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Ft. Myers Beach Florida Sailing School at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

A Variety of Sailing Lessons, Sailboat Racing Clinics, and Sailboat Cruising Courses in Fort Myers, Florida

Offshore Sailing School on Fort Myers Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida is a great getaway for a comprehensive three-day learn to sail course, exciting Performance Sailboat Racing Clinics, and week-long learn-to-cruise experiences on fast and fun 26′-44′ sailboats. The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is a great place to start your sailing lifestyle, with great shore accommodations overlooking 1500 feet of sugar-white sand along the Gulf of Mexico.

Newly-Renovated Resort, Pool & Restaurants

IN 2023, the resort went through major renovations to expand the beachfront pool area, add new landscaping and outdoor event space where Offshore Sailing School can host parties for special programs. The resort has also replaced and updated fixtures, furniture and appliances in all guest rooms. On the beach there’s a new Bob’s Beach Bar serving lite bites and beverages in the setting sun. All the swimming pools overlook the beach with free beach chairs and umbrellas around the pools and on the beach.

Much to do in and Around the Resort

Ranger Rob conducts free naturalist programs about the local eco-friendly area and flora and fauna of Fort Myers Beach.  When you are not in a learn-to-sail session or other sailing school course, you can embark on an exciting journey of discovery as you take in interesting facts and enjoy interactive games and activities. You can also sign up for Dolphin Adventures, Fishing Trips, kayaking excursions and pick up a free paddleboard on the beach.

Four Fun Eateries at the Resort and Many More a Short Walk or Ride Away

Enjoy free breakfast (two per room per day) at Jack’s Restaurant overlooking the Gulf. For an open air fun experience, grab a snack and island drink at Bongos Bar & Grill adjacent to the Octopool. Rae’s Real Italian serves up island specialties and special menus in the evenings. And Bob’s Beach Bar is the perfect spot to wiggle your toes in the sand with a refreshing drink and watch for the green flash as the sun dips below the horizon.

A Super Getaway for Families, Couples, and Singles

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is the perfect setting for a Florida sailing vacation. More after-sail activities in town include Gulf Coast seafood restaurants, fun outdoor bistros, live music, funky shops, fashionable boutiques, and breathtaking sunsets.

Book Offshore Sailing School Florida Sailing Lessons at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

Ft. Myers Beach sailing lessons include sailing for beginners and intermediate sailors, advanced sailing courses, cruising and bareboat charter courses, even Performance Racing Clinics for competitive sailors. Want a quick weekend getaway and learn new lifelong skills? Get-away on a five-day learning vacation and take the Learn to Sail course in three full days, then relax, explore and enjoy all the other activities available in and around the resort and Ft. Myers. For the ultimate learning experience, take the Fast Track® to Cruising course and enjoy sailing vacations wherever the wind blows for life!

“I attended the Learn to Sail course at the Pink Shell Beach 0.0Homepage_Testimonial_19_JeffBreymaierResort with my wife and three of our children. We all loved every minute.”

Jeff Breymaier – Maumee, OH

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About The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

The four-star, family-friendly Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is on the tip of Estero Island on Fort Myers Beach, just 30 minutes from Southwest International Airport (RSW). Your sailing resort vacation includes complimentary daily breakfast and use of paddleboards, beach chairs and umbrellas. Accommodations are in suites, one and two bedroom villas – all with kitchens and private lanais.

Must See Ft. Myers Attractions and Entertainment

The famed Edison-Ford Winter Estates are a 20 minute drive from the resort. A little further past the Estates is trendy downtown Ft. Myers right on the Caloosahatchee River where you can see award-winning plays at the Florida Repertory Theatre, dine at many great restaurants and stroll along the river. Want to see a Broadway show? Two other great theaters – the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater and Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall – are also only 20 minutes from the resort.

For more water activities, enjoy a plethora of beach toys, fish off the docks, rent a small boat, head out on the Shore Explorer Program, and at days end, relax with a cocktail as the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico.

What Are You Waiting For? Saling Fort Myers Beach is Just a Click Away!

  • Beach and Gulf-view suites and villas with big lanais overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
  • Full kitchens or kitchenettes in each accommodation
  • Vast sugar white beaches with free use of beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Unlimited use of the fitness room
  • Daily breakfast included for two guests per standard room or suite; nominal per person charge for additional guest breakfasts billed upon check-out
  • WiFi in rooms and throughout the property
  • No charge for local and domestic long distance phone calls
  • Poolside bar and grill and beach bar
  • Multiple swimming pools, pool games and activities
  • Complimentary kayak and paddleboard use
  • Trolley stop at resort for shops and restaurants in town
  • Full service marina
  • Free valet parking
  • Bottled water and a signature Pink Shell Beach tote to take home (one per reservations)

While other 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 Family Learn to Sail vacation package or Buy the Boat program. Private Couples or Family Courses are also available. Rates vary by season. Please see the “What’s Included” tab for more information. Call 888-4540-7015 or email for rates and course availability.

The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina has a variety of accommodations, including one and 2-bedroom suites. All units offer a screened lanai that overlooks the beach with incredible sunsets. If you’d like more information, call 888-454-7015 or 239-454-1700, or email  Here is an overview of what’s included when you take an Offshore Sailing School course at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach. Please view the individual courses for more details.

An overview of what’s included:

  • Your course tuition
  • Accommodations and tax on accommodations
  • Per room per night resort fee and taxes
  • Complimentary, daily breakfast for resort guests
  • Your course textbook(s)
  • Diploma and logbook
  • US Sailing Course certification when you pass the test
  • Other items specific to each course
  • Free one-year US Sailing membership with benefits


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

How to Get to Fort Myers BeachFt. Myers, FL Location

The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is just 16 miles from Southwest International Airport (RSW) and 2-3 hours from Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami Airports. You can rent a car at the airport or take a taxi for the half-hour drive.

Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina Address Information:

Pink Shell Resort and Marina
275 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL  33931