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Captain Bud

Captain "Skipper" Bud of Old Glory Catamaran SAIL SWFL Cruises

U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain

Captain "Skipper" Bud has owned and operated boats for more than 40 years.

He has had the pleasure of operating everything from a 56-foot Bertram International powerboat to his current vessel, the 35-foot Lagoon CCC catamaran sailboat, Old Glory.

Being on the water is one of his favorite places to be, especially in Florida.

He has been a full-time Florida resident since 2004, but before semi-retiring here, he was born, raised and educated at Purdue University in Indiana. He was inducted into the US Army in 1966.

Skipper Bud decided to start SAIL SWFL one day when his friends from Canada were visiting him. This was the third year in a row that they had come to visit and Bud took them for a sail aboard Old Glory. Every time they came down, his friends asked him why he wasn’t doing this full time and getting paid for it.

The third time must have been the charm because that’s when he finally decided to begin SAIL SWFL and share his joy of sailing and being on the water with the good folks of Southwest Florida.



Make your reservations today and come along with us on a relaxing, beautiful cruise of the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Experience the magic of catamaran sailing for yourself!







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    Private Sailing Cruises

    Reserve the Old Glory for a private sailing cruise to Sanibel Island, Estero Island, San Carlos Bay or into the Gulf of Mexico. Read More
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    Sightseeing Tours

    Join us aboard the Old Glory catamaran for a sightseeing sailing tour of Fort Myers Beach, Pine Island Sound or Sanibel Island. Read More
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    Sunset Cruises

    Book an unforgettable private sunset cruise aboard our 35-foot sailing catamaran! Departing daily at 5:30. 3 Hours. Bring up to 6. Read More
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