Sails let captains harness the power of wind and the above-average lung capacity they've developed while singing sea shanties. Blow across the water with this Groupon.
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$69 for a two-hour sailing lesson for one (a $140 value)
$89 for a two-hour sailing lesson for two (a $195 value)
During a 5- to 10-minute introduction, a certified sailing instructor goes over each part of the boat and teaches classes of up to six students how to handle the lines. Once in the water, the students become the crew. They learn how to use sails, take a turn at the helm, and dock the boat back inside a giant wine bottle.
At 6,200 feet above sea level, Sailing Ventures' certified captains lead small groups into Lake Tahoe's waters, teaching them the skills needed to navigate their own aquatic adventures. The instructors can ferry students from beginner to advanced levels, with lessons catered to everyone from families to seasoned sailors wanting to make practical use of their anchor tattoos. Alternatively, the crew charters yachts into the lake, leaving passengers to enjoy the scenery.
Carved by glaciers, Lake Tahoe's bays and coastline set the perfect backdrop for Sailing Ventures' expeditions. Snow-capped mountains and dense forests paint the horizon as boats float atop waters clearer than the windows at a dermatologist's office.