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Address: 4234 Lakeside Drive, Jacksonville, FL
Phone Number: +1 904-803-8843
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Now and Zen sailing charters offers private dinner cruises, luxury boat...

Now and Zen sailing charters offers private dinner cruises, luxury boat tours, sunset sails, private river cruises, day sailboat rentals and overnight or week sailing vacations on the ocean, the St Johns river and around Cumberland Island, on a luxury 42 ft catamaran for up to 12 people from Jacksonville Florida. Captain and crew, and private gourmet dinners available.

Charter this yacht overnight, for a weekend or a week for an adventure to explore the islands and coastal waterways around Jacksonville, Amelia Island, Cumberland Island and Jekyll and St Simons Islands.

The Jacksonville location is only 45 minutes from St Augustine and Amelia Island.

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Two Birthdays and a 25th Wedding Anniversary!

We sailed on the Now and Zen from September 19-21. What an incredible, one of a kind experience. The catamaran charter alone, we rate as a ten. The itinerary, the first class... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Iwillbeback65
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We sailed on the Now and Zen from September 19-21. What an incredible, one of a kind experience. The catamaran charter alone, we rate as a ten. The itinerary, the first class, elegantly prepared cuisine rivals any restaurant in Jacksonville. Leslie and Ralph work in such harmony, it appears they are telepathically connected. But one of our favorite features was... More 

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Now-and-Zen-Sailing, General Manager at Now and Zen Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks Diane and Dave for a such a rave review. You know it takes a beautiful person to know a beautiful person. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This 4 hr cruise was the highlight of our "girls" trip to Amelia Island! The boat was beautiful and very well appointed! Ralph and Leslie were the perfect hosts!!! Knowledgeable and friendly, they were engaging and interactive with us but also gave us space to enjoy our time away from everything! I highly recommend chartering with Now and Zen. We... More 

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Now-and-Zen-Sailing, General Manager at Now and Zen Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for the stellar review!! Hope to see again sometime soon; when we are in the Bahamas this winter. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Absolutely fantastic experience! We had a "girls" (all in our 40's) sailing trip for 4 hours out of Fernandina Beach and had so much fun from start to finish! The boat was outstanding - beautiful and had every comfort we needed - and the senery was amazing! Leslie & Ralph were wonderful hosts and captains and also gave us the... More 

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Now-and-Zen-Sailing, General Manager at Now and Zen Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you next year too! More 

Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great cruise with Leslie and Ralph! Would highly reccomend them, very knowledgeable about the area, pointing out landmarks, dolphins swimming along side the boat, and just enjoying the breeze and the water! 4 hours just didn't seem long enough!

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Now-and-Zen-Sailing, General Manager at Now and Zen Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review. The only thing better that 4 hour sailing cruise is a 5 hr sailing cruise. More 

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I highly recommend Now & Zen Charters. Ralph & Leslie are great. Extremely accommodating. Catamaran is awesome, food was delicious, their information about the area was very interesting, and the sunset could not be beat. And they even made a bit of bad weather a non-issue. Took my 78 year old father, brother-in-law, and my niece for a 4 hour... More 

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Now-and-Zen-Sailing, General Manager at Now and Zen Sailing Charters, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to see you Dad enjoying himself on the water. Thanks for the great review, hope to see y'all again soon. More 

Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

A great sail on the intracoastal from Amelia Island, Fl. Ralph and Leslie are great people with tons of knowledge about the area. They are friendly, competent and professional ! I have chartered The Now and Zen for 5 years and have never been disappointed and you won't be either.

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Now-and-Zen-Sailing, Guest Relations Manager at Now and Zen Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for the splendid review. 5 years of chartering (and probably 8 charters over that time) that is a testimony in and of itself. Thank you doesn't really say enough. More 

Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon with Ralph & Leslie! They are very well organized and accommodating! The catamaran is great, we enjoyed a delicious catered dinner and the boat ride was so much fun! Ralph and Leslie do a great job balancing time in lending privacy and also finding the right time to explain the sites. It was a truly... More 

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Now-and-Zen-Sailing, General Manager at Now and Zen Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks Geraldine! It was a pleasure having your family aboard. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

All kidding aside, Ralph and Leslie of Now & Zen Sailing Charters are terrific hosts. Couldn't think of a better way to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday and Father's Day (with two stepsons to enjoy it too) with our six grandchildren. Everyone had a great time, but probably our five grandsons most enjoyed the chance to steer the catamaran (under... More 

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Now-and-Zen-Sailing, General Manager at Now and Zen Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks Kate, It was a pleasure meeting and having your family aboard, see you when we get back after Labor day. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

As a birthday surprise for my husband, I booked a weekend charter with Now and Zen Sailing Charters. It was absolutely wonderful! Ralph and Leslie took care of our every need and were absolute delights! Everything from the food, the crew's knowledge, the destination options and the overall experience was TOP NOTCH. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Now-and-Zen-Sailing, General Manager at Now and Zen Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks Jill it was a pleasure have you and Jeff and your friends on boards. We hope to see you on board again soon, maybe in the Bahamas this winter. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

There is a lot to be said about eloping, there is even more to be said about doing it on the Now and Zen sailing charter. Our four hour sunset wedding sail from Fernandina Beach marina exceeded our high expectations on every level. Not only is she a beautiful catamaran, but Captain Leslie and navigator/ first mate Ralph are two... More 

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Now-and-Zen-Sailing, Owner at Now and Zen Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you Jan it was wonderful that choose Now & Zen to celebrate you love and commitment. We look forward to seeing you and Gary on board again soon. More 

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