Learn to Sail Vacations

San Diego’s First Choice for ASA Liveaboard Vacations

Now you can combine a vacation in sunny San Diego and complete your ASA certification at the same time!

Do you dream of cruising with your spouse, family or a few friends exploring secluded islands? Then make your dream a reality with a Harbor Sailboats’ live aboard sailing lesson vacation! Spend the week aboard a luxurious sailing yacht while an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified instructor prepares you for a lifetime of sailing.

During class you will liveaboard a spacious, fully equipped late model yacht to include galley dishes, utensils, bath towels and bedding. Private classes, class boats, textbooks and exams are included. Harbor Island West Marina facilities offer showers, hot tub, swimming pool, deli, laundry facilities and The Boathouse Restaurant.

No need to rent a car, we are conveniently located across the street form the San Diego International Airport just a taxi ride away and bicycle rentals are available for a very reasonable rate.

Big Bay – 3 Day Trip

This option is for the sailor who is already competent and experienced in keelboat sailing techniques and is eager to to achieve the first two levels of ASA certification and become a competent “Basic Coastal Cruiser”, ready to sail up to 37′. A sailing resume must be approved for this accelerated course.

DAY 1:  ASA 101 instruction aboard a Capri 22

DAY 2 & 3: ASA 103 instruction aboard a Oceanis 31′ or larger

LEARN: ASA 101 Basic Keelboat & ASA 103 Coastal Cruising

PRICE: $1890 (priced for party of two; tax, port fee & class materials  not included)

Coastline Cruise – 5 Day Trip

This option is for the total novice, who is eager to achieve the first two levels of ASA certification, and become a competent “Basic Coastal Cruiser”, ready to sail up to 37′.

DAY 1 & 2:  ASA 101 instruction aboard a Capri 22

DAY 3: Free sail aboard a Capri 22

DAYS 4 & 5:  ASA 103 instruction aboard a Oceanis 31′ or larger

LEARN: ASA 101 Basic Keelboat & ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising

PRICE: $3090 (priced for party of two; tax, port fee & class materials  not included)

Smooth Sailing – 4 Day Trip

This option is for the sailor who is already competent in small boat sailing techniques and is ASA 101 certified. Upon completion, you will become a recognized “Bareboat Cruiser”, capable of multiple day charters and ready to sail up to 45′. (ASA 101 is a pre-requsite for this option)

DAY 1 & 2:  ASA 103 instruction aboard a Oceanis 31′ or larger

DAYS 3 & 4:  ASA 104 instruction aboard a Beneteau 38′ or larger Overnight to Mission Bay

LEARN: ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising & ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising

PRICE: $3140 (priced for party of two; tax, port fee & class materials  not included)

Absolute Adventure – 6 Day Trip

This option is geared for the sailor who is already experienced and competent in keelboat sailing and is eager to achieve the first three levels of ASA certification in one visit.

Upon completion, you will become a recognized “Bareboat Cruiser” (think Caribbean!), capable of multiple day charters. A sailing resume must be submitted and approved for acceptance into this comprehensive course.

DAYS 1 & 2:  ASA 101 instruction aboard a Capri 22

DAYS 3 & 4: ASA 103 instruction aboard a Oceanis 31′

DAYS 5 & 6:  ASA 104 instruction aboard a Beneteau 38′ or larger.

Overnight to Mission Bay

LEARN: ASA 101 Basic Keelboat, ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising & ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering

PRICE: $4540 (priced for party of two; tax, port fee & class materials  not included)