Sailors learn to be experts at knot tying, from securing the vessel with a tight anchor hitch 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 90-minute Charlotte Harbor Sunset Cruise for two (a $40 total value)
- $38 for a 90-minute Charlotte Harbor Sunset Cruise for four (an $80 total value)
Passengers hop aboard the Calusa Queen at the Burnt Store marina 45 minutes before sunset and Captain Will Olds steers the vessel westward to the picturesque waters of Charlotte Harbor. The cruise then heads south past Cap Haze, Gallagher Keys, and Little Cape Haze, before floating along the Boca Grande Channel as the sun melts into the horizon.
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.