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05/12/2012
"We just returned from a three day, two night sailing trip around the Keys where we saw sea turtles, dolphins, and manta rays. Captain Nino supplied snorkeling equipment and we saw thousands of colorful fish. It was amazing! I was impressed with the Captain's know-how; where to go, how to get there, where and when to throw the anchor. He and his first mate, his wife Mabel, treated us like royalty. Their love of sailing is contagious, and they willingly shared their knowledge with us. We had plenty of good food and drinks and the time went by too fast. We hope to be able to take another cruise aboard Dorinda soon. Until then, we have the professional photos, taken by Mabel, to remind us of this beautiful experience."

– Fernando Arango
05/18/2012
"My girlfriends and I had an amazing time!!! Captain Nino and his wife are absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to be around... they make you feel at ease with their expertise and offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as some very yummy snacks. The price is good and the scenery is breathtaking!! Definitely a must-do!! "

– Eli P
05/18/2012
"This was a perfect get-a-way under paradise weather and while sailing on a beautiful yacht! Captain Nino and his wife were extremely friendly and offered great service. From beer to wine to soft beverages...and even an amazing mango salsa! I enjoyed how they also offered a healthy alternative of multigrain chips and veggies - yum! The price was absolutely amazing and this is an experience that me and my girls will never forget! Perfect gift for anyone! I highly recommend this experience and will certainly do this again :)! Enjoy! "

– Juliet S.
05/18/2012
"Captain Nino and Mabel, his wife planned the day tour to ensure we have time for snorkeling, swimming, visiting small islands, etc. We saw lots of dolphins swimming around boat. Also, we enjoyed the food that Captain Nino has in his menu. Better than any thai Restaurant. Well prepared and well chosen. Very tasty!. We definitely be back next time. Janet. "

– Janet S.
05/18/2012
"“Water and wind and a sailor in between” Luis Nino is now my friend, but when we go on to the sea he is captain Nino. I admire him because he has such a true and contagious love for sailing. Every time I come to Miami I call him to book a trip. I tought I never loved to go sailing and expose myself to seasicknes, but at first we did only one day trips and it was sooo nice. On my last coming to Miami we went out for two days... what a beautiful experience. For besides a capitain, Luis is an exelent cook and... wao, the shrimp barbecue and a little wine can get you to enjoy the life we deserve. Now back at home I write this hoping next time we meet he doesnt take me to go round the world (not yet for me bro) but can plan a nice day around the bay. "

– Marco S.
05/18/2012
"“great Time” This was such a great trip. My two other friends and I decided on a snorkeling adventure and was recommended the Fowel Tower. We were able to snorkel, sail, kayak, lunch and listen to fascinating tales of the area. Captain Nino was awesome and the sailing was fantastic. Would recommend anyone to do this trip while in Miami we had a blast and will do this again. "

– Cobe
05/18/2012
"“BUENISIIIMO!!!!” Hermoso dia en velero "Dorinda" en el coral Carysfort en Florida. El Capitan y su guia en mar adentro es unico para unos momentos de descanso/placer TOTAL.....!!! Lo mejor para ustedes, Un saludo cordial Japi 2012 "

– Jairo P.
06/04/2012
"IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE THE SUNSENT WAS ESPECTACULAR MY LIFE BELONG TO THE WATER I LOVE SAILING THE CAPTAIN WAS VERY NICE I WILL DO TI AGAIN AND AGAIN"

– ANGELA ZULUAGA
06/04/2012
"Wow!! Completely unexpected the relaxing afternoon I spent with my family on this wonderful sailboat. Captain and first mate are exceptional as they are friendly, easy going and ready to have guests experience the best of miami's biscayne bay. Ready to repeat a sail again soon... :-)))"

– Erika
06/04/2012
"Sailing on Biscayne Bay with Capt. Nino and First-Mate Mabel is a wonderful time. My fiance and I reclined on the top deck while sipping wine and eating delicious, homemade snacks. Capt. Nino expertly directed us around the Bay with the perfect combination of the serenity of sailing and the adventure of the sea. Mabel was an outstanding hostess that took fantastic care of us and made us feel like family. My fiance and I were able to relax and enjoy the waves and the beautiful sights, and were inspired to have some great conversation about our hopes and dreams. As spectacular as any of the sights that you will see is the character and spirit of Capt. Nino and Mabel. Get to know them a little and you will be encouraged by their story of dreamers doing what they love. Sailing on Biscayne Bay is an awesome time, I completely recommend that everyone book a trip with them! "

