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“Captain Elizabeth will put you at ease so you can learn and enjoy”

Naples Sailing Adventures Charters - Tours
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Owner description: Sailing Adventures offers a variety of sailing charters, and truly designs packages suited to your level of skill, experience, and desire. We really do customize each charter for you. If you're new to sailing perhaps a 1/2 day or full day of sailing would suit your tastes. You'll have a Captain and First Mate hosting your voyage. You're welcome to participate as much or as little as you like in the sailing. Sailing is a joy and a passion! Recently, Beula Lee hosted a "Sunset Engagement Surprise" for Craig and Holly who flew down from frosty Ohio for this special romantic Valentine's occasion. It would be our pleasure to teach you some basic sailing or to facilitate a day of relaxation as we explore the waters both in one of the loveliest dolphin playgrounds in the United States and as we sail along the beautiful Gulf Coast. Strengthen those sailing skills that you need the most! See our web site for a list of skills we can teach you! If learning to sail is your dream ... with our 25 years of sailing instruction ... we can design a hands on program catered to your interests. We'll teach you to handle the helm (steering), to know when to tack and jibe, to hoist, set and trim the sails. You'll learn about wind direction and it's influence upon the sails and why the boat moves with the wind. We normally can accomplish this introduction to sailing in one day on the water. For more experienced sailors planning to charter a boat in the Caribbean, for example, we can teach you how to approach and secure a mooring using the boat's own momentum and responses to wind and current. Would you like to learn to read local charts to plan your trip? And we will teach you how to operate a GPS, radar, chart plotter, and VHF radio. We'll help you fill in the gaps in your sailing experience and education while you have fund building up your sailing skills inventory. A day of peace on the water, a day of learning to manage a luxurious sailing vessel, or any combination of the above is possible for your voyage. Your Captain: U.S.-Coast-Guard-Licensed Captain Elizabeth has been a sailing instructor for 34 years, and races and cruises regularly. Professional sailing has taken her from Connecticut to California, Tennessee, and Florida. She's also a licensed massage therapist. Her background includes a BA from Occidental College and she is working on a master's in Transpersonal Psychology. Elizabeth has a strong interest in team building / adventure-based counseling and education.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Captain Elizabeth will put you at ease so you can learn and enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

My wife and I are currently learning to sail and located Captain Elizabeth while searching for lessons in Naples. From the moment we stepped onto the beautiful boat, we knew we had made the right choice. Captain Elizabeth has a way of putting you at ease with sailing, while also demonstrating total command of the vessel. This allowed both my wife and I the opportunity to truly learn the basics of sailing, while also enjoying the beauty of nature around the SW Florida Coast. Our half day instructional sailing trip provided great insight into all the basic maneuvers of sailing which improved our confidence for future sailing adventures. If you want to learn or simply enjoy the experience of sailing, look no further in SW Florida than Captain Elizabeth and Naples Sailing Adventures!

Visited August 2011
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Magnificent 4 hours on the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

Captain Elizabeth runs a first class operation, as a boater myself I was very impressed with her pre trip briefing, her knowledge of her vessel, the waters she sails in and her grasp of Coast Guard Regulations. She is very personable and involves her guests to the extent they want to be part of the sailing team. We all had a great time and would recommend this Sailing Adventure to all.

Visited February 2012
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Hebron, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Sailing Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

My husband and I sailed with Captain Elizabeth on our recent trip to Naples. It turned out to be a perfect day for sailing, with a good stiff breeze! Captain Elizabeth is a very competent
Sailor which made us feel safe. She lets you get involved to what ever level you feel comfortable. She let us sail the boat under her guidance, which exceeded our expectations. Captain Elizabeth was very accomodating, changing her schedule so we could schedule a "Sailing Adventure". We would like to thank Captain Elizabeth for a wonderful time, and would love to go again.

Visited October 2011
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Naples, Florida
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“Most fun in years!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

BEAUTIFUL boat to see paradise from a whole different angle. Reminded us of seafaring movies but better. Had to pinch ourselves as one view opened to another. Could not take it all in. Hard to describe the wonder of seeing the world from a sailing ship. Loved it and will do it again next trip!
Oh...and Captain Liz is the best.

Visited February 2012
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“THE BEST ADVENTURE IN NAPLES!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

Capt Elizabeth makes sailing into the gulf a fabulous experience! Sailing with Capt. Elizabeth is my top pick for entertainment in Naples. After enjoying several sunset cruises with her, we have made it a tradition to go every year. We bring friends each time to introduce them to the experience and they are very impressed as well as excited to see such beauty in our gulf. Capt Elizabeth not only provides fun we also feel safe with her on these adventures as she is extremely knowledgable of her boat and the water. This will be one adventure I promise that will bring lasting smiles and memories for a lifetime!

Visited January 2012
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