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US Virgin Islands

A Learn-To-Sail Vacation

hosted by Go Sail Virgin Islands
  • 2024: November - July
  • 7 Days | 6 Nights
  • 101 / 103 / 104 / 106 / 114 / 118

Get your bareboat license from Go Sail Virgin Islands on a  week-long, live-aboard Learn to Sail Vacation aboard a Catamaran, Trimaran, or Monohull Course in the Virgin Islands with hands-on experience, fun, and adventure with experienced local instructors.

The Destination

Sailing conditions are Champagne every day! Sail, Sail, Sail in this is a year-round sailing destination with fresh breezes and calm seas. The active learn-to-sail- vacation visits serene pristine bays, and have inviting crystal-clear turquoise waters near 82°F. Here are 3 reasons why the USVI is so easy: no passport is required, you can get to the boat in less than 1 hour from the airport, and it is much less crowded than nearby islands.

The Sailing

The tropical conditions with daytime temperatures of 80 – 85°F and 15 to 20 knots easterly winds year-round. We cruise through the Virgin Islands National Park while showing the hidden gems of St John. Swim with turtles, relax on the most beautiful beaches in the world, and experience the locals’ version of where to go! 

CERTIFICATIONS

Learn to sail American Sailing certifications are instruction mixed with adventure, family, confidence, and professional experienced ASA Instructors who teach you to be Captain!

  • Step 1: Define your Sailing Goals.
  • Step 2: Choose the Course
    OPTION 1 » 101, 103, 104 & 114
    OPTION 2 » 105, 106, 118
  • Step 3: Choose the vessel Catamaran, Trimaran, Monohull, or bring your own vessel.
  • Step 3: Pick your week, book with a 50% deposit and we will send you the books now.
  • Step 4: Study your textbooks and prepare for mostly hands-on learning during your course.
  • Step 5: Graduate with International Proficiency Certificate (IPC), plan your Bareboat Vacation, and Sail anywhere.
ITINERARY

Our crew-centered and adaptable itinerary ensures you learn sailing skills and knowledge while island hopping, and snorkeling. Wind and weather factors will always be considered, guaranteeing a safe and enjoyable experience.

Your adventure begins with a sleep aboard at 5 PM in St. Thomas, USVI. Upon arrival, the Captain will welcome you to your cabin and initiate a crew meeting for introductions and a boat orientation.

Each day, breakfast will be served at 8 AM, followed by a saloon class session. We’ll cover topics like exam reviews, theory, boat systems, navigation, and the sailing skills planned for the day.

After the morning session, we’ll set sail and operate the vessel until around 4-5 PM, making stops for a midday lunch break with swimming and snorkeling opportunities. Each evening, we’ll anchor or moor, allowing time for knot tying, swimming, debriefing, island exploration, and preparing dinner aboard or ashore.

On the final day, we’ll verify certifications, logbooks, and sea-time forms before sailing back to the marina. At the dock, you’ll have time for vessel clean-up and packing, with a 10 AM departure. We can assist in arranging a taxi for your convenience.

*Itineraries are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

AVAILABLE BOATS

Pick Your Yacht – NEEL, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Fontaine Pajot, Leopard, and Lagoon. These professionally maintained boats, overseen by local Bareboat charter companies, ensure a clean and comfortable learning environment!  Charter companies like to see the students have completed courses with Go Sail Virgin Islands because they know you are competent.

Bareboat Charter – 10% off Bareboat Charters in the Virgin Islands ASA Members. We show you how to Rent a Yacht, get your resume approved, and get the best prices with industry discounts.

PHOTOS

PACKAGES & PRICING

Go Sail Virgin Island provides 7 day all-inclusive course packages from $3,895/person.

Included:

  • 7 glorious days sailing with your USCG Captain/ ASA Sailing Instructor.
  • Drinking Water, all breakfasts, all lunches and 2 dinners aboard.
  • Queen bed en-suite cabins (private bathroom (head) and shower (warm fresh water), bunk, linens, towels)
  • Course Textbooks, logbook, and certificates upon successful completion of knowledge 100% skills and 80% exam scores.
  • FREE IPC for students taking ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising Certified who are active ASA Members. ($49 value)
  • CG -719s SMALL VESSEL SEA SERVICE FORM signed by the Captain for your time at Sea.

Extras not included:

  • Any meals ashore
  • Any alcohol/soda/mixers/snacks you may wish to bring on board.
  • Optional customary gratuity (15-20% of your charter)
  • Flight and taxi transportation to and from the vessel departure/return location.

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