Captained sailing charters and lessons only.

We neither rent or bareboat any boats.

  • 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 - Birthdays, Anniversaries, Girls/Guys night out, Bachelor/Bachlorette Parties to name a few.
  • Hired/retired/fired/divorced or any other "mark the date" blow outs

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Welcome to Jacksonville

Charter Services

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 boat sailing experience in such a beautiful venue as the river provides. As real sailing professionals what we absolutely do not do is take you out when conditions are such that we cannot actually sail (see chart below). 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 relax, enjoy food and beverages and good company 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 3-4 hour interactive introduction to sailing during which you will learn the fundamentals of sailing. After a brief orientation you will be invited to 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, Intracoastal or offshore we guarantee 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 13 sail for free.  Book my charter

​​​Featured Specials: 

  • 10% off all Gift Cards. Gift a Sailing Intro or Romantic Sunset Cruise and watch the smiles! 
  • 10% off weekday 3 hour Sunset charters. (Monday-Thursday)
  • 10% off all Military, 1st Responder, Special Occasion and Repeat customer charters. 
  • Be wary of "Internet Deals" offering less value and greater restrictions. Disappointment is no deal!                    

Charter Rates:

Persons >
2 hours
3 hours
4 hours

  *6 person limit per charter -  under 13 sail for free!

Each cell represents your full charter cost. A 3 hour 6 person charter split is just $55/person all in!  Prices are peak season and hours. 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 to get you aboard. Tips for exceptional service are always appreciated.


While fee free cash or checks are preferred for amounts under $200 and save us both money.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx and Paypal.