Cost per person:
HIGH SEASON: $1,495
SHOULDER SEASON: $1,395
Rates subject to 12% GST/PST and 4% insurance.
5 nights live aboard accommodation, instruction & course material, towels, pillows, sleeping bags, foul weather gear and five hearty breakfasts, lunches, and 4 dinners.
ASA 101 & 103
Learn to skipper a 34' sloop-rigged keelboat by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions and basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards
Learn to skipper a 34' sloop-rigged keelboat by day and cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather forecast interpretation, safety and seamanship
5 nights live aboard accommodation, instruction & course material, towels, pillows, sleeping bags, foul weather gear and five hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
Yacht Charters Vancouver Island
Our Cruise 'n Learn vacations are a step-by-step instructional, live-aboard program for those who want to become competent cruising sailors or power boaters. In a week of fun and excitement in the Gulf Islands we can teach you how to sail, handle a yacht and navigate safely through coastal waters. These comprehensive packages include your boat, instructor, course material, provisioning, bedding, and moorage. All you bring is your desire to learn. Our eight different course levels promise to challenge even the most experienced sailors. Cruise 'n Learn courses are an inclusive package sold on a per/person basis.
Should you prefer private instuction for you and crew, see
As a cruising school, we provide the highest level of instruction, from beginner to offshore, by using the most comprehensive and modern methods of instruction, the most personable and knowledgeable instructors and the finest yachts. To ensure optimum personal attention, there is a limit to the number of students per course.
Ask us about VHF radio certifcation.
We have chosen the following brands of certification for international recognition, unsurpassed
beginner to offshore modular workbook system, and the quality
of instructors developed by the clinics.
Our certification also qualifies the holder for significant
insurance discounts on privately owned vessels and meets the
requirements for the Canadian Coast Guard Operator Licensing
Island Cruising offers certification by
Our partnership with Sunsail worldwide includes alignment of training with the Sunsail schools. Your skills are readily approved for chartering yachts from Sunsail and The Moorings bases worldwide. Arrive at your tropical destination knowing you have full compliance from our partner bases.
Sail Canada also known as CYA programs have been offered by this school since the business started in 1982 and offered many courses geared to Canadian conditions and lifestyle. The long standing racing tradition including our Canadian team support makes this program one of the best. Your skills are readily approved for chartering yachts from Sunsail and The Moorings bases worldwide.
ISPA or International Sail and Power Association certification
is an integral part of maintaining our goal as a school and
will be an important building block for you in reaching your
own personal goals on the water. On successful completion
of each ISPA course level, the students achievements are documented
in a personal ISPA log book. This logbook will assist the
successful student in chartering and skippering vessels internationally.
Yacht Charters Vancouver Island
Interested in a beginner level sailing course? Check out
Level 1 - Competent Crew.
Crew on this yacht
And you will progress to coastal skipper and be ready to charter a yacht from our fleet and our partner locations worldwide.
See our Desolation Sound base
These guys are preparing for a trip around Vancouver Island on our YachtMaster offshore program Looking for a package designed for a private group? Check out our
Private Cruise 'n Learn adventures.