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Here Comes September... Already.

September. Usually the slowest sailing month in Florida. Kids are back in school. Vacations have slowed down. Plans are being made for the winter. Plans of getting out of the snow in January, February and March. It's the time of transition. The time for new plans for FantaSea Sailing.

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For those of you that need a little R&R, an overnight stay on Panacea is just the thing. A sail, a motor, an anchorage, a dinner, a breakfast and back.

I'm putting a nice little overnight package that I think will be too much fun. I mean all our sails are too much fun, but this one will be a special sail for 2 to 4 people.

Something like this:

1:00 p.m. - Depart Salty Sam's Marina
5:00 p.m. - Arrive at Glover Bight Anchorage
7:00 p.m. - Dinner

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Depart Glover Bight Anchorage

11:00 a.m. - Arrive at Salty Sam's Marina

Price: Who knows. It will be inclusive. We're crunching the numbers this week and going to put it up on the "
Internet Special" page soon.

So watch closely and jump on it. Book early to get you dates and let's go play together... Again.

Our Availability Calender will be up shortly too. You will be able to check dates and use the email form on the "
Contact Us" page to put in your request for dates.

Once again, thanks for stoppin' by and I'm looking forward to floating around the
Gulf of Mexico with you.

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Good Night Irene. Go Away.

Just thinking of my family in Myrtle Beach, SC as Irene rocks there night as she passes by on the way to smack North Carolina in the morning.

Follow the live link. It will refresh every time you click it as it moves up the coast:
CLICK HERE.

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I never want them where I'm at, but I feel bad for the places they go. Such a weird feeling.

Anyway, the east coast has a wild weekend coming up. I think I'll go do 22 magic shows this weekend and wish them well.

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Here's Irene Heading Thru the Bahamas

I love the way Irene is turning north. That will keep her off the coast of Florida, but it sure isn't helping the Bahamas. They catch the brunt of these storms and seem to just put another stripe on the wall to show the water height and storm names.

Here is a link from N.O.A.A. showing the animated slides of Irene as of now.

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/flt/t2/flash-rgb.html

If you watch it loop, you will begin to see how she pulls water and air into the center. It's pretty cool.

In any case, we're fine and all is well, at this point, with us here.

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Just Received Reminders Why I Live in SW Florida

Oh how a simple photo can change a day. Thank you Dan and Dianne for dropping me a couple of shots of beautiful Fort Myers Beach. You guys look great and the beach is calling my name.

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Yep, going out of town for business is important to me. I love doing magic and sharing my world with a ton of people. It's a pleasure to see all my ol' friends up here in MN and do dinners and play with everyone, catch up on who's here and there and where they are in there lives.

But one thing is for sure, I really do love the ocean. I'm learning so much about how it ticks and what we need to do to make a difference to get the Gulf healthy again.


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Dan & Dianne are amazing people. They came into my life out of the blue, bought my sailing business and have continued it on to maintain the number one spot in Fort Myers Beach on Trip Adviser. I'm proud of them both for making the changes in their lives and I'm proud to be their friend. Pat and I cherish our relationship with them and look forward to getting our knees under the same table again.

We play together, we sail together, we party together we just have fun with each other. That's the way friends should be.

By selling
Magic Wind Adventure Sailing to Dan, it changed all of our lives. He became a captain, and I started FantaSea Sailing to continue doing what I love to do. Plenty of room for sailors down here in SW Florida and our business complement each other. I look forward to a long time friendship with these guys.

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Sure we both sail out of Salty Sam's marina, we both offer half day, sunset and custom charters but the sense of competition only make our businesses strive to be the best on the beach. He keeps me on my toes and I do the same for him, I think. So you can't go wrong when you want to get out on the water.

Our boats are a bit different. Capt. Dan's Star of Orion is a sleek Hunter 380 that is the newest boat in the fleet of sailing excursions in the area. Mine, Panacea, is a 1980 Endeavor center cockpit ketch. She's 43 feet long and has 6' 7" headroom through out. A lot of history and a pleasure to sail on.

