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About Oceanwest Charters
Oceanwest Charters is an accredited RYA 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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Alex Kok wrote a review Dec 2021
18 contributions1 helpful vote
I realise my header sounds a bit corny, but nevertheless true. I’ve spend 50 years on the water sailing windsurfers, day sailers and leisure yachts. Self taught, I thought it was about time to learn how to do it properly🤔. So after 50hrs of theory (I’m not a good student) I was booked with Nick MacPherson to complete my ‘practical’. WOW!..I learned more in 5 days than I had in my 50 years on the water and Nick’s patience, attention to detail and great humour made it an overall great experience! So, if you are serious about sailing, I strongly suggest you join Oceanwest and you’ll come out a much better sailer on the other side. Thanks Nick/Gary!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Jaci wrote a review Sept 2021
8 contributions
Just returned from a two week adventure sailing trip from Exmouth to Bunbury, it was a fantastic 14 days of learning and adventure. We were welcomed to the yacht early and helped to settle in. Made to feel very welcome. Great introductions and given time to discuss what we wanted to gain from our time on-board. Fantastic yacht, Samsara is a delight to sail and it is a genuine privilege to spend time aboard. The food was varied and plentiful, with careful attention to victualling so that there was always easily accessible and wholesome food available. Very professional, great instruction focused to individual requirements offering a very enjoyable environment to learn. Nick was so knowledgeable, not only about sailing but also any wildlife we encountered, always willing to share his knowledge. He was inspiring and encouraging throughout the journey, even when asked questions during the night watches. Nick carefully took time to reflect on any skills that needed further development before giving us the opportunity to practice them further. We had varied conditions from calm seas to some challenging conditions, with far too many highlights to mention… snorkelling in the Abrolhos islands, the humpbacks, sailing out of Steep Point or through Shark Bay… so many. It was truly a memorable experience, and I cannot recommend Oceanwest Charters highly enough.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Mark R wrote a review July 2021
Perth, Australia1 contribution
I was singularly impressed by Gary from the way he was available during the theory element through to the week of practical sailing. He managed a crew from zero experience to myself with decades of sailing experience very well, ensuring we all took a lot out of his coaching. His style was calm but form when required. The only point to be aware of is the sharing of a cabin with another person - separated by a lee-cloth but thats all! So recommend booking with a friend....
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Sue D wrote a review May 2021
8 contributions
Just returned from a two week adventure sailing trip from Busselton to Exmouth in some varied and sometimes challenging conditions. The highlights included exploring the Abrolhos islands, playing with the sea lions, snorkeling in Coral Bay and enjoying the best sunsets, sunrises and moonlit nights on watch. Our skipper Nick was fantastic, very caring, knowledgeable, patient and fun. Overall it was a very well organised tour, a truly memorable experience.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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masha wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions6 helpful votes
Completed my 5 day Competent Crew course with Gary and Oceanwest Charters. I had a fantastic week. Having never stepped foot on a yacht, I walked away feeling very confident with the concepts of sailing as well as the technical details of the boat. The course was well thought out, each one of us had plenty of time practising each new skill, we had ample time for relaxing and enjoying a swim, and the food was great. The course went above and beyond by including skills such as parking the boat in the marina and night sailing. Overall I thought it was great value for money (a steal in fact) and I will be back to do more courses next summer
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Hi Masha Thanks for writing a great review and i'm glad you got a lot from the week and have become a sailing addict.
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