– Steve P.
06/04/2012
"My fiance and I went on a Saturday morning and enjoyed every second of it. Captain Nino and his wife Mabel are absolutely amazing. They do everything that they can to make you feel like family. Mabel even takes the time to make homemade dip and mango salsa which are absolutely delicious! They offer you water, beer, wine, soft drinks to make sure you are enjoying a beverage while sailing and taking in the gorgeous sights. Captain Nino put up the sails and allowed us to choose which route to take which was pretty cool. Everything was perfect and so romantic. We will definitely do this again and highly recommend it to anyone looking to have a fabulous time on the Bay. :) "

– Dreamfreely
06/04/2012
"My trip aboard Captain Niño's beautiful classic sailboat was one I will not forget. My friends and I were treated like family and Captain Niño and his wife Mabel were just incredible. They are great at what they do. We went for a two hour ride and it was just a blast. The sights were beautiful and we even got some history about what we were seeing. It was smooth sailing! I would highly recommend to anyone. "

– Virtuo234
06/14/2012
"Sailing with Nino and his wife Mabel was a truly wonderful experience. They were very attentive and extremely pleasant. The trip across Biscayne Bay was absolutely beautiful. One felt as if one did not have a care in the world as the sailboat rocked gently on the waves and the sun sparkled on the sea. You should definitely book a sailing trip with Nino and Mabel. "

– Sylvia
06/14/2012
"Our friends visiting from Scotland thought that our trip with Nina and Mabel was the highlight of their vacation. They had not sailed before, so this trip was the perfect introduction for them. Nino and Mabel are delightful hosts. Mabel served delicious fruit and snacks. They both made us extremely comfortable. It was a very relaxing way to see Miami from the water. I would highly recommend this trip for everyone. "

– Lorna
06/14/2012
"We booked a sail with Nino and had a glorious time. The day was balmy and the breeze as we sailed across Biscayne Bay ruffled our hair and cooled our skin. The sailboat rocked gently on the waves and for a few hours the hustle and bustle of the world slipped away. The sun glistened on the water as if there were sparkling diamonds strewn on the surface. The vista of the Miami skyline was beautiful. Nino and his wife were super attentive. Refreshments were served and the strawberries were delicious. All in all an absolutely wonderful time was had. So if you want to spend a glorious afternoon, book a sail with Nino. "

– Travelinfantasy
06/15/2012
"From the moment that you meet Luis and his lovely wife, Mabel, it is clear that you have made a great choice. Their passion for what they do and their deep desire to ensure the best possible time for their passengers is as clear as it is undeniable. They are lovely people who make you feel more like you are out for a day with old friends than on a standard tour of Biscayne Bay. The company, the just-the-right-size vessel, the food and drinks, the views...they were all perfect. It was a wonderful outing that will not soon be forgotten. I can't recommend them enough. Wonderful meeting you both. Smiles, Berti "

– Berti P.
06/21/2012
"If you're looking to get away, to feel the ocean breeze, to let go and feel at peace, this is a greatway to do it - and Luis and his wife are kind and beautiful people. I booked this trip as a father's day gift, but he passed away a week before the trip. Luis and his wife were so interested in hearing more about my father, and talked about him like he was a friend whose soul was present on the sail. They even were kind enough to say a traditional prayer in Spanish. A very special and memorable experience indeed. "

– Srain
06/27/2012
"This was a great choice! It was a father's day surprise and we will remember it for a long time. Sailing was beautiful and captain and his wife made everything to make us comfortable. They prepared delicious food and sent us professional pictures few days later. We would definitely choose them again! "

– Katarina
08/03/2012
"I went on a sunset sailing trip today (July 21, 2012) on Captain Nino's boat with my best friend who is visiting me from Singapore today and we had an awesome time! My friend says that it's the highlight of her trip to Miami. Thank you so much for providing us with an unforgetable experience. I highly recommend this sailing trip."

– Chua
08/03/2012
"Very nice evening sail. Got to see the sunset over the Miami skyline, have some beers and snacks, lots of picture opportunities. Excellent value for the money."

