Join us living aboard our 41’ Morgan Out Island sailboat for a multi day trip to
really learn how to operate and live on a sailboat. Beginners will spend time sailing
our 20’ sailboat to learn the basics, then we will head down into Biscayne Bay to
the Keys. We anchor at a new place each night based on the weather and your preferences.
Meal preparation is included so you can focus on learning. All our trips are private
charters, you will have your own cabin and head with shower.
We believe American Sailing Association certifications are important. Depending on
your previous experience, the following course certifications can be earned on your
trip. More information about each course can be found on the right side of this page.
Students should figure 2 to 3 days per ASA level, we will work at your pace to assure
a through understanding of the material.
- 101 Basic Keelboat
- 103 Basic Coastal Cruising
- 104 Bareboat Chartering
- 105 Coastal Navigation
- 120 Radar Endorsement
- 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising
You will have lots of time at the helm working with your partner to navigate, plan
the evenings anchorage, and become comfortable docking the boat. With two captains
on board you will have lots of personal teaching time, with two different approaches
to helping you learn . You will have time to practice driving the dinghy, with time
to get ashore for a walk at a park or live music at a “tiki bar”.
Liveaboard Rates and Lessons
Includes provisioning, meal preparation, lessons and is a private charter. Guest
cabin has a head and shower, linens provided.
Sailing In The Keys
Trip Length Rates (Total for 2 Persons)
4 days $3,592
5 days $3,672
6 days $4,282
Additional days $ 680
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ASA Certification adds $125 per level, per person, and includes the cost of books
and membership in ASA.
Explore some of the 150 mile chain of islands, including remote anchorages seldom
visited by cruising boats in Biscayne and Everglades National Park. Take the time
to really learn what living aboard is like.
Daytime Group Lessons (Non- Liveaboard):
Includes books and membership in ASA
First Student Additional Students
Basic Keelboat (101) $ 995 $ 495
Basic Costal Cruising (103) $ 995 $ 495
Bareboat Chartering (104) $1,412 $1,112
Lunches and 1 dinner are included and a 1 night night stay is both required and
Coastal Navigation (105) Please Inquire
Advanced Costal Cruising (106) Please Inquire
Radar Endorsement (120) Please Inquire
Trips: Charges are based on days out on the water sailing. It may be possible
to spend the night before your trip starts and your last night aboard at $75 per
night. Dinners are not included those nights. Shorter or longer trips are available.
Please call for additional pricing.
Payment: 50% deposit is required in order to confirm your charter, with the balance
paid 14 days before sailing. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
Rates: Based on double occupancy and include provisioning and meal preparation.
Please add $125 per additional guest per day.
Cancellation: If you cancel the charter, the fees are not refundable unless the
vessel is re-booked by another party. If we are able to re-book a charter for the
same dates, the deposit will be refunded less a 10% fee. If you need to change your
booking dates, a fee may be charged. We strongly recommend trip insurance to cover
unexpected circumstances. If a trip is canceled due to weather, we will refund the
fees for the unused part of your trip.
Alcoholic beverages: Not included in charter fees. Shopping at a local liquor store
upon your arrival can be arranged.
Sales Tax: Florida Sales Tax of 7% will apply to the above prices if required. The
charge for chartering any boat or vessel, with the crew furnished, solely for the
purpose of fishing is exempt from Florida Sales Tax.
Gratuity: After your charter, if you feel we have done a wonderful job, a gratuity
is welcomed and always appreciated.
American Sailing Association Classes We Teach:
Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)
General Description: Able to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to
moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory
Standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required. This class will include
time on a 19' to 30' Keelboat.
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing Certificate
General Description: Able to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both
skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length,
in moderate winds and sea conditions.
Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104)
(Intermediate Coastal Cruising)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Certification
General Description: An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising
experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 - 50 foot boat sailing
by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance
Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)
General Description: Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely
navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills
part to this Standard and practical application of this sailing knowledge is found
in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.
Radar Endorsement (ASA 120)
Prerequisites: Coastal Navigation
General Description: The ASA radar course teaches safe, efficient use of small-craft
radar for piloting, chart navigation, and collision avoidance, including radar principles
and practical matters of radar operation. A realistic PC based radar simulator is
used in the course to illustrate radar measurements.
Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering
and Coastal Navigation Certification
General Description: Able to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about
30 to 50 feet in length. This is a day and nighttime Standard in coastal and inland
water, in any weather.