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Catamaran Vacation Training in Puerto Rico

Catamaran Vacation Training in the Spanish Virgin Islands of Puerto Rico

Join NauticEd for an exclusive Catamaran Vacation Training event in the stunning waters of the Spanish Virgin Islands off the coast of Puerto Rico, and discover a world of excitement and learning like never before.

Boat:  Saba 50.  This stunning large Fountaine Pajot Catamaran has plenty of space inside and out.  3 cabins (double occupancy) are reserved for students/guests; each guest cabin has its own ensuite bathroom.  One cabin is for the Instructional Skipper and one is reserved for the host/chef.

Location: The Yacht Club, Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico

Participants:  Sailors looking to gain experience and informal training while on vacation as well as their significant others (or friends).  Those wanting to learn will have ample opportunity to learn the intricacies of catamaran chartering while those wanting to relax can easily find a relaxing space to kick back and enjoy and good book, cruise the waters via SUP, or simply enjoy a tasty libation on board.

Dates: These 2024 dates are currently available:

(Start @ 6pm – End same day following week @ 10am)

Cost:  All-inclusive price per cabin (double occupancy)

  • Cabin A is $5800 +$300 pp provisioning allowance
  • Cabin  B is $5300 +$300 pp provisioning allowance
  • Cabin C is $5300 +$300 pp provisioning allowance

The cost includes the boat, an American National Standards Instructional skipper, hostess/chef, fuel, Puerto Rico taxes, damage waiver insurance, boat cleaning, snorkel fins, 1 SUP, and a per-person provisioning allowance.   It does NOT include flights, land accommodations, any on-shore activities, or crew gratuity.

The Saba 50 Catamaran

Cabin Layout

The Saba 50 Catamaran

If you’ve not been on a Saba 50 before, this catamaran is very spacious with lots of outdoor relaxing space.

Each cabin comfortably sleeps 2.

There are three main large social areas: outside lower deck aft, outside upper deck aft, outside forward.

The Saba 50 comes with a generator, air conditioner and 110v electricity.

Saba 50 Animation

More About This Training Experience

This is a semi-luxury training experience with a hostess on board. See our experiential training blog article >

We recommend those who want to learn should complete the Bareboat Charter Master Bundle of courses as well as the Catamaran Sailing Confidence course before the trip. Those wanting to engage in being a contributing crew member can complete the Yacht Charter Crew course before the trip.

This training trip really focuses on how to become an excellent bareboat yacht charterer with a flair of luxury. Too often you will find trips like this but are overloaded to reduce the price with out a host/chef.

This is not a stack’em and pack’em in trip nor is it a zero-to-hero or certification trip.  There will be no sailing training drills spinning in circles, hours of docking practice, repeatedly raising and lower sails and the anchor. That stuff you can learn at home. Rather, this trip is vacation training – designing a good itinerary while being flexible on the spot regarding weather and swell conditions. How to select a gorgeous bay for lunch and how to find local evening entertainment. You’ll learn chart reading and selecting routes, how to lead a crew of peers, how to be a good follower and contributing crew member. In your spare time you’ll tie knots and listen to stories while being served gorgeous foods.

While we do have a host/chef onboard, you should not expect hand and foot treatment – just to set expectations. The host/chef is responsible for food and dishes only. They do not serve drinks on demand nor take care of cabin/toilet cleaning or clothing etc.

You can reserve by the cabin or the whole boat.

More dates are being added to the available schedule continue to check back or contact us to let us know you are interested.

About Spanish Virgin Island Sailing

This is an amazing training ground for students. It is easy to get there with no passport required.

The sailing area has some good training challenges with some reef areas to navigate around, steady winds, and lots of islands and bays for anchorage stops. This is for the SVI sailing area only – there is no allowance to sail to the BVI or USVI.

Scuba diving is particularly good with a good first-timer spot and a competent dive center who will meet the boat on a designated dive day. 

Read our SVI Puerto Rico Blog from 2019>

Training Opportunity of a Life Time

This is a fantastic opportunity to give some real experiential vacation training in a stunningly gorgeous Caribbean location – all for an incredible price.

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My vision for NauticEd is to provide the highest quality sailing and boating education available - and deliver competence wherever sailors live and go.
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Last updated on March 27th, 2024