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About Us

When we started 3rd Coast Cruising in 2004, there was a guiding principle that motivated us: to make sailing accessible and affordable to everyone, not just the rich and famous.


Initially, the business revolved around private sailing charters but has since grown into a full service sailing outfit offering sailing lessons, Caribbean charter trips, bareboating and large group and corporate events.


We embrace change, so we will always continue to offer fun new ways for our students and guests to enjoy the sailing lifestyle. 


The true wind in our sails is our retention rate. Year after year, our students and guests return to share this amazing adventure with us.  And some of our best students complete the circle by getting their USCG Captain's License and becoming 3rd Coast Certified Instructors. Having previous students who believe in our program so much that they want to come back and get more involved is the biggest compliment we could hope for. 


Throughout all the growth and change, one thing will always remain the same: our commitment to providing the best sailing experience possible. Whether it's lessons or cruising, local or tropicalwe want you to love sailing as much as we do and will do our best to make sure you have a great time!





Captain Jim Miranda - Owner

Captain Jim Miranda

Owner & Founder

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