Sailing is a fun, safe, accessible and affordable sport that welcomes participation from people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities. There are many reasons why you should sailing in Sanibel Island. Sailing is an invigorating sport that offers many rewards, not the least of which is that it’s simply so much fun. Imagine white sails billowing against a Sanibel Island’s clear sky, the brisk feel of the breeze on your face, and the gentle motions of the boat as it cleanly slices through the water.
While sailing is a great way to enjoy the sea, it also requires you to be an active participant more than almost any other type of boating. When you sailing, you’ll not only become intimately familiar with all aspects of your boat, but also how your boat relates to its environment in terms of everything from the wind to the weather.
At Sanibel Island. you can sail North to Upper Captiva in Pine Island Sound where the water is more protected but has the wind for a spirited sail, or out into the Gulf of Mexico. Cruising along the beach watching the sunbathers admire the beautiful boat you are sailing and racing the dolphins as they jump in your wake is a great way to start the day. If the wind is up and the tide is high we can circumnavigate North Captiva Island, that’s about a 17 mile sail in 3 hours.
If you would care to take the entire day (a seven hour sail), you could go to Cabbage Key for lunch or enjoy the solitude of a beach lunch on Cayo Costa, a state park, where you can swim beside manatees, shell, snorkel, sunbathe or none of the above for a couple of hours. We can tow the dingy and stop at a secluded beach on Upper Captiva or just sail up to Boca Grande for an extended (nine hour) full day sail