Wild Thing 44' Morgan Sailboat 2 BOAT Berths, 2 HEADS( toilets) (2 sofas.)(6pp)
Albert Tropea Jr.
About Albert Tropea Jr.
Captain Albert Tropea, Jr Once worked with Proctor and Gamble families and the Helene Curtis Company as personal sailing captain. While working in Key Largo with a maintenance company taking care of all hospitality related needs from the homes, to designing landscapes, maintaining yachts, Captain Albert realized that the missing component in vacations in the Florida Keys was the sailing style of adventure vacations. Captain Albert decided to bring the experiences he had with the very wealthy to the hard working families who longed for the sailing experience with their spouses, friends or families. Captain Albert has sailed all over the world from being a Everglades then Bahamas Guide, to sailing the Greek Islands and a number of foreign countries. Let Captain Albert or his hand picked captains and trained mates show you the wonders of what makes the area around the Florida Keys so unique. Our captains know many places that the big 40 plus person boats cannot get to and may not know about. Sail with a crew attending your needs, feel free to be involved with sailing or lifting the sails. It is the goal of the Company to have you experience direct contact with the wind, the sails and the sea with confidence if you one day want to buy your own boat. Feel like you own the boat by telling our crew what you wish to have for an experience whether it is more swim/snorkeling, fishing, sailing. You are the one in charge as if you own the sailboat.
Albert Tropea Jr. purchased this Boat in 1995
Why Albert Tropea Jr. chose Historic Seaport
Key West boasts over three million visitors a year and for good reason. All year round the temperatures are milder than anywhere else even in the summer. Winter is non existent; come down and thaw out with us for your winter retreat. There are only a few days in January where the chill in the air will be down to a low of 45 for night time temperatures, high of 65 only a few days in January the rest of the year is spring like temperatures. Even the summers the highs are rarely above 92 degrees and nights and ocean breezes keep it mild at nights. 'Gonna go where the sun keeps shining, through the pouring rain' was a line from the song written about Key West! Bring your summer dream weddings and honeymoon plans to us and we help you design a special memory. Key Wes is second only to Las Vegas for easy relaxed weddings in a variety of settings especially on board your own sailing vessel, married next to a famous Key West Sunset. Since it takes from 17 to 25 years to get one of the coveted Key West Bight docks, we just recently added a third boat after waiting almost 20 years. It is well worth the wait, with a short three block stroll to Mallory Square nightly art festival and the famous bars and restaurants along the Duval Street district. There are museums and other attractions close by and the Ft. Meyers Ferry Boat is just a few yards from our E Dock behind the Wyland Murial at 201 William. The Historic Seaport has shopping along the board walk with many restaurants to choose from. Still funky and fun, Schooner Wharf Bar, Turtle Kraals and many old local's favorites still at historic seaport after many years with live music all the time. Restaurant near the Ferry boat has live music, outdoor dining and you are welcome to use the pool when you purchase your lunch or drinks with them like many pools in town. So much to do and see, park your car and bike or walk almost everywhere. Or take a taxi from the airport. Enjoy a simpler life Key West living.
