No matter what your level of experience, The Moorings has an option for you to enjoy a boating vacation. Those with no experience can enjoy a bareboat charter with a Captain at any of our destinations, or earn bareboat sailing or cruising certification on a learning vacation with Steve and Doris Colgate's Offshore Sailing School—the Official Sailing School for The Moorings. Or choose a fully-inclusive Crew Yacht for complete ease and relaxation. Those with some experience can charter and captain a Moorings yacht in many of our beautiful locations. For the sailing experts, all sailing areas become part of the bareboat charter choice.
If you have sailed before, even if you have not spent much time as captain, you will most likely qualify to charter one of our yachts. An understanding of basic seamanship, boat handling and navigation is all that is required for a yacht charter in many of our locations although some of the more technical destinations will require more experience.
No formal certification is required for most regions and by completing our Sailboat Resume and submitting it on-line, we will immediately inform you what size yacht you qualify to sail with us and which destinations are appropriate for your experience.
Once you book your sailing vacation, we will also ensure you are completely comfortable before you leave the dock. Prior to sailing, you will receive a full briefing on your yacht and its equipment plus a detailed chart briefing on your cruising area. If you wish, we will even provide you with a complimentary Moorings "Friendly Skipper" for several hours on your first day of your sailing yacht charter.
There are still many ways of experiencing your own private yacht, even if you are new to sailing or would like a refresher. We have several options to help you enjoy a yachting vacation with The Moorings:
Hire a Captain
A Moorings Captain brings years of sailing experience and a wealth of local knowledge to make sure that you make the most of your chosen sailing destination and your yacht. Whether you are sailing for the first time or a sailing expert, a Moorings Captain allows you to completely relax, or be as involved as you wish and makes all of our sailing destinations available to everybody.
Learn to Sail
Not quite ready to take the helm or maybe you want to take your skills to the next level? Either way, a Learn to Sail vacation is for you. Offshore Sailing School, official sailing school of The Moorings, will give you the skills to take the helm of a monohull or catamaran with confidence. Offshore's exclusive The Fast Track to Cruising course will get new sailors charter-ready in just one week! Check out our Bareboat Sailing Certification Courses!
Upgrade to Fully Crewed Luxury
If you prefer to leave the sailing to your professional captain and take delight in the culinary pleasures of your private chef, then a Moorings Crewed Yacht vacation is perfect for you. The utmost in personal service, premier yachts, and a deeply rejuvenating experience awaits you, with the promise of memories that will last a lifetime. Every hour in paradise is yours to spend swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing at your own unhurried pace.