Services and Rates  

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Maritime Lady charters are designed for guests 12 years of age and older

We are NOT designed for younger children, infants or toddlers since


GIFT CERTIFICATES are available. You request a certificate. I will email it to you. Then, you mail a check. I will hold the check until the charter is completed.


No DEPOSIT Required!

Cancellation Policy – “SAFETY FIRST!” In accordance with USCG regulations, Capt. Jim reserves the right to adjust or cancel ANY charter due to inclement weather. YOU may cancel "up to" 24 hours before the charter "for any reason" and up to the time of the charter for bad weather “AT NO CHARGE.”  If YOU cancel within 24 hours, an invoice will be emailed to you for the AGREED UPON FEE. Those who pay the cancellation fee will be entitled to 50% off their next charter.



2 & 3 Hour Tours

 2-Hour Naples Bay / Port Royal Tour

  1 to 4 People – $200.00 (plus 7% sales tax) = $214.00 ($50 + tax per extra 1/2 hour)

  5 or 6 People – $300.00 (plus 7% sales tax) = $321.00 ($50 + tax per extra 1/2 hour)

 3-Hour Naples Bay / Port Royal / Gulf or Inland Waterway Tour

 1 to 4 People – $300.00 (plus 7% sales tax) = $321.00 ($50 + tax per extra 1/2 hour)

 5 or 6 People – $400.00 (plus 7% sales tax) = $428.00 ($50 + tax per extra 1/2 hour)

Lunch Charters


 4 to 5 Hour Marco Island Lunch Charter (Minimum of 4 hours)

 1 to 4 People –  $100.00 per hour & $50.00 for each extra 1/2 hour (plus sales tax)

  5 or 6 People – $150.00 per hour & $75.00 for each extra 1/2 hour (plus sales tax) 

*** Gratuity is not included in the pricing but is certainly appreciated ***

Invite your friends & family on a leisurely narrated sightseeing boat ride around Naples Bay (with or without music). Spend some time viewing the million dollar mansions and yachts in Port Royal. 


Look for dolphins & wildlife or take a ride down the inland waterway from Naples to Marco Island to have lunch at “CJ’s on the Bay” at the outside gazebo or “Mango’s Dockside Bistro.”  Both at the Esplanade.  Reservations are not required.  CLICK on the "restaurants" to see their menus!

Hourly daytime sightseeing charters are 2 or 3 hours (if less than 2-hours is preferred, MINIMUM charge of $200 plus tax) and lunch charters are 4+ hours (with a 4-hour MINIMUM plus tax). All charters are PRIVATE & tailored to you and your guests ONLY.  We offer morning and afternoon time slots.  Going out on the Gulf is always dependent upon the seas!


ALL lunch trips depart at either 10:00 or 10:30 am and return between 2:00 and 3:00 pm (depending on time spent at lunch and in the shops).

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Sunset Charters


 Rate for a 90-Minute Charter (November 1st through April 30th

 1 to 4 People – $200.00 (plus 7% sales tax) = $214.00

 5 or 6 People – $300.00 (plus 7% sales tax) = $321.00

                            ALL charters are (PRIVATE) and NOT open to the public! 

*** Gratuity is not included in the pricing but is certainly appreciated ***

Invite your friends & family on a leisurely 90-minute sunset cruise out to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. We will leave about 1 hour and 10 minutes before sunset, spend some time in Port Royal, head to Gordon's Pass for sunset and return to the marina about 20-30 minutes after sunset.

Of course, we can’t promise a sunset every time. However, if you haven’t seen a sunset on the Gulf, you haven’t seen a sunset!

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Wedding Ceremonies

On the beach, on your boat, in a church or at a resort$50.00 per hour to assist in writing the vows, meeting before the wedding, performing the ceremony, notarizing/mailing license, etc.  Please refer to:

For couples looking to get married, I can perform your civil ceremony as a Florida Notary or, a spiritual ceremony as an ordained Christian Minister.  Just provide a valid marriage license and you can be married at your choice of venue, on a boat or on the beach at sunset. 

I can also assist in writing your vows!  And, check out my LINKS page for additional wedding services & local service providers available for your special day in southwest Florida.  (see for information regarding wedding services)

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Releasing Ashes at Sea

 My Boat or Your Boat

"My" Boat =    0 - 4 People = $200.00 - No more than FOUR on My Boat!

"Your" Boat = 1 - 4 People = $200.00 - More than 4 People = $300.00

(West of Gordon’s Pass)

Price for my vessel includes the boat, gas, captain services & bottled waters & soft drinks (adults & children over age 12 please!) No one needs to attend!

*** Gratuity is not included in the pricing but is certainly appreciated ***

Capt. Jim and the Maritime Lady are available to you or your local funeral home for the releasing of a loved one’s ashes at sea for UP TO FOUR (4) PEOPLE.  If you have an interest in this service, please contact Capt. Jim directly or call your local funeral home and tell them you would like Naples Boat Charters to assist you in providing this solemn service. Military honors are available (with advanced notice) for honorably discharged veterans.  You MUST provide the veteran's discharge papers (DD-214).

NOTE: All releasing charters are performed in the mornings between 9:00 am and 10:30 am when the seas are calmest and the chance of rain is reduced.

*** NOT recommended for people prone to MOTION SICKNESS! ***

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Real Estate Professionals

$100.00 per hour (plus 7% sales tax) & $50.00 per 1/2 hour – (up to 4 ADULT passengers) - No children under age 12, please!

*** Gratuity is not included in the pricing but is certainly appreciated *** 

Show properties to your buyers from the water. The Maritime Lady can take you and your clients around the canals of Port Royal, Royal Harbor and Aqualane Shores to view prospective future homes.

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Payment Options


We accept cash, checks from "American Banks ONLY" and all major credit cards

The SQUARE REGISTRY will add a 3% service charge for credit card use!



 Maritime Lady will provide

  • seating for UP TO SIX passengers with shade available

  • a cooler with complimentary bottled waters and ice

  • sunscreen if you forget yours

  • towels on seats

  • narration about the Naples area (if desired)

  • Yacht Rock music (if desired)

  • bluetooth capable for your playlist

  • a restroom break, if needed

 You are encouraged to wear / bring

  • FLAT deck shoes, sandals, flip flops, sneakers only (NO Black Soles or Heels)

  • a sweater or sweatshirt on cooler days & evenings

  • SUNTAN LOTION only (please, NO OILS / NO SPRAYS)

  • your own snacks, beer/booze & wine (but, NO RED WINE please)

  • lightweight clothing, sunglasses, a hat / visor and a camera / phone

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