The best way to learn to do something is to immerse yourself in it, and sailing is no different! Come aboard and spend an entire week living on the boat, as you do all your learning for three levels of the ASA sailing curriculum in a totally immersive environment.

Activity Highlights

  • Total immersion beats a few hours of sailing per day
  • Live aboard while you learn
  • Cover three ASA levels in one hit!

Want to learn everything you need to know for bareboat chartering and big boat sailing? Then come aboard for a week of immersive learning! We’ll teach you all you need to cover the Basic Sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising, and Bareboat Chartering levels of the ASA curriculum.

No experience is needed to just dive in and start sailing with this course, though absolute beginners who have never sailed before will need to do some book-learning before they start. Don’t worry – we’ve got the books covered, too! You’ll get the necessary course materials in advance, so you can make sure you’re ready.

Once you’re on board, the rest of the world will cease to exist. You’ll eat, sleep, work, and play on the boat for a full week, learning all the ins and outs of professional sailing. By the end of this course, you’ll be a salty sea-dog, and no doubt!

What’s Included ?

  • Full week of immersive learning
  • All the books for ASA 101 (Basic Sailing), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising) and ASA 104 (Bareboat Chartering)
  • All the hands-on experience you need to apply your learning in the real world
  • All running expenses, including food
  • All certification fees
  • A year’s ASA membership
  • A professional captain as your sailing instructor

Whether you’re an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, ASA certification gives you internationally recognized credentials, and makes sure you learn all the essentials – even if you thought you already knew them! Step on board and spend an incredible week learning one of the most enjoyable skills in the world – sailing!


  • A liability release waiver must be completed and all participants must be over 18 years of age.
  • Participants will need to do some book-learning before stepping on board to get the most out of their practical sailing time and instruction. There are approximately 325 pages of course material, so plan accordingly, depending on your experience and how quickly you learn from written material. 

Price includes all running costs, provisions, mooring and anchoring fees, customs and immigration fees, course materials (books and certification fees), a one-year membership to the ASA, and instruction from the captain. 

The price does not include the cost of shipping your text books internationally, any meals taken off the boat, adult beverages (which may only be consumed once the anchor is down and your day’s instruction is complete), dockage fees for a slip not in our marina, any expenses you incur off the boat, and your captain’s gratuity.

All students are expected to participate in cooking, cleaning the vessel and routine maintenance as required by the captain. This includes cleaning the vessel at the end of the course.


This experience leaves from Fort Lauderdale, Bahamas or Virgin Islands

Session Length

1 week of live-in coaching, from Saturday to Friday.


This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

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Review by: Chris G
Location: Jupiter, Florida
5 / 5
My parents got this for me as a high school graduation gift. Pretty cool!

Cancellation policy

Courses cancelled within 60 days of the departure date will not be refunded. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that covers cancellations for medical and other reasons.

Numbers on the day

There is a maximum of 4 students per live-in session. You do not need to share a bunk or cabin unless you wish to (e.g. partners on the same course).

Dress Code

This is a sailing course. Please wear and bring appropriate clothing for the week on board.


This activity may be cancelled if weather conditions are dangerous or risk damaging equipment. In this case, the provider will reschedule the remainder of your session.


This activity is not appropriate for wheelchair users or individuals with hearing or vision impairments. 

Learn to Sail Vacation – Live Aboard – For 1

Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States


This experience is for 1 person
1 week

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Total immersion in the world of sailing. Qualify for ASA certification fast as you live on board and get hands-on experience, non-stop for a whole week!

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