Sailing into the Sunset with Cool Beans Cruises

Few things epitomize a perfect summer vacation better than a luxury sailboat outlined against a glorious crimson sky. Southwest Florida certainly knows how to produce those sunsets, and Cool Beans Cruises has two luxury sailing catamarans to complete the picture!

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Located at the Naples marina on Capri Blvd, Cool Beans Cruises are perfectly located for providing private cruises around the offshore islands in Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The trips are captained by experienced, fully qualified local sailors who not only ensure your trip is safe, but also make it fun and memorable.

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Cool Beans Cruises have two luxury catamarans that are the perfect stable boats for enjoying a leisurely cruise.

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These 35-foot Seawind 1000XL Catamarans can accommodate up to 6 passengers and are the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, enjoy a family get-together, or just spend a day on the water entertaining friends.  They can even be chartered for a wedding, engagement or anniversary.

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Take a seat in the bow and experience the exhilaration of moving across the water. It’s also the grandstand view if dolphins decide to join you and ride ahead of the bow wave for fun! There’s plenty of space for sunbathing at the front too. When you reach your destination for swimming, snorkelling or shelling on the beach, there’s a drop-down ladder for easy access.

Escape the elements in the spacious saloon/cockpit where you can chat with the crew from a range of comfortable bench seats. You may even get the chance to take a turn at the wheel!

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There’s a separate shower and restroom onboard, and a small dinette area for enjoying snacks and drinks.

Speaking of food and drink, all trips include complimentary beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. Day sails include snacks and fresh fruit while the sunset cruise includes a champagne toast and complimentary shrimp cocktail.

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Cruises Available Around Naples and Marco Island

So where do you want to go on your private cruise? Cool Beans Cruises offer a range of standard cruises or can tailor-make a trip to suit your requirements. Nature lovers may want to stay within the mangrove-lined bay waters and see wading egrets, nesting herons, cormorants, anhingas and ospreys.

Families are keen to enjoy the water with some swimming and snorkelling off the bow. If you prefer, you can sail to an uninhabited island for a peaceful castaway experience on your own desert island. Your captain will know the best beaches for shelling where you can walk ankle-deep in shells collecting them for crafts or souvenirs.

Romantic couples may prefer to charter a sunset cruise into the Gulf of Mexico. The ultimate Champagne Sunset Cruise leaves the marina two hours before sunset for a relaxing sightseeing cruise as you sip champagne. As sunset approaches, you have the best view of the sky changing from blue to pink and finally to flaming orange and red.

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Sunset cruisers have been known to see a “green flash” which happens on the clearest cloud-free evenings as the sun dips below the horizon. Perhaps the next lucky cruiser will be you!

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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 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.