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Address: Destin Harbor, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: +1 850-685-8070
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Calypso II is a private catamaran available at affordable rates for parties...

Calypso II is a private catamaran available at affordable rates for parties of up to six people to enjoy a day on the water in their own skippered 34' sailing yacht. Tour the harbor, sail in the Gulf of Mexico, watch dolphins up close, snorkel or just relax and enjoy a sunset with a great beverage and your favorite friend(s).

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a highlight of our beach vacation

We had a great experience with Captain Jim on the Calypso 2. He worked hard to make sure we had a lot of fun, and got to see wild dolphins. The 4 hour excursion was well worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 April 2012
Leanne D
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Louisville

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Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We booked and had a conversation for three days about a charter. Only to show up packed and ready for a boat that was unkept. Captain Jim talked about all the amenities and spent the first half hour before we sailed to explain why everything was broken and needed repair. Including leaks and how he had to run ashore to... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Last year my family and I took one of the big "Dolphin Watching" boats out of Destin and it was fun, but this year we decided to splurge and try something different. We're glad that we did. This was the highlight of our trip. The kids love Captain Jim and his "treasure chest". For the price, this is something that... More 

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Louisville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

We had a great experience with Captain Jim on the Calypso 2. He worked hard to make sure we had a lot of fun, and got to see wild dolphins. The 4 hour excursion was well worth the investment. We sailed with 2 families, including 3 kids 5-6 years old. Captain Jim told pirate stories and shared history from the... More 

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Thank Leanne D
Malibu, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

I'm glad that I didn't read these reviews before we went on this trip. The experience that we had was absolutely amazing. Honestly, I would have expected to pay much more for a trip of this caliber. The boat is older, I think that Cap't Jim said it was built in the 70's but it was in great shape. Cap't... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

When we arrived at the specified location, Capt. Jim was nowhere to be found. I called and spoke with him: he had forgotten about our excursion, even though we spoke two days before. My family and I drove another 30 or so minutes to where the boat was docked. When we got on board, we found that the boat was... More 

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SailCalypso2, Manager at Calypso II Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Honestly, I would like to thank you for giving us 2 out of 5 instead of 1 out of 5. It was just a terrible day. Everything went wrong that could have, including the oppressive heat. To clarify, Captain Jim did not actually forget about the excursion. He was preparing to meet you and discovered that the motor was not... More 

Gaines
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

Captain Jim, may have been nice... But this was not worth the money...we were lead to believe it was going to be emerald waters to snorkel, and possibly swim with dolphins, but instead we just "sailed" the bay dark waters, that's it!! All that money for what was like a day on the lake back home in Georgia...I would not... More 

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Thank Renee C
SailCalypso2, Owner at Calypso II Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your excursion. We make every effort to accommodate the requests of our clients. We only wish that you had made your concerns clear during the trip so that we could have discussed your alternative options. To be fair, perhaps we need to be more diligent in assessing the expectations... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

We really enjoyed the sunset cruise aboard the Calypso 2 but it almost didnt happen a storm was coming through and it blew by at the last minute. Captain Jim was really knowledgable about the ocean and the actual history of Destin and the different things that has gone down in the last 15-20 years. The deck hand made an... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

Great experience with a twist to our usual vacation. Beverages and snacks provided. Family run and cozy

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