St. Augustine Sailing – Culinary

When you book a luxury sailing experience with St. Augustine Sailing, you’re not just booking a boating adventure – you can take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure too. “The wind, waves and historic skyline, it’s the ideal backdrop for an indulgent, gourmet experience,” says Amberle Burkin, food curator at St. Augustine Sailing. “Whether it’s a morning feast or an intimate sunset picnic, our team of culinary professionals can create a menu tailored to your group.”


Brunch on board is the perfect family experience! St. Augustine Sailing offers two ways to enjoy your late breakfast or early lunch. The shared brunch experience features a two-hour cruise on a 34′ luxury sailing yacht and includes a mimosa and thoughtfullyselected brunch items in a keepsake epicurean box. Although it is a shared experience, each sailor receives individual items to enjoy. If you’re looking to set sail with just your friends and family, groups of four to ten can pamper themselves with a private brunch on one of our yachts. Your meal will be prepared on board by your very own private chef from Eggs Benedict to freshly-made pastries and includes bottomless mimosas.


The historic city is a well-known playground for gourmands and St. Augustine Sailing’s Dinner Cruises offer the most unique luxury dining experiences around. Step on board and we’ll wow your party with a selection of delectable bites, hand-crafted by your own personal chef. Passengers can select from hor d’oeuvres like White Truffle Deviled Eggs and Date Stuffed with Goats Cheese and Wrapped in Prosciutto; soups like our Cream of Wild Mushroom and Lobster Bisque; Sugared Pecan and Spinach Salad or Caprese Salad; and main courses like Seared Scallops with Local Southern Succotash or Lamb Skewers with Orzo, Artichoke Hearts, and Pine Nuts. Of course, no meal is complete without something sweet. Indulge in our Strawberry Cheesecake, Apricot and Pistachio Tart, Dolce de Leche Cupcakes or have your chef create a specialty, seasonallyfresh dessert.


For those guests that want to enjoy perfectlypaired beverages with their meal, St. Augustine Sailing maintains an extensive drinks list. “All but one of our craft beers are regionallyproduced with the majority being made in St. Augustine and Jacksonville. We love supporting our local artisans,” says Amberle. She stocks popular domestic and imported brews, seltzers and canned cocktails, as well as an array of wines from rose to sparkling that will suit any palate.


“I’m incredibly proud of the caliber of chefs that we work with here at St. Augustine Sailing,” reveals Amberle proudly. “They have an amazing culinary pedigree, but are so friendly and approachable – it’s a real pleasure to sail with them!”

Chef Wes

When not cooking on board a luxury sailing yacht, Wesley Nogueira is the Executive Chef and owner at Khloe’s Kitchen where he serves modern-eclectic inspired cuisine infused with his Filipino-Brazilian roots. Born in Brazil, Wes was raised cooking the traditional dishes of his Filipino mother. He has worked under the likes of Chef Carlos Ramirez and Chef Josh Agan and is a staple of the Jacksonville food scene.

Chef Jay - St Augustine Sailing

Chef Jay

Chef James Phelan attended the prestigious French Culinary Institute in New York and worked his way through the ranks of fine dining establishments in the Jacksonville area. Realizing his passion lay in sports nutrition, Jay started J. William Culinary, a company that produces healthy, organic, fresh fitness meals for active people. His clients include elite athletes from the NFL, UFC and CrossFit, fitness enthusiasts and busy professionals.

Rose Ann Points

This may be a familiar face! Rose Ann isn’t just a captain, sailing instructor, yacht broker, entrepreneur, mother and wife – she’s also an amazing cook! Her early food years were shaped by her father, who emigrated from the Azores in Portugal. Her culinary acumen continued to grow as Rose Ann traveled the world, gathering friends and local recipes.


“Your wish is our command,” laughs Amberle. “Sometimes our clientele wants to create a unique and special experience and that’s totally up our alley! Just call our office and we will work with you to craft the perfect excursion with the perfect gourmet accompaniments.”


For the month of April, we’re offering a special promo code! Use YUMMY when you book your sailing charter to experience the Family Style Brunch or the Luxury 4 Course Dinner Cruise and receive a 5% discount. We set sail daily, weather permitting, but availability is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today. You can reserve online here or call our office at 904-829-0648. We can’t wait to set sail with you!