Day sailing is what I do the most of here, along the
Island Coast. We usually sail from Tween
Waters Inn to Cayo Costa, Cabbage
Key, North Captiva and Boca Grande.
For a half day sail (three hours), we can sail North
to Upper Captiva in Pine Island Sound where the water
is more protected but has the wind for a spirited sail,
or out into the Gulf of Mexico. Cruising along the beach
watching the sunbathers admire the beautiful boat you
are sailing and racing the dolphins as they jump in
your wake is a great way to start the day. If the wind
is up and the tide is high we can circumnavigate North
Captiva Island, that's about a 17 mile sail in 3 hours!
If you would care to take the entire day (a seven hour
sail), we could go to Cabbage Key for lunch or enjoy
the solitude of a beach lunch on Cayo Costa, a state
park, where you can swim beside manatees, shell, snorkel,
sunbathe or none of the above for a couple of hours.
We can tow the dingy and stop at a secluded beach on
Upper Captiva or just sail up to Boca Grande for an
extended (nine hour) full day sail.
If you would care to sail longer than a single day
- Please visit the Extended
Cruising section of our website.