What makes this Boat unique
Unique benefits to staying aboard a sailing vessel is to enjoy the life on the waterfront in the Historic Seaport once known for fishing, conch farming and shrimp or lobster fishermen. Feel like you own the boat you stay aboard and then go sailing for your stay aboard and sail charter or choose to take off completely away from it all for as many days you wish to charter with meals and crew providing everything you need. It's your dream, why not live it out this time? Enjoy the old time Key West style and feel like an explorer with family and friends or that significant other. Weather is usually mild no matter what time of the year. Sailing with our crew is safe, learn a few sailing tips, see wild life like dolphins, fish and sea turtles in their natural habitat. Relaxed style of vacationing, pack light, sandals, shorts and swim wear and a few t shirts; bring a light jacket and a pair of casual long pants for nights or when at sea. Bring a pair of good walking shoes, no need to bring heels as you will want to explore and walk as much as you feel comfortable to see the nuances of Key West. While at sea 24 hours, we provide meals and non alcohol drinks of course, with snorkel gear and fishing gear, no need to pack these items. When you take the helm once the captain gets you safely out of the harbor and sets a course, the feeling of adventure will sweep you away. Low tech environment, great for families to take a break from electronics even if for one day, there is so much to see at sea! Earn a 2 hour sunset sail for 2 nights stay at the docks for example. When you watch the sails unfurl, the feeling of exhilaration is exciting and deeply satisfying while living a lifestyle vacation for your special Key West vacation. The weather is usually ideal whether the weather is cold or hot where you are, it is perfect most days in Key West. Call and customize your special destination vacation.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
City Noise Ordinance 11 pm Smoking above deck only No cash refunds- vouchers any charter for rescheduling.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We loved staying on Wildthing. The location is excellent and you can’t beat watching the sunset while sipping a cocktail on deck!
Hi Tom! so glad to have you both as our guests it was a pleasure meeting and talking with you about so many interesting things that you do! Please stay in touch as we wanted to know more and hope you return for a winter retreat. Thank you for the positive review. Captain Albert with Ronda
Our family of four enjoyed our stay and cruises on the Wild Thing. Captain and crew were very friendly and helpful and great about teaching our boys about sailing. Location is ideal close to everything, even restaurants and coffee shops at the end of the dock. Even being close to all the activity, it is a quiet spot. Cuban Coffee Queen catered sunrises on the deck of the boat were some of the best memories of all. We hope to return. Thank you Captain Albert.
Awesome Wild Thing
Great boat. Loved our two trips with Captain Ben. The first mates...Vinny, Felicia and Nick were awesome! 5 stars all the way!! Highly recommend except for when we plan to return!
It is the people that make this charter business such great fun
I took my 3 grandkids and we had a blast. The boat is clean and well kept. It is an older boat so if you prefer things to be shiny and new, this might not be for you. Captain Albert and Rhonda were great to work with and easily accessible. Captain Ben and First Mate Vinnie took us on a snorkel cruise one day and a sunset cruise the next. They were very engaging and fun and taught the kids a lot about sailing. The location of the marina is ideal. Restaurants and shops are nearby and Duvall St is within walking distance. This was an experience we won’t forget.
Good, but could be GREAT
First let me say how pleasant Albert and Rhonda are as hosts... just a great couple. As for the boat, Wild Thing is a wonderful, albeit small, vessel. There were a few things broken onboard during our stay, the refrigerator did not cool (so make sure you bring a good cooler for boat drinks) and there was a major issue with the floor (previous guests broke a hole in the floor) of the bow cabin. There is definitely a “sailboat” smell inside, so be aware.
If you’re not used to small living quarters, or haven’t traveled in a boat or campervan, this may be too small for more than three people. This is not a resort suite or hotel room, but a working sailboat with limited room to move around or lounge in deck.
The location cannot be beat in Key West. Exciting dock life with a very busy harbor. Wonderful people abound, and there is always something happening. Bike rentals are less than 300-yards away, and the Cuban Coffee Queen stand is next door for that early morning caffeine fix.
One of the best amenities of the reservation is the sailing trip... Captain Ben and mate Vinny were amazing. Such a joy to be on the water with. And this boat handles very well in big wind and seas.
Overall we had a fantastic time aboard this ship, and would recommend staying for anyone who understands adventure travel ( again, this is NOT for the resort folks who need space and service). Go into the trip with the right mindset, and there are memories to be made!
Amazing retreat from reality!
Fantastic communication from Albert even before booking that continued throughout our stay! Upon arrival Mate Kelsey was waiting for us. She explained everything and answered all of our questions. The boat was ship shaped and perfect for the true live aboard experience we were after.
Captain Ben and mates Kelsey and Vinnie came to take us on a 4 hour sail and snorkel. Their experience was evident and love of sailing contagious. My husband was able to participate and I was able to just kick back and relax. Exactly what we both wanted.
