Caribbean Program    
   2023 Dates to be announced           
       7 day, Live Aboard Sailing Excursion offering  ASA 101,103, 104 , 105 or 106 certifications.

   January through March

...other dates available based on interest
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Book the entire boat with an instructor for your own group or family.
Email your us your dates and will will check availability. 
All persons must provide proof of COVID vaccination to Port Sailing.
See USVI Travel Portal for Covid 19 travel requirements 

           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. Must complete USVI travel form prior to departure. https://usvitravelportal.com/ 
Family and private charters available.  


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.

Price includes

  • 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.

Non-sailors welcome.

Airfare, transfers, and meals ashore not included.


COVID testing may still be required. 



$2395.00 per person


Cancellation policy: 90% refundable outside 30 days, non-refundable thereafter.  Not sure? Purchase travel insurance.  




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