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Offshore Sailing School

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Maggie and I took instruction from Offshore Sailing last fall. We did the Basic Cruising and... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Ray D
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Colorado City, Colorado
Off Shore Sailing School - Pink Shell Resort, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Taking lessons from Offshore sailing School was an awesome experience. Teaching material was very... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Federico J R
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Plymouth, MI, 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...more
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Maggie and I took instruction from Offshore Sailing last fall. We did the Basic Cruising and Bareboat classes. The reason I’m writing this review now instead of then, is because it is hard to gauge the quality of instruction, in my opinion, until you put...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Ray D
Sailinginthesun, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you very much for taking time to share your wonderful educational experience with Offshore Sailing School, and that you were well-prepared for your two subsequent charters. We love to hear that. Thank you for also recognizing instructor Mike. We take great pride in the...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017

Taking lessons from Offshore sailing School was an awesome experience. Teaching material was very well presented, including hand written examples by the professor on the white board. Instructor promoted discussion and open to questions which made the teaching experience great. Hands on sailing was also...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Sailinginthesun, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for taking time to share your review and positive experience in your Offshore Sailing School course. We hope to see you on the water again soon!

Reviewed 22 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Sailinginthesun, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your positive Learn to Sail experience with instructor Steve at the Pink Shell Beach Resort. We'll have a cruising yacht at the Pink Shell this fall for bareboat charter cruising courses. Come back and take the helm of...More

Reviewed 2 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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Sailinginthesun, General Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Sailinginthesun, General Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 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

Date of experience: October 2016
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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 1 February 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

Date of experience: January 2016
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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

Date of experience: September 2014
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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 fun experience in Offshore Sailing School's 3-day Learn to Sail course. We look forward to seeing you on the water soon!

Reviewed 3 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

Date of experience: June 2015
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Sailinginthesun, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 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

Date of experience: March 2015
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Sailinginthesun, Public Relations Manager at Offshore Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 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

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