• Grenadines, Caribbean
  • Sea of Cortez, Mexico
  • Blue Mesa, Colorado

our destinations

Grenadines, Caribbean

Grenadines, Caribbean

Discover the most beautiful and unspoilt islands in the Caribbean
Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Explore deserted beaches and coves, teeming with marine life
Spanish Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Spanish Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Sail and enjoy these lesser known neighbors to the BVIs
Tahiti, South Pacific

Tahiti, South Pacific

Quintessential south seas perfection with jagged jungle covered peaks and turquoise lagoons
Blue mesa, colorado

Blue mesa, colorado

The best sailing in Colorado! Come and sail the state's largest lake
Catamaran Courses

Catamaran Courses

Want to sail cats? These week long live aboard courses on catamarans are of you…

our destinations

Grenadines, Caribbean
Discover the most beautiful and unspoilt islands in the Caribbean
Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Explore deserted beaches and coves, teeming with marine life
Blue mesa, colorado
The best sailing in Colorado! Come and sail the state's largest lake

Learn to Sail in Beautiful, Handpicked Destinations

We love getting off the beaten track. The destinations we have chosen are some of the most spectacular cruising grounds in the world. We look for places that have excellent conditions for sailing, a lack of crowds, stunning natural beauty, abundant marine life, and friendly locals. These are truly some of the best places in the world to learn to sail while on a vacation.

A Sailing Learning Vacation

On Nautilus Sailing courses, the emphasis is on learning how to sail through hands-on experience, in a beautiful part of the world. Mornings will typically be spent learning and practicing new skills. In the afternoons we will set sail, enjoying the backdrop of spectacular beaches and islands, refining skills along the way. Once anchored for the afternoon, there will be free time to spend exploring, snorkeling, fishing, and relaxing…

  • Bareboat Cruising Certification in the Sea of Cortez

    ASA 104 Bareboat Charter certification in the Sea of Cortez. Join us for a 4 day liveaboard course and gain the experience, certification and knowledge to start chartering sailboats internationally.

  • Tahiti

    The ultimate South Pacific sailing destination, the islands of Tahiti offer lush, jungle covered islands surrounded by turquoise lagoons. Consistent trade winds, postcard perfect anchorages, fantastic snorkeling, and a rich local culture make this cruising area a perfect place for a live aboard course.

  • Sailing in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

    Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez, “the aquarium of the world”. A stunning place to sail, deserted coves teeming with marine life and empty anchorages make this one of our favorite sailing destinations. Spend a week aboard a beautiful 42 foot Catalina, and gain the experience and certification needed to charter sailboats in exotic waters around the world.

  • Sailing in the Grenadines, Caribbean

    After sailing in other popular Caribbean destinations (like the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas), we fell in love with the Grenadines. The “Spice Islands” offer a perfect blend of culture, dramatic landscapes, friendly people, abundant marine life, and unspoiled beaches. Ideal sailing conditions, and the lack of crowds, make this an excellent place to conduct our Caribbean liveaboard courses.

  • Spanish Virgin Islands

    The Spanish Virgin Islands are in a spectacular part of the Caribbean! Relatively unknown and undiscovered (compared to the British and US Virgin Islands), these islands offer easy access from North America, stunning beaches, deserted anchorages, and amazing marine life.

  • Sailing on Blue Mesa, Colorado

    High in the Rocky Mountains, situated at almost 8000 feet, lies Blue Mesa. At 21 miles long and with over 96 miles of shoreline, Blue Mesa is the largest lake in Colorado. Consistent afternoon winds, and a wealth of scenic inlets, make this a great place for a weekend sailing course.