Offshore Adventure Sailing

Spring 2018 - Eastern Gulf of Mexico

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April 23 - 29, 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 (likely upwind) offshore sailing.  Or some combination.    Expect varied sailing as well as a few pleasant nights at anchor.  

Cost:  $1,500

Availability:  CLOSED


May 2 - 12, 2018

Panama City to Key West

10 Days, 400 nautical miles

Easterly trade winds make this a fast and pleasant voyage down Florida's west coast.  Southeast or southerly winds will make it more challenging.  In any case, expect to gain some valuable offshore experience.  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:  CLOSED


May 16 - 26, 2018

Key West to New Orleans

10 Days, 550 nautical miles

This classic sail offers the Gulf of Mexico's deep blue water, sargasso, abundant porpoises, and amazing bioluminescence.  Predominant southeasterly breezes can make this a gloriously fast run, though a voyage of this length is likely to present varied weather.  A potential stop in the Dry Tortugas will allow communing with the ghosts of Fort Jefferson, or exploring with mask and snorkel.  

Cost:  $2,200

Availability:  CLOSED

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:  3 positions

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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:  3 positions


Nov 25 - Dec 16, 2018

Key West to Isla Mujeres, Mexico via Havana, Cuba

21 days, 400 nautical miles

This adventurous expedition offers two crossings of the Gulf Stream and a visit to magical Havana.  From Marina Hemingway, we’ll travel west along Cuba’s beautiful and relatively remote north coast.  From Cabo San Antonio, Cuba’s western-most point, we’ll head south before turning northwest into the Yucatan Current for our final passage to Isla Mujeres. 

Cost:  $4,500
Availability:  3 positions


January 5 – 12, 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


January 16 – 31, 2019

Progreso to Veracruz, Mexico

 

15 days, 400 nautical miles

This expedition explores waters and settlements rarely visited by recreational boaters.  Weather 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:  $3,400
Availability:  3 positions


February 2 – 16, 2019

Veracruz, Mexico to Corpus Christi, Texas

14 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:  $3,200
Availability:  3 positions


February 21 – March 3, 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:  $2000
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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