The only thing that’s typical about a day with ActionQuest is that it’s going to be anything but typical!

Typical Day

From introductory to advanced sailing and scuba – marine biology – wakeboarding & water skiing; island exploration and even a little windsurfing or community service – AQ delivers fast-paced action no matter what your experience level.

Throughout the adventure you should expect each day to be unique and unrepeatable, holding opportunities to experience new activities and learn about the world, about others and about yourself. From the moment you step aboard, you’ll quickly learn that there are no passengers on our vessels, only crew members.

The first part of any AQ adventure is all about learning the ropes, and acclimatizing to an entirely new way of life out on the water.

As you and your team shift roles and responsibilities aboard, you’ll quickly realize that it’s pretty different to being at home. Scuba and sailing classes, meal prep and clean-up, setting and striking sails, raising and dropping anchor…

Days fly by, confidence grows and before you even realize it, you and your team are ready to take charge, with your instructors taking the back seat.

Irrespective of the program you choose, your previous experience or the vessel that you call home, you and your team will take the helm of your own experience. You’ll alternate roles each day from Skipper to Chef, Navigator to Mate and to roles that simply support the success of others.

The responsibility is designed to present challenges, and with our staff as facilitators, overcoming them holds a very real possibility of having a profound impact on who you are, what you believe in and what you consider important in life.

Life Aboard is the journey, and you’ll be involved in every part of it.

“Thank you for the most amazing summer yet. There truly is no place like this incredibly special one. You guys make dreams come true and I really am so thankful. Keep on doing what you're doing because you're making so many people happy. Keep smilin' keep swimmin' keep sailin'”

MAX R. - READING, MA

“I just wanted to thank you for another amazing year here at AQ. This is my third year here and I truly feel that I have grown here as a person more than anywhere else. I have learned to be independant, do what I love, help others, and so much more. Whenever I am here I am able to reflect on the type of person I am and the type of person I aspire to be. Thank you for allowing me to have the most amazing summers and grow as a person.”

BROOKE A. - NEWPORT BEACH, CA

“I could say thank you a million times over and it would be completely and totally insufficient in expressing my gratitude for all this program has meant to me over the past four years. I know for certain that I would not be the person I am today if not for AQ and that is thanks to all of the hard work every one of you puts into creating the greatest summer program ever. I have had a lot of experience with other summer programs and they all pale in comparison to AQ and I truly believe that is because of the people who make it happen. This is the happiest place I know and I feel so lucky to be a part of something so special that you all have created.”

MARA B. - NEW YORK, NY

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This camp is the reason that I am the man I am today. It has forever changed my outlook on the world through GoBeyond, taught me to lead in Rescue and DM, and above all to work with people to be open to others and to form bonds. The most valuable thing about AQ isn't the scuba certifications or sailing, it is the relationships with shipmates and especially staff. There is nothing I would change about AQ. It is the most amazing summer camp ever and I wouldn't trade a second of it for anything. So thank you to the staff, the people in Sarasota and to Mike for making this program the amazing life changing adventure it is.”

ETHAN E. - LUTHERVILLE, MD

Follow the experience

Watch a 3-part series as our 21-day British Virgin Islands program unfolds