Captain Kupps’ Ocean Adventures-Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
(619) 488-4428 |

We are located in beautiful Puerto Vallarta Mexico.
Banderas Bay where the jungle meets the sea is the premier sailing location for both racing and cruising in all of Mexico. We have been teaching and certifying for the A.S.A. for over 25 years. Our graduates are successfully sailing all over the world and loving it. Our boats are professionally maintained with up to date safety equipment and gear. With fresh breezes and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world Mexico is the perfect exotic location for learning to sail.

Our private custom courses include both land based classes and live a board voyages. We start aboard our 26 foot performance cruiser specifically set up for teaching the art of sailing and move up to our 44 foot world cruiser for live aboard Bareboat Charter Courses.
Customized to the individuals itineraries and goals including great Mexican cuisine and culture along with surfing, snorkeling, spearfishing and beach combing you just may never want to go home.

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 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

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Youth Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Summer Camps for Kids
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Vacation Charters
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises
  • Sail Trim Courses
  • Spinnaker Courses

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • By allowing me to not just observe you undertake a task, or explain it, but having me performing them was instrumental in my sailing knowledge build. "..."[read more]

    Chris Vaughn - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

Contact Information

Captain Kupps’ Ocean Adventures-Mexico

Address Villa EsmeraldaPuerto VallartaNayarit63733Mexico
Phone (619) 488-4428

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