Boats are equipped with sails to help to propel them through the water and give the crew something to tie-dye during still winds. Show your sailing colors with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for a Three-Hour Intro to Sailing Session ($159 Value)
- $149 for a Three-Hour Intro to Sailing Session for two ($318 Value)
Hands-on group lessons teach basic sailing skills aboard a training vessel on Galveston Bay.
South Coast Sailing Adventures
South Coast Sailing Adventures operates a floating fleet of 18 sailboats with instructors certified by the American Sailing Association and more than 20 captains licensed by the US Coast Guard at the helm. Incorporating their vast cruising, racing, and Bermuda Triangle–averting experience into lessons, several of South Coast's instructors have been the recipients of an ASA Instructor of the Year Award, and the entire training facility was voted one of ASA's Outstanding Sailing Schools in 2006. Courses range from basic keelboat instruction, which offers the chance for beginners to mettle in a Colgate 26-foot sailboat, to catamaran sailing, which teaches advanced students to skipper and crew a 30- to 50-foot multihull sailboat. Beyond lessons, sunset and moonlight cruises chart courses toward romance, basking in the glow of the stars or distant underwater volcanoes. Special-event sails include options as varied as an Irish potluck dinner and scenic day sails around Galveston Bay and the Kemah Boardwalk.