Sailors have to be experts at knot tying, from securing the vessel with a tight anchor bend to securing the captain after he succumbs to madness and tries to eat his own hook hand. Set sail with the experts with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a Charlotte Harbor sunset cruise for two (a $40 value)
- $40 for a Charlotte Harbor sunset cruise for four (an $80 value)
Passengers hop aboard the Calusa Queen at the Burnt Store Marina 45 minutes before sunset, and Captain Will Olds steers the vessel west toward the picturesque waters of Charlotte Harbor. The 90-minute cruise floats along the Burnt Store Marina Channel to the Charlotte Harbor, providing views of Matlacha Pass and Cape Haze as the sun melts into the horizon. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase onboard.
Captain Will Olds is an aquatic Renaissance man. The U.S. Coast Guard master mariner has dedicated his life to the water—from time spent piloting charter boats across Lake Superior to his days teaching boat safety at the Chapman School of Seamanship—and to his passion for history and the natural world. The multitalented skipper translates his many skills into a daily roster of eco-tours and excursions that whisk visitors along the fluvial highways of southern Florida.
From behind the wheel of his trusted ship, the Calusa Queen, the captain delivers entertaining and educational anecdotes along with views of Charlotte Harbor Estuary and Cape Haze. While not included in this offer, the Matlacha Art Community cruise features stops on terra firma to visit local galleries, and the Peace River Eco-Tour and Cruise wends through a nature preserve for a peek at manatees, alligators, and dolphins. Named for the Native American peoples of Florida’s southwest coast, the ship is inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and can hold up to 28 passengers along with their spare sets of sea legs.
What some people are buzzing about:
The sunset cruises are fabulous and the fact that we frequently see manatee and dolphins is amazing.Anna C, TripAdvisor, 1/15/13
97% of 506 customers recommend
“Try it, you'll like it.”
“Capt Will and Bunny are awesome and so knowledgeable. The sunset cruise was beautiful. Can't wait to take another cruise with them.”
“Great evening!! captain was very witty which made the experience even better! Sunset was amazing, luckily it was a clear sky and a lovely warm breeze! Would...”
“Great evening!! captain was very witty which made the experience even better! Sunset was amazing, luckily it was a clear sky and a lovely warm breeze! Would definitely go again with a groupon! Thanks !!!! ”
Burnt Store Marina
3192 Matecumbe Key Road
Punta Gorda, Florida 33955