INTERNATIONAL SAILING LICENSE & BAREBOAT CHARTER MASTER CRUISES

If you are planning on cruising in Europe or the Mediterranean, you need an international sailing license to charter. I would bet that you’ve been thinking about it. The good news is, getting your practical assessment for the SLC™ and BBCM on the Sea of Cortez is the most fun and interesting way you could choose to get it done.

These are some of the most stunning cruising grounds in north America. And, it’s a little more challenging on the Sea of Cortez - once away from the marina there are no moorings, no grocery stores or beach bars, and no boat boys looking to sell you stuff. No crowds either. And you know what? That’s just a part of the beauty. Take a look at this video from PostandFly to get a taste of what this area has to offer: Sea of Cortez from Above

We depart from the beautiful CostaBaja Marina in La Paz and explore the Parque Nacional islands of Espirtu Santo, Isla Partida, Los Islotes and Isla San Francisco, and sometimes stop in at the mangrove lagoon on Isla San Jose. Sailing Skill Endorsements will also be awarded to successful grads including Heavy Weather Experience (depending on conditions), Anchoring, Maneuvering Under Power, and Crew Overboard Rescue. Each day includes time for snorkeling, kayaking and exploring ashore. Students provision the boat with guidance from the instructor.

Windy day on the Catamaran

Windward beat up the San Jose Channel

CostaBaja Marina

2019 DATES:

January 12-19 Catamaran

February 16-23 Monohull

March 9-16 Monohull

March 16-23 Catamaran

May 18-25 Catamaran**

November 16-23 Monohull

December 28 - Jan 4, 2020 Monohull

**New Lagoon 450F Catamaran

Provisioning…

Amazing sunsets, good dinner, good company, good sailing, hmmm….can we stay for a while?

SLC and Bareboat Charter Master Certification
Cruise Package Pricing

Monohull

  • Single Occupancy Private Cabin - $2995
    Two Sharing a Cabin - $2395 per person
    5% Loyalty discount for Santana Sailing School grads and past cruise participants
    Please see our Payment Options, and read and acknowledge our Cancellation Policy.

Catamaran

  • Single Occupancy Private Cabin - $3995
    Two Sharing a Cabin - $3195 per person
    5% Loyalty discount for Santana Sailing School grads and past cruise participants
    Please see our Payment Options, and read and acknowledge our Cancellation Policy.

What’s Included

  • Your single private or shared cabin on a cruising catamaran or monohull

  • Professional USCG Licensed captain as your instructor

  • Kayak, dinghy and outboard, fuel, port fees and permits, everything having to do with the boat

  • Bedding, towels, and snorkeling gear

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the marina

  • Hotel stays and meals ashore before or after the cruise, and alcohol

  • Meal planning and provisioning - a shared expense, completed by crew as part of the practical assessment

  • NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master Bundle of courses, chart, and nav tools are sold separately.

 Amazing sunsets at Isla San Francisco

Amazing sunsets at Isla San Francisco

DESIGNED FOR:

Intermediate to advanced sailors who want to train and test through the Practical Competency Verification for the the SLC™ and/or the Bareboat Charter Master Rank.

 The Hook anchorage

The Hook anchorage

PREREQUISITES:

NauticEd Skipper rank, ASA 103, US Sailing Basic Cruising Cert, or equivalent experience. Participants should be in good physical condition. Not ready for this step? Take one of our SLOW Cruises to check things out and build confidence.

 The fishing village on Isla Coyote

The fishing village on Isla Coyote

APPLY FOR THIS TRIP:

To apply for participation on this trip please fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. Once your application is reviewed we will contact you for the next steps.