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About the boat - Now & Zen

 Now & Zen is a modern 2003 42-foot Manta catamaran. It is designed to take its passengers and crew anywhere in the world. Safe, secure, and spacious her 21 foot beam ensures a stable and smooth ride. 

  • Stretch out on the trampolines for a snooze
  • Commune with the wind on the bow seats
  • Snuggle up in the salon
  • Have a private conversation on the stern sling seat
  • Learn more about sailing at the helm

Outside, a large bimini covers the cockpit and protects you from the sun and passing showers. 

Sunset Cruises and Day Sails in Jacksonville - More Info

Gourmet picnic baskets on the St Johns

Let Us Serve You a Catered Dinner

We are proud to offer catered gourmet picnic baskets for Two from Biscottis. Let us know if you need substitutions.

Picnic Baskets for Two:
#1 Roast Beef and Thai Chicken

  • Cheese Plate with Crackers, Berries and Toasted Almonds
  • Sliced Roast Beef (or Turkey) Sandwich with Aged Cheddar, Arugula and Marinated
    Tomatoes with side of Creamy Horseradish –Mustard Sauce
  • Thai Chicken Salad with Mango Salsa and Creamy Oriental Dressing
  • Penne Pasta Salad with Spinach, Broccoli, Feta and Red Onion in a Pesto Sauce
  • Homestyle Cookies


#2 Tuna and Chicken Basket

  • Charcuterie: Brie and Manchego Cheeses, Olive Medley Prosciutto Di Parma and Aged Chorizo Crispy French Bread, Cherry Preserves Toasted Almonds and Dried Apricots
  • Panko and Parmesan Crusted “Fried Chicken” Breast served with Honey Mustard
  • Sesame Seared Tuna served with Wonton Chips and Wasabi Crème
  • Pasta Salad with Spring Vegetables and Feta Cheese in Lemon – Thyme Vinaigrette
  • Homestyle Cookies


Also as a reminder we provide bottled water and we carry small and ever changing assortment of soft drinks. So if anyone in you party has a drink preference beyond that, it would be best for them to bring their favorite drinks along or make arrangements with us in advance. Alcoholic beverages are BYOB.  You can specify you selections at check out.  

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Sailing on the St Johns River - A hidden treasure

When the St Johns River turns south from downtown Jacksonville it opens up into the perfect sailing location being wide enough to adjust the sail in accordance to the wind direction and narrow enough to provide protection for a smooth sail. It is fabulous!

The shores are lined with manicured estates and ancient trees stretching from San Marco south on the eastern shore and Ortega south on the western shore. The Florida Yacht Club,  Timuquana Country Club, Epping Forest, and Bolles School also grace the shores. If you are lucky, it is fun to be close enough to feel the vibration and to and watch the planes take off and land from the Naval Air Station (NAS) just north of Interstate 295 (the Buckman Bridge).


Sunset Cruise on the St Johns River 

We recommend leaving the dock about 3 hours before sunset and head south toward the Buckman Bridge.  The direction and speed of the wind determine exactly where we go.

As we turn around and head north to ready ourselves for the sunset, it is the perfect time to stretch out on the comfortable bow trampolines as the colors of the sunset flood the sky. As the sun disappears below the horizon the sky fills with pinks, purples, and oranges of the after glow. The sun disappears, but downtown Jacksonville lights of the city now create their own “light show”. You see the city lights as only one can from the water.  One hour later you will be back at the dock as the last light of dusk fads from the sky. The perfect four hour excursion!

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Cancellation Policies

Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 14 days prior to the charter. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and rebook at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in a $200 cancellation fee (Your deposit balance less the $200 fee will be refunded). 

 

Weather Related Cancellations

Now & Zen is safe, stable, and provides amble protection from the weather. It can be sailed comfortably under normal conditions which include a chance of an afternoon thunderstorm, occasional showers, cloudy, or windy weather.

There is  no weather related refund of the cancellation fee except for the issuance of a named storm (hurricane) watch that coincides with the charter time.


Cancellation fees can be applied to another charter (one time) within the calendar year. 

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4238 Lakeside Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32210, United States

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