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Stand up paddling is taking the water sports world by storm. Why? Because unlike surfing or kiteboarding or water skiing, stand up paddling scales easily for all skill levels and all ages. It’s so easy that a wee little kid can do it. Don’t believe me? Let four year old Kiara Goold teach you the […]

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In April 2014 Christine spent a week in the Sea of Cortez, learning how to sail and earning her ASA 101, 103, and 104 certifications with Nautilus Sailing. With her new skills, experience, and formal ASA certifications, she started planning her first international charter. In August, she chartered a boat in Mallorca Spain, and invited some […]

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Ahhh, surfing. Is there any better feeling than judging the wave just right, digging in with a stroke or two, and gliding down a perfectly shaped mountain of water? Pure bliss. Here’s the catch: That bliss can be hard to come by. Winds, tides, swells, beach access, parking, flights, hotels, and beaucoup other factors get […]

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sailing and surfing
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So you love to surf, do you? Or perhaps scuba-diving is more your thing. No? How about swimming with dolphins and sea lions, diving off cliffs, rock climbing, paddle-boarding, or kiteboarding? If any of these adventure activities catches your fancy, then you’re in luck. We’ve got just the thing for you: Learn sailing. Say what? […]

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February is a beautiful time of year to escape from colder latitudes and enjoy some sailing in the Sea of Cortez. Here is some great sailing footage from our February 1st-8th course down there. It was 80-85 degrees every day! Can anyone spot the whale that surfaces in one of the clips as we sail […]

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Nautilus Sailing flotilla in the Grenadines
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On Nov 2nd, Nautilus Sailing alumni converged in the Grenadines for our inaugural flotilla. 20 adults, 8 kids, 3 monohulls and 2 catamarans embarked for a fantastic week exploring this stunning destination. Students who had earned their formal sailing certification (ASA 101-104) on our week long liveaboard courses in the Grenadines and Sea of Cortez, […]

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Picture of Journey Nautilus Sailing Boat
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For the past 8 months we have been searching for a Catalina 42 sailboat to purchase to use for our liveaboard courses in the Sea of Cortez. After years of sailing in the area, on numerous vessels, we had an excellent idea of what we were looking for. The Catalina 42 tri cabin boat met […]

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Relaxing on a Nautilus Sailing course in the sea of cortez
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By Luke Korkowski (April 2013 Sea of Cortez Student) The warm desert sun set over a low mountain range some ten miles distant, across an impossibly blue sea. My bare feet resting on the end of a comfortable hammock framed my view on the right, a shallow and lazy lagoon did so on the left. […]

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Nautilus Sailing liveaboard course in the Grenadines
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Destinations: First, choose a place you want to explore and are excited to visit for your sailing course. Is it a popular destination? Are locals welcoming of visitors? Do the anchorages tend to be like rush hour on the LA freeways? Is the sea life rich and the location conducive to snorkeling or diving? How is […]

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