Explore Excursion Samples aboard the Nellie:

Dry Tortugas: The Grand Nellie is one of the few sailing vessels authorized to anchor at Ft. Jefferson, giving our guests unlimited access to the Fort and other keys in the Marquesas.

Looe Key: Explore “God’s fish tank,” so-called for the vibrant reefs that attract hundreds of tropical fish, turtles, dolphins and other unique reef-life not often spotted at other popular snorkeling sites.

Atlantic Reef & Boca Grande Adventure Sail: Experience the breadth of the sea life in the Keys in this 2-3 day adventure that takes passengers from ocean reefs to uninhabited islands.

Ultimate Keys Experience: Combine these excursions, or make your own, for a 3, 5 or 7-day adventure sailing cruise that explores parts of the keys rarely touched by humans.

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Explore your options on our Sample Excursions page.

 Sailing Excursions

Adventure Sailing

When adventure calls to your spirit, the Schooner Grand Nellie answers with ourCustomized Sailing Adventure Charters. Uncover remote Key West aboard the Grand Nellie, a classically-designed schooner offering modern conveniences, and a 20-year history of sailing the high seas and less-traveled places. Grand Nellie will help you reach less-explored islands in the Florida Keys for fishing, snorkeling, exploring or relaxing while watching dolphins and sea turtles swim alongside.

Offering unparalleled sailing adventures in the waters surrounding the lower Florida Keys, the Grand Nellie offers day, weekend and week-long charter excursions for couples, families or friends traveling together – virtually any group looking for a customized adventure sailing cruise.

Our custom-designed adventure sailing packages allow you to discover the unknown keys in a charter experience offering unparalleled experiences. With bunking for 14 to 20 people, a full galley, a fully-outfitted head and air conditioning for times at anchor, the Schooner Grand Nellie delivers a full sailing experience interspersed with exploration. Explore our Excursion Sample page and start planning for your next sailing adventure charter.


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