Did you know that you can learn to sail in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach?

You can sail however you like in the area, whether you want to earn ASA Certification, do some of the sailing yourself, or sit back and embody relaxation while experiencing true freedom on the water. From a tour of a few hours to multi-day trips, you can customize your sail to be a working adventure or a luxurious experience…or both.

Punta Gorda Sailing

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Sailboat on water, from Punta Gorda SailingPunta Gorda Sailing offers public or private cruises of all kinds, including Sunset sails, six-hour day sails, and Private Overnight Adventures. You can even customize a three-hour trip. They also offer both private and public Christmas Canal Tours during the month of December.

Smoke and Roses Sailing Charters

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Smoke and Roses Sailing Charters offers Sunset cruises and half- and full-day sails to the Gulf islands. In December, they offer private two-hour Christmas Light Cruises featuring festive music, snacks, and hot beverages for up to 6 people. They have literally circumnavigated the globe, so you may also catch a few fascinating stories.

Charlotte Harbor Sailing

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If you’re looking for a more hands-on experience, Charlotte Harbor Sailing offers both ASA Certified Sailing lessons and Private Informal Lessons, either aboard their 31’ Catalina or on your own boat. They also have captained charters that allow you to do as much or as little of the actual sailing as you like.

Gulf Coast Sailing and Cruising School

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Gulf Coast Sailing and Cruising School offers ASA Certified Sailing lessons from basic to advanced, from day-only up to live-aboard classes. They are happy to combine courses and work with couples going for their ASA Certifications while enjoying vacation time in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach.

Yatching Vacations Charters

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Sunrise over the intracoastal waterway near Don Pedro Island in Punta Gorda/Englewood BeachYachting Vacations Charters (offered by Gulf Coast Sailing) features bareboat charters and day sails. Enjoy the prime sailing in the open-but-protected waters of Charlotte Harbor and make a stop at Fishermen’s Village or Boca Grande or head over to Cayo Costa or Cabbage Key.


Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is a great place to raise your sails and cruise to a great time. See you out on the water!