Best Private Sailing Charter in the Florida Gulf Coast: Enriching Lives Through Exceptional Experiences

All-Inclusive day sails, overnight, and multi-day private sailing charters for 1-6 people

& Private Sailing Instruction

Enriching Lives

Through Exceptional Experiences

All-inclusive day sails, overnight and multi-day private sailing charters for 1-6 people

. . . all you have to say is Take Me There

Book your private sailing charter to the Dry Tortugas

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The Florida Gulf Coast and the Keys have so much to offer. Try our Key West or Dry Tortugas experiences! All you need to say is “Take Me There”

Experience the Best Private Sailing Charter

ALL-INCLUSIVE, PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZED SAILING ADVENTURES

Are you ready to cruise? Do you dream of a private sailing charter on the Florida Gulf Coast, the Keys, Bahamas, or anywhere in between?  Experience Southwest Florida with your own private sailing charter for a half-day, full-day, or multi-night excursion. You can also choose from a  wide range of 1-3  night sailing adventures or customize a 4-30 night private sailing charter. Whether it be a honeymoon, birthday, anniversary, family vacation, end-of-life celebration, or any other special occasion, all you have to say is
“Take Me There”!

Private Sailing Charter by Take Me There Sailing

Awesome Accommodations

Take Me There, our 60 Ft. Yacht, accommodates up to 6 passengers with charming private guest cabins and plentiful deck space.

Private Sailing Charter Activities by Take Me There Sailing

Activities & Amenities

Fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, diving, swimming, exploring, and more… all while our business center with WIFI keeps you connected during your private sailing charter.

Private Sailing Charter with Gourmet Dining on Take Me There Sailing

Gourmet Dining

Customized menus, just for you, are prepared in our commercially certified and professionally equipped galley, because you deserve exceptional during your private sailing charter!

Private Sailing Charter with Concierge Service & Safety

Concierge Service & Safety

Your Captain and Concierge take your comfort and safety seriously… they believe it is the extras that define exceptional during your private sailing charter!

It‘s not just about a destination – it’s about the journey.

CUSTOM CRUISING WITH TAKE ME THERE

It’s About Making Memories

We want to excite, surprise or inspire you during your private sailing charter. We love helping you make unforgettable memories.

Learn Something New

Scuba diving, kayaking, paddle-boarding, or fishing- you name it and we can make it happen during your private sailing charter.

See Something Amazing

Manatees, secluded beaches, sunshine, dolphins, star-gazing… and sunsets that will take your breath away during your private sailing charter.

Taste Something Incredible

Every meal is a gourmet experience. Signature appetizers, amazing entrees (all inclusive), plus drinks and sweet delights are all yours during your private sailing charter.

Do Something Exciting

Swing off the spinnaker, skinny-dip in a secluded lagoon, snorkel in a sanctuary, explore Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas! We can do it all during your private sailing charter.

Hear Something Inspiring

Music in the mangroves, Karaoke on deck, or thumb a beat on the Happy Drum. Or just enjoy the silence of sailing during your private sailing charter.

Feel Something Deeply

Yoga on deck, meditation, aromatherapy, or the awe of nature. Honor a friend or loved one or connect with your besties during your private sailing charter.

Experience Something Exceptional

We want to take you there where time stands still, because  it’s all about the journey…  and you deserve exceptional during your private sailing charter!

See what our guests are saying about their private sailing charter experiences

“Yes, Yes, and Yes! Book them. They know what they are doing on every level and we had such a great day. Food was fantastic, awakened my taste buds. Totally customized trip and we felt like queens. Recommend 5 stars and we will be making this into a tradition.”

“To say this trip was amazing would be an understatement. I truly loved everything about it! The boat was roomy, clean, and super nice, it had every amenity you would have on land! It could not have been more perfect. Kimberly and Steve prepared for everything and were so knowledgeable! I felt very safe in their care. They are also just really great people… I hope to travel again with them soon.”

“We recommend totally 100%! They were very professional, ever so kind, helpful, Treated us like Royal! I kid you not! It was Amazing! The Boat itself was HOT as in attraction! Very clean, Very Sharp! I still can’t get over it! You must do this for you!! OMG!”

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend! You made our anniversary unforgettable. So many special touches & amazing food. We will for sure do this again! Happy Easter and thank you for the card, flowers & yummy cake! God bless you guys.”

Best Anniversary or Birthday Celebration for Kristen & Jerry

“Cannot recommend this Company enough! Their hospitality is over the sunshine and back! We will book again!!!”

“Wonderful sailing trip! Fun kayaking! Great food and service! Will definitely book again!”

“Where do I begin?? Kimberly and Captain Steve were so incredibly responsive, thorough, and flexible. Booking was super easy and done online.”

“Thank you isn’t enough. This was incredible! We knew we’d have a fabulous time but this far exceeded anything we even hoped for. We’ll be back before you know it!! Thank you for the perfect afternoon and for feeding our souls…”

“You have no idea how much I needed a day like this! I really didn’t know what to expect, but I can tell you it far exceeded anything I could have hoped for. I don’t think I have ever felt so pampered and spoiled! Thank you Kimberly and Steve for an AMAZING afternoon. We will be back!”

Sometimes you just capture a moment. Captain Steve in the Dry Tortugas with Take Me There in the far background. Just say TAKE ME THERE and let's go capture your moments.
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There's nothing so relaxing as a day on the water.  #takemetheresailing #sailingcharters #floridasailingcharter #relaxingvacation #vacationonthewater
Headed to Key West and caught this sunset off the coast of Sanibel Island. So in love with our Florida sunsets from the water! #floridasunset #sailingcharters #floridasailingcharters #takemetheresailing #Takemethere #floridasailing
We survived Hurricane Ian!! We are open and serving our clients!! Book your Elooe Afloat, honeymoon, anniversary or other special event. We are here and we are ready! #survivedhurricaneian #hurricaneian2022 #puntagordaflorida #elopeafloat #openforbusiness
We survived hurricane Ian!! We are ready to continue serving our customers!! If you were scheduled to Elope on one of our Florida beaches that is now inaccessible, consider eloping aboard Take Me There! We are here to help make your dreams come true! #puntagorda #sailingcharter #elopementvenue #beachelopement #floridabeachelopement #floridaweddingofficiant #floridaelopement #hurricaneian
And what would a trip to Virginia Beach be without Tuesday Trivia night at Murphy's. MC'ed by none other than Uncle John Ickes and Aunt Vonia. A great family night out!
How could I forget to post our Massachusetts antics??! The very best part of Massachusetts by far is Rebecca Ickes Ward and her amazing family. She did a great job representing the Ward Family and so sorry we missed Tim, Kiera and Sage. Enjoyed our visit immensely but next time it needs to involve more wine! Love you so much!!
Once a Jersey girl, always a Jersey girl!

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