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Sarasota’s #1 Sailing Charter


(More than 50% of our business comes from Repeat Customers)

*****Key Sailing is an Independently Rated Official Five Star Attraction. *****

WINNER: ”2012 International Business of the Year,” Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. 

WINNER: “2012 Excellence in Guest Service Management,” National Tourism Week, SCVB. 

WINNER: “2010 Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award,” Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

 WINNER: “2009 Siesta Key Business Person of the Year,” Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce.

 WINNER - YOU, for choosing the Key Sailing experience.

“Fresh Air, Fine Chocolates, and a few hours of Peace on Earth!”

Dolphin sightings common, sailing lessons included

Imagine yourself enjoying a few hours of peace on earth aboard a 41 foot sailing vessel, basking in the warmth of the sun. You lift your hand and First Mate, Jan, is there to serve you chocolate and Cherry Coke. Janet Hamel Solomon, raised in Sarasota from 1960, has been sailing these waters since childhood and is the daughter of the late symphony violinist Jean Hamel and Sheriff/Police/Fire/Vets Chaplain Rev. J.D. Hamel- (Namesake of the Bayfront Veteran’s Park, across the street from Marina Jack where the Key Breeze is docked.)

 The key to the city of Sarasota is onboard in his memory and to daily remind us that the Key Breeze is the key to your outstanding sailing adventure! You may choose to stretch out in the sun while enjoying the scenery on comfortable cushions. There is also plenty of room to relax in the shade under the wide bimini.

U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain Tim Solomon, also a licensed and ordained minister, can perform your wedding ceremony onboard, renew your marriage vows, or teach you to sail. (Tim has also been a chaplain for the Cincinnati Reds.) Tim and Jan have been married over 35 years and began sailing these waters together while dating as teenagers! If you have a love story that rivals theirs, they would love to include it in Jan’s book sequel, “25,000 Miles From Home.”

 Whether you choose to spend quiet moments reading your favorite novel, sailing the boat from the helm, or enjoying the sights of Sarasota from the water, you can be assured your voyage will prove to be memorable. Feel free to bring your favorite music CD and allow us to personalize your experience. Marriage proposals are also a common sight aboard the Key Breeze.

 Key Sailing will gladly chart your personal course of destination. Whether you are looking for dolphin on a calm morning charter with children, catching that great afternoon wind, or gliding past our waterfront homes toward sunset, the Key Breeze is the boat for your needs. And we never sail without chocolate!

“Thanks for the memorable sail on our honeymoon and to my sister for giving me the gift certificate!
What a great way to celebrate our weekend!” Stephen

Gift Certificates make a perfect present for Weddings, Anniversaries,
Holidays, Birthdays, Office Employee Rewards, and Real Estate Closings

“What a blessing to enjoy this sunset cruise with my brand new husband, Dale!
We felt so welcome and at peace enjoying smooth sailing!” Love, Ruthie

Sailing Passenger Quotes

Stan Leibel, Olympic Sailor, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada…“I fell in love with the sailing,
the boat handled perfectly, a true racer / cruiser.”
Tyler and Shawn…“Tim and Jan, This was the most beautiful sunset!
We’ll remember this as the greatest night of our honeymoon for years to come.”

Anna & Derek, Royal Navy (plus Holly-the sailor!) All the way from BANNOCKBURN, SCOTLAND…
“You are THE MOST FANTASTIC HOSTS. We will be back to renew our vows on the boat for our 20th anniversary!”

Joanne…“To our friend (Thanks, Walt ) who gave us this gift and treated us to this beautiful family, beautiful boat,
and beautiful town! This is a MEMORY OF A LIFETIME and we look forward to coming back for more PARADISE!”

Guests include the actual WWII, “Kissing Sailor,” from Life Magazine, Times Square.

Linda…“Thank you for a delighful July 4th. It was perfect.”

Chris & Joan (Board of World Vision) and Mandy & Gracie, adopted from China…“Delightful family time!”

Jennifer…“Tim and Jan, We had a spectcular time. You two are great. Thanks for the sailing lessons.
Ohio misses you.”
(Tim was born in Ohio, even though he has been sailing Sarasota since High School.)

Anna and Jeff …“What a delightful way to spend our wedding day:

Sarasota Sailing

Ask about Jan’s latest book project
Sailing Home, You Can Go Home Again
By Janet Hamel Solomon

Key Sailing

Docked at Marina Jack
P.O. Box 51173   Sarasota, FL 34232
941-346-7245  siestakeysailing@gmail.com

Presented by: Catalyst R.