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“Great day with Mark on Aria”

Restless Native Charters - Day Sails
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Owner description: Overnight charters in the Historic Seaport of Key West. We are three blocks from Duval, Mallory Square and all the action. Our beautiful Lagoon 420 sailing catamaran is comfortable for up to six people. Our yacht "Aria" is superbly maintained by a full time Captain to insure your satisfaction with everything. We are on call 24 hours a day. Captain Mark live less than 150 yards from Aria. Our catamaran is 42' Lon and 25 feet wide so she is very stable. Three staterooms, 3 heads (toilet in sailorspeak) and three comfortable showers on board. A full kitchen is available for those that want to cook including utensils, pots and pans, plates, cups, wine glasses, etcetera. We are in a quiet berth that is close to the action. Complimentary use of the pool at Dante's. Three blocks from Sloppy Joes, Turtle Kraals, Half She'll Raw bar and Jdls Big Ten Pub with every game every day.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Delightful day sail out of Key West. Mark is an easy going and experienced captain. Great stories. Aria is a beautiful Lagoon 42 catamaran--room for six. Next time we will arrange a sail/dive trip to Dry Tortugas. Surprisingly the resort concierge did not know about this daysail. Thanks Mark.

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Capt. Mark and Mate Erin (first timer she said) did an excellent job in accommodating our wedding. The only bummer was not being able to have the wedding at sea as we hoped because of high gusts, so we did at dock, at least we had more friends attend that way. But as I said Capt. Mark was very professional and courteous as was Mate Erin.... the shrimp on the Barbie was excellent(could've eat'in a dozen more!) with plenty of refreshments. We sailed shortly after the wedding for a sunset cruise and it was a blast! Everyone had a time to remember...I know I will! Me and my wife stayed the night on the boat and was very comfortable and relaxing playing my music over the sound system, laying on the bow looking at the stars...Even the storm later that night was soothing on the Cat! If you're trying to decide what boat to try...Capt. Mark won't dissapoint.

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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Captain Mark and Mate Katie made our, although short sunset cruise, nothing short of elegant. The vessel was spotless, thanks to the meticulous care of Mate Katie and the shrimp on the barbie was grilled to perfection by Capt Mark. The whole evening was far better than we had anticipated. We needed to get out of the hotel and out on the water, we are boaters by nature, and were landsick. The intent of this cruise was to experience this vessel as we are contemplating the purchase of a similar vessel, and wanted to experience it before investing $500,000. There was no sunset to speak of that evening, but it did not matter thanks to Capt Mark's knowledge of sailing, the vessel, the area of sail and his candor. The wonderfully prepared platter of strawberries, cheese and pate was tollally unexpected and then there was the wine. We highly recommend this crew, and would relish the opportunity to sail with them again. We could have paid a lesser price to sail on a sardine-packed mono-hull or screeming party animals on a "cattle-maran", that wasn't even sailing it had a reefed sail; while under power; this is not our style. This boat and crew are well worth the money.

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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Mark Crompton put us at ease. So Relax! We were doing a last minute get away and Katie and Mark made our escape very special. Our cabin was awsome with a sea window. Katie made sure everything was shinney and spotless. Plus she is just a cool person. Give her alot of credit for that voyage in that bad storm to Long Island. The sail boat reminds me of the one Bob Seger the music man sailed on when we were doing a race to Mackinac island. But it is bigger, better and Beautiful. We look forward to our next escape with Mark and Katie.

1  Thank Drstro
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Lisa and I stay on Restless Native's Lagoon 41 Cat, this past March (2012) for overnight accommodations as well as several day sails in Key West. The boat is located in the historic marina near lots of excellent restaurants and bars! Sleeping on the boat was a great experience and very quiet at night! Our favorite day sail was out to the reef where we moored for lunch and snorkeling. The water was the perfect temp, and we were able to see the remains of a shipwreck that the Captain discovered for the first time. I was coaxed out of the water for a delicious lunch prepared by the mate Katy! The Crew was far and above the best of any charter experience we have had. It was great to talk to Captain Mark about his years of operating all types of boats around the world!
Thanks again Restless Natives... Lance Ingram, Bryson City NC

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