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Address: 2500 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3416
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+1 888-582-9046
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FantaSea Sailing is your premier sailing experience in Fort Myers Beach...

FantaSea Sailing is your premier sailing experience in Fort Myers Beach Florida offering Half Day Adventures, Sunset Celebration Sail, and The Short Sail.

We sail daily from Salty Sam's Marina. You will be sailing with Captain Paul and his crew. Tropical music will greet you as you board. Cool water, ice, mixed nuts. You may bring snacks and other adult and soft beverages to enhance your experience.

The sailing vessel Panacea is a 43 foot ketch rig. Two cabins and two clean restrooms, forward and aft sun decks and plenty of shade. She is licensed and insured. Proud members of N.A.C.O - The National Association of Charterboat Operators and Boat US for the past 10 years.

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Unique way to spend an evening in Ft Myers Beach

We just wanted something a little different than another night of hanging out at the inn - so we hung out on a lovely sailboat instead. Captain Alex was substituting for Captain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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New Jersey

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just wanted something a little different than another night of hanging out at the inn - so we hung out on a lovely sailboat instead. Captain Alex was substituting for Captain Paul. He was professional, thorough, and accommodating. The boat was roomy for the six of us. For five people without much experience on a boat, just a great... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved that it was just our family on the boat ride. Capt. Paul couldn't be there so we had a back up, Capt. Alex, who was great. Great way to see Ft. Myers!

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed sailing with Capt. Alex. He is a great relief captain and is appreciated. We look forward to your next visit and thank you for sharing your experience here on Trip Adviser. You are what makes us look good... See you on the dock... Capt. Paul West s/v Panacea FantaSea Sailing More 

Dunnellon, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter in law, grandson and myself took a long weekend trip to visit my son in Fort Myers. So we wanted to do something we have never done but wanted to do... So we booked the sailing half day trip. It was more than I ever expected sailing to be. Havering Alex for our captain was perfect! He was... More 

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

That's what we like to hear. It is always a pleasure to share our neck of the sea with our guests and have them appreciate all the hard work it takes to make your day simple and relaxing. Remember our moto: "You call as a client, board as a friend and leave as family." We are in hopes to see... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Alex took good care of us on our 4 hour charter...time flew by. We had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend!!!

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind recommendation. I'm glad you enjoyed your time aboard s/v Panacea with Capt. Alex. We look forward to your return. See you on the dock... Capt. Paul West s/v Panacea More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

On our last evening in Fort Myers Beach we were able to book a sunset sail with Capt. Paul and Capt. Alex. The ship is beautiful and we were able to sit outside on the deck with the wind in our faces and the sunset on the horizon. Capt. Paul is a great host and told us lots about his... More 

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

Wow! We like being the highlight of your week. We do look forward to you coming back and playing with you again. I'll continue to pamper s/v Panacea for you, keeping her clean nice and pretty. Thanks! Capt. Paul West s/v Panacea More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Went on the sunset cruise; a great experience. A truly beautiful boat, if you enjoy sailing, this is the one to go on. Captain Paul and Alex are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. You can tell Captain Paul enjoys sailing and his fondness of his boat. I'll be back next year!

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

Ahhh Jerry H: Thanks for the kind words. You are always welcome on s/v Panacea. We look forward to getting our knees under the same table again. Sail on my friend... Sail on. Capt. Paul West s/v Panacea More 

Salem, Connecticut
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Captain Alex was a great host and sailor. The sailing started slow but got better as the as the wind built later in the day. What a great way to spend an afternoon!

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughts about your time on the water with FantaSea Sailing. It's good to have Capt. Alex taking care of you and showing you the magic of the sea. Come visit again. We'll keep Panacea clean and ready for your visit. Capt. Paul West s/v Panacea More 

Stl
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Captain Paul and Captain Alex took great care of us. His boat is fabulous. His Conch ceremony was awesome. Thank you verY much!

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. Yes! We love the Fort Myers Beach Original Conch Off aboard Panacea. It really helps when you do the work and we get entertained. What a wonderful transition from Day to Night. Travel safe and we hope to see you again. Capt. Paul s/v Panacea FantaSea Sailing More 

Union Beach, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Went for the 4 hour cruise with Capt. Paul and Alex last Thursday...a little cool and the wind really picked up an hour or so into the cruise...we decided to head back in and Capt Paul only charged us for a "short sail"...thanks Captain, we really appreciate your hospitality and we look forward to cruising again with you soon !!... More 

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us Rob and Ali... It was an interesting weather day, that's for sure. It was a good call to hit the channel when we did. We respect the weather and always give Mother Nature a wide berth. There's really no sense in getting beat up and breaking stuff. Next time, I'll make sure our weather order... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Captain Paul was a very friendly host, with entertaining stories. Very competent sailor, didn't lose any guests overboard. Also had a great co-captain. We all had a great time.

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CaptPaulFS, Owner at FantaSea Sailing, responded to this review

That's one of our rules. We are proud to say we've always come back with the same amount of people that we left with. Maybe different people, but the numbers match the manifest. Thank you again for sailing with Alex and I. We truly appreciate you. See you next time... Capt. Paul s/v Panacea FantaSea Sailing More 

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