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Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion provided by Sail San Diego

Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Soak up the Southern California sunshine and unbeatable views of San Diego Harbor on an intimate sailing cruise. Mingle with a small group onboard, or invite five friends to join you and fill up the boat for a private cruise. Relax while the expert captain and crew handle the sails, and enjoy complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks as you cruise.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2646 Shelter Island Dr
    2646 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    Cruise departs from the base of Shelter Island on Point Loma. Look for the walkway between San Diego Marine Exchange and Intrepid Boat Works
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    Harbor and Shelter Islands
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 2
    Sail San Diego
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Point Loma
    Coronado Bridge
    Coronado Island
    USS Midway Museum
    Seaport Village
    San Diego Convention Center
  • You'll end at
    2646 Shelter Island Dr
    2646 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    Cruise departs from the base of Shelter Island on Point Loma. Look for the walkway between San Diego Marine Exchange and Intrepid Boat Works
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Get amazing views of San Diego Harbor on an afternoon sailing tour
  • Max of six people for a semi-private tour (or book the boat with five friends)
  • Enjoy amenities such as polar fleece jackets, binoculars, and sunscreen
  • Toast your voyage with beer, wine, and soft drinks, included in tour
What to Expect
Depart from Shelter Island midday and set sail on the Beautiful San Diego Harbor with a max of six passengers for a personalized cruise. Enjoy fantastic views of the city skyline and coastal landmarks while an experienced crew navigates the Catalina-style sailboat through harbor traffic. If you like, set the scene by bringing your own music to play over the boat’s surround-sound system. Throughout the cruise, enjoy included snacks and sip your choice of beer, wine, or soft drinks from the onboard bar. Stay comfortable with amenities such as sunscreen and polar fleece jackets and wind gear for cooler days. Keep an eye out for native California marine life such as seals and pelicans using provided binoculars.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2646 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 3-hour sailing cruise
  • Snacks
  • Complimentary beer, non alcoholic beverages and light snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Sail San Diego
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Each booking is limited to six (6) passengers
  • You MUST call the local operator to confirm your departure time after booking. Departure times vary throughout the year. Guest must contact Sail San Diego after purchase for the exact departure time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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MexTravel wrote a review 21 Oct
San Diego, California13 contributions1 helpful vote
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Very impressed with our first sailing adventure. When arrived, we waited a few minutes to board. Once onboard, we were greeted by Captain Greg and a Happy Anniversary welcome banner. To our surprise, we basically had the sailboat to ourselves. We had a wonderful time site
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Michele P, General Manager at Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for sharing your Anniversary with us Roberto. We appreciate the kind review!
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rross230124 wrote a review 7 Oct
Surprise2 contributions
Great customer service, responsive with questions and concerns, very accommodating! Shout out to Capt Greg!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Suzette P wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very relaxed atmosphere The music and snacks were great. Got to see the Theodore Roosevelt Naval ship heading out to sea which was very cool. Staff were friendly. I would definitely do this sail again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Alison wrote a review Sep 2020
Pittsburgh3 contributions
Beautiful, relaxing afternoon on the 40 foot Catalina sailboat. Experienced, highly competent captain Theo did a great job!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Liz T wrote a review Sep 2020
Denver, Colorado27 contributions1 helpful vote
Very pleasant (and sometimes exciting!) afternoon sail on a somewhat cloudy day. Enjoyed seeing and learning about various Naval ships and air operations, including the dolphin training area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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lifeincolorado2
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Sunset cruise
My sunset cruise was fun and informational. I would recommