Private courses - Sailing School
Your Cruise 'n Learn vacations is a step-by-step
instructional, live-aboard program for those who
want to become competent cruising sailors or
power boaters. In a week of fun and excitement
in the Gulf Islands we can teach you how to sail,
handle a yacht and navigate safely through coastal waters.
These comprehensive packages include your boat,
instructor, course material, provisioning, bedding, and
moorage. All you bring is your desire to learn.Our
different course levels promise to challenge even the
most experienced sailors. Cruise 'n Learn courses are an
all inclusive package sold on a per/person basis.
Should you prefer private instruction for you and crew see .
As a cruising school, we provide the highest level of instruction, from beginner to offshore,
by using the most comprehensive and modern methods of instruction, the most personable and
knowledgeable instructors and the finest yachts. To ensure optimum personal attention, there is a limit
to the number of students per course.
We have chosen certification for international recognition, unsurpassed beginner to offshore modular workbook system, and the quality of instructors developed by the clinics. Our certification also qualifies the holder for significant insurance discounts on privately owned vessels and meets the requirements for the Canadian Coast Guard Operator Licensing Standard.
Cruise & Learn
Private cruise 'n learns
All courses offered at ISLAND CRUISING Sailing School may also be taken on a Private basis. Only you, your family and friends on board with the instructor. This option is very popular with couples and families. It is especially good for families with younger children.
The course offerings are the same as the standard schools, or we can customize a program to match your needs.
Private Cruise 'n Learns are exactly as they sound, a Cruise 'n Learn vacation designed by you, for you. This program is customized to your group, which yacht you would like to charter, the course levels you would like to take, and the length of your trip.
You pick your yacht and let us do the rest. We will send you and your crew the course material . We will pick a qualified instructor for your group. Your private instructor will contact you to identify your goals and start planning your itinerary!
Choice: You choose the dates that work the best for you
Yachts: You choose the size, type and comforts of your yacht
Privacy: Your very own private Instruction for just your group, no other students
Destinations: Your itinerary is decided by you and your group!
Flexibility: You can go for as long as you would like
Early boarding: Board at 4PM on night before for a fee
Easy provisioning: We can shop for you, $30 per person per day or our local Thrifty Foods can deliver straight to your boat using their online ordering service: www.thriftyfoods.com.
The Only Restriction: You can't sail into US Coastal Waters with a Canadian Instructor/Skipper
Course Material: $40 per manual
ASA Certification Fee: $80 per person (Includes certificate & 1 year membership )
IPC Fee : $60 - International Proficiency Certificate
ASA Exams: $20 per exam (ASA-105 $45)
Moorage: Averages $1.25 per foot at Marinas only
Fuel: Minimal - the more you sail, the less fuel you use!
Instructor/ Skippers: $390 per day for monohull and $410 per day for catamaran