Offshore Passage Making Schools and Adventures

The following schools offer blue water sailing training and adventures. They have been vetted by NauticEd to be exceptional schools with exceptional instructors who are able to professionally train students in way offshore blue water conditions.

BlueFoot Travel

We offer cabin charters in the Caribbean with an RYA Sailing instructor. Join us on board a shared yacht and experience an unforgettable crewed cabin charter. Book a cabin for your sailing vacation – ideal for solo and single travellers, couples and small groups. Relax and recharge. Enjoy delicious healthy food. Get hands-on sailing experience with an RYA sailing instructor. And, have lots of fun as we sail from one beautiful island to the next. Sail in style with BlueFoot Travel. Learn more... | View BlueFoot Travel Active Events and Opportunities

Caribbean Sailing Coach

One-on-one personal coaching without the distraction of strangers. Coach Michael Domican lives and works year-round in the 'charter boat capital of the world' -- the British Virgin Islands. Whether you want to get a recognised bareboat skippers credential or brush-up on existing skills, Michael Domican can provide one-to-one coaching sessions around your needs and interests. For some it might be as simple as breaking a few bad habits while others may opt for a formal course. Learn more...

Discovery Sailing

Discovery Sailing is a RYA Training Centre located on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. We offer the entire RYA Sail Cruising scheme from the 2 day Start Yachting through Day Skipper to Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean. All of our courses are live-aboard on a beautiful classic Hallberg-Rassy yacht which has a big boat feel. Our class size is limited to three. Your instructor is Dave DeWolfe, a Yachtmaster Ocean Examiner, with decades of teaching experience. Learn more...

Experience building school

We will be sailing non-stop for the next twelve months from Greece to the Caribbean Sea. We will be somewhere in between Greece, Italy, France, Spain/Balears, Gibraltar, Morocco and Spain/Canaries from May to November. In November we will do the transatlantic and from December to April we will sail from Grenada all the way up to DOM, Haiti, and Cuba. The exact locations and itineraries will always be set by weather conditions and easy to reach airports. Contact us for the details! Learn more...

Mahina Expeditions

Offshore passagemaking with instruction in the South Pacific aboard Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 featuring dynamic hands-on training with daily classes and testing. Ocean training passages range from 8-21 days, sailing 600 to 2700 miles between New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, Vanuatu and Australia. With a combined worldwide experience of 732,000 miles, John & Amanda Neal have developed a unique curriculum designed to give you the skills and ability to sail anywhere on your own boat. Learn more...

Sailing Virgins

Want to become a Skipper in the finest cruising grounds on earth? Sailing Virgins runs fast-track skipper courses out of its base in the British Virgin Islands. We provide seven-day liveaboard courses, and enjoy the highest TripAdvisor ratings in the Caribbean. Island Adventures combine a sailing course with a full-on Caribbean adventure. If you're in your 20s or 30s and have an adventurous itch that needs scratching, check out https://sailingvirgins.com/island-adventure Learn more...

SailQuest Sailing School Thailand

Welcome to SailQuest Sailing School in Pattaya Thailand. Looking for fast-paced, fun & effective Crew/Captain "Learn to Sail" yacht training courses? Then the SailQuest Sailing School in Pattaya Thailand is the right sailing program for YOU! Personal sailing instruction, world-class marina facilities, modern training yachts, awesome instructors and our popular 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper course create the SailQuest Sailing School difference. IYT/ICC/VHF Check out The Video & Get the Details Today! Learn more...

Santana Sailing

Learn to sail and cruise with Santana Sailing, and get your International SLC™ to charter in the Mediterranean. All certification levels from Qualified Crew Member to Captain Rank, in Long Beach, Newport Beach, on the Sea of Cortez, and Caribbean. We can also work with you on your boat with your crew. Specialties include: Anchoring bow and stern; Heavy weather 30 to 45 kts; Catalina and the Northern Channel Islands; Sea of Cortez; Grenada. If you love to learn, we'll have an excellent time. Learn more... | View Santana Sailing Active Events and Opportunities

Southwest Sailing

LEARN TO SAIL IN THE DESERT! CRUISE IN CALIFORNIA , THE CARIBBEAN, THE MEDITERRANEAN! Are you ready to become a sailor? We're here to help you make that happen! Southwest Sailing can help you achieve your goals right here in Arizona along with lessons, exams and cruising in AZ and in Southern California too. FLEXIBILITY? Do you need a "Custom" schedule or location for your NauticEd PRACTICAL EXAM, call us! Custom, personalized, flexible scheduling is our specialty. Contact us TODAY! Learn more...

Yachting Education

Thinking Catamarans? Thinking Caribbean & Europe? Yachting Education can train AND issue the coveted International Certificate of Competence (ICC) on board our 48' Fountaine-Pajot catamaran. The ICC is sanctioned by the United Nations and is a requirement by many European countries, so if you're considering chartering or cruising internationally give us a call. Based in Miami through and Key West, our training programs are designed as vacation training packages for all skill levels. Learn more...