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Door County, Wisconsin

A Learn-To-Sail Vacation on Lake MIchigan

hosted by Sea Safaris Sailing School


  • August 12 -16, 2024
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • 103 / 104 / 116 | ASA 101 - Optional Add On

This August, set sail with Sea Safaris Sailing School in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. Step aboard Sea Safari’s luxurious 41-foot Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, Calypso, and explore stunning landscapes while embarking on this unique Learn To Sail Vacation amidst the famous islands surrounding the Door County peninsula. An adventure where education meets paradise, this is a unique opportunity to earn your ASA Credentials and become a skilled sailor under the guidance of Wisconsin-native and seasoned mariner Captain Don Doggett.

The Sailing

Nestled within the serene waters of Lake Michigan, Door County offers ideal sailing conditions with its calm bays and gentle winds, perfect for both novice and experienced sailors alike. The sheltered waters of Sturgeon Bay provide an excellent learning environment, free from the more challenging conditions found in open seas. Sea Safaris Sailing School offers the perfect opportunity to master the art of sailing while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Door County peninsula.

Aside from sailing, there’s a plethora of activities to enjoy in Door County. Explore the charming towns and villages scattered along the shoreline, each with its own unique character and attractions. Discover scenic hiking trails, indulge in delicious local cuisine, or simply relax on one of the many pristine beaches. Dive into the rich maritime history of the area with a visit to the Door County Maritime Museum, or venture out on a kayaking or fishing excursion to further immerse yourself in the beauty of the region. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, Door County offers something for everyone, making it the perfect destination for a memorable sailing vacation.

The Destination

Sailing in Door County, Wisconsin, offers a unique and unforgettable experience due to several special attributes:

  • SCENIC BEAUTY. Door County is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, characterized by towering limestone cliffs, tranquil bays, and lush forests. Sailing along the peninsula's coastline provides breathtaking views of rugged shorelines, pristine beaches, and picturesque harbors, making it a feast for the eyes at every turn.
  • SHELTERED WATERS. The sheltered waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan provide ideal sailing conditions, particularly for beginners and families. Protected from the open sea, sailors can enjoy calm waters and gentle breezes, creating a relaxing and enjoyable sailing experience.
  • CHARMING HARBORS. Door County is dotted with charming harbors and marinas, each offering its own unique character and amenities. From the bustling waterfront of Sturgeon Bay to the quaint charm of Sister Bay, sailors can explore a variety of ports of call, each with its own allure and attractions.
  • ISLAND EXPLORATION. Door County is home to several scenic islands, including Washington Island, Rock Island, and the Chambers Islands, which are accessible by boat. Sailing around these islands allows for exploration of pristine beaches, hidden coves, and scenic trails, providing a sense of adventure and discovery.
  • MARITIME HERITAGE. With a rich maritime history dating back centuries, Door County offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's seafaring past. Visitors can explore maritime museums, historic lighthouses, and shipwreck sites, immersing themselves in the area's nautical heritage.
  • VIBRANT COMMUNITY. Door County boasts a vibrant sailing community, with numerous sailing schools, yacht clubs, and regattas held throughout the sailing season. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a novice enthusiast, there are ample opportunities to connect with fellow sailors and participate in sailing events and activities.

Overall, sailing in Door County offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, maritime history, and community spirit, making it a truly special destination for sailors of all ages and skill levels.


To make the most of this sailing experience, students may consider earning their ASA Certifications while embarking on this adventure.

Included in the Total Trip Cost of this Learn to Sail Vacation with Sea Safaris Sailing School :
ASA 103 | ASA 104 | NEW ASA 116

*NOTE It is preferred that students already have ASA 101 Keelboat 1 or equivalent sailing experience. Should a student wish to earn their ASA 101 on this Learn To Sail Vacation the extra cost shall be $375.

Day 1
MON AUGUST 12, 2024

Embark on your sailing adventure as you arrive at the picturesque Sea Safaris Sailing School base in Sturgeon Bay. Feel the excitement build as you set sail northward, navigating the pristine waters for 3.5 hours until you reach the charming harbor of Fish Creek. Here, nestled amidst the serene surroundings, indulge your senses with a delectable dessert at Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard, marking the perfect start to your journey.

Day 2
TUE AUGUST 13, 2024

Awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the promise of a new day of exploration. Delight your palate with the mouthwatering Cherry Stuffed French Toast from the renowned White Gull Inn, setting the tone for an unforgettable day. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Peninsula State Park, where lush forests and breathtaking vistas await your discovery. As the day unfolds, set course for Nicolet Bay, where panoramic views and tranquility abound. Cap off your day with a leisurely sail to Sister Bay, a haven of culinary delights and vibrant charm, where you can savor the flavors of the Best Small Town Dining in Wisconsin.

Day 3
WED AUGUST 14, 2024

Embrace the morning with a hearty breakfast at the iconic Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant, where tradition meets culinary excellence. Whether strolling along the quaint streets or gliding across the tranquil waters on a paddleboard, immerse yourself in the laid-back ambiance of Sister Bay. As the sun reaches its zenith, set sail for Ellison Bay, where time seems to stand still amidst the idyllic surroundings. Take in the sights and sounds of this picturesque village, letting the serenity wash over you as you unwind and bask in the beauty of your surroundings.

Day 4
THU AUGUST 15, 2024

Bid farewell to Ellison Bay as you set sail southward, retracing your journey through the azure waters towards the vibrant town of Egg Harbor. Spend your final day exploring the quaint streets, browsing local shops, and savoring the flavors of this charming town. As the sun begins to set, reflect on the memories made and the adventures shared before returning to the welcoming embrace of Sea Safaris Sailing School base in Sturgeon Bay.

Day 5
FRI AUGUST 16, 2024

As the journey draws to a close, reminisce on the moments of camaraderie and discovery as you return to Sea Safaris Sailing School base in Sturgeon Bay. With hearts full of cherished memories and spirits rejuvenated by the wonders of the sea, bid adieu to the tranquil waters of Door County until your next maritime escapade beckons.

*Itineraries are subject to change due to weather or other uncontrollable circumstances.


Our luxurious 41-foot Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, is equipped with the latest technology for speed, stability, and comfort, including an impressive galley and three spacious cabins, Calypso, ensures a memorable Wisconsin vacation as you master the art of sailing. 



My wife, son, and I decided to upgrade our sailing skills. We just spent the weekend in Milwaukee with Captain Don. We can not say enough good things about the experience. Our group was very confident and Don did an amazing job of pushing us to learn even more than we thought we would. It seemed like we were sailing with friends and listening to great stories all weekend – but we were actually learning a lot!
I can hardly wait to continue in the next classes and kind of wish summer was not nearly over. I would highly recommend the classes to people of all skill levels. We all walked away better, safer, and more confident sailors!


All-Inclusive 5-Day/4-Night Learn To Sail Vacation Excursion :

$1,857.50 per Person
>> Includes : Accommodations for 4 Nights, Choice of ASA Certifications 103, 104 and/or 116.
(ASA 101 additional cost of $375)
*Does Not Include : Airfare/Airport Transfers, Optional Hotel Accommodations Before, Dining Ashore, etc.

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