Catamaran Echo, Key West - dolphins, snorkeling, champagne sunset cruise
Echo Dolphin Charters

Private Charters

Specializing in comfortable Private Charters 
for groups from 2 to 19 lucky people - with plenty of room onboard!

Check the value - then treat yourself to the best! 

Echo Sand Bar

The more boating time reserved, the more time for Sailing, Snorkeling, Wild dolphin encounters, Islands, Sandbars, Wild life refuges, Sea turtles, Sunsets and just relaxing. Family picnics, Bachelor / Bachelorette parties, Magical engagements

Included on all our Private Charters...

  • Fresh, brand name snacks, chips and cookies to munch on
  • Fresh tropical fruit tray, which tastes great after a salty snorkel.
  • ICE COLD beers - Miller Lite, Corona Extra, Heineken (21 yrs. & up).
  • 7 premium wines - Our “Sunset Selection” of world class wines:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscato
  • Fresh water shower
  • Soft trampoline sun deck - the "Black Beach"
  • Sanitized snorkel equipment
  • Shaded and sunny seating
  • Cabin with rest room
  • Stereo sound with "Sirius" Satellite Radio
  • bluetooth & CD
  • VHF radio & cell phone communication
  • your crew of 2 providing local knowledge & great service!

From a 2-Hour Private Sunset Sail to a half or full day of tropical sailing and exploring - it's always the longer you go, the more you can do!

Dolphin EchoShow your sweetheart how special they are with a very private cruise to a island sandbar. Or have the family or that group of special buddies out for a private  Sailing adventure. Whatever you choose to do, it's always at it's best while cruising the tropical waters of Key West on Catamaran ECHO.

Tons of usable deck space, and even a "black beach" trampoline sun deck, makes ECHO the perfect boat for a small to medium size group. With plenty of space to relax in the shade or the sun, along with the upscale service and local knowledge of our crew, a private charter on the Catamaran ECHO has been the best part of many Key West vacations since 1994.

Echo's 2-Hour Private Sunset Sail is the perfect way to watch that famous Key West sunset on the open water. This "cruise to nowhere" allows us two hours for pure sailing with no hurry to get anywhere. Our destination is to the best view of the changing watercolors of sunset just off the shores of Key West.

Dolphin DanceBut for private day trips, reserve enough time to do everything that you want to and truly enjoy it. Normal departure times are at 9:00 am or 1:30 pm, but we may adjust your departure time for the length of the trip, or to also include that Key West sunset.

On a 3-Hour trip we would have time to experience Wild Dolphins OR a Snorkeling Stop. Book a 4-Hour trip, and you'll have enough time to enjoy a more complete trip with both activities, and trips of 5-Hours or more open up even more destination / activity options, or just more quality sailing time on our tropical waters.

Just pick the priorities for your Private Charter and include it in the comments section of the shopping cart, or just leave it up to us for the conditions of the day. We will confirm your priorities with you before the trip.

  • Wild & natural Dolphin Encounters
  • Snorkeling - Coral Reefs, Shipwrecks, Sponge Gardens -  (sheltered beginner areas available)
  • Tropical islands and sandbars
  • Wildlife refuge and tropical bird cruise
  • Fast, stable catamaran cruising & sailing lessons 
  • Picnics & parties on the water 
  • Bachelor / Bachelorette parties, engagements, small weddings
  • Sunset sailing cruise 
  • Custom requests and memorials
  • Upgrades available for all Private Charters

SnorkelingWhen you reserve on our website, you have the opportunity to upgrade your private charter with Premium Champagnes and our succulent Gourmet Cheese Buffet. We stock the best Champagnes of any Key West Charter service


Moët & Chandon champagnes will add more bubbles to your Private Charter and are always in stock - and at wholesale price, but only for our guests.

To reserve a private charter on the Catamaran ECHO, book online or call Echo Reservations at 305-292-5044.

We would love to provide you and your group with a magical time on the tropical waters of Key West. From an all day island  beach cruise & movable feast to a beautiful two hour champagne sunset sailing cruise, let us plan a Private Charter for you today. The sooner that you reserve a private charter on Catamaran ECHO, the sooner you'll know that you won't miss the boat to possibly the best time of your life. We hope to hear from you soon.

Capt. "Tortuga" Tom 
Catamaran Echo - Dolphin Echo Inc.

Hall of Fame Award 5 years

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Agreed terms & conditions for reservations made directly with Catamaran ECHO:

As stated on our ticketing service "FareHarbor" - Reservations are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled. BUT, ECHO may authorize to reschedule or refund a reservation that is cancelled for a reason acceptable to ECHO management by phone and email at least 72 Hours in advance of the reserved departure time and date. The following terms and conditions apply:

By making and maintaining a reservation on Catamaran Echo you agree to the following terms and conditions. Each person(s) must cancel directly with Catamaran Echo management by voice and email at least 72 hours prior to the reserved departure time and date to receive any refund or to not be charged the full balance to Echo. If you cancel within 72 hours, the full amount due to Echo will be retained or charged to the reservation credit card, unless you have a serious, unavoidable, confirmed emergency that prevents attendance (as fairly judged valid by Echo management).

If any person(s) is a "no-show" - the full amount will be retained or charged to the reservation credit card and no refunds are available. Only the professional mariners at Catamaran Echo may cancel or delay a trip because of weather conditions. If the captain cancels a trip for any reason, there is no charge to you by Echo or you are entitled to a complete refund or you will have the next chance to reschedule. Echo is not responsible to obtain a refund of any money held by a third party, other than "FareHarbor". If you and Echo agree to a rescheduled departure time and/or date, then these same terms apply to that new reservation. Any requests for a post-trip refund for any reason or reports of any trip deficiency will only be made by you by voice directly to Catamaran Echo management within 1 hour after the end of the trip to be eligible for any compensation.

Each person making a reservation insures that each person reserved is responsible, and will exercise personal due care for their ultimate health, safety and welfare while onboard, boarding and disembarking the vessel Echo, and during any trip activities, and will inform the Captain by the trip commencement or as soon as possible of any issues that could in any way negatively impact other’s or their own personal health, safety and welfare at anytime during the trip. Passengers shall refrain from showing up overly intoxicated or becoming overly intoxicated during the trip, as judged by the crew. Overly intoxicated passengers may be refused boarding and / or alcohol service with no refunds available and / or the full charge due shall be paid immediately by the reserved party. 

For cruise ship passengers: In addition to all the above, if you contact Echo ASAP in advance of your reserved departure time to inform Echo that the late arrival time or change of itinerary of your cruise ship will cause your party to miss their Echo reservation (as confirmed by the port of Key West), then you will receive a full refund or not be charged the balance due to Echo.

Thank you for choosing to cruise with Catamaran Echo - Key West.

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