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Address: 24 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377 (Formerly OnDeck Charleston Ocean Sailing Academy)
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+1 843-971-0700
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Sailing Charters & Instruction. Half-day Intro to Sail is $95/person....

Sailing Charters & Instruction. Half-day Intro to Sail is $95/person. Also, private sailboat charters for 2 to 6 people for half-day, full day or sunset cruises on Charleston Harbor. Yachts range from 26 to 47 feet. Actively participate in sail handling and steering, or relax and let the captain handle the duties. OSA teaches 1,000 adults, families and teens a year in U.S. Sailing Courses from Basic Keelboat through Ocean Passage. Quality OSA curriculum, instructors and methodology recognized nationwide as exceptional.

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Amazing Adventure

From the moment we arrived the experience was wonderful! Captain Andrew went over everything before we sailed and I was able to do a lot of actual learning! The trip was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Terry1865
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived the experience was wonderful! Captain Andrew went over everything before we sailed and I was able to do a lot of actual learning! The trip was incredible and an experience my wife and I will never forget! I would highly recommend this to anyone!! Captain Andrew was very knowledgeable about the harbor and sailing and... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I greatly enjoyed our PRIVATE 3 Hr Intro to Sailing Class. Our captain was very knowledgable about the boat we were on and evenly gave us opportunities to assist with sailing the boat and time to relax and enjoy sailing on the boat while he maneuvered the boat.

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Thank LM0NE16
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Toby was a great teacher. Would definitely go back. He was very knowledgeable but also knew not too overwhelm the students on their first trip.

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Thank emeena
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I took my wife on the intro to sailing course for our 4 year anniversary. It was great! Very relaxing and fun. Andrew was our captain and we all had good conversation and learned a lot. It definitely had me wanting to come back for more...and we saw dolphins =)

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Booked online and was charged only to be told later that the reservation was not actually available. Now have to wait until after the holiday to get my money back. Terrible.

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Thank Jon D
USOBEboating, Owner at Ocean Sailing Academy, responded to this review

Jon, We are a very hardworking proud family here at Ocean Sailing Academy. We have tried to contact you numerous times and have been unable to reach you. Please be assured we would love the opportunity to talk to you and have regretfully disappointed you. Holiday weekends, especially July 4th, are especially busy. Inadvertently, there was a scheduling challenge. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I sailed with skipper Andrew who was patient and informative, ensuring everybody had a great time. He took time to address questions and elaborate on the sailing topics that were posed. I sailed with 4 different individuals, all with differing agendas and skill levels. Andrew was able to satisfy all those on board.

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Thank lori r
USOBEboating, Owner at Ocean Sailing Academy, responded to this review

So glad to hear you have a great time with Captain Andrew. His passion for sailing is contagious! Come see us again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great for the 1st timer(s) to experience if you would want to pursue sailing in a more advanced setting.

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Vickie W, Owner at Ocean Sailing Academy, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We have instructors that can certify you up through Ocean Passage making! Come sail with us again! We love sharing our passion! Vickie W More 

Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

My mom and I did the Intro to Sailing class with Toby during our trip to Charleston. The lesson lasted a little over three hours. It was really and truly a blast - we learned a lot, and it was a great way to check out the harbor & surrounding sights. Toby knew a ton and was patient, calm, and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Capt. Toby Sheen was our instructor. He was great! Our family of five, a mom and dad, children age eight years to 13 with no sailing experience was welcomed by the fine staff and then trained to sail one of the 26' sloops. On a very clear afternoon with little breeze Capt. Toby presented clear and understandable instructions and regaled... More 

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Vickie W, Owner at Ocean Sailing Academy, responded to this review

I am so glad your family had a good time! Creating memories is what life is about. It seems like you have one to remember! So glad we could be a part of it! Thank you! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Nastasia was our sailing instructor and she was fabulous. We were out on the water, and it was a gorgeous day. Nastasia was very knowledgeable, and overall great experience!

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Vickie W, Owner at Ocean Sailing Academy, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Capt Nastassia is a great sailor with a great personality and we love having her around. We are thrilled she chooses to work with us around her busy life as a paramedic. So glad you had a great time! More 

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