Why choose Tortola sailing school
- We regularly visit all the major Islands in the BVI, no day sailing from the home port
- Our courses combine eduction with vacation, plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of the BVI
- Highly experienced RYA, IYT and ASA Instructors who have sailed in the most challenging conditions
- Exceptionally well maintained training vessels that have passed strict MCA coding standards
- Friendly and welcoming staff, who go that extra mile to make sure you have a fantastic experience
- We offer group bookings, private instruction and skippered charters, just ask we can do it!
- We offer a full range of recreational and professional training courses everyone welcome
- We love what we do and it shows in our customer service, call us now for details
My wife and I just completed the ASA103 cruising course and had an incredible experience. The boat was clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our instructor Richie was very knowledgeable, experienced and well spoken. He had plenty of patience and really made sure that we understood the course objectives. Our expectations were high going into this and we were not disappointed. Additionally we had a great tour of many island hot spots. The scenery was fantastic. Swimming and snorkeling in the beautiful Caribbean Sea. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Visited April 2016
The BVI’s are known for ideal sailing conditions and that’s exactly what we got during our two week IYT Bareboat Skipper Sailing School. Our instructor, Jamie Oliver is one of the best Skippers I’ve met in my sailing experience. He is extremely professional, doesn’t take any shortcuts, and is just an awesome dude. James and his team at the Tortola Sailing School are great people, very generous and will go out of their way to make sure you have the best experience possible. I can’t wait to go back and visit.
Whether it is attending the Sailing School or you have interest in chartering a boat/skipper for a few days for enjoyment, you will get an unforgettable experience.
I just attended the 2 week IYT bareboat skipper course. I highly recommend this course to anyone serious about learning how to sail. The Tortola Sailing School’s instructors are very knowledgeable and friendly. my instructor was Jamie Oliver and his training was 2nd to none. I highly recommend Jamie. I expected to learn some basics sailing skills but I came away with far more then what I expected. Prepare to learn team building skills, life skills, and obtain a solid foundation and understanding of sailing that is a requirement for anyone wishing to incorporate sailing into their lives. Thank you James and Jamie and everyone involved with the Tortola Sailing School for a truly wonderful and life changing experience.
Visited March 2016
Awesome experience … great combo of training/instruction, sailing vacation with beautiful people to spectacular BVI’s locations … Very Professionally run business with highly skilled and knowledgeable personnel ….. Instructor and Chef combo’s were amazing and lots of new friendships were made along the way .. Had a “Blast” from start to finish … Highly recommend to all .. Sea ya later, hope to meet ya’ll again !!! ~~~ Skipper; Doug Perry 😉
Visited February 2016
I just completed a ASA 101, 103, & 104. The crew at Tortola sailing school made this a wonderful experience. I had 2 instructors throughout the course. First was Skipper Hylton Balouza who was accompanied by Hostess Emily Courtenay ( best sauce chef ever). Hylton was an amazing instructor with lots of patience☺️.
I finished the coarse with Skipper Jaime Oliver! The exams were completed and I honed in on my practical skills that I was taught.
This was an amazing experience for me! I saw Dolpins swim on the bow, tons of sea turtles and beautiful fish. I highly recommend this school.
Visited February 2016
Had great fun on our day sail with Hylton and Emily! We were staying on Tortola but wanted to explore some of the BVI destinations that aren’t accessible by ferry. A private day sail was the perfect way. After some discussion about possible destinations we went to The Indians and The Caves for snorkeling then over to Willy T. Hylton and Emily were great company and hosts. We picked up some burgers and sausages before setting sail and returned from snorkeling The Caves to a wonderful lunch spread grilled off the back of the boat. Thanks for a great day!
Visited January 2016