MidBay Sailing
| (850) 764-5538 | midbaysailing.com

Midbay Sailing is based out of Bluewater Bay Marina in Niceville, Florida on the North side of the Choctawhatchee Bay. We are a short drive from Destin and offer sailing charters, experience sailing classes and American Sailing courses.

If you are interested in an introduction to sailing with minimal time commitment, schedule an experience sailing or experience cruising class. These are 2 ½ hour on the water hands on classes. Our marina allows us to get out and sail in five minutes from leaving the dock, so we maximize time on the water.

We also offer sailing charters aboard a monohull or catamaran for those looking to relax and enjoy some time on the water and let us do the work. Bareboat charters are also available for qualified sailors.

Come visit us on Florida’s Gulf Coast for the beautiful water views and great sailing.

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
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, Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, 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 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 Available

  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises


ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

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. MidBay Sailing is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Contact Information

MidBay Sailing

Address 290 Yacht Club DriveNicevilleFL32578
Phone (850) 764-5538
Website midbaysailing.com
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