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The Sailor Park

CHASING THE SUNSET

The Sailor Park provides an overnight vacation rental offering nightly, weekly, and monthly bookings in one of our abandoned sailboats that we saved, giving them purpose again.

CHASING

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The Sailor Park provides an overnight vacation rental offering nightly, weekly, and monthly bookings in one of our abandoned sailboats that we saved, giving them purpose again

SUNSET

On the bay near the sea! A safe haven away from home.

ABOUT THE SAILOR PARK

Your Home Away From Home 

The Sailor Park provides an overnight vacation rental offering nightly, weekly, and monthly bookings in one of our abandoned sailboats that we saved, giving them purpose again

We have turned abandoned sail boats and made them into vacation rentals! Everyone has a story, let us be apart of yours! The sailor park is located in Sarasota Bay, parallel to Cortez, FL the fishing village, and beautiful  Anna Maria island, FL.

During your stay, you will notice dolphins swimming, manatees floating around the mangroves. You will enjoy bird watching as the pelicans are searching for their next catch of the day. You will hear the sound of the waves from the tides going in and out,  and don’t forget the shooting stars at night that lead to comets!

Come enjoy what the waterways of Florida has to offer!

If you have any questions prior to booking, please do not hesitate to ask! See ya on the water!

GUEST STAYS

Boat Tales

Restoring the Bay’s Beauties

In the vast stretches of blue, where nature meets man-made wonders, tales of survival, hope, and memories unfold. One such story belongs to The Sailor Park, an institution that does not just restore abandoned sailboats, but resurrects tales buried within their wooden beams and tattered sails. Each boat has a history, a testament to its resilience, and an emblem of nature’s relentless power.

Let’s begin with the indomitable “Blondie.” Towed from Fort Myers, her story is a testament to nature’s fury and sheer endurance. When Hurricane Ian unleashed its wrath, the marina witnessed devastation, except for one brave survivor – Blondie. A 34-foot Morgan, she stood her ground against Ian, and later, even Hurricane Ladalia couldn’t break her spirit. With scars from the storms, Blondie earned the title of ‘beautiful disaster.’ She’s not just a boat; she’s a beast – a symbol of strength, tenacity, and survival against all odds.

Then, there’s the enigmatic “Joys Boat.” Sunken, forsaken, and left to decay at a local marina, her sight might have evoked a sense of melancholy for any passerby. But not for me. Upon setting eyes on her, my heart swelled with an inexplicable joy. Maybe it was her potential or the mystery surrounding her, but she reminded me of the beauty that can be found in the most unexpected places. A promise that I’d buy and restore her one day, she is a testament to finding joy in the neglected, in the ruins, in the abandoned. A bit cheesy, yes, but a sentiment so true.

And who could forget the O’day? The first salvaged boat that whispered promises of functional redemption amidst its sunken state. When exhaustion threatened to overwhelm, and hopelessness lurked close, the functional wiring of O’day, with its bilge pump, sink, and stove, shone like a beacon. However, the Hurricane Ladalia was not kind. It swept away its mast and sails with a ferocious 90MPH wind. But O’day, like a true warrior, refused to give up. Still afloat, still battling, he stands as a testament to perseverance.

These boats are not just lifeless vessels. They carry memories, stories, and testimonies of resilience and hope. Through every restoration, I’ve been fortunate to not only give these boats a second chance but also to forge bonds with individuals who share a passion for these maritime wonders. The Sailor Park is more than a company; it’s a community, a movement, and a testament to the belief that with love, care, and dedication, we can breathe life back into what was once considered lost.

RESCUED SAILBOATS

Explore Sailboats for Your Ideal Choice

Ondine aka Blondie

The Blondie is a 34-foot Morgan. We found a message in a bottle that was of a woman waiting for her sailor to come home. All her belongings left in the boat. The boat was found on its side that washed up onto shore in Dunedin. We were called to come get it, saved the boat and brought it down to Sarasota bay. 

