Experience the taste of the ocean with our curated culinary offerings.

Chefs Onboard

At Summerwind Sailing Adventures, we believe every aspect of your journey, including the culinary experience, should be exceptional. That’s why we’ve carefully selected our team of culinary experts whose talents will elevate your sailing adventure. They aren’t just cooks; they’re artists who use flavors as their palette and the sea as their canvas.

Featuring a diverse range of talents, our chefs ensure that every palate is not just satisfied but delighted. Whether you prefer specific cuisine, are traveling with kids, or have other dietary restrictions, rest assured that our chefs will craft menus that cater to everyone’s tastes with finesse and creativity.

Their expertise and creativity allow them to provide exquisite dining experiences that stay with you long after the sails have been stowed. With a passion for adventure and gastronomy, our chefs transform each meal into an unforgettable event.

Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing lunch in the sunshine or a romantic dinner under the stars, our chefs have designed their culinary creations to perfectly enhance your sailing experience. Their dishes range from fresh and vibrant salads to flavorful seafood dishes showcasing the day’s catch. Their dedication shines through in every meal, striking a perfect balance between light and satisfying, making them the perfect complement to your voyage.

They are experts at crafting dishes that are light enough to enjoy onboard yet hearty enough to satisfy your appetite after a day of adventure.

Onboard Dining

Our onboard dining is the star of your sailing adventure, promising to elevate your journey with tantalizing flavors, exquisite presentations, and unforgettable dining moments. Each meal is a celebration of the sea and the spirit of adventure, meticulously crafted by our talented chefs to reflect the diversity of the destinations we explore.

Join us aboard Summerwind Sailing Adventures and let our chefs take you on a culinary journey like no other. With their passion and expertise, they promise to make every meal a highlight of your sailing experience. Read on to discover more about their delicious creations that await you on board.

Daybreak Menu

Start your day on the sea the right way with our comforting Daybreak menu. It’s expertly designed to fuel your adventures with flavors that awaken your senses and energize your soul.

Avocado Toast with Egg, Cucumber, Tomato, and Bacon Bits

A modern yet classic breakfast where creamy avocado meets the satisfying crunch of cucumber and tomato, topped with perfectly cooked egg and crispy bacon bits. This nutritious and delicious dish is a refreshing way to kickstart your day.

Honey Ham, Eggs, Cheese, Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches with Fresh Apple Slices

Presenting the harmonious blend of sweet and savory with our delightful breakfast sandwiches. Tender honey ham, fluffy eggs, and melted cheese sandwiched between buttery croissants offer a symphony of flavors that pair perfectly with crisp apple slices, refreshingly contrasting each savory bite.

Traditional Bacon and Eggs with French Toast cooked in the Galley or on the Aft Deck Griddle

For those craving a traditional American breakfast experience, look no further than our bacon and eggs served with golden-brown French toast. Cooked to perfection in the galley or on the aft deck griddle, this comforting meal is a timeless favorite that never fails to satisfy.

Banana Pancakes with Caramel & Butterscotch Topping, Vermont Maple Syrup, and Fresh Fruit

Treat yourself to a stack of fluffy banana pancakes drizzled with decadent caramel and butterscotch topping and crowned with the rich sweetness of Vermont maple syrup. Each forkful is a journey through layers of flavor, complemented by a burst of freshness from the accompanying fresh fruit.

Join us for Daybreak at Summerwind Sailing Adventures and indulge in a morning feast that sets the stage for a day of maritime exploration and adventure. Bon appétit!

Midday Lunch

Presenting a refreshing midday lunch that rejuvenates and satisfies your soul with a backdrop of glistening sea. Our chefs have carefully curated the menu to provide diverse options to suit every palate and preference.

Traditional Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Shredded Carrots and Crumbled Bacon

Tender grilled chicken meets crisp romaine lettuce, tossed with tangy Caesar dressing and topped with shredded carrots and crumbled bacon for an added burst of flavor and texture. This refreshing salad perfectly balances indulgence and wholesomeness and is ideal for a midday snack.

Grilled Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo with Fresh Parmesan Cheese, Olive Oil, and Parsley

Here comes everyone’s favorite, a decadent pasta dish. Its rich and creamy sauce, perfectly grilled shrimp, and al dente fettuccine delight the senses. Topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of parsley, each forkful is a symphony of flavors that transports you to culinary bliss.

Aft Deck BBQ Grill Specialties

For those craving a taste of the grill, our Aft Deck BBQ Grill is always ready to serve up savory delights. From succulent grilled fish and juicy steaks to tender chicken and flavorful burgers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let the aroma of sizzling meats and the crackle of the grill fire up your appetite as you indulge in a midday feast fit for a king.

Hors D’oeuvres

As the sun’s golden hues fill the sky and the waves glisten, elevate your evening with our exquisite selection of hors d’oeuvres. Our chefs have meticulously crafted the menu to delight your palate, feed your soul, and enhance your overall experience.

Savor the sunset with the following:

Sausage, Carrot, Cucumber Platter with Crackers and Cheese

Presenting a refreshing assortment of flavors and textures, perfect for grazing as you watch the sun dive into the sea.

Shrimp Cocktail

Enjoy succulent shrimp served with zesty cocktail sauce, a refreshing treat to awaken your palate. The freshness of the shrimp, combined with the zesty flavors of the sauce, creates an invigorating sensation reminiscent of the sea breeze kissing your skin.

Charcuterie Boards

Our charcuterie boards bring joy to the whole family. Featuring an array of cured meats, aged cheeses, seasonal fruits, and artisanal bread. Each board is a work of art, inviting you to explore various flavors and textures that perfectly complement your maritime adventure.

Chips/Crackers with Salsa and Fresh-made Guacamole

No hors d’oeuvres spread is complete without some chips and salsa! Experience the bold and vibrant flavors of our homemade salsa and guacamole paired with crispy chips or crackers. The freshness of the ingredients and the burst of flavor awakens your senses, inviting you to savor every moment of your sailing adventure.

Treats Galore

Conclude your evening on a sweet note with an assortment of delectable treats, ranging from decadent chocolates to homemade pastries. Each bite is a delight for the taste buds, offering a glimpse into the exciting wonders that await aboard Summerwind Sailing Adventures.

The Hors D’oeuvres hour at Summerwind is everyone’s favorite, and for good reasons! The vibrant flavors, creative presentation, and the ocean’s backdrop will surely delight your soul and palate.  

Main Dishes

Summerwind Sailing Adventures promises a delightful culinary experience where fine dining meets the open sea. Pair your meal with a glass of fine wine from our extensive selection, or indulge in a handcrafted cocktail from our ship’s bar. Whatever your preference, dinner aboard Summerwind promises to be a culinary journey like no other.

Here are the options for our main dishes, each prepared by our team of talented chefs.

Grilled New York Strip with Asparagus, Onions, and Mushrooms with Rosemary Potatoes

Indulge in this culinary masterpiece featuring succulent New York strip steak, perfectly grilled to tender goodness. Accompanied by a medley of sautéed asparagus, savory mushrooms, and caramelized onions, and served alongside golden rosemary-infused potatoes. This carefully curated dish offers unique yet delightful flavors and textures that promise to delight your taste buds with every bite.

Pair this hearty dish with a bold red wine like Apothicfrom our exquisite collection. The rich flavors of the steak and the earthy notes of the mushrooms are complemented by the wine’s robust body and tannins. Alternatively, a glass of Prosecco would also be an excellent choice, with its smooth texture and hints of fruit enhancing the savory elements of the meal.

Brazilian Steaks with Broccoli

Transport to the vibrant streets of Brazil with our Brazilian-style steaks, expertly seasoned and grilled to juicy perfection. Served alongside tender-crisp broccoli florets, this dish offers a tantalizing fusion of smoky flavors and fresh, green goodness, providing a satisfying and nourishing meal that satisfies both body and soul.

For this South American-inspired dish, opt for our refreshing gin cocktail, offering a crisp contrast to the rich flavors of the steak. Our Bombay Sapphire gun offers citrusy notes that complement the savory elements of the fish while providing a refreshing palate cleanser between bites.

Garlic Herb Crusted Salmon with Asparagus

Take your dining experience to a new level with our Garlic Herb Crusted Salmon. Featuring a succulent fillet of salmon encrusted with garlic and aromatic herbs, perfectly roasted to flaky perfection. Accompanied by tender-crisp asparagus spears, this dish is a celebration of fresh flavors and wholesome goodness, guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied.

Pair the delicate flavors of this dish with crisp and refreshing white wine. The bright acidity and citrus notes of white wines complement the herbs and garlic in the dish. Alternatively, if you prefer a cocktail, a light and citrusy drink like a French 75 made with La Marca Prosecco would also complement the salmon’s flavors nicely, providing a refreshing contrast to the richness of the fish.


End this delicious culinary journey on a sweet note with our irresistible dessert offerings. From light and refreshing options to indulgent treats, our menu promises to satisfy your sweet cravings and leave you happy.

Fresh Cut Fruit with Yogurt and Granola

Whether you’re craving something light after a sumptuous meal or seeking a nutritious pick-me-up, this dessert is the perfect choice.

A guilt-free yet satisfying dessert with our fresh fruit with yogurt and granola. Vibrant and succulent fruits are paired with creamy yogurt and crunchy granola, creating a perfect blend of textures that delight the palate and satiate the sweet tooth.

Fresh Made Waffles with Ben and Jerry’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream A-La-Mode, Served with Fresh Fruit:

For a more indulgent treat, get our freshly made waffles with Ben and Jerry’s peanut butter ice cream and fresh fruit. Our warm, fluffy waffles are topped with a generous scoop of creamy peanut butter ice cream, creating a symphony of sweet and savory flavors. The richness of the ice cream is perfectly balanced by the freshness of the fruit, resulting in a dessert that satisfies both your sweet tooth and your craving for decadence.



Sailing with Marty was my first experience as an adult sailing off the coast. We had a wonderful trip starting in St Augustine. First, we were given some basic information about the boat and safety, the other crew members and our destination. Then we were off. We sailed up to Amelia Island for most of the day and then docked at Fernandina Beach marina. We had a short walk into downtown and had a wonderful meal. It was also a great way to really get to know the other members of the crew. The next morning we set off and sailed north to Cumberland Island. Once on the island, we explored the ruins, had a nice hike and enjoyed dinner on the boat. The next step was amazing. We headed off into the sunset on the boat and sailed all night. It was truly exhilarating sailing through the night. At all times, I felt safe but the excitement got me hooked on sailing. Marty is honest, helpful, and always cheerful; exactly what you want in a captain.


This past summer my husband and I had an awesome time on Summerwind. The weather was warm so it was a great time sailing to downtown St Augustine and simply grabbing a mooring ball eating a yummy lunch with our family and diving off the back for a refreshing dip. The following day we took the boat several miles out in the ocean with all the sails up, music on in the cabin; a complete escape from work etc. At day’s end we sailed right up to Caps On The Water restaurant for my birthday where we enjoyed a seafood dinner and drinks. We can’t wait to plan another visit aboard Summerwind, It was a complete vacation over only a single weekend. Many thanks.


Sailing with Marty is truly a treat... He and his trusty Yacht are one with the mighty ocean. Years at sea and behind the helm show, and pay off in high seas or calm. But don't get too comfortable because he is always game to teach you the ropes and be sure you are part of the adventure. There is nothing more peaceful and fulfilling than a day at sea with Marty. Thanks for the memories!


We had such a peaceful experience taking in the joys of the sea while sailing with Marty. He was willing to let us take on roles to help sail the boat (and willing to let us fail, too!) We brought along our two little children (2.5 years and 10 months) and they enjoyed playing below deck and seeing the beautiful scenery sailing by. We were grateful for Marty’s expertise, generosity and passion for sailing!

Claire L / DAPHNE, AL

I've sailed with Captain Marty several times and it was a joy. One of the trips was a longer sail from Puerto Rico to Saint Augustine, Florida in May, 2013. We had a great time and I felt totally comfortable with Marty as our Captain. His sailing and navigating experience made me feel very at ease while on the water - he is a safety conscious sailor. I would give the trip 5 stars!


Being a novice on boats, this was a very exciting time for me. Marty and the crew made me feel very comfortable aboard the Yacht. We sailed down the Cooper River, under the incredible Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and into Charleston Harbor. I enjoyed seeing the USS Yorktown and the submarines. The view of the city of Charleston and the historic homes was amazing! Marty is very knowledgeable about historic sites. Seeing Fort Sumter from the water was also a memorable experience. I would rate this sail as 5 stars


My family and I have sailed many times over the last ten years with Marty and his crews including wonderful afternoons off the coast of St. Augustine. We have had many fabulous overnight trips to places like Fernandina Beach and Cumberland Island. Summerwind is a beautiful Yacht and she sails like a dream. Some our family’s greatest moments have been sailing on Summerwind with the sails up on a beautiful day with gentle breezes moving along the ocean effortlessly. We strive to create lifelong memories with our family by having experiences together and a day on Summerwind is an unforgettable experience. We give Summerwind and the amazing crew 5 stars and can’t wait for our next sailing Adventure.


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