Offshore Adventure Sailing

Fall-Winter 2018-2019 - Gulf of Mexico Circumnavigation

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November 2 – 8, 2018

New Orleans to Panama City

6 days, 225 nautical miles

An east-bound cruise along the Gulf coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.  The crew will have a lot of flexibility on this trip:  We can stay inside and enjoy beautiful Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, and several smaller bays.  Or we can jump offshore for some spirited offshore sailing.  Or some combination.  Expect varied sailing as well as a few pleasant nights at anchor.

Cost:  $1,500
Availability:  FULL


November 11 – 20, 2018

Panama City to Key West

9 days, 400 nautical miles

North-easterly trade winds make this a fast and pleasant voyage down Florida's west coast.  If the crew wishes, and time and weather permit, there are several interesting stops to make along the way.  Sailing is the best possible way to arrive in funky Key West.

Cost:  $2,000
Availability:  2 positions


December 2 - 9, 2018

Fort Myers to Key West via the Dry Tortugas

7 days, 200 nautical miles

We’ll plan on an overnight passage from Fort Myers to the Dry Tortugas, and anchor in the protected water just east of Fort Jefferson. Crew will have an opportunity to explore the historic fort, walk the moat wall, and observe the impressive frigate birds of Long Key. If time permits and the crew wishes, we’ll make the short trip over to Loggerhead Key and, perhaps, meet the lighthouse keeper or snorkel the nearby windjammer wreck. The sail to Key West is typically upwind, so we might break up the trip with an overnight stop at the uninhabited Marquesas Keys.

Cost:  $1,600
Availability:  3 positions


December 12 - 16, 2018

Key West to the Dry Tortugas and return

4 days, 150 nautical miles

The most traditional and most memorable way to travel to the Dry Tortugas is by sailboat. The trip from Key West is typically a beautiful, pleasant downwind run. The trip back is usually upwind, but the Marquesas offer a pleasant and interesting overnight stop. In between, the crew will commune with the ghosts of Fort Jefferson and observe the amazing bird life on Bush and Long Keys.

Cost:  $900
Availability:  FULL


January 12 - 21, 2019

Key West to Isla Mujeres, Mexico

9 days, 350 nautical miles

This adventurous voyage includes two crossings of the Gulf Stream. From the Florida Keys, we’ll sail south to the Cuban coast, and follow it west Cabo San Antonio. From there, we’ll continue south before turning west or northwest toward Mexico. We’ll be rewarded for our successful passage with the rich culture and fabulous hospitality of Isla Mujeres.  

Cost:  $2,000
Availability:  3 positions


Jan 26 – Feb 2, 2019

Isla Mujeres to Progreso, Mexico

7 days, 200 nautical miles

This cruise along the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula will offer opportunities to visit remote Mexican villages and bays, and sight amazing wildlife, including pink Flamingos.   Our destination, Progeso, is the beachfront retreat for culturally and historically-rich Merida.  

Cost:  $1,500
Availability:  3 positions


February 6 – 16, 2019

Progreso to Veracruz, Mexico

 

10 days, 400 nautical miles

This expedition explores waters and settlements rarely visited by recreational boaters.  Weather and time permitting, we may visit off-the-beaten-track villages like Celestun, Campeche, and Carmen before arriving in the industrial city of Veracruz.  Clear weather may reveal Mexico’s 18,000 ft. volcanoes to the South.  

Cost:  $2,000
Availability:  3 positions


February 20 – March 2, 2019

Veracruz, Mexico to Corpus Christi, Texas

10 days, 525 nautical miles

This section of Mexico’s beautiful Gulf coast is relatively undeveloped for mariners but presents several potential escapes from February’s cold fronts, including Tuxpan, Tampico, and La Pesca.   Expect varied sailing conditions and interesting cultural experiences.

Cost:  $2,000
Availability:  3 positions


March 7 – 17, 2019

Corpus Christi to New Orleans

10 days, 450 nautical miles

Explore the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana on this relaxed cruise.  Winds are varied this time of year, but often have an easterly component.   Strong cold fronts may compel travel in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.   Or the weather may permit comfortable offshore passages.  Expect interesting sailing and comfortable nights at anchor behind Texas' gorgeous barrier islands.

Cost:  $1,500
Availability:  3 positions


Customized Expeditions

Where do you want to go?  And how much time do you have? Let's talk.  

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