Please specify - "Semi-Private Charter" - while inquiring HOME
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We only offer half day semi-private sails as long as one couple books a private sail and opens their charter to join by another couple. It is the only way we can guarantee the booking. We do not make wish lists.
We do not operate per person group sails !!!! We do not intend to be a loud buzz party sail boat (totally opposite indeed), we will be sailing with open sails.
We will try to match you with couples of similar age/interest - so the sailing experience could be as close to a private charter as possible. We do not bring random guests aboard. We would like this trip to be fully enjoyable for all participants therefore, we expect from all respect and courtesy towards the others participating in the sailing excursion.
If you want to be sure of participation - pls book a private charter with an open option for semi-private (you may book a private sail and ask us to find another couple willing to share, however if we can't find, you are scheduled for a private sail)
Dinner charters are private charters only.
This introductory offer is for couples on a budget who cannot afford a private charter, and do not mind sharing the trip with another couple. The charter takes place on a forty-two feet center cockpit sailing yacht Lancer docked in South Beach Miami.
Please consider semi-private cruise only if you are committed and serious in participating. It takes a lot from us to coordinate all parties together.
SEMI-PRIVATE rates - charter rate split by number of guests - from $150-300
1/2 day (4 hr) semi-private charter on a comfortable 42 foot sailing yacht (Lancer pictures) on Biscayne Bay from Miami Beach
1/2 DAY rate: charter rate split by number of guests - from $150-300
Tax and Gratuity not included
- ANY DAY of the week is available - pls give us range of days/time you are available for semi-private charter
- private charters have priority booking over shared cruises, unless 2 couples are confirmed for the charter (confirmed = charter paid in full = all parties committed = no reschedules, no changes of mind)
IF YOU WANT TO BE SURE THAT CHARTER TAKES PLACE - BOOK IT AS PRIVATE - AND OPEN IT TO ANOTHER COUPLE TO JOIN. Most if the time we are able to match you with another nice couple to join you for the morning weekend sail.
- major holidays may be excluded from this offer (private charters only), including New Years Eve, V-day)
MIAMI BEACH MARINA (in South Beach)- DOWNTOWN MIAMI - BISCAYNE BAY - back to marina
HALF DAY - Departing SOUTH BEACH offers unique opportunity of sightseeing whole Downtown Miami from the water, Bayside Marketplace, Bayfront Park, Port of Miami, Fisher Island, mouth of Miami River, waterfront luxury condos, Brickell Key, Virginia Key. We pretty much start sailing (all depends on wind direction) after draw bridge opening, following Downtown shoreline into Biscayne Bay. During the charter you can enjoy the views of the bay, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Vizcaya, Miami Cityline.
Possible swim stop by sandbar or secluded Virginia Key. There is a chance of spotting South FLorida marine life, including playful dolphins, jumping manta rays, laid back pelicans, and more. It is a relaxing day under sail, so you can enjoy the peaceful time under sail in one of the most beautiful sailing destinations in North America. Semi-tropical climate of South Florida allows year around sailing with average summer temperature of 85F and 75F in winter.
HOW THE RESERVATION PROCESS WORKS (applies to shared charters only) - pls read
The charter takes place with minimum 4 participants (or 2 couples). If we cannot match 2 couples for the charter, the charter is not scheduled (unless you want to switch to a private charter rate). In such a case, the amounts (if charged) are refunded.
Signing up for the shared charter means, you choose your day/time and commit to participating in the charter if the group of 2-3 couples is found by Thursday night (or the day before). We will work hard to match other couples to share the trip, therefore we only ask to sign up if you are serious and committed. Pls do not sign up for charter with 'maybe / not serious' attitude. It takes a huge effort from our side to try to match two parties for the same trip. Otherwise join a party boat in Bayside Marketplace, where you share a boat ride with a loud crowd of over 100 ppl aboard and buy a ticket.
Signing up requires submitting RESERVATION FORM authorizing us charging the full amount upon confirming the scheduled charter. The full amounts will be charged on Thursday night after confirming that charter is schedulled (min 2 couples participate in the charter)
The reservation (after confirming the group) is final. No cancellations / no reschedules. No show up - no refunds.
The final confirmation of the schedulled charter is by Thursday 6 pm (for weekend charters)
Pls download the RESERVATION FORM here or request by e-mail.
IF YOU WANT TO BE SURE THAT CHARTER TAKES PLACE - BOOK IT AS PRIVATE - AND OPEN IT TO ANOTHER COUPLE TO JOIN.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Sailing yacht Lancer 42
Licensed Captain (Lancer usually have 2 person crew)
Water and sodas
Half day charter - if all parties agree - can have a swim stop with water toys : 2 floating chairs, swim noodles
(pls bring your towels and snorkel gear)
WHAT IS not INCLUDED
Food and alcoholic beverages - you are welcome to bring aboard a small cooler and snacks (ready - to -eat) and enjoy it aboard
No loud music not excessive drinking allowed on the boat
Rate is exclusive of tax and crew gratuity
This offer is not available for dinner cruise nor cooking aboard
MIAMI BEACH MARINA in SOUTH BEACH
300 Alton Rd
Pls be min. 15 min before the schedulled departure time.
DECK ACCOMMODATION - follow the links
The semi-private charters are possible due to a comfortable deck layout of the Lancer. Each couple can feel pretty much private in part of the boat they choose (we hope couples would change spots during the charter, so each couple can enjoy all the areas of the sailboat) eg, center cockpit (comfortable fits 2 couples), wide bow (1 couple), foredeck (2 couples), aft deck with aft seats (1 couple) - link to pictures.
The yachts has fully equipped galley, salon area, head (= toilet and bathroom). Comfortable swim platform enables easy access to water.
The shared trip is intended for adults only. No pets.
Individuals can also sign up: half day from $150
Pls be social. The charter is intended to be in a friedly atmosphere, like a family or friends getaway.