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Trusted Sailing Charter Adventures Since 1995 and Three Blocks to Duval

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Enjoy taking the helm with a captain by your side pull up sails with your family

Enjoy taking the helm with a captain by your side pull up sails with your family Wild Thing,  44 foot Morgan perfect for sunset wedding and honeymoon. Pedestal California King, beautifully appointed teak warmly surrounds you. Perfect for learning how to live on a sailboat choose overnight excursions On Board toilets and showers or use the private owners on land facilities. V birth comfortable cozy for a couple or one with private bath. Island excursions, cruising, fishing, snorkeling, sailing in the Florida Keys.  Natural beautiful settings. Enjoy wild life with sea turtles and dolphins, fish at the reefs up close.  Your time is customized.  Ocean breezes keeps our summer mild 85-92 degrees.  Swim reefs almost anytime. Moon Dance, 42 ft Irwin  openings May-September great family boat lots of room. Beautiful colors mild temperatures throughout the year ocean breezes in summer. Dolphins may follow your boat on your Key West getaway family vacation Excursions at anchor dinner under the stars.  Ask about Key West Sampler! Swim in nearby pool just buy drinks or lunch at many restaurants or hotels. Sail, snorkel, fish and pull up the sails or dive a nearby wreck for adventure. Key West Sampler fun, stay second night overnight on anchor 2 nights at docks. Ft. Meyers Ferry terminal to Key West. Great connection just a few steps away.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes, Historic Seaport bed and breakfast description

Where do you want to stay? Historic Seaport five minutes stroll to downtown to Sunset Festival located between famous Schooner Wharf Bar and Turtle Kraals Restaurant? We have an opening on all major holidays including Fourth of July and both Memorial Day and Labor Day. Fantasy Festival openings just opened all three boats. These dates will fill before you know it so call now before rate changes go into effect this summer. With three sailboats side by side averaging 40 feet long each, bring the whole office or your family. Located at the same spot since 1995 and are growing adding more vessels and fun with day trips, picnics and fishing or snorkeling options with our speed boat in May, 2014 our boats are located Old Town Key West, three blocks from everything you come to Key West for. Just know the difference and know that you are able to walk, not drive from 20 minutes away, to our fun downtown district . See our location on GOOGLE MAPS: 201 William Street, Historic Seaport E Docks, Key West, FL 33040. Choose to stay with us either when you want to be in the natural environment away from it al we can take you out to the uninhabited islands on an Excurison 24 hours (unlimited days at sea upon availability with provisions or ask about Key West Sampler Special Customized package.) OR- You can also stay at the docks and sail with us when you want to be walking distance to Duval, museums and art galleries.

Ask about unpublished specials for more than five nights stay at dockside with sailing included; you may also add extra sailing at reduced rates. May has last minute openings May 14-22nd all boats. Families and small groups, you really owe yourself a fun Key West Sailing Adventure June through August. Through out the whole summer call and reserve your time right now including only two openings each Memorial Day weekend May 23-26 and see our any of our boats July 4th weekend plus Labor Day weekend. You want to come to the Florida Keys why not plan your air fare call today don't delay these are prime times that will sell out fast. Part of the Christmas season is alreay booked as is New Years' Eve. Rates stay the same it's always a holiday in Key West.

Ask now about sailing classes too for a learn and stay sailing trip this summer through the mild winter months.

Trusted sailing stay aboard charter business same location since 1995 could be your next destination vacation. 'Live like a local play like a millionaire' with us! Be where the action is. The Actual Key West Old Town, Historic Downtown, near Schooner Wharf Bar, next to Turtle Kraals, Dantes. The Cuban Coffee Queen is near the head of the docks, locals' favorite spots, Harpoon Harry's or Pepe's for breakfast or lunch. Know where your charter boat is located and are famous sites all nearby.

Pack light, if possible soft bags only or smaller baggage please. Stay and sail packages meals on your own unless otherwise designed by your charter. Off dock overnight sailing excursions meals are included.

