Sailing on international waters allows sailors liberties that can't be taken on land, such as gambling on knife fights or naming a dog a swear word. Float above the law with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $102 for a Discover Sailing class for one ($199 value)
- $129 for a Discover Sailing class for two ($250 value)
Each 2.5-hour fundamentals class includes hands-on instruction on a 30-foot sailboat.
Seaduced Watercraft Adventures
If you've ever tried to pitch a tent on the ocean, you know that it's a hassle. Thankfully, Seaduced Watercraft Adventures makes camping at sea far easier—they have a rental boat where up to three people can bunk down for the night, after a day of fishing, swimming, and roasting foods on the grill.
When and how you do these things is typically up to you, as the company prides itself on customizable experiences. The staff will develop a boating plan for clients based on what they'd like to see in the waters around Anna Maria Island. For those interested in wildlife, they might recommend a nature tour. For a romantic outing, they take couples on sunset sails, rather than to exhausting negotiations with oysters for their pearls. And for history buffs, a snorkeling excursion at Egmont Key reveals the remains of forts, some of which still stand at the north end of the island.
If you don't know how to pilot a boat, Seaduced can teach you—they have classes for beginners on both sailing and operating pontoons and powerboats. They can also provide excursions with a guide or captain, whose knowledge of the area makes for memorable stops at coastal restaurants, or even a sandbar where you can tan in your birthday suit.