Sail Gitana Charters has been in business since 2004. We began chartering Gitana in her home waters of the Gulf of Mexico around Apalachicola and Valparaiso. Then moved her to the Florida Keys where she began chartering in Key West. Captain Edwards then became captain of several other vessels for hire and Gitana became a full time live aboard. After many additions to prepare the boat for an around the world journey she is now ready for charter again.
S/V Gitana is located in Marathon, FL the heart of the Florida Keys. She is currently docked at Sombrero Marina and ready for your departure at anytime. Come aboard to enjoy a day sail, sunset sail or customize a charter to meet your needs. She is a Thomas Colvin Doxi Gaff Rigged Schooner custom built in the panhandle of Florida in 1978. She has sailed all over the world and will return to that journey once again in the future.
Captain James T. Edwards is a USCG licensed 100 Ton Master Sailing Captain and co-owner operator of Sail Gitana Charters. He has a lifetime of experience sailing, diving and working aboard commercial fishing vessels. He has lived in the Keys for the past 8 years and has logged 1000’s of miles sailing the islands of the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits. He has extensive experience crossing the Gulf Stream and currently lives in Marathon, FL.
Captain Karen L. Angle is a USCG licensed 50 Ton Master Sailing Captain and co-owner operator of Sail Gitana Charters She has over 25 years of experience on and under the water. She is an accomplished PADI MSDT dive instructor and lived and worked all over the world including several years as a professional underwater photographer. Her photography has been published by National Geographic, National Aquarium, Savanah Magazine, & NOAA among others. She also served in the Navy during Desert Storm in Bahrain. She currently resides in Marathon FL and can see herself no other place than in or on the ocean.