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Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy

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Nov 6, 2016
“Maiden St Pete sunset sailing cruise”
Oct 24, 2016
“A Great Excursion On The Water!”
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Distinguished powerboat school offering basic and advanced classes which provide boater insurance discounts. Bareboat and captained charters perfect for corporate outings, weddings, client meetings, and team building including large yachts and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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501 5th Ave NE, Vinoy Resort Marina, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2620
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+1 727-894-7245
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Best hands-on training experience for advanced docking of a twin in-board motor yacht! Hats off to Capt Patrick Hirt's patience, expertise and knowledge. The 37' 2015 catamaran was nearly new and in excellent condition for our outing at the Tampa Boat Show. It is hard...More

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SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Visiting a boat show and taking the hands on seminars is always a great way to learn docking. Thanks for coming to the show.

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Reviewed November 6, 2016

FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!! We were part of a group to have our first TB sunset sailing trip, and had the privilege to be on the Adagio with Captain Mike. The boat is absolutely massive and immaculate--our 5yo daughter (well ok, and her daddy) loved the hammock...More

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SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2016

Thank you for such a positive review. It is always special watching a daughter experience a new adventure. Hope to see you again on another charter.

Reviewed October 24, 2016

Last week, several friends and I chartered one of the powerboats from Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, and our experience was top notch! When we arrived, we were quite impressed with the facilities at The Vinoy and the variety of boats in the fleet. Dave and...More

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SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2016

Top Notch is what we stir for on all our charters...thank you for the kind words

Reviewed September 12, 2016

I really learned a lot and enjoy learning how to properly dock a boat. It would had been nice if you guys had cold water instead of warm water, because the sun was out in full force

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SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

We will try harder next year...we went through 5 cases of water due to the heat. Sorry...

Reviewed September 11, 2016

Captain Mike was awesome! Enjoyed the day and learned a lot. This was my third class with Discover Boating.

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SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

We are so proud to sponsor with Discover Boating every year at the Tampa Show. See you next year.

Reviewed September 10, 2016

Best hands-on training experience for advanced docking of a twin in-board motor yacht! Hats off to Capt Patrick Hirt's patience, expertise and knowledge. The 37' 2015 catamaran was nearly new and in excellent condition for our outing at the Tampa Boat Show. It is hard...More

1  Thank Dennis B
SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Visiting a boat show and taking the hands on seminars is always a great way to learn docking. Thanks for coming to the show.

Reviewed August 29, 2016

Wow - what an awesome day on the water with Capt Dave! We took a cruise out to the Skyway bridge (even more impressive from the water)... absolutely the best way to see St. Pete! Young, old, locals or just visiting - I highly recommend...More

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SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

Everybody loves goes under the Skyway bridge..always a thrill by water. Thanks for coming aboard. Hope to see you your group again soon.

Reviewed August 29, 2016

I had a great experience exploring Tampa Bay by sea with friends that were visiting. The boat was in show quality condition, and the captain was profession and fun. My wife and I will most likely be taking one of their sailing classes too.

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SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

We are always ready to train new boaters...schedule your classes anytime. Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Captain Billy and Jason created a fishing experience of a lifetime. They promptly picked us up at the Vinoy marina in downtown St Pete, and we were fishing in Tampa Bay within 30 minutes. We had requested to catch fish we could eat, and that...More

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SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2016

WILL DEFINITELY FISH WITH THEM AGAIN...tells the whole story. So glad you and your group caught so many keepers.

Reviewed June 27, 2016

We spent last Saturday tarpon fishing booked through Cruising Florida. What a great experience! Captain Billy Miller provided local knowledge, gear, bait and hospitality necessary to put us on the "tarpon highway" and land two massive Tarpon (120lbs and 150lbs) within the first two hours...More

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SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016

Rumor has it..your are a legend. Only took you one hour to fight that 150 pound Tarpon for a picture. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 2, 2016

My wife and I rented the Viking 43 powerboat from Cruising Florida and did a Sunset Cruise this past weekend, and we had a very romantic, memorable time! Captain Patrick was an outstanding host and gave us a great trip! We saw a pod of...More

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SailingFlorida, Owner at Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2016

Miss Michelle is a beautiful cruiser and I am so glad your private boating experience was so memorable with Cruising Florida Powerboat.

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