My husband and I chartered a private sail with Captain Russ for a full day at the recommendation of the Ritz Carlton. It was the highlight of our trip. I have been on several private charters in the past and this one was the best. Captain Russ called a couple of days ahead of our scheduled charter to go over all the details. I requested that he prepare and bring food. You do have the option of bringing your own food, but I am glad that I had him. He is a chef and prepared a lovely appetizer, entrée and dessert by candlelight. He also offered to bring any beverages that we requested. He made sure that our every need was catered to while sailing. He was also very personable. We had a full day of sailing and also anchored for swimming in a nearby bay. We saw dolphins jumping and swimming along with fireworks on our tour. Of course, there is no way to guarantee that this will happen on your tour:) It was a nice added bonus. I also need to add that I use Trip Advisor on a regular basis, but I have never taken the time to write a review. That is how good our experience was with Captain Russ and we hope yours is also.
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with other on Trip Advisor. We had one of those PERFECT days for you -- so glad you enjoyed the food. That's why I custom prepare a menu to suit the tastes of my guests -- and we try to maximize the romance factor on our trips. What better al fresco dining than having Miami all lit up at night as the backdrop for your dining enjoyment! Loved having you aboard and hope to see you again sometime when you are back in Miami.