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Sailing Lessons in St. Petersburg, FL

Sailing School in St. Petersburg at The Hampton Inn & Suites

The Offshore Sailing School on Tampa Bay is right across from the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina where our sailboats are berthed in trendy downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The picturesque city of St. Petersburg sits on Tampa Bay and the Vinoy Basin with breathtaking water views. Calm waters and warm weather make our sailing school in St. Petersburg a great location for sailing lessons and sailing vacations. Getting your bareboat cruising certification at this dynamic Florida location is fun, with quick access to interesting and picturesque anchorages and the Gulf of Mexico. You get to experience Florida Gulf Coast sailing in warm weather on sparkling waters, while earning national sailing certification. Click the course links below to learn more about our sailing lessons in St. Petersburg, FL.

Learn to Sail in Five Glorious Days on Tampa Bay

buy-now-blueSophisticated St. Petersburg has so much to offer, our five-day schedule is a great way to enjoy a well-rounded getaway in sunny Florida. You learn in five half-days with time to explore beautiful St. Petersburg Beach, top-notch museums within walking distance of the Inn, delightful shops and delectable dining. If your goal is to get into cruising, call 888-454-7015 to learn more about our Fast Track to Cruising course now.

About The Hampton Inn & Suites

The AAA-rated Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg is located next to the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in the historic downtown district. Offshore Sailing School clients rave about its world-class hospitality and attention to detail, making this location the perfect getaway for sailing lessons and sailing vacations. The St. Petersburg Hampton Inn & Suites – part of the Hilton Hotel group and a member of the Hilton HHonors™ program – was renovated in 2014, with the latest furnishings and fixtures in all hotel rooms and suites. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. A lovely roof-top swimming pool and decks, fitness room, beautiful meeting rooms and complimentary breakfast are just some of its many amenities. From the Inn you can jog along the waterfront, walk to great shopping, dining, museums and shopping. A small, quiet beach lined with palm trees is within walking distance. Nearby is Tropicana Field, home to the Tampa Bay Rays.3.2C_St.Petersburg_Testimonial_LisaShananan_465X700

Testimonial: “I just completed the three-day Learn to Sail course in St. Petersburg, and we had the best time of our lives. I was a bit nervous, but Cory was an amazing instructor and your book was very easy to understand and follow.”

Lisa Shananan, Clearwater, FL

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Vibrant Art Scene and Sun Coast Beaches

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its “vibrant” arts scene. The city has a distinctly local feel, setting it apart from many Florida Gulf Coast towns. Art, music, culture, cuisine, nightlife are all within walking distance. Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Central Avenue or along the waterfront on Beach Drive and duck into one of the many cafes for dinner or a cocktail. The Museum of Fine Arts, Chihuly Collection, Mahaffey Theatre and Salvador Dali Museum are all within walking distance. A short drive away is St. Petersburg Beach – luring beach lovers to Sun Coast. There’s no better place to go for sailing lessons in Tampa and St. Petersburg! While you’re here, consider extending your sailing vacation to include other local attractions, like Bush Gardens and Disney World.

  • Beautiful rooms and suites renovated in 2014
  • Flat screen TV and DVD player in your room
  • Complimentary deluxe hot breakfasts
  • Complimentary evening Manager’s Reception (Monday-Thursday) featuring beer, wine and appetizers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Second-story terrace and heated swimming pool
  • Guest laundry facility
  • Valet service
  • Fitness room
  • On-site Suite Shop
  • Coffeemaker, refrigerator and microwave in your room
  • Valet parking

While other Florida sailing schools teach up to 6 people on a boat, Offshore Sailing School never teaches more than four per boat and instructor unless you opt for a Kids & Teens Learn Free or Buy the Boat program. Private Couples or Family Courses are also available. Please check the individual courses for more details. Rates vary by season. Please see the “What’s Included” tab for more details. Call 888-454-7015 or email for package rate options and availability.

Completed renovated in 2014, The Hampton Inn & Suites has lovely queen and king-bed rooms in art-deco style. Please call 888-454-7015 or email to get a quote for the course and accommodations you desire during your preferred travel time period. Here is an overview of what’s included when you take an Offshore Sailing School course in St. Petersburg at The Hampton Inn & Suites. Please check the individual course pages for more details.

An overview of what’s included:

  • Your course tuition
  • Accommodations and taxes for shore-based courses
  • Complimentary daily breakfasts
  • Your cabin aboard for Live Aboard Cruising Courses
  • All breakfasts, lunches, snacks and three dinners aboard during live aboard courses (two dinners ashore are on you)
  • Your course textbook(s)
  • Diploma and logbook
  • Course certification when you pass the test
  • Other items specific to each course
  • Exclusive one-year subscription to Cruising World or Sailing World magazine

Book Your Tampa Bay Sailing Adventure Now

Call 888-454-7015 or 239-454-1700


How to Get to St. PetersburgSt. Petersburg, FL Location

The Hampton Inn & Suites is a short drive or taxi ride from Tampa International Airport (TPI) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Super Shuttle offers discounted one-stop direct service for Hampton guests and all the rental car services are available at the airports.

Address Information:

The Hampton Inn and Suites
80 Beach Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701



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