Caribbean Program 2023
January 1 - 7th
January 8th - 14th (sold out)
January 15th - 21st
January 29th - February 4th
February 5th - 11th
February 19th - 25
February 26th - March 4th
7 day, Live Aboard Sailing Excursion offering ASA 101,103, 104 , 105 or 106 certifications.
...other dates available based on interest
Per person includes 2 certifications $2395
Book by October 31 and save over $400. Promo code- winter2023
Book the entire boat with an instructor for your own group or family.
Email us your dates and we will check availability.
Beginners and non-sailors welcome.
Our yacht, S/V Marissa, sails from the Crown Bay Marina in St Thomas, USVI. Book your flight to St Thomas to arrive Sunday afternoon for briefing and welcome drink aboard at 5 PM and we return back to Charlotte Amalie Harbor on Saturday at 12 noon.
The Crown Bay Marina is minutes from the Cyril E. King International Airport. Our staff will meet at the marina restaurant called Giggles. Please provide your flight information. No passport required.
Instructors /Captains have over 10 years sailing the Caribbean and have completed ocean passages from the US to foreign ports.
Have fun and get a nice tan while learning to sail our Dufour 43.
Our seven-day trip is aboard S/V Marissa, a 43' sailboat with all the comforts of home. You and your crewmates will take charge of the boat under the supervision of your Captain-instructor. You will spend 4-6 hours everyday sailing. The course includes 2 of the following ASA certifications: 101, 103, 104 ,105 or 106. Beginner sailors (BK 101) will receive additional refresher sail back at our New York location in the Spring.
Your instructor will teach you all the fundamentals and basics of sailing of which include tacking, jibing, anchoring, and docking. The curriculum also includes man-over-board drills, charting and plotting, use of safety equipment, engine maintenance and other mechanical systems on the boat. By the end of this trip, our main goal is for you to have full confidence in yourself as a sailor.
At the end of each day, the boat will anchor giving you time to go ashore swim, and relax. Be sure to bring snorkel gear to see the fantastic underwater sights.
7 days / 6 nights aboard, double occupancy cabin
2 ASA Certifications
Single persons sleep in bunkbeds
Breakfast, lunch and two dinners prepared onboard, family style.
Limited to six persons per voyage.
Airfare, transfers, and meals ashore are not included.
$2395.00 per person
Cancellation policy: 90% refundable outside 30 days, non-refundable thereafter. Not sure? Purchase travel insurance.
* SAVE ON BOOKINGS MADE ONLINE THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2023
Life Aboard the Marissa.
The boat becomes your home... that you share with a group of people who quickly become family. This is the most valuable part of the experience because it deepens everything else. Our yacht has four cabins, three double berth and one with bunk beds. The salon and galley are shared areas. Like camping, space is limited but comfortable. Cabins for singles are grouped by gender and sleep two. You could even sleep under the stars on the main deck!
Practice at the helm