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Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails

2 Marina Plaza, Dock E, Slip 20, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-870-4349
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Ranked #16 of 73 activities in Sarasota
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans are luxurious 12 and 20 passenger sail cats, providing "The Perfect Getaway", including Romantic Sunset Sails, Dolphin... more » Owner description: Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans are luxurious 12 and 20 passenger sail cats, providing "The Perfect Getaway", including Romantic Sunset Sails, Dolphin Watches, Egmont Key Excursions, Combination Kayaking / Nature Sails, Private & Corporate Charters, Ash Scattering Memorials and Special Event / Wedding Sails. Sailing from 4 locations: downtown Sarasota / Siesta Key, Longboat Key & Anna Maria Island, Florida (year round) and Sandy Hook, New Jersey (June-September). « less
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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Think you skipper Tracey for looking after our family including allowing our 6 year old to chatter endlessly to you ( gave our ears a break!) and for her and our son to take the wheel. A charming laid back host with interesting stories made us all feel at ease. We saw 2 sets of dolphins and had a perfect... More

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Virginia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went on a family trip to watch the sunset. We set sail from Longboat Key and sailed around Sarasota Bay. Very peaceful sunset, with a great captain, good music, and the best company!

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review! Our Longboat Key location has proven to be beneficial for both our business and our customers who reside and visit there. We are relieved that our customers can arrive on time and relaxed rather than having to brave the bridge traffic leading on and off of the Key. That was why we set up... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I took my adult daughter and her friend out for the two hour dolphin tour today. Although it was a little cool to start, we really enjoyed our time on the water. The bit of breeze made for fun sailing, and Captain Kit was really nice - just the right amount of interesting information without being intrusive. There were just... More

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. I will pass along your feedback to Captain Kit regarding the route. While I do not know the specifics regarding which route he used once he was away from shore, I can offer you an explanation of the local waters- called "local knowledge" in mariner speak. Longboat Key is basically a sandbar (barrier island)... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We could not have asked for a more perfect night to sail. We were greeted by the crew, helped aboard and we set sail. Not only was the night great but so was the staff. They pointed out points of interest and even dolphin. Captain Tracey and Kit made the experience memorable. Well worth doing when in Sarasota.

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! We always do our best with our CLEAN, comfortable, modern sailing catamarans. Our all weather enclosures assured we had a comfortable sail with complete 360 degree visibility even on a chilly Sarasota evening. We enjoyed sailing with you and look forward to doing so again! More

New Windsor, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Friends and I went out with Captain Tracey and Kit. We took the "Sunset Cruise". It was a perfect day in Sarasota. We went out and saw dolphins . It was wonderful! Captain Tracey and Kit made it so enjoyable. If you go to Sarasota make sure you put this at the top of your list of things to do.

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for sailing with us. Pleasure spending time with you aboard and I will look to see you again one day! More

Grand Cayman
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Captain Casey was brilliant and made our trip most enjoyable. We sailed on the immaculately kept catamaran which Capt. Casey handled with an expertise which immediately put the three plus our little dog at perfect ease. Although the weather a bit chilly for us (we live in the Cayman Islands) the breeze meant we made good headway and we managed... More

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review and I will pass along your praise to Captain Casey! We are fortunate to have Captains and Deckhands that LOVE their jobs. If you love what you do you never work a day in your life... one of the secrets to a satisfied existence to be sure. Doesn't hurt when the office view is... More

Marco Island, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Four sailors with everything from US Navy experience to white water sailing across the Atlantic and southern Caribbean thoroughly enjoyed a spirited sail on Sarasota Bay. The cat was sparkling clean, very comfortable and afforded a reminder of how much we enjoyed an outing under sail. Captain Casey and an engaging resource and added to our enjoyment. Strongly recommend this... More

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to add to the value of Trip Advisor as a resource for both us as a service provider and the end users. We strive to be the best local vendor of sailing activities in the Siesta Key / Sarasota, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island area. It is particularly a point of pride to... More

KNOXVILLE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Capt. Casey made our trip with four a fabulous event. Everything was perfect. One member of our party fell into the water while boarding the sailboat. Capt. Casey could not have been more concerned and courteous. A must-do if traveling to Anna Maria. One of the highlights of our vacation. Thank you, Kay Dee!

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Well thank you so much for taking the time to provide us a review. We thank you and so do the many Trip Advisors users who rely on your feedback! The more reviews the better. Let me take this opportunity to remind customers that accidents can happen no matter how careful we are and vigilant our safety precautions. Particularly dockside,... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We went out on the Kay Dee with Casey as our captain. Brilliant day, it absolutely flew by. Casey was informative but not overbearing which was good. We took a trip to Egmont Key, however I think enjoyed the catermaran trip more than the island! Nice lunch was provided along with all of our drinks. the trip was really good... More

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your support and hope we will see you again on board of our beautiful catamarans! More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

In July, I booked two spots on a romantic sunset sail on the Kay Dee at Anna Maria Island. We visited the island to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, and this sail was supposed to be the highlight as it was taking place on the evening of our anniversary. We arrived at the marina about 20 minutes early and looked... More

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

As a business owner there is little more frustrating than getting a review such as yours. It is a helpless feeling for us, but we have to accept the anger and / or disappointment. A simple change of their email address from a vendor who provides the on-line reservation software caused our email filtering to go awry. Your email notification... More

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