“Born on Miami Beach and has lived in Fort Lauderdale for over 40 years. Came to Lauderdale for the sailing!! I have my USCG 50 Ton Masters License with the Sailing Endorsement. I have a tremendous love for the ocean. There is no bad boating day, just some that are better than others. The DAFFY sailboat is my 7th sailboat over 24' in the past 40 years but love this boat so much, I have owned it for 25 yrs. Now, Sept 2017, replaced the Old DAFFY 40ft Hunter with a 2008 Catalina 387 39ft. I have been a competition swimmer with the Masters Swimming Program, a snorkeler, and a fisherman. I sold my flooring contracting business 2 1/2 years ago after 26 years and wanted to do something FUN in my retirement. I look forward to making new friends with the sailing charter. I have never met someone I couldn't learn something from. Hope you come with me for the ride , SOON !! ”
Aboard since 2016
From Fort Lauderdale, FL
My family of 4 had a great time on Daffy with Captain Charlie. Captain Charlie is safety conscious, experienced, entertaining, and mindful of the comfort and intentions of his crew. We each had a turn (or two) at the helm of Daffy under sail, making our experience exactly what we had hoped for! We enjoyed our sailing charter and getting to spend time with Captain Charlie. We're happy to recommend him and Daffy.
Captain Charlie was beyond amazing!!!! Great personality and made sure we were taken care of the whole time!! We had a bit of a storm that occurred and he made sure our safety was first always!! Thank You, Captain Charlie!!
It was a beautiful day for our first sailing experience. He is very engaging and has a lot of stories about his life in South Florida back in the day. Charlie was very clear with his rules and particular on what he likes and doesn't like. Some of us felt sea sick but then we saw dolphins and forgot about the rest.
It doesn't get better than Charlie! He's a top notch sailer with a ton of stories for the adventure! Must be able to take a joke, a really great time! Charlie is passionate about his vessel with good reason so please treat him and Daffy with the utmost respect! I will be sailing again! Thanks Charlie! We had the best time!
My friends and I had an amazing time aboard the Daffy sailboat with Captain Charlie!! We are so glad we booked this trip to celebrate my 30th birthday. The boat is beautiful and I could not have asked for a more perfect day on the water! Charlie is kind, lots of fun, and very professional. He texted me with very helpful details in the days leading up to our trip, and was very responsive. You can tell he really knows what he is doing. Highly recommend!! Thank you Charlie, for a great day!
Great flexibility, safety and great knowledge of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways. Totally recommend this boat! We were 4 and it was pretty comfortable. Captain Charlie is a great host and has a lot of good stories to share. Whether you want to stick around in the intracoastal or sail in the open ocean for a half day or full day, this choice will not disappoint you. I’ll definitely book with Captain Charlie again.
Sailing the Daffy with Captain Charlie was everything we hoped for and more. We reserved the boat to celebrate my friend's 30th birthday, and I can't imagine a more perfect way to mark a special occasion than on a gorgeous, luxury sailboat. Captain Charlie was super friendly, super accommodating, knows his stuff and made the day a breeze. Looking forward to doing this again and HIGHLY recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing day on the water.
Charlie was a great captain! Loved everything about our sailing day. He was very accommodating, friendly, responsive (via email and text), and knowledgeable. His boat was clean and spacious (for us-8 people). This experience exceeded our expectations and I would absolutely use him again for another sailing experience! Thanks Captain C!