How do I book a sail?
To book a sail you click the book sail button on the home page or on the sails page. This will open a new window with the different sail options we offer. Egmont Key Trips, Day Sails, True Sails, and Sunset Sails. You click whichever sail you are interested in and a calendar will pop up showing which dates are available or not available. Available dates are green and dates that are not available are grey. Pick the date you want to sail and what time of the sail for that day. Sunset Sails and Egmont Key Trips only offer one time. Day Sails and True Sails offer different time options. After you choose the date and time, a ticket section will appear. You select which ticket option depending on how many people are in your party from 2 passengers to 6 passengers. Make sure you select 1 ticket only for the option you choose. Next you input your name, phone number, and email. Below this will be where you put in your credit card information to reserve and pay for your sail. You can also call the Flip Flops Sailing phone number to book a sail at
Where is the boat located?
Due to construction on the sea wall on Marina Drive, the boat is located at a dock behind the Waterline Resort Hotel and Marina.
The address is 5325 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL
Marina slip number 44 next to the pool
Where is parking then?
Our Mainsail Marina parking lot is by the Waterline resort. Next to, but not in, the Wells Fargo parking lot. There are signs in front of the spaces and they read Mainsail Marina Parking.
This comes up from time to time. Is there a restroom onboard the boat?
Yes there is.
How long does it take to get to Egmont Key?
It takes roughly an hour and a half or so depending on wind, sea conditions, and boat traffic at the island itself. We try to get in as much sailing as possible, but will motor sail on occasion to make sure we reach the island in a timely manner.
How do you get to the beach on Egmont Key?
Keep in mind that the Egmont Sail is an adventure. There is no public docking at the island and therefore you will have to go into the water to reach the shore. The boat does however try to get as close to the beach as wind, waves, and sea conditions allow.
Is there any swimming off the boat?
The only Sail that offers a chance to go swimming is the Egmont Key Trip. The other sails do not offer enough time to reach a place to safely anchor the boat and jump in the water. So if you’re looking to get in the water the Egmont Key Sail is the sail for you.
What happens if there are thunderstorms?
In the event of thunderstorms in the area, the captain of the vessel will make a decision as to whether or not to continue
with the sail. Here on Anna Maria Island storms usually pass through rather quickly so do not fret if you have a sail schedule a few hours away when a storm passes through. More than likely the storm will be gone by the time you are set to depart the dock. If the captain decides that the weather conditions are not conducive to a safe and enjoyable sail, they will attempt to make contact with you and either first try to reschedule or if need be cancel/refund the sail.
How many people does the boat hold?
6 passengers is the max
Yes, click on book sail button and chose the gift certificate option. After putting in the amount and payment information you’ll receive an email confirmation and receipt along with the option to email the gift certificate directly to the person for whom you are gifting.