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PRICES OF YOUR PRIVATE SAILING STARTING AT $75 PER PERSON BASED ON A SIX PEOPLE IN THE TWO HOUR TRIP

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TRIP PRICES
DESCRIPTION (Maximum 6 Guests per trip) PRICES (USD)
TWO HOUR DAY TRIP* $450.00 PER TRIP
TWO HOUR SUNSET TRIP* $480.00 PER TRIP
THREE HOUR TRIP* $580.00 PER TRIP
FOUR HOUR TRIP* $650.00 PER TRIP
SIX HOUR TRIP $775.00 PER TRIP
EIGHT HOUR TRIP $900.00 PER TRIP
LIGHT LUNCH $40.00 PERPERSON
ANY DAY PRIX FIXE - MENU 1 $80.00 PER PERSON
THREE COURSE PRIX FIXE - MENU 2** $105.00 PER PERSON
All reservations require a 50% deposit to secure the date and time requested. The balance is due in cash at boarding or 48 hours prior via credit card.
Each additional hour is $100.00
* Lunch and Dinner are not available in the Two Hour Trips / ** Only in weekends

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Let us know your preferred sailing day and time and how many people in your group (Maximum 6) We will work together customizing your trip to your desired sightseeing, schedule, and favorite activities as you choose.

 CAPTAIN RAMOS

THE YACHT - CARMELA

  • The Sailboat: Carmela, a 2014 Beneteau Oceanis 48 designed by Barret-Recoupeau, is a finely finished yacht with an ample interior and excellent sailing performance through a wide range of conditions. Ocean rated, comfortable and spacious has been meticulous maintained ever since her first sailing.

     

    Fitted with the latest electronics and up-to-date navigation instruments, Carmela is a safe and easy to sail vessel. Her top of the line dodger along with the bimini top protects you from salty sprays and eventually rains while visibility is kept clear for a memorable sailing tour. The sailboat is provided with a shoal draft fin keel which allows her to get closer to sandbars and beaches. In addition the yacht has a state of art swim platform that smoothness your transition to the warm bay waters if swimming is desired.(read more)

     

    The cockpit, spacious and comfortable for a unique and relaxing journey.

     

    Down below, you will find the yacht is truly comfortable. An efficient interior layout with amazing and modern woodwork throughout and bold design provide an ambiance of luxury that makes your trip unforgettable. Light abounds through the hull ports, multiple hatches and skylights on the split-level coach roof. These same hatches allow for terrific ventilation whether you are at sail or anchored in a secluded cove.

     

     For the gourmet, the galley offers all the comforts of home, working counter space, two burner stove, stainless steel sink, and large front loading refrigerator / freezer.

     

    The sailboat is a comfortable vessel for a cruising couple or a family. However, if you have lots of sailing friends, you we easily welcome up to six guests aboard for a fun and memorable sailing time.

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  • Captain Ramos has been sailing for more than 15 years throughout Biscayne Bay, Florida Keys and the Bahamas. The Captain holds a US Coast Guard 50 Ton Master License with a Sailing Endorsement. He holds as well a First Aid, CPR, and Diving certifications.

     

    Should you like to learn some sailing skills, Captain Ramos will be more than happy to allow you help him with the helm, trimming the sails, and show you some basic sailing techniques during your tour. (read more)

     

    He is eager to share small adventures with you, uncover wonderful sightseeing, and provide you with a lifetime experience through a pleasant and safe journey. Your Captain handles the sails as smooth sailing is possible for a truly relaxing tour. However, if you are eager for adventure, he can make this sailing tour much more exciting.

     

    He knows the bay and all its points of interest and depending on the selected route, you may see the Vizcaya Palace, the Ermita de la Caridad, Stiltsville, Cape Coral Lighthouse, No Name Harbor, and the multi million waterfront houses in Key Biscayne. On the full day sailing tours he may take you to Boca Chita or Elliott Key, only accessible by boat.

     

    Sailing improves our lives and helped us on cutting out most of the weekday stress; it does not matter if we have a relaxing sailing enjoying a dramatic sunset of if we hoist full sails with wind on beam reach and feel the excitement of the sport, sailing always turns all our worries into positive inspiring feelings. Captain Ramos likes sharing these experiences with loved ones and after many years of organizing tours and water activities with friends and family, decided turning those tours into a project that allow him to share those wonderful experiences with a larger number of people.

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CALL US TO CHECK AVAILABILITY: (305) 495-3397

DINNER KEY MARINA, PIER 7

3400 PAN AMERICAN DRIVE, MIAMI, FL 33133

SAILING WITH KIDS

 

Spending some hours in a sailing trip with your kids can be one of the most memorable ways to share time as a family, but sailing with children always requires an additional planning in advance:

 

Take this opportunity to build lifetime memories with your kid, go through the experience together and emphasize highlights of the trip. Remember that unattended kids can get bored and uninterested very easy.

