Trips around the Keys

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The Schooner Grand Nellie offers customized Florida Keys charter sailing trips to a variety of locations around the Florida Keys. Explore our sample itineraries here.

Atlantic Reef & Boca Grande Adventure Sail

Experience the breadth of the keys water life in this 2-3 day adventure that takes passengers from the large, open reefs of the Florida Straits to the uninhabited island and untouched beauty of Boca Grande island west of Key West. Snorkel, swim or fish the reefs of the Atlantic, and then sail towards the remote keys west of Key West, for a true desert island experience with beach walking, kayaking and swimming.

Ultimate Keys Experience

Combine these trips, or create your own adventure, for a 3, 5 or 7-day sailing cruise that explores the depths of the Atlantic, the barren shores of keys rarely seen by humans, the magic of mangrove hideaways surrounding the islands. We can customize your adventure charter sailboat trip to explore a variety of ecosystems teeming with marine life and wildlife. Enjoy fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, relaxing and sailing on an unforgettable journey through the Keys.

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Looe Key

This one-day charter sails our guests to “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. Still rich in hard-to-find coral like the endangered Elkhorn coral, Looe key is one of the richest snorkeling and dive sites in the Keys. Enjoy a day sail to the reef for some magnificent snorkeling. Return the same day, or spend the night relaxing and stargazing, then enjoy a sail back the next day.

Dry Tortugas Sailing Charters

A 3-6 day adventure sail to the Dry Tortugas, with overnight stays at the Marquesas keys along the way, offers passengers the chance to experience the “live-aboard” sailing life while exploring rarely visited keys.  The Schooner Grand Nellie is one of the few sailing vessels authorized to anchor at Fort Jefferson, the US National Park and fort located 70 miles west of Key West. Enjoy a night or two at anchor, exploring the fort and snorkeling the reefs that surround it.

Adventure Sailing Excursions in the Florida Keys and Key West area