2014 current rates: Stay at the docks and then take off sailing with your custom charter sailing package. Choose from 37' Obsession $330 for two. Boat holds up to four adults maximum, $45.00 for each extra person per night 14 years or older.

Wild Thing, $440.00 for two people plus $45.00 per person over 14 years each night up to six total.

Instant rebate for limited time; reduced from $75 per night to $45 per person per night over double occupancy at docks.

Currently, stay/sail Packages include sailing depending on number of days you wish to stay. Meals on your own.

Currently, Minimum of Two nights stay at the docks includes a free sunset sail value of $345.00. Three nights all holidays or five nights fantasy festivals required. Gratuities to crew appreciated.

Add a trip during your stay to the reef with snorkeling or choose fishing, all gear included special right now; add $250.00 upgrade your sunset for an additional fee for half day. Value is $585.00. Gratuities to crew appreciated.

Our customers designed with our help the very best package; The Key West Sampler aboard Wildthing or Moondance $1860 for the 3 night package for two people; aboard Obsession is $1660.00, rates also based on double occupancy. Additional adults are $150.00 per person per night to cover food etc at sea, $45.00 at the docks current special rate on extra persons $300 per person over 14 years old for the three days. 1st night stay at the dock, noon the second day your captain and mate show up with all provisions for a 24 hour adventure. BYOB alcohol on your own. Sail back to dock third day at noon after anchoring in a lagoon dinner under the stars for the night. Meals and non alcohol beverages with snacks included in overnight excursions on anchor.

Check in time is between 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. preferred with first mate or by phone to owner if arriving later in the evening or with mate after 5pm $20.00 fee may apply. Check out is 11 am.

One overnight at anchor on Obsession is $1160.00 per night for two adults. One overnight aboard either Moon Dance or Wild Thing is $1360.00 for two adults. Plan as many nights as you wish receive package discounts on additional overnight at anchor.

Fishing, snorkeling, sailing with a captain at your side, enjoy cruise life on the ocean. Treasured Old Florida Keys Lifestyle at a reasonable price in prime locale a piece of Old Town Key West history. Escape high tech environment or you may want to walk over to nearby coffee house with easy walk to is a block away to use a computer.
Warm temperatures now with 65- 70's mild nights and as high as 84 degrees during the daytime in the American Carribean as a sailing adventure vacation.

Walking distance Duval Street and Nightly Sunset Festival, just walk to most attractions.

Private sailing packages available for Weddings, at sea with honeymoon. Family friendly, romantic Key West for couples anniversaries, birthdays, special occasions.

Enjoy memorable alternative to land lodging. Recapture the Key West lifestyle, among the schooners, nearby museums, live music abound, restaurants and shopping just steps away. Tropical vacations in an American Caribean. Families, Couples or alternative couples welcome.

Not sure what you want? Let us work with your budget so that you may spend up to a week at anchor and explore the old pirates routes, imagine that you are diving for treasure. Discounts for more than five days at dock or at the anchor. You are in charge, just tell us what you would like to do while sailing. Ask to take the helm, pull up sails with the crew, get the feel of the wheel, experience sailing with your crew at your side, guiding you in the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico. Act as if you are the sailboat owner. Before you leave the dock, ask the crew to help fit you with snorkeling gear and where to buy bait if you want to fish, we have the fishing gear and have artificial bait.

Enjoy life in the islands, the barrier reef makes it safe sailing. Our experienced confident staff is attentive and safety minded, just tell us how you want to spend your time away from it all.

Ask Capt. Albert owner and operator, about learning to sail and how to retire and own a yacht. Ask about special sailing lessons packages, six nights or one week stay and learn how to sail with us. Live aboard at the docks to learn from locals.

Picture yourself just minutes walk from famous Duval Street downtown. See Google Earth, have a look around your reserved sailboat at Historic Seaport, E Docks, 201 William Street in Key West; you are just steps away from what you really came to Key West to be a part of. Every night is an arts festival at Mallory Square, live music in many open air bars and restaurants, art galleries, museums, you just add flip flops no car needed! On your sail time enjoy taking the helm pulling up sails, fishing, snorkeling while exploring the uninhabited islands, your best adventure awaits only limited by your imagination. Ask us we can tell you more ideas! Stay at anchor with crew and get the feel of living on a sailboat.

