Weddings, Sandmen & Moonrise… Gota Love ‘Em

Oh I love this time of year… Coming back from doing over 130 magic shows at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, traveling, seeing family and friends kind of puts everything in perspective for me.

Playing in the Sand

Getting back to our home in Fort Myers Beach after those types of road trips gives us the advantage of seeing things in a different way. Sure we missed hurricane season, what a bummer, and yes we missed the Pirate Festival, double bummer, but I’m in hopes that there will be other hurricane seasons and other Pirate Festivals in the future.

The Holidays are upon us starting with Halloween, (even missed Fantasy Fest in Key West), Thanksgiving, (or as the Pirates say, “Thankstaken,”) but Christmas is here with New Years Eve right on it’s tail. All is well. We are enjoying the busyness of it all.

This photo says it all. How many sandmen to you see amongst the sand trees on the sand mountian? I think there’s 7, but I know there’s more on the other side of the mountain. It was a good way to be reminded that we all want happy holidays for all our friends and family. So CELEBRATE in your own magical style. We’ll just have to play in the sand and sail in Fort Myers Beach.

Capt. Dan & Dianne

The boat parade here in Fort Myers Beach was really a lot of fun. Seemed like anyone that was anyone and involved on C Dock here at Salty Sam’s Marina joined together and sent the boats off with holiday cheer… Waited… and waited for them all to come back. It was hosted this year at Salty Sam’s Marina and everyone had a ball.

Candy Cane Holder

As you can see here someone was giving out candy canes with their business cards attached to ’em. Gee I wonder who that could have been. It was kind of shades of Vinny, “Hi folks.. Would you like a cookie?” Really cracked me up and put a great slant on the holiday celebration. Yep, you guessed it, it was Capt. Dan and his wonderful wife Dianne with Magic Wind Adventure Sailing. Pat and I sure enjoy these guys and they keep us laughing.

Beach Wedding

Of course there comes a point where you have to hold your beer with two hands, so what do you do with that candy cane? I think you find a place to wear it. Good thinking.

Weddings? Do we do weddings at FantaSea Sailing? Well as a matter of fact we do. Since I was ordained in 1999, I’ve performed plenty of them and as far as I know, they’ve all worked out. We offer Beach Weddings, Boat Weddings, Dock Weddings ore whatever you decide is a great way to get hitched. We’ll give you some ideas and help you find a way to make ’em happen. Just give me a call and we’ll talk about it in real time. We love doing weddings… Fort Myers Beach Weddings, it’s got a nice ring to it.

Our last one was great, we left the dock with the groom and his men, motored down to Bowditch Point and docked at the park. We then walked to the beach side and waited for the bride to arrive.

Happy Couple at Sea
Conch Hall of Fame

Once the wedding was over, we all went back to Panacea and had a bite of food and toasted with champagne, blew kisses to the crowd and sailed off with the bride and groom for the day and into the sunset.

Once the sun set we went back to Salty Sam’s Marina and they stayed on the boat for the night. It was a wonderful time.

Full Moon Voyage

Since I’m rambling, I wanted to tell you about another sail that we offer. Now this one is only 3 evenings a month, so you have to book early. It’s our Full Moon Voyage. We leave the dock 1 hour before sunset and return 3 hours after sunset. It’s great to watch a beautiful sunset over the Gulf of Mexico and then watch the moon rise over Fort Myers Beach.

During our time, we also have appetizers and Champagne to toast the event. It’s a special 4 hour sail and is not to be missed. If you’re in town, call and get onboard with your family and friends. It’s just $70.00 per person.

So that about wraps things up for now. We are pretty busy during the holiday season, so book as early as you can. FantaSea Sailing is in full swing and if you’ve sailed with me before, you know you’re going to have a good time. Be sure and bring a new Pirate Joke with you. I’ll trade you for one of mine.

Everyone here at FantaSea Sailing, which is, Pat my wife, Alex my First Mate and Maggie my dog are looking forward to sailing with you this year and wish you the best that the holiday Season can bring. Be well, travel safe and love each other more and more each day, there’s no limits.

Our motto: You call as a client… You board as a friend… And you leave as family. It’s just the right way for us to do business.

