We are a Plant-Based Sailing Experience. Enjoy five days sailing charter to the Bahamas and in the Florida Keys or one day Fort Lauderdale Florida. This EXPERIENCE will allow you to learn navigation skills, weather, sailing techniques, and it will transform your culinary skills and your well-being. At Wellness On The Sea, Our goal is to have fun empowering people like you to enjoy life to the plus at the same time show you the simple steps to sail into a lifestyle designed to transform your life. Sailing Charters in Fort Lauderdale: All our pricing is negotiable and adjustable depends on your specific need. Wellness On The Sea, Rates: for our Sailing Charters: • 4-hour: $650 with snakes, and drinks, look at some of the photos on the website to give you some examples of what the snacks would look like. (maximum 4 guests plus crew) • 8-hour day Sailing Charters: $1000 (2 meals, snacks, and drinks) (maximum 4 guests plus crew) • 7-day sailing charter: $6500 with meals and drinks (maximum 4 guests plus crew) $197 per person per day. • Per night (based on double occupancy): $120 • Additional cabins: $90 Cleaning Fee: $20 (Yes, we can serve whole-food-plant-based breakfast, lunch, and dinner upon request.) What You Can Expect at Wellness On The Sea: Rio comes with a professional raw and chef with over 40 years of sailing and plant-basted experience. If you enjoy fresh organic food, outstanding drinks, and a world of Wellness at your fingertips. Then you have arrived. Sailing vessel Rio is a 43 foot, Beneteau Cyclades with three cabins and three heads for your convenience. Contact us about our 2021 specials & Bahamas family & friends program. 🌱 Our programs offer a one-of-a-kind culinary and experience. Sailing from Fort Lauderdale FL to Bimini or we arrive on to deserted islands in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. All of this while you enjoy a plant-based menu, prepared fresh and paired with delicious organic, biodynamic California wines. 🌱 Our Sailing Charters from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Book your dream vacation today. We welcome anyone that wants a unique sailing experience to the Bahamas. Book today. The alternate plant-based wellness vacation destinations on the eastern coast of the United States and the Bahamas, or the Caribbean Sea visiting some of the most spectacular Islands you've ever seen. How are European destinations offer our clients a spectacular view of the Mediterranean sea like they've never seen before? On land or at sea, We will meet you where you are in life: by working together and finding solutions, resolving your concerns specific to your body. We will provide you with sound and proven tools for a lifetime of wellness. We are sailors and whole-food, plant-based specialists, and functional medicine wellness, doctors. WE PRACTICE FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE; FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE FOCUSES ON IDENTIFYING AND ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSE OF DISEASE. By identifying each symptom, we can find the contributing cause to an individual’s illness. And our ultimate goal is to bring your body back to homeostasis or balance. We really focus on degenerative and chronic conditions are traditional medicine falls short, after identifying the root cause we treat our clients as a whole rather than parts or symptoms. We have a mind-body spiritual and whole lifestyle approach to wellness, for those healthy-minded individuals that want to come on board relax and take the stress off their schedules and have FUN. Duration: • Check-In: Anytime after 3:00 PM • Check-Out: 11:00 AM • We can also be very flexible with our check-in and check-out times. Food price per person. ( Breakfast, lunch, and dinner ) Ar prepared according to your needs and wants. All ingredients are fresh, Organic, picked that day from our local farmers. Note: Our day sailing charters require at least five to seven days' notice to prepare RIO for its journey. Rio day cruises cast off from its dock at sunrise and will return after sunset. Our weekend cruising & sailing charters begin Thursday nights at 9:00 pm, or Friday at 1:00 am, returning Sunday or Monday by 6:00 pm, weather permitting. Our weekend cruise to the Bahamas is LOTS of FUN!! It is a perfect way for anyone that wants to Live on a plant-based diet. The plant-based food is prepared fresh every day while you enjoy the fantastic beaches and deserted islands of the Bahamas. Swim with wild dolphins or see fabulous live coral reefs, and experience some outstanding sunken ships. As part of our day cruises we, offer the following options: • Meals (whole foods plane base diet) prepared by our raw food specialist • Wellness and food preparation coaching • Sailing lessons • Bahamas Island hopping (deserted beaches) • Snorkeling • Diving • Fishing • Swimming with wild dolphins Rio's guests can access the entire boat, use the refrigerator, and kitchen utensils. Stove/oven available (not for cooking). What To Expect Onboard: Rio can comfortably accommodate four guests and two crew members. S.V RIO is a 43' Beneteau Cyclades Monohull Sailboat. She has three cabins and three heads/bathrooms. She was built in France, in 2005, and has seen what most sailboats dream of seeing. She's a sailing sloop (1 mast) and has enough room to comfortably sleep, 4 guests, and 2 crew members. Amenities: • Free parking on premises • internet with a high-speed hot-spot • family/kid-friendly • Wireless Internet • laptop-friendly workspace • hangers • pool • dryer • washer • essentials • heating • air-conditioning If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
My Sailing experience In the last 30 years, I have experience sailing all kinds of sailboats since age 25. I started sailing after I got inspired in the Caribbean with John Martin, my best friend's father sailing on his 52-foot 1950 Sparkman Stephens yawl. It was a great boat. Sparkman and Stephens design No. 379.1. I spent nine months as a deckhand sailing on a 70’ schooner in the Caribbean Sea. I learned how to navigate using a sextant and plotting charts, sail handling, trim and sail care, weather reading, docking, how to navigate in locks, navigation, and maintenance after that winter. I crowed and navigated as a 2nd Mate onboard a 60’ mono hall Brazilian sailboat. We sailed from Venezuela to the Panama Canal then to Hawaii to Japan, Thailand, French Polynesia, and back to the Caribean. From 1990 to 2004, I have sailed with friends in the Caribbean on a variety of boats rigging from 40’ to 60’. I consider my self to be a qualified sailor: I navigated and sallied for 15 moths the 60’ 'Elisa' from Venezuela, fore moths as 2nd Mate, of a 71' yawl in Bora-bora, I can do most rigging. I have sailed all along on a 45’ CC from Moorea to the French marquises and back. I was 2nd Mate onboard a 1972, 68’ monohull Frances Herreshoff design ketch from Florida to Hawaii to Tahiti and back to Miami. I have never had any maritime incident and take this responsibility very seriously. Although if you're not having fun, you're not doing it right! Remember..."Safety is my primary consideration."