Weddings sailing into a sunset, from $1595.00, basic package, you decide! Flowers, food, notary, food tray included. For just a fraction of a cost of on land wedding, get married at sea, stay at the docks or upgrade and stay at anchor and still have money to shop!

With any vacation plan, design your stay your way; let us help.

Weddings with 2 night 3 day honeymoon start at $2945.00 or for more details or call us and tell us what you dream is.

If you wanted a tropical at sea wedding restate your vows on board a sailboat in Key West, Tropical Style Key West wedding. Alternative couples cermonies available.

Call us 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST and we will be glad to answer questions and put your mind at ease if you have never been on a sailboat we can teach you how to enjoy this wonderful experience.

Master Card or VISA, 50% deposit holds your space. We are similar to any hotel or bed and breakfast.

Last minute change of weather or any emergency cancellations? You will receive a transferrable credit voucher for open end date no increase in price (extend your voucher longer with your phone call or email when you will be able to reschedule your stay).

Weather is a consideration and we are flexible on when you go sailing. Before booking with a charter boat, your family or partner should ask all the questions to be comfortable with the outdoor experience of staying aboard a sailboat. Everything we can do to make your stay fun and comfortable is considered. It's in keeping with history; emerge yourself in the lifestyle.

Weather is milder in Key West year round. If you enjoy camping, RV's, anything to do with the water, this is for you. AC is at the docks for your comfort.

Call Captain Albert, owner operator 9 am - 9 pm Fl KEYS USA 1-305-304-4911 and fly in or drive down US 1 Southermost Point USA

Property Type

  • Yacht
  • 100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only:

        smoking outside or on dock...moreless

      • Alternative Lifestyle
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

      • Main Aft Stateroom: 1 king

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      • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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      • Wild Thing 44 foot Morgan King size bed bedroom one private entrance. Large enough to accommodate a portable crib for infant. Moon Dance 42 foot Irwin has double with luggage storage area or doubles as a child's twin in master suite. Obsession has private separate sleeping quarters behind captain's wheel for privacy. Economical for two couples. Both cabins have private bathroom facilities. Main aft stateroom comfortable for a couple with it's own private bathroom. A main salon serves as a living room for cooking and entertainment and doubles as an optional sleeping area. Forward offers another stateroom for two and bathroom. The yachts accommodate a party of two to four. The salon is optional for additional single adults or children....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      • Main Aft Stateroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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      • Master Bedroom bath has shower small tub on Wild Thing, 44 foot Morgan, large showers Moon Dance. All three boats have fore and aft cabins with private facilities....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Family friendly, gay friendly, great for executive getaways; boats are side by side, great for small family weddings. Special personal charter options welcome. Sailboat boarding and general review of how to understand basics of staying in a floating type of accommodation upon check in; guests must call ahead two weeks out then also the day before to check for weather and general last minute directions and final preparations. Historic seaport, 3 blocks from Duval St, Dockside living with sailing package included in price. Internet access nearby at coffee shop. Sandwich shop with ice cream and coffee top of the dock. Local & International sailing available, Fishing, At Sea Overnights are popular, Weddings, Sunset sails, Private use of boat at dock. We provide linens, towels, basics soap/shampoo, galley with cooking, refrigerator for beverages and quick meals. Each boat has a hair dryer and blender but call the day before you arrive along with any questions or special needs. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Books

          Theme

          • Family
          • Adventure

          Car

              • Not Necessary

              Attractions

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Nude Beach
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Arboretum
              • Live Theater
              • Coin Laundry
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Rain Forests

              Leisure Activities

              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Walking
              • Eco Tourism
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Oceanfront
              • Water View:

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              • Waterfront
              • Downtown
              • Waterfront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Basketball Court
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Paragliding
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Jet Skiing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Covered Parking:

