Sailing event to be truly magical

St. Augustine Sailing to feature world-renowned magician


Set sail for an evening of fine dining and Magic on the High Seas!

St. Augustine Sailing has partnered with magician Bill Abbott to offer a one-of-a-kind show on board their luxury yachts. There will be two opportunities to enjoy the show: a private dinner cruise and a happy hour cruise, both departing on Sept. 3.

St. Augustine Sailing offers various luxury sailing experiences from its home port at the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor marina, 3076 Harbor Drive, St. Augustine.

“It’s so exciting to bring something this magical on board our boats,” said Rose Ann Points, owner and captain at St. Augustine Sailing. “We’re very customer-focused, so providing something extra on board our sails is fun. And Bill is a wonderful performer; he will have our guests in constant awe. Add in our signature selection of curated drinks and some fantastic bites — it’s going to be an experience you won’t want to miss!”

The private dinner cruise departs for three hours at 4:30 p.m. on board a 40-foot luxury Lagoon Catamaran. The sail begins with a glass of wine and proceeds to a decadent four-course meal crafted by one of St. Augustine Sailing’s private chefs. Illusions, sleight-of-hand and tricks will enchant guests while they enjoy a fresh and seasonal menu.

The happy hour cruise is a two-hour experience featuring a selection of carefully curated wines and a delectable charcuterie board. Guests can graze on a selection of fine cheese, meats, fruits and accompaniments while watching a mind-bending display of magic. The happy hour cruise departs for two hours at 5:30 p.m. on a 41-foot Sun Odyssey.

Abbott specializes in up-close illusions and has been named Canadian Magician of the Year by the Canadian Association of Magicians. His style is approachable and fun and features audience participation and lots of humor.

“We’re fortunate to have an illusionist of this caliber joining us,” said Points. “We’re always looking for ways to enhance our sails, whether through five-star culinary experiences, unique wine offerings or educational experiences. Even if you can’t join us for Magic on the High Seas, we’ve got an array of sailing adventures and classes to suit everyone.”

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