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Oceanwest Charters is an accredited RYA Sail Training centre and luxury yacht charter company. We offer learn to sail courses for beginners through to Yachtmaster, skippered yacht charters, corporate entertainment and team building.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Busselton, Western Australia 6231, Australia
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+61 412 060 130
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently completed my YachtMaster Prep and Offshore Practical Exam, & commercial endowment with Oceanwest. I first completed my Day Shipper with Oceanwest in back in 2015, and to finish with the my YachtMaster Offshore this year ticked off a personal milestone. I cannot rate...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tim, thank you for your great review and congratulations on passing the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam. Good luck with all of your future sailing and please keep in touch. Gary

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure taking my Yachtmaster prep week and exam with Oceanwest Charters. The team behind Oceanwest is incredibly professional and I would happily return for more courses. Thank to you both the instructors and shore team.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Adrian. Thank you for your great review and congratulations on passing the Yachtmaster Coastal exam. We look forward to seeing you again when you are ready for the Yachtmaster Offshore exam. Gary.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Over the course of 8 months I did my day skipper and yacht master theory online then completed my YM offshore practical all through Oceanwest. From the get go and through the whole process Gary's timely response to emails and calls was on point. On...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

Hi Brett Thank you for writing a great review, we really appreciate your comments. Congratulations on passing the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam, a great personal achievement Good luck with all of your future sailing and we look forward to seeing you again. Gary

Reviewed October 31, 2018

The instructor was very acknowledgeable and I enjoyed the onboard practical learning which provided me the skills and confidence to skipper a yacht and ensure the crew is safe.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Hi Andrew. Thank you for your review and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the course. Look forward to seeing you all for the Team Building afternoon on the 16th. Gary.

Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

The first thing that stands out is the principal’s, Gary’s, response time to emails. Always within hours or the next morning. That led me to take the online Yachtmaster Costal Theory course with Oceanwest, as prompt feedback would be essential during, and I wast disappointed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Hi Philip Thank you for writing such a great review and i'm really pleased you both enjoyed the sailing course. Please keep in touch and i look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

So after sailing and boating for many years I thought I would breeze through the theory, drive the boat the way I always have and pick up my pass certificate. But the theory course was superb and I suddenly realised how much I didn’t know....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Hi David Thank you for writing a great review and also for helping out on the Saturday for the Yachtmaster exam. I hope you have a great time on your charter holiday and look forward to seeing you again soon. Gary

Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I have again used Oceanwest for my sail training. I undertook a 5 day (mon-fri) preparation week for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam. Three of us undertook this course. It proved yet again to be outstanding. The yacht a Beneteau 41.1 is now just 14...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Hi Trevor It was a pleasure, as always, to sail with you again this week and thank you for the amazing review. Congratulations on becoming a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, you have worked hard for what is regarded as one of the highest sailing qualifications and...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018

I had high expectations for this course, but it surpassed anything I had imagined. The yatch, Samsara is a beautiful 41 foot Beneteau Oceanis, just over a year old, cleaned and fully stocked before each time it goes out. Gary (Instructor) is a great guy...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Hi Al Thank you for taking the time to write a great review, we really appreciate your comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to seeing you in May for the RYA Diesel Engine course in Perth. Gary

Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

I completed the competent crew course. Had an amazing time and learnt so much. Gary is a brilliant trainer, very intuitive, patient and takes the time to ensure you have a good understanding of important skills. Food and accommodation are top class and the yacht...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Hi Lana, Your positive feed back is greatly appreciated and thank you for being such a keen student! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with Oceanwest and hope it has inspired you to want to learn more about sailing.

Reviewed February 15, 2018

We did the 5 day competent crew course. We learnt a lot from the instructor and the other crew onboard, whilst having fun at the same time. The night on anchor in Quindalup was awesome and we really didn't want to leave. Would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Hi Dan. Thank you for the great review and i'm really pleased that you both enjoyed the course. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Gary.

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