So I'll look at these photos often Captain. Thanks for reminding all of us that we live in paradise and no matter where our travels take us, we will always be home with the dolphins, sea turtles and eagles. You guys are the best.

Be sure and check out Panacea on the
Tour the Boat link and check out our Daily Schedule as well as our Packages pages, for custom overnight voyages. I look forward to talking with you personally when you call and planing your time on the Gulf of Mexico. It's the best sailing you can have in Florida.

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Another Nice Site for Atlantic & Tropics

I'm always looking for information that is all in one place. So when I find one, I like to share it with anyone that wants to listen.

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Here's a site called Mike's Weather Page and is at http://www.spaghettimodels.com/

Here you will get more information that you really want, all on one page, that is clickable and opens up the information you want so you can see storms, storm tracks, radar, reports and discussions, videos etc.

I think you'll find this an interesting site. It is graphic loaded, so give it some time to load before you start clicking around. Let me know what you think?

It's been around a while, but is very useful.

Hey, have a GREAT Sunday. Alex found another leak source on Panacea and it is now 97% drip free. That's a pretty good number. I'll take it. Thanks Alex.

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It Must be August

During the hurricane season it's good to keep updated about where, when and how much junk is heading your way. The National Hurricane Center is the place to pick up that information.

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http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

There are a lot of mobil apps out there that will give you a lot of information about where the hurricanes are and you can search your market places for them and some are very good, but most of the information that's being fed into them come from the National Hurricane Center's data.

As you can see, most of the storms come off the coast of Africa this time of year. Hurricane season starts the 1st of June, but at that time most of the storms start in the Caribbean, but now they are coming from Africa and have plenty of time, warm water and distance to do what they do so well.

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It's an exciting time of year. Some of my friends work on boats and love to repair fiberglass and such so they like a good hurricane now and then to keep 'em working. As for me, let them all head north and die in the north Atlantic.

So check out the National Hurricane Center now and then and see how things are going. Lots of information there like satellite photos, names, tracks, water vapor and a ton of other things click all the links you can find to see what they have to offer.

In the mean time, call me for information if you are looking to get some sailing in. It's a great time of year and the seas are calm and comfy.

Remember: Half Day AdventuresSunset Celebration Sails & Full Moon Voyages. Call now for information.

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FantaSea Sailing "Sailing the Sun Coast of Florida to the Keys"

623-203-2698 Nationwide Direct
888-582-9046 Toll Free

CaptPaul@FantaSeaSailing.com
http://www.FantaSeaSailing.com

Member:
Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce
N.A.C.O. National Association of Charterboat Operators
Sailing in Fort Myers Beach • Sailing on the Gulf of Mexico • Sailing in Florida
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Turtles... Turtles... Turtles...

So I contacted Eve over at TurtleTime.org so that I can get some information up here for you to join in on the effort to protect the sea turtles we have here in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Every year on our beaches, there's a bunch of Loggerhead Turtles that come to the beach, at night to lay there eggs. On TurtleTime.org, you can check out the information that is placed up there and join the fight to protect these amazing creatures.

Here is just a snippet of information the you will find on their site:

Loggerhead turtles have existed on Earth for millions of years with little serious threat to their survival – until recently. Pollution, lighted beaches, loss of nesting habitat, drowning in shrimp nets and other fishing gear have contributed to the drastic decline of these and other sea turtles.

So watch this blog and I'll be giving more information as it comes in.

On behalf of all those little turtles that are hatching on our beaches right now... Thanks!

Remember: Half Day AdventuresSunset Celebration Sails & Full Moon Voyages. Call now for information.

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FantaSea Sailing "Sailing the Sun Coast of Florida to the Keys"

623-203-2698 Nationwide Direct
888-582-9046 Toll Free

CaptPaul@FantaSeaSailing.com
http://www.FantaSeaSailing.com

Member:
Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce
N.A.C.O. National Association of Charterboat Operators
Sailing in Fort Myers Beach • Sailing on the Gulf of Mexico • Sailing in Florida
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