Sailing Vessel Alondra



Plan your perfect combo; a little heritage and history while enjoying a unique, outdoor excursion. Spend time aboard the lovely 47 ft. gaff-rigged ketch, Alondra with Robert N. Macomber as your historical guide. These trips sell out fast, so best to go ahead and call, even if it’s marked “SOLD OUT” to get your name on the WAITLIST. Then, if any seats open up or when future dates are established, you’ll be the first to get a call.


  • Tuesday, April 4th  [1pm-5pm]    SOLD OUT
  • Friday, April 7th  [1pm-5pm]  SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday, April 11th [1pm-5pm]  SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, April 15th [1pm-5pm]  SOLD OUT
  • Friday, April 21st [1pm-5pm]  SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, April 22nd [1pm-5pm]  SOLD OUT

For the spring of 2017, our theme is: “Florida’s Crucial Role in the Spanish-American War” – Learn how this war changed the USA from a continental country into a global power and how close we came to losing this war in Cuba.  Marvel at the fascinating personalities who led the way and the related places of interest you can visit today. This time in history changed Florida forever!

Remember, these extremely popular excursions only happen twice a year, so call today to reserve your spot on a passage into history. Call Nancy Koucky at 239-233-3003 or email her at

Macomber aboard the sailboat Alondra, offering a history cruise [2015]

Sailing with Robert N. Macomber

Alondra‘s website is:

gets underway from the main dock at Tarpon Lodge, an Old Florida fishing lodge in the village of Pineland, on Pine Island. If you come from out of the area, spend a night or two at Tarpon Lodge. A delightful dinner at sunset is a truly memorable experience! To get a room or to reserve a table for dinner at Tarpon Lodge, call 239-283-3999; or visit their website:

Each sailing cruise is a relaxing, four hours. There is a maximum of 6 passengers and must be a minimum of 4 signed up. The price is $99 per person.

Delicious hors d’oeuvres & bottled water are served aboard. If you’d like to bring something extra along to drink or eat, please feel free to do so – lots of folks do!