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Sailing
School

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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Sailboat
Rentals

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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Pontoon
Rentals

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.

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We stayed at Pink Shell and had an incredible time! The resort was loaded full with activities and amenities. You have the option of paddle boarding and kayaking the ocean for free. I was shocked to find out that the resort staff actually cleans and replaces linens every day unlike many resorts! Breakfast is included and it is DELICIOUS. The omelets are amazing. One thing you don’t want to miss is hanging out with Ranger Rob. He is the coolest guy! He took us on a 2 hour kayak tour and we saw several manatees and dolphins up close! The manatees swam right under our kayak! He also has games poolside and activities on the beach. You can ask him ANYTHING about nature and wildlife and he will know the answer! 10/10 recommend staying at pink shell!

Haley H.

We had a wonderful first family vacation with our almost two year old daughter! She had a great time and loved the pool and activities! Ranger Rob was wonderful and very knowledgeable! He was full of interesting information and very personable to talk to!

Kayla2772

Overall, friendly staff and good amenities. We got there at 11 even though check in's at 4, and they were able to get a room early. All staff were super friendly and welcoming. There were multiple pools and enough chairs out by the beach for everyone. Rooms were very clean and came with a huge TV, a nice little balcony, a kitchen with all the utensils and cooking supplies you might need. Complimentary breakfast was also tasty and fully equipped. Can definitely see myself coming back if I need a weekend getaway in the future!

Julia S.

Great place for a family getaway. Pools were clean and very good for kids, beach was well maintained and had plenty of room. Free kayaks and paddleboard rentals included. Breakfast was also included and was buffet style which we took advantage of every day. 15 min drive to Sanibel was also a plus for us.

David G.

This was my 5th time at the Pink Shell so you might say I absolutely love it! Staff is amazing, food is great and there are always activities for kids and us kids at heart. I also highly recommend the kayak tour with Ranger Rob! He’s extremely knowledgeable about wildlife and we had a blast! It was our first time kayaking and he was super helpful and patient with us. We were lucky enough to see dolphins extremely close to our kayak. What an amazing experience I will never forget!

Jessicae122089

The Pink Shell is a great place for a family vacation. They are on a beautiful spot on the beach, a short walk from Bowditch Point Park and close to Times Square,, with everything you need for a great trip. We stayed in one of the one bedroom villas and it was fantastic to have a full kitchen and laundry machine right in our room. The staff were friendly and helpful too. We'd totally go back.

Jeff G.