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Address: 15951 Captiva Drive, Sanibel &, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone Number: +1 239-395-1782
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The best day of your vacation will be spent cruising aboard your private...

The best day of your vacation will be spent cruising aboard your private sailing sloop, the New Moon ...The New Moon is a beautifully appointed, fully equipped 39 ft. sailing vessel with full facilities and enclosed head for your comfort. You'll see the islands from the fresh and exciting perspective of Gulf and Bay waters, the dolphins with their perpetual smiles, swimming beside the boat, the manatees barely showing themselves and the sea otters playing around the docks are all just a part of our world.

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Caution… May Lead To Sailing Addiction

My wife and I were in Captiva for a late honeymoon. Before leaving I called Captain Mick and booked a morning sail. Neither my wife or I had been on a sailboat before. Upon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nathan D
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Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were in Captiva for a late honeymoon. Before leaving I called Captain Mick and booked a morning sail. Neither my wife or I had been on a sailboat before. Upon arriving we were warmly greeted and treated to the highlight of our vacation. Capt. Mick put us to work preparing the vessel for departure and had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We celebrated our friend's anniversary aboard the New Moon this past weekend. Captain Mick Gurley is an experienced sailor and knows these waters well. I've been aboard several times and have Always seen dolphin. This charter was no exception. Excellent sail, beautiful water, great friends & a gifted captain. A must do if you are in SW Florida !

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Our family had never been on a sailboat before, so we decided to try something new during our trip to Captiva. It turned out to be one of the best parts of the trip! Capt. Mick is a hoot and he put us all to work! My husband and I, and our teen son and daughter, each took turns steering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

My family and I spent an amazing afternoon sailing with Capt Mick aboard the "New Moon" sailboat....Our crew included all females and one male....our lessons commenced the moment we boarded the sailboat....it was truely a hands on experience which we truely loved...everyone was taught how to raise and lower the sails while all of us steered the boat safely to... More 

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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We celebrated our 45th Anniversary with an absolutely fantastic Sunset Cruise aboard New Moon with Capt Mick. Beautiful scenery and perfect positioning to to catch the "Green Flash" at sunset. Lucky us! And then a bit of star-gazing on the way back. Capt. Mick is wonderful and a master of the till.

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had a nice sail on the New Moon. The boat is an old classic vessel and it needs some repairs and spiffing up, but she sailed nicely. The Captain was nice and settled in after a bit. The sunset was amazing.

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Thank PalmTree765
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Captain Mick & New Moon Sailing is the best sailing experience you'll have in the Sanibel/ Captiva area. Mick has been sailing these waters for decades and always engages his passengers in a way that will be unforgettable. Dolphin are almost always seen & on our trip, we also saw sting rays. Don't hesitate to call, you won't regret a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Captain Mick is a delight as a sailor, a teacher and a companion. He thrilled our kids and empowered them with the delights of running a sailboat. He explained the gulf and the spirit of sailing with as much enthusiasm and clarity as he did the physics of sailing. He and the New Moon are to be sought out and... More 

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Thank Bryan C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We already have some sailing experience. But spending a day with Mick still taught both of us new things. I've read some of the reviews & he gets a little bad press about the condition of his boat but if your looking for a captain with lots of experience who can teach you how to sail look no further. He... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Captain Mick was right on time even thought he was recovering from being ill. He was very patient teaching a first-time sailor who has trouble knowing his right from his left. Very enjoyable experience.

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