Nurturing a Love for Boating: Local Courses Teach Safety on the WaterApr 03, 2022 10:23AM ● By ANN MARIE O’PHELAN
Reservations are encouraged for the guided tours, including kayaks and SUPs. The recommended age group is 5 and up for guided tours, focusing on an introduction to kayaking.
Fort Myers-based Offshore Sailing School offers family sailing packages at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva and Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach. These include the Tweens & Teens Learn Free package, where up to three children ages 7-17 learn for free with two adults. This three-day course is part of a five-night resort vacation package.
Ann Marie O’Phelan is a Southwest Florida resident and a regular contributor to TOTI Media.
Offshore Sailing School
16731 McGregor Blvd. Suite 110, Fort Myers
888-454-7015, 239-454-1700; offshoresailing.com
Tarpon Bay Explorers
900 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel
Florida Boater Safety Course
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requires that boaters 21 and younger operating a personal watercraft or powerboat of 10 horsepower or more pass an approved boater education course, offered online. Boaters of all ages are encouraged to obtain the boater education card. Find out more at safeboatingamerica.com/license/Florida_Online_Boating_Course.html.