Smoke and Roses is OPEN for Business

Are You Tired of Being Indoors?

Come sail with us for a stress-releasing, fresh-air adventure. With so many closings and cancellations of facilities as well as activities you are probably looking for something to do.  
​​We offer luxury catamaran sailing with a premium on comfort and space. Our all-inclusive sailing charter means you get a 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.
  During our private sailing charters you are reserving the entire yacht and cruise only with the people you invite. With a maximum of six passengers there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy the views. We are ready at your desired time with no lines to wait in.

Keeping passengers and crew’s best interest in mind we are following the USCG Interim Guidance to all Mariners for Ships on Managing Suspected Coronavirus Disease to help prevent, detect, and medically manage suspected COVID-19 infections as per the CDC’s recommendation. Smoke and Roses is cleaned fastidiously between every charter. Click here to view our  Virus Safety Policy.docx

SMOKE AND ROSE Has Circumnavigated The Globe And Is Chartering Again!
After 19 months and 30,000 nautical miles sailing around the world, Dan and Agnes are excited to be back offering private, catamaran sailing charters in Southwest Florida on Smoke and Roses! Come sail for a few hours during a Sunset Cruise. Live on board for several days exploring the barrier islands. Stay a week or longer traveling to Key West and the Dry Tortugas. World travelers Dan and Agnes, your personal Captain and First Mate, will assist you in charting your desired course and ensure your comfort on their spacious smooth sailing catamaran.  Having completed this epic journey, they are now inspiring dreams in others by sharing their stories and sailing knowledge while chartering.

Nestled between Tampa and Naples, Charlotte Harbor is an ecological jewel ringed by charming historical towns. Join us and explore some of the 100+ barrier islands that follow Florida's dazzling coastline. Unspoiled beaches, stunning sunsets, mangrove lagoons, dolphin watching, exotic birds and swaying groves of palm trees await your visit.
Call 605-366-7673 or email [email protected] for reservations.


We Have Sailed Around the World!

Our website still comprises information pertaining to our world cruise; we are working to get it updated.

Now taking reservations for  the following cruises.
  1. Sunset - Half Day - Full Day
    Sunset - Half Day - Full Day
    Explore the rich fish and wildlife habitats of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves as we cruise past the Peace and Myakka River mouths. You will view coastal mangroves, a variety of birds and the often seen bottlenose dolphins.
    Partial to Full Day
    Starting at $300
  2. Charlotte Harbor & Gulf Isles
    Charlotte Harbor & Gulf Isles
    Find paradise on these cruises as you explore secluded bays and lively anchorages. Sail thru Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, spending each night at a unique and different location on the boat at anchor, or stay at a marina for the night (extra). In addition to sailing each day, you may swim, snorkel, kayak, walk the beach or visit the local island shops and lounges.
    2- 4 days
    Starting at $250 pp/pd
  3. Key West - Dry Tortugas
    Key West - Dry Tortugas
    Enjoy unrivaled encounters on the water on these extended cruises while you stretch out in the sun on the spacious trampoline or relax in the shade of the roomy cockpit. Your cruise begins sailing thru Charlotte Harbor then venturing into the Gulf of Mexico heading south along Florida’s west coast to lively Key West or Dry Tortugas’.
    5-7 days
    Starting at $250 pp/pd
  4. Under Construction
    5 days
  5. Under Construction
    5 days
We are two typical Midwesterners; super friendly, eager to help, strong Christian faith, deep Country pride and although separated geographically we are close to family. After taking a two year sabatical from chartering to follow our dream we are back in Florida and motivated to share the sailing experience with our guests while chartering.  
 View our video on the About Us page.
​S/V Smoke and Roses, a product of South African boat builders Robertson & Caine is a 2005 Leopard 47 sailing catamaran. She features a unique, modern design thanks to experienced naval architects Simonis and Voogd as well as Robertson & Caine's design team. Her speed, agility and reliable blue-water performance serve us well.
   Smoke and Roses is a 47 ' Leopard Catamaran, offering sumptuous accommodations. Charters include a Captain and First Mate to allow more service and attention to all guests. There are two private cabins available with queen berths and ensuite bathrooms, all are air conditioned. There is a third queensize  cabin available with no bathroom.
 Welcome to the Smoke and Roses blog…here Dan and Agnes will endeavor to keep you up to date on Smoke and Roses latest adventure as well as realated articles. Join us on our journeys.
This is not National Geographic and I do not have any high tech editing software but I have always enjoyed taking pictures. Please  enjoy this virtual photo journal of our cruises.
When we activate the YB Tracker in mid October, 2017, we will update our location several times a day. Once we meet with the rest of the fleet in ST Lucia, January 2018 you can monitor our progress along with the fleet - click on the link and select 'World ARC 2018'.