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If you want to go... We can sail there...

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Hey! Thanks for visiting our website! We would be thrilled to have you check us out and then come on down to the Keys for a swim & sail "cruiser" style experience! Our Air Bnb page has lots of references (https://abnb.me/9GPEKexi9) and our YouTube channel @Sail to Utopia has lots of videos to show you what you've been missing!

Come on down, the water is sooooo nice!

Now Sailing in the Florida Keys!!!

Spiny Lobster season 

August 6, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Come charter with us & learn to catch (& EAT) your own lobster!!!

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 Utopia & Majestic

Our "mother ship" is a 1982 Morgan 416 41' Out Island "Owners edition" cruising yacht. Majestic is the 1975 414 predecessor, used initially by the Annapolis, Tulane, and St. Marks NROTC. The Morgan Out Island sailboats were designed by Charlie Morgan and built near my hometown, Clearwater, Florida. Lovingly called "Fat bottom girls" they are extremely stable sailing vessels designed for the Caribbean Sea. They are 41.6' long, 13.8' wide, with a draft of 4'2. These dimensions, and the modified full keel make them supremely suited for cruising in the Caribbean, which includes the waters around our Florida Keys. We are ketch rigged, which increases our sail area for a great stable ride. 


Below decks, our V-berth, at the bow, comfortably sleeps 2 tall adults. The forward head is complete with a fresh water shower. The dinette is adjustable to sleep another 2 tall adults, and the settee sleeps 1(only available on Utopia). Your crew lives in the aft cabin. Our galley has both propane and electric cooking appliances, and an outdoor propane grill. We have an awesome refridgeration system, including making ice.

We added a CruiseRO reverse osmosis watermaker so we never run out of fresh delicious water, solar panels generate sufficient power to keep our batteries always topped up so you can charge your personal electronics via our 12 volt (like a car charger) wired-in USB outlets, or plugged into our large capacity power inverter.

Not shown in this stock diagram is hard-top bimini over the cockpit and a dive ladder at the stern.

Our Trips

Have another destination in mind?

Destination Adventure Travel

As cruisers for many years, we have the knowledge, skills, and experiential backgrounds to sail you to the destination of your dreams! Your availability is our only time constraint! 


Don't have a destination in mind? We can discuss trip options that will fit your needs! 


Some cruisers spend all their time exploring the wonders of the Florida Keys! Check us out on Google Earth! We love exploring the Atlantic reefs and the back bays of Florida Bay. We can stay off the grid indefinitely, or change gears drop anchor near shore and dinghy in to enjoy the awesome music scene we have up and down the Keys!


Our home base is Marathon in the Florida Keys. We have the total flexibility to meet you at an alternate nearby location. 


Snorkeling

Experienced? Novice? We have been in, under, and on the water for a lifetime. If learning to snorkel is your dream, we can make that happen! Teaching you to snorkel is about your desire to explore the world beneath the sea. If you can swim at the beach, you can snorkel at whatever location we cruise to. Tell us how you learn best and we can help you find her secrets!


If you have snorkel gear that works for you, please bring it along! If not, we have a supply of masks & fins and will be sure of "fit" before we head out on your adventure!


When cruising, entering and exiting the boat requires your ability to climb a ladder of a few steps whether boarding the dinghy or dipping into the sea...

Spiny Lobster

Ever caught your own lobster dinner? 

This could be the day! 

We catch our own "bugs" in waters 6-8' deep. Our boat carries a Florida fishing license that includes our guests, so no need to buy the out-of-state license if you are with us!


Never caught a "bug"? We are happy to teach you the tricks, and provide the necessary equipment!


Lobstering is available during our charters starting with Mini-season, the last Wednesday/Thursday every July, and again during the annual 8 month long season starting August 6th and ending March 31st every year.


Our guests are licensed to collect through our FWC vessel fishing license, so as long as you are our guest, you're legal!


Please request more lobstering information via our contact page!

Curious about the cruising lifestyle?

Jay and I are happy to share, discuss, educate, and problem solve cruising life joys and pains...


Want to learn practical sailing? Or just get a feel for how this amazing lifestyle can work for you? We got you! We haven't been around the world, but we have been around the islands a few times. Just discussing your thoughts and sharing our real-life experiences with you can make all the difference!


We have both been mentors in our previous work lives, and love to share our adventures and our life onboard! 


Please request more information via our contact page!

Charter Rates

Compare packages & click select to contact us. Max Number of passenger varies per vessel.

50% down payment to reserve your trip

7 day prior to departure cancellation policy


$1899

3 days/2 nights

2 guests

additional guests $30 each

To Reef & Bahia Honda

Fishing & L​obstering (in season)

Snorkel gear & Meals included (BYOB)

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$2399

4 days/3 nights

2 guests

additional guests $30 each

To Reefs, Bahia Honda, Back Bay, or John Pennekamp

Fishing & Lobstering (in season)

Snorkel gear & Meals included (BYOB)

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$2899

5 days/4 nights

2 guests

additional guests $60 each 

To Reefs,  Bahia Honda, Key West, Marquesas Keys, or John Pennekamp

Fishing & Lobstering (in season)

Snorkel gear & Meals included (BYOB)

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Private charter Day Trips

Sombrero Reef 4-6 hours 

Sail out to Sombrero Reef for snorkeling and relaxing (we have sanitized gear to loan!)

