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Smoke and Roses
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Owner description: Smoke and Roses is Southwest Florida's largest private sailing catamaran, offering excursions on the exquisite Charlotte Harbor and from Tampa to the Keys or Tortugas. Cruise from a few hours to a few days or a whole week or more, on this smooth sailing vessel.Our all-inclusive charter means you get a spacious 47 foot private yacht, captain and first mate. This allows you to avoid the crowds and completely relax in beautiful surroundings, while we are looking after the catamaran, in addition to being your personal tour guides.
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We did a four hour cruise and it was wonderful! Dan and Agnes did a great job and all our friends had a great time

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Agnes L, Owner at Smoke and Roses, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Good to hear from you. We enjoyed sailing with you and your entertaining friends on both cruises. We would love to have you back again.

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"key west"
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"great sunset"
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"perfect hosts"
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"my mother in law"
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"old friends"
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"snacks and beverages"
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Our family had an excellent sunset cruise on Smoke & Roses. Everyone had a great time including our children. I would recommend this cruise to anyone visiting the Port Charlotte area.

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Agnes L, Owner at Smoke and Roses, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Thank you for your thoughts. It was refreshing to sail with your precious family. Your son did an amazing job driving the boat. Hope the rest of your vacation went well.

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

My wife and I have done a number of crewed charters in the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and the Florida Keys, and this one was second to none. It was our first exposure to boating on the Gulf Coast, and even though we heard great things about this area, our experience easily exceeded expectations. The scenery was spectacular as was the weather, but let's give the real credit where it's deserved...to the boat and its captains.

The boat was magnificent. It was fast under sail, yet very comfortable. The interior was roomy, well-appointed and spotless. Outside it was very easy to move about on deck and in the cockpit. It was also easy to get on and off the boat both from the dock and from the dinghy. This was important since one in our party of four walks with a cane.

The crew catered to our every need. We enjoyed three gourmet meals each day around the table on the aft deck. By the way, there's no better place to watch a sunset. Agnes did everything possible to spoil us, and Dan was a very capable captain. He knew his boat and how to keep everyone on board safe. Both were personable and cordial. They really made us feel welcome.

Not being familiar with the area, we left the itinerary to our crew. They proved us correct and filled each day a variety of sights and activities. We saw beautiful beaches, swam in the Gulf, sailed with dolphins, and saw numerous species of native wildlife.

To say that we enjoyed it would be an understatement. We liked it so well, we extended our charter by a day. I would not hesitate recommending this boat and crew to anyone. Whether you're new to sailing or an old "salt", you will find plenty to enjoy. We can't wait to do it all again !

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Agnes L, Owner at Smoke and Roses, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Thank you for the awesome review. I have to admit that knowing about the upscale cruises and accommodations that some of your party was accustom to made me apprehensive. Once we met, I knew it would be a great trip. It became apparent that comfort and relaxation was a priority and that was going to be easy. I am pleased you enjoyed our catamaran; the multihull design provides a fast smooth sailing experience with maximum comfort and space. Your repeat business is the greatest compliment and we truly look forward to showing you more of our unspoiled Charlotte Harbor and Gulf Islands.

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

This December myself and two co workers chartered a trip on Smoke and Roses catamaran and could not have asked for a better experience. Agnes and Dan were very professional and accommadating as they fixed some great meals on the days we were on the boat. They took us wherever we wanted to go and allowed us just to relax on the boat as they attended to all the details. This was by far the best vacation I have ever been on and would highly recommend their sailing charter. I know we will be booking reservations again in the future. They made us feel right at home and treated us more like old friends than customers. Thanks again for a great vacation and we miss you guys already. Eddie Schmidt

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Agnes L, Owner at Smoke and Roses, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2014

Great to hear from you, compliments coming from someone with your culinary expertise mean a lot to us. It was awesome cruising with you and your friends for New Years. We look forward to hearing from you when you are in the area and sailing together again.

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

My husband had the wonderful idea for us to get married and say our vows during sunset onboard this beautiful and catamaran. It was the absolutely perfect and most romantic ceremony one can imagine. Captain Dan and his wife Agnes helped us plan the event, gave us wonderful ideas, took care of the decorations, made all necessary arrangements and even wrote our vows and ceremony for us – it was an absolutely perfect and personal dream wedding.
The service was exceptional and they both were extremely caring and catered to all of our needs. We sailed out on Charlotte Harbor and dropped anchor when the sun was starting to set. The ceremony performed by Captain Dan was very romantic and brought us to tears – we could not imagine a more beautiful way to get married! We will never forget this lovely moment and are definitely planning a longer trip with them on their beautiful ship.
Thank you very much Agnes and Dan,
Claudia and Alex

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Agnes L, Owner at Smoke and Roses, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

We appreciate hearing how you feel. It was truly an honor to serve both of you on this very special day. Your love for each other made our jobs easy and contributed to how perfect this day was. Another cruise with you two will be great.

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