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 to Atlantis V Charters in Tarpon Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $31, you get a 4.5-hour sailing outing with nonalcoholic refreshments (a $62.50 value).
- For $47, you get an 8.5-hour sailing outing (a $95.83 value).
Aboard a 45-foot yacht helmed by an all-volunteer captain and crew, Atlantis V Charters' passengers pursue ocean-based adventure and education during sailing trips designed to engage guests of all ages. Half- and full-day excursions sail landlubbers around Anclote Key Preserve State Park, sometimes with occasional stops to the key's beaches, 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, which boasts verdant foliage, a towering 1887 lighthouse, and sandy beaches. The boat's crew also stocks snorkeling equipment for underwater sightseeing as well as palate-quenching refreshments—water, soda, and fresh fruit—for the half-day trip and a box lunch is available for purchase with the full-day outing. All proceeds from the trip go toward Foundation Youth's sailing program, which is designed to provide free sailing lessons for kids.
Atlantis V Charters
Atlantis V Charters donates all of its proceeds to the Never Say Never Foundation, 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 50-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 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.