Templars Charters

About Us

We are a privately owned charter focused on making your day memorable, exciting, and safe.

From the moment you book with Templars Charters Luxury Sailing adventures, we ensure that you are getting exactly the adventure you planned. No surprise charges, no additional guests, no lugging coolers with soggy sandwiches onto jam-packed boats, no last-minute changes in your day. It is our goal to create the most memorable adventure of your lifetime, here in the Florida Keys. We begin by discussing your dream day: is it snorkeling the gorgeous coral heads at the beautiful and historic Sombrero Key Reef and Lighthouse? Or fishing the gorgeous blue waters for Snapper, Hog Fish, Grouper or Yellowtail? Would you rather simply cruise the Keys on a quiet sail, spotting dolphins, sea turtles, rays, sharks and the predatory birds that fly our vast blue skies? Maybe your dream adventure includes a little bit of everything, and we can do that, too! Sail away with USCG Master Captain Scott Koetje, US Navy veteran, Certified Divemaster and Freediver, and we will stop at nothing to ensure you have a magical day on the water.

Captain Scott Koetje (pictured here with his beautiful wife, Jeanette Dilan-Koetje) is a USCG Master Captain with 7 years of experience operating power vessels, sailing vessels and catamarans. He has owned charter businesses in Saint Thomas, USVI and Tarpon Springs, FL. Scott has also proudly served in the US Navy as an Avionics Technician for 6 years. He holds certifications in PADI Divemaster, and is currently in the process of earning his FII Level 1 Freediving Certification, and is also a chaplain. We’re so excited to spend time with you and your crew on the water!

Captain Scott Koetje

Luxury Sailing Adventure in Florida

Scott is an avid waterman, and now that his two daughters are all grown up and have flown the nest, he can be found diving, spearfishing, blue water fishing, sailing, swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding; anything that gets Scott in the water keeps him happy. Captain Scott  enjoys nothing more than sharing his passion for the ocean with any and everyone who is willing. You’d be hard-pressed to ever get a “no” out of this man, and we think you’ll agree: his love for life, his family, and his church, all contribute to his friendly, upbeat attitude that is positively infectious.