Go Sail Virgin Islands
Go Sail Virgin Islands
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Learn to Sail Vacations with Go Sail Virgin Islands, located in sunny St Thomas offers you a 6 day American Sailing School liveaboard sailing instruction and adventure. With over a decade of experience cruising these dreamy waters, our captains and crew know how to deliver industry leading sailing instruction mixed with action-packed fun. Whether you want to learn so you can bring your skills back to your home waters, bareboat, or have your sights set on sailing the world, we welcome you to come on down and GO SAIL the Virgin Islands. Learn to sail vacations in the Virgin Islands
Benner, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Deafboy123
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Feb 2024 • Couples
My wife and I had some sailing experience prior to taking this live-aboard sailing course. We wanted to gain additional knowledge and confidence to charter a bare boat with family and friends. We explored different sailing school options in USVI and after speaking with Captain Genevieve from Go Sail, who answered all our questions, we signed up for a week long live-aboard class. We have only great things to say about our experience learning to sail with Captain Jalil on Speculation, a well maintained and clean 12 years old Leopard 44 catamaran. Our captain was welcoming, well prepared and a knowledgeable instructor. We got along well with the other couple and each had the opportunity to practice maneuvers and tasks for maximum hands on learning experience. We enjoyed our week sailing near Saint Thomas and Saint John islands, which was well balanced between learning and recreation time. In addition to a structured learning curriculum, we stopped a few times for snorkeling seeing diverse sea life, took hikes and dined on land. We also prepared our meals on the boat and enjoyed daily cocktails at the end of the day which made for added social fun. The entire experience was positive including administrative details from registration, pre-learning instructions, documenting sailing experience in the log book and receiving ASA certifications.
Written February 19, 2024
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Ahoy Sailor, Thank you for booking with Go Sail Virgin Islands on a Solar Classic Catamaran Course. We agree Captain Jalil is excellent crew to sail with. We appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We look forward to hearing about your sailing adventures as you and your family continues to grow. We offer bareboat charter discounts for ASA members. Please feel free to contact us.
Written February 20, 2024
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Hope C
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Feb 2024 • Couples
What an amazing week! Captain Trevon is an amazing teacher - thorough, explains hard concepts well, is patient and easygoing. We always felt we could ask any question or try any skill without judgement. First mate Stephanie was a great cook and crew member, always cheerful and encouraging! The week was well balanced. We worked hard, had time for play, and left with new friends. We went in with no experience and left feeling like we have a solid plan for how to grow our skills and learning in the future and eventually liveaboard our own catamaran.
Written February 18, 2024
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Ahoy Sailor, Thank you for booking with Go Sail Virgin Islands on a Solar Classic Catamaran Course. We agree Captain Trevon and Stephanie are excellent crew to sail with. We appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We look forward to hearing about your sailing adventures as you and your family continues to grow. We offer bareboat charter discounts for ASA members. Please feel free to contact us.
Written February 20, 2024
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Todd W
Baltimore, MD2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
My wife and I just completed ASA 101, 103, 104 & 114 with Go Sail USVI and we had a great experience even though the weather wasn't optimal. The first 3 days were stormy with strong winds but thanks to the patient instruction I have no doubt we'll be able to handle a boat in similar conditions if needed. Captain Jalil is also an amazing cook and we enjoyed chatting with him and the other couple on board in the evenings.
Written February 15, 2024
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Ahoy Sailor, Thank you for booking with Go Sail Virgin Islands on a Solar Classic Catamaran Course. We agree Captain Jalil is excellent crew to sail with. We appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We look forward to hearing about your sailing adventures as you and your family continues to grow. We offer bareboat charter discounts for ASA members. Please feel free to contact us.
Written February 20, 2024
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Jaime RW
Baltimore, MD68 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband and I decided to book a week course with Go Sail USVI, ASA 101, 103, 104 & 114. I have almost no sailing experience (just motorboat) and was a little nervous about the trip - but from the first day on board the 44' catamaran with Captain Jalil I felt very comfortable with the classwork and the hands-on tasks. Jalil is a fantastic instructor, always patient and very knowledgeable. His answers to all my questions were thorough (both sailing related and island related) and I learned more than I anticipated on this trip (it helped that the first 3 days were stormy with variable winds, so we learned valuable lessons on sailing in 'rough' conditions - but we were rewarded with a gorgeous last day of sailing in sun & champagne seas!). Each day we started with classwork - either chart plotting, knot tying or ATON/safety lessons, then we practiced hands-on drills and sailing maneuvers. Each person was able to practice every skill several times, which helped us gain confidence in the maneuvers. Jalil is also an amazing cook and we enjoyed chatting with him and the other couple on board in the evenings while relaxing with a cocktail after dinner. We had a great time overall and definitely recommend Go Sail.
Written February 12, 2024
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Ahoy Sailor, Thank you for booking with Go Sail Virgin Islands on a Solar Classic Catamaran Course. We agree Captain Jalil is excellent crew to sail with. We appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We look forward to hearing about your sailing adventures as you and your family continues to grow. We offer bareboat charter discounts for ASA members. Please feel free to contact us.
Written February 20, 2024
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Peter V
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Jan 2024 • Couples
Best. Vacation. Ever.
