North Star Sailing Charters
Gulfport, Mississippi

Set sail on the beautiful Mississippi Sound and Gulf of Mexico with a private charter for up to 6 passengers or sailing lessons aboard Kashmir a 2006 40′ Catalina Sailboat or Polaris  a 2002 31′ Catalina Sailboat.

Looking for something new and exciting to do?  Try a charter boat tour.  Check out our Sailing Charter Packages!  We offer Morning, Afternoon and Sunset Charters.  Scenic Cruise, Half Day and Full Day Charters for your Gulf Coast Vacation.  We are also an ASA Sailing Academy offering ASA Certified sailing courses.

All of our Charter Trips and ASA Sailing Courses are private and fully customizable. We do not have set departure times as we prefer to customize to meet your schedule and individual needs.

We sail out of the beautiful Gulfport Municipal Marina in Gulfport, MS.  If you’re visiting Gulfport, Biloxi or anywhere on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and looking for a great day on the water or if you’re interested in learning how to sail, come join us at North Star Sailing Charters! 

American Sailing Certifications 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.

Other Services Available

  • Couples Courses
  • 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. North Star Sailing Charters is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • Having not sailed in nearly 30 years I took ASA 101 & 103 and later took ASA 105 while my son took ASA 101. The level of instruction & equipment as well as the personal attention from Capt Jim was outstanding. Highly recommend North Star Sailing.

    Tim R. - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

  • I was a first time sailor when I found North Star Sailing Charters as an ASA certified school. I have since completed the first four courses with Jim. His friendly personality & enthusiasm has helped me become a knowledgeable and skilled sailor.

    Lee H. - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

  • I took ASA 101, ASA 103 and ASA 105 with Capt. Jim from North Star Sailing. Absolutely worth it! Capt. Jim is an extremely knowledgeable, experienced & patient teacher. The classes were a perfect balance of book work and practical application.

    Matt E. - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

  • After just a few short days of I couldn't believe how comfortable I was on a sailboat; not only reading the wind, changing tacks and trimming sails but navigating as well. Capt. Jim was a wonderful instructor & made the experience fun and easy!

    Freya P. - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

Contact Information

North Star Sailing Charters

Address 2250 Jones Park DriveGulfportMS39501United States
Phone (228) 617-8057
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