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Thank you from Take Me There

Thank you from Take Me There!

We want to take a few minutes to express our sincerest THANK YOU to all of you who have sailed with us in the last year and a half. We do not take our business relationships for granted and we are so grateful that you said TAKE ME THERE!

As many of you know, we spent 2020 in the Salt Creek Marina and DIY Boatyard with Take Me There up on land while we literally tore her apart and then put her back together in order to create the most beautiful vintage boat (as well as the safest) that would also meet restaurant standards. We spent a year being dirty! But we learned so much and enjoyed the journey.

Take Me There at Salt Creek Marina

We did not know whether we could make this private sailing charter business work– especially during COVID. We were experiencing supply chain issues and not being able to get parts, we struggled to get the qualified labor to help us (so we just did it ourselves), and there was so much about opening a restaurant with a beer/wine license that we did not know. Many times we felt like we were flying blind. But one thing we were always sure of- we believe in giving exceptional service, having a great time, and treating people fairly and with respect.

After a year of renovations, we called a few dear friends and asked them to accompany us on our maiden voyage as a sailing charter boat to Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda. Thank you, Michelle, Joanne, and Chris!

Friends aboard Take Me There

Within a few days of putting our signs up in the marina, the phone started ringing and it was time to actually do the work that we had been planning and preparing to do! As a licensed restaurant with a beer and wine license, we quickly became known as the go-to charter for special events.

We want to say THANK YOU to all of you who called on us to host family gatherings,


honeymooners aboard Take Me There


Annoversary aboard Take Me There

Many birthdays,

birthday aboard Take Me There

And many, many family and friends gatherings!

friends gathering aboard Take Me There

We did lots of eating!

food aboard Take Me There

LOTS of drinking!

Drinks aboard Take Me There

And of course, we did lots of sailing and enjoyed a lot of amazing sunsets and beautiful Florida skies!

Florida Sky

We kayaked, floated, swam, snorkeled, enjoyed the beaches, and most importantly made INCREDIBLE MEMORIES! For all of these amazing experiences, we want to say THANK YOU! We hope that we have given you opportunities to have memories that you will reflect on over and over again.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for welcoming us into your life events. And thank you for trusting us to help you create unforgettable memories.  Take a look at our short video that shows you more memories made aboard Take Me There.

And if all of this was not exciting enough, we have a lot more exciting things happening onboard Take Me There.

  • We have now partnered with NauticEd to provide sailing instruction
  • We have our CUA (Commercial Use Authorization) to charter in the Dry Tortugas
  • We just finished installing our new dive compressor so we can provide you with multi-day diving experiences in the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas.

Our online calendar is always up to date so you can visit our website anytime and see if your desired date is available. Remember- we love planning special events so be sure to let us know if you are celebrating something special or are looking to make this an “over the top” memory. We will take care of all the details. And if you want something special- just ask. We will do everything we can to say YES.

We look forward to making more beautiful memories with you! Thank you for saying, “TAKE ME THERE”


private sailing instruction

Private Sailing Instruction now available aboard Take Me There

Take Me There Sailing continues to add amazing new experiences for our clients to enjoy!  We are now proud to offer private sailing instruction as part of Take Me There’s unrivaled reputation for Enriching Lives through Exceptional Experiences! Our new private sailing instruction programs are as high-quality as our charter reputation.  As a sailing school that offers private sailing instruction, we provide the same special attention and high-quality engagement with our students as we do with our private charter clients.

Captain Steve Mitchell aboard Take Me There


There are 4 reasons why you would want private sailing instruction through Take Me There Sailing:

  1. Perhaps you’d like to charter a bareboat? Do you meet the 4 core requirements of licensing, sailing-resume, experience, and credentials? If not, private sailing instruction through Take Me There will help you achieve the International Sailing Licensing and Credentials (SLC) so you can book your bareboat charter and leave that expensive captain behind.
  2. Are you already a sailor but you need more practice in close or complicated sailing situations which you would like to be more comfortable with? Some of the following may hit home for you
  • Are you uncomfortable or fearful when you think about certain sailing conditions?
  • Do you wonder if you could effectively manage a man-overboard drill on a big boat?
  • Are you getting ready to cruise and you would like to apply navigation knowledge to cruising scenarios? These (and much more) would all be addressed in your private sailing instruction.
  1. Are you a busy professional? (Who isn’t!) With private sailing instruction, you can choose the schedule that works best for you to fit these valuable sailing skill opportunities into your challenging schedule.
  2. Have you shied away from private sailing instruction in the past because you feel like you have a unique learning style or just don’t feel as though traditional learning environments fit your needs? This is another great reason to choose Take Me There, and NauticEd, for your private sailing instruction. Everything we do is customized to ensure that you receive the optimal experience with the greatest results. We want you walking away saying, “WOW- that was incredible!”

Private Sailing Instruction aboard Take Me There

We want to ensure your satisfaction by combining our concierge-level approach with personal engagement and asking you what your needs are.  We’d like the opportunity to offer you many options to build your confidence and competence by completing your experience with us.

Are you ready to learn more about private sailing instruction aboard Take Me There? The members of your sailing instruction team are you, Take Me There Sailing, and NauticEd.  We partner with you to expand sailing awareness and help you achieve sailing competence.  We partner with NauticEd to provide high-quality, online sailing education resources and course materiel for your private sailing instruction.  As a sailing school, we are especially proud to work with NauticEd as they are the only government and US Coast Guard recognized sailing body in the US that certifies for The International Sailing License and Credentials (SLC). (Ask us how this differs from ASA courses you may know of!)

We invite you to partner with us for your private sailing instruction. Sign up here for your two free NauticEd classes and let’s get started! Just say, “Take Me There”

About the Author:  Captain Steve Mitchell is our Chief Instructor at Take Me There Sailing.  Captain Steve is a USCG 100 Ton Master with a Sailing and Towing endorsement.  He is a Ketch-Rigged expert and has over 20,000 miles piloting Take Me There in US and Caribbean waters. He loves sharing his knowledge and helping others to be successful.