Before departure, each special guest is provided a life jacket and is briefed on safety protocols and procedures. Once under sail, each new ‘sailor’ is encouraged to steer the boat, navigate the water, tie the knots, and hoist (raise) the sails, as well as discover the marine habitat. The degree of participation is up to the comfort level and safety of each individual. Everyone aboard is invited to savor the joy and tranquility of the sailing adventure. Refreshments are offered to all guests at the end of the excursion, the ‘sailor’ is awarded a Certificate of Sailing and a Medal of Accomplishment.