• November 7, 2018
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South Florida and especially the Fort Lauderdale oceanfront is one of the primo sailing areas in all of Florida for a Private Sail Charter or Yacht Charter. What makes it so special? among other things, our water is so clean, the air and water temperature most of the year is suitable for swimming or snorkeling, it has an almost constant supply of wind to drive the boats, it is within a day or two of many of the closer Bahamas Islands and most of the Florida Keys, Port Everglades is one of the biggest Cruise Ports in the world bringing in sailors and wannabe sailors from all over the world who relish a ride on a wind driven vessel. We have many sailboats offering charters and bareboats to a waiting crowd of pleasure seekers.  Sailingdaffy Inc. is the official name of the sailboat DAFFY which offers half day and all day sailing cruises.

The waterways themselves lend a place for all the thousands of sailboats we have here. Fort Lauderdale is referred to as the Venice of Americas and has become the home for as many sailboats as you would find in Annapolis, Newport, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago,or Galveston. With over 700 miles of navigable rivers, waterways, and canals, there is plenty of room for a fabulous number of wind powered craft.

Motoring up and down the New River, South and North Forks of the New River, and north and south on the Intracoastal Waterway, even a sailboat with a deeper draft and a mast or two can find plenty of places to go. Countless mega homes, restaurants, and backyards to spark the curiosity and awe of all of us on the water.

Making the way out the Cruise Inlet at Port Everglades, the sailing starts immediately.Sailing up the ocean past all the beaches, Fort Lauderdale,Beach Place, Galt Ocean Mile, Lighthouse Point, and Pompano or going south past more beaches, Dania, Hollywood, Hallandale, Golden Isle, Sunny Isles, or Bal Harbour gives the thrill of watching bathers along our ocean front ooh and ahh you and take pictures as you sail by waving at them. Most days the water is clear enough to see the bottom with corals and sea fans and maybe an occasional porpoise. When the wind is more favorable, most of the year, a trip off shore to the incredibly beautiful water of the Gulfstream,and water so blue you’d think it was made of liquid sapphire and splashed with gold Sargasso Weed hiding the bait fish, mahi mahi, tuna, and even sailfish. As the boat plows through the water, dozens of flying fish may erupt from the sea and take Making the way out the Cruise Inlet at Port Everglades, the sailing starts immediately.Sailing up the ocean past all the beaches, Fort Lauderdale,Beach Place, Galt Ocean Mile, Lighthouse Point, and Pompano or going south past more beaches, Dania, Hollywood, Hallandale, Golden Isle, Sunny Isles, or Bal Harbour gives the thrill of watching bathers along our ocean front ooh and ahh you and take pictures as you sail by waving at them. Most days the water is clear enough to see the bottom with corals and sea fans and maybe an occasional porpoise. When the wind is more favorable, most of the year, a trip off shore to the incredibly beautiful water of the Gulfstream,and water so blue you’d think it was made of liquid sapphire and splashed with gold Sargasso Weed hiding the bait fish, mahi mahi, tuna, and even sailfish. As the boat plows through the water, dozens of flying fish may erupt from the sea and take flight for a hundred yards. Occasionally sea turtles, mammoth Leatherback turtles will poke their heads out of the water and stay on the surface just long enough for you to get a good look before they dive under.flight for a hundred yards. Occasionally sea turtles, mammoth Leatherback turtles will poke their heads out of the water and stay on the surface just long enough for you to get a good look before they dive under.

One of the top Bucket List Adventures for most of our cruisers is to experience a boat under sail. Enjoying the ride is really all about enjoying the ride. No engine, no fumes, no music (unless you want it), but just the sound of the waves lapping against the hull and an occasional rustle of the sails on a course change. Maybe take a hand at the wheel steering the boat or sign up for a sailing lesson. The wind is there for the taking. What a great way to reconnect with family members, friends, and acquaintances. Wanna make it really special; celebrate an anniversary, birthday, graduation, promotion, marriage proposal, or even a wedding on board! And, don’t forget the Sunset Cruise where some of the best of the end of day activity will let you be in the moment of Peace and Tranquility.

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