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Capt. Scott Brenner
Cell Phone: 239-671-5929 | Email: scott@poccllc.com

Sailing Adventures Available

Choose one of our current sailing charters to find out more and book!
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    3 HourLearn to Sail Experience (Beginners)

    Duration: 3 hrs (9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm)

    This is an introduction to basic sailing & coastal cruising on the Ft. Myers Beach – Sanibel Island waters. We will head out to sea, take in the local sights (dolphins & sea turtles) heading into the Gulf of Mexico.

    Enjoy a perfect day on the water. No prior sailing experience required. This is a learning experience, so you can get as involved are you want! 

    Our goal is to have fun, be safe, enjoy a day sailing – cruising. Have an Adventure Beyond the Bow. 

    Your choice of morning or afternoon sail:

    Morning sail 9AM to Noon, Afternoon sail 1-4PM

    Starting off we’ll walk around and have a safety briefing, moving on to parts of a sailboat and basic sailing.

    You’ll be coached on coastal cruising, learn by performing experience: hoisting sails, tending lines and sheets – sailing drills, learning to tack into the wind – jib with the wind, 

    While we’re under way, you’ll be performing setting and trimming both the main & jib sails, practicing tacking and jibing drills – switching working positions and learn the basics of different crew stations – tending lines, working the winches, setting sails including helm – steering the boat.

    Or just sit back and enjoy the experience.

    On the “Plan B” enjoy the FL sun, great salt water views of the white sands of Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island. Create memories and get an introduction to what yacht cruising it is really like.

    Please feel free to pack your picnic basket and bring your own adult beverages.

    • *Must be able to physically get on and off a dingy.

      • Beverages included bottled water
      • Plus applicable taxes and tip

    *Must be able to physically get on and off a dingy.

    • Beverages included bottled water
    • Plus applicable taxes and tip
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    Sunset Sail


    Duration: 2 Hours

    This relaxed experience allows you to watch the sky change from vibrant blue to radiant red and amber, while the sea breeze fills the sails. Enjoy the best view in town of the spectacular Florida sunset. Please feel free to pack your picnic basket and bring your own adult beverages.

    *Must be able to physically get on and off a dingy.

    • Beverages included bottled water
    • Plus applicable taxes and tip
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    Romantic Overnight Getaway

    Enjoy a romantic, private, overnight get away for two in Ft Myers Beach – Sanibel Island waters. Board the Plan B at 4pm, toast your special event with your favorite wine or champagne while enjoying a basket full of tempting gourmet treats (At an additional charge or feel free to bring your own.) Continue your evening aboard our beautiful yacht for an unforgettable night of romance. We will anchor the boat at Mantanas Pass before dark. You can have dinner delivered to the dock prior to departing. Or have an evening out on beautiful Fort Myers Beach. Captain and crew will accommodate dinghy shuttle service. By 10 pm, you will return to boat leaving you to enjoy the romance “on your own” at anchor. Leisurely wake up the next morning with coffee and a continental breakfast. You will be returned to the dock by 9am. 

    Let Port of Call Charters make your next special occasion, extra-special. Each trip is customized to fit your needs and desires. We’ll make sure to make it an event to remember!

    From Champagne and caviar to a picnic basket of Brie and wine, our Romantic Overnight Getaways are designed with you in mind. We’ll customize your trip, whether it’s “popping the question”, celebrating many years of happy marriage, a special birthday celebration or just a special night, we’ll make sure it’s exactly what you want.

    Plus applicable taxes and tip

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    1/2 Day Sail Charter


    Minimum 2 persons
    Duration: 3 hrs. (9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm)

    Come join us for a relaxing morning or afternoon cruise along the west coast of Florida. Experience the sights, scents and sounds of the sea. Watch playful dolphins, manatees and maybe a sea turtle enjoying the Gulf of Mexico waters. You are free to do as much or as little sailing participation as you wish.

    Bring your camera and smart phone to capture images of a relaxing day on the water. Plenty of bird watching to see pelicans, osprey, egrets and herons. Daily ½ cruises provide accommodations for up to 6 people under the Florida sun. Complimentary water available. Please feel free to pack your picnic basket and bring your own adult beverages.

    • *Must be able to physically get on and off a dingy.

      • Beverages included bottled water
      • Plus applicable taxes and tip
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    Full Day Sail Charter


    Minimum 4 people
    Duration: 9am to 4pm

    Come join us for a relaxing full day cruise along the west coast of Florida. Experience the sights, scents and sounds of the sea. Watch playful dolphins, manatees and maybe a sea turtle enjoying the Gulf of Mexico waters. You are free to do as much or as little sailing participation as you wish.

    Bring your camera and smart phone to capture images of a relaxing day on the water. Plenty of bird watching to see pelicans, osprey, egrets and herons. Daily ½ cruises provide accommodations for up to 6 people under the Florida sun. Complimentary water available. Please feel free to pack your picnic basket and bring your own adult beverages.

    • *Must be able to physically get on and off a dingy.

