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OUR CHARTERS

Luxury Sailing Charters In Destin, Florida

Sunset and Fireworks Cruise

Join us for an evening you’ll never forget. This Sunset and Fireworks cruise is the absolute best combination of an authentic sailing experience, an Emerald Coast sunset, and the famous Destin fireworks display. After an offshore sail in the Gulf we return into the East Pass to view the sunset, then, we drop sails and anchor for about 30 minutes in calm waters to wait for the fireworks show. This is a perfect time to enjoy dinner in our spacious cockpit, the helm folds out into a large table. Dinner packages are available from The Harbor Tavern.

3 Hours

Duration

Up to 6

Group Size

Just Sailing

This is our best cruise that focuses on just sailing. A 2 to 4 hour sailing excursion on our fast Beneteau M445 sailing yacht, the Space Dancer, that will satisfy your interest for sailing. Our Coast Guard licensed crew specializes in working the boat with the wind by raising the mainsail as soon as we leave the dock and shutting the engine off right away. Look out for coastal wildlife like Turtles, Pelicans, Herons, and Dolphins! Feel free to jump in on the action - sailing instruction available on request.

2-4 Hours

Duration

Up to 6

Group Size

Sunset Sail

Looking for something cool to do in Destin Fl? Join us for a private Sunset Sail! This 2 hour cruise is perfect for a romantic date or a family friendly adventure to wrap up a day. All ages welcome on this relaxing evening tour. Want a bottle of champagne on ice, or maybe a Charcuterie board? Let’s go sailing and make a perfect memory on the Best Side of Destin 😉 Add an hour after the sun sets and enjoy the Harbor Lights Cruise.

2 Hours

Duration

Up to 6

Group Size

Sail and Swim

Looking for something cool to do in Destin Fl? Join us for a Sail and Swim cruise! Take a 4 hour cruise down the coastline, or split the trip between sailing and swimming! Anchor up at the Cove or the Island and go for a swim. Explore the sugar white sandy beaches. Plenty of time, there’s no rush! Great for family outings or social events - This excursion is also the best opportunity for the avid sailors to get open water and hands-on experience at the sails and helm of a tall luxury sailing yacht. - Capt Chris 👍

4 Hours

Duration

Up to 6

Group Size

WHO WE ARE

Sail into paradise with our private sailing yacht charters in Destin, Florida

We pride ourselves on offering a variety of unique and memorable boat tour experiences. Whether you’re looking to soak up the beautiful colors of a sunset cruise, enjoy a daytime sailboat charter, or indulge in a delicious brunch on a boat, we have something for everyone. Our dolphin cruises are always popular and a great way to see these amazing creatures up close. For those interested in learning how to sail, we offer sailing lessons in a fun and supportive environment.
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Why choose Us

Premier Boat Tours In Destin Florida

We offer more than an ordinary boat tour. Space Dancer is an authentic sailing yacht with ample space for six guests. Our private charters in Destin can curate special trips for you. Experience our half-day and full-day luxurious boat tours. You’ll enjoy the service of an experienced local captain and mate on every sailing.

Relaxing

Spend a perfect day on the water with an authentic Gulf sailing charter experience. Relax and enjoy the sun and sea. The Destin area has plenty of amazing restaurants and we can arrange a catered meal to enjoy onboard. Feel free also to bring your own food and drinks or beverages of choice.

Luxurious

Space Dancer is a luxurious 45-foot Beneteau sailing yacht with ample space for six passengers to enjoy a private boat tour, dolphin cruise, catered dinner, and fireworks cruise. You'll sail around Destin, Florida in style.

Scenic

The Emerald Coast is the ideal location for scenic boat tours. Whether it's a daytime dolphin cruise, a fireworks cruise, or a sunset tour, you'll have an amazing time with a picturesque view from every spot on our spacious top deck.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

Excellent
Based on 84 reviews
Jessica
Jessica
2024-05-13
The most amazing experience ever!!! This is a most do if you are going to Destin!
Casey Brogan
Casey Brogan
2024-05-13
Chris and Matt were so amazing!! Can’t wait to come back to do another sailing cruise!
Elisabeth Grisa
Elisabeth Grisa
2024-05-09
Captain Chris and Matt were amazing, so knowledgeable, and fun! My family and I booked a 2 hour sailboat sunset tour! Saw dolphins, a beautiful sunset and learned some cool sailing facts! A perfect adventure for our family vacation! Highly recommend!
Lauren Vickers
Lauren Vickers
2024-05-07
Such a wonderful sailing experience. Highly recommend. Very family oriented and kind.
Michille Federer
Michille Federer
2024-05-03
What an amazing adventure! Both the captain and his mate were charming and informative. The boat was lovely with plenty of room. They were very accommodating both with my desire to see dolphins, and my nausea from motion sickness. We chose an early morning cruise, the area was not overly inundated with other boats, so felt like we had at least a little piece of the ocean to ourselves. I highly recommend this touring company, and will definitely use it again when we return to the area.
Shawn Comis
Shawn Comis
2024-04-22
Amazing trip, great crew…magical sunset tour. HIGHLY recommend.
Robert Sawtell
Robert Sawtell
2024-04-22
Capt Chris was great! Came out for a photo session for sunset!!
larry everson
larry everson
2024-04-19
Very enjoyable afternoon sailing on Space Dancer. The captain and mate were very personable. Will book again.
Lisa Everson
Lisa Everson
2024-04-19
Excellent way to spend some time on the water. Captain and crew were a pleasure to be with! The boat is nicely equipped and comfortable! Definitely recommend if you want some relaxing time on the gulf!

OUR LOCATION

Destin, Florida

On a visit to Destin, FL, you’ll enjoy miles of white sand beach ringed by emerald green water. Take a scenic boat tour from Destin Harbor to explore the Emerald Coast and Gulf of Mexico for dolphins, sea birds, and Florida’s well-known sandbar islands.
Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island are just a quick drive from Destin if beach hopping is your goal. Enjoy sugary white sand beaches and inviting water that beckons visitors to fish, swim, play, and enjoy a variety of water sports. Destin has been called “the world’s luckiest fishing village,” and anglers can fish from shore or head out to the Gulf of Mexico for deep-water action. Seafood features heavily on most menus in the area, with restaurants serving the local catch of the day.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Most frequent questions and answers.
When packing for a sailing boat charter, bring lightweight and comfortable clothing that can be layered for different weather conditions, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and non-slip shoes. You may also want to bring a waterproof bag to protect your belongings, and any medications or personal items you may need.
Charter companies are required to follow safety regulations and standards, and should provide safety equipment such as life jackets, fire extinguishers, and first aid kits on board. It’s also important to listen to the safety briefing and instructions given by the skipper or crew and to follow any rules or guidelines provided.
No. All our trips are private. Just you, your loved ones and our captain.
Some common sailing terms include port (the left side of the boat when facing forward), starboard (the right side of the boat when facing forward), bow (the front of the boat), stern (the back of the boat), and keel (the bottom of the boat).

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