Our Caribbean Adventure Learning Course is just that – a thrilling adventure where you take your sailing and cruising skills to the next level. It’s not just a vacation – it is a customized, practical, hands on, full tilt, learning adventure. You will Learn by Doing as you take on the roles of Deck Officer, Navigator, Helmsman, and Deckhand. Whether we are anchored in a harbor or sailing offshore in the Caribbean Sea, you will learn how to lead and how to follow, tips and tricks, tactics, procedures, preparedness, safety, handling emergencies, and much more. Depending on the weather you’ll be sailing the US, British, and Spanish Virgin Islands while you learn open ocean sailing, practical navigation, Man Overboard recovery at sea, and many other skills that will enable you to enjoy blue water sailing with safety and confidence.
Your Captains are world class, ASA Certified sailing instructors and USCG Licensed Captains. They have extensive sailing and cruising experience – thousands of miles both on their own boats, and on charter vessels. Apart from the teaching, the information you absorb from these veterans over 8 days will prove invaluable.
ASA101 and ASA103, certifications are pre-requisite for the course. If you do not have ASA104, you will earn that certification on the cruise. Sailors will also have the option of earning ASA114 (Cruising Catamaran) and/or ASA106 (Advanced Coastal Cruising) certifications as well. Our Adventures are scheduled for May and November each year.
We typically have two 45 foot catamarans, and depending on the demand we may have a 51 foot monohull. All boats have 4 double air conditioned cabins with private head and shower. We have sailed the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands, the Spanish Virgin Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Cuba, and the Bahamas. Apart from the incredible sailing and training experience, our students get to see some amazing sights, like the bioluminescent bay in Vieques, the Pitons in St Lucia (Pirates of the Caribbean), Thunderball Grotto in Staniel Cay (007 Thunderball), all kinds of fish, rays, sharks, and believe it or not, swimming pigs!
These courses fill up several months ahead of time, so call now to register for the next Adventure Learning Course.
Click below to see highlights of our our trips.