We sail by appointment.  You reserve your time.  Sails are for two hours.  Sunset sails are generally an hour and a half before sunset.   There is a two person minimum fee.  Please call for pricing and availability  941-554-2190

We gladly  accept credit cards, and cash.     Your Captain and crew know CPR and basic first aid and are committed to your safety and welfare aboard the boat.

Times are approximate and weather and tide conditions dictate our float plan.

You can  take the wheel of Inspiration   or relax and enjoy the ride.  We invite you to do as much or as little as you want to do.

Weather permitting all sailing in the Gulf Of Mexico. .  Once you leave the jetty the water changes to a beautiful azure blue, fish, sea turtles, Dolphins, Manatees and occasional school of stingrays.   Get a great view of the beautiful white beaches and experience the Gulf with waves and wind sure to leave you inspired sailing Inspiration.  

Generally we sail 10 am to 12 pm, 12 pm to 2 pm, 2 pm-4 pm. 4-6 pm and sunset 1.5 hours before sunset.   

Ice water, soft drinks, beer, wine, champagne and light snacks are provided, you may bring your own cooler as long as it a soft sided cooler..   Dress appropriately for the time of year and time of day.  In the winter  It is recommended that you dress in layers and bring a light jacket, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.  In the afternoon sun it can get quite warm, conversely with cool water and wind it can get quite cool.  There is a Bimini to provide shade and a  comfortable cockpit and plenty of seating throughout the boat. with a  head ( the marine equivalent of a restroom).

There are also facilities and a world class restaurant the Crow’s Nest.     You will be instructed in our safety procedures before departing.  We will do our best to  tailor your experience to your expectations.


Gone are the days when new sailors wanted to learn how to sail by spending thousands of dollars and an intense three day sailing and classroom marathon at a remote location.  Actually they still exist but there is a much better way.  Now you can learn the basics of sailing, terminology, theory and practical insight ONLINE.  Skip the classroom,  transportation and lodging costs and work anywhere at your own pace.  Master the essentials before you get on the boat.  We know the curriculum and once you have passed a module and are ready for a sail the experience you get aboard Inspiration, a fast and comfortable Hunter 30, will reinforce what you learn online and prepare you for certification.

Using a combination of online study and practical experience with a knowledgeable Captain and instructor offers the greatest flexibility and best value  of any traditional method.  Take as long as you need, there is no time limit, the online courses do not expire and are professionally designed for ease of learning.  Schedule your time on the water at your convenience.  You get a free log book to log your sailing time, you can even log in using your smartphone.

There is no commitment, work at your own pace.  We are here to ensure your success.  The goal is to give you the skill level and confidence to handle a boat safely and get the maximum enjoyment out of sailing.  Still not sure?  Click on the NauticEd logo and take the first two classes FREE,.  You’ll take the wheel the first time out, when you feel how she responds, you’ll be hooked.

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