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Fair Winds & Following Seas

This particular sail boat is more spacious and has more living room space for you and your friends that can accommodate up to 6 guests,  comfortably. This particular one is 30 foot in length, along with  is plenty of space!

Book today!

Prices as low as $59/night!

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Anchor
Away!

Anchor away! is one of the larger sailboats, a 36-foot that can accommodate up to 6 guests,  comfortably. This particular one is 30 foot in length, along with  is plenty of space!
Book today!

Prices as low as $59/night!
Call today!

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O’Day

This is the O’Day, and was left up in St. Pete at a marina, the owner left at the marina filled with barnacles and sunken. We towed it down to its new home from clear water to Sarasota bay

Pricing as low as $49/night!

Call for booking!

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The Draft Pick

Just like Bob Segar quotes, “ against the wind,” this sailboat is located in Sarasota Bay. It is Always a Sunday Funday! She is located Seconds to Anna Maria island! One bedroom. 5 beds. Believe me, it is definitely better than camping! Watch the stars  right under you! Dolphins  swimming all around you, and don’t forget the manatees! We will pick you up off of Anna Maria Island and taxi you to and from the island when needed! Your own personal captain at your beck and call! Wow! 

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On The Bay Near the Sea

Our company has salvaged abandoned sail boats, and have turned the sunken ships into a place to call home for the evening!

The evening rate cant be beat! The boats are not moveable, as they have been salvaged, however if you are requesting, we are able to provide you with all the extra amenities to make sure your stay as memorable for you and your loved ones. We guarantee this will be memorable for years!

We have a competitive rate and will be the most affordable boat rental around!

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North West Wind

Welcome to the sailor park! This particular vessel is located in Sarasota Bay parallel to Anna Maria Island and Cortez, FL. The boat is not minutes away, but seconds away from the most beautiful beaches in the world!

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Anchor Out!

We have turned abandoned sail boats and made them into vacation rentals! Everyone has a story, let us be apart of yours!

The sailboats are located in Sarasota Bay, parallel to Cortez Village and Anna Maria island. She is mooring out out in the bay! The boat is a similar stay to camping but a little bit better than actually camping!

You will notice dolphins swimming in the bay, manatees around the mangroves, pelicans searching for their next catch of the day, the sound of the waves from the tides going in and out, and don’t forget the shooting stars at night!

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Add-On Ameneties

Extra amenities can be added to your stay! Check them out and let us know how we may accommodate you!

  • Jon boat: The boat is a small 4-person 12 foot boat,  attached with a trolling motor. The Jon boat will allow you to explore the Bay without supervision! One of our best rentals!
  • How wonderful would it be to Kayak through the canals of the mangroves, or how about admiring the jellyfish from right under you, and don’t forget the family of dolphins as the swim by with the top of their fins drifting all around us. Prices vary!
  • Kayak tours, Snorkeling tours, and Island Hop tours, are available to book at a discounted rate!
  • Sunset cruises are 50% off when when you book 2 nights!
  • We offer a water taxi to manuever throughout the waterways!. WOAH! $5.00! 
  • ALL of our captians are USCG CERTIFIED with plenty of experience to keep you safe throughout your stay

BOAT TOURS – SNORKELING ADVENTURES – KAYAK RENTALS/TOURS – SUNSET CRUISES – STARTING AT ONLY $25/Person

UNIQUE SPECIALS

Our Current Offerings

Deals

Book 2 consecutive nights, recieve a FREE sunset cruise for two!

OR

Book 2 nights with a Jon Boat rental and we’ll give you a free 1 hour boat tour around Anna Maria Island!
(Prices per night vary)

Call 513-910-9259!

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Contact The Sailor Park

Phone

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 144
Cortez, FL 34215

We are accepting donations! If you know of anyone who would like to contribute to the sailor park or have a referral, give us a call.

(Any accepted donated vessels to us will receive an entire weekend discounted rate)

Call for details Anchor Away!

 

513-910-9259

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