We were 2 couples doing ASA 103, 104, 114 training on my Neel 51 trimaran around the BVIs. Captain Trevon and his partner Stephanie were incredible, leading us through the ASA material as well as helping us learn and test the boat and building such a positive dynamic. We all gained so much confidence by the end of the week.
The BVIs are gorgeous - great sailing and so much to see and do (and drink) - its clear why this is the best sailing spot in the world.
Thanks GoSail VI
Written February 7, 2024
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Ahoy Sailor, Thank you for booking with Go Sail Virgin Islands on a private vessel training course. We agree Captain Trevon and Stephanie are excellent crew to sail with. We appreciate you taking the time to share. We look forward to hearing about your sailing adventures as you and your family continues to grow.
Written February 20, 2024
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Surinder S
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Jan 2024 • Solo
I just came back from a 6 nights ASA 104 and 114 live aboard sailing experience on a 2022 Lagoon 42. What an awesome experience and I had a great time sailing in the USVI. We spent the nights in beautiful anchoring and mooring spots in St. Johns and St. Thomas. Another advantage of being on a catamaran for multiple nights was sharing the sailing and learning experience with fellow sailors. We were lucky to have a pilot in our group and he helped me a lot with navigation and use of the chart plotter. The best part of experience was having Captain Trevon and his partner Stephanie on board. They both were so welcoming and hospitable. Captain Trevon patiently answered all questions thrown at him and was available throughout, day and night literally. I learnt so much on this trip and looking forward to more sailing adventures. I highly recommend sailing with Go Sail Virgin Islands and especially Captain Trevon who is a phenomenal teacher!
Written February 4, 2024
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Ahoy Sailor, Thank you so much for sailing with us on a Learn to Sail Vacation with Go Sail Virgin Islands. We agree we have the best instructors and excellent catamarans to learn on. We strive for the best experience for you and your future sailing adventures. Please come back and check with us for family sailing vacations on your Bareboat Charter with discounts. Happy Sailing.
Written February 5, 2024
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Cristian P
7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
My Kid and I decided to continue developing our sailing skills and embarked with GoSailVI on their 6 day training.

Our Cap. Trevon was awesome, allowed us from the very first day to take the steering wheel, provided us with explanations, details and skills well beyond expectations. Thanks Trevon for your professionalism, humor, experience and your "Wind shift" skills. We shall remember this experience for years to come.

With the experience acquired on this course together with the time studying the books, we passed all the ASA exams 101, 103, 104 and 114.
Written November 27, 2023
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Ahoy Sailor, Thank you so much for sailing with us on a Learn to Sail Vacation with Go Sail Virgin Islands. We agree we have the best instructors and excellent catamarans to learn on. We strive for the best experience for you and your future sailing adventures. Please come back and check with us for family sailing vacations on your Bareboat Charter with discounts. Happy Sailing.
Written February 5, 2024
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Stephanie B
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
I took the 6 day Live- aboard ASA lessons with Go Sail VI and chartered and skippered my family of 5 Thanksgiving Vacay in the BVI’s thanks to Captain Genevieve. I had a zillion questions and she was helpful every step of the way. Sailing the bVIs as a family of five was awesome and such a great experience for us as a family. So grateful for the excellent training that set me up along with the attention to every question I had.
Written November 27, 2023
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Ahoy Sailor, Thank you so much for sailing with us on a Bareboat Charter with Go Sail Virgin Islands. We strive for the best experience for you and your future sailing adventures. Happy Sailing.
Written February 5, 2024
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Rebecca H
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
My husband and I completed 4 ASA sailing certifications (101, 103, 104, 114) through Go Sail Virgin Islands, and their 6-day live aboard charter. It upped my sailing game 1000%, gave me confidence in handling countless situations (man overboard, rough seas, mooring, anchoring, etc.), and taught me critical requirements for evaluating bareboat charter opportunities. It was a week chock-full of learning, but Go Sail VI also built in time for snorkeling, enjoying coffee on deck in the morning, and visiting shops/restaurants on shore. It was the perfect blend of learning and vacationing in the beautiful USVI. I will be back for more courses! And I highly recommend their program!!
Written November 20, 2023
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Ahoy Sailor, Thank you so much for sailing with us on a Learn to Sail Vacation with Go Sail Virgin Islands. We agree we have the best instructors and excellent catamarans to learn on. We strive for the best experience for you and your future sailing adventures. Please come back and check with us for family sailing vacations on your Bareboat Charter with discounts. Happy Sailing.
Written February 5, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark J
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
Just a quick review to say the catamaran course was an amazing week. My wife and I had very little experience and had some concerns as we really did not know what to expect. All our concerns were for nothing. Our fellow students were like minded people and we all became fast friends. Our instructor, Trevon, was excellent and I highly recommend him.
Go to St Thomas the night before, have a nice dinner and leisurely breakfast before heading to the boat. The week went too fast and was totally worth it. Thanks again Capt. Trevon!
Written November 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Ahoy Sailor, Thank you so much for sailing with us on a Learn to Sail Vacation with Go Sail Virgin Islands. We agree we have the best instructors and excellent catamarans to learn on. We strive for the best experience for you and your future sailing adventures. Please come back and check with us for family sailing vacations on your Bareboat Charter with discounts. Happy Sailing.
Written February 5, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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