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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,

Honeymoons,

honeymooners aboard Take Me There

Anniversaries,

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”

 

New Promotional Charter aboard Take Me There

Hello Sailing Friends! Take Me There Sailing is at it again- we’ve come up with a new promotional charter aboard Take Me There. Are you ready for this? A three-night sail for $695 per person. What?!! That’s right you read us right- 3 nights and 4 days aboard Take Me There for $695 person.  What’s the catch? There is no catch to this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There.

Why are we offering this discounted charter when normally our 3-night charter is $1625 per person? The answer is simple: we are now offering charters from Key West to the Dry Tortugas and we need to sail Take Me There from Punta Gorda to Key West. This is where you come in… Instead of taking the boat to Key West with no passengers, we decided to offer you a unique opportunity to enjoy a beautiful, all-inclusive sail at a deeply reduced rate. It’s a win-win situation! Now, let’s take a look at the details of this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There.

It’s actually really simple. We have specific dates that we will be leaving Punta Gorda with a destination of Key West. We are able to take 4 passengers (2 couples, or 4 individuals, or parents with children) in two double occupancy cabins. We will publish the dates that we are leaving Punta Gorda and if the dates fit your schedule, call or email us to reserve your spot. We’ll take a credit card over the phone for $740.18 ($695 + $45.18 sales tax), and we will see you onboard for this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There. We told you it was simple! (If you are a single person, you will be sharing a cabin with someone, or you can purchase the entire cabin for $1390).

Here is the itinerary for this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There

Day 1: Arrive and get settled into your cabin.

Days 2 and 3: Sail past Estero Island and Marco Island (Anchor for the evenings at appropriate spots)

Day 4: We get you to shore in Key West

This is where we say our good-byes and you have an opportunity to explore Key West. You can either plan to rent a car and drive home to the Punta Gorda area or you can arrange for someone to pick you up in Key West. We recommend that you book a ticket on the Key West Express Ferry that runs daily from Key West to Fort Myers for $118 one way for adults (current rates at the time of this publication). Are you ready for an adventure?

Who would be the right person for this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There?

There are two types of sailing experiences that you could have during this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There. 1. Steer and Sail, 2. Chilling Charter

  1. Steer and Sail. Whether you have a lot of sailing experience or none at all, if you want the opportunity to be at the helm with Captain Steve, you can enjoy examining the route, adjusting sails, and taking the helm of a 53-foot Gulfstar. If you are looking to cruise, Kimberly and Steve will provide you with plenty of first-hand knowledge of managing power, conserving water, following the rules of the water, and provisioning for long trips. While Captain Steve is not a licensed instructor, he is a 100-ton Captain and can provide you with a lot of knowledge and experience while you gain crewing hours in your log book. Come join us on this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There as you Steer and Sail alongside the captain.
  2. Chilling Charter. If you enjoy the water, are looking for a fun adventure, and want to hang out on a sailboat for a few days, you can join us on this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There and just chill out. Enjoy the drinks, savor the food, lounge in the sun, read a book, listen to tunes, or just relax on deck. You do not need to do anything except enjoy the journey!

New promotional charter aboard take me there

So again you may be asking, “What’s the catch- why is this so inexpensive?” There is no catch, but this is a bit different than our other sailing charters that you would book. So how is this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There different than other charters?

Here are the ways that this promotional charter is different from our other charters:

  1. You do not get to choose your dates. Our dates for these charters are set. So if our dates work for your schedule that is awesome. If these dates don’t work for you, then we’ll let you know the next time we are headed to Key West and we hope that works for your schedule. Email Captain Steve at steve@takemetheresailing.com and ask to be put on the Captain’s List to receive upcoming dates.
  2. You do not get to choose the itinerary. We are going from Punta Gorda to Key West in 4 days. If you love to sail and want to spend some leisure time on the water getting from Punta Gorda to Key West, this charter is for you!
  3. You do not get to choose the menu. Normally, you would tell us what you would like to eat. For this new promotional charter, we will still serve you LOTS of food, and it will be fresh and tantalizing, but we will already have the provision menu set for these charters. If you would like to choose your menu, then please select one of our other charter options for your trip.
  4. You do not get to select your desired drinks. Just like with the food, we will already have provisioned the beverages. We will still offer a beer, wine, and soft drink selection, but you will not get to choose which kind you’d like.
  5. You will need to book with us by calling or emailing. Normally, you would book your charter online, but for this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There, you will call or email us with your desire to book and we will take your payment over the phone.

plenty of food aboard take me there

THAT’S IT! Those are the only differences between this new promotional charter aboard Take Me There versus our other charters. We choose the dates, the itinerary, the menu, the drinks and take your booking over the phone and you get to experience this amazing charter for the low price of $695 plus tax per person/double occupancy.

So are you ready to book your next adventure?

CHECK YOUR CALENDAR- We are leaving Burnt Store Marina on Tuesday May 10 and will be arriving in Key West by Friday May 13. We can take up to 4 guests with us- so call your besties and let’s get your charter from Punta Gorda to Key West booked.  Bring your bathing suit, some shorts and t-shirts and let’s get ready to sail to Key West. The adventure awaits. Just say TAKE ME THERE!