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Explore Sarasota: A Guide to Sightseeing by Yacht

Ever wondered what secrets Sarasota's coastline holds?

As you set sail on its shimmering waters, 'Explore Sarasota: A Guide to Sightseeing by Yacht' is your compass to the hidden treasures and spectacular views you'll find off the beaten path.

You'll navigate the waterways with ease, discovering iconic landmarks from an unrivaled vantage point: a yacht sightseeing.

Prepare to encounter an array of wildlife in their natural offshore habitats and anchor in secluded coves that offer tranquility away from the bustling city.

As the sun dips below the horizon, you'll have the best seat in the house, with expertly crafted sailing itineraries that capture the essence of sunset sailing.

Grab your captain's hat and let's delve into the nautical charm of Sarasota.

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Key Takeaways

Navigating Sarasota's Waterways

Navigate through Sarasota's intricate waterways with both excitement and tranquility, granting you a special view of this coastal gem.

As the evening light casts golden and pink hues across the waves, they reflect off the gleaming surface of your yacht.

Lush mangrove forests hug the edges of winding canals, their roots reaching down into the clear water depths like Mother Nature's own sculptures.

Dolphins might trail your boat, delighting you with their joyful displays.

Surrounded by luxury, your worries melt away with the sound of the water caressing the yacht's hull.

Experience the hidden mysteries of Sarasota, only revealed to you, as whispers of the old Floridian elegance ride the breeze during your discovery of this Gulf Coast jewel.

Iconic Landmarks by Sea

As you float on Sarasota's placid waters, you come across iconic landmarks that take on a new splendor when viewed from the deck of a yacht. Cruise past grand estates graced by tropical plant life stretching to the water.

  • John Ringling Causeway Bridge: This impressive structure welcomes you with its arch and delicate lights that come to life at twilight.

  • Sarasota Opera House: A grand building evoking the rich history it's witnessed, proudly standing by the water's edge.

  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: A botanical haven, where exotic flora speckle the landscape along the bay.

  • Statue of John Ringling: The legacy of the circus tycoon endures, keeping watch over the bay with a timeless gaze.

Seeing these landmarks from the comfort of a yacht provides an exclusive perspective on Sarasota's lasting charm.

Wildlife Encounters Offshore

Why not complement your coastal yacht sightseeing with the thrill of encountering Sarasota's diverse marine life as you navigate its clear waters? Imagine the sun casting a golden hue over the waves as you spot playful dolphins arching gracefully alongside your yacht. You're immersed in an aquatic ballet, where manatees, known as gentle giants, glide beneath the surface in a serene display of underwater grace.

As your yacht cuts through the azure expanse, keep your eyes peeled for the elusive sea turtles, surfacing for a breath in a rare, fleeting glimpse. The coastal waters here are a sanctuary, teeming with life and inviting you to witness the beauty of nature's own.

In these moments, you're not just a spectator; you're part of the majestic seascape unfolding around you.

Anchoring at Hidden Coves

As you venture beyond the open sea, consider anchoring in one of Sarasota's secluded coves, offering a tranquil escape from the bustling shorelines. These serene havens are Sarasota's best-kept secrets, where the lap of the waves serenades you and the sunsets paint the sky in hues of fire and gold. Let the opulence of nature envelop you as you bask in the exclusivity of your private enclave.

  • Whispering Palms: Breathe in the fragrance of blooming flowers and listen to the rustle of palm leaves.

  • Sapphire Waters: Dive into crystal-clear waters for an invigorating swim.

  • Starry Skies: Enjoy an unobstructed view of the heavens, perfect for a romantic evening under the stars.

  • Nature's Melody: Wake to the soothing sounds of gentle waves and local wildlife greeting the dawn.

Sunset Sailing Itineraries

With the sun dipping below the horizon, you'll find that embarking on a sunset sailing itinerary around Sarasota is an experience not to be missed. Glide peacefully through the tranquil waters as the sky blooms with hues of fiery orange and soft lavender. Feel the gentle sea breeze and watch as the coastline transforms into a silhouette against the fading light.

Departure Point



Marina Jack

City Skyline Glow

2 Hours

Siesta Key

Panoramic Gulf Views

3 Hours

Longboat Key

Secluded Beaches

2.5 Hours

Bird Key

Dolphin Sightings

2 Hours

Each itinerary offers a unique vantage point of Sarasota's lush landscape and opulent waters, creating an unforgettable tapestry of colors and sensations as day seamlessly transitions into night.

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What is included in the offerings of Sarasota Charters?

