Couples Cruising Classes

These courses are an innovative way to learn about sailing! It is designed to help you discover the joy of cruising together.  While on a learn-to-sail vacation, couples build confidence in each other with personalized instruction in an easygoing, positive environment that makes sailing together enjoyable.

During your class you receive one-on-one instruction guided by two licensed captains, Captain Derrek Polt and Captain Stephanie Mansberger. Our supportive approach allows each of you to build your skills and confidence at your own pace and to share in the decision making process, making sailing comfortable for everyone. You may want to take ASA Certification classes, including Bareboat cruising and chartering Certification, or you simply may want to practice all facets of the cruising and sailing life. We will help you set goals so that you learn at your own pace and have a great time doing it.  You will have lots of time learning how to operate and navigate a sailboat so you can cruise in on your own or  do bareboat charters.

Together with your partner, you will learn how to feel safe and comfortable and in control of your boat. We believe that once you learn the skills of boat handling you have only learned part of the equation. The other part is working together as a team. Our captain couples, who are both Coast Guard licensed and American Sailing Association instructors, will work with you both individually and as a couple in a gentle and calm environment.

Beginning sailors can practice and learn basic sailing skills on our smaller keelboat. You will learn about sailing, anchoring, docking and boat systems while exploring the waters near Oriental, NC or in the winter season, the warm waters of Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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Private Couples Sailing Lessons, Liveaboard Rates
Rates include meal provisioning, lessons, ASA Certifications, textbooks, boat, fuel, and captains/instructors. You should plan on one dinner ashore during the week at your expense on 4 day or longer trips. Guest cabin has a head and shower, linens provided.

–  Prices based on Double Occupancy
–  Single Private Class Supplement Add $160.00 per day
–  Over 2 people add $125.00 per day per person

2 days
3 days
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5 days
6 days
7 days

$1080.00 pp
$1390.00 pp
$1860.00 pp
$2080.00 pp
$2460.00 pp
$2840.00 pp

Daytime Private Lessons (Non- Liveaboard)
Rates include lunch meal provisioning, lessons, ASA Certifications, textbooks, boat, fuel, and captains/instructors.

–  Prices based on Double Occupancy
–  Single Private Class Supplement Add $150.00 per day
–  Over 2 people add $115.00 per day per person

ASA 101 Basic Keelboat
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering
ASA 105 Coastal Navigation
ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran
ASA 118 Docking Endorsement
2 Days
2 Days
2 Days
1 Day
2 Days
2 Days
2 Days

$790.00 pp
$790.00 pp
$1410.00 pp
$395.00 pp
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$1140.00 pp (Miami Location)
$790.00 pp

 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 $140 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.

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:  North Carolina Sales Tax of 6.75% will apply to the above prices if required.

Gratuity:  After your charter, if you feel we have done a wonderful job, a gratuity is welcomed and always appreciated.

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