South Coast Sailing Adventures
| (281) 334-4606 |

South Coast Sailing Adventures is conveniently located in Kemah, Texas about 30 minutes from downtown Houston or Galveston. Our fleet is located in the Kemah Boardwalk Marina, just minutes from Galveston Bay. Our marina amenities include: floating docks; picnic tables and grills; a swimming pool; a hot tub; a shower; and, laundry facilities. Located in the Lighthouse District of Kemah, South Coast Sailing Adventures is within walking distance to restaurants, amusements, entertainment, and shopping at the Boardwalk. All of our instructors are U.S.C.G. licensed captains and are certified by the American Sailing Association. Not only are they professional mariners, they are also highly skilled sailors with years of offshore sailing experience! South Coast Sailing Adventures’ school utilizes training boats that are specifically designed to teach beginning sailors the basics. South Coast has the largest sailing fleet along the northern Gulf Coast with over 24 boats from 23′ to 45′ from various manufacturers like Colgate, Catalina, Beneteau, and Hunter, including both traditional mainsails, as well as, the more modern in-mast furling mainsails. The predominate southeastern winds average about 15 knots making Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico a great place for sailing! South Coast Sailing Adventures also has a very active sailing club offering discounts on rentals and regularly scheduled group sailing events allowing sailors to gain more experience in a relaxed and informal environment. In addition, the club participates in local and offshore races and regattas offering students the ability to practice sail trim, navigation, rules of the road, and much more!

South Coast Sailing School is an American Sailing Association certified sailing school with lessons available for every experience level. Our sailing courses and instructors give students the training and experience to achieve their dreams and participate in a nautical adventure. We’re one of the only sailing schools in the area that offer sailing certifications at many levels of the American Sailing Association curriculum, and we earned the ASA’s Outstanding School award in 2006. We provide sailing classes at every level, from basic keel boat to catamaran. South Coast Sailing Adventures strives to make each student’s experience the best possible. We focus on quality, not quantity. We feel that getting to know each student and their personal sailing goals builds lifelong friendships. We don’t want our relationship with our sailors to be “two ships that pass in the night”; we want to actively coach and guide our sailors on the steps they need to take to be safe and competent at all levels. South Coast Sailing will customize any of our programs to meet the specific needs of our sailors. Whether you desire sailing on the bay with family and friends, becoming a captain or instructor, or crossing the open blue in your own boat — we’ll give you the confidence and knowledge you need to accomplish your vision.

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.
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 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.
ASA 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement
ASA 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement
Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
Learn to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology. Knowledge of weather information for planning and adapting navigation during short duration and extended voyages.

Other Services Available

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Vacation Charters
  • Flotillas
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Racing Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses


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

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • Very good experience. very qualified instructors and friendly staff. We enrolled following the 1st trip and received the ASA 101 certificate. We chartered our 1st boat last weekend. Great fun.

    Philip - ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

  • If you have never been sailing before, then these are the folks to go to. A suburb, friendly staff and beautiful fleet. There was not a single detail that was left to question. I would highly recommend South Coast Sailing without hesitation.

    Kevin - ASA 105, Coastal Navigation

  • We joined Capt David for a great intro lesson to sailing. The Tranquility is a beautiful boat and we all had the chance to be hands on. I may be inspired to sign up for their sailing lessons now that I am hooked on sailing!

    N/A - South Coast Sailing Adventures

  • I have taken ASA 101, 103, and 104 with Captain Lucy's crew. They have always been very professional and instructional. I'm going back next weekend for the 114 course. I am confident that will also go well.

    N/A - ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran

  • My girlfriend and I bought an introductory training cruise out of Kemah, TX. What a wonderful time. We were all given the chance to pilot the boat, work the sails.Captain Ralph was patient with us and exuded confidence. I'll be going back again.

    David - South Coast Sailing Adventures

Sailing School Flotillas

November 30th - December 10th 2023 Starting from $2,195
ASA Flotilla
Discover why the “Christmas Winds” make December in the British Virgin Islands a sailing mecca! There is no better opportunity than our annual flotilla to expand your sailing skills, navigate to idyllic shores, and of course, experience the epitome of vacation perfection. The charm of the BVI’s lies in discovering the unique character of each pristine island in this volcanic archipelago.

More Information

Contact Information

South Coast Sailing Adventures

Address 913 N Meyer AveSeabrookTX77586United States
Phone (281) 334-4606
Social Media

Contact Sailing School

Missing or incorrect information? Suggest An Edit