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Sailor Gift Ideas

The Gift of Sailing – Unique Sailor Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Sailor. Sailing is the gift that keeps on giving, whether it’s by assisting someone in realizing their sailing aspirations through a sailing course, sharing quality time on the water with loved ones, experiencing Virtual Reality sailing, embracing the NauticEd lifestyle with some stylish swag, embarking on a memorable sailing vacation or joining a flotilla adventure. And if you’re looking to help make the world a better place, consider the ultimate gift of contributing to a worthy cause!

Last minute gift – no worries! NauticEd has you covered. All of our online course gifting is digital, and our clever sailor elves designed gifting to be delivered on the date you choose! NauticEd gifting is designed to be the right gift at the right time. Always. How to Gift NauticEd Courses ›

Courses & Education

Sailing Course Bundles

Sailor Gift Ideas - Online Sailing Course Bundles

Bundled courses are a great gift for any sailor, giving them the knowledge and skills that will last them a lifetime. Courses are bundled together at a discount, and each bundle is specific to different skills and sailing goals.

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Individual Courses

Sailor Gift Ideas - Individual Online Sailing Courses

With a selection of over 25 sailing courses, you can find the perfect course for your sailor. Select one or several courses, whichever course will delight them and help achieve their sailing goals.

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Wrap it up – Coastal Nav

Gift the Coastal Navigation course online and navigate the world’s waterways. Also, pre-purchase the Coastal Navigation Training Pack (includes chart, protractor, and dividers) online and wrap it up!

Coastal Nav Online Course ›
Coastal Nav Training Pack ›

Hint hint…
Bareboat Charter

Bareboat Charter Master

Hint hint – “honey take me on a sailing vacation” by buying for your partner the Bareboat Charter Master bundle of courses.

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Virtual Reality Sailing

New for 2023 is sailing in Virtual Reality (VR). You (or the gift recipient) will be AMAZED by not only sailing in VR but also by all the other applications, videos, etc… available with a Meta Quest 3 headset (hint: sailing is a great excuse to get VR)!

The sailing course is a fully immersive Virtual Reality sailing course and entertainment. Sailors are literally “on the boat” in a true 3D environment, first-person perspective with authentic sail and steering controls, and utilizing real-world physics to learn and play. Even better – join free VR Sailing Training and Racing Events!


Meta Quest 3 VR

Of course the Meta Quest 3 tops our list for sailors – sail in a fully immersive 3D environment, train with the MarineVerse/NauticEd VR course, and join racing events with sailors from around the world, from home.

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DJI Avata Drone

Grant (Director at NauticEd) recently got the DJI Avata drone, and he’s been raving about it ever since! It uses a VR-like immersive headset with super-smooth 4k video, and it’s easy for beginners to fly. As for getting epic videos from a sailboat, the DJI Avata includes features such as propeller guard, emergency brake, and downward sensors for safety and low altitudes.

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GoPro Hero12 Adventure Camera

We love the new GoPro Hero12, our go-to camera on sailing adventures and vacations. It lets you shoot and share from anywhere with crisp 5.3K video and HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilization, and a rugged, waterproof design up to 33ft (perfect for snorkeling). HERO12 also allows you to upload it all without skipping a beat.

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Sailing Vacations

Book a Yacht Charter and NauticEd Sailing Vacation

What a better gift than surprising your loved ones with a sailing vacation anywhere in the world!? If with a family (or new to chartering), consider joining a flotilla in Croatia or Greece.

NauticEd’s team includes full-service yacht charter agents ready to assist you when planning a sailing vacation anywhere in the world. We don’t charge a fee – actually, we will probably save you money because of our extended search capabilities. To inquire about a sailing vacation or charter, start here >.

*Charter Special*

British Virgin Islands

Charter Special BVI Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42

British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42
Check in: 04.06.2024
Check out: 4.13.2024
Bareboat Charter (skipper yourself or hire a captain)
Price: $6,939

Contact us at for details.

*Charter Special*


Lagoon 560 Croatia Yacht Charter Special
Lagoon 560
Check in: 06.02.2024
Check out: 06.09.2024
Fully Crewed Luxury Price
Price: €17,072

Contact us at for details.

Sailing Flotillas

Anchoring with lines ashore, med mooring.

Flotillas are great fun whether you’re an experienced voyager or new to chartering an area! Charter a boat for your family and friends, or rent a cabin on another boat. Enjoy the sailing and discovering ancient cities, remote beaches, and hidden bays with plenty of activities.

2024 March – British Virgin Islands Flotilla ›

2024 September Ionians Greece Flotilla ›

Swag | Books | Apps

NauticEd Swag

A selection of fun t-shirts, tank tops, and tote bags from NauticEd. Priced from $18.99 to $22.99, these make for great stocking stuffers!

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Sailing Books

NauticEd Skipper Large Keelboats e Book

But these aren’t just any ol’ books – these are paper hybrid eBooks whereby the books come alive through embedded QR codes that open supplemental eLearning tools.

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How to Gift NauticEd Courses

Give any of our sailing courses to a friend or family, AND if you purchase more than $75 then we will give you a $75 credit in your account as a gift from NauticEd.

1. Go to Give a sailing course to a friend >
2. Enter their email address. Note the system will search to see if they have any courses so you don’t gift what they already may have.
3. Select the courses, add delivery date, and add a personalized message

Pay and done!

The recipient will receive the course with instructions on the date that your provided. If you elected to receive a credit (and purchase was more than $75), then the credit will show on your account.