How do I book a trip?

We offer premium experiential education through authentic live-aboard sailing excursions.  Instruction is provided in all aspects of catamaran cruising.

We limit enrollment so that all your learning and skills development are maximized.  All trips are exclusively booked by a private couple and are scheduled based on requirements such as time frame, duration, level of instruction, etc.

Once we understand your needs, we will create an availability on our calendar and send you a webpage link to book the trip.

We are happy to create a custom sailing adventure just for you! Please send an email or give us a call at +1.302.428.9745

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 powerboating 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.)

– What time frame are you interested in getting started?

What forms do I need to fill out?

Each participant must complete an online Liability Waiver and Participant Information Form, which includes information such as sailing experience, emergency contact info, medical issues, food preferences, etc. The form is completed and electronically signed by clicking the “Sign Waiver” button provided in the booking confirmation email. Each participant in your party must complete the form, so please forward the confirmation email to all participants  and ask them to complete it. If the “Sign Waiver” button does not appear in your confirmation email, please click this link: MiraMar Adventures Waiver Form.

 

What materials should I review prior to my course?

ASA Course Prerequisites

Course Prerequisites
ASA 103 101
ASA 104 101, 103
ASA 114 101, 103, 104
ASA 106 101, 103, 104, 105

What if I want to get an ASA certification but my partner just wants to ride along?

We offer a “First Mate” certificate for those who prefer to support the primary sailing enthusiast who is planning to be the skipper on future outings. The First Mate will learn how to handle dock lines/fenders, trim sails, steer, assist with anchoring, etc. This takes the pressure off of someone who feels they do not need the official ASA certifications, and can enable a more relaxing time aboard. 

What should I pack?

Download our recommended packing list: MiraMar Gearlist 20191217 

How do I get to the boat?

We are located approximately 30 miles east of Orlando, Florida.
 
Air Travel: We suggest flying into the Orlando International (MCO) airportCar Rentals: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and Hertz all have locations within 3 miles of the marina. 

Address:
Kennedy Point Yacht Club and Marina
4749 South Washington Ave
Titusville, FL 32780

Lodging

See https://titusville.org/visiting-here/stay

What time should I arrive at the boat?

1-day trips begin at 10:00am and end by 4:00pm.

2-day/1-night trips begin at 10:00am the first day and end by 4:00pm on the second day.

Overnight trips 3-days or longer begin at 12:00noon on the first day and end by 4:00pm on the last day.

Please arrive as close to the starting time as possible.

Where will we go on the trip?

Where we sail and anchor depends on the trip duration and the weather forecast.

Aboard Mira Mar we prepare and serve healthy organic food customized to fit your preferences.  Special diets (vegetarian, gluten-free etc.) can be accommodated.

Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs.

What can I expect from the weather?

What is the refund / cancellation policy?

Once a trip is booked, there is no refund. However, in the event of a medical or family emergency, a credit may be issued for a future trip to be scheduled at a mutually convenient time.

In the case of cancellation due to extreme weather conditions, partial payments or a credit may be provided based on the portion of the program cancelled.

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.

How many certifications can I get during one trip?

Sailing education is a journey and sailing is an activity in which new things can be learned every day, even after sailing for many years. We believe in the power of experiential learning and recognize that everyone learns at a different pace and in a different way. The ability to complete a certain number of certifications in a given period of time is much less important than making sure all knowledge and skills elements are adequately covered and understood by all participants.

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.