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Address: 2500 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3416
Phone Number: +1 888-582-9046
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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FantaSea Sailing is your premier sailing experience in Fort Myers Beach...

FantaSea Sailing is your premier sailing experience in Fort Myers Beach Florida offering Half Day Adventures, Sunset Celebration Sail, and The Short Sail.

We sail daily from Salty Sam's Marina. You will be sailing with Captain Paul and his crew. Tropical music will greet you as you board. Cool water, ice, mixed nuts. You may bring snacks and other adult and soft beverages to enhance your experience.

The sailing vessel Panacea is a 43 foot ketch rig. Two cabins and two clean restrooms, forward and aft sun decks and plenty of shade. She is licensed and insured. Proud members of N.A.C.O - The National Association of Charterboat Operators and Boat US for the past 10 years.

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Amazing sunset sail with Capt. Paul!

My husband and I always go on a sunset sail on vacation, and this one did not disappoint. Capt. Paul was fantastic to work with when booking and lovely when we arrived at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
Danielle D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

My husband and I always go on a sunset sail on vacation, and this one did not disappoint. Capt. Paul was fantastic to work with when booking and lovely when we arrived at the boat. The boat "Panacea' is gorgeous, and we were instantly made comfortable. The sail itself was stunning - we even had a few dolphins hang out... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I contacted Captain Paul almost 5 months in advance to plan my proposal to my now fiance. Paul could not possibly have been more accommodating to my requests in the planning process for the sunset cruise. The sail could not have gone better. We saw dolphins and witnessed a beautiful sunset just before I proposed. Paul and his first mate... More 

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East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Our trip with Captain Paul was a two hour sail out into the gulf between Ft. Myers Beach and Sanibel Island. The weather was beautiful, a perfect day for a sail. Salty Sam's Marina where The Panacea is docked is easy to find. When my wife and I arrived at The Panacea we received a warm greeting from Captain Paul... More 

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

Yes. It was a GREAT day on the water. We enjoyed it ourselves as we always do. Sometimes we need a good sail as much as our guests do and we soak it up right along with you. Thanks again for sailing with FantaSea Sailing and remember: "You call as a client, board as a friend and leave as family."... More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We enjoyed another trip sailing with Capt Paul. We wanted to share the experience with adult extended family members. As usual Capt. Paul did not disappoint. He is a skilled and personable sailer. He even provided snacks, music and local information. It's likely to be an annual event.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I contacted Capt. Paul to plan a week sailing trip to Key West. I received detailed information almost immediately. We emailed back and forth a few times to get things ironed out and were ready to go! BUT then the weather decided not to cooperate and we had to switch gears. Not a big deal as the idea was to... More 

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

All I can say is "Thank You." It was a pleasure sailing with you and Steve. It was one of the most enlightening cruises that I have sailed in years. The two of you are the reason that we use the slogan, "You call as a client, board as a friend and leave as family." We really should do the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This sunset cruise is on a lovely and well cared for Endeavor 2-masted yacht. Capt Paul is good at timing your cruise so that you will get the best possible views of sunset and get you back in time for dinner reservations! The cockpit is very comfortable for 6-8 adults (unusual in sailboats - someone usually has to sit on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Normally reviews are easy. One either liked a place, did not like it, or was neutral about it. What makes this one difficult is that there were many pros but some cons in our opinion as well. Captain Paul and First Mate John were fabulous. They made us feel welcome, we learned a lot about them, and the history of... More 

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

We want to thank you for your honest review and visiting us on the sailing vessel Panacea. We love to hear about your experiences with us so we can make changes and adjustments in presentation and application where we can. We appreciate you as a customer and are in hopes that you will come and see us again. Some responses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I contacted Capt. Paul and scheduled our trip. This was the highlight of our trip! Capt. Paul and 1st Mate John were very friendly and made the trip for us. Capt. Paul's granddaughters joined us as well - they were as friendly as their grandpa! This was a very laid back trip, and we plan to tell... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Captain Paul and First Mate John were great hosts who made you feel welcome. They also didn't tire of my frequent questions about the Panacea. My wife and I enjoyed the experience and would certainly suggest it to others visiting the Fort Myers area.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We live Miami Beach and went to visit our parents for their 50th Anniversary in Sanibel. We were thinking of something we could give two people who have everything. We came up on FantaSea Sailing from googling and decided it was worth a shot. Well the pictures we saw did it no justice. The boat is a classic. Are there... More 

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