A Day on the Water
Boat Tours • Waterskiing & Jetskiing • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Day Trips
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Ahoy, We are a Sailboat charter service located on the New River in Ft Lauderdale. We are ranked #1 of 220 boats chartering in the Ft Lauderdale area. We focus on safety and showing our customers a great time. Captain Dan is a licensed Captain and draws his hospitality from a 20 year career with Marriott hotels.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 hours
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Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$165.00
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Cindy L
Maineville, OH10 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
We had a great time sailing for an afternoon with Captain Dan! The sailboat was roomy and Dan gave a great narration about the views we saw... from multi-million dollar boats & houses to places to visit/eat. My husband & I were able to relax with a bottle of wine and a snack during our sail. It was a very windy day so it was too rough to go out on the ocean, but that didn’t detract from the experience. I highly recommend this tour! @sailwindpirate. #sailwindpirate
Written April 12, 2021
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chewedpup
florida262 contributions
Oct 2020
It was an outstanding day, going out sailing, captain dan and first mate tracy were wonderful, following social distancing/mask requirements, boat was spotless and disinfected - so I could relax and enjoy the trip. They do exactly what you want to do, if you're not comfortable going out to sea, they'll take you down the river - whatever you want to do - very knowledgable, they both obviously love sailing and are experts, it was just a wonderful day and a nice change from being stuck at home. I stayed up on top of the boat in the fresh air all the time, so I was never concerned about getting close to anyone. Excellent, can't wait to do it again.
Written December 6, 2020
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Dan W
Thank you for your booking and your review of the day. We are please that you enjoyed the charter. Fair Winds, Captain Dan
Written December 7, 2020
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Mike Razey
Salt Lake City, UT6 contributions
Apr 2021
Sailing on the Wind Pirate with Captain Dan was a fantastic experience! My fiancé and I were interested in learning a bit about sailing and Dan was more than accommodating. Not only were we both able to take the helm for as long as we wanted, but he also even let us get some hands on with hoisting the main sail and some of the sail changes. Captain Dan's knowledge and willingness to teach were invaluable. He was a kind and down to earth guy who made our day on the water a time to remember. So much so, that we came back again for another sail a few days later. I would recommend sailing with Captain Dan anytime and hope that we cross paths again someday. Fair winds and following seas.
Written April 27, 2021
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Kris Graham
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed our 4hr private sail with Captain Dan. We were in very capable hands. He took time to teach us a little bit about sailing, he offered sailing/cruising choices depending on what type of experience we wanted, and was in general fun to spend a few hours with. We would recommend this experience for families or friends looking for fun.
Written February 16, 2021
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Cruzangirl
Houston, TX135 contributions
Jan 2021
We spent a beautiful 1/2 day sailing with Captain Dan. Everything was perfect from our initial greeting (by his wife and adorable niece) to boarding, to relaxing on the comfy bean bags and taking in the views. We loved it all and highly recommend sailing with A Day on the Water!
Written January 24, 2021
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Dan W
Hello, Our 4 year old niece (Brice) will be excited that she was mentioned in a review. She enjoys being the hand sanitizer girl. Thanks, Captain Dan
Written February 8, 2021
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Glasgow1900
Glasgow, UK82 contributions
Feb 2020
What a fantastic day. Don’t be put off or be concerned at the location as it’s captain Dan’s home. Lovely sail boat and he was a gem of a guy, very helpful, talkative and professional. So Tracey doesn’t feel left out, I’d better mention her. She took a couple of pics on her iPad just as we were leaving and sent them to us via email - brilliant. Lovely lady. You won’t be disappointed. You can even play a game of putting in his back garden whilst waiting on your Uber. Don’t go for the most difficult hole - it’s almost impossible lol. Very highly recommended.
Written February 27, 2020
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Harry
Saint Louis, MO14 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We had a great trip on the Wind Pirate! Dan and his wife made us feel welcome from the start. Cruised through the intercostal and saw beautiful houses and boats. Snorkeled and saw many fish were we anchored. Then sailed along the coast on a great trip the whole family enjoyed.
Written July 15, 2020
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Dan W
Harry,Thank you for you charter and your review.You picked a perfect weather day.I enjoyed the day with your family.Tell Captain Valerie I will post a picture of her on our site as she was at the helm. Fair Winds, Captain Dan and Tracey
Written July 16, 2020
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Lyza Latham
Fort Lauderdale, FL52 contributions
Sep 2020
We decided we needed to get OUTSIDE after too many months of sheltering in place... and this was the PERFECT outing. Captain Dan and First Mate Tracey took excellent care of us and were clearly concerned both for our safety, our comfort and that we had a fabulous time. Which we did! And the weather was stellar, which is pretty amazing. The boat is lovely, well-equipped, with all the comforts of home. We loved the bean bag chairs at the front of the boat! The highlight was actually getting into the ocean - all 6 of us - and floating around, bobbing in the waves. I recommend you bring a floatation device or two, but Capt. Dan has some to spare. Delightful! Can't wait to go again.
Written September 29, 2020
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Dan W
Your group had a perfect weather day. Sunny skies, Flat ocean and a nice light breeze for a sail. We will look forward to your next escape sheltering on the ocean Fair Winds, Captain Dan
Written October 9, 2020
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Susan Y
Lexington, SC250 contributions
Aug 2020
What an excellent way to spend our last day of a family vacation! This was an amazing end to a great week in the Fort Lauderdale area for our family. Our "kids" (age 16-21) had a great time and we were able to relax and enjoy watching them have fun. Dan was a great captain and EVERYONE agreed this was the best day of our vacation by far.

The fact that Dan ordered us up some picture-perfect weather on top of everything else didn't hurt ;)

This charter is #1 for a reason and you won't be disappointed if you book this one!!
Written August 10, 2020
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Aidan G
Moon Township, PA3 contributions
Feb 2021
We had a great time on the water with Captain Dan. He was laid back, let us relax or sail if we wanted and was full of local knowledge. He also taught us a thing or two about sailing, which was great! We couldn't have asked for a better host and tour guide.

@sailwindpirate #sailwindpirate
Written February 22, 2021
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Dan W
Ahoy, Thank you for your business and your review. We are please you enjoyed the day. Fair Winds, Captain Dan
Written February 23, 2021
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