Island Adventures is your headquarters for sailing charters to the Florida Keys .
If you want to learn to sail!
If you are wanting to combine your charter with a chance to learn more about sailing and boat handling, I can provide a custom charter for you focusing on teaching you.
Learn how to sail at your own Pace! I can offer basic sailing lessons to advanced sailing courses,providing a spectacular range of possibilities for sailors.
Sailing is many sports in one and can be pursued in as intense or casual a manner as you choose.
Captain Gerard has been a 100 ton Master since 1985 and has the experience to give you the necessary basic knowledge to enjoy sailing. If you are returning to the sport, we can refresh and reinforce dormant skills.
The mix of theory and practice concentrates on docking under power, basic navigation, engine checks and basic troubleshooting— areas that plague fledgling charterers. What to look for on taking command of a chartered boat, how to organize a crew, and some basic emergency steps to take when things don’t work out quite as planned are also touched upon.
Depending upon the level of instruction you want, he can teach you about sailing and the joys of cruising under sail. Depending on how much you want to learn, we can do week long trips or even weekend trips.
Some of the things you will learn includes:
  • Anchoring
  • Docking or Mooring
  • Sail Handling including all maneuvers
  • Heavy Weather Procedures
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Nautical Charts
  • Navigational Tools
  • Offshore Plotting
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Piloting
  • Rules of the Road
  • GPS and Electronic Chart Plotting
  • Tide & Currents
  • VHF Radio Procedures
Just let us know where your weak points are and we can help you become a competent sailor! 
At the completion of the trip we will issue you a certificate verifying that you have studied these items!
Contact us for more information and pricing on this service.




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