Sailing with Tortola Sailing & Sights

With over 50 years combined sailing experience, everyone at Tortola Sailing and Sights' has a passion for sailing. From relaxing sailing holidays, exciting races or Atlantic crossings, everyone here has a desire to share their knowledge and sailing stories. 

Based in the beautiful picturesque Soper’s Hole marina, on Frenchmans Cay, for over 3 years (previously as Tortola Sailing School), Tortola Sailing and Sights is an accredited sailing school with ASA (American Sailing Association)  and IYT ( International Yacht Training) .

 Soper's Hole Marina

Soper's Hole Marina


Our instructors have many years experience and along with their passion for sailing comes their passion for teaching.  Weather you are a sailing virgin on your first step into the sailing world, an intermediate sailor, who wants to build up confidence and skills or an experienced sailor wanting to further your cruising qualifications.

You may have been sailing for years and want to gain some qualifications for recreational chartering or to enhance job opportunities, whatever your needs we would love to help. (If we can't...we will do our best to point you in the right direction.) 

All our instructors are qualified IYT, ASA skippers, click here to find out more about the team.

We are lucky enough to teach sailing in some of the best sailing grounds in the world. Crystal clear water makes coastal navigation simple, clear line of sight passages takes the mystique out of navigation, we do have currents and tides and we will teach you techniques that enable you to take advantage of them. The BVI is blessed with fantastic sailing conditions all year round with brisk Christmas winds in December & January and steady trade-wind conditions for most of the remaining months of the year that generally only start to moderate in August and September. Putting it simply......there is no better place in the world to learn to sail!!

Whether you are starting with zero experience or are an experienced sailor, we have course to suit you. Our Beginner Sailing courses will take a complete beginner to a competent crew member/small keelboat skipper. If you want to skipper your own charter on vacation, we offer a beginners an intensive fasttrack course to Bareboat Skipper certificate. Our intermediate sailing courses will allow those with some knowledge of sailing to build on this to become a Bareboat Skipper for vacation charters. Our Advanced Sailing courses will build on your Bareboat Skipper qualifications to teach you more about navigation, coastal sailing and mile building opportunities. 

Please don't hesitate to contact us as we would love to help you find the ideal course to suit your sailing plans.

 On anchor for the night, beautiful Cane Garden Bay, Tortola

On anchor for the night, beautiful Cane Garden Bay, Tortola

Why Sail with Tortola Sailing & Sights

  • Highly experienced calm instructors to support you every wave of the way, (No shouting policy....ever.....on board).
  • Instructors who know the best spots to moor/anchor based on each clients' needs (if you are looking for, great cuisine, party scene, or a quiet bay).
  • Friendly and welcoming staff, who go that extra mile to make sure you have a fantastic experience.
  • Well maintained, insured training vessels. (You may get practice at maintenance on your course). 
  • Excellent classroom facilities. 

We love what we do and so will you!