Thanks in advance for sailing with FantaSea Sailing – Your premier sailing experience in Fort Myers Beach aboard Panacea.

Sunset Sail Celebration • Half Day Sailing Adventures • Dolphin Experience • Full Moon Voyages • Custom Multi-Day Charters • Weddings

I’m looking forward to sailing with you again and again…
See You on the Dock…

Capt. Paul West
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Just a Fun Moment in Music…

I was bouncing around the internet and a friend of mine posted this on his blog and I was so impressed that I thought I should share it with you guys too.

It’s a great piece of music and should be shared. Take the time to enjoy it. Grab a drink and kick back and prepare to be blown away with a style that is unique and different, but makes me want to see more.

Have a great night tonight and I’ll update this place tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks in advance for sailing with FantaSea Sailing – Your premier sailing experience in Fort Myers Beach aboard Panacea.

Sunset Sail Celebration • Half Day Sailing Adventures • Dolphin Experience • Full Moon Voyages • Custom Multi-Day Charters • Weddings

I’m looking forward to sailing with you again and again…
See You on the Dock…

Capt. Paul West
888-582-9046  Toll Free
CaptPaul@FantaSeaSailing.com

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December is Here… Thanksgiving Was GREAT!

I don’t know why we wait a year to grab all the family, friends and lost souls together and have a party and be thankful for each other, just for a day. Thanksgiving is a wonderful thing. It’s nice to hook up and play with everyone, but the thing we realized this year is that we have Thanksgiving every day of our lives.

Sunset - Fort Myers Beach
Thanksgiving on Fort Myers Beach

Before our feet hit the floor in the morning, I take the time to give thanks for everything. My wonderful wife, my friends, my boat, where and how I live and my health. It’s a part of my day and I can’t wait for that one day a year, so I have Thanksgiving everyday.  Or as the Pirates say, “Thankstaken.” Just how you look at things.

So here’s a shot of our little family we put together this year. It was on the beach at Pat & Katie’s home. We had Marty, Alex, Mike, Tom, Fred, Erika, John, Pat, Katie, myself, Pat & Maggie.  We did steaks and fish on the grill, cold beers, wine and sand between our toes.

There was a great sunset and everyone was happy. Just a really nice mix of folks and lots of laughter. It was a GREAT day.

Sunset Ft Myers Beach
Oh Yea! I'm Thankful for EVERYTHING!

I’ve got some charters coming up and a wedding next Tuesday, so things are looking up. The first 3 weeks of December are traditionally slower, but it gives me a chance to put on the final touches on Panacea.

Alex is getting ready to do some varnishing and waxing. We’re going to tear out the back wall in the aft cabin to change a hose. Why is it, and I don’t know how many times I’ve asked this question, why is it when people design a boat, or an RV for that matter that they think that there will never be anything to maintain.

I’ve got a drain hose, from the aft lazerette that was installed and then they built a wall over it. The only way to change a clamp or replace the hose is to cut out the wall. Just like Alex says, “4 feet of hose and a couple of clamps, what’s the problem. Nothing to it.” Yea right. A couple of days later and we’ll have it changed and the wall rebuilt. I’ll also make sure we can get to it again. What a concept.

General maintenance is on the list too. Oil and filter changes along with checking the valves, clamps and flushing out the engine. All is well on that. (A gallon of oil and a filter, nothing to it. ;o)

Fort Myers Beach Sailing Grounds
Kind of a nice shot of Pat & Katie's Yard

Hey I just wanted to remind you that you can sail with me anytime. Panacea is in great shape and I want to introduce her to you. For ya’ll that have sailed with me before, I want to welcome you back. For all of you that want a sailing experience you will never forget, give me a call or book your tickets online. We’re here for you.

Just check the Availability Calendar and lock up your date. I’ll take care of the rest.

Thanks in advance for sailing with FantaSea Sailing – Your premier sailing experience in Fort Myers Beach aboard Panacea.

Sunset Sail Celebration • Half Day Sailing Adventures • Dolphin Experience • Full Moon Voyages • Custom Multi-Day Charters • Weddings

I’m looking forward to sailing with you again and again…
See You on the Dock…
Capt. Paul West
888-582-9046  Toll Free
CaptPaul@FantaSeaSailing.com

http://www.FantaSeaSailing.com

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