$400.00

Lobstering 4-6 hours

Come to our secret lobstering hole and grab a bug! We have a fishing license to cover you, and skills to teach you the tricks!

$400.00

Looe Key Reef 8 hours

Deep water reef with large variety of fishes & Corals. Closer to the Gulf Stream, still shallow enough to snorkel! Lunch included!

$800.00

Private Sunset Cruise

Sunsets never disappoint! 2.5 hours

Sail out to the sunset and enjoy our Tropical Utopia cocktail!

$300.00​

Catered Sunset

Sail out to the sunset and enjoy a catered meal of your choosing! Tropical Utopia sunset cocktail included! (menu is seasonal)

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6 to 12

Our max capacity is 6 guests per boat, however we have two Morgan 41 Out Island sailboats! If your party is larger we can help up to 12!

 


Get "blown away" with wedding by Sail to Utopia!

We love the romance of a wedding at sea, on the reef, underwater, on the beach... Parties of 6 or less per boat... 12 or less you can book both of our boats and we will "raft up" for the ceremony!

Private wedding & honeymoon plans? Book one of our sailing packages and the ceremony is our gift to you!

Disbursement of Ashes

The circle of life... For those who are drawn to the sea there is not a more peaceful thought than letting your earthly remains dwell in her for eternity... Florida State law dictates that ashes may only be disbursed 3 nautical miles from shore. We can accommodate 6-12 passengers (two boats) for your private ceremony. Capt Terry is an ordained minister, available to compassionately assist you. 

We are here for you in your time of grief.

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Healthy Meals & Snacks

Non-GMO! Gluten-free? Vegan? Omnivore? Paleo? Keto?Carnivore?

We eat a healthy, organic, GF diet we call "Flexitarian"! When you book your dream adventure we will have a set of menu options that you choose before we depart! This is your dream trip after all.

When you decide to book we will email you a diet survey. When we are cruising in remote areas we can't "run to the store" as we may do at home. To ensure you have a successful vacation, we want to be prepared!

Pet friendly

We travel with a small, "uber" friendly service dog. Jack is neutered, and always "up-to-date" medically for foreign travel. 

If you travel with a pet, that has a Veterinary travel health certification, and you are able to lift your pet the 4.5' height to the top cabin step, contact us about bringing your pet along.

Jack is "astroturf" trained, and can teach your dog to relieve itself while cruising! 

If you travel with other potentially "boat-friendly" animals, please contact us in advance!

No Crocodiles, Please!!!

Weddings

If you both love the sea, there isn't a more special romantic place to share your forever moment than on the water. Capt. Terry is an ordained Non-denominational minister, as well as a Florida Notary. (So we have multiple legal ways to complete your marriage license!) We are happy to sail with as many as 6 passengers for your nuptials. Whatever dreams you have for your moment... contact us and we will do our best to make your dreams come true!

Disbursement of Ashes

The circle of life is the only guarantee we get in this world... If your deceased loved one shared our love of the sea, we would be honored to assisting in placing their Cremeans in the sea. Please contact us about available options...

The Great Florida Reef, know as the "Keys" is the third largest barrier reef in the world! It's the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. Sombrero Reef is 4 miles off the city of Marathon-our home base. We cruise east to Key Largo's many reefs, including Christ of the Abyss! And, we sail south to Key West, the Marquesas Keys & Ft. Jefferson.

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary supports a mooring buoy system to help boaters enjoy visiting the reef without destroying the corals by anchoring. From the Upper to Lower Keys there are 490 moorings spread over the 25 marked reefs. Reef-building corals grow in long rows with sandy tunnels between.

 

In Search of Christ of the Abyss!!

Our Online Store

Enjoy our artistic endeavors that flow with the sea... 

Recycled, re-purposed, and re-used for your enjoyment!

Ask us about any speciality creatures or bag sizes that will make you happy!

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For Sale! 

Contact us for more details!

YellowBird

Our most recent addition to the Sail to Utopia fleet is YellowBird! She is a 1964 ChrisCraft Sail Yacht #78/80 and the first fiberglass boat and first sailboat built by the famous ChrisCraft Brothers! I originally acquired her in 2009, and she has been re-fit from stem to stern. She boasts a Mercedes 220D marinized engine, new sails, and many other modern updates. Her sailing attitude intact, she rolls thru the waves like the lady she is!

Price dropped to $39,900.00

now listed at $35,900 

We are Motivated to sell!!

video tour below



Come on a video tour!

YellowBird is FOR SALE!!

Get in touch!

Address

35 Sombrero Blvd

Slips 24 & 26

Marathon, FL 33050

Contact

(727) 303-9664

[email protected]

Hours

Sailing by advance reservation only. 2 night/3 day minimum private charters max 4 adults (6 passengers with small children).

NO Walk-ups

Social

This site is always gonna be "under construction"!

I have happily made lots of contacts with new friends and potentially, guests for our cruising vacations. I wanted to offer some content that would give you ideas about we offer, and let you know that we are willing to explore any ideas or dreams you might have for a sailing vacation! We have a FaceBook page "Sail.to.Utopia" and a YouTube channel "Sail to Utopia!" and an Instagram account...you guessed it Sail to Utopia! Join us there for updates! Our second Morgan 41 Out Island (s/v Majestic pictured here, as we found her) is being totally refit, for your cruising comfort! We are nearly complete in her "re-fit" a new "up-date" video is in the making!

Check back often... I have more to add!

Capt. Terry 09/11/2020