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“Saaaaiiiling, take me away...”
Review of Sailing Virgins

Sailing Virgins
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$2,800.00*
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Fast-track Sailing Skipper Course - Virgin Islands
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Looking for a sailing school in Tortola? Sailing Virgins balances learning how to sail with an awesome adventure. Our 7 day liveaboard courses turn students into skippers. We love the Caribbean with its crystal clear waters, year-round t-shirt weather and friendly locals. We also love sailing and sharing the knowledge. Our courses combine those two loves: some of the finest sail training in the world combined with having an awesome, adventurous time. Sailing Virgins teaches to ASA curriculums.
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Sailing in the BVIs had been on my bucket list for years and this trip checked all the boxes and more. Our skipper James Kell was so knowledgeable about all things sailing, but made learning easy & fun! My favorite piece of learning: tying knots! We visited lots of cool spots, both on and off shore, some on the less touristy side which is always my preference. Great dining options, time for ad-hoc swims & overall good times w/the crew - I can't recommend Sailing Virgins (specifically James & Libby) enough if you're looking for the best all around sailing experience!

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James K, Owner at Sailing Virgins, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

Thank you Karen! This is fantastic to hear. Hope to see you next time you're in the BVI!

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Reviewed April 30, 2017

The BVI's are a great place to sail and James Kell is the captain to do it with. His style is relaxed yet you feel safe all the time. He has an incredible depth of sailing knowledge and imparts it in a fun and entertaining way. I had the best week on his boat sailing in paradise. Thank you James!!!

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James K, Owner at Sailing Virgins, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Werner it was a pleasure sailing with you! Thanks for the generous comments here. Hope to see you again for more sailing adventures soon.

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Reviewed April 15, 2017

5 stars could never have been more highly earned. Sailing Virgins has instructors like no other who's knowledge of the sailing world goes back decades and who also pride themselves on showing their guests the best of the BVI at the same . The combination of beautiful scenery mixed with the ability to acquire such knowledge makes it a priceless experience. Thank you so much.

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James K, Owner at Sailing Virgins, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Thanks Rupert. Looking forward to seeing you back here!

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

My wife and I had an amazing 6 days with Rupert. The sailing was magnificent, the destinations gorgeous, and the whole experience was better than my highest expectations. I was taking the ASA 101-103-104 classes (as a fairly experienced sailor) and l learned a lot. My wife is a newbie and she picked up a tremendous amount just by listening and watching - she had been concerned about the effects of motion but Rupert helped her overcome any of those concerns and she had a blast! There is nothing like exploring islands from the water - get off land and experience the natural beauty of the BVI with great (and very skilled) hosts.

Thank DadsterBoston
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James K, Owner at Sailing Virgins, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Thanks for your generous feedback! It's comments like these that keep us pumped to share sailing with more people. :)

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Reviewed March 11, 2017

I've been sailing casually for about 10 years and over the past year started taking certifications seriously. After three different schools (California, Florida) Sailing Virgins in the BVI's is hands down the best. James, Rupert and Rubrio are all amazing instructors coming from different areas of the world with different teaching styles that allow for an amazing learning environment. No shortage of information or sailing time. Felt very comfortable taking tests and answering questions due to the teaching abilities of staff.

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James K, Owner at Sailing Virgins, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Thanks Tod for your comments. Most appreciated. :)

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