Galileo's vision is to be the best maritime training academy in the world and we are well on our way to achieving this. 

The “best” means the best trainers, the best training facilities and standards at the best value for money.  

The many students who have graduated and been certified by Galileo over the last five years have experienced something exciting and unique in the world of maritime training and we are proud of our record so far.  

However, we are committed to growing our facilities, staff and standards even further, so that merchant vessels, cruise ships, oil and gas operations and superyachts will all benefit from Galileo’s excellence at the highest level, as has been recognised by The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in accrediting Galileo as the only “MCA” approved academy in Asia Pacific.


  • I’m amazed of how fast I got this stewardess position onboard M/Y Eclipse. I’ve never thought I will actually be a professional superyacht crew but Galileo Maritime Academy has taught me self confidence and how to succeed in the captain’s interview. Thank you to all the trainers again for teaching me all the yachting skills and very big thanks to Galileo to help place me on board this yacht.
    Ms. Sopa Jantalun

  • I have always had a strong desire to be a superyacht deckhand and my ultimate goal is to be in the high ranks of the yachting industry. Now, I’m achieving my goal! Thank you Galileo for helping me get a job onboard my first yacht.
    Mr. David Nilsson

  • I’ve been in the hospitality industry for over 10 years and have always been looking for a career that would take advantage of my attained service skills. Galileo Maritime Academy introduced me to the superyacht industry, taught me extra yacht related skills that I needed and placed me on board my first superyacht as a stewardess. Thank you for your assistance to help me take my career one step further.
    Ms. Iriwa Welnichenko

  • I attended Galileo's STCW course in early 2015 and particularly needed MCA certification as my employer, P&O Cruises, required this standard of training. I can see why because Galileo have excellent instructors who follow the MNTB criteria and provide outstanding training for the full five elements of STCW. The residence is great and I met new friends as well as being part of a student team. Their fire ship is first class and really gives you the experience of life-like fire conditions on a ship. The first aid, security and in-water survival and life saving training gives you the confidence to know you can do the right thing in a real emergency. Brilliant Galileo! Thank you for making me feel so welcome, too!
    Anthony Finlay, Safety Officer, “Pacific Jewel” P&O Cruises

  • After a number of letdowns from potential crew I contacted Galileo Maritime Academy. I can honestly say that they provided me, at very short notice, with probably the best stewardess I have ever worked with! I visited Galileo in Phuket for a student graduation party - excellent training, great facilities and very professional staff, will use this company in the future for my crew requirements.
    Captain Rick - 75m S/Y Phocea

  • I have employed three ex-students from Galileo Maritime Academy, one Chief Steward, one Steward and one Chef. I am very impressed with the level of training provided by Galileo, they have one of the finest yacht training establishments I have seen. All of the Galileo trained crew have made a considerable impact on the smooth running of this superyacht. I would highly recommend Galileo to any Captain looking for well trained quality crew.
    Captain Scott - 35m M/Y Fortune Elephant

  • Galileo Maritime Academy have provided M/Y Lady D with high quality engineers, electrical and mechanical, relief engineer and deck crew. My wife and I have attended a few Galileo student graduation parties. The training facilities are first class and we are always impressed by the level of service provided by the students – the food, cocktails and wine that would grace any superyacht function. I’m more than happy to recommend Galileo to superyacht Captains and Owners.
    Captain Ted - 56m M/Y Lady D

  • I really enjoyed training with the professional instructors and learn how to be part of a crew. I was very impressed with the training location, which is so luxurious, but full of warm and friendly atmosphere. In spite of the workload, we had a lot of fun at a few parties and we enjoyed delicious food. The other students were so supportive and made me smile every day. Galileo taught me a lot and I am very glad to have a chance to work on a superyacht very soon.
    Mr. Nanang Hariyadi - Deckhand/Steward Course

  • Working as a superyacht stewardess is incredible. You get to travel the world, meet great new people and get paid a very good salary all at the same time. I didn’t know how to get into it, so when I heard about Galileo’s training, I jumped at the opportunity. You didn’t disappoint me!

    Everything at the training location impressed me a lot. The accommodation is so nice and luxurious but it still has a homely atmosphere. Every class was taught by professional trainers. I learnt Thai and Western cooking, massage, cocktail mixing, wine service and so many more skills!

    The most important thing for me was that we had a chance to practice on yachts and experience the real working atmosphere. It impressed me very much. Now, I am confident that I can work on any superyacht. Thank you very much, Galileo. You are the best maritime training academy!
    Ms. Emily Errington - Stewardess Training

  • I wanted to explore my life in a different kind of work environment and I thought that the superyacht industry would be an interesting and exciting challenge.

    I was very excited to be accepted for a training course at Galileo Maritime Academy. I did some research and found out what luxury yacht stewardess job is like, what life is like on a yacht and I felt I was ready for the training.

    I expected to have a proper, professional training with high standard, knowledgeable and well organised instructors. I wasn’t disappointed. I learnt many things from all the instructors. They were really good, especially Khun Peter, because he has a very good teaching technique.

    Now, I fully understand how to work and live on a luxury superyacht as a stewardess. You guys made me feel like I am one of your team; you were so sincere and kind. The atmosphere at the training venue is so relaxed and comfortable.

    Thank you very much again to all at the Galileo team. I appreciate all you have done for me.
    Mrs. May Angeli Nazareno - Chef Training

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