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Ft. Lauderdale


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Two free sailing courses are
waiting for you at NauticEd

For Inquiries And Bookings Of ASA Courses In Ft. Lauderdale, Call:
954.374.8238 or 954.376.2548

Fort Lauderdale

With its extensive system of canals, Fort Lauderdale is sometimes called the Venice of America.

Seminole Indians were the region’s previous inhabitants. However, the city is named for Major William Lauderdale who, during the Second Seminole War, led a group of Tennessee Volunteers into the area and built the New River Fort where the modern city is located.

Fort Lauderdale is a sailing Mecca, making it an ideal location for Dream Yacht Charter’s newest base on the East Coast, with the exciting sights and sounds of South Beach just a day’s sail away. Stretching beyond that is the natural beauty of the famous Florida Keys and Key West.

Dream Yacht Charter’s South Florida cruising area and destinations include Miami, Biscayne Bay, Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and Key West. You can even sail as far as Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas.

We also have sailing itineraries heading east to The Bahamas, where there are 700 islands and 2,400 cays just waiting to be explored—by you.

Dream Yacht Charter’s Bahamian base is on Great Abaco Island at Marsh Harbor and serves as our gateway to the stellar sailing grounds the islands offer.

Our Bahamas sailing destinations include Grand Bahama, West End, Port Lucaya, The Abacos, Green Turtle Cay, Marsh Harbor, Hope Town, The Berry Islands, Great Harbor, Chub Cay, Cat Cay, and Nassau.

We provide the finest charter yachts available as well as the best personalized service to make your vacation sailing the tropical waters of South Florida or The Bahamas an unforgettable experience providing memories to last a lifetime.

Sailing Courses Available In Southeast Florida

For Inquiries And To Book ASA Courses In Ft. Lauderdale, Call:
954.374.8238 or 954.376.2548

We are proud to offer two exciting options for our award-winning sailing courses. Experience this unique approach to sailing, cruising and passage-making instruction. We focus on teaching you using a method that reflects your individual learning style—in a relaxed, supportive, and fun environment. It will be the most exhausting, intense, invigorating and enjoyable experience you’ll have on the water. Learn to successfully charter a bare boat in a live-aboard format. The best way to learn how to cruise is to go cruising.

Day Courses

Our day courses are designed for sailors who want to advance incrementally to improve their skills but don’t have the time for a full 5- or 8-day voyage. These out-and-back classes feature 8 hours of instruction, accommodations on one of our well-equipped luxury sailing yachts, meals, snacks, water and soft drinks, linens, towels, and all training equipment. Sleeping aboard can be arranged.

Cruising Courses

Enjoy an educational vacation! After settling in and meeting for our orientation and safety briefing on the first day, we cast off from the dock and island hop for 5 or 8 days to learn sailing, immersing you in the sailing lifestyle. We return to our homeport on the 5th (or 8th) and final afternoon. A typical day aboard flows from good coffee and a freshly prepared breakfast. After some planning, we get underway to enjoy a day’s sailing to our next island while we work through our educational objectives. Once at our next destination and after the boat is safely anchored or moored, we will have time to enjoy the surroundings, swim, snorkel, go for a hike or paddle board, and spend some time reviewing our course material. Dinner is normally made on board and enjoyed in the cockpit with good company and the surrounding seascape as a backdrop. We offer beginner-to-advanced courses in the 5- and 8-day formats.



Q. Will we need to bring any linens or towels? A. No, your linens and towels are provided.
Q. Will we need to bring snorkel equipment? A. No, we will have snorkel equipment already on board.
Q. How intense are these courses, and will there be time to relax? A. We pace the course based on your goals and enthusiasm. Sailing can be very fatiguing, and with the addition of the coursework, these courses can tax both the body and the brain. However, we encourage you to enjoy the recreational opportunities available on these voyages and to take time off to relax.
Q. How many students will be attending? A. If you are registering for an 8-hour day course, we have a maximum of 4 students. If you are registering for a 5- or 8-day cruising course, your course will be private. Individual students who request a cruising course will be paired with one or two additional students. We like to keep our class size small.
Q. Are we allowed to drink alcohol? A. Alcohol is not provided or allowed when we are underway; however, you may bring your own beverages aboard for consumption in the evenings after we have finished for the day.