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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.



U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain

Captain_Kris_With_Baby_At_Helm_Old_Glory_Catamaran_SAIL_SWFL_CruisesCaptain Kris is crazy about catamarans! 

He's been sailing with Skipper Bud aboard the Old Glory sailing catamaran for 5 years. His first cruise aboard Old Glory was an unforgettable birthday gift from his wife in 2013. 

Read about it here!

Previously, he has worked for The Catamaran Company, as markerting manager, and as managing editor of MULTIHULLS Magazine.

Part of his job there was to cover boat shows around the country and visit charter bases in the British Virgin Islands to develop source material for the magazine.

He's also interviewed some of the top naval architects in the catamaran industry for articles he's written. 

Captain Kris holds a U.S. Coast Guard 50-Ton Master license with special qualifications called "endorsements" for offshore sailing and commercial assistance towing. 

Kristoffer manages all of SAIL SWFL Cruises' marketing, including social media, the SAILSWFL.COM website, and special promotions, through his own marketing & advertising services boutique business called Island Light Creative


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 sailing for yourself and see why Floridians like Captain Bud and Captain Kris love it here so much.







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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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