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Sailing On Pinterest In 2017

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. Now that the rushed activities of the holiday are over, we can all look forward to a new year full of hope and possibilities. There is no better time than now to set resolutions and make some positive changes. I’m sure everyone has an idea of the things they would like to see happen in 2017. We would like to see more of your smiling faces as you enjoy one of our amazing charters. We here at Smile N Wave Sailing Adventures in Destin Florida would like to wish you a very happy and joyful New Year.

We’re On Pinterest!

We are starting the new year off with a Pinterest account and hope that you will follow our boards and share our pins with your family and friends. Our sailing charters and pictures will be highlighted so watch for any pictures of yourself and your loved ones. Pinterest is a great way for us to connect to our guests and locals. It is a great place to showcase the beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast, our dolphin friends and of course the sunset and moonlit pictures.

Sailing In To 2017

We would love for you to join us on one of our sailing charters. If you are planning a Spring Break trip, now is the perfect time to book with us. Our schedules fill up quickly during the tourist season. We would also love to accommodate your sailing wishes so book early with us! For everyone who sailed with us in 2016, we want to sincerely thank you for choosing us to be your guide on the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If you haven’t already sent us your pictures from your adventures with us, please do so we can share them on Pinterest with our followers. Don’t forget, Smile N Wave is still sailing during off season so it’s never to early to schedule a tour with us.

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Happy Thanksgiving Destin & Friends

It is the start of the holiday season and we are still sailing! We are thankful every day for the beautiful scenery that surrounds us. This Thanksgiving we want to take the time to say a special thank you to all of our customers, near and far away who book sailing charters with us. We love sailing on our catamaran and we are thrilled to put a smile on your face when you join us on the open waters of Destin Florida. It is our honor and pleasure to serve you year round! We also want to thank our family and friends who support us every day, we couldn’t do this without you!

Giving Thanks In Destin

When you gather with your families this holiday season, take the time to appreciate all the blessings in life. While the delicious meals, football, Christmas decorating and shopping are things we look forward to, time with our loved ones is what really matters to us all. Why not book one of our sailing tours and have some outdoor fun with those you love the most? If only every day could be like the holiday season. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!

Sail Away With Captain Pam

As a reminder, we sail all year long. There isn’t a time (weather permitting of course) that we aren’t in business. Fall and Winter is actually a great time to enjoy the beautiful Destin water without all the extra traffic. Seclusion on an open sea, it really doesn’t get much more relaxing than that! Just remember your jackets because the wind can be a bit brisk this time of year even in sunny Destin. Of course because it is Florida, we have some warmer days even in the winter time 🙂 Call to book a sailing charter with us today!

Happy Thanksgiving from our home in Destin to yours! 

Smile N Wave Sailing Adventures - Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Volume 18, published 1899 – United States Fish Commission, pages 341-343

The History Of Sailing In Destin Part Two

While researching for our blog, we had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with several interesting people. We journeyed into our area and met Mr. David A Krebs the owner of Ariel Seafood who generously shared information about his family’s history. We also spoke with Kathy Blue, the director of Destin History and Fishing Museum.

 

Destin History and Fishing Museum 01

Destin History and Fishing Museum 01

 

Whether you are a local interested in our area’s history or a tourist who is looking for something interesting to do, Destin History and Fishing Museum has a lot to offer! It has the oldest seine fishing boat still in existence, The Primrose, built in 1925. There is also a collection of photographs of the early settlers, boat captains, beaches and boats.

 

Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Volume 18, published 1899 – United States Fish Commission, pages 341-343

Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Volume 18, published 1899 – United States Fish Commission, pages 341-343

 

When we spoke with author and historian H.C. “Hank” Klein we learned that Leonard Destin actually settled in Destin in 1852 and he shared about well smacks which were sloop rigged fishing vessels that were used before the invention of artificial ice. Mr. Klein’s wife, the Marlers were the second family to settle here. Olin Marler had the largest fishing fleet in the area during early history.

 

More History of Destin

Ariel Seafood - Destin Florida
The first Charter Sailboat in Destin, the Aquarius was launched in 1971 by David Krebs Sr. Mr Krebs moved here with his family after his stay in Southeast Asia, courtesy of the United States Air Force. Among the family to move here was David Krebs Jr of the Ariel Seafood company in Destin on Mountain Drive. The fees to enjoy sailing on the Aquarius were $60 for a half day and $120 for a full day. Deckhands for the Aquarius made $7 for a half day and $14 for a full day.

 

Capt. David Krebs is among the most recent of the Destin Charter- boat Association members. He is also the first sailing captain to join the organization.

PLAYGROUND DAILY NEWS, Wednesday Morning, May 26, 1971

 

What we learned in our research for this blog post is that Sailing In Destin has a rich history from the fishing industry, commerce and tourism since the earliest settlers arrived in our area to our present day aboard the Smile N Wave with Captain Pam. Get in on this history by booking a sailing tour and come sail away with Smile N Wave Sailing Adventures!

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The History of Sailing in Destin Part One

The history of Destin goes back as early as the seventh century A.D.  It was during this time that American Indians first populated the area. Afterwards in 1538, Spanish explorers examined the expanse. Finally in 1693, the first map was developed of the East Pass and it’s shores by Don Francisco Tapia. Destin’s immediate history dates back to 1845 when a fisherman named Leonard Destin first moved from Connecticut and established his home here.

The History Of Sailing

The first known depiction of the sailboat is dated somewhere between 5000 and 5500 BCE and was discovered in Kuwait on a painted disc. As technology improved, explorers from many countries were able to sail in more severe climates and for longer distances. Throughout world and Florida history, sailing proved beneficial. Some of these benefits were for trade, war, transportation and fishing. The use of sailboats for intercontinental purposes subsequently started transitioning after the invention of the steamboat around 1830.

 

Many of the advances in yachting technology came from the fishing industry and local commercial packets. Even pirates contributed to the advances, because small, fast, and highly maneuverable vessels proved successful.

Quoted from Wikipedia

Modern Day Sailing In Destin

In current days, sailing a charter boat has become one of the most popular water excursions for locals and vacationers alike. Sailing the beautiful waters of Destin is the best way to catch a sunrise or sunset, dolphin sightings, offers fun for the entire family and even sets the stage for a romantic time spent with your significant other. There is no other form of travel that is more enjoyable and relaxing than this.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog. Make sure to like and share with your family and friends on Facebook and other social media. Stay tuned for The History of Sailing in Destin Part Two. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

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We Started A Blog!

Hello World!

We started a blog. We are also making some other changes around our website.

Over the trips, tours, and charters, we have accumulated a lot of things we would like to share with you. There will be new pages to showcase life on our sailboat and a blog for sailing enthusiasts.

Have a look at our Gallery and check us out on YouTube. Don’t forget to like and share with your friends.

Happy sailing!