Coastal Carolina Sailing School & Day Cruises can make your sailing dreams a reality.  Learning to sail affords you a priceless type of freedom, but you'll be happy to see that we offer the most affordable classes and day cruises. Located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, our NauticEd instructors will teach you what you need to be knowledgeable, competent and confident on the water to earn your certification.

We also offer day cruises on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway for pleasure and relaxation, with a nearly year-round schedule due to our highly desirable Lowcountry latitude.




As the premier sailing school in the Hilton Head area, we offer an experienced staff. With over 20+ years on the water, we cater to both beginners and advanced sailors.



From beginner courses to advanced off-shore training, we teach you the rules of the road on the water, basic sailing terms, and how to safely operate a 20 to 26-foot keelboat.


Enjoy, relax, celebrate

Whether you want to spend an afternoon relaxing out on the water or have a special occasion you would like to celebrate, we can plan and provide a unique experience.

Coastal Carolina Sailing School & Cruising is affiliated with NauticEd international sailing instruction.

NauticEd makes sailing education simple and accessible.
— PETER NIELSEN, Editor-in-Chief, Sail Magazine

How It Works
As the world’s most advanced sailing education and certification, NauticEd offers over a dozen multimedia online and mobile device sailing courses for complete beginners through advanced training. Sign up and start with two completely free sailing courses and receive a free sailor’s logbook.

Why Learn Sailing Theory?
Multimedia theory learning integrates perfectly with on-the-water practical teaching to make you a confident and competent sailor. You can go at your own pace and take the courses online from any place in the world.



During the high season (May - October), cancellations must be communicated at least seven days prior to your reservation in order to receive a full or partial refund. Reservations canceled any later than seven days before the date of the scheduled sail are subject to full payment. Rebooking trips will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Coastal Carolina Sailing School & Cruising reserves the right to cancel any trip due to weather, unsafe conditions, or mechanical issues.  It is the duty of the Captain to insure safety for all guests.  In the event a trip is canceled, guests may reschedule or receive a full refund.