Florida Sailing & Cruising School, a division of Southwest Florida Yachts, scored in the top tier out of more than 300 A.S.A.-accredited schools based on evaluations submitted by previous students. The school offers combinations of two- , three- , four- , and 12-day liveaboard coastal and offshore courses. Cruising grounds, located off the southwest coast of the state, range from Charlotte Harbor to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. Tuition for liveaboard courses includes onboard accommodations, instruction, fuel, and course materials. Students are responsible for their meals and personal expenses, dockage at other marinas, and other provisions for themselves and the instructor. The school also conducts liveaboard powerboat courses at Marinatown Marina in North Fort Myers, Florida. For additional information, contact the school (800-262-7939, www.flsailandcruiseschool.com).