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Leisure Sailing Lesson

Pensacola Beach, United States

Experience hosted by Linda

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

You will learn the basics of sailing in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment. No tests, no stress. This is a great opportunity to "test the waters" to see if sailing is for you. If you'd like to drive the boat, you can take the wheel! Or, if you like you can simply relax and let me do the work. Sailing is a very family friendly activity and I encourage all family members to get involved. We untie the lines and depart the marina at 10 and head out into Pensacola Bay. On our sail, we will do our best to spot our local wildlife; dolphins, pelicans, other seabirds, and if we're really lucky, a turtle. Pensacola is the home of the US Navy's precision flight team, the Blue Angels, and they are often seen zooming overhead as they practice their maneuvers. Midway through our sail we will drop our anchor, go for a swim, snorkel and have some snacks and drinks. We can also do a little beach combing or simply lounge in the sun. When we return to the dock at 1, you will be equipped with some newfound sailing knowledge and a take home workbook full of useful sailing info and tips.
Other things to note
My guests biggest concerns are: Will I get seasick? and Are there sharks? No to both of those. You will have a safe, comfortable, and memorable sail.
You will learn the basics of sailing in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment. No tests, no stress. This is a great opportunity to "test the waters" to see if sailing is for you. If you'd like to drive the boat, you can take the wheel! Or, if you like you can simply relax and let me do the work. Sailing is a very family friendly activity and I encourage all family members to get involved. We untie the lines and depart the marina at 10 an…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Snorkeling Equipment, Floats, Lifejackets, Take Home workbook with sailing...

Meet your host, Linda

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I grew up in the Pensacola Beach area have over 40 years of sailing experience and know well this beautiful area and all it has to offer. I am a US Coast Guard licensed captain and an American Sailing Association (ASA) instructor. I have sailed up and down the coast of Florida, to and from a number of Caribbean Islands, the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, Norway, and the Mediterranean but I love most my home town waters of Pensacola Bay and the surrounding area. My passion for sailing is infectious, and I can't wait to share this memorable sailing experience with you!
I grew up in the Pensacola Beach area have over 40 years of sailing experience and know well this beautiful area and all it has to offer. I am a US Coast Guard licensed captain and an American Sailing Association (ASA) instructor. I have sailed up and down the coast of Florida, to and from a number of Caribbean Islands, the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, Norway, and the Mediterranean but I love most my home town waters of Pensacola Bay and the surrounding area. My passion for sailing is infect…
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Where you'll be

We will be sailing in Pensacola Bay where the waters are typically calm and smooth. Along with sailing, you'll learn about Pensacola's history and see historic sites such as Ft. Pickens from the water. When we anchor, you'll be able to swim ashore to a deserted beach and wiggle your toes in our sugar white sands.
Danielle
August 2019
Linda will give you a full experience that can easily cause you to acquire a new hobby! She also has multiple class packages, so you can truly move further with your new sailing addiction! The highlight of our trip! Everyone should try it at least once!
Linda will give you a full experience that can easily cause you to acquire a new hobby! She also has multiple class packages, so you can truly move further with your new sailing ad…
Breyton
August 2019
First of all, if you are having trouble deciding if this is for you or not- stop! I promise you will have an amazing time. I was looking for some starting experience sailing and with her assistance, Linda let me sail the whole time! We exchanged stories and talked more in depth about sailing and I really learned a lot. I would set sail with Linda again in a heartbeat! ⛵️
First of all, if you are having trouble deciding if this is for you or not- stop! I promise you will have an amazing time. I was looking for some starting experience sailing and wi…
Mary
August 2019
Linda was so kind and passionate about sailing. She let us have hands on experiences with sailing (she let me drive!) If you have ever wondered if sailing is for you Linda is the person to get your first taste of the wind with.
Autumn
August 2019
Captain Linda was awesome! As two young ladies being introduced to sailing for the first time, it felt very comfortable to have a woman captain aboard to connect with. She made us feel so welcome and we really enjoyed learning about her skills, experiences and future endeavors! She was so kind and helpful and gave us a great relaxed and enjoyable sailing experience!
Captain Linda was awesome! As two young ladies being introduced to sailing for the first time, it felt very comfortable to have a woman captain aboard to connect with. She made us…
Noreen
July 2019
Captain Linda was a kind, patient, and perfect sailing instructor for me! And it's great to have fun when you're learning too! You won't regret signing up for this sailing experience
Cindy
June 2019
What a great addition to our trip. Linda meet us with a huge smile and optimistic attitude and she expertly sailed us out into the the deep blue sea. She educated us on the in and outs of sailing life and wowed us with her vast knowledge of the area. Linda is a true gem in the Pensacola community!
What a great addition to our trip. Linda meet us with a huge smile and optimistic attitude and she expertly sailed us out into the the deep blue sea. She educated us on the in and…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Hat and Sunglasses