Charlotte Harbor Sailing School 
Charlotte Harbor Sailing
Sailing Lessons in Southwest Florida Sailboat Charters in Southwest Florida

Sailing Lessons and Captained Sailing Charters in Punta Gorda, FL

Take A Sunset Cruise... Learn to Sail... Captained Charters... Explore the Sea

  • Sailing Lessons
  • Captained Charters
  • Sunset Cruises

Now scheduling Celestial Navigation courses ASA107 & ASA117

Captained Sailing Charters

Enjoy a Sunset, half day, full day, weekend or entire week exploring Charlotte Harbor, the Gulf Islands, or even the tropical Florida Keys. All our charters include a Captain, and you are free to do as much or as little of the sailing as you wish.

Take up to 6 persons aboard one of our gorgeous Sailboats.

Now scheduling Celestial Navigation courses ASA107 & ASA117. Would you like to learn how to plot a course using a Sextant? Navigate on the open ocean? Be able to discern where you are if your electronics fail? These courses will give you a solid foundation in using the celestial bodies, enabling you to calculate your course when out of sight of land.

ASA117 Basic Celestial Endorsement: 9am – 5pm on Saturday, January 17th, 2015.

ASA107 Celestial Navigation: Will be a long weekend in April 2015, exact dates to be announced later. We recommend you take ASA117 in January first to prepare for this advanced course.

Sunset on Charlotte Harbor

Cabbage Key

Bottle-Nosed Dolphin in Charlotte Harbor

Bottle-Nosed Dolphin in Charlotte Harbor

Useppa Island

Useppa Island

Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas

Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas

Sailing Lessons

ASA Certified Sailing Lessons

Sailing Lessons

Our Classroom
2005     31’ Catalina
All Classes 2 to 4 persons

We teach sailing on sailboats, no classrooms! You'll get lots of personal attention and helm time. Achieve certification with the American Sailing Association standards

ASA Sailing Courses
  • Basic Keelboat ASA 101
  • Basic Coastal Cruising ASA 103
  • Bareboat Chartering ASA 104
  • Coastal Navigation ASA 105 (Home Study Version)
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising ASA 106
  • Celestial Navigation ASA 107
  • Basic Celestial Endorsement ASA 117
  • Docking Endorsement ASA 118

25% discount for 2nd, 3rd or 4th person in your party

Most courses are taught at least once a month.

ASA Certified Private Sailing Lessons
If you prefer no additional students in your class, we offer ASA Certified private lessons.

Informal Private Sailing Lessons
Customize your own informal private lessons to develop the skills you want, with no tests.

Live the dream
by learning to sail!


Sailing Charlotte Harbor, Florida

  • Punta Gorda
  • Pine Island
  • Boca Grande
  • Burnt Store

Sailing the Gulf Islands of Florida

  • Sanibel Island
  • Captiva Island
  • Cayo Costa Island
  • Cabbage Key

Sailing the S.W. Florida Coast

  • Venice
  • Sarasota
  • Naples
  • Marco Island

Sailing the Florida Keys

  • Key Largo
  • Marathon
  • Key West
  • Dry Tortugas