Why Choose Port of Call Charts School?
Our diverse, Ft Myers Beach and Sanibel Island waters are the perfect sub-tropical jade blue sailing waters unmatched for training. Our ASA instructor ratings are awesome! We achieve that by providing great coaches, access to outstanding training waters, and proper vessels for learning.
Our classes are small, and we can customize the training time to best meet your sailing goals. Whether it is to help lessen anxiety, enhance skills, buy a boat, or a learning vacation…no problem, all courses include the vessel, the instructor.
Our classes are small and all hands-on. The ‘classroom’ is on the boat! Starting from the intercoastal waterway between Ft Myers Beach and the mainland in the Mantanzas Pass home to dolphins, sea turtles and manatees.
Your classroom training grounds will be the Jade blue waters off Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach. This is where we prepare students for the beginners, we start on a 27′ tiller small keel boat as you advance, you’ll move up to 45’ Jeanneau the “Plan B” 3 cabin 2 head twin wheel excellent vessel to learn coastal cruising and BareBoat certifications.
This area of operations has it all; one can walk to beach side resorts, excellent waterfront restaurants with live entertainment. Allows you the opportunity to decompress and enjoy more than just the sailing. Our efforts are to offer more than an ASA certification, but more as a lifetime of yacht chartering and yacht ownership. Years of training sailors from 8 to 85 years old, we offer a wide range of ASA Certifications, including ASA 101 through 114 Cruising Catamaran. We work with you to ensure we exceed your expectations. Give us a call to begin planning your sail training!
Proprietor Captain Scott: I love the saltwater sailing, sport fishing or boating. I enjoy the water. I earned my Master Captains License USCG 100-ton license while in the Coast Guard, as a former USCG AUX officer of Public Education I worked up the ranks to Commander of Flotilla 9-10 Ft Myers Cape Coral. The perfect day would be going out to the Gulf of Mexico to catch some good wind and enjoy a great day sail enjoying the sun, sea and crystal clear waters. That’s what I call that “a great day”! I am an ASA instructor training basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Cruising and Catamaran sailboats, I’ve sailed to and from Tampa Bay to BVI and USVI where I have spent the pre covid years teaching sailing and charters so sharpen skill sets, computer applications and a believer in lifelong learning.
ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered
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.
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.
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.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
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
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Summer Camps for Kids
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
- Vacation Charters
- Sunset Cruises
- Sailboat Cruises
- Sail Trim Courses
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.
Port of Call Charts School is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials
For an immersive sailing experience, it's really rewarding and Captain Scott is really a very friendly, experienced and very dedicated person! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to go sailing
Steve - January 2022 - Port of Call Charts School
Incredibly fun day with Captain Scott, knowledgeable, flexible, comfortable, easy to find. Went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic time. Def worth renting the boat for your family/friends- such a great personalized adventure!
Jennifer - January 2022 - Port of Call Charts School
I’ve always wanted to learn how to sail and this was the perfect experience. Captain Scott gets you involved from the beginning and teaches you along the way and I love that. Absolutely fantastic experience and I’m so glad
Jessica - January 2022 - Port of Call Charts School
Port of Call Charts School
|Address||Port of Call Charts School13601 McGregor Blvd Suite 17Ft MyersFL33919USA|
|Phone||+1 (239) 671-5929|