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.

Sailing School Credentials

Rated 5/5 by 5 students

Sailing School Location

Location: 544 Water St Oakland, CA 94607 USA
Phone: 510 864 3000

Sailing School Instructors

Steve Hoffman

Level V Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
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

NauticEd System Knowledge Expert Transformational Leadership Course Graduate
Level V Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
NauticEd System Knowledge Expert
Transformational Leadership Course Graduate
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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