Sailing in Grapevine

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Even though the ocean is six hours away, you can get into a tropical state of mind by boating with Island Bound Adventures. The sailing school's staff teaches students how to sail keelboats, farebeats, and yachts with all the basic techniques recommended by the American Sailing Association. In their coastal navigation classes, meanwhile, they demonstrate a variety of navigational theories for coastal and inland waters, including roping a dolphin and letting it pull you to shore. Their classes take place either on Lake Grapevine or in the islands, while discovery sailing adventures give explorers a taste of the open water.

6601 Crooked Lane
Flower Mound,
TX
US

As waves churn in the mid-Atlantic, Captain Matt Meadows is hard at work. He has to deliver a sail boat to an eagerly awaiting customer at his destination port in Italy. Though the United States Coast Guard Master occasionally delivers boats domestic and abroad, his main passion is teaching. From his home base on Lake Lewisville, Captain Meadows and his team of skippers lead lessons ranging from intro to sailing classes all the way through advanced sailing certifications, during which they teach students essential sailing lingo, such as starboard and Pirates of the Caribbean. They also instruct on specialty concentrations such as celestial navigation and offshore sailing. They lead beginning and advanced racing lessons for students interested in performance sailing, and they also rent out their schooners for all sorts of occasions.

121 Marina Lake Lewisville
Lewisville,
TX
US

As waves churn in the mid-Atlantic, Captain Matt Meadows is hard at work. He has to deliver a sail boat to an eagerly awaiting customer at his destination port in Italy. Though the United States Coast Guard Master occasionally delivers boats domestic and abroad, his main passion is teaching. From his home base on Lake Lewisville, Captain Meadows and his team of skippers lead lessons ranging from intro to sailing classes all the way through advanced sailing certifications, during which they teach students essential sailing lingo, such as starboard and Pirates of the Caribbean. They also instruct on specialty concentrations such as celestial navigation and offshore sailing. They lead beginning and advanced racing lessons for students interested in performance sailing, and they also rent out their schooners for all sorts of occasions.

1481 East Hill Park Road
Lewisville,
TX
US

With 10" sub-woofers and spacious floors, Joe and Toni Watson?s fleet of catamarans were designed with revelry in mind. Licensed party-boat operators often chart routes to Party Cove, though they?ll happily stop anywhere on Lake Lewisville and crank up their vessel?s iPod-outfitted stereos. When parties rage beyond sunset, the boats? lights flicker on, casting a cool glow on the open deck and any stowaway flying fish.

1 Eagle Point Rd
Lewisville,
TX
US

With more than 40 years of combined experience, Captain Matt Meadows and Captain Michael Wilson of Texas Powerboating provide on-the-water instruction that maximizes learning with practical, hands-on experience. An accredited U.S. Powerboating school, a swathe of courses encompass basic cruising as well as pointers on the "yachting lifestyle" that cover everything from the basics of steering to the nuanced ways of wearing a captain's hat. The fleet is also available for private events and charters.

1481 E Hill Park Rd.
Lewisville,
TX
US

Bring your Italian-fairytale fantasies to life without enduring the cost and chaos of the international flight or another encounter with the Man on the Scooter. You'll set out from either Gondola Adventures’ floating headquarters or the nearby Omni Mandalay Hotel. A master gondolerino will either sing or play romantic music as he pokes and paddles through quiet canal inlets on to the foamy heads of waterfalls or across the glassy, mirrored-sky expanse of the lake. You'll be plied with chocolates and non-alcoholic sparkling wine. Thanks to Irving's 1888 anti-hoedown law, if you want alcoholic wine you'll have to purchase it from the Omni Mandalay Hotel and have them cork it and bring it down to the boat.

357 West Fork
Irving,
TX
US