Join Captains Derrek and Stephanie as they cruise the Intracoastal Waterway from Miami to Oriental, North Carolina!
A great way to gain offshore experience and navigational skills:
The Intracoatal Waterway (ICW) is a 3,000 mile inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Coasts of the US. Some inlets are natural rivers, bays and sounds, while a few are artificial canals. We practice sailing, navigating, and anchoring along the ICW and during our trip we will sail offshore for at least one night (24 – 48 hours). We emphasize preparation, teamwork, seamanship and safety to provide individuals with the skills necessary to skipper a vessel themselves in almost any situation they may encounter in inland waterways and bays. During the course you will practice navigating at night, forecasting weather, trip plan, plan time / resource management and sail round the clock keeping rotating watches during our offshore passages.
A Trip of a lifetime:
Our trips are flexible and are priced as 7 day charters but can last anywhere from one to two weeks depending on weather and sea conditions. This way we can explore unique towns, dine at local waterfront cafes, work on necessary skills to achieve higher level ASA courses (ASA 105 & 106) or to wait for the perfect weather window if needed for our offshore portions of the trip. During our trips you will not only learn how to cruise but will have opportunities go ashore and to explore unique towns from a cruisers aspect.
Video from Captain Stephanie and Captain Derrek’s ICW trip Fall 2015
Miami, Fl to St. Augustine, Fl:
May 17th – 28th
St Augustine, Fl – Wrightsville Beach, SC:
May 30th – June 11th
Wrightsville Beach, SC to Oriental, NC:
June 13th – 19th
All trips include full use of the boat, provisioning, meal preparation, fuel, ice, fishing gear and license, dinghy, and of course, your licensed captains. You should plan on at least two dinners ashore during the week at your expense. Guest accommodations include a forward cabin with double berth and a double berth in the salon. Guests would share a private head with built in hot water shower, linens and towels provided.
Trips: Charges are based per section of ICW trip, ie, Miami to St. Augustine or St. Augustine to Oriental, NC. It may be possible to spend the night before your trip starts and your last night aboard at $140 per night. Dinners are not included those nights.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm your charter, with the balance paid 14 days before sailing. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
Live aboard rates are based per person and include provisioning and meal preparation.
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.
Not included in charter fees. Shopping at a local liquor store upon your arrival can be arranged.
Sales Tax: North Carolina Sales Tax of 6.75% will apply to the charter prices if required.
After your charter, if you feel we have done a wonderful job, a gratuity is welcomed and always appreciated.