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These are our most popular sails available for online booking. Don’t see what you want? Please contact us with any special requests or custom departure times. 

Fathia Ahmed
Fathia Ahmed
2024-01-01
Dear Captain Nik, I wanted to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible sailing experience you provided. Your skill and expertise made the journey not only safe but truly enjoyable. The way you navigated the waters with confidence and shared your knowledge added an extra layer of appreciation to the trip. The memories of the breathtaking views and the serenity of the open sea will forever be etched in my mind, thanks to your captaincy. Your dedication to ensuring everyone's comfort and safety on board did not go unnoticed. I am genuinely thankful for the opportunity to sail under your command. It was an unforgettable adventure, and I look forward to future journeys with such a capable and amiable captain. Warm regard from my friends and I, Fathia aka Tia
Kenneth Nguyen
Kenneth Nguyen
2023-12-31
Nick was Awesome! He is friendly and his boat is beautiful! I would high recommend renting his sailboat!!!
DESCUBRIENDO MISTERIOS
DESCUBRIENDO MISTERIOS
2023-12-30
Nick the captain is an excellent person and my family and i we are very grateful to sailing with him, very nice and charming person, at the end of the trip he gave us 2 pictures frames with a foto of us in it. It was a surprise, Thanks nick...
Christina Rouse
Christina Rouse
2023-12-29
Captain Nick was amazing. There is a reason why they call it healing. Highly recommended. Clean vessel. 2 hours of mental freedom. Priceless. Best of St Pete!
Shawn Mayo
Shawn Mayo
2023-12-23
We had an amazing sailing adventure for our 5th anniversary. Captain Nick was great. Beautiful boat, very spacious and comfortable. We will definitely be using St. Pete Sailing Charters again in the future. Five ⭐️ all the way.
Josh St. Jean
Josh St. Jean
2023-11-11
Have been out with Captain Nick on a few different occasions. Day trips and sunset sails are always great. Nick and Kelly are great hosts. Both very knowledgeable about the boat and the Tampa Bay Area. Great for a nice relaxing sail on the water or if you’re interested in being a bit more hands on Nick can teach you a few things about how to sail, and what it’s like living and sailing on the boat. Plenty of great sailing adventures and stories to share and just all around great people. You’re not just going on a charter and hiring a captain you’re making new friends.
Jeffrey Schuldinger
Jeffrey Schuldinger
2023-11-10
We had an amazing time! Booked for a birthday and we did a sunset cruise in the bay. Captain Nick is amazing, funny and knowledgeable.
Jocelyn Witte
Jocelyn Witte
2023-09-19
We booked our engagement shoot on the Satori and had the most amazing time! The photos are absolutely beautiful.
Nate Meier
Nate Meier
2023-08-28
Absolutely great experience. Bucket list activity. Nick has the experience to handle his craft and any situation.

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Questions? Special Requests? Please don’t hesitate to ask. We specialize in Sailboat Photoshoots, Sailboat Proposals, and Onboard Weddings. We will do whatever we can to accommodate any special occasion or custom departure time. Please Call, Text, or Email.

About us

Locally owned, St. Pete Sailing Charters offers Day Sails and Sunset Cruises in Tampa Bay. Our Morgan 44 foot Sailboat, Satori, is a beautiful Florida-built classic!  Owners Nick and Kelly spent several years sailing and exploring the Caribbean Islands. Their travels can be seen on the popular YouTube channel, ‘Sailing Satori.’ They have taken a break from sailing the world and have returned to Tampa Bay to raise a family and share their love of sailing. They have been written about in ‘Sailing’ magazine, hosted a filmed segment on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, and were most recently featured on Tampa’s Bay News 9 show, ‘Florida On a Tankful.’ If you’re looking for a great day on the water, you’ve come to the right place; come Aboard!

OUR YACHT - SATORI

St. Pete Sailing Charters - Satori Yacht
St. Pete Sailing Charters day sail - Satori Aft Deck
St. Pete Sailing Charters - Satori with passengers during sunset sail
St. Pete Sailing Charters - Satori foredeck full of pretty girls

This is Satori! She is a beautifully maintained Morgan 44 Center Cockpit monohull sailing yacht built right here in the Tampa Bay area. Her unique layout provides three distinct spaces onboard, providing guests privacy, comfort, and safety. Her rich natural teak wood trim is beautifully maintained and gives a classic, luxurious feel. It’s no wonder she is among the most photographed boats in Central Florida! 