                                covered parking featured nearby 'park and ride' across from Steam Plant/Condo Complex & Conch Harbor complex...moreless

                              • Air Conditioning:

                                Sail Boats are air conditioned at the dock, not at sea...moreless

                              • Linens Provided:

                                Bath and kitchen Towels, bed sheets, pillows/pillow cases, ...moreless

                              • Towels Provided
                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Mobile Phone
                              • Parking Off Street:

                                optional paid parking lots across from Water Front Market...moreless

                              • Parking On Street
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Wireless Internet:

                                Coffee shops nearby! check with your captain...moreless

                              • Washing Machine:

                                located in the Marina land based facility, nominal charge...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                located at Marina land based facility; nominal charge...moreless

                              • Garage:

                                Free parking on the street (make sure not marked resident or you will receive $20 parking ticket from the City)...moreless

                              Kitchen

                              • Mini Refrigerator
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Kitchenette
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Kitchen

                              Outside

                              • Beach Towels
                              • Binoculars
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Deck / Patio

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard

                              Pool / Spa

                                  • Communal Pool
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • Best time ever in Key West after 40 years of visiting Key West

                                    Best time ever in Key West after 40 years of visiting Key West

                                    • Guest Mike (Panama City, Panama)
                                    • Date of stay 03/10/10
                                    • Review Submitted 08/08/10
                                    I am a vistor of the Keys for more than 40 years and staying with KW Sailing Adventure is the best. You get the best of everthing Key West and it´s surrounding seas have to offer. Old Town Key West, the Hemingway house, the Mel Fisher museum, the Aquarium, the arquitecture, the ambiance, Historical bars and eateries, great shopping and Maollory Docks with it´s sunset show. And this is just the beginning. You get to enjoy the real reason we come to the Keys, the ocean. You get to enjoy the true wonder of the keys on and below the sea, sleep under the stars, eat FRESH seafood with pampering second to none. I will not stay anywhere else.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                                    Owner response: We are happy that you found us! please consider coming back with us this summer or later in the fall. November is such a nice month here and, ask about staying on our latest addition to the fleet Moon Dance, our 42 Ft. Irwin. See you someday again! Albert and Ronda

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                                  • A MUST DO for your bucket list.

                                    A MUST DO for your bucket list.

                                    • Guest Anonymous
                                    • Date of stay 07/16/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/04/13
                                    Our hats go off to Captain Albert and Ronda for being the perfect hosts. On very short notice, Captain Albert arranged accomodations for my wife and I to stay on one of his fleet of yachts overnight. We found the living quarters on "Moondance" in perfect order awaiting our arrival including the ship's air conditioning system greeting us on a hot, muggy day. Location was perfect with nearby parking and within a short walk to all the major attractions Key West has to offer. We also availed ourselves of recommendations made by Captain Albert to a couple of excellent restaurants (LaTrattorra in Key West and the Square Grouper on Cudjoe Key) which were truly exceptional in quality, location and service. Because this was for us a spur-of-the-moment overnight drive to Key West from central Florida, the only thing we regret was not having the time to take part in one of the many adventureous cruises Captain Albert is famous for in the area of the Florida Keys, the Carribbean and throughout the many places Captain Albert has ventured on the world's seas. That will have to wait another year for us but If a unique and exciting family vacation is on your agenda, and even if it isn't, you really should consider Captain Albert's charters if you want to return with memories that will last a lifetime.

                                    Owner response: Thank you for taking the time to send back a note and hello our way! It will be our pleasure to have you visit again!

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                                  • It was our first stay/sail. It was Awesome!

                                    It was our first stay/sail. It was Awesome!

                                    • Guest Anonymous
                                    • Date of stay 07/18/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/04/13
                                    We decided to try a stay/sale in Key West, a recommendation by a friend, instead of staying at a hotel or B&B. We were glad we did. What a great experience. It gave us the opportunity to know what it is like to live on your own sail boat in a port. The captain and mate were great. They were so friendly and very informative and made sure we saw the dolphin that came up by the boat while sailing. We fell in love with the Wild Thing and the lifestyle. We can't wait to return next year. Thank you Captain Albert.

