Caribbean Program 2021
7 day, Live Aboard Sailing Excursion offering ASA 101,103, 104 or 105 certifications.
January 10 - 16
January 17 - 23
January 31 - 6
...other dates available based on interest
To ensure your peace of mind, we are implementing a new option for 2021; OWN THE BOAT. One price for up to 5 guests ... spend time with those you know and trust while enjoying the
Port Sailing Winter Caribbean experience.
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 morning at 10 AM. (Passport required for entering the British Virgin Islands.)
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.
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 certifications: BK 101, BC 103, BC 104 or BK 105. 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
2 ASA Certifications
Breakfast, lunch and two dinners prepared onboard, family style.
Limited to six persons per voyage.
Airfare, transfers, and meals ashore not included.
$2495.00 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 sleeps eight with two guests in each of four cabins. 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