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727 490 9015

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PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES

Sailboat Photography Package

If you’re here, you know Sailboat Photography shoots are big right now, and we want to make it easy for you. This is perfect for engagement photos, graduation pictures, vacation photos, or getting together with family and friends. It includes a two-hour Daysail and Professional Photography.

Starting at $795

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Express 1-hr Photoshoot

Are you short on time or budget? Our Express Photoshoot will get you out on the water to give you just what you need—that perfect shot! We will motor out of the marina to provide you with that “open ocean” backdrop. This includes a one-hour Daysail and Professional Photography.

Due to the time constraints, the sails may not be deployed with this package. Have your own Photographer? no problem, contact us to make arrangements.

 

Starting at $595

Ultimate Sailboat Proposal Package

There is no better way to ask the big question than onboard a beautiful sailboat. Our Ultimate Sailboat Proposal Package will take care of everything except the ring. This includes a two-hour Daysail, our Luxury Picnic Package, Professional Photography, and a surprise “Will You Marry Me” banner that rolls out with the sail. Make it an event she will never forget! (additional add-on options are available)

Starting at $995

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Boushie Boat Brunch + Photography

Alright, you Brunch Babes, this is the sail for you! Grab your besties and jump onboard for an afternoon you won’t forget—because it will be all over your Instagram. This includes a two-hour Daysail, Luxury Picnic Package with Mimosas, and Professional Photography. Everyone gets the model experience on this trip! Perfect for Bachelorette parties, Girls Trips, or an afternoon with family and friends.

 

Starting at $895

F.A.Q.

3 days. If you cancel within 3 days of departure, 100% of your booking price will be charged. If the captain must cancel due to weather, there is no charge to you.

 

We do this full time and this is our livelihood year round. Many other operators are seasonal, retired, or owners just trying to pay for their personal expenses of owning a boat. Our vessel is documented and registered under our business’s LLC and used solely for business operation. Many have paid Captains who do not have the same expectations of quality that us as owner/operators have. We take your satisfaction personally.

Only during extremely cold weather are boat shoes acceptable. I’ll email the day of if shoes are ok. Otherwise, we require bare feet. We don’t wear shoes in our home and we don’t wear shoes on our yacht. You won’t find a cleaner charter vessel in all of Tampa Bay. (We’re neat freaks!) Lick the bottom of your shoes in front of me and I’ll allow them aboard.

Yes. Soft-sided coolers only. Red wine or other staining beverages are NOT allowed. If your cooler is large and has wheels and handlebars, it’s too big and NOT allowed. Glass bottles are OK. Glass stemware (wine glasses) NOT OK. Drinking is encouraged, but getting sloppy drunk is not.

Yes, but please… no items that are greasy, drippy, or saucy. Remember, this is a sailboat and there is wind. Light weight items (lids, plastic, paper) will want to fly out of your hands. Finger foods rule. Leave the refrigerator at home. We recommend beverages only. For a no-fuss snack onboard, add our “Luxury Picnic Package” at checkout and let us handle it for you.

No. Our vessel is not equipped to handle the needs of a non human aboard. A monkey bit me once during a sail

The half day, 1/4 day, and sunset cruises sail in Tampa Bay, mostly near downtown St. Petersburg  and in the waters between Tampa and the Skyway Bridge. We are usually never farther than a few miles from shore at any time.

If it is raining or the winds are sustained over 25 mph, we will cancel the cruise and try to reschedule if possible. If during our cruise we have to come back early due to weather, we will prorate the charge. Please trust the Captain’s decision when it comes to weather or conditions. Safety of our guests and the vessel are top priority.

No. 6 Maximum as per Coast Guard regulations. Even if we had a 60′ vessel, still regulated to 6 passengers unless vessel is purposely built for commercial use and is issued a C.O.I. (Certificate of Inspection). Yes.. a small child or infant has a soul (most of the time) and counts as a person.

We see dolphins 90% of the time but cannot guarantee it. Barking like a dog or monkey sounds do attract dolphins. Pelican sightings are guaranteed.