How to Sail in Wildwood, New Jersey

How to Sail in Wildwood, New Jersey
Wildwood, New Jersey is an excellent destination for active travelers and lovers of the outdoors to try their hand at sailing. The Wildwoods are composed of Wildwood, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. Whether you are a seasoned sailor or have yet to find your "sea legs", Wildwood is a great place to sail. You can take a boat cruise, or rent a boat if you prefer. If you get lucky, you might even see a few dolphins!


Difficulty: Moderate

Step 1
Learn to sail. If you are a novice sailor, you can take classes and become certified through a variety of organizations, such as US SAILING or the ASA (American Sailing Association). Both of these entities operate schools at various locations throughout the U.S. Some boat operators may wish to see proof of certification before letting you rent from them.
Step 2
Sail out of Schooner Island Marina in Wildwood. You can moor your sailboat there, or inquire about boats for sale or rent in the area. Boating courses are also available for those just learning to sail. Located at 5100 Lake Road, the hours of operation vary seasonally (See Resources for website).
Step 3
Consider parasailing. While certainly not a traditional sailing experience, the parasailing trips offered by Hang Loose Parasailing of Wildwood are an adrenaline rush. Trips leave hourly throughout the day during peak season.
Step 4
Charter a sailboat through an area organization. Just a short drive down the coast from the Wildwoods is the Barnegat Bay Sailing School in Bayville, which offers sailing instruction as well as rentals to those who hold ASA certifications.

Article Written By Tucker Cummings

Tucker Cummings is a freelance writer based in New England. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of New Hampshire and is a member of the Association of Professional Business Writers. Cummings is also a food writer and curates the blog, Brave New Breakfast.

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