– Mike
09/27/2012
"Miami puede ser la ciudad de las discotecas, los grandes centros comerciales y las playas inmensas pero si queremos separarnos de todo eso y contemplar la ciudad desde la tranquilidad del mar, esta es la mejor opción. Para mi, y mi familia, salir en el velero luego de una semana intensamente extresante fue una experiencia impresionante. Ver la ciudad de Miami como nunca antes fue verdaderamente increíble. Lo que siempre me había preocupado de hacer un viaje como éste era no encontrar a las personas adecuadas para compartirlo. En éste lo encontré. El capitán y su asistente fueron el complemento perfecto para la tarde. Personas que hicieron que se sumaran por ese par de horas un par de amigos más y nos hicieran sentir como si ese velero fuera un pedazo más de nuestra casa en medio de la bahía de Biscayne. Altamente recomendado. Regresaremos siempre."

– Agmar
09/27/2012
"My wife and I fell in love with sailing, thanks to Captain Nino and his wife. They really made the experience truly wonderful. If you have ever wondered what sailing is like, look no further and set up a time with Captain Nino and his wife! "

– Christian&Maria
04/27/2013
"This is a ‘sunshine story’! When my husband of 32 years suddenly passed away, I was at a loss as to what to do. We had long ago solemnly promised each other that we both were to be cremated and have our ashes scattered at sea. The cremation part was easy, but how to dispose of the ashes was beyond anything I had ever been faced with. Using my trusted computer to search for information I discovered there are very strict rules in Florida as to the distance from shore and so on. The distance proved to be at least 5 nautical miles, which made it apparent that I would need some kind of boat. So next step was to find an outfit that handled this kind of service (it’s slim pickings, I can assure you) and all that came up in this area was a powerboat rental. Well, my husband couldn’t stand those noisy things and I didn’t find it appropriate to send him off that way. After further search I stumbled upon “Dorinda” at “Sailing on Biscayne Bay”, but the website didn’t mention anything about burial at sea. I shot off an e-mail explaining what I needed. Alas, my timing was wrong. With Hurricane Isaac on the prowl, they never received it, or somehow it was lost. After a few months I forwarded my original e-mail, and this time received an apologizing response from Mabel. We spoke on the phone and I assured her that this was not going to be a whooping and hollering event – just a couple of friends and me sending my husband, peacefully sending my husband off to his final resting place. We agreed on time and price. Need I say that I felt a bit outside my comfort zone on the day it all took place? But I needn’t have worried. Everything went smoothly and turned out to be a beautiful experience that afforded me a peaceful final closure and even quite a few laughs. So you people out there, who may have a similar situation of just wanting to send off your loved one in style, I highly recommend doing what I did. Captain Nino and Mabel are the nicest, warm, respectful, friendly individuals you’d ever want to meet and my friends and I are planning to take another boat ride, if for a different purpose. "

– Nanette
07/16/2013
"I had the great opportunity to experience Sailing on Biscayne Bay with Capt. Luis & his wife Mabel. My finance, then my bf surprised me with the trip. The Capt. & his wife were extremely accommodating, putting the champagne we'd brought on ice & putting away the flowers my bf had brought me. About 1/3 of the way through the trip my bf proposed to me. The sun was setting & the weather was beautiful, it was soooo romantic. I wouldn't have had it any other way. The best part was that Mabel was able to capture the whole thing with her excellent photography skills. They also served us great snacks, the mango salsa is delish! It truly was a day to remember<3"

– Jemsi
07/23/2013
"recien llegamos a Miami y contacte a Mabel muy dispuesta y atenta para programar nuestro paseo justo con un dia de anticipacion, el paseo fue muy divertido, buen viento!, vimos delfines, vistas muy bonitas y, botanas ricas, un plato de quesos muy sabroso y a la hora de la comida unas deliciosas hamburgesas preparadas al momento en "noname harbor", donde nos bañamos y tomamos algunas bebidas heladas!!, la atencion de Mabel y del Capitan Luis su esposo de lo mas cordial y atentos ademas nos enviaron un monton de fotografias muy bien tomadas por Mabel que es una fotografa profesional, UNA EXPERIENCIA MUY BONITA!"

– Newton
08/18/2013
"This was an amazing experience. The views are breathtaking. Exactly what the doctor order . Total relaxation . you get to take it all in as soothing music plays in the background. Really enjoy this experience but it was also great to meet two sweet people. Capt Luis and his wife Mabel are sweet and caring people who want you to have the best experience ever. Cannot recommend this enough."

– Renzo
04/09/2015
"Increible experiencia. Muy buen servicio y mucha calidez en el trato. Quedamos muy satisfechos. Con ganas de repetir."

– Rosa Quintero y Victor Rubio
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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