For an unforgettable

Sailing Experience

Sailing DAFFY Welcomes You

Come Along for a Great Day. Lots of sights to see, not just on ocean but on trip out and in. There are 3 miles of waterways to Ocean.Most sailing days off Fort Lauderdale are quite pleasant; if the wind and waves are moderate, a trip out to the Cobalt Blue Waters of the Gulfstream is a Must See!!

What we do

Sailboat charters

From sight-seeing to sailing classes sailing Daffy can do it all. Come join us on your next adventure and let me take you to see the pristine blue waters of South Florida.


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What you get

  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Cabin
  • Head
  • Generator
  • Bimini
  • Inboard Engine Diesel

Charlie Knupp

Meet the Captain

Your captain, Charlie Knupp is a Native Florida person, born on Miami Beach. I have been a sailor since age 14.  Since that time I have owned 7 sailboats over 32 ft in length and many shorter than that.  I have traveled all over the Bahamas and Florida Keys.;   The Captain has his Coast Guard OUPV License as well as a 50 Ton Masters with a Sailing Endorsement  Captain Charlie is a Native Miamian, born on Miami Beach,  grew up near Coral Gables, went to Miami Dade South and graduated with a Business degree from FAU.  I had been in the hardwood flooring business my whole adult life, starting with my dad (an avid salt water fisherman and Navy man).  My other passions are competition swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and cruising AND grandkids I am a “people person” and enjoy meeting new folks and making friends. I find that introducing my cruisers to boating, sailing, and the water, especially those who have none of those experiences, to be very satisfying. Teaching Sailing Lessons or just motoring around is my idea of Joy. Having a Sailing Charter in Fort Lauderdale, inviting guest to experience a Sunset Sail on my Charter Boat, being one with nature, the weather, the sea, and the boat; sailing out to sea where you will experience the Cobalt Blue Water of the Gulfstream. Go ahead and sign up for a private charter or a semi private charter aboard the DAFFY sailboat. One of Fort Lauderdale’s  #1 Yacht Charters.


What our clients say

Excellent!  Captain Charlie was the perfect host! 🙂 We had an amazing time passing through the canals and sailing open water.Definitely the best! Thanks Capt Charlie & Daffy for an awesome day! Reviewed on May 4, 2019


Private Sailing Charter, Fabulous 4 hour private charter with Captain Charlie on Sailing Daffy. Very warm and welcoming - made us feel safe and right at home. Packed a picnic, brought along some cocktails and relaxed as we sailed along the river, intercostal and ocean. Highly recommend!! Very family friendly! Great customer service - very honest, reliable, timely, safe and knowledgeable. A MUST DO!! Reviewed on April 17, 2019


Sailing memories, Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful Ft Lauderdale day out on the boat. First time sailing with Captain Charlie and hopefully not the last.Very accommodating to special needs, trustworthy and gracious.Great with kids. Wonderful memories!! Recommend without hesitation! Reviewed on March 26, 2019


Birthday Cruise! 5 Stars for Captain Charlie! He led my mom, aunt and me through the river and into the Atlantic just in time to see the beautiful sunset. The delay caused by the bridges didn't stop us from enjoying the perfect weather, beautiful homes and yachts, and each other's company. I would recommend this trip to anyone! Thanks for a wonderful birthday experience! Reviewed on March 22, 2019


Sunset cruise for daughter’s birthday! Wonderful experience! Captain Charlie was a great “Skipper “. What a great time celebrating a birthday! Reviewed on March 22, 2019


I must say, we had an amazing time sailing the Daffy. This was a surprise for my husbands birthday and he had an excellent time. Capt. Charlie was great in helping my family & I prepare for the surprise. Everything went smoothly and made the experience a memorable one! Thank you again for an awesome time! Reviewed on 3/4/2019

Isis C.

WOW!!! What an amazing day! Thank you Captain Charlie!!! Will definitely see you again very soon!!! For anyone else out there wondering if you should go for a ride, don't hesitate! Captain Charlie is like sailing with family! All the best to you Sir! And thank you dearly! Reviewed on 2/28/2019

Donna G.

Amazing tour,  Me and my husband went to celebrate our marriage. We had a great time, the Capitan is very nice and the boat was perfect. We had a lovely time sailing on the ocean. Reviewed on February 23, 2019

Roberta V.

We had a wonderful sailing experience.  We had visitors from overseas and wanted to show them around our waterways, but at the same time wanted some relaxing time to talk, catch up and have an enjoyable time for both adults and kids.  Couldn't have asked for anything better.  Captain Charlie was friendly, kept us entertained, gave a sailing crash course to each one of the kids and let them sail, gave us our space to chat, took pictures, etc.  Communication and booking was super easy and hassle free.  Absolutely recommended Sailing Daffy is the way to go.  I know we will come back.  Thanks Captain Charlie! Reviewed on 2/18/2019

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