Sailing Vacation Courses

Next trips: BVI (Virgin Islands), March 18-25. One cabin/two spots left: on sale. Two people sharing: $1,950.  One person: $1,450.  One person in main cabin: $1,150.  Contact us.

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BVI (Virgin Islands), St. Vincent & Grenadines, Greece, Italy…

Have an amazing vacation and be ready to do your own charter the next time.  Our instructional sailing vacations are the perfect balance of practice and play, with plenty of down town to pursue other activities.   Experience the cruising lifestyle in the Caribbean or Mediterranean – and we’re planning other exotic destinations too.

See video clips from actual trips.

You’ll be aboard a large, late model cruising auxiliary – typically 40-45 feet – with spacious private cabins, and fully appointed for a surprisingly comfortable week aboard.  Don’t worry – we go ashore whenever we want with our stable, inflatable dinghy with a rigid floor that’s almost more fun to drive than the sailboat!

Trip prices average out to be $1700 per person, usually double occupancy.  That includes everything except flights, transfers, and some dinners ashore in the Virgin Islands.  In Greece and Italy, we dine ashore.  There’s plenty to do besides the big-boat skills from the cruising courses.  Non-sailor friends and spouses enjoy these trips immensely.  Here are ways we play:

  • swimming and snorkeling
  • SCUBA
  • surfing and SUP
  • windsurfing and kite boarding
  • fishing
  • beachcombing
  • light hiking
  • exploring small towns
  • local festivals
  • fun dining and imbibing spots

When you’re not playing or chillaxin, you can be earning ASA 103 or 104 certification (Basic Cruising or Bareboat, respectively).  Certification is included in the trip price.

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We were on the cover – and in the pages – of ASA’s American Sailing Magazine, featuring one of our sailing vacation/course trips…

am sail greece shotThe couple shown working out something on the chart were pursuing their Bareboat 104 certification.  They had started with learn-to-sail/101 locally at our City Island base, and worked their way up to this trip.  The day after it ended, they switched to another yacht – which they’d chartered in advance – and set off on their own 1-week bareboat cruise in Greece’s famous Cyclades Islands!

Have a trip in mind for your own group or family?  We can take you.  Just contact us to discuss.