Passage Nautical Charters & Lessons

Oakland, CA, USA
At Passage Nautical, we‘re passionate about boating, education, and adapting our services to what people need. We’re leading the way with our TechReational Boating Classes that fit today’s busy lifestyles and the way people want to learn. By embracing on-line teaching methodologies and combining them with our in-depth on-the-water programs, we can offer truly customized experiences that increase your learning and skills rapidly. Say goodbye to traditional classroom learning. View Active Events and Opportunities

Sailing School Credentials

Rated 5/5 by 4 students

Sailing School Location

Location: 423 Water St Oakland, CA 94607 USA
Phone: 510 864 3000
Website: www.passagenautical.com

Sailing School Instructors

Steve Hoffman

Level V Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
Email: CaptSteveHof@gmail.com
Phone: 408-730-4500
At age 10, upon seeing a sailing boat for the very first time, something flipped in my brain and I instantaneously fell in love with sailing. That thing in my brain never turned off. My immense love of sailing has just grown stronger over the past 45 years since then. By age 17, after many hours of self studying (including celestial navigation), many exams and tens of thousands of miles sailing, I earned an international commercial yacht captains license (100 ton). Since then I have also earned a USCG Master License with its Sailing Endorsement. Currently I work as a charter and delivery Captain mostly on medium to large size sailing vessels, and my crew (wife) and I are available to deliver boats from anywhere to anywhere around the world. Just let us know of your needs, and it will be our pleasure to serve you. Thank you!

Andy Kurtz

Level 0 Crew Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Email: andy@sailingbiz.com
Phone: 707 953-0434
I have been a licensed 100 ton master/captain for over 20 years. My sailing career has included 30+ ocean crossings, over 85 thousand miles as vessel master and/or owner in both sail and power boats. I have sailed as the Master on vessels ranging from 8' prams to 151' to square rigged ships. I have raced across the pacific ocean and cruised the south pacific. My sailing experience spans a lot of the globe from Florida to Australia. In addition I was a boat-builder for over 20 years, and have lived on the water for more than 30 years.

Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, then use our skilled in-house sailing instructors to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency.

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Sailing Events and Opportunities

  • Baja Ha-Ha Rally - San Diego to Cabo San Lucas

    2019, Sun Nov 03 9:00am - Sat Nov 16
    Category Type
    Sailing Training Adventure,
    Mile/Resume Building Adventure
    Start Location
    USA, San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, CA
    Contacts
    Steve Hoffman,
    Ph: Please text 408-981-7290,
    email: CaptSteveHof@gmail.com
    Price
    $4700
    Baja Ha-Ha Rally - San Diego to Cabo San Lucas - 750 nm with 2-3 day stops at Bahia Tortuga & Bahia Santa Maria Passage Nautical's Adventure Passage Making Courses are conducted on a 2019 Oceanis 46.1 (48' LOA) under the command and tutelage of Capt. Steve Hoffman. In these courses you'll learn the fine art of leadership and how to responsibly skipper and crew a sailing cruising yacht. Skippers learn how to motivate and inspire without having to dictate and command, lead a crew on a multi-day offshore coastal passage while confidently being able to assess and control the multiple risks associated with ocean passages away from shore. You'll travel in all weather conditions during all hours of day and night. • Dates may shift slightly due to weather or other safety concerns. • Prices include boat, boat expenses, on-board meals, docking fees, and Captain/Instructor. • Not included are travel to and from the boat, meals eaten ashore, and Captain/Instructor gratitude. Link to more information about this Opportunity.
  • Adventure Passage Course - Cabo San Lucas to San Diego

    2019, Sun Nov 17 9:00am - Mon Nov 25
    Category Type
    Sailing Training Adventure,
    Mile/Resume Building Adventure
    By the Cabin
    Start Location
    Mexico, Cabo San Lucas to San Diego, Baja California
    Contacts
    Steve Hoffman,
    Ph: Text to 408-981-7290,
    email: CaptSteveHof@gmail.com
    Price
    $2895
    Join us on our upcoming Adventure Passage Course (Cabo San Lucas to San Diego- 750 nm with brief stops at Bahia Santa Maria & Bahia Tortuga) Passage Nautical's Adventure Passage Making Courses are conducted on a 2019 Oceanis 46.1 (48' LOA) under the command and tutelage of Capt. Steve Hoffman. In these courses you'll learn the fine art of leadership and how to responsibly skipper and crew a sailing cruising yacht. Skippers learn how to motivate and inspire without having to dictate and command, lead a crew on a multi-day offshore coastal passage while confidently being able to assess and control the multiple risks associated with ocean passages away from shore. You'll travel in all weather conditions during all hours of day and night. • Dates may shift slightly due to weather or other safety concerns. • Prices include boat, boat expenses, on-board meals, docking fees, and Captain/Instructor. • Not included are travel to and from the boat, meals eaten ashore, and Captain/Instructor gratitude. Link to more information about this Opportunity.
  • Adventure Passage Course - San Diego to San Francisco

    2019, Sat Nov 30 9:00am - Wed Dec 04
    Category Type
    Sailing Training Adventure,
    Mile/Resume Building Adventure
    By the Cabin
    Start Location
    USA, San Diego to San Francisco, CA
    Contacts
    Steve Hoffman,
    Ph: Text to 408-981-7290,
    email: CaptSteveHof@gmail.com
    Price
    $2395
    Join us on our upcoming Adventure Passage Course (San Diego to San Francisco - 465 nm with brief stops at Santa Barbara and Morro Bay) Passage Nautical's Adventure Passage Making Courses are conducted on a 2019 Oceanis 46.1 (48' LOA) under the command and tutelage of Capt. Steve Hoffman. In these courses you'll learn the fine art of leadership and how to responsibly skipper and crew a sailing cruising yacht. Skippers learn how to motivate and inspire without having to dictate and command, lead a crew on a multi-day offshore coastal passage while confidently being able to assess and control the multiple risks associated with ocean passages away from shore. You'll travel in all weather conditions during all hours of day and night. • Dates may shift slightly due to weather or other safety concerns. • Prices include boat, boat expenses, on-board meals, docking fees, and Captain/Instructor. • Not included are travel to and from the boat, meals eaten ashore, and Captain/Instructor gratitude. Link to more information about this Opportunity.