Nautica Ltd. Sailing School - Learn to sail and learn to charter, the Nautica Way!



Two Day Bareboat Charter Certification

Learn big boat sailing the Nautica Way... Become a certified bareboat charter skipper with the most comprehensive sailing education.

Your instructor is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed captain with 20 years of instructional experience and is familiar with area waters.

You will receive individual attention, tailored to your sailing skills and developmental needs. Upon completion of the course you and your crew will be certified to bare boat charter. You will return home with knowledge and confidence in your seamanship and crew. It's a great vacation with family or friends (limit 4).

Why Nautica Sailing School?

  1. Yachts and instructors of the highest integrity with safety first.
  2. Two days of seamanship on a 30'-40' yacht.
  3. Become familiar with the space below and on deck.

Approximately 25% of the course consists of home study using text "Sailing: The Basics." The remainder of the course is hands on in a charter environment to prepare you, the skipper, to be competent to handle a vessel and crew on an extended cruise or offshore voyage. Safety is emphasized as a most important requirement. Your education will be ongoing. Nautica will continue to update you with information and Shakedown Cruises for certified skippers and their crew that will enhance your training.

Per Student
2 Students
3 Students
4 Students
1 First Mate/Crew
1 Young Adult (12-17)
1 Private Lesson

(PLEASE NOTE: Group discount only applied when you register additional students. All students must be registered before discount is given)


One day review of acquired sailing skills and single-handed techniques. A fun and easy way to bring sailors back up to speed.

Half Day $335.00

(two student minimum, one must be skipper certified)

Private Lesson

Introduction to sailing on a 23' Precision.

Per Hour $100.00

(2 hour minimum / Door County, WI only)


Kickback and enjoy the pleasures of sailing. Participation is welcome.

Two Hours $200.00
Four Hours $350.00

(6 people per excursion maximum)

Other Information


  • $100.00 deposit. Personal check, cashiers check, Master Card or Visa accepted.
  • Balance due 30 days before arrival. (There is a 4% surcharge for Visa or Mastercard)


  • More than 30 days before school date results in loss of deposit. (If date is changed $100.00 deposit is reapplied)
  • Less than 30 days or "no shows" result in loss of entire school fee.
  • Rescheduling is negotiable.

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