Half Day Bareboat Charter
This charter lasts 4 hours from the time you cast off your lines from the dock until you return and may include fueling time. A suggested activity for this charter is to sail or motor to the coral reefs nearby (45-60 mins. one way), grab a mooring ball, and snorkel. Another activity would be to learn how to sail or drive the yacht. Dolphin encounters are common in Key West as well as sea turtle sightings. To wrap up the day, many customers take in a sunset sail or motor cruise. With so many things to see and do, charter customers find it nearly impossible to do everything in a half day yacht charter.
Full Day Bareboat Charter
Everything that you can do in a half day with double the time! Popular activities on an eight hour bareboat charter may include: snorkeling, sunset sail, dolphin encounters, touring Key West, ocean side. If you are not one for getting wet in the ocean, touring Key West Oceanside is amazing. To end your day, close out with a sunset sail!
The Dry Tortugas National Park and Ft Jefferson Destinations
(special restrictions may apply)
Taking a bareboat charter for a round trip from Key West to the Dry Tortugas National Park and Ft. Jefferson is a once in a lifetime experience. We will connect you with a catamaran that exceeds all your expectations.
The Dry Tortugas and Ft. Jefferson are located 70 miles west of Key West. There are no stores or places to provision on your way therefore it is recommended to provision prior to leaving the docks. Your first night can be spent familiarizing yourself with the yacht and unpacking as well as taking in a drink at the tiki bars featured at The Perry Hotel and Marina. Plan on leaving the docks first thing in the morning.
Sail 30 miles west of Key west and spend your second night at the Marquesas Keys. Here you will find a beautiful uninhabited island chain located halfway between Key West and the Dry Tortugas. At the Marquesas Keys, you will enjoy white sandy beaches to walk, explore, and swim. Dolphins have been seen enjoying this anchorage as well as you and your boat. From your yacht you can take the dinghy to and around the island. The Marquesas Keys are an amazing stop for some peace and serenity where you rarely will see another boat.
The Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson
On day three enjoy a sail through the clear blue water of the Gulf of Mexico. Once you arrive at Garden Key in The Dry Tortugas National Park, drop your anchor, and dinghy into the beach to check in with a park ranger. Make sure to get the latest updates and weather reports. Enjoy a vacation away from technology distractions as there are no cell towers at the Dry Tortugas. Take time to learn the park rules and regulations, then stop in and see the museum and gift store. End the day at the top of the wall that surrounds Ft. Jefferson taking in a beautiful sunset over Loggerhead Key.
As you awake on day four take time and enjoy the wildlife around you. Beautiful clear water will give you visibility of tropical fish swimming around you in Garden Key. Enjoy learning about the historic landmark of Fort Jefferson and the millions of bricks needed to build this military base. Hear the story of the famous doctor that was imprisoned here for plotting President Lincoln’s assassination and then later discovered a cure for malaria. You will gain so much knowledge on a tour of Fort Jefferson. It is highly recommended!
Loggerhead Key and The Windjammer Wreck
If your schedule allows, set sail for Loggerhead Key. This is where you can see the only lighthouse in the Dry Tortugas National Park. Loggerhead Key is a beautiful island that you can swim from the beach and snorkel the famous Windjammer Wreck. This wreck is over 150 years old and is the only wreck that protrudes out of the water. Its an amazing snorkel to see beautiful corals and tropical fish. In the evening, enjoy the Fort, walk to the moat or relax on the yacht with unbelievable views. Make sure to enjoy all the stars at night as they are magical and unlike anything you have ever seen.
Embark back to the Marquesas Keys
If you have time, enjoy the other amazing keys and islands in the Dry Tortugas. When ready, head back to Key West stopping once again at the Marquesas Keys. Enjoy a relaxing sail along the way. Remember to arrive early enough at Key West before the fuel dock closes.
Head back to Key West
After a good night's rest, enjoy some additional time at the beautiful Marquesas Keys or pull anchor and head back to Key West. Remember to arrive early enough before the fuel dock closes.