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Address: 5400 Plantation Rd, South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6000
Phone Number: +1 800-221-4326
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Welcome to Offshore Sailing School at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva...

Welcome to Offshore Sailing School at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida. All of our sailing courses and sailing vacations, from sailing lessons, to certification courses including Learn to Sail, Performance Sailing and Racing, Bareboat Charter Cruising, and our exclusive Fast Track to Cruising, are offered at this beautiful resort location. Choose the length of your sailing experience, from 2 hours, to 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10-day sailing vacation packages. South Seas Island Resort lies on the north end of Captiva Island on Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico, with nature trails, resort pool and spa, a par-3 executive golf course, tennis courts, kayaking, miles of bike trails and more. A great spot for families and couples. Corporate team building sailing programs for half/full and multi-days are also offered here.

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OUTSTANDING training in sailing, cruising, and catamarans!

We took the "Fast Track to Cruising" to gain better knowledge about sailing on a catamaran in the BVIs. I researched a few options to learn how to sail but a friend of mine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 24, 2016
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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We took the "Fast Track to Cruising" to gain better knowledge about sailing on a catamaran in the BVIs. I researched a few options to learn how to sail but a friend of mine essentially talked me into it. We chose this school and location because of its history and proximity to our home. It turned out perfect! Once we... More 

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Thank you very much Douglas for taking time to share your outstanding experience in Offshore Sailing School's Fast Track to Cruising course at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island. We take great pride in the quality of our instructors and the entire learning experience. Please consider joining us in our Offshore Sailing Graduate flotilla sailing vacations in 2017. We're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

My wife and I needed to get formal certifications for an upcoming charter trip in Europe so we did some research and decided on Offshore Sailing in Captiva. We did the FastTrack to Bareboat Cruising/Catamaran which had us on the Colgate 26 for two days and a Leopard 48 catamaran for 5 days. We completed the Basic Keelboat, Cruising, Bareboat... More 

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Thank you very much Rich for sharing your wonderful experience you had in Offshore Sailing School's Fast Track to Cruising course at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida. We take great pride in the quality of our instructors, fleet and overall experience. Now you should consider joining Offshore Sailing graduates on our 2017 flotillas on catamarans in St.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

My sons and I took the Performance Sailing 5-day course at Captiva Island. This was a great experience for the three of us. While I have been racing for decades, this was a great learning tool for my boys without the stress of dad being the teacher. Both boys caught on to everything very quickly and the instructor, Rick Hinman... More 

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Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience learning how to race faster with Offshore Sailing School's "guru" instructors. We take great pride in the quality of our instructors and course material, and the wonderful resorts where we are based, such as South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida. Consider joining us for the 17th Annual... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

My daughter and I spent a beautiful and exciting day sailing with Rick. He had my 14-year old on the tiller the entire trip, and she loved it. Very supportive environment and confidence-building experience. We'll request Rick again when we return to South Seas Resort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

I have been a professional mariner within the commercial shipping business for the past 37 years. To be part of this industry I enrolled into a Canadian maritime college, graduated, earned a master's certificate of unlimited tonnage and finally to my present job as a ship pilot. In order to achieve my present occupation it required a lot of training... More 

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