Join us for an ocean sail training expedition with instruction aboard our bluewater cruising boat

2024 & 2025 Ocean Sail Training Expeditions

2024 & 2025 expeditions will be conducted in the Pacific Northwest, including Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and Alaska!

During each 10-day expedition you'll sail approximately 350-450 miles, completing at least one 100+ mile overnight passage while learning to deal with significant tides and currents in remote cruising areas. You'll master traditional and electronic navigation, storm tactics, Lifesling overboard rescue, and gain valuable experience at sea.

Training combines our marine maintenance expertise with John Neal's Mahina Expeditions offshore sail training curriculum. You will receive a copy of his Expedition Companion textbook as part of your tuition. 

Don't hesitate to ask about the wait list if the expedition you're keen on is marked as full as cancellations do occur.

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2024 Vancouver Island Expeditions

Beautiful and remote, Vancouver Island offers exceptional opportunities for ocean sailing training, particularly on the wild west coast which is subject to incoming ocean conditions from the Pacific. History, natural beauty, and wildlife, along with stunning anchorages, hot springs, and hiking await you. 

Price: $5,000 per person

Leg 1: June 5-14, Anacortes, WA to Port Hardy, BC

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FULL, waitlist full

Leg 2: June 17-26 Port Hardy to Victoria, BC

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FULL, waitlist full

Leg 3: August 6-15 Victoria to Port Hardy, BC

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FULL, waitlist open

Leg 4: August 19-28 Port Hardy to Victoria, BC

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1 berth available

Cancellations happen! Submit your application (no deposit) to join the wait list.

2025 Pacific Northwest Expeditions

Starting in Anacortes, Leg 1 will sail through the picturesque Gulf Islands to Port Hardy on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Leg 2 will continue north to Prince Rupert, BC, stopping to explore treasured natural and historical sites. Leg 3 will focus on tactics for navigating the notorious Dixon Entrance on the north side of Haida Gwaii. Leg 4 will sail largely nonstop south down the challenging Hecate Strait and explore the west coast of Vancouver Island. The diversity and abundance of wildlife, natural beauty, picturesque anchorages, and hiking will be outstanding.

Price: $6,000 per person

Leg 1: May 10-19, Anacortes, WA to Port Hardy, BC

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4 berths available

Leg 2: May 22-31 Port Hardy to Prince Rupert, BC

4 berths available

Leg 3: June 3-12 Prince Rupert, BC to Ketchikan, AK

4 berths available

Leg 4: August 15-24 Ketchikan, AK to Victoria, BC

4 berths available

Cancellations happen! Submit your application (no deposit) to join the wait list.

Ready to apply?


Please review and carefully complete the Expedition Application below. It is detailed and comprehensive but critically important to your success. Once completed, pay the $500 application fee.

Application Deposit

Pay the $500 application deposit using the button below. Your application will not be reviewed until payment is received. In the event your application is declined or the expedition is cancelled, this deposit will be refunded.

Sea Bag List

We've prepared a specific packing list for your expedition and ask that you follow it carefully. Download the Pacific Northwest Sea Bag List below to learn what to pack and how to pack it for your sail training expedition. Email us with any questions.


Seasickness prevention and treatment is everyone's responsibility and is a health and safety matter aboard any cruising boat. Please download and read the Seasickness Avoidance & Treatment document below carefully and arrive prepared.

Interested in a private expedition?

Do you prefer a more intimate learning setting? We also offer private sail training expeditions. You'll have the whole boat to yourself (minimum 2 people) and be able to choose your dates. We'll work with you to create an itinerary to help you reach your goals.