The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature's phone with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $31 for a 4.5-hour sailing outing (a $62.50 value)
- $47 for an 8.5-hour sailing outing (a $95.83 value)
Half- and full-day sailing trips explore Anclote Key Preserve State Park while the captain answers questions about the ocean's resources and teaches guests to greet dolphins in their native tongue, Old English. During some trips, attendees can be ferried in a dinghy to the island, and some trips may include stops at the key's beaches. The boat's crew also stocks snorkeling equipment for underwater sightseeing, as well as refreshments—water, soda, and fresh fruit—for the half-day trip. A box lunch is available for purchase during the full-day outing.
Atlantis V Charters
Atlantis V Charters donates all of its proceeds to a foundation for youth sailing, which leads free sailing lessons for children. Similarly, the company's captains and crew volunteer their time and refuse payment. Instead, the expert sailors profit from fostering awareness of the ocean's beauty, wildlife, and resources. They welcome passengers aboard a 45-foot classic world-cruising sailing yacht; half- or all-day charters and short sunset tours are available. During these journeys, the captains answer questions and teach passengers about the dolphins that frequently swim alongside the boat. Using a dinghy, the crew also takes passengers around Anclote Island. If weather permits, they walk across sandy beaches, view an 1887 lighthouse, and discover underwater habitats using snorkeling gear.
To reap nature’s bounty, the company also leads fishing trips aboard a 20-foot Proline fishing boat. With all the necessary bait and tackle, a wildlife instructor teaches beginners the basics of baiting and casting, while helping more experienced fishermen reel in their catches and enjoy the water.