Private Sailing Lessons

Learn to sail with Central Coast Sailing Charters

Step aboard and raise sail on a boat that is capable of traveling the world.

If you have ever dreamed of buying your own boat and sailing off over the horizon or would like to become confident enough to charter a bareboat in the Caribbean or South Pacific we can help you prepare. Learn to sail from a family that has lived aboard a boat in the Virgin Islands then sailed through the Panama Canal and up the coast of Central America to Morro Bay when they moved here in 2007. Capt. Mark has over 34 years of sailing experience and has covered over 50 thousand miles of ocean while delivering boats too and from both coasts of North and South America. He has also spent many years living aboard and traveling throughout Central America, South America, Africa and the Caribbean. Capt. Mark currently holds a USCG masters license for vessels to 100 net tons powered by sail or steam with a towing endorsement.

We specialize in helping sailors who wish to become safe, confident voyagers capable of crossing the bay or the ocean one day.


Sailing lessons start at $350 for a 2.5 hour "get your feet wet" intro to sailing.

This lesson will cover the basics of safety at sea, sail trimming and boat handling.

You may bring along a friend if you like at no extra charge. So that's 2 people for $350 for 2.5 hrs.


Sailing lessons at this price are available on weekdays EXCLUDING the the following periods:  March 10 to May 1st                   ( spring break ) and June 1st until Sept. 15th ( summer ) due to the high demand for our other tours. If you would really like a sailing lesson during these high demand times or on a weekend in the winter season please call and I will fit you into gaps in our schedule as a private charter. ( $225 per hour )


Gift Certificates can be purchased for sailing lessons by clicking on the Gift Certificate tab. These are a great gift for anyone who has been dreaming of learning to sail.


Please Call ( 805 ) 540-4667 to reserve a sailing lesson since they often overlap with regularly scheduled trips we do not offer online reservations.