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About Miramar Sailing
Miramar Sailing offers Private & Exclusive Day Sailing, Caribbean Sailing Holidays, and RYA Recognised training courses from its base in Jolly Harbour. Our private 47ft. Classic Ketch, "Hawnalea", with Captain Kevin and crew, will "Make Your Day Special". Hawnalea is not a "party boat" and she will be "yours for the day". She can accommodate up to 12 guests. Our monohulls "Miramar", "Phoenix" & "Danae", with Brian & Pippa, offer extended cruising holidays and RYA approved training, throughout the Caribbean for up to 4 guests or students.
St. John's, Antigua
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Pippa was not as good as reviews state, unwelcoming, not friendly, biased, unhelpful. Would not recommend and wont do it again

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Antigua last year and sailed for the first time with Captain Kevin and his crew. It was marvellous and so we decided to sail again with them this year. Suffice to say they did not disappoint. We had a wonderful days sailing...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 853michelem
MiramarSailing, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Hi Michele. Many thanks for taking the trouble to write this review. We are all delighted you enjoy your days out on the water with us, and even more delighted you will be coming back next year for the hat trick! The Miramar Team

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Captain Kevin was spectacular, skillful and socially engaging. His first mate Tyler was equally wonderful. They both were so knowledgeable, and fun too! It was a maiden voyage for one of our party on a sloop as well as a snorkel and it proved to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank loveofindia
MiramarSailing, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Fantastic! Thank you. Captain Kevin and Tyler are a great asset to our company as you and many before have discovered. Please come back and sail with them again.

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter Jessica and I booked this with a tiny bit of trepidation as neither of us had been on a boat before. What followed was an amazing 5 days. Tanya our instructor was a Canadian ball of energy and fun. But more importantly she...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank R2407SQkarens
MiramarSailing, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you Ladies. We are delighted you enjoyed your course and instructor and now have the confidence to get on board a boat again. Hopefully with Miramar Sailing! Have a great summer!

Reviewed 25 March 2017

I used Miramar for a 1-week Yachtmaster Offshore theory course followed by a 5-day onboard Yachtmaster Preparation period before the RYA Examiner joined the boat for the exam itself. From the outset, Brian (who handles the office side of the business) advised and helped me...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Completed our competent crew course with Miramar in November. Neither of us had any sailing experience and comp crew was the perfect introduction to sailing and life living on a yacht. We had the most amazing time teamed up with two other trainees doing their...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank BFitzFrance
MiramarSailing, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thank you for this very positive review. Lea is indeed, like all our Instructors, excellent with high levels of experience and high standards of training. We are delighted you chose to kick start your sailing with us and look forward to welcoming you back to...More

Reviewed 17 December 2016

Our friends in Jolly Harbour suggested a few hours sailing with Captain Kevin on Hawnalea to give us an idea of what it's all about. We agreed but I was terrified having never been on a sailing boat before, let alone out at sea !!...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank LillyBee64
PipTheSkip, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Hi LillyBee We are so pleased you enjoyed your sailing with Capt Kevin - who knows maybe one day you'll be back with Miramar Sailing to learn more about it! Compliments of the Season, and come back to see us again soon!

Reviewed 18 November 2016

I had a one on one training course which I wouldn't recommend. I feel you learn more if there are others to learn from. I didn't understand some of the course content and in the end resulted in failing the course, which I believe should...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank travellerR257SE
PipTheSkip, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Hi R257SE Thanks for writing a review on our TripAdvisor page - we only have one record of a single person taking a theory course with us, and that was in May 2015, perhaps this was when you visited, rather than in December as stated...More

Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We just had a wonderful full days sailing on the Hawnalea. It's a beautiful 45ft ketch and Capt. Kevin and the crew (Wayne and Dylan) were so welcoming. The whole day was incredibly relaxed. We were taken to snorkel on a sunken wreck and then...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank 853michelem
PipTheSkip, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Dear Michele Many thanks for your great review - we are so pleased that you chose to come sailing with Miramar! It is not only very helpful to Captain Kevin & his crew when his guests take the time to show their appreciation, it helps...More

Reviewed 20 May 2016

After reading all these wonderful reviews we were visiting Antigua for a few weeks and hired "Captain Kevin" to charter us over to Barbuda with its gorgeous, private wbeaches, sun and relaxation. He was amazing and made our stay there for 3 nights out of...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Response from MiramarSailing | Property representative |
Thank you for asking. We are sorry but we are only licensed for 6 guests. Kind regards Miramar Sailing