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 Florida: Fort Myers, Family Vacations - Kids and Teens Learn to Sail Free.Florida Off Shore Sailing Offshore Sailing School's great Florida summer getaway attracts families seeking a learning vacation that is fun, memorable and US SAILING certified. 

Here's the deal. Kids from ages 11 to 17 get free tuition during summer months when accompanied by a paying adult at any Florida location.

"Essentially, this is a two-for-one deal," explains Doris Colgate, CEO and President of Offshore Sailing School, which opened its doors in 1964 and has been teaching adults and children to sail ever since.  "Sailing is an activity that brings families together.  When we see youngsters and teens get excited about sailing, we know we've established a meaningful family connection to a lifetime outdoor activity," said Colgate.  

Cruising courses are also applicable.  Family members who wish to be certified gain US SAILING certification at the Basic Keelboat level during the Learn to Sail course, and at the Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising levels during the cruising courses.  All Offshore instructors are US SAILING certified.  

Three Florida Locations - The Keys, Fort Myers and St. Petersburg.  

The Kids and Teens Learn to Sail Free offer is available at all three Florida destinations that are family-friendly and do not charge for kids under 16 sharing a room with parents.  The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa on Ft. Myers Beach has beautiful suites overlooking the Gulf, each with a sunset lanai and kitchenette.  All the beach toys are available, two beautiful pools border the beach, kids activities are scheduled, and the town has a multitude of fun shops and eateries.  

Hawk's Cay Resort on Duck Key, midway between Key Largo and Key West, has an interactive dolphin program and a lovely beach, several pools, tennis, a kid's center and luxurious spa.  Its comfortable bungalows and villas are perfect for families - with two or three bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and two baths.  

The homey Mansion House B&B in the heart of St. Petersburg serves a full breakfast daily and is just a short ride from white sandy beaches.  Disney World, Busch Gardens and other Florida attractions are close by for a special sailing/entertainment escape.  

Packages which include tuition, accommodations and applicable taxes are available for all three locations.  There is no tuition charge for 11 - 17-year-olds accompanying an adult (one per adult) during this special Kids and Teens Learn to Sail Free offer.  

For more information, Toll-free 1-800-221-4326 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT or go to  

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