                                    Owner response: You are welcome! We look forward to your return. Call us when you plan to come back to Key West this winter!

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                                  • Wonderful hosts

                                    Wonderful hosts

                                    • Guest Anonymous
                                    • Date of stay 03/01/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/04/13
                                    Capt Albert and his staff are resourceful fine sailors and hosts. Our schedules were tight and they bent over backwards to get us and our trip ship shape on time and on budget. The weather in Key West can be finicky in March ....being at slip in the Key West Bight made our non-sailing days a success. As experienced cruisers in both the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands, living aboard at Key West Bight was a new and very satisfying experience. This was our first trip to a sailboat where we did not live on the hook for our entire trip. In fact after making the rounds to the luxury condos in Miami and environs, then returning to Key West to wrap up our holiday, we decided to invest in a sailboat rather than a condo, So thanks to our experiences with Capt Albert and Ronda, as well as Capt Brad and the entire staff, we are the proud owners of the S/V Windragon home port St. Petersburg. Who woulda thunk!

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                                  • Wonderful Family Time in Key West!

                                    Wonderful Family Time in Key West!

                                    • Guest Anonymous
                                    • Date of stay 06/15/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/03/13
                                    Thank you www.keywestsailingadventure.com for a wonderful time with my daughter Amber and grand daughter Jaselle. We are still talking about what we want to do the next time we go sailing! First Mates Nancy aka "Frenchy" was such a great host. Susan was nice greeting everyone at the docks. They had such fun, they are planning a return in a couple of months! Many thanks, Jo

                                    Owner response: Our pleasure and hope you will bring your little one back soon! We have some openings this winter. See you soon!

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                                  • Migration from Canada to Key West was wonderful!

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                                    Migration from Canada to Key West was wonderful!

                                    • Guest Lise and Rene B.
                                    • Date of stay 06/13/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/03/13
                                    Dream on MOONDANCE I Would like to thanks Captain ALBERT for the 3 days on MOONDANCE. It was a Wonderful experience to live aboard for 3 days. And also the sailing afternoon trip to return at sunset on the Wildthing sailboat was unbelievable (I had a sunburn) a nice and sunny day for sailing with the wind, Big THANKS to the crew, Nancy was the 1st Mate for that trip and the captain ( I think his name was Allen) He was explaining about the clouds and the creation of the wind, and the navigation with the compass and the GPS, It was almost a training course on the sea. I can say They are part of the family. If you have the pleasure to go to Key West, once in your life time, don't miss the opportunity of a sailing trip: At Key West Sailing Adventure... It worth it, enjoy the pleasure of sailing. Lise and Rene Bon voila c'est mon HAPPY HOUR pour aller me coucher il est 2:15 am

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                                  • What a great time we had!

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                                    What a great time we had!

                                    • Guest Chris and Lidian L.
                                    • Date of stay 07/25/12
                                    • Review Submitted 08/03/13
                                    Subj: Thank You Captain Albert/First Mate Susan, My wife, Lidian, and I would just like to thank you for our recent stay 25-26 July. The boat was great and we really enjoyed our stay. The sunset sail was awesome and we would really like to thank Capt. Brian (and apologize for my behavior, I was enjoying the day little too much). Again, we really had a great stay and wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks again. Hope to be back soon. Chris and Lidian L

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                                  • Five extraordinary days at sea

