How To Plan A Caribbean Charter Yacht Vacation

Online Class


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 Explore the Caribbean like never before with tips from the experts

Live Online Class - Tuesday, September 13th, 2022
Time: 4:30 PT / 7:30 ET (approx.90 min)

For scheduling conflicts, both sessions will be recorded for replay.
On demand viewing will be available to students 24-hours after the initial class.

Early Bird Price$79
Ends Friday Jan 28th

Full Price$29

ASA Member Price$19

Course Description:

Sailors have been exploring the Caribbean for centuries, and traveling by boat remains one of the best ways to experience the islands. Thousands of sailors bring their boats down to the Caribbean each year, but you can also get an authentic and exhilarating sailing experience by chartering a monohull or catamaran sailboat or motorboat and plotting your own course to adventure.

This course will provide you an overview of Caribbean sailing destinations, introduce you to the top chartering options in the region, and help you decide whether to captain your own ship as a bareboat charter or sail with a hired captain (and perhaps a chef, too) onboard.

Topics Include:

  • Day sails vs multi-day charters
  • Types of vessels to charter
  • Top yacht harbors and marinas
  • Planning an itinerary 
  • Provisioning your boat
  • The economics of chartering vs hotel stays
  • Top destination
    • Virgin Islands 
    • Grenadines 
    • Bahamas
  • Best ports of call in the Caribbean
  • Secret and special moorings in the islands

Your Instructor

Bob Curley

Bob Curley is a travel writer with decades of experience covering the islands of the Caribbean. His hundreds of trips to the islands have included multiple charter yacht voyages and countless hours on boats, journeying to dive sites, historic ports, and exploring the gorgeous coastlines of islands from windswept Aruba to the lush Pitons mountains of St. Lucia.


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