"Pelican" is a very well maintained 2008 Island Packet 370 sailing yacht that was built to ABYC Standards right here in Florida. Island Packet Yachts was featured in Volume II of Ferenc Mate's renowned book "The Worlds Best Sailboats". Its luxury craftsmanship and superior build are obvious as soon as you step aboard, you won't be disappointed. Our photo albums here, on facebook and instagram show the excellent condition of the vessel and the types of activities one can expect. U.S. Coast Guard regulated and Insured for Charter work. Vessel meets or exceeds the Coast Guard safety requirements for Charter.
Let us know what you are interested in seeing or doing and we can set up your cruise to your liking. We can spend all day away from the city sightseeing on the bay then anchored for a bar-b-que and a swim or take a downtown cruise by the skyline, South Beach and millionaires row. Reefs and wrecks are off shore so it requires a calm day with winds of less than 10 knots for it to be pleasant at those destinations. Over 10 knots of wind off shore the waves quickly increase and visibility becomes poor for snorkeling. This boat is built to sail around the world in all weather, but you probably won't enjoy rough seas. Inside the bay we sail in winds of up to 30 knots. In very light wind we can slowly ghost along or if we have a destination in mind we can motor sail to make good time. Charter start time is flexible, let us know what works best for you and we will accommodate. For instance if you want a full day sail with the sunset included we can start at noon and end at 8:00 PM. Night sailing is very pleasant as well.
More details about our cruises on the Charter Rates page and Biscayne National Park page.
Coast Guard Licensed Captain, Required Safety Equipment, Charter Insurance, Fuel, Ice, Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, Starbucks Coffee, Selection of Fine Teas, Plates, Cups, Cutlery, Napkins, Paper Towels, Trash Bags, Spices, Bar B Que Grill, Gas Stove and Oven, Cooler, Refrigerator, Deck Chairs, Fresh Towels, Blue tooth speakers, Snorkel Gear.
We have used snorkel gear to lend or with advance notice we can provide you with a new snorkel kit for 40.00 which is yours to keep.
Your are welcome to bring any food items you wish and use the on board facilities for cooking or we can cater for you. We always recommend keeping it simple for the greater enjoyment of your time and the Captain is always happy to assist with the bar-b-que.
Captain Jules C. Robinson is U.S. Coast Guard Master 100 Ton with Near Coastal and Sailing endorsements. With 25 years sailing experience he is sure to show you a very safe and good time out on the water. Capt. Jules is originally from Philadelphia having moved to Miami in 1984. He is first generation Colombian American and is fluent in Spanish. His ancestors tracing back to Ireland, England, Poland and Spain on both his mother's and father's side has a lineage of sea captains dating back hundreds of years. He spends his free time enjoying museums, national parks, historic sites, coffee shops, hiking, snorkeling, playing the guitar and clowning around. He loves to teach about everything and anything he knows so if you want to know more about playing a musical instrument, South Florida history, local ecosystems, the many complex systems on the boat etc..etc... or if you would like to get your hands on the wheel for a sailing lesson he will be more than happy to share is knowledge.
You can see the Captain in action in the gallery below.