Sunset is my favorite time of day. Its pleasure is heightened when shared with someone special. Its pleasure is also heightened when enjoyed aboard a catamaran in a warm climate during the summer, sunset sailing with champagne…..
Partaking in a sunset sailing trip was actually on my bucket list, so during my recent trip to Key West I was quite pleased to find it was something I’d finally get to experience! I chose to sail with Sebago, however there are quite a few options in Key West for sunset sailing; all of which are easily researched both online and in town at tourist kiosks. As the sun began its descent, we sailed out of harbor, passing the throngs of tourists gathered to toast the sunset at Mallory Square. We sailed past Sunset Key (where such celebrities as Oprah are reputed to have second homes) and headed for open ocean to watch the actual setting with an unobstructed view.
I enjoyed the crew members who hosted us, the catamaran we sailed on as well as the fellow passengers I got to know. There were couples and families from all over the United States and Europe. While I was the only single passenger – it didn’t matter once the champagne started flowing and the sun started its descent. We were all united in wonder, the enjoyment of sunset sailing and perhaps the lubrication of a little alcohol but whatever the reason – conversation flowed easily!
Taking a sunset sail is something I can now cross of my bucket list, but the pleasant memories will stay with me for a lifetime. I highly recommend sunset sailing in Key West! Or anywhere you find it offered. Just don’t forget to take your camera!