The St. John's River is the jewel of North East Florida and First Coast Charters is delighted to be able to provide you with the best real charter sailing experience in such a beautiful venue as the river provides. Beyond a doubt First Coast Charters is the premiere Jacksonville sailing experience for the money.

Sail aboard Branwyn a modern, well equipped, fast, roomy Beneteau 311 sloop operated by a US Coast Guard licensed professional and ASA accredited sailing Instructor. Our 2 to 4 hour charters run just south of downtown leaving out of the Ortega river and sailing south. We provide an idyllic setting for family and friends to just sit back and relax or even enjoy a catered meal or picnic and beverages all while having fun under sail! For that special connection our sunset charters are one of the best romantic offerings you can find in NE Florida! 

Looking for a little more excitement? Try an introduction to sailing! If you have never sailed but are interested in learning then start with a 2-4 hour interactive introduction to sailing during which you will learn the fundamentals of sailing such as points of sail and sail trim. After a brief orientation actively participate by manning the helm and sheets. Warning - this may be the beginning of a very rewarding new pastime!

Experience real cruising! Daylong cruises are available on the St. Johns river to Mayport or Ft. George Island. Extended multi-day cruising offerings include destinations like St. Marys, Cumberland Island, Amelia Island, Fernandina and St. Augustine. Whether on the river, on the Intracoastal or offshore you are guaranteed to have a fun exciting and exhilarating sailing excursion.

Now is the time to wow your family and friends with an experience they will never forget. We are family and group friendly and children of all ages are welcome aboard. Children under 16 sail for free. Our standard Type 1 life vests are bulky and less comfortable so Type III PFDs are recommended. Please call to check on available sizes or feel free to bring your own. Please click on the email link or call the phone number below to receive an Email with information including availability, directions, local restaurants and suggestions for your charter.

Welcome to Jacksonville


​​​Featured Specials: 

  • Monday-Thursday $49/hr evening couples charters. Friday-Saturday 10% off all Seasonal, Military & Special Occasion charters!
  • Repeat customers always 10% off charters.
  • Gift Certificates always 10% off!   

Be wary of "Internet Deals" offering less value and more restrictions. Check the fine print. Disappointment is no deal!


Call:  904.207.WIND       

Charter Rates:

 1-2 Persons
3-4 Persons

  *6 person limit per charter -  under 16 sail for free!

Each cell represents your full charter cost. Add just $30 per additional couple  (3 hr charter for 6 is only $90/couple). Prices are peak season and hours but we offer military, senior, student, special occasion, repeat client and seasonal discounts as well. Additional discounts may apply for corporations, charities or youth development organizations. Call for details. We can work with you get you sailing. Tips for exceptional service are always appreciated.


  Accepting Visa, Mastercard & Discover cards

​​​​​Charter Services:

  • Hourly, half and full day charters
  • Sunrise, sunset, moonlight/stargazing trips
  • Extended day and overnight sailing trips
  • Interactive sailing intro with an instructor
  • Eco and Marine Industry tours up the river
  • Inshore or offshore marriage ceremony
  • Wedding reception pickup & drop off
  • Memorial and cremation ceremonies
  • Sports events - Jags, FL/GA games
  • Fireworks displays - New Years, July 4th, Christmas Boat Parade  
  • Celebrations of all kinds including:  Anniversaries, Bachelor / Bachelorette party, Birthdays, Girls / Guys night out
  • Hired / retired / fired / divorced or any other "mark the date" blow outs.

Sailing Lessons

The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself. 

John Rousmaniere

Sail Away Birthday Gift Certificates available - they will Love !