Inquiry for Private Charter

Day sail or sunset sail for up to 40 guests

Let us custom create an unbelievable experience just for you.


0 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040


Sometimes it's nice to have the whole boat to yourself.  Schedule a day sail for brunch/lunch with swimming or without.  Book an intimate sunset sail with cocktails and apps for you and your friends.  Bring your family down to the islands for a gathering on the Gulf of Mexico!  Perhaps an elegant dinner catered aboard while enjoying the sunset and celebrating a birthday or anniversary?

You can host your wedding ceremony, welcome sail, rehearsal sail or reception sail aboard The Argo for memories that last a lifetime ~ it's also the perfect place to pop the question or host a holiday party!  And, we've found, corporate retreats are always better on the water, building camaraderie and fostering interchange among employees.  Daysail or sunset sails are available for all activities depending on your hopes for the day.

Swim trips can vary from 3 - 8 hours with activities available such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, swimming, sailing. If you'd like to do some island hopping around Key West, add in our 19' Zodiak skiff with a captain, to show you around some of the surrounding waters. 

Our maximum passenger count varies depending on what sort of charter you're booking.  We're Coast Guard rated for 90 passengers but find that to be unrealistic.  We can easily handle 65-70 passengers for sails that do not include swimming activities, but for intimate dining experiences of course we would recommend a much smaller number.

Since there's no 'one size fits all' private charter, please give us a call at 305-509-2719 for rates and availability so we can discuss.  

We look forward to hearing from you ~ the captain and crew of the S/V Argo Navis deliver an experience that exceeds expectations!


Argo Navis

Private Charter Particulars

The S/V Argo Navis is a 75' luxury catamaran which provides more than 2300 square feet of interior (including a full galley, salon, dining table that seats 8 and two staterooms with ensuite showers & bathrooms) and exterior space (including a covered back porch with sectional seating) for special events. Please take a virtual walk through our vessel to get an idea of the private yachting experience:

Charter rate includes premium passed appetizers, a selection of premium wines, champagne, prosecco and cava, craft beers (plus Miller Lite), and non-alcoholic beverages. Of course we can make any arrangements for a full bar, restaurant delivery, catering or we can refer you to an excellent private chef who can custom create a menu for you at whatever budget you might have in mind.

For daytime swim charters, we have a large floating lily pad that fits up to 4 at a time, 2 BOTE water hammocks, swim noodles and snorkels, as well as access to the catamaran trampoline at the bow of the boat for lounging & sunbathing.  If the guest would like to add it to their trip, we have a 19' rib skiff available to tender guests to shore, go sightseeing or tubing while the catamaran is at anchor.  A 3 hour minimum sail would provide opportunities to snorkel some nearby spots, sight see and enjoy the sun. To get to a sandbar or the reef, a 4.5 hour minimum trip is necessary. To get to Boca Grande island, a 7 hour trip is appropriate. Please note all destinations are weather dependent predicated on wind and waves. Some excursions are better suited to summer when waters are warmer and calmer.

Wedding charters are available for daytime or sunset wedding ceremonies.

Included in these charter prices is exclusive use of the vessel with a crew compliment of Captain, First Mate, Deckhand(s) and Interior Events Steward. Our Day Charters include snacks, a light lunch (deli sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit) or our brunch menu with bloody Mary's & mimosas and/or our regular artisan passed appetizers at happy hour, premium wines, craft beer and non-alcoholic beverage selection. Our crew will take lots of photos to capture your day and provide you all pictures electronically.

Charter Pricing

Private charters are a minimum of 2 hours.  Additional time on the water is available.

Daytime charters start at $4,200 for 2 hours and prices vary depending on departure time, length of charter and if the guest wants swimming included.  In the daytime each additional hour varies from $1,250 - $1500/hr depending on the number of people and if there is swimming involved.

For Sunset Sails, the base rate is $5,000 for a 2 hour sail with passed appetizers, premium wines, craft beers, custom crafted cocktails and n/a options.  For Sunset Sails each additional hour is $1850 ($1200/hour if 10 or less guests). Maximum number of guests vary depending on the type of excursion. Additional guests are at a per person price.

Wedding rates vary depending on whether it's a daytime wedding or a sunset wedding.  For daysail weddings the base rate is $5,000.  For sunset weddings the base rate is $6,500.  Both rates are good for up to 40 passengers.  Additional guests are $111/person up to our maximum head count which is 65.  Rates include food and beverage.

A premium or top shelf bar package with a bartender can be arranged for $8 or $16 per person, per hour.

All private charters and add-ons are subject to sales tax at a rate of 7.5%, and a 20% crew gratuity.  payments.

In order to secure your date we require a 50% deposit with the remainder due two weeks prior to your event. Payment for charters can be paid via bank wire transfer, check or credit card.  Credit cards incur a 2.9% service fee.

Please call (305) 509-2719 to inquire further about rates and availability.


Cancellation Policy:

The Captain retains the right to cancel any event if any safety concerns are imminent. If the captain cancels your sail we will work with you to reschedule, and if a new date can’t be set then a refund, minus $500 for administrative handling, will be refunded using the same method of payment given. Should you choose to cancel, we ask for as much notice as possible, and will refund your deposit minus a $500 administrative fee fully should you choose to cancel a month in advance. Within a month time frame your deposit will be quartered then refunded based on the week in which notice was received (one month=full minus administrative fee, three weeks= ¾ minus administrative fee, two weeks= ½ minus administrative fee, one week= no refund of deposit or final payment).

Advanced Health & Safety Measures

At Hindu Charters safety of our customers and crew is paramount. If we are unwell, we stay home.  All of our crew is First Aid, CPR, and Serve Safe certified. 

We trust you will let us know ahead of time if you are unwell and need to reschedule.

Default Cancellation Policy

Missing the Boat: You MUST be on the dock 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time for check in and safety briefing. Much like an airplane, the gang plank is pulled precisely at the departure time and further boarding is impossible. Guests who are late (even a minute) will miss the boat. Unfortunately, no refund can be given however we will do our best to accommodate you on another date if at all possible. 

Requesting A Refund: For all tickets purchased for sails open to the public, we require 48 hours notice in order to issue a full refund which will be made back to the credit card used to secure the reservation. With less than 48 hours but prior to 3 hours notice, your ticket may be used toward another date, pending availability, within one week. Less than 3 hours or no notice, no refund or credit will be extended.

Weather: Cancellation due to weather is up to the Captain's discretion. Twenty minutes before the sail the captain will make the call.

Sail Minimums: We will sail with 6 attending passengers, but not less, and will reschedule if possible, or refund in full, passengers who have purchased tickets for sails that do not have the required minimum.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your sail for any reason, please give us a call as soon as possible.

- Key West 305-509-1771

We look forward to sailing with you!

WithinCancellation Fee
3 Days5.0%
2 Hours100.0%