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Oceanwest Charters

Bunbury, Western Australia 6231, Australia
+61 412 060 130
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RYA Comp crew and costal course

The first thing that stands out is the principal’s, Gary’s, response time to emails. Always within... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
backpacktheworld1980
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My Day Skipper

So after sailing and boating for many years I thought I would breeze through the theory, drive the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
David3720
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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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Bunbury, Western Australia 6231, Australia
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The first thing that stands out is the principal’s, Gary’s, response time to emails. Always within hours or the next morning. That led me to take the online Yachtmaster Costal Theory course with Oceanwest, as prompt feedback would be essential during, and I wast disappointed...More

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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Philip Thank you for writing such a great review and i'm really pleased you both enjoyed the sailing course. Please keep in touch and i look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

So after sailing and boating for many years I thought I would breeze through the theory, drive the boat the way I always have and pick up my pass certificate. But the theory course was superb and I suddenly realised how much I didn’t know....More

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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Hi David Thank you for writing a great review and also for helping out on the Saturday for the Yachtmaster exam. I hope you have a great time on your charter holiday and look forward to seeing you again soon. Gary

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I have again used Oceanwest for my sail training. I undertook a 5 day (mon-fri) preparation week for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam. Three of us undertook this course. It proved yet again to be outstanding. The yacht a Beneteau 41.1 is now just 14...More

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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Trevor It was a pleasure, as always, to sail with you again this week and thank you for the amazing review. Congratulations on becoming a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, you have worked hard for what is regarded as one of the highest sailing qualifications and...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I had high expectations for this course, but it surpassed anything I had imagined. The yatch, Samsara is a beautiful 41 foot Beneteau Oceanis, just over a year old, cleaned and fully stocked before each time it goes out. Gary (Instructor) is a great guy...More

Thank Birchuk2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi Al Thank you for taking the time to write a great review, we really appreciate your comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to seeing you in May for the RYA Diesel Engine course in Perth. Gary

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I completed the competent crew course. Had an amazing time and learnt so much. Gary is a brilliant trainer, very intuitive, patient and takes the time to ensure you have a good understanding of important skills. Food and accommodation are top class and the yacht...More

Thank Lana M
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hi Lana, Your positive feed back is greatly appreciated and thank you for being such a keen student! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with Oceanwest and hope it has inspired you to want to learn more about sailing.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We did the 5 day competent crew course. We learnt a lot from the instructor and the other crew onboard, whilst having fun at the same time. The night on anchor in Quindalup was awesome and we really didn't want to leave. Would highly recommend...More

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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Hi Dan. Thank you for the great review and i'm really pleased that you both enjoyed the course. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Gary.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Me and two of my brothers did the 5 Day Competent Crew Course with Oceanwest Charters about two months ago. We didn't know what to expect but it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable weeks of our lives. The experience of living...More

Thank Peter H
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hi Peter. Thank you for your great review, it was a pleasure to sail with you, James and Tom. Good luck for the future and I hope you enjoy sailing your new yacht. Please keep in touch and let me know how it goes. Gary.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Highly recommended if working through RYA material. The backdrop of Bunbury / Geographe Bay, WA, makes for a great experience in doing any of the RYA practical courses. Great instructor in Nick McPherson. Great team/crew for course - couldn't ask for better. Sound articulation of...More

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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hi Dan. Thank you for your great review and I know Nick will really appreciate your comments. Good luck with your preps for the YM exam. Please keep in touch and when you are ready, we can get everything organised for you. Gary

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

My brother and myself were lucky enough to pick this company for our introduction to sailing 2 day weekend coarse. It was an amazing two days where we learnt heaps, enjoyed lots of day sailing and a small taste of night sailing. We will definetly...More

Thank David O
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi David. Thank you for the great review and I'm really pleased you enjoyed the Start Yachting weekend. I look forward to seeing you both again soon for the Competent Crew course. Gary

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I did the 5 day course in November 2017 with Skipper, Gary Shea, and was very pleased with the course. Gary is a very experienced sailor and outstanding instructor. The 41ft yacht is almost brand new and is the perfect ocean going yacht to learn...More

Thank Mike H
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Mike. Thank you for taking the time to write a great review and i look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks for the Dayskipper course. Gary

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