Welcome to Latitude 26 Sailing Adventures where we work with you to create the ultimate yachting experience aboard Foxfire, a fully equipped Lagoon 410 catamaran with a spacious, comfortable layout for entertaining and relaxing.
The idea to start a sailing charter business originated when a friend of mine, a longtime resident of Marco Island, shared the news that he had recently acquired his commercial captain’s license. Now this friend has a unique combination of experience. He is a capable captain of both power boats and sailing vessels, he is one of the best marine diesel mechanics in the world, and he is a yacht broker! Me? I’m sort of a serial entrepreneur with a home on Marco Island, a desire to retire there and become more integrated into the community, and a love of all things in and on the water.
So when he shared his news I said “Well then Douglas, we need to start a party boat business!” After doing some research and with Doug’s abilities to locate and assess the sea-worthiness of a boat, I purchased Foxfire, a Lagoon 41, and he and I partnered to start Latitude 26 Sailing Adventures which is a tribute to Marco Island’s latitude and to our goal of providing local and blue water sailing adventures!
One of the missions of Latitude 26 is to make dreams come true. This goal is based on my personal philosophy of engaging with others in a way that facilitates their goals and dreams becoming a reality. We may not be able to impact the entire world, but we can change the lives of those within our world.
Happy sailing! As they say, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey…
"Hark, now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul & spirit fly,
into the mystic...
~ Van Morrison