Paradise Key Charters Private Boat Tours

If you’re looking for a day on the water in Sarasota, Florida with family and friends but don’t have the skills to drive a boat–or prefer to leave the driving to someone else–a private charter is the way to go. Paradise Key Charters takes all the stress out of navigating and they know the best fishing spots if you want to cast a line.

Charter your own boat with captain and enjoy a day out with family and friends while on vacation in Siesta Key, Lido Key, or Sarasota, Florida.
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Chartering a Boat From Paradise Key Charters

Paradise Key Charters is owned and run by Captain Matt, a retired firefighter with over 30 years’ of boating experience. As a Master USCH certified captain, he ensures that every trip is both safe and memorable. He’ll even let you steer the boat under his watchful eye. 

Charter your own boat with captain and enjoy a day out with family and friends while on vacation in Siesta Key, Lido Key, or Sarasota, Florida.
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Step aboard his Sailfish 245 DC with its dual console, lounge seats, and shady canopy top and enjoy a fantastic day on the water. The 25-foot boat comfortably accommodates up to six passengers with cushioned seats in the bow for enjoying the sea breeze plus rear seating which includes fold-up seats if you need more space. It’s the perfect boat for sunbathing, fishing, swimming, island hopping, and enjoying the coastal scenery around Sarasota Bay, especially at sunset. There’s even a restroom onboard. 

Once you’ve booked your charter, Matt will pick you up from Bay Isle Park just over the Siesta Key drawbridge. If you prefer, he can also pick you up from a different pre-arranged location. 

Charter your own boat with captain and enjoy a day out with family and friends while on vacation in Siesta Key, Lido Key, or Sarasota, Florida.
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Paradise Key Charters’ Sightseeing, Sunset, and Dolphin Tours 

The beauty of having your own boat charter means that you can choose exactly where you want to go and what you want to do. Create your own itinerary with perhaps a stop at a waterfront restaurant, wildlife spotting, swimming and playing at the beach, or sightseeing. Just let Matt know ahead of time what type of cruise you are looking for, and the duration, and he’ll do the rest.

Paradise Key Charters typically offers serene sightseeing tours around the area’s inland waterways of Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Sarasota Bay, and Venice. You can explore Sand Dollar Island and wade ashore for shelling or book an exciting Dolphin and Wildlife Tour. 

Late afternoon is perfect for a Sunset Cruise or a Tiki Bar Cruise, stopping off at different waterfront bars to sample the specialty cocktails and appetizers.

What to Bring on the Boat

The boat has a cooler onboard with water and ice. You can bring your own snacks and beverages including alcohol. Don’t forget sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, and beach towels. 

The Advantages of a Private Boat With Captain 

Chartering a private boat and captain is less expensive than you would think–in fact, it’s about the same as renting a boat, and Paradise Charters offers half and full-day charters just like the rental companies. Plus, they offer Military and First Responder discounts! A private cruise with Paradise Key Charters is a great way to explore Sarasota from the water or celebrate a special birthday, anniversary, bachelor or bachelorette party. 

Paradise Key Charters. Spend the day exploring Sarasota, Florida on a private boat with captain!
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Written by: Must Do Visitor Guides Staff Writer

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