Monohull

Monohulls are truly a blast to sail! The feeling of heeling in a fresh breeze on a monohull, and experiencing the power of the boat as sails are trimmed tight, is magical. We pride ourselves on offering our week long live aboard courses on the most modern sailboats available.

We offer courses in the Caribbean (Grenadines and Spanish Virgin Islands), Sea of Cortez (Mexico), Tahiti and Mallorca in Spain. Each of the boats we use has a 3 or 4 cabin layout. We reserve the spacious owner’s cabin in the bow of the boat for couples travelling together.

During the course of the week aboard explore over a dozen islands while you learn how to sail and operate the boat. It’s an intensive course that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience to embark on your own sailing adventures, whether you dream of chartering, or of one day setting sail on your own boat.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn American Sailing Association certifications 101,103 and 104 (including Bareboat Charter certification!). These week long live aboard courses truly are the trip of a lifetime!

Our Destinations

Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Explore deserted beaches and coves, teeming with marine life.

Grenadines, Carribean

Discover the most beautiful and unspoilt islands in the Carribean.

Spanish Virgin Islands, Carribean

Sail and enjoy these lesser known neighbours to the BVIs.

Tahiti, South Pacific

Quintessential South Seas perfection with jagged jungle covered peaks and turquoise lagoons.

MALLORCA, SPAIN

Visit ancient towns and spectacular beaches while enjoying the vibrant Spanish culture and food.

MONOHULL

​Learn to sail a monohull and earn ASA 101-104 certs.

CATAMARAN

​Learn to sail a catamaran and earn ASA 101-114 certs.

​OUR INSTRUCTORS - EXPERIENCED AND ENTERTAINING
Tim Geisler

Lead instructor

Currently lives in Colorado, passions include surfing, snowboarding, kiteboarding, fly fishing and photography.

Tim Geisler

Shaun Tarr

ASA Instructor

Lives in Grenada, passions include fishing, rock climbing, kiteboarding and cooking.

Shaun Tarr

Kevin Murphy

ASA Instructor

Splits his time between Alaska and Texas, passions include hunting, fishing, flying float planes, scuba diving and skiing.

Kevin Murphy

Ben Martin

ASA Instructor

Lives outside Seattle Washington, passions include brewing beer, distilling gin, kiteboarding and travel.

Ben Martin

Len Molloy

ASA Instructor

Lives in San Carlos Mexico… passions include golf and travel!

Len Molloy

Jamie Alyssa Brown

ASA Instructor

Lives in St. John in the US Virgin Islands, passions include cooking, diving for lobster, fishing and family.

Jamie Alyssa Brown

Al Van Dyke

ASA Instructor

Lives in Colorado, passions include dual sport motorbikes, kayaking, and travel.

Al Van Dyke

Tim Jenne

ASA Instructor

Currently lives in Washington state, passions include cycling, woodworking, travel, hiking and sailing.

Tim Jenne

Emmy Alsharkawi

ASA Intructor

Currently lives in Virginia, passions include travel, skydiving, photography and fishing.

Emmy Alsharkawi

BOATS USED IN THE Monohull - HIGH SPEC & WELL MAINTAINED
OUR TEAM – ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED

If you need any further information, want to check availability or discuss anything to do with our courses – then please get in touch.

THE WORLD’S FRIENDLIEST SAILING COMMUNITY

Nautilus is like no other sailing company, and our trips are serious fun. Of course you want the certs, but we offer so much more.

We have an ever-growing list of passionate, outward bound, sailing fanatics who just love visiting new places and experiencing adventure. Every year we have several Alumni trips around the globe where past Nautilus graduates, and some of our team get together and just… you know. Sail. And Surf. And Snorkel. And Scuba…

Nautilus Alumni

Testimonials

“I wasn’t very familiar with boating and less with sailing. Learned a lot while still enjoying every minute of it. The Sea of Cortez was an excellent sailing destination. ” G.D., Missouri