Customized Voyages

Our Center Ring provides a one-of-a-kind charter voyage across Sarasota Bay and beyond. Seamlessly blending luxury, comfort, and outstanding service, its expansive layout and decadent features make it an ideal selection for anyone seeking the thrill of an opulent expedition. This yacht caters to your every desire, whether you're organizing a romantic retreat, a family day out, or a business gathering. Savor the luxury and elegance on board the Center Ring Motor Yacht. Reserve your charter today to embark on an extraordinary voyage where each moment surpasses your highest expectations.


Starting from $5,000

Immerse yourself in a memorable six-hour, single-day charter, customized to match your preferred time. Captivating sunset cruises aboard the Center Ring offer a magical setting to witness the vibrant colors of the evening sky, or you can plan an enchanting day exploring the Gulf Coast. Our yacht, fully equipped with fuel and a maximum limit of 12 guests, creates the ideal scene for an unforgettable journey.

​Captain, First Mate, & Stew included. Catering Options Available.


Starting from $9,800

Venture on a memorable two-day journey with up to 8 guests. Departing from the port promptly at 4:30 pm, passengers can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, roomy outdoor decks, and a beautifully designed interior filled with amenities as they sail along Florida's West Coast. A delightful sunset dinner, followed by a hearty breakfast and a gourmet lunch the next day prepared by our onboard chef, is included in the package. The luxurious Center Ring yacht arrives back at Sarasota by 1:30 pm the next day after an indulgent escape from the everyday world.

Captain, First Mate, & Stew included. Catering Options Included.


Starting from $25,000

Embark on a sensational journey, with week-long or longer charters tailored from Sarasota to any destination of your choosing. With prices beginning from $48,000, our charter package can be fully customized to cater to your unique requirements and budget, ensuring a genuinely personalized voyage. Accommodating a maximum of 6 guests, immerse yourself in absolute privacy and comfort as you uncover stunning locations along your selected route. Whether your dream is cruising the Caribbean, hopping between the islands of the Bahamas, or uncovering secluded treasures in the Mediterranean, our yacht charter provides the perfect base for a memorable voyage of a lifetime. Allow us to curate an unrivaled experience that has you reminiscing for years to come.

About the Yacht

Sarasota Charters takes pleasure in unveiling Center Ring, a spectacular charter yacht that brings a new definition to luxury and elegance. This remarkable 116-foot Lazzara craft allows an experience on the sea that is simply peerless, supported by a full-fledged crew committed to delivering top-tier service. 

Center Ring's breathtaking design and sumptuous interiors radiate refinement and style, thus making it an ideal selection for those desiring an unforgettable yacht charter. To further enrich the journey, guests may opt for a personal onboard chef, who will prepare mouthwatering dishes to match their tastes. Set off on a nautical journey of pure tranquility on Center Ring and allow us to spoil you in pure lavishness.

Contact Us

Sarasota Charters

-2187 Siesta Drive | Sarasota, FL 34239

-Phone: 941-343-2378

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Legal Requirements for Operating a Yacht in Sarasota Waters?

To operate a yacht in Sarasota, you'll need a boating license if under 26, and you must comply with safety and environmental regulations. Ensure you're equipped with the required onboard safety gear.

How Can Someone Without a Yacht Participate in a Sightseeing Tour by Sea?

You can indulge in Sarasota's coastal beauty by booking a luxury yacht sightseeing cruise. Enjoy the sea's embrace without owning a yacht—just find a tour that resonates with your taste for adventure.

What Are the Options for Yacht Rentals or Charters in Sarasota for Tourists?

You'll find Sarasota brimming with luxurious yacht charters, offering personalized tours to bask in coastal splendor. Indulge in bespoke itineraries for an unforgettable sea-bound adventure tailored just for you.

Are There Any Yacht-Friendly Events or Festivals in Sarasota Throughout the Year?

Yes, Sarasota hosts yacht-friendly events, like the annual Sarasota Boat Show and regattas. You'll find these luxurious gatherings perfect for mingling with fellow yachting enthusiasts and soaking in the coastal ambiance.

What Emergency Services Are Available for Yachts in Sarasota, and How Can They Be Contacted While at Sea?

You'll find Sarasota's waters are patrolled by the Coast Guard, reachable via VHF radio on Channel 16 for emergencies. Elite private tow services also offer aid, ensuring your safety and peace of mind.


As you glide along Sarasota's shimmering waters, you're not just a spectator; you're part of the aquatic tapestry. Each landmark whispers tales of grandeur, while wildlife dances in the waves around you.

Anchor in a secluded cove, let the world fade away, and let the sunset paint the sky in hues of passion. Here, aboard your yacht, you've discovered the true essence of luxury—a serene embrace by the sea.

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