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Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails

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Address: 2 Marina Plaza, Dock E, Slip 20, Sarasota, FL 34236-8919
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Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans are luxurious passenger sailing catamarans,...

Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans are luxurious passenger sailing catamarans, providing "The Perfect Getaway", including Romantic Sunset Sails, Dolphin Watches, Egmont Key Adventures, Combination Kayaking / Nature Sails, Private & Corporate Charters, Ash Scattering Memorials and Special Event / Wedding Sails.

Sailing from 4 locations: downtown Sarasota / Siesta Key, Longboat Key & Anna Maria Island, Florida (year round) and Sandy Hook, New Jersey (June-September).

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Definitely take the half day adventure!

My husband and I took this trip with our 14 year old daughter and had a fantastic time! Steve the captain was a super host - he really went out of his way to make sure we had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took this trip with our 14 year old daughter and had a fantastic time! Steve the captain was a super host - he really went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. We started with a narrated tour of the bay, then did some kayaking in the mangrove channels (incredible), and... More 

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Sarasota Big Pass Adventure! Captain Steve is an asset to be sure. We try on each and every trip to get it right for your fun, comfort and safety. It is hard not to succeed when you have such a beautiful and unique environment to work in! I will pass along... More 

simson bay
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great time! Captain was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area.highly recommended!!! The bay is very calm and the sunsets are beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I took our parents out for an afternoon of dolphin watching from the Anna Maria location. (BTW we are a family with middle age children, not teen-agers.) The captain was knowledgeable and friendly, telling us about the history and features of Anna Maria Island. We did see dolphins several times in our two hour trip, thanks to... More 

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Terrific! We call them Dolphin Watches and in fact we are always watching out for them on all of our trips. Most every time we get to see some, which never gets old. I will tell Captain Fred of your kind words. Thanks for sailing with us. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Just had my first, and hopefully not my last, sunset cruise on KathleenD out of Anna Maria. Boat is well appointed, comfortable and beautiful on the water. We had Captain Fred who is very welcoming and experienced. If you have not tried his cruise you are missing out on a wonderful adventure.

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our services. It is hard to beat a Florida Sunset Sail. Being refugees ourselves from the northern tier, we still find it amazing just being out sailing in January!! I will pass along your kind words to Captain Fred. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I'm writing this while pulling back into dock. Steve and Russel are spectacular. Not only amazing captain/co-captains but extremely friendly and knowledgeable about everything in the area. I've been in a few cruises in the area and this was hands down the best by far. I would recommend this to anyone...looking where else!

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KathleenD3, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our services. When you love what you do, it shows. I will pass along your nice comments to the captains. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Tracy was an excellent host. The boat is in great shape. We motored out and sailed back. Always amazed at how the cats handle. Expert seaman and very personable. Would definitely return. May ask for charter into gulf next time.

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Thank Richfromanderson
KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thanks... it was a nice trip. Wish we had sailed both ways, but sometimes the winds don't blow. We can sail out to the Gulf on our longer trips so if that is your pleasure be sure to indicate so when making a reservation so the ladies can get you on the right program to do so. Thanks to all... More 

Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My family of 4 booked the 5 hour Egmont Key trip on a Tuesday in early November. We met the Catamaran at Keyes Marina in Holmes beach and it turned out that we were the only passengers. Captain Fred is a great guy. He gave us some suggestions and left the day up to us. The boat was a perfect... More 

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Egmont Key Adventure from Anna Maria Island, Florida. As the Florida State Parks System says- the best part of Florida is the natural part. Very few are ever disappointed with a trip out to Egmont Key. I will tell Captain Fred of your kind review and than you for sailing with us. More 

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We booked a two hour slot to see the sun set, but mainly to see some wild dolphins. We were greeted at the agreed time by our captain Steve and he immediately made us feel welcome on the trip. We went out despite the weather looking not at its best and Steve explained clearly all the local sites on our... More 

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Sunset Sail / Dolphin Watch. USUALLY we see dolphins on all of our trips whether from Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key or downtown Sarasota. (Providing we don't catch them on their lunch hour or union coffee break- they are reliable partners.) All of our sails are "dolphin watches" since they are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We took our kids and both sets of grand parents on the this trip, and everyone enjoyed the snorkeling, kayaking, and just sailing aroung on the Catamaran. The lunch wasn't bad either!

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Terrific to hear! Thank you for saying so. Our "Adventure" trips are favorites and with good cause. They are easy and simple fun. We offer a simple picnic lunch, a beautiful, fun, safe, clean boat, lots of water toys (snorkeling equipment and kayaks) and crew who love their jobs! Whether going to Egmont Key, Sarasota or Longboat Passes, we promise... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Unfortunately we didn't seeIng manatees or dolphins. Captain Steve said this was because the waters had been busy over the holiday weekend and the animals might be more shy than usual. This is understandable. He said he'd only had 4 trips in the last year where nothing was seen. Kay Dee is reasonably priced but there are more expensive companies... More 

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KathleenDSailing, Owner at Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Day Sails, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you got skunked on your Dolphin Watch. That's life. The captain's always try to find them (and usually it is not too hard to do, to be honest). We are very fortunate to have lots of dolphins, manatees, turtles, rays and birds in Florida. All that said- sometimes you strike out. We call it a "Dolphin Watch"... More 

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