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Considering Chartering with swfyachts

Anyone have any experience with them? There isn't a lot of information on the website about the cruising areas that one would expect to use during a 3 day rental. I know that is a great area - are there "must see" places reasonable close? Thanks.

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Re: Considering Chartering with swfyachts

There was an article in last month's Sail Mag. about a charterer taking a boat from there. Look it up; I believe he was satisfied with the experience.
Just looked it up for you; it was the October issue on page 57.

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Re: Considering Chartering with swfyachts

Southwest Florida Yacht Charters has earned a good reputation. If you are sailing out of the Burnt Store Marina, there are several very nice areas to visit within 1-2 hours sail in relatively protected waters. The Company can easily give you pointers on where to go and how best to get there but some areas include Pelican Bay, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande et al. Enjoy...

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Re: Considering Chartering with swfyachts

Thanks for the information. I'm assuming you mean the print version of 2013? I read that one online and October isn't posted yet. I'll keep looking and I appreciate the head's up.

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Thanks for the information. I'm assuming you mean the print version of 2013? I read that one online and October isn't posted yet. I'll keep looking and I appreciate the head's up.
Yes, the print version which is mailed out ahead of newsstand display I believe.
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Re: Considering Chartering with swfyachts

The Admiral and I were going to charter with them a couple of years back, but had ended up having to cancel with them...through no fault of theirs - we had a conflict. While I can't comment on the charter experience, the people were all very friendly to work with. They also have a nice packet of information that they send to you (prospective charterers as well) which provides more information about the cruising area. I would suggest contacting them if you haven't already...

In addition to the recent article in Sail Mag, I remember reading several articles about them over the years in the various sailing/cruising magazines...all which had good opinions of them.
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Re: Considering Chartering with swfyachts

I just picked up the October issue. Thanks for the tip.

Based on your post I contacted the company and asked for a brochure.

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