                                    Five extraordinary days at sea

                                    • Guest annou (branford)
                                    • Date of stay 04/13/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/23/13
                                    Nancy and captain Mike took my family for a five-day trip around the keys on Moondance. It was a most wonderful experience, we loved every minute of it and we recommend it to everyone! The weather was great, the boat was really comfortable, and Nancy and Mike were the most attentive and kind hosts you can imagine. We saw extraordinary things both above and below the water. Dolphins and turtles often swam next to the boat and my 12-year old son caught a bonnethead shark! We put it back into the water but still! Mike not only expertly steered the boat, but helped the kids with fishing and even went snorkling with us, and we enjoyed the underwater wonderland of Sombrero Reef and Looe’s key. We saw many beautiful coloured fish, but also giant jewfish and barracudas and sharks, and even several stingrays. I’ve been snorkelling in many places around the world before, but this was the best trip ever in terms of the variety of underwater life! Nancy made abundant, excellent food, and really got to spoil every one of us with their favourites. And happy hour during sunset out on the water is quite the experience! Being out at sea for a few days really gets you away from it all and makes for a truly relaxing trip where you enjoy nature and being with your family. Thank you Mike and Nancy, you were both fabulous and we hope to do this again soon.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                                    Owner response: Hi Anne! Thank you so much for sharing your comments with regards to your stay! Also, we are still so very happy that you were able to have this family experiece and that you could be so close to the main land too! Coming from a world traveler makes your comments so appreciated. We will certainly let the crew know and look forward to your return. Capt. Albert and Ronda

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                                  • Unique weekend getaway for two

                                    Unique weekend getaway for two

                                    • Guest Elizabeth S.
                                    • Date of stay 03/01/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/01/13
                                    It was our 15th anniversary and I wanted to surprise my husband with something different. I began searching Home Away for an authentic Key West cottage that would put us close to everything. Luckily, I stumbled on this sailboat lodging/excursion option and it couldn't have been more ideal. It was a truly unique experience and felt adventurous. You got to hear the water lap against the boat at night and were walking distance to anything worth seeing in Key West. Plus staying on the boat was less restrictive and confining than stuffy hotels. On board the wild thing, an action packed pier was your hotel lobby. Al and Ronda were great to coordinate the trip and even changed the dates for us when we had a conflict with our originally booked weekend. They delivered everything promised--even a last minute sail that we wanted to go on, even though weather conditions weren't ideal. It was obvious their ultimate goal was to please us during our stay. If you've never stayed aboard a boat and are a "creature of comfort", this may not be the excursion for you. While everything you need is onboard, hot shower and facilities are closeby and pretty much required. There was a motor oil or grease smell in the hull, but it is a boat. All in all nothing about staying onboard was a real deterrent. It does require an open mind and sense of adventure. We'll definitely go back--next time when it's warm enough to go snorkeling.

                                    Owner response: Thank you for giving us your honest review and we always try to make each stay your reason for coming back. Boats can sometimes be unique in that they are outdoors; we made sure to go back through the systems and thank you for letting us know your concerns. Call us again and let us have you stay aboard Moon Dance for a change with another couple, or the family. Capt. Albert and Ronda

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                                  • LOVE IT!

                                    LOVE IT!

                                    • Guest Barb&Kent (Logan, WV, USA)
                                    • Date of stay 04/21/12
                                    • Review Submitted 05/24/12
                                    I thought I had already put a review here so I will do so now in case I hadn't. I cannot say anything higher about this vacation. The accommodations were excellent, the crew and owners fantastic and Key West....well, Key West is Key West.. Thank you, Albert, for helping customize our trip and for giving us Chris/Nancy as our crew. They are awesome!! Chris' knowledge of the waters and area is a lot and Nancy is beyond compare as the hostess on board. I can and do HIGHLY recommend this to anyone interested in a vacation off the beaten path. I hope to do this again. Thanks again!!

                                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Key West Season
                                  Oct 20 - Feb 13
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $330

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                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  This is an outdoor experience on a boat and is unique and can be very enjoyable. Our crew are experienced and know the waters and stay with you the entire time you are on your sailing excursion part of your charter and willing to answer questions about wild life or the sea, sailing just ask. If you enjoy skiing, camping, fishing, swimming and snorkeling you will most likely enjoy sailing.

