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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gary Shea at Oceanwest Charters has a great business providing a very instructive and enjoyable experience to anyone interested in yachting. I recently completed a Yachtmaster prep course and exam spending a week on Samsara with three other students. The level of instruction provided by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scott A
Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Scott Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review and i appreciate your great comments. Congratulations on passing the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam, you worked hard during the week and achieved a great outcome. Good luck with all of your future...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having not sailed previously I opted to take the quickest route presented to get to yachtmaster coastal which involved the online studies before attending Oceanwest for the practical instruction now running from Busselton. The setting is really ideal for sailing students as the marina is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent a week with gary & samara and cannot rate it highly enough! From my first interaction via internet up until the end of the course, Gary is nothing but friendly, polite and professional. Never once did I feel silly or unable to do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melissa D
Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mel. Thank you for your great review, it was a pleasure to meet you and good luck with your new job. I look forward to seeing you again for the next level - Coastal Skipper!

Reviewed 3 December 2018

I recently completed my YachtMaster Prep and Offshore Practical Exam, & commercial endowment with Oceanwest. I first completed my Day Shipper with Oceanwest in back in 2015, and to finish with the my YachtMaster Offshore this year ticked off a personal milestone. I cannot rate...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Hi Tim, thank you for your great review and congratulations on passing the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam. Good luck with all of your future sailing and please keep in touch. Gary

Reviewed 30 November 2018

It was a pleasure taking my Yachtmaster prep week and exam with Oceanwest Charters. The team behind Oceanwest is incredibly professional and I would happily return for more courses. Thank to you both the instructors and shore team.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Hi Adrian. Thank you for your great review and congratulations on passing the Yachtmaster Coastal exam. We look forward to seeing you again when you are ready for the Yachtmaster Offshore exam. Gary.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Over the course of 8 months I did my day skipper and yacht master theory online then completed my YM offshore practical all through Oceanwest. From the get go and through the whole process Gary's timely response to emails and calls was on point. On...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2018

Hi Brett Thank you for writing a great review, we really appreciate your comments. Congratulations on passing the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam, a great personal achievement Good luck with all of your future sailing and we look forward to seeing you again. Gary

Reviewed 31 October 2018

The instructor was very acknowledgeable and I enjoyed the onboard practical learning which provided me the skills and confidence to skipper a yacht and ensure the crew is safe.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Andrew. Thank you for your review and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the course. Look forward to seeing you all for the Team Building afternoon on the 16th. Gary.

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 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.

Reviewed 4 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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

Reviewed 16 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Gary_M_Shea, Owner at Oceanwest Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 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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