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ASA Certifications and Sailing Trips

Sunshine Coast Adventures specializes in adventure sailing programs in Key Largo, the first of the beautiful Florida Keys. Our Florida Keys sailing school offers a variety of sailing programs, from charters and sailing instruction, to snorkeling and deep-sea fishing.

Sunshine Coast Adventures

We emphasize the power and fun of experiential learning with an appreciation of the only living coral reef in North America. As an American Sailing Association (ASA) affiliated sailing school, we provide sailing instruction from basic sailing to advanced cruising, coastal navigation, docking, and cruising catamarans. Courses can be taken individually or combined into a live-aboard adventure cruise vacation.

American Sailing Association

Sunshine Coast Adventures was named outstanding sailing school in 2009 and 2010.

Captain Jennifer MacLean has been named outstanding instructor in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2016

 
ASA 101ASA101 - Basic Keelboat Sailing: For beginning sailors, no experience needed. This 3-day course is an introduction to sailing and combines visual classroom presentation material with hands-on coaching aboard a very clean and comfortable sailboat. Course fees include ASA exam and certification, the ASA logbook, a one year ASA membership, instructor time, and delicious lunches aboard.

Price: $895 per person. Maximum enrollment: 4 participants

Textbook: Sailing Made Easy
 
ASA 103ASA103 - Basic Coastal Cruising (prerequisite: ASA101): This 3-day course will familiarize you with the basics of an auxiliary diesel engine powered cruising sailboat, increase your knowledge of boat systems and seamanship, and build your confidence in docking, anchoring, sail trim, and basic navigation. Visual presentation material is combined with hands-on coaching. The course fee includes one dinner at an overnight anchorage, instruction, fishing licenses and the written and practical exams.

Price: $995 per person. Maximum enrollment: 4 participants

Textbook: Coastal Cruising Made Easy
 
ASA 104ASA104 - Bareboat Cruising (prerequisite: ASA 103): This 4-day intermediate-level course will help you achieve the skills and confidence to skipper your own boat or charter a bareboat (without hired crew). You will learn more about vessel systems such as electrical, plumbing, and diesel engines. You will expand your anchoring, seamanship and coastal navigation skills, and receive an introduction to electronic navigation using a GPS / chartplotter.

We anchor out most nights and may come to a dock, once or twice during the trip. We also mix in snorkeling at the coral reef and fishing while under sais. All meals (mostly organic) are included making for a perfect cruising experience.

Also includes ASA exam and certification, fishing licenses, and taxes. For your comfort, we also provide sheets, pillows and blankets.

Price: $1395 per person. Maximum enrollment: 4 participants

Textbook: Bareboat Cruising Made Easy
 
ASA 105ASA105 - Coastal Navigation (prerequisite: none): This is a theory course that enables the skills to navigate within sight of land. Once you have completed the self-study materials, you may take the written exam at our location.

Price: $595 per participant
 
ASA 106ASA106 - Advanced Coastal Cruising (prerequisites: ASA104 and ASA105): Advanced sailing and seamanship, weather, engineering, and safety are emphasized during this 5-day course, which includes day and nighttime passagemaking.

Price: $1995 per person. Maximum enrollment: 3 participants

Textbook: The Annapolis Book of Seamanship
 

Combo CruiseCustom Live-aboard Cruise Vacations: Any two (ASA101-103) or three (ASA101-103-104) consecutive ASA courses may be combined into a 5-day or 7-day live-aboard adventure cruise. You may take just one course during a 5-day trip if you prefer to have plenty of time for relaxation, snorkeling, reef-exploration, fishing, etc.

We anchor out most nights and may come to a dock once or twice during the trip. We also mix in snorkeling at the coral reef and fishing while under sail. All meals (mostly organic) are included, making for a perfect cruising experience.

If you have little or no sailing experience, we strongly suggest that you take a maximum of 2 ASA certification levels in a week's time. This will make your overall sailing experience much more enjoyable.

Course includes ASA exams and certifications, all meals aboard, fishing licenses, and taxes. For your comfort, we also provide sheets, pillows and blankets.

Price per person: 5-day $199; 7-day $2495
Maximum enrollment: 3 participants.

 

Couples sailing courseCouples Sailing Course: Are you planning to go sailing or cruising with your partner? If so, then this private course is for you. It will teach you and your partner how to work together to make sailing safe and fun. You will learn the basics and practice fundamentals so that both of you feel comfortable with all duties aboard: steering, navigating, handling lines, provisioning, tacking, jibing, anchoring, maintaining your future boat and docking with confidence. This is an all-inclusive course.

We anchor out most nights but may come to a dock once or twice during the trip. We also mix in snorkeling at the coral reef and fishing while under sail. All meals (mostly organic) are included making for a perfect cruising experience.

Course includes ASA exams and certifications, all meals aboard, fishing licenses, and taxes. For your comfort, we also provide sheets, pillows and blankets.

Prices for a private couples course:
3-day live-aboard ASA sailing course: $2950 per couple
5-day live-aboard ASA sailing combo course: $3995 per couple
6-day live-aboard ASA sailing combo course: $4495 per couple
7-day live-aboard ASA sailing combo course: $4995 per couple

 

Catamaran Sailing adventure vacationCatamaran Sailing Adventures

Sunshine Coast Adventures now offers catamaran sailing trips through our affiliate partner, MiraMar Adventures.

Sail aboard Mira Mar during a captained charter or ASA course(s). Mira Mar seasonal locations include: Florida Keys, Bahamas, and Chesapeake Bay.

ASA certifications offered:
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising
ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran
ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising

See Mira Mar Offerings for pricing.

Please Contact MiraMar Adventures for more information.
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Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School and Charters

229 Banyan Lane Tavernier, Florida. 33070
Toll Free#: 888-688-6744 * Phone: 305.942.9645 * Fax: 305.852.6275 * Web: www.sunshinesailing.com
Email: info@sunshinesailing.com

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