                                  VISA or Master Card 50% down. Stay at dock meals on own. Sailing overnight meals included. Balance due two weeks prior to arrival. Last minute cancellation or weather, receive a "rain checks" or transferrable re saleable vouchers good for a year. Average stay 3 nights. 5 night minimum holidays or festivals; call for last minute openings. USA 1-305-304-4911 9am - 9 pm Eastern Standard Time EST


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                                  Location

                                  • Nearest Airport: Key West International at 2 Miles
                                  • Nearest Ferry: Key West Express at 0.08 Miles
                                  • Nearest Motorway: Route US 1 at 4 Miles
                                  • Nearest Beach: Ft. Zachary Taylor Beach at 1.5 Miles
                                  • Nearest Golf: Key West Country Club at 4 Miles
                                  • Nearest Restaurant: Turtle Kraals at Private Homes, Historic Seaport
                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 1995

                                  About the owner: Captain Albert Tropea, Jr Once worked with Proctor and Gamble families and the Helene Curtis Company as personal sailing captain. While working in Key Largo with a maintenance company taking care of all hospitality related needs from the homes, to designing landscapes, maintaining yachts, Captain Albert realized that the missing component in vacations in the Florida Keys was the boatel or boat and breakfast style of adventure vacations. Captain Albert decided to bring the experiences he had with the very wealthy to the hard working families who longed for the sailing experience with their spouses, friends or families. Captain Albert has sailed all over the world from being a Everglades then Bahamas Guide,to sailing the Greek Islands and a number of foreign countries. Let Captain Albert or his hand picked captains and trained mates show you the wonders of what makes the area around the Florida Keys so unique. Our captains know many places that the big 40 plus person boats cannot get to and do not know about. Sail with a crew attending your needs, feel free to be involved with sailing or lifting the sails. It is the goal of the Company to have you experience direct contact with the wind, the sails and the sea with confidence if you one day want to buy your own boat. Feel like you own the boat by telling our crew what you wish to have for an experience whether it is more swim/snorkeling, fishing, sailing. You are the one in charge as if you own the sailboat.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Historic Seaport:
                                  Key West boasts over three million visitors a year and for good reason. All year round the temperatures are milder than anywhere else even in the summer. Winter is non existent; come down and thaw out with us for your winter retreat. There are only a few days in January where the chill in the air will be down to a low of 45 for night time temperatures, high of 65 only a few days in January the rest of the year is spring like temperatures. Even the summers the highs are rarely above 92 degrees and nights and ocean breezes keep it mild at nights. 'Gonna go where the sun keeps shining, through the pouring rain' was a line from the song written about Key West! Bring your summer dream weddings and honeymoon plans to us and we help you design a special memory. Key Wes is second only to Las Vegas for easy relaxed weddings in a variety of settings especially on board your own sailing vessel, married next to a famous Key West Sunset. Since it takes from 17 to 25 years to get one of the coveted Key West Bight docks, we just recently added a third boat after waiting almost 20 years. It is well worth the wait, with a short three block stroll to Mallory Square nightly art festival and the famous bars and restaurants along the Duval Street district. There are museums and other attractions close by and the Ft. Meyers Ferry Boat is just a few yards from our E Dock behind the Wyland Murial at 201 William. The Historic Seaport has shopping along the board walk with many restaurants to choose from. Still funky and fun, Schooner Wharf Bar, Turtel Kraals and many old local's favorites still at historic seaport after many years with live music all the time. Restaurant near the Ferry boat has live music, outdoor dining and you are welcome to use the pool when you purchase your lunch or drinks with them like many pools in town. So much to do and see, park your car and bike or walk almost everywhere. Or take a taxi from the airport. Enjoy a simpler life Key West living.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                                  Unique benefits to staying aboard a sailing vessel is to enjoy the life the way it once was in the historic seaport once known for fishing, conch farming and shrimp or lobster fishermen. Feel like you own the boat you stay aboard and then go sailing for your stay aboard and sail charter or choose to take off completely away from it all for as many days you wish to charter with meals and crew providing everything you need. It's your dream, why not live it out this time? You can stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast room anywhere any time; have it all old Key West style and feel like an explorer with family and friends or that significant other. Weather is usually mild no matter what time of the year. Sailing with our crew is safe, learn a few sailing tips, see wild life like dolphins, fish and sea turtles in their natural habitat. Relaxed style of vacationing, pack light, sandals, shorts and swim wear and a few t shirts; bring a light jacket and a pair of casual long pants for nights or when at sea. Bring a pair of good walking shoes, no need to bring heels as you will want to explore and walk as much as you feel comfortable to see the nuances of Key West. While at sea 24 hours, we provide meals and non alcohol drinks of course, with snorkel gear and fishing gear, no need to pack these items. When you take the helm once the captain gets you safely out of the harbor and sets a course, the feeling of adventure will sweep you away. Low tech environment, great for families to take a break from electronics even if for one day, there is so much to see at sea! Earn a 2 hour sunset sail for 2 nights stay at the docks for example. When you watch the sails unfurl, the feeling of exhilaration is exciting and deeply satisfying while living a lifestyle vacation for your special Key West vacation. The weather is usually ideal whether the weather is cold or hot where you are, it is perfect most days in Key West. Call and customize your special destination vacation.


