Sailing Courses

Canyon Ferry Sailing Center provides an integrated course schedule of learning. Through a combination of classroom instruction, chalk talk and land drills, bringing it all together on the water with a US Sailing certified instructor. 


Basic Keelboat Course

This is a 4 days course where you will learn how to safely handle a sailboat on your own. Including terminology, boat handling, anchoring and crew overboard. 

Groups of maximum 3 Students

Costs: $620 per Student

Spinnaker Course

Take your sailing abilities one step further and explore spinnaker sailing. In approximately 3 evenings we will teach basic spinnaker handling to feel comfortable sailing the spinnaker on your own boat.

Individual Sailing Lessons

If you would like to improve your sailing skills or would like to learn how to sail on your own schedule? We are happy to give you private lessons on your time schedule.

Cost per hour: $55*

or 10 hours for $500

*Minimum of 2 hours

CFSC Sail Time

We all know sailboats are expensive - both to acquire and maintain with insurance, hardware, sails, maintenance and slip fees - just to get on the water. This is why we offer CFSC Sail Time, that gives you access to a sailboat for a reasonable price. We take care of the boat, so that you have more time to enjoy sailing. With Sail Time, you are just minutes from your car to sailing the waters of Canyon Ferry Lake.

$700 for the season*

*Availability of Sailboats is on a first come, first serve basis. 


Cruises and Charters

If you have a specific idea of what you would like to do with us, please contact us to make some plans.

Sunset Cruise

Experience the wonderful Big Sky sunset on Canyon Ferry Lake with a 2.5 hour skippered Sunset Cruise. Bring your 

Costs: $60 per person*.

*Minimum of $150

Snacks and water provided


Contact us for availability.

Family Adventure Cruise

Bring your whole family for an afternoon of sailing.

Please contact us for pricing and availability.

Company Events

Are you looking for a fun event with your coworkers or a new approach to team building?  We would be happy to work with you to design an event tailored to your specific goal that will also give you a memorable day on the waters of Canyon Ferry Lake.

"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor." Franklin D. Roosevelt

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