The location can’t be beat! It is right in the heart of the Historic Seaport. I was a little concerned about noise from the party boats, but didn’t hear them at all after 9.
This was a bucket list item for us and we will definitely do it again!
Located in a historic homes restored neighborhood, Historic Seaport, only about 2 or three blocks stroll to downtown Key West is the Southernmost City located 90 miles from Cuba. Make sure that you are aware that the next island over has an annex with Key West and you have to drive 20 minutes to get to the actual Key West Island. Near your boat you can walk to famous Duval Street, enjoy the Aquarium, The Customs' House Museum, the Wreckers Museum, The Butterfly Emporium, Hemingway Home, Mel Fisher Atochia Treasure Museum, and the nightly Sunset Festival on Mallory Square where artists and live performers are there to entertain you. Everything you hear about concerning what to see and do in Key West the island and the City is just a few blocks away. Stock Island has only a fish market and two restaurants be aware of locations of those imitators! We sail internationally too; 90 miles to Cuba, 120 miles from the Bahamas, 200 miles from Mexico. Live old style Key West three sailboats are docked in an alcove slip close to everything; music, shopping, restaurants, museums, art galleries and the nightly sunset/arts festival. Look on Google Maps when you are choosing your charter; keywestsailingadventure has a prime location is 201 William Street, E Docks, Historic Seaport, Key West, FL 33040 select our historic seaport neighborhood of historic restored homes, with marina right in the middle of all the fun, color and culture of the real Old Town Key West.
Know before you book with anyone if you are staying far away from the downtown Key West that you make sure and look at Google Maps, see if you are one the annexed 'stock island' a connecting bridge and more than 20 minutes from downtown Key West Proper. Get into the spirit of what locals' lifestyle is and rent a bike and peddle about to every museum and famous Key West attraction. Or you can walk to many sites when you stay on our E Docks right on the Gulf Of Mexico side. See our location on Google Maps at 201 William Street, E Docks 10-11-12, Historic Seaport, Key West, FL 33040. Every type of restaurant steps away any flavors any time of the day from hot breakfasts, great lunch spots and class act outdoor style dining at many dinner favorites. Car not necessary, bicycles all you need or quick taxi. Try our 'boat and be' style in Key West at the dock or We will be glad to sail you to any nearby uninhabited islands or small countries nearby! Key West has the American-Caribbean flavor . Romantic, unique, Key West style; Great pool a short stroll away, buy lunch or drinks and swim free. Snorkel gear or fishing gear provided for your sunset or half day at sea. Ask out our Key West Sampler; 1st night at the docks, Stay 2nd night at sea; return 3rd night to relax at the docks. Plan your honeymoon and wedding with our boats. Custom packages available. Your dream wedding or restate your vows maybe bring the family or friends to pull up the sails, drive the boat with the captain at the helm to guide you. Fishing and snorkeling gear provided just pack light swim suits, shorts, t shirts and flip flops bring a light jacket for cool evenings this summer, as we are cooler than everyone else in the country with ocean breezes. Keep your baggage the soft backpack variety for easy storage on the boat and live like a local, the island life style. These are working boats, you will be able to choose when to stay at the docks or at sea, and there are working engines with the heads and holding tanks similar to an RV but more fun and more action than a hotel or inn.
Ask us about day trips on our Anna Capri speed boat launching Spring - Summer 2015 or we already have an inflatable kayak you may want to be included in your sailing stay or sailing excursion packages.
Other Activities: being in the historic homes neighborhood, all the fun is nearby and downtown shopping, all the major companies with other water activities all near the boats from kayaking, boating, para sailing, health/beauty spa all on the island easy to get to.
Florida Keys Community College, Key West Golf Club, Botanical Gardens and the hospital all are located on Stock Island legally annexed as Key West over Cow Key Bridge to the left on College Road. C