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                                  • Enjoy taking the helm with a captain by your side pull up sails with your family

                                    Enjoy taking the helm with a captain by your side pull up sails with your family

                                  • Pedestal California King, beautifully appointed teak warmly surrounds you.

                                    Pedestal California King, beautifully appointed teak warmly surrounds you.

                                  • On Board toilets and showers or use the private owners on land facilities.

                                    On Board toilets and showers or use the private owners on land facilities.

                                  • Island excursions, cruising, fishing, snorkeling, sailing in the Florida Keys.  Natural beautiful settings.

                                    Island excursions, cruising, fishing, snorkeling, sailing in the Florida Keys. Natural beautiful settings.

                                  • Moon Dance, 42 ft Irwin  openings May-September great family boat lots of room.

                                    Moon Dance, 42 ft Irwin openings May-September great family boat lots of room.

                                  • Dolphins may follow your boat on your Key West getaway family vacation

                                    Dolphins may follow your boat on your Key West getaway family vacation

                                  • Swim in nearby pool just buy drinks or lunch at many restaurants or hotels.

                                    Swim in nearby pool just buy drinks or lunch at many restaurants or hotels.

                                  • Key West Sampler fun, stay second night overnight on anchor 2 nights at docks.

                                    Key West Sampler fun, stay second night overnight on anchor 2 nights at docks.

                                  • Wild Thing,  44 foot Morgan perfect for sunset wedding and honeymoon.

                                    Wild Thing, 44 foot Morgan perfect for sunset wedding and honeymoon.

                                  • Perfect for learning how to live on a sailboat choose overnight excursions

                                    Perfect for learning how to live on a sailboat choose overnight excursions

                                  • V birth comfortable cozy for a couple or one with private bath.

                                    V birth comfortable cozy for a couple or one with private bath.

                                  • Enjoy wild life with sea turtles and dolphins, fish at the reefs up close.  Your time is customized.  Ocean breezes keeps our summer mild 85-92 degrees.  Swim reefs almost anytime.

                                    Enjoy wild life with sea turtles and dolphins, fish at the reefs up close. Your time is customized. Ocean breezes keeps our summer mild 85-92 degrees. Swim reefs almost anytime.

                                  • Beautiful colors mild temperatures throughout the year ocean breezes in summer.

                                    Beautiful colors mild temperatures throughout the year ocean breezes in summer.

                                  • Excursions at anchor dinner under the stars.  Ask about Key West Sampler!

                                    Excursions at anchor dinner under the stars. Ask about Key West Sampler!

                                  • Sail, snorkel, fish and pull up the sails or dive a nearby wreck for adventure.

                                    Sail, snorkel, fish and pull up the sails or dive a nearby wreck for adventure.

                                  • Ft. Meyers Ferry terminal to Key West. Great connection just a few steps away.

                                    Ft. Meyers Ferry terminal to Key West. Great connection just a few steps away.

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