Oceanwest Charters

Star 5.0 (9 Google reviews)

Oceanwest is a fully accredited RYA Sailing School offering internationally recognised sailing qualifications. They are a locally owned, family run business, providing the highest quality sail training and sailing charters on the West Coast of Australia. They have a great deal of investment in their reputation as a quality sailing provider. You will find professional, friendly service onboard, and personal attention to detail.
Learn to sail with Oceanwest RYA Sailing School – Internationally recognised courses for beginners to Yachtmaster. 

They also offer ICC Assessments, Corporate Entertainment / Team Building and Skippered Yacht Charters. 

Oceanwest is based in the beautiful Geographe Bay region in the South West of Western Australia. 

Most importantly, they are all about getting you out on the water and having fun! 


Oceanwest Charters

Port Geographe Marina, 21 Spinnaker Blvd, Busselton WA 6280, Australia


Star 5.0 (9 Google reviews)
Milos Cirkovic 07 February 2021

I had a great time completing the RYA day skipper course with OceanWest Charters in Busselton. Gary is an extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled and experienced sailor. And maybe the most essential he is excellent in transferring those sailing skills to his students. He will make sure you understand the theory and principles of sailing and are able to apply them in any conditions. Gary is very patient, friendly and easygoing with everyone, which makes the whole course even more enjoyable. If you are looking for a sailing school in WA to learn how to sail or develop existing skills, I would highly recommend Oceanwest Charters from Geographe Bay. Gary's yacht Samsara is exceptional, near new and extremely comfy. I've been sailing the Mediterranean in the past years and spent weeks in various sailing yachts, but Gary's custom specked Beneteau Oceanis 41 beats them all. And she's fast! After such a great experience, I have gladly booked another week in April this year to build my sailing skills further - there's a lot to learn from Gary. Thank you and keep up the excellent work!

Fred Smoker 06 December 2022

The course was everything I expected and more, it was by far the best sail training I have ever participated in. Gary is an exceptional trainer, he is extremely knowledgeable, professional and patient and delivers information in a manner that can be comprehended and then applied practically. The yacht is modern and of the highest standard, it was very clean and well maintained, with comfortable sleeping facilities, the food was plentiful and delicious and offered options for alternative diets. Whatever your needs are for sail training, whether you are experienced or have never sailed before, I highly recommend OceanWest.

Martin Eyer 13 December 2022

I was pleasantly surprised how much I had enjoyed the course. My wife has booked it as a short holiday as she wanted to get more comfortable in handling larger yachts. The course was well structured, the yacht was comfortable to stay on and we were kept nice and busy learning docking, emergency procedures, navigation and so on. Special mention has to come to our instructor Nick he was by far the most relaxed, pleasant and knowledgeable sailor I have ever come across.

Mark Rose 02 July 2021

Great coaching and support from Day 1 of theory through to the last day of the practical. As an experienced sailor / skipper I was very impressed by how much Gary had to share in terms of his own understanding of the theory as well as very practical cruising tips. The practical was great fun, including winning the "race", with the yacht clean, new and well equipped. Thoroughly recommended.

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