Cruise Abaco Sailing School
Abaco, Bahamas (321) 473-4223

Discover the Cruise Abaco difference! We are a hands on, owner operated business with 20 plus years of experience and local knowledge in Abaco Bahamas.

Abaco’s protected sea and it’s many outlying Cays, create perfect conditions for adventurous and leisurely sailing, truly offering a perfect playground for sailors to get their feet wet while learning. Under an hour flight form south Florida, Abaco is truly an island dream location within close reach.

Cruise Abaco offers the latest models of Fountaine Pajot catamarans and Jeanneau monohulls for your ASA learning adventures. Our beautifully appointed luxury boats have many extras not commonly found in charter fleets and we guarantee you won’t find newer, nicer, boats anywhere in the Bahamas.

Our crew is top notch too, we have some of the best certified ASA instructors in the business. Last year ALL of our certified captains were announced as ASA Outstanding Instructor’s of 2015. We offer ASA courses; 101, 103, 104 and 114, throughout our charter season.

Courses can be added to any charter booking and we occasionally offer “Learn to Sail” immersion weeks as well as “Women’s Sailing” courses with specific dates that can be booked per cabin. Please see our website for info on current offerings. Learning to sail while vacationing in an ideal environment is more than just enriching, it makes the experience adventurous and unforgettable. Is it time for you to take the helm? If so we hope you’ll jump on board with Cruise Abaco for a learning adventure that will grant you skills and memories to last a lifetime.

ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Vacation Charters

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • My wife and I just finished an 8 day bareboat catamaran charter on a 36 ft Li'l Anna with Cruise Abaco. We had an amazing time thanks to Mark and Patti and our instructor Joe.[read more]

    Mike - Cruise Abaco Sailing School

  • We can’t say enough good things about our instructor Captain Joe. He made learning fun and stress free.

    Nowahalla - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

  • They made sure that we had everything we needed to have the best possible time and it ended up being a perfect vacation. In a week, we got ASA 101 and 103 certifications but still managed to harvest some conch, get some snorkeling in and sample a ton

    Brother_Beaker - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

  • We learned so much over our nine days of sailing that we can feel confident going out on our own on our next charter.

    Rob B - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

  • Cruising the Abacos while taking ASA courses is definitely the way to go. Thanks Mark & Patti and the whole Cruise Abaco staff for their professional 5-star service.

    GNPtraveller - Cruise Abaco Sailing School

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Cruise Abaco Sailing School

Address Boat Harbour MarinaMarsh HarbourAbacoBahamas
Phone (321) 473-4223
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