Learn to sail on a private yacht in the Caribbean with Nautilus Sailing, and come home with a sailing certification in a week. Maybe the strawberry moon is sending out signals to take a trip this summer. Or, maybe it’s the love of learning while on summer vacation that hits different. Bring a group of friends, or come solo and meet some new friends on this small group sailing trip. After a week of fun and learning, guests will be certified to charter a sailboat.

Spend time learning how to navigate a sailing yacht with instruction from experienced professionals. Dive in head first and become completely immersed into the sailing lifestyle. Become an old salt with the guiding hands of the best trained instructors. Moreover, at the end of the trip, vacationers will have certificates from the American Sailing Association and will be certified to charter a sailboat.

Nautilus Sailing takes vacationers on voyages to not only the Caribbean, but also Croatia, Spain, Mexico, the South Pacific, and the Bahamas. Throughout the trip, guests will learn, study, practice and test their knowledge in several areas. By the closing of the trip, they will have a bareboat charter certification. While there are restrictions to this particular certification, the bareboat charter certificate allows the new captains to take their own guests out on a sailboat.

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Of course, guests will have a ton of fun on their sailing adventures. Explore ancient towns, go snorkeling, take scooters around, and so much more. In between the fun, students will learn how to dock (park), anchor, moor, sail, and navigate. Taking tests to verify your knowledge in between the learning and fun will make this vacation feel like no other learning adventure experienced.

Get a taste of what sailors call the liveaboard lifestyle. Sail some of the newest sailing vessels. Spend a week living on a monohull or catamaran, island hopping. Come back with a tan and a knowledge of sail trimming, navigation, and safety.

While this type of learning vacation is more of an adventure, there are plenty of moments of relaxation and vacation. Dinners, winery tours, and beautiful anchorages will supply more than enough R&R.

Summer vacation has started. Take a trip on a sailing catamaran in the Caribbean or Spain and come home with a sailing certification. Whether traveling solo or with a group of friends, take a trip with Nautilus Sailing and, “Learn to sail in a week!”

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