Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran The Perfect Way to Spend The Day

If you have ever looked with envy at luxury white-sailed catamarans sailing around Florida’s sunshine coast, Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans offer you the chance to get onboard! These beautiful sailing boats are wide, stable and offer a relaxing ride without having to lean, haul ropes, hang onto the side or even get your feet wet.

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Catamaran Charters near Sarasota

Catamaran charters are the perfect way to enjoy a family celebration, impress business clients, or show appreciation to your staff while having a memorable day on the water.

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Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans have a fleet of beautiful boats to carry up to 20 passengers. There’s plenty of room for everyone to have a comfortable seat on the covered bridge decks which have roll-down windows for enjoying refreshing Gulf breezes. More fun can be found on the “Magic Carpet” on the forward bridgedeck. Relax on the trampoline net just feet above the spray and listen to the wind and waves – you may even be joined by playful dolphins!

These luxury sailboats have all the modern conveniences for passengers including full size bathrooms. With USCG Accredited Captains and Advanced ASA Sailing Instructors at the helm you know you’re in safe hands. This is unlike cheaper bareboat or demise charters where clients assume all responsibility, legally and cost-wise, should there be an accident or incident during the voyage. In fact, Kathleen D is the only legal USCG certified and inspected small passenger sailing vessel in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Where to Find Kathleen D Catamarans

Kathleen D Catamarans operate from three different locations, each with their own gorgeous itinerary and seascape. If you are based on Anna Maria Island, book your trip departing from Keyes Marina on Holmes Beach. Cruises are also offered aboard the Kathleen M sailing from Harbour Square docks on Longboat Key.

Those staying closer to Sarasota can start their sailing adventure from E-dock at Marina Jack. If you find yourself “up north” in New Jersey during the summer, head for Kathleen D at Bakers Marina on Atlantic Street, Highlands, NJ.

Booking a Kathleen D Cruise for Business or Pleasure

People charter Kathleen D catamarans for all sorts of trips from sightseeing to weddings. They make the perfect impression for hosting business and corporate events but are equally popular for families and friends organizing a great day out on the water. Catering can be provided by prior arrangement.

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Leisure cruises can be booked for any number of people from 1-20 and you can tailor-make your own sailing charter to include whatever you enjoy. Other scheduled cruises include a relaxing and romantic Sunset Sail, or 2-hour Dolphin Watches on Sarasota Bay, with the possible sighting of manatees, fish and birds as well as friendly dolphins. Trips all include water and ice (and lunch on some longer trips) with BYOB wine, beer and snacks.

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Longer Sail and Dolphin Watch Cruises can also be booked at discounted rates. True sailing enthusiasts will enjoy Gulf sailing beyond Longboat Pass Bridge while young passengers can’t resist swimming, wading and shelling in the warm shallow waters on the sandbar near Jewfish Key.

On a more serious note, the Kathleen D also offers Ash Scatterings and Memorial Sailings for loved ones – particularly appropriate for ex-sailors and those who have always loved the sea.MustDo.com | Must Do Visitor Guides | Sunset cruises, Dolphin Watch cruises and private charters aboard Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Sarasota, FL

Next time you see a Kathleen D luxury catamaran sailing out of the marina, make sure you’re on it!

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Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website MustDo.com. Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.