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Learn How to Sail a Yacht in Tampa Bay

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Learn How to Sail a Yacht in Tampa Bay

19 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
boat ride

Learn How to Sail a Yacht in Tampa Bay

boat ride

Learn How to Sail a Yacht in Tampa Bay

19 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll cruise out and see the local sights (dolphins & sea turtles) heading out towards Gulf of Mexico the perfect day adventure, outdoors, not to physical of a learning experience. An introduction coastal cruising of the St Petersburg - Tampa Bay waters get as involved as you want, have fun, be safe and enjoy a day cruising-sailing. Your choice of morning or afternoon sail, morning 9AM to Noon, afternoon sail 1-4PM Starting we'll walk around have a safety briefing, move on to parts of sailboat and basic sailing . Introduction to learn coastal cruising - Get as much hands on experience as you want. You'll be coached on coastal cruising, learn by performing experience: hoisting sails, tending lines and sheets - sailing drills, learning to tack into the wind - jib with the wind, no prior experience required,. When we're under way, you'll be performing setting and trimming both the main & jib sails, practicing tacking and jibing drills - switching working positions and learn basic's at different crew stations - tending lines, working the winches, setting sails including helm - steering the boat. Or just sit back and enjoy the experience. On the "Plan B" enjoy FL sun, great salt water views and memories and an introduction to what yacht cruising it is really like. Snacks (chips) and beverages included Soda & bottled water.

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Learn more about Scott

Scott

My passion of sailing started when I was 10 years old, since the first time on a sail boat, I was hooked today I enjoy introducing the sailing experience to the young and old sailors. Former Commander USCG AUX 9-10 Ft. Myers-Cape Coral FL, current 100-ton Master Captain with sailing endorsement, over 5 years sailing instructor experience with both US Sailing, American Sailing Association certified for Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising, Bare Boat, Navigation, Catamaran sailing courses. I've taught sailing classes in BVI, USVI, FL Keys, Sanibel-Captiva FL, Ft Myers Beach and St Petersburg Florida. For your experience I will try to accommodate you so you get the most out your sailing St Petersburg/Tampa Bay area experience.

What's included

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Refreshments bottle water and sodas: Feel free to share your preference and I will do my best to accommodate! We have…

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Where you'll be

We meet in the Snead Island Boat Works Marina, in Palmentto FL on the sailing vessel "Plan B" a 45'DS Jeanneau Sailboat. On board you'll enjoy a sail briefing on the Tampa Bay waters. We head out, set sail to go where to wind takes us, such as Skyway Bridge, Fort Desota Park, and other coastal areas Tampa Bay areas. Views one can't be seen from land, white sand beaches most likely dolphins and sea turtles.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. May be able to climb aboard from dingy on to rear 3 steps on to yacht, balance and little effort required.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Sun block lotion, bathing towels, back packs. Dress for the days weather, bring a wind breaker or rain coat as we sail in the rain but not in lighting.

More tips

The Plan B is in a secured gated marina dock, call my cell 239-671-5929 when arrive at marina there is plenty of parking near the boat. Must be able to climb steps and have balance. Best if suitable for 2 or more people

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Learn How to Sail a Yacht in Tampa Bay
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19 reviews
From Previous price:$149 $120/person