 

Explain to your kid that boats are fun but there are certain rules that need to be follow, kids may need to wear life jacket when going to the upper deck and cannot go to the chairs at the bow by themselves. Keeping younger child in your arms or lap when cruising assures that they will not fall or injure themselves on any part of the boat.

 

Make sure you stock up on the essentials depending on the age, from diapers & pacifiers to sunscreen including their preferred snacks and juices.

 

The couple of links below are for articles describing best practices for sailing with kids and expending a wonderful time as a family to remember for years to come.

 

http://www.boatus.com/magazine/2015/april/boating-with-children.asp

https://www.discoverboating.com/resources/boating-with-children

 

CHILDREN ABOARD

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TRIP?

     

    A snack, sodas, bottled water, and cooler with ice

     

    Diesel cost

     

    A double kayak, a stand-up paddle board, snorkel equipment, and water chairs are complimentary for six and eight tours

     

    Complimentary parking

     

    Prix Fixe meals (upon request)

     

    Licensed Captain

     

    Insured and Licensed Yacht

  • WHAT TO BRING ON BOARD?

    Sunglasses

    Sunscreen

    Bathing Suit

    Towel

    Camera

    Hat

    You can bring your IPhone, IPod, or MP3 Player and listen to your music through the boat speaker.

    Your own medications

    Shoes with light soft sole, you can go barefoot if you prefer.

    Preferred drink, snack, or lunch, if desired

  • WHAT NO TO BRING ON BOARD

    Hard soled shoes

    Fire arms and illegal drugs are prohibits

    Expensive jewelries

    Spear gun

    Note that any vessel can be inspected by the US Coast Guard and US Customs at any time.

    You do not need to bring coolers since we provide cooler stocked with ice.

  • HOW MUCH MUST BE PAID TO HOLD MY TOUR

    50% of the tour value, the balance should be paid cash at the time of departure or three days before sailing with a credit card.

  • WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

    Miami by Sail LLC - Vessel: “Carmela”

    CHARTER TRIP - CANCELLATION POLICY

     

    This policy is in place out of respect for Miami by Sail and other clients. Cancellations with less than 48 hour notice are difficult to fill. By giving last minute notice or no notice at all, you prevent someone else from being able to schedule into that time slot.

     

    1. All refunds are charged a 5% administrative fee

    2. Trips may be canceled up to 7 days before sailing.

    3. Between 7 days and 48 hours before sailing, we can work with you to reschedule the trip at a future time.

    4. Cancellations of 48 hours or less will be charged full amount due, unless the trip is rescheduled for the same charter duration.

    5. If MIAMI BY SAIL cancels the trip due to weather, we will work with you to reschedule your trip at a future time. If this is not an option we will issue a refund.

    6. Lunch or the three course lunch/dinner must be paid in full 48 hours prior to the departure date and is not refundable once purchased.

    7. In addition, Captain may cancel any charter without refund for any of the following reasons:

    Passengers over intoxicated

    Unconsciousness

    Aggravation of previous injury

    Illegal drug use

    Unruly or reckless behavior

    Criminal activity or violation of the local law and boating regulation

     

     

    Thank you for your cooperation, consideration, and understanding.

     

  • HOW PRECISE IS THE TOUR LENGTH?

    You should expect that the tour may be shortened or delayed due to weather or factors beyond our control, we must respect Mother Nature and we will not put anyone in danger. We strongly recommend that you do not have any tight schedule right after the tour.

  • IS THE TOUR SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?

    Many young children have sailed with us and loved it. However, you know your child better and what is best for him or her. Parents must keep a watchful eye on children at all times. We want all guests to have a fun and safe tour! If you have additional concerns about children on board, please contact us. Note that every child is included in the head count regardless of their age, as it is established in the MIAMI BY SAIL License.

  • CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD ON BOARD?

    MIAMI BY SAIL provides snacks; however, you are welcome to bring your own lunch if desired.

     

    You can additionally request la light lunch, or a Three Course Prix Fixe menu which are booked separately from the actual charter.

  • WHAT ABOUT DRINKS?

    MIAMI BY SAIL provides soft drinks, water, and ice. You may bring your preferred beverages, if desired. We do allow alcoholic beverages but should be drank with moderation and only by adults over 21.

  • ARE PETS ALLOWED?

    Sorry, for safety reasons we do not allow pets aboard.

  • WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

    Wear seasonally appropriate clothing. For Sunset tours or during winter, it is always a good idea to dress with layers

  • WILL I GET SEASICK?

    The waters of Biscayne Bay are much protected and our boat usually sails smoothly throughout. However, if you think that you may get seasick, we suggest purchasing acupressure wrist bands available at most drug stores or ginger caplets which are an anti-nausea agent and are a natural alternative to Dramamine which can make you drowsy.

MIAMI BY SAIL, LLC. Is Bonded and registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST39717