Amazing experience, much better than expected! We were not excited due to cloudy weather, rain, and lack of wind. Jose and Alex turned a grey day into the highest point of our vacation! The boat is in great shape, Jose has tremendous experience, both Jose and Alex are extremely nice, they took the time and effort to motivate and teach sailing to our kids, while ensuring a fun sailing experience for us (the adults). Jose and Alex are incredible hosts!
Had an amazing time sailing. Jose and his wife are very kind people and make the trip even better. Great snacks too
Jose and Alex are absolutely awesome. Extremely knowledgeable, incredible hosts and great cooks. They know how to take care of you, run a sailboat and ensure that you are having an awesome time.
Awesome, Jose’s boat is the ultimate experience, ⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️ highly recommended
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House Rules: • No smoking • Not suitable for pets • No parties or events • Check-in is after 3 pm • No pets allowed Safety & House Rules On-board Rio... Believe it or not, living on-board and especially sailing requires obeying a set of rules, which every crew member has to follow without question or discussion. It sounds strict and rigid, even cruel, but it is the fact. Every skipper has their own set of house rules on board but basically, they all have the same goal: to keep the boat and crew safe. Researching the accidents that took place on board, I concluded that the majority of them occurred due to human error, which was neglecting the house rules. Even though house rules might sometimes look like captains' ego-trip, all crew members have to follow them and behave in line with them. If you follow those (sometimes stupid) rules, the captain won't have anything to complain about you while his attention would be focused on the navigation and handling the vessel. Less obvious but completely true, the level of your safety on-board increases significantly. Researching my colleagues' and my own experience from aboard sailing yachts I tried to list some of the most important house rules on board. The captain's word is the law: There can be only one captain on board. Captain's orders must be obeyed without question or discussion because he has full responsibility for goods and lives aboard so he gives orders in order to safely do the maneuvers and bring the vessel to the safe port without injuries, damage, or loss of life. Captain's decisions or orders could perhaps be discussed after the vessel is safely moored, over a glass of beer. Still, only if the captain feels like explaining his decisions. The equipment is not to be played with. This should be self-explanatory. Every single part of the deck or navigation equipment is mounted with a purpose in the sailing or navigation procedures. When not in use, they should not be touched just for fun or because of boredom. No matter how robust deck equipment looks, incorrect use of equipment leads to its damage in most cases. There are no stupid questions: There are no stupid questions – if you do not understand the manner of functioning of the equipment if you do not understand what the captain wants from you, or literally, anything else that you do not understand – feel free to ask. Crew members are good to help only when they know what they are doing, while they could be the worst nightmare when they only think that they know what they are doing. Shipshape: This word is often used in another context than boating and sailing but this time it represents exactly what I find the most important rule of them all. Every single thing aboard a vessel has its place and has to be put exactly in the same place all the time. Starting with deck equipment (sheets, winches, handles, jammers, fenders, lines, etc.) are always to be handled orderly and stored tidily after use. That way all sorts of injuries, such as twisted angles, browses, or scratches are put to a minimum. That applies to the under-deck world as well – all the dishes, plates, and cutlery have to be stored in their compartments before taking off while all the cupboards, drawers, and hatches have to be carefully closed. All the objects, which might be rolled over or broken, should be secured as well as the swimming toys (fins, goggles, towels, and swimsuits), which have to be stored in the trunks instead of lying in the cockpit or on the transom. I like to go that far that I ask my crew to hold their refreshing drinks in their hands even if we are motoring smoothly on the flat sea. Only one speedboat that passes us closely is enough to produce swell, which turns over the glasses, breaks them, and makes the complete mess in the cockpit. Safety first: This rule should probably be stated on top of the list but its last place does not decrease its importance. Every captain should go through a safety briefing before taking off regardless of fine weather or experienced crew. Every crew member has to be aware of the place of their life jackets and all the fire extinguishers. In case of emergency, everybody should obey the instructions by the captain (explained in the first bullet) who should know how to handle the life raft and manage the maneuvers of abandoning the vessel. At the end of the day all (basic) rules mentioned above could be summarized in the first and the last – if you obey the captain and maintain the safety rules your stay on-board will be respected. Please do not hesitate to send us your comments and interesting derivatives of house rules on board. I believe it is about just a little self-discipline required to accept them and make sailing real fun. After all, don't we all go sailing to change some of our everyday habits? I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind, and a strong mast! Summary: • We do not allow any shoes on board. Please remove your shoes prior to boarding RIO!!! • NO SMOKING! “RIO is a smoke-free environment" Smoking is not allowed anywhere on RIO. • We would like our guests to pick up after themselves. If they prepare any kind of food onboard, please clean up and put back anything where you found it, i.e. inside the cabinet and refrigerators. • We expect our guests to keep RIO'S common areas neat and tidy! i.e. living area below deck, the cockpit area and navigation area, and the deck surface area... we ask them to please keep it in the same way they found it when they arrive. • "We do not allow any kind of smoking or object or paper in the toilets". I hope that we all understand and if you have questions please ask. Captain Jose