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About Captain Dana

Captain Dana Whitton, is a USCG licensed captain with over 30 years of boating experience. She has operated boats of all kinds, including canoes, jon boats, speed boats, waterski craft, cabin cruisers, and houseboats. She understands that boating may seem simple, but as with anything else, it takes practice to do it well and SAFELY! She is available to share pointers and secrets of safe boat handling as you enjoy your Florida boat charter.

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Cruise Through These 5-Star Reviews

It was clean

It was clean, well-stocked (coffee!), and quiet. We especially appreciated the cool breeze in the evenings as we sipped our wine on the upper deck while smooth jazz played in the background! Hope to do it again sometime. God bless you.

– Steve Thomas
Pet-Friendly Cruise and Stay

I spent part of my break on Mermaid's Lair with Captain Dana and it was an absolute blast. I was able to bring my dog Geo for his first stay on the water... Cruising and staying overnight on a yacht are two incredible experiences that I cannot wait to repeat again. If you have never gone cruising on a 50 ft Yacht, I would highly recommend Mermaid Charters for that unique experience!

– Nikki D., TripAdvisor
Wonderful Weekend

I spent 5 days and 4 nights on Mermaid's Lair with two friends over a spring break weekend. We had tons of options for what we could do... Captain Dana was an incredible host. She was extremely welcoming and always focused on her job and what she could do to make our weekend wonderful.

– Nicole S., Facebook
Perfect Birthday Getaway

Had a great time! A perfect birthday getaway. All your cares and worries float away. Captain Dana is very friendly, fun, and knowledgeable! I am excited to plan my next adventure with Mermaid Charters.

– Breanna H., Facebook
Relaxation At It's Best!

Captain Dana has been around boats all her life. She is so knowledgable and willing to share the joy of being on the water with anyone. She is super fun to spend time with. The memories made will not soon be forgotten. Relaxation at it's best. Quarters are spacious and clean. Dana knows all the best spots to go. For just a cruise for a day or a weekend on the water this is the way to go!

– Cindy B., Facebook
Amazing Experience

What an amazing experience! Captain Dana made our day one we will never forget! She made our trip fun for the kids and the adults. We cant wait to do it again!!!!

– Kristi S., Facebook
Great Time!

We had a great time! Very low key, relaxing day on the water. Beautiful boat and we loved captain Dana. We’ll be back.

– Carol B., Facebook
Highly Recommend

Highly recommend we had a wonderful anniversary weekend!!!! Beautiful boat and amazing Captain Dana! I couldn’t think of a better time with my amazing husband!! We will be back!!!

– Shieba K., Facebook