      • Beverages included bottled water
      • Plus applicable taxes and tip
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    Full Day Private Sailing Instruction


    Minimum: 2 persons
    Duration: 9am to 4pm

    Private one on one instruction for the beginner sailor. The Port of Call Charter Experience includes:

    • Full day on the water
    • Sailing basics, points of sail, tacking, jibing, run and sail trim.
    • Docking, mooring ball pickup and anchoring
    • This course instruction includes online textbook, printed complete with
      Academic and practical testing
    • Successful passing of tests you will receive a Port of Call Printed Graduation Certificate
    • Plus applicable taxes and tip
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    3-Day USCG Master Captained Charters


    Duration: 3 Days

    This advanced Port of Call Charters Course certifies that the candidate is able to safely act as a skipper and crew on a sailing vessel day and some night sailing required. You will also learn how to sail coastwise in many conditions. This lesson puts to use all of the skills developed in previous classes. It emphasizes seamanship and navigation; you will set sail overnight at 2 different locations on the gulf for 3 days.

    Plus applicable taxes and tip

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    ASA 101 Basic Keel Boat Certification


    Duration: 2 Days

    ASA 101 Basic Keel Boat Certification: Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

    Plus applicable taxes and tip

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    ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising


    Duration: 2 Days

    Able to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship.

    Plus applicable taxes and tip

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    ASA 104 Bare Boat Cruising


    Duration: 2 Days

    Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 45′ sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.

    Plus applicable taxes and tip

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    ASA 101, 103, 104 Certification Package $1,695


    Duration: 6 Days

    This course allows candidates to earn three certifications in six days. First and Second day are spent reviewing the basics. Third day is devoted to handling a vessel with wheel steering and inboard engine. Practice steering, turning, backing, docking and anchoring. Work on buoyage and chart reading while cruising Tampa Bay. On the fourth day, practice sailing, reefing, heaving to, and other big-boat skills on the Gulf of Mexico. The fifth morning, we’re off for a long day of sharpening new skills with a night spent at anchor. Sailing back to the docks, with final sailing exercises and testing on the sixth day.

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    ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran


    Duration: 2 Days

    This course is specifically intended for sailors with Bareboat Charter (104) certification and cruising experience who want to learn to sail and experience a cruising catamaran. The course covers terminology, construction and skills unique to multi-hulls, preventing capsizing, effects of windage, crew overboard, handling under sail, docking, anchoring, and understanding twin screws.

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    ASA 104 & 114 Bare Boat & Catamaran Certification Package


    Duration: 3 Days

    Able to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of catamaran structure, components and features, performance under sail and power, boat systems, seamanship and safety, heavy weather operation, and emergency response.

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    ASA 103 & 104 CERTIFICATION PACKAGE $1,395

    Prerequisite ASA 101: 4 days 3 nights onboard
    ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising & ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising $1395
    ASA 103: Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
    ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising:
    Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 45′ sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
    Student purchases: ASA both 103 & 104 (2) textbooks Package $64.90 plus tax and shipping, current membership $59/yr, logbook included then successfully pass each test, each certification then $150/per sticker if pass test.

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Students & Clients Love Port of Call Charters

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!!

If you want to sail—DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!! This was an awesome experience that was made extra special by Scott and his 1st mate Laurel. We were truly in the hands of an of an expert and an amazing teacher who was both kind and patient, and allowed us to participate in all the activities of sailing. We truly feel spoiled sailing (our first sailing adventure) in Scott’s amazing 45’ sailing yacht. Could not have hand-picked a better captain, sailing vessel or experience. Totally worth every penny, and hope to experience this again with Scott the next time we are in St Pete. Thanks so much.

Laura

Highly recommended!!

This experience was a blast! Captain Scott and his 1st mate, Cat, were fantastic hosts and instantly made me feel incredibly welcome!

Morgan

…fun and engaging…

We went on an introductory lesson with Scott as our captain. He made us feel welcome on his boat and made the whole experience fun and engaging. We had a chance to steer the boat, operate the sails and practice basic maneuvers such as tacking and jibing, as well as getting to know different parts of the boat. We walked away feeling inspired to try to learn sailing in-depth and can’t wait to take our next class with Scott!!!

Olya

SUPER knowledgable about sailing.

If you want to really learn what’s going on and how to sail so this. You’ll leave feeling like you really learned and accomplished something.

Morgan

Fantastic experience!

Definitely a memory my boys and I will treasure for years to come. Scott was very experienced and an excellent teacher. Such a fun afternoon!

Bethany

Scott and his team were amazing!

Scott and his team were amazing! Very knowledgeable and open to teaching us. We had a great time and felt that the value was amazing for the time spent and experience we gained.

Michelle

…a great day sailing with Scott

We had a great day sailing with Scott (and first mate Laurel) on his beautiful yacht, Plan B! Both the boat and captain handled the gusty winds with poise. We highly recommend this experience to travelers and sailors of all age and experience. Best way to see Tampa Bay!

Greg

Thank you

Thank you for sharing the beauty in sailing with us. We will see you soon.

Kimberly

Captain Scott is a great teacher

Captain Scott is a great teacher, what started out as a 4 hour introduction to sailing, turned into me getting certified in 101-basic keel boat and 103-coastal cruising. I now feel confident that I can sail the 30ft sailboat that my wife and I just purchased last year but havent had a chance to sail yet. It was my very first sail, I fell in love with it, I wish I could have started 30+ years sooner. Thanks Capt Scott

Sailing Knight Breeze

Absolutely awesome….

Absolutely awesome….Even lack of wind hardly diminished our joy on this adventure! Met & exceeded expectations!!

Christine
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