Tortola Sailing & Sights
Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Join us in the Beautiful BVI for weeklong live aboard courses. Learning to sail with us is always great fun. We make time for swimming, snorkeling and island exploring. We are the only school in the BVI with a dedicated Catamaran in fleet, Sweet n Salty is a Leopard 44 with 4 queen en suite cabins and is perfect to learn on for future bareboat chartering. Abi Gale is a Beneteau 50 with 4 queen en suite cabins and is ideal for learning how to bareboat charter a monohull. We are the only school in the BVI with a true 2-day ASA 101 course where you really learn how to sail a 24 ft keelboat. “IC 24 Marco”

Live aboard Courses include private showers and heads with electric toilets, generator, air conditioning, wifi, USB in all cabins, swimming platform, snorkels, and paddle board.

The British Virgin Islands is one of the best places in the world to sail with consistent winds 15-20 knots E and 85-degree days make this a sailor’s paradise. Based in the beautiful picturesque Nanny Cay Marina with many amenities including pool, showers, Peg leg restaurant and beach. We are passionate about sailing and want to share that passion with you. Tortola Sailing and Sights is for novice sailors wanting to learn the ropes, to salty sailors who wanting to build miles, we welcome everyone. We can help with private bareboat charters with our amazing partners in Tortola.

Amazing local instructors with calm, patient, adaptable teaching styles to suit you. You will fall in love with BVI and not want to leave your boat or instructor behind at the end of your course.

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 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking
ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking
Learn to skipper a sailing vessel on extended offshore passages requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel selection, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship.
ASA 111, Sailing Review
ASA 111, Sailing Review
Desire to improve or re-familiarize sailing knowledge and skills imparted during previous ASA keelboat certification course(s). Student and Instructor jointly decide on goals prior to the start of the review.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • Vacation Charters

ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Tortola Sailing & Sights is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • All I expected was sailing instruction and certification. What I got was all of that plus an enjoyable 8 day tour of the BVI with great instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. I recommend this experience to everyone![read more]

    Steve, Pagosa Springs, CO - Tortola Sailing & Sights

  • "Friendly, Fun, and Professional Instructors!” I enrolled in the ASA fastrack course for Bareboat Cruising certification, having only limited sailing experience. I would recommend to anyone of any level of experience.[read more]

    Scott P. - Tortola Sailing & Sights

  • Want to cruise the BVI while broadening your skills and taking home some certifications? Tortola Sailing and Sights is the way to go. Felt like we did it all and I'm now confident to bring my friends and charter.[read more]

    Bryan San Francisco, CA - Tortola Sailing & Sights

Contact Information

Tortola Sailing & Sights

Address Waterfront DriveRoad Town, TortolaVG 11011British Virgin Islands
Phone (800) 390-7594
Website tortolasailingandsights.com
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