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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 #28 of 129 Activities in Sarasota
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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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).
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New Port Richey, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I went out on a 2 hour trip with my good friend last weekend on the Kathleen D. 41' catamaran. The vessel had just come back from NJ and the sails were worked on and padded seats were added in the front. They were very comfortable to sit on. My favorite part was hanging out on the netting and listening... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Too bad I can't review the sailing trip. I called at 9:00 am Tuesday to inquire about sailing with my wife to Egmont key on Wednesday (today) if possible.She told me that they were very busy right now on Tuesday and did need a minimum of four people for the Egmont trip on Wednesday. She told me that right now... More

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

Andre, Under no circumstances were you neglected intentionally. I apologize for this error on our part. We rely upon small groups of customers- that is the main client we take out- not large private trips. Sometimes mistakes occur. There is no excuse nor is it acceptable. You should have had a follow up and we will continue to strive to... More

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was the best sunset cruise we have been on. The catamaran beautifully combine sailing with motor sports. We have done two other sunset cruises and neither matched the quality of the experience. Our captain was interesting and had a great sense of humor. We sat at the bow and had spectacular views. We encountered two very playful dolphins who... More

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

Thank you for the nice review. So glad you enjoyed our boats and the local waters on which we sail. I will pass along your remarks to the Captain. Thanks! More

Weymouth, England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had a great trip out from Holmes Beach to Egmont Key on 5 Sept. Unfortunately there wasn't enough wind to sail out with but that wasn't a major issue for us. Anchored off shore and the Capt got the kayaks off for us. My daughter quickly sailed off followed by my husband. There are three kayaks onboard so I used... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our Egmont Key Excursion. This summer has exhibited light winds in Florida and yours was another day is a long series of days this year that was lacking wind. Fortunately we have motors for just such days. We don't like motors, but we are certainly thankful to have them! With our engines... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was our second time out on the catamaran. Unfortunately the wind wasn't in our favour on the day so we couldn't do much of the trip using the sail only. Still a fantastic trip, the boat is well equipped and the kayaks that have now been added we're great fun when we got to Egmont Key. Nice lunch, great... More

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

Well thank you for your nice review. We've been getting pummeled here of late this summer due to the light winds. No one likes to sail more than us. We hate motoring. But, no wind, no sail. Simple as that. Whether by sail or motor we appreciate our customers ability to enjoy the natural beauty of Tampa Bay, Egmont Key... More

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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a fun time on the Egmont key adventure. The winds were not favorable, so we were unable to sail. Had to motor all the way to the key which took about an hour and a half each way. Got to explore Egmont key and kayak along side the key. It was fun, but I feel like the price was... More

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

Curiously this is the second such review in the last month or so. It has been a relatively calm summer in Florida to be sure. It should be re-stated that we actually like to SAIL our boats! We share our customers disappointment when we are forced to "steam" on any of our trips. While it is regrettable that the wind... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have just returned from a brilliant trip with the very patient Captain Kit on the 2 hour dolphin sighting cruise. We saw several different dolphins & Kit swung around several times to give us a great view. He was great with our 2 daughters & let them both take the wheel which they loved. It's been a real highlight... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our sailing services from Anna Maria Island. Whether from Anna Maria, Longboat Key or Sarasota/Siesta Key, we promise to always provide our customers with clean, comfortable and safe vessels. Our crew takes great pride in keeping our business ship shape for your comfort and safety. We in turn take great pride in... More

Skippack, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

No wind..no sailing, I get that. But, the main reason I chose a sailboat trip was to be able to sail. I was disappointed that we motored both ways out and back from egmont key. I think that in hindsight that the prices should be lower for non sailing as the trip was three times as long as a motor... More

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

Hello, As you stated- no wind no sailing. We are sailors and are always bummed when we are forced to become power boaters. One of the things we ALWAYS try to do is sail our vessels. We are known exactly for that. But we cannot sail without wind, which happens periodically. I hope in the future you will consider taking... More

Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A great time for family and friends. Beautiful catamaran, clean and great captain. He is informative and helpful with questions, yet will allow you time to yourselves to enjoy what you paid for -- a great sailing experience. Our group packed a cooler with water, Gatorade and other drinks needed. Ice cold watermelon and a few snacks of our choice.... 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 review our Egmont Key Trip. I believe we can take your review and package it in our "what to bring" paragraph on our reservation confirmation! The sub- tropical Florida sun is the reason we go there... but it can take a toll on the unprepared. The very reason we utilize Maine Cat catamarans... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My friends and I went on the 5 hour Egmont Key trip which advertised a sub sandwich lunch with chips and soda. We were given 2 six? inch subs cut into 5 pieces each. This was supposed to serve 5 hungry adults. No chips or soda were offered. Glad we bought our own drinks. There was plenty of drinking water.... More

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

Well that is a very good question? So I will look into it. My guess is that an error was made in calculating the provisions etc. Our policy is: We keep Coke, Sprite and Diet Coke on the vessels. In addition there are bags of chips and we use 1 sub per 2 guests in our calculations. We do not... More

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