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If you see an opening that fits your schedule, simply select it and book online.
Making a payment will secure your trip on the calendar.
Because of our focus on high quality experiential education with small class sizes, many trips are created based on customer request. We are more than happy to create a custom sailing adventure just for you! Please send an email or give us a call at +1.302.428.9754.
Providing answers to the following questions will help us create the best experience for you:
– Do you have any sailing experience? If yes, please describe (e.g., size and type of sailboat(s), role: skipper/crew/passenger, duration of trip(s), previous sailing courses or certifications, etc.)
– Do you have any powerboat experience? If yes, please describe.
– What are your goals for taking sail training? (e.g., buying a boat? bareboat chartering? just for fun / learning?, etc.)
– Are there additional participants planning to join you? If yes, how many? If not, would you prefer to be paired with another student or take private lessons?
– What time frame are you interested in getting started?
ASA Course Prerequisites
|ASA 104||101, 103|
|ASA 114||101, 103, 104|
|ASA 106||101, 103, 104, 105|
If you are new to sailing or need to get your basic keelboat certification, we can help! Through Sunshine Coast Adventures, we have access to an O’Day 19 for ASA 101 courses and ASA 101 Challenges. Please contact us for availability and pricing. We recommend American Sailing Association’s free online course, “Your First Sail“, to get acquainted with the world of sailing.
Snorkel gear: We suggest buying and bringing your own snorkel gear. You can also rent snorkel equipment from the following dive shops for about $25/day. You will need a snorkel, mask, and fins. If you wear prescription glasses, you can order prescription lenses for your mask.
Snorkel gear rental:
Ocean Divers Key Largo
Phone 305 451-0996 or 800 451-1113
Snorkel gear purchase:
World Watersports Key Largo
Phone 305 451-0118
Car Rentals: We suggest using Thrifty Car Rental as they are located very close to the boat and allow one-way rentals from the airport. A discount may be available with online reservations.
Thrifty Car Rental
KEY LARGO – TAVERNIER, FL TLE (KYL)
91831 Overseas Hwy
Tavernier, FL 33070
Local Office (305) 852-6088
Reservations (877) 283-0898
Driving Directions to Florida Keys from Miami
245 Oleander Dr.
Tavernier, FL 33070
Take the Florida Turnpike south to US 1
Exit on US 1 south and go 35 miles passing thru Key Largo
When you get to the Circle K in Tavernier at mile marker 94.5, turn left on Burton Drive
Take the 1st right onto Sable Palm
Turn left onto Oleander Drive
245 Oleander Dr. is on left
Download Google Maps directions from MIA airport to 245 Oleander Dr: MIA to 245 Oleander Dr
View directions online
See http://www.keylargochamber.org/stay/index.aspx for lodging options.
* Paleo / Whole30 Eating:
Vegetables: All types (except legumes); lots of greens & salads
Fruit: All types
‘Good’ Fat: avocados, nuts, olives, etc.
Cooking oils: coconut oil, olive oil or ghee (clarified butter)
No grains, dairy, legumes, vegetable oils, added sugar, or processed foods
Hurricane season runs from 01 June 1 to 30 November. In the event of extreme weather conditions, the captain will make a final decision regarding whether to continue with the trip or end early.
In the case of cancellation due to extreme weather conditions, partial payments may be refunded based on the percent of the program cancelled. A credit may be issued for the remaining days of an uncompleted trip.
We are not able to refund any expenses related to meals, lodging or transportation incurred as a result of a weather evacuation. These expenses remain the responsibility of the participants. Please consider obtaining trip insurance.
It is possible to achieve up to 3 certifications during a 7-day course if the student:
– Has sufficient experience beforehand
– Has studied all materials prior to the start of the course
– Is willing to work hard and put in extra time and effort
ASA 101 is a must-have prerequisite prior to taking a course on a catamaran and ASA 103 is preferred.
ASA 101 Challenges cannot be completed on a multi-hull sailboat.