KYSC Boat House


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Lessons taught by US Coast Guard 50 Ton–licensed sailing captains

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Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Subject to weather. Valid from 6/1/14 - 10/1/14. Must sign waiver. Minimum of 2 students per class. Maximum of 4 students per class. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $69 for a two-hour introductory sailing lesson ($130 value)
  • $99 for a two-hour introductory pontoon-boat lesson ($196 value)

US Coast Guard–licensed instructors teach students how to maneuver sailboats or pontoons. The lesson includes a boat rental and printed material.

KYSC Boat House

Established: 1980
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2 hours
Brands Used: Crescent and Emotion kayaks; Walker Bay 10 and Compac 16 for sail; Sunchaser 20 pontoon
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Lake Arrowhead - the mountain hideaway
Recommended Age Group: 25+

Q&A with Captain Rob, Owner

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
When I was in Vietnam with the US Army. For relaxation, special services provided sailboats for us to use. When I returned from overseas and started managing Sears stores, it was a great therapy to get out on the water.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Watching the faces of my customers change after a lesson or rental. They are so much more relaxed. It is like a mental massage for them. It is a great stress-buster to get out on the water.

Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
Being part of a class and enjoying in the team-building fun.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
My dad was a naval commander. I was born in the Oakland Naval Yard. I built my first boat when I was 8 years old. My wife and I both hold a 50 ton US Coast Guard Sailing Captains License. We have spent 150 days in a 25-foot sailboat circumnavigating Florida. I love the peace being on the water brings.

Customer Reviews

Absolutely amazing experience. Captain Trevor and Captain Rob really know everything. I am looking forward to taking more lessons. Scenery was beautiful. Very relaxing yet learning adventure. Thank you guys so much
Heather H. · September 11, 2016
I bought this groupon as a birthday gift for my dad. It was a great time! Scheduling and communicating with Captain Rob was easy and convenient. Captain Judy was our instructor and she was great! Everything was very organized, timely, and professional. The whole experience was exciting and informative. We learned a lot and had a great time. We will definitely become repeat customers!
Nancy A. · September 8, 2016
We had such a great time! Learned a lot and our captain was wonderful!
Melissa L. · June 4, 2016
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    2015 Lake Arrowhead Dr

    Waleska, GA 30183


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