIGHT onto Floramar Terrace and IMMEDIATE RIGHT onto the access road running parallel to US19. Park at the Leverocks Seafood Grille Restaurant (big yellow building next to the Ramada Inn).