Commuting via sailboat has a number of advantages: there are no traffic jams, there are no hitchhikers with hooks for teeth, and if you hit a deer it's definitely the deer's fault. Hit the wide-open sea with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a two-hour group sailing lesson (a $150 value) from the Offshore Sailing School. Lessons are available at the Pink Shell beach Resort & Spa in Fort Myers Beach. Up to two Groupons may be purchased per person, so you can buy one for a friend or someone you'd like to turn into a friend.
Offshore Sailing exposes participants to founders Steve and Doris Colgate’s years of water-navigating, knot-tying experience. The couple actively participates in several national boards and committees and competes in numerous races. This year marks the school’s 47th year in business. Budding sailors will participate in a two-hour lesson with up to three other students, ensuring individual attention and personal dolphin-speak translations from knowledgeable instructors on a sleek, award-winning Colgate 26 sailboat. The lesson will provide novice seafarers with the basic skills to sail with confidence, just like it has for more than 115,000 other graduates.