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Address: Turn onto 35th Street, 3502 Gulfview Ave, MM49, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone Number: 305-619-0140
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Tartan 34C, ready to sail in the keys.

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Chill yet professional with great classic boats and low prices.

I reserved a sailboat charter in January but could not go out due to a small craft advisory. The owner GDub volunteered 2 free future days even though I only paid for 1 because we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I reserved a sailboat charter in January but could not go out due to a small craft advisory. The owner GDub volunteered 2 free future days even though I only paid for 1 because we traveled so far. Since I could not coordinate a return trip with another experience sailor, I returned with my daughter who had never sailed and... More 

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CaptGDub, Owner at Florida Keys Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks John...please come back soon; great to see father and daughter interests and times shared:)....my pleasure. More 

Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

A perfect day for sailing, good winds and clear sailing with Captain G Dub. He is a wonderful sailor and made our stay aboard a comfortable and exciting experience. Great guy and we look forward to doing this again on our next stay. Might like to try a longer sail down to Key West. Nice clean boat and air-conditioning if... More 

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CaptGDub, Owner at Florida Keys Sailing, responded to this review

Great to hear; please come back soon! More 

Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to FKS to freshen up our sailing skills and get our certifications, and we were impressed with both! The owner of FKS "Captain G Dub" was a great instructor and getting to sail on multiple boats helped solidify what he taught in the classroom portion. I would definitely recommend FKS to anyone looking to learn... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I recently took the 7 day ASA 101,103, and 104 courses here with my SO (see the NC review). I was an absolute beginner, never having been on a sailboat, so there was a steep learning curve for me. Gdub, the owner and instructor of the school, told me what books to read ahead of time, which is very important!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

While I have been sailing for 40+ years, my SO (significant other) had never set foot on a sailboat in her life. Based on what we found in the schools web site we gave it a try and booked a 7-day bareboat certification course (ASA-101, ASA-103, and ASA-104 classes). What attracted us most was one-on-one instruction and only our party... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

One review mentioned how shallow Florida Bay is and I couldn't agree more. After spending a night gunk-holed at Cow Pens, we had a super hairy morning the next day navigating our way west to get to the Atlantic. Sailing from Marathon (Boot Key Harbor) to Key West is a wonderful sail. Another beautiful anchorage is Bahia Honda State Park,... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My wife and I chartered the boat and combined a half day charter and a sunset sail. Had fun. We sailed and motored (not much wind but GREAT weather) to a lighthouse on a reef. I just sat with my wife on a bean bag on the front of the boat and drank beer. When we got to the reef,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had a fun but rather warm sunset cruise on the gulf. There was much discussion about almost having enough wind to sail, but such is boat life and we never did get a good gust of wind to really enjoy the boat - - many storms in the week we were in town, but deadly quiet for our particular... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We love to sail in the Keys during the winter season. It's warm, the water is beautiful, and the weather predictable. Generally, the winds are 15 knots out of the east. If not, the change is predicted about a week in advance. We have sailed our 5 1/2 draft sailboat in Hawk channel. It's good sailing, but there are limited... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Bay can be tricky as it's rather shallow, but sailing the Atlantic is like sailing in heaven - I hope!!

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