Florida Sailing and Powerboating School and Charters
Florida Sailing Academy
Florida Powerboating Academy

Florida Sailing and Powerboating School and Charters  with the Florida Sailing Academy and Florida Powerboat Academy is an ASA/RPBA, US Powerboating, and BoatUS/NSBC affiliate school and charter service located in Sarasota, Florida. With boats and instructing locations around the Sarasota/Bradenton, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, and Tampa Bay area including the Gulf of Mexico. Our sailing and boating waters extend over the entire Tampa Bay waters with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and points northward and southbound. Our beaches locally are known for their beautiful white sugar sand, amazingly clear blue-green waters, and often the area is top-ranked among popular destinations for travelers to west central Florida. Typical conditions permit year-round on-the-water activities. Our locations are in family-friendly areas and close to popular attractions like Bush Gardens in Tampa and nearby Orlando with Disney and MGM theme parks. The accommodations close to many of our locations make easily accessible nearby visitor attractions. Thus offering many options for day and night-time vacation activities and make possible combining your learning experience at Florida Sailing and Powerboat School with relaxation time for you and family after a busy day on-the-water.

We are a full-service ASA and RPBA school with certified instructors available to teach ASA101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 111, 114, 118 and RPBA 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103 plus we offer the Powerboating Made Easy course.

We offer the US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Course and Certification.

We also offer the BoatUS/NSBC On-Water Training with the four module training program.

Our charter services include captained full day, half day, sunset, and multi-day trips. The variety of boats available range from smaller size (14 to 24 ft.) offered to master the fundamentals of sailing and powerboating to our larger cruising sail and power boats (up to 44 ft) for the bigger groups and more advanced ASA/RPBA courses. We also offer sail and power bare-boat charters and rentals.

Our school and instructors bring together the skills and teaching techniques of several local USCG licensed captains who are ASA and RPBA certified instructors and can qualify you for all ASA/RPBA levels of certification. Their specialized local knowledge, along with proven instructing techniques educating beginner to skilled and seasoned students, incorporates combined progressive educational processes into an instructional program including the important theoretical knowledge in the basics of boats and boat handling followed by practical skills application on-the-water. Our captains also share a wealth of local knowledge for the nearby areas of interest to ensure you can safely and confidently navigate local waters and learn to apply this knowledge when you travel back to your home base and all future destinations. Most have years of experience in other popular boating areas on the east and west coasts of Florida, the Florida Keys and elsewhere in the United States, the Caribbean-including the BVI’s and US Virgin Islands and other popular destinations, and globally with experience in well-known trip destinations like Greece, Croatia, Italy, Spain, etc. If your plans include an interest to charter outside the USA, we will train you to a level of certification that offers you the ASA IPC-International Proficiency Certificate and permits a person to skipper bare-boat charters almost anywhere on the globe.

Florida Sailing and Powerboat School and Charters welcomes families, groups and individuals for personalized instruction and certification to learn boating and boat handling skills from beginner to the experienced boater/sailor wanting to advance, enhance and expand their skill set. Contact us today for a customized quote to your needs. Call 941-500-2485 or email mike@floridasailingandpowerboating.com for more information. 


Florida Sailing and Powerboat School and Charters
Florida Sailing Academy
Florida Powerboating Academy
Mar Adentro Marine and Charter Services, LLC.
2001 Whitfield Park Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34243


Phone: 941.500.2485
Office: 941.758.7500
Fax: 941.758.7556

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