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Take home more than souvenirs. Take home a lifestyle skill. Offering sailing lessons by America’s #1 Sailing School®, Offshore Sailing School is right on site at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina. Their patient and professional instructors make learning, improving or mastering the art of sailing a breeze. With Colgate 26 sport boats, big cruising catamarans and monohull yachts, our Fort Myers Beach resort will have you cruising the sea in style. Go from beginner to ready to cruise in seven exciting days, or test the waters with a quick two-hour lesson or two and five-day Learn to Sail certification courses.

Bring your family and friends, come solo or consider a team building or group activity. Discover a variety of sailing opportunities and certification courses for all skill sets and time frames:

  • Learn to Sail
  • Fast Track to Cruising®
  • Bareboat Charter Cruising
  • Live Aboard Cruising
  • Family ‘Tweens & Teens Learn Free
  • Private Family and Couples Courses
  • Corporate Sail-Race Challenge®
  • Team-building and Group Regattas
  • Sail and Stay Getaways

Looking for a true Florida sailing vacation? In addition to individual courses, Offshore Sailing School has partnered with Pink Shell to offer multi-day Fort Myers Beach vacation packages designed to maximize learning and time on the water. Perfect for vacationing couples, families or even bachelor parties, these special deals are the perfect way to spend time together learning a new skill at an incredible value in villas in Fort Myers.

Learn more by checking out Offshore Sailing School, or give them a call at 800-221-4326.

Pink Shell marina in Fort Myers Beach offering boat rentals
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Already an experienced sailor? Skip the lessons and get on the water with sailboat rentals from our convenient on-site Fort Myers boat rental location. Soak in the tropical breeze as you relax and recharge on the Gulf, enjoying a new view of the Florida coast and a chance to spot dolphins, manatees, and other aquatic animals up close.

After receiving your Coast Guard-approved life vests, you’re ready to unfurl the jib, push the boat into the water, and start your Fort Myers sailing adventure! Choose from popular Hobie 14′ or Hobie 16′ sailboats available for rent on an hourly basis. Multiple hours can be purchased at a discounted price. For your safety, sailing experience is required.

Reservations are recommended. To learn more or to book your rental, call 239-765-4386 .

Family relaxes on a boat rental in Fort Myers Beach
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Explore the Gulf and Estero Island’s back bay with a leisurely, self-guided tour on a pontoon boat. With 22- and 24-foot options, as well as 18-foot center consoles, Pink Shell is home to some of the best pontoon boat rentals Fort Myers Beach has to offer. Perfect for a day of sightseeing and memory-making, you can even rent fishing poles to try your luck with Fort Myers’ year round good fishing conditions.

Rentals are available on an hourly basis, in addition to half-day and full-day rentals for experienced boaters. A safe boating license is required, which can be purchased online or at the dockmaster building. All drivers must be 22 years of age or older.

Reservations are recommended. Call 239-463-8661 for bookings and additional information.


The staff is always the best & they try hard to make your vacation hassle free. The pink shell has a naturalist on staff. His name is Ranger Rob, & he is the BEST! We took a kayak tour with him & also went on his nature hike. It was a great way to break up the day a bit & see some of the local wildlife. We were lucky enough to spot a Sea Turtle, Nurse Shark, Dolphin, & Manatee on the kayak tour. We will be back for sure.

Casey H

This place is excellent! The spa is top notch, service is prompt, and there is free valet for customers. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We came here on our honeymoon and it was AMAZING.

Sophia G Ciaravino

As a member of the Pink Shell resort, I visit often. I have splurged on spa treatments a few times but wish I had met Tamera sooner. She did an extraordinary deep tissue massage. I have back problems and knee issues and she listened to my concerns and targeted areas I asked for. She got to muscles I didn’t even realize were tight. I made a return appointment before even leaving the spa.


This was our second visit to the resort. This place is family friendly and gorgeous. The room we stayed in was a captiva suite. We had a full kitchen and a living room. Bathroom was huge. Balcony was humongous. We also had an enclosed terrace. Fish tacos from the pool side bar were delicious. There is a kiddie pool area and three pools to choose from. We went in September and the crowds were manageable. Sand is super soft. We rented jet skis in property. Overall fabulous experience.

Nicole B

The Pink Shell Beach Resort was perfect for our "senior" spring break trip. We had 4 families traveling together. From room accommodations to the beach, everything was top notch. The location is prime on the northern tip of Ft. Myers beach. You're not in the crazy busy part. And highly recommend renting a Chickee Hut on the beach, especially if you have a group. It made our trip perfect. They only have 3 so book it in advance.

Kris Axelson