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Offshore Sailing School

275 Estero Blvd, Pink Shell Resort and Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2012
+1 800-221-4326
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Best week ever! Got to Sail every day!

Signed up for Sailing School to improve sailing skills. Was delighted we stayed at such a top notch... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
MAOFW
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Texas
Amazing adventure and instruction offshore sailing

I recently took the Celestial Navigation and Offshore Passage Making course from Offshore Sailing... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Hugh M
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Austin, Texas, United States
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Welcome to Offshore Sailing School at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. All of our top-notch sailing courses and sailing vacations are offered including sailing lessons to sailing certification courses where you can learn on vacation. You will sail among sparkling blue waters with spectacular marine life, from egrets and pelicans to dolphins and manatees. We teach Learn to Sail, Performance Sailing and racing, Bareboat Charter Cruising and Passage Making courses. Have your sailing adventure while your family enjoys the beach or resort activities. Corporate team building sailing programs are also offered at our Ft. Myers Beach location.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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275 Estero Blvd, Pink Shell Resort and Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2012
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Signed up for Sailing School to improve sailing skills. Was delighted we stayed at such a top notch resort, the Pink Shell. Had classroom in the am, then walked across street to sail every day for several hours. Enjoyed rest of day at Pink Shell...More

Thank MAOFW
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I recently took the Celestial Navigation and Offshore Passage Making course from Offshore Sailing. The Celestial Navigation is not just a course on how to use the Sun, Moon, stars and planets with a sextant to find where you are but is also a practical...More

Thank Hugh M
Sailinginthesun, General Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your positive experience in Offshore Sailing School's Passage Making course. We appreciate you acknowledging that our instructors were "incredible." That makes our day. We look forward to seeing you on the water soon!

Reviewed 16 December 2016

I have to say I had an truly memorable experience and loved every minute. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I can tell you it was so much more than I thought it would be! I arrived feeling very unsure of myself and...More

Thank AMIBounty
Sailinginthesun, General Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your positive experience in your Offshore Sailing School course and commenting on the perfect balance between classroom learning and hands-on learning aboard the boat. Consider joining us on our next sailing vacation flotilla. We'll look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We took a two day course that taught us a great deal in a short period. We had 4 people on the boat, and each one had the Opportunity to serve as skipper for a prolonged period each day. Kudos to our instructor, Steve, whose...More

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Sailinginthesun, General Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful experience in our 2-day Learn to Sail course in New York Harbor. You should visit one of our resort locations to gain your cruising or racing certification with Offshore Sailing School in Florida or the British...More

Reviewed 31 January 2016

I took the 5 day Learn to Sail course in Captiva, Florida. This is a very high quality experience. First of all, ignore the 1 star rating given by one reviewer. Those people probably should have signed up for a booze cruise instead of this...More

4  Thank Randonne
Sailinginthesun, General Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for sharing your outstanding experience with Offshore Sailing School at our South Seas Island resort location on Captiva Island, Florida. We take pride in our experienced and patient instructors, skilled at teaching all levels. We look forward to seeing you on the water...More

Reviewed 31 August 2015

A friend and I took a 3 day Basic Keelboat and Coastal Sailing course. The school included living aboard a 32' sailboat for 2 nights, but the school allowed us also stay aboard another night before our class. Our instructor was friendly and professional. Neither...More

2  Thank funflyngrl
Sailinginthesun, General Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for taking time to share your fun experience in Offshore Sailing School's 3-day Learn to Sail course. We look forward to seeing you on the water soon!

Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I recently took the Power Yacht course with Offshore Sailing in the British Virgin Islands. We sailed on a Moorings 474 Powercat from Road Town harbor. Our Captain was Folkert Jongkind, and he was an excellent instructor. We learned all skills to...More

3  Thank Bill D
Sailinginthesun, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2015

Thank you Bill D for your thoughtful comments regarding your recent experience in our Power Cruising Course aboard a Moorings 47.4 Power Cat with our instructor Folkert. Our school at The Moorings base on Tortola is the perfect location to embark from to visit the...More

Reviewed 18 March 2015

I've actually taken two lessons, one in Spring, 2013 at the Captiva location and again from the Ft. Myers Beach location in 2015. Both lessons were taught by extremely knowledgeable, responsible and personable instructors. I have no experience sailing before this, other than some windsurfing...More

2  Thank KiwiTravel68
Sailinginthesun, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2015

Thank you KiwiTravel68 for sailing with us, twice! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your lesson and our instructors made your experience fun and educational. Come back and see us again. We also offer a 2-day Intro to Sailing course or a 3-day certification course...More

Reviewed 22 January 2015

I took the "Learn to Sail" course during the x-mas week of December 2014 with Offshore Sailing so that I could "correctly" learn the basics of Sailing as I have never seriously been sailing before. The course and instruction were way better than expected. I...More

5  Thank Sandra D
Sailinginthesun, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2015

Thank you very much Sandra D for taking time to comment on your positive experience learning to sail with Offshore Sailing School. We take great pride in our thorough curriculum and significant hands-on sailing education, taught by patient, professional US Sailing-certified instructors. Congratulations on getting...More

Reviewed 18 December 2014

Top-notch instructor, comfortable facility, beautifully designed and maintained boats, and a great location combined to make my three-day Performance Sailing course the envy of my yacht club. Instructor Bart Lowden was extremely knowledgeable, articulate, and patient. He let us make our mistakes while also assuring...More

3  Thank Shay S
Sailinginthesun, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2015

Thank you Shay S for taking time to comment on your "top-notch instructor, comfortable facility and beautifully designed and maintained boats and great location. We are delighted your Offshore Sailing School Perormance Sailing knowledge makes you the invy of your yacth club. Perhaps you will...More

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