Custom Catamaran Cruises

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Dolphin and Sunset Tours

The Manta

Seas the Day Charters runs one of the most sleek and comfortable boats on the water.   Our “Manta” is a custom Calcutta 263 Sport Catamaran and is one of only 7 made with the “Slashback” planing hull.  Boats from Calcutta Marine are unique in design, wood free and all composite construction.   Read More…

Sarasota’s BEST 5 Star Rated Charter Services!

Front Row Seats

To the Dolphins

 

Check Out the Wildlife!

Lets Seas the Day and Enjoy an Aqua Adventure
Carpe Diem Baby!!!”.

Sunset Cruise

IntraCoastal Cruise
Weddings

Renewing of Vows

TIKI BAR CRAWL

Dolphin Cruises

Island Hopping  Exploration Cruises

Offshore
Snorkeling

Offshore Coastal Cruising

Bird & Rookery Photography
Full Moon
Night Cruise
Committal Services

Priceless Memories, Family Fun

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We had the nest day ever with Captain John and Zoe! This was a memory that will last us a lifetime. He is so knowledgeable about so many things. Never a...
Captain John was amazing. His love for the sea is evident by his knowledge and expertise. He went above and beyond to ensure we had a spectacular experience. I can’t wait to do it again!! 🤙🏼
Amazing experience! Would totally recommend! Captain John is amazing! 11/10! We went tubing and saw dolphins and sea turtles! This was the highlight of our trip!
This was by far our best day on vacation! I contacted Captain John last minute which happened to be mid-March and the start of more and more pandemic restrictions. He was able to take my kids and myself out for a couple of hours and even made accommodations with the other family that was with us so they could have boat time too while we played at a beach and yet not exceed too many passengers. He made sure the boat was sparkling clean when we got on and was wonderful with the kids! They loved having Zoey the dog on board and then winning a coconut once we spotted the first dolphin. It truly was a magical day and we would definitely make sure to book again if we can come back!
This was by far our best day on vacation! I contacted Captain John last minute which happened to be mid-March and the start of more and more pandemic...
Captain John made our trip extra fun. We are from Iowa and this was our first trip to Florida. We had so much fun! We saw dolphins, a huge variety of birds, their rookery, boats of all kinds on the water and a beautiful sunset.We were well taken care of and now we have great memories of this day.
We had an amazing afternoon on Seas the Day! Fabulous circumnavigation from the North Jetty up to Sarasota on the intracoastal and then back along the coast. Captain John kept us entertained with many stories and lots of laughs. He even had special treats for our little dog. We saw dolphins and all sorts of beautiful birds. It was a highlight of our holiday! Thank you again Captain John. It really was epic!
Fantastic service provided by Captain John. He is a crafty sailor and veteran. My family and I really enjoyed his boat tour. I will recommend all friends and family to sail with him.
Captain John could not have been more friendly, gracious or accommodating. We made a run from Nokomis up to Siesta Key by Gulf and then a Tiki Bar run down the Inter coastal - you need to do this. Add in a Sunset in the Gulf and it was as perfect a day as you could have. A must do!!!
Had a birthday cruise with captain john and it was an awesome experience. Do not hesitate to book with seas the day, you will have a fantastic experience!
Captain John was amazing and knows the area so well. He helped us navigate our way through an interment service with grace and thoughtfulness. The boat is...
We had an amazing day on the water! Captain John is knowledgeable and fun spirited. Smooth ride with lots of laughs.
This was by FAR the Best Boat Tour we have Ever had!! The Boat is AMAZING. It is a POWER CATAMARAN making it much easier to walk around even when the boat was moving. Because the boat is a catamaran it was also so much smoother while moving with hardly any of the side to side rocking that most boats have.Can not say enough about Capt. John G and his wife Wendy. They are ENTERTAINING and so KNOWLEDGEABLE regarding the fish and the wildlife in the area. We saw numerous dolphins and we were even taken to an island to see hundreds of birds getting ready to roost for the night. Was so interesting to see the different types of waterfowl fighting and interacting to get the best limb to control.The SUNSET was INCREDIBLE being seen from the boat!!!. This amazing boat even had a sound system with DISCO LIGHTS. The evening was topped off with laughing and watching Captain John show a few of his outdated DISCO moves.OVERALL IT WAS THE BEST SUNSET TOUR WE EVER COULD HAVE HAD
This was by FAR the Best Boat Tour we have Ever had!! The Boat is AMAZING. It is a POWER CATAMARAN making it much easier to walk around even when the boat was moving. Because the boat is a catamaran it was also so much smoother while moving with hardly any of the side to side rocking that most boats have.Can not say enough about Capt. John G and his wife Wendy. They are ENTERTAINING and so KNOWLEDGEABLE regarding the fish and the wildlife in the area. We saw numerous dolphins and we were even taken to an island to see hundreds of birds getting ready to roost for the night. Was so interesting to see the different types of waterfowl fighting and interacting to get the best limb to control.The SUNSET was INCREDIBLE being seen from the boat!!!. This amazing boat even had a sound system with DISCO LIGHTS. The evening was topped off with laughing and watching Captain John show a few of his outdated DISCO moves.OVERALL IT WAS THE BEST SUNSET TOUR WE EVER COULD HAVE HAD
Fabulous experience. Experienced captain and mate who were able to engage three small children 6, 9, 12 and give them an experience of a lifetime. The adults and children all had fun. Excellent fishing, dolphin sightseeing, beach stops for swimming, all choreographed perfectly for success. I will gladly go back with my children. Whatever the on water experience that you want, Captain John can provide it safely, skillfully and pleasantly.
What an amazing day on the water. Captain John was a great tour guide and truly personalized the day for us. What a day to remember- swimming in the ocean, looking for shells and tiki bar hopping!
Captain John was amazing! My three girlfriends and I used him for a 10 hour day trip. He was so accommodating to what we wanted to do for the day and also had great recommendations! He is the dolphin whisperer, too! We spotted dolphins and he created a wake behind his boat that the dolphins swam behind for a good 8 min! We got great videos of them jumping out of the water and swimming right behind the boat! His boat, “The Manta” was great too! So comfortable and had great seating and a flat spot in the front to lay out. He made our day so much fun and was so professional. We will definitely be using him again! Thanks Captain John!
Captain John is amazing! He asked what we wanted to see and took us all over. He helped with tiki bar and lunch. We saw dolphins and enjoyed our music. He even has a charger on board. The few things we missed he was the hero. Very knowledgeable and truly enjoys the days at the office! Very attentive.
Captain John was amazing! My three girlfriends and I used him for a 10 hour day trip. He was so accommodating to what we wanted to do for the day and also...
Captain John was very knowledgeable and attentive. It's amazing to find someone who truly loves what they do. He took us to some of the best places we've...
Would highly recommend Seas The Day Charters! Captain John is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and always makes sure his passengers have the absolute best experience. Our afternoon/ sunset cruise with friends couldn’t have been more perfect!

Hi, I’m Captain John Gerhardt. I am a U. S. Coast Guard Licensed, Master Captain 50 GRT Coastal. I’ve been a “water baby” since birth. I was born in Chicago, where I spent my summers on Lake Michigan learning to swim and sail. I moved to Sarasota, Florida at the age of eight and had the privilege of living and growing up on the offshore islands of both Siesta and Casey Keys at Sarasota Bay. I found that I had salt water “in my blood” as I grew up motorboating, sailing, skin-diving, crabbing and spearfishing.  READ MORE…

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