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Oceanwest Charters

Bunbury, Western Australia 6231, Australia
+61 412 060 130
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Professional and personable sailing with Oceanwest Charters

From the first phone call I made to enquire about the Dayskipper course, I knew I was in good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael H
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Perth, Australia
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The most excellent sailing tuition and experience

What an amazing way to learn to sail. I knew less than nothing about yachts but Gary's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_fionawinn
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Bunbury, Australia
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Oceanwest Charters is an accredited RYA / YA Sail Training centre and luxury yacht charter company. We offer learn to sail courses for beginners through to Yachtmaster, skippered yacht charters, corporate entertainment and team building.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bunbury, Western Australia 6231, Australia
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+61 412 060 130
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the first phone call I made to enquire about the Dayskipper course, I knew I was in good hands. Throughout the theory course Gary was very responsive in returning emails and calls; always with a clear explanation. Then onto the practical sailing course where...More

Thank Michael H
Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Cate Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. Well done on gaining your RYA Dayskipper qualification, it was a pleasure to sail with you, and I look forward to welcoming you back onboard Samsara in the future. Gary

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing way to learn to sail. I knew less than nothing about yachts but Gary's extraordinarily patient instruction enabled me to actually feel I could be a real asset on board a yacht for twilight sailing or on charter. I look forward to...More

Thank _fionawinn
Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Fiona Thank you for writing such a great review and for rating us as a world class facility. We always work hard to ensure that you have a fantastic sailing and learning experience and we look forward to welcoming you back onboard Samsara in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Oceanwest - my wife and I spent 5 days with Gary and 3 others on board his boat - one of us doing a dayskipper course and the other the competent crew course. We learnt an enormous amount from Gary and enjoyed the...More

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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andrew Thank you for writing such a great review. Joeanne and I really appreciate your comments and it is great to know that you had a terrific learning experience. I look forward to welcoming you both back onboard Samsara again. Gary

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed completing the 5 Day Skipper course while my husband did the Coastal Skipper course aboard Samsara, which is a comfortable modern boat with all meals provided it also felt like a real holiday in the protected waters of Geographe Bay. We would highly...More

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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anne. Thank you for your great review and i'm really pleased that you enjoyed the course. Good luck with all of your future sailing and i look forward to seeing you both again soon. Gary

Reviewed 6 November 2017

It has been amiss of me not to write before now. I suppose I needed time to reflect on what a great experience I had in February/March, 2017 completing the Yachtmaster Offshore Fast track Course with Oceanwest. Joanne was in charge of the accommodation and...More

Thank Trevor L
Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Trevor, it's good to hear from you and thank you for writing such a great review. Joeanne, Nick and myself really appreciate your comments and i'm so pleased that you gained so much from your time with Oceanwest. Good luck with your future sailing...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We've just arrived back from a fantastic week learning how to sail and become competent crew on the beautiful yacht "Samsara". The course was extremely well organised and comprehensive, and Samsara was the perfect vessel equipped with everything we needed to complete our training. Gary...More

Thank Natalie R
Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Natalie. Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, we always work hard to make sure that you learn as much as possible during the course, and have fun doing it!! Thank you again for your comments and we look...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is the one stop shop for all your Skipper training needs, The 5 Day Skipper course on the Samara with trainer Gary Shea is a fun and comprehensive way to learn all you need to know about sailing and boatman-ship, Gary maintains a well...More

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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Rob. Thank you for your great review, it was a pleasure sailing with you and i look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thanks again. Gary.

Reviewed 7 June 2017

I completed the RYA Day Skipper training with Gary over a 5 day period. This involved living on the boat with the facilities of marinas in the evenings and over night. During the day we sailed and carried out lots of exercises to practice and...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

I spent five days on-board Samsara, completing the practical phase of the RYA Coastal Skipper course. Gary our instructor was a knowledgeable and patient tutor, and provided us plenty of opportunities to learn new and tune existing skills.

2  Thank stephenk2982017
Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Hi Steve. Thank you for your great review and it was a pleasure to sail with you. Hope to see you again in the future. Gary

Reviewed 28 May 2017

We had an awesome time on Samsara. 5 crew and our skipper, Nick. My wife and I were both green to sailing but we were instructed and included in all that is involved in our sail south to Bussleton and return to Bunbury. Great instructor,...More

2  Thank Peter F
Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi Peter. Thank you for taking the time to write a great review and i am really pleased that you both enjoyed the sailing course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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