We are Gio & Julie Cappelli, a couple of marine biologists who retrained as certified marine technicians, captains, and offshore sailors. We know what it takes to start cruising quickly and safely, because we've done it ourselves. Five months after we bought our first bluewater cruising boat we successfully sailed 10,000 nautical miles across the Pacific. 

If self-sufficiency while cruising is a goal of yours, you are in the right place. We can help you gain the practical knowledge and essential skills it takes to fast track the start of your cruising adventure.

Are you ready to turn your cruising dreams into reality?

Here's what we've learned

Here's how we can help you

How we set you up for successful cruising

Teach you how to DIY the right way

Guide your boat refit and cruising preparations

Prepare you for offshore sailing

Support you as you cruise

If you are ready to learn how to DIY the right way and sail away confident and prepared, let us help you

At Pelagic Blue Cruising Services, our goal is to give you the education and training you need to realize your cruising dreams and set sail for adventure. We specialize in offshore sail training and simple, robust, redundant offshore vessel systems design and DIY support.

Whether you want to learn more about your new boat, get professional guidance on ABYC and NMEA compliant DIY refit projects and system upgrades, plan your next cruise, or earn sea time with licensed captains, we here to help you through every step of your cruising journey. 

We exist to help you DIY the right way. Because we know that at sea, you, your crew, and your boat are your best and most critical assets. 

No matter where you are in the world, we can help.