All-Day Private Sailing Charter
Physical Requirement Level: 1 of 10 - Relaxing
Culture Shock Rating:1 of 10- None
Adventure Activities: Sailing, swimming, photography, snorkeling, relaxing in the sun, reading your favorite book.
Minimum people needed for event: 6 paid in full by 1 Sep 2014
Experience: No prior experience needed!
Children Allowed: Yes, ages 13+
Pets Allowed: Sorry no pets.
Looking for a relaxing day in the sun or a hands-on sailing adventure, this is it!. Lay back for a 7 hour full day sailing cruise on the Gulf of Mexico. this means lots of you time for sunbathing, reading,listening to music or the solitude of the sea rushing past the hull with the wind in the sails. This is a private sailing adventure for TAG members only.
Bring along your lunch, snacks and beverages and we'll heave to and drop the anchor for a mid day break. Take a swim then rinse off the salt with the on-board freshwater shower.
Are you a sailor? You are welcome to take the helm and adjust the rigging as required, while the Captain maintains a low profile but keeps a safe, watchful eye on the boat and the weather, and for pirates....(just kidding about the pirate part).
- 73% off retail sailing costs
- 7-hours on the water in the Gulf of Mexico
- On-board Lunch and drinks
- 44 foot sailing vessel, inspected by the Coast Guard
- Coast guard approved life jackets and safety equipment
- Access to fridge, freezer, and daily-cleaned bathrooms
- USCG Captain on board at all times
- Spot beautiful sea life, dolphins, fish, and birds
- Free parking at the dock
- Free fun-filled pictures of the entire trip
- TAG quality event guarantee!
Note: Final itinerary may change slightly due to weather. This event is weather dependent on wind direction and speed, The captain may decide to choose different sailing routes which provide the most fun and safety for all.
10:00AM - Begin the adventure
Arrive at the dock (directions and maps below) check-in with TAG staff who will mark you as present. Then board, stow your lunch and drinks, and meet us on deck to go over important safety information.
After we cast off we will take a short cruise around and under the Johns Pass bridge toward the open Gulf of Mexico. Once we pass under the bridge we will continue to motor out away from the beach where we can raise the sails. Harnessing the wind power just like Columbus did when discovering the new world, we will sail along the coastline enjoying the sun and breeze.
Half way through the sailing adventure we will find an area to drop anchor and take a break to eat lunch, swim, or snorkel in the gulf for an hour or so. Lunch will consist of fruit and veggie trays along with sandwiches.
After a break we will continue to sail across the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
After a beautiful fun day on the water we will head back into the port and return to the dock. After cruise drink or food is optional at the Johns Pass boardwalk near the dock.
Pictures of the event will be edited and emailed to you shortly after the trip.
$150.00 per person
(TAG sailing costs are reasonably low compared to average sailing costs in Florida of approximately $600 per 8 hours)Refund Policy
NO refunds within 7 days of this event
NO refunds if you don't show up to the event
Full refunds will only be provided if the event is canceled.
What to Bring
We stop halfway for a break to swim and eat the picnic-style lunch. You may get wet so please bring a change of clothes.
- Light colored shoes or flip flops to take off
- Water or sports drinks
- Alcoholic beverages (No glass bottles)
- Plastic cups for drinks, no glass bottles allowed
- Sea sickness medication
- Towel for showering off after swimming
- Change of clothes
- Snorkel gear
- Cash tip for the captain and crew
The Sailing Yacht
TAG only chooses the cleanest and safest sailing charter yacht on the Central Gulf Coast called the "Distant Drummer".
The Distant Drummer is a Morgan 44 Center Cockpit, (44 feet long) sloop rigged yacht. She draws 5'6" on an integrated fin keel and skeg hung rudder. The auxiliary engine is a Yanmar 66 HP diesel engine, and it also boast a 5.5 KW Genset for offshore AC power. She has a full bimini and dodger for guest protection from the sun, with ample room in the cockpit for 6 passengers and the Captain. She is equipped with the most modern navigation aids including Garmin GPS based charplotter, AIS, depth sounder, wind speed and direction indicators, speed and water temperature. We receive satellite weather from space, as well as NOAA weather warnings. There are life jackets for all passengers and crew, and a first aid kit. There are 2 Halon fire extinguishers below decks, plus a third, automatic Halon fire suppression kit in the engine room. There are running lights for night operation, and a VHF radio for hailing and general communications. There is ample room on deck for sunbathing and dolphin watching.
If you're not familiar with the above nautical terms, the bottom line the "Distant Drummer" is loaded with a ton of safety and rigged for a lot of fun time on the water.
The sailboat is conveniently located at in Madeira Beach beside the Madeira Bay Resort (east side) and just 2 blocks north of the Bridges at John's Pass on the right side if you are heading north.
There is free parking on site, beside Latitude's Restaurant. Look for the boats beside the building to the south. Head to Slip 19, in front of the townhouse condos. Use the ramp at the south end of the parking lot.
Please park in the dirt lot, not in the restaurant's parking lot.
Look for the TAG staff in the green hat and TAG shirt.
Note: If you are prone to sea sickness remember to take your meds before you get to the dock and board the yacht.
Boat Slip #19
13205 Gulf Blvd
Madeira Beach FL 33708
Click here for maps and directions!
Past Event Photos
Please click on the red "Support" tab on the left side of this page for the quickest response to questions. During the event look for TAG Staff in the green hats and white and green shirt. If there is anything we can do to make the event more enjoyable please let us know.