West Palm Beach, FL

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Carpe Vita (Latin for "Seize Life") is a 42-ft Fountaine Pajot Venezia catamaran. She was built in France to the highest standards by a top builder. She is a spacious and comfortable vessel of pure joy and adventure.


Cal & Marty Landau, both Pennsylvania natives, are passionate, sea-loving sailors, as well as licensed, experienced captains - and have been living in the West Palm area for over 10 years.






($300/hr, first 2 hrs; $200/hr after)

2-Hour Minimum

Up to 6 guests


Overnight Charter


3pm pick-up

9am drop-off

Up to 4 guests

Green Shake

Raw Vegan

Cooking Cruise


Cooking Workshop and Brunch 

with Certified Hippocrates Health Institute Health Educator 

& Integrative Health Coach

10am pick-up

1:30pm drop-off

Up to 6 guests


Star Gazing

Sleep Over


Day cruise followed by an evening anchored under the stars. Includes guided constellation commentary by a local astronomer.

3pm pick-up

9am drop-off

Up to 4 guests

We also host wine-tastings, bridal showers, engagement proposals, family gatherings, anniversaries, birthdays, burials at sea and many other events. Please get in touch with us to share your plans. We are very happy to work with you to create a very special experience. Call us at (561) 312-0010

All prices include the captain, 1 crew member, refreshments, fuel and operating expenses. 

Pricing does not include Florida Sales Tax or Gratuities.



Please review this section carefully before your charter. 

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Safety First

Every passenger who comes aboard is expected to follow all safety guidelines and instructions presented during the orientation to Carpe Vita, and also to listen to the captain's orders on all matters of personal safety. All passengers are required to sign a liability waiver, which includes agreeing to adhere to safe codes of conduct while cruising. For our and your protection, we have a zero tolerance policy regarding all illegal substances and firearms.

Food & Drink

All cruises include water, ice and snacks (with the exception of the cooking-class cruise). Beyond this - we encourage all passengers to bring their own food and drink with them. We are happy to provide suggestions of our favorite local restaurants. We also supply dishes, glasses, flatware, stemware, corkscrews, bottle-openers, etc. If you wish to have your cruise catered, we are happy to put you in contact with some very talented local chefs.

Pick-up & Drop-off

We offer pick-up and drop-off at the Sailfish Marina or at the West Palm Beach City Docks. Earliest possible pick-up: 7am; Latest possible drop-off: sunset.


Here in sunny Florida, the weather is generally on our side - however, good sailing conditions are subject to climate fluctuations, and the weathermen (believe it or not) are not always right. If, on the day of the charter, the captain decides that the weather creates unsafe conditions for cruising, we will notify you two hours in advance of departure. In the case of inclement weather, we are happy to work with you to reschedule.


A credit card is required to hold the reservation. Payment is collected following the completion of your cruise. Cash payment is preferred. We also accept major credit cards. Gratuities are greatly appreciated.


Passengers must arrive 10 minutes in advance of their scheduled departure time. Lateness beyond 15 minutes after the scheduled departure time will be treated as a no-show. No-shows will be charged 50% of the charter fee. If you encounter unforeseen circumstances that make it impossible to arrive on time, we need you to contact us as early as possible to modify pick-up plans.

Bathroom Facilities Onboard

Below deck, we have an electrical flushing toilet for guests in ‘the head’ (sailor-speak for bathroom). It is imperative that you follow all instructions for proper use.


Cancellation Policy: Cancellation within 24-hours of reservation will be counted as a no-show and will be charged 50% of the charter fee. If we need to cancel the reservation due to unforeseen mechanical issues or illness of the Captain and Crew, all fees are refundable.


Dress in layers and be prepared for wind. Even on warm and sunny days, winds can be strong out on the water. Bring appropriate clothing to ensure your own comfort. We do supply blankets and pillows for snuggling up.

Motion Sickness

Worried about getting seasick? Generally, staring at the horizon will take care of most motion sickness, but just in case - we have a natural essential oil blend that can help, and we are also happy to share with you some sailing tricks (acupressure points, breathing techniques, positioning on the deck, etc.) Dramamine and electrolytes are also available.


Stingrays, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, flying fish, cormorant, pelicans, and many other animals are often spotted during our cruises...however, we cannot guarantee sightings. Having said that, we always keep a watchful eye on the water's surface, and we will point out all of our aquatic and aerian friends when we see them.


We are delighted to welcome well-behaved kids over the age of 9.

Miami & Lauderdale

Though we are based in West Palm, with enough advance notice we can organize to offer our charters in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas as well. We aim to be flexible. Just give us a call and share your plans. We'll do what we can.

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."

- Jacques Cousteau

If the freedom of the open sea is calling. Drop us a message or give us a ring.

Captain Cal Landau

4600 Suite A, N Flagler Dr,

West Palm Beach, FL, 33407

United States

Tel: (561) 312-0010

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