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Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails

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Address: 2 Marina Plz, Dock E, Slip 20, Sarasota, FL 34236-8919
Phone Number: +1 941-870-4349
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Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans are luxurious 12 and 20 passenger sail cats,...

Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans are luxurious 12 and 20 passenger sail cats, providing "The Perfect Getaway", including Romantic Sunset Sails, Dolphin Watches, Egmont Key Excursions, Combination Kayaking / Nature Sails, Private & Corporate Charters, Ash Scattering Memorials and Special Event / Wedding Sails.

Sailing from 4 locations: downtown Sarasota / Siesta Key, Longboat Key & Anna Maria Island, Florida (year round) and Sandy Hook, New Jersey (June-September).

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Great Day on the Water

My family of 4 booked the 5 hour Egmont Key trip on a Tuesday in early November. We met the Catamaran at Keyes Marina in Holmes beach and it turned out that we were the only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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148 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 4 booked the 5 hour Egmont Key trip on a Tuesday in early November. We met the Catamaran at Keyes Marina in Holmes beach and it turned out that we were the only passengers. Captain Fred is a great guy. He gave us some suggestions and left the day up to us. The boat was a perfect... More 

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Egmont Key Adventure from Anna Maria Island, Florida. As the Florida State Parks System says- the best part of Florida is the natural part. Very few are ever disappointed with a trip out to Egmont Key. I will tell Captain Fred of your kind review and than you for sailing with us. More 

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a two hour slot to see the sun set, but mainly to see some wild dolphins. We were greeted at the agreed time by our captain Steve and he immediately made us feel welcome on the trip. We went out despite the weather looking not at its best and Steve explained clearly all the local sites on our... More 

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Sunset Sail / Dolphin Watch. USUALLY we see dolphins on all of our trips whether from Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key or downtown Sarasota. (Providing we don't catch them on their lunch hour or union coffee break- they are reliable partners.) All of our sails are "dolphin watches" since they are... More 

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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took our kids and both sets of grand parents on the this trip, and everyone enjoyed the snorkeling, kayaking, and just sailing aroung on the Catamaran. The lunch wasn't bad either!

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Terrific to hear! Thank you for saying so. Our "Adventure" trips are favorites and with good cause. They are easy and simple fun. We offer a simple picnic lunch, a beautiful, fun, safe, clean boat, lots of water toys (snorkeling equipment and kayaks) and crew who love their jobs! Whether going to Egmont Key, Sarasota or Longboat Passes, we promise... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Unfortunately we didn't seeIng manatees or dolphins. Captain Steve said this was because the waters had been busy over the holiday weekend and the animals might be more shy than usual. This is understandable. He said he'd only had 4 trips in the last year where nothing was seen. Kay Dee is reasonably priced but there are more expensive companies... More 

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you got skunked on your Dolphin Watch. That's life. The captain's always try to find them (and usually it is not too hard to do, to be honest). We are very fortunate to have lots of dolphins, manatees, turtles, rays and birds in Florida. All that said- sometimes you strike out. We call it a "Dolphin Watch"... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My husband, his parents and I took the 5 hour trip to Egmont Key. We met the boat at Key Marina in Holmes Beach at 10 AM and returned by 3 PM. The day was gorgeous which is always a plus. The boat is very comfortable with more than enough seating for the maximum 6 people allowed. Our party of... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We took a half day tour, longboat pass with kayaking, snorkeling and more. Captain Steve was superb, informative, friendly, professional. We where a family of three, two adults and one child (8 yrs). We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour, loved that we had the option of kayaking and snorkeling. We spent a good time in Florida this summer and this... More 

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Longboat Pass Adventure 1/2 day sail, swim, kayak and snorkeling trip. Our "Adventure" sails from all of our locations are our favorites and our best overall value. Nothing beats boating in Florida's warm clear waters. Hopefully we'll see you again on board one day?! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Looked for something nice and memorable to celebrate my wife's birthday and found this on trip advisor. The input was very helpful and very accurate. The trip was great and Captain Eddie did all he could to ensure we have a memorable time. It was peaceful, relaxing, and well worth it.

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our sunset sail out of Sarasota. Nothing beats a Gulf Sunset. I will tell Captain Eddie of your pleasure with him. More 

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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Captain Eddy at Sarasota is a great sailor. He absolutely took great care of us. There was 4 of us....and all of us was the first time on a sail boat....and we LOVED it!!! Mamaw is 80 and always wanted to sail....so she marked it off of her bucket list!!!

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

That is a great review! We appreciate the Captain Eddie kudo's BUT the fact we fulfilled someone's "bucket list" item is the deal closer of closers for us! Thank you for sharing that with us and the world to see. We'll pass along your thanks to the Captain. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great morning sail with Captain Eddie. We kayaked, hunted for sea shells on a sand bar, saw dolphins and manatees and had a relaxing morning of sailing.

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Awesome. Captain Ed is the B-E-S-T! Thank you for sailing with us! More 

West Palm Beach, FL
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Went for 9A-1P Big Pass Adventure. He shared alot of info on the trip including the many homes of famous people who live on Bird Key. Got to spend an hour kayaking through the mangroves. Took lots of video and photos. The subs he brought for lunch were delicious. We then went looking for dolphin and were fortunate to see... More 

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our services. Our 1/2 day Adventure Sails are a summertime favorite- with good reason! The waters of the bay and the Gulf are inviting and entertaining. Add in a few water toys like a nice big boat to jump off of, kayaks, snorkel gear and Noodles and you have a safe simple... More 

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