had a good time for the most part. The weather
was beautiful, the snorkeling at various reefs
- great! We decided to hang out in the Key West area most of the time, anchoring
behind different islands each night and sailing (and motoring) to different reefs
each day ( Sand Key, Western Sambo, etc.), and, of course, listening to Jimmy B. One day there were just too many Man-O-Wars and jelly fish
in the water
to make snorkeling any fun. But we had two kyaks on the catamaran
that were a lot of fun to use on that and everyday.
The two boats in the company that I saw were older for the most part. The boats were nothing like the fleet of new boats that the Moorings offers; however, they seem to be in good condition, but still needed a little TLC. (but that's why the prices are so much cheaper than other companies in the Keys) We upgraded from the 43' monohull
to a Catamaran
because my group was just too large for the monohull
(my mistake). I did like that the owner was always willing to work
with you to make you trip a memorable one. I didn't care for the dingy that we were given and decided to go without.
It was a completely different experience than sailing in the BVIs. Sailing in the Keys was nice; however, there just aren't the coves and marinas
to sail into and the tall, beautiful islands to enjoy looking at. The sailing companies are smaller and the selection of boats to choose from...the same. So like every good sailor you just have to be mechanically inclined, flexible with your schedule, and not afraid to get you hands dirty to make your trip work
out. I really find sailing vacations to be truly enjoyable working vacations.
So, let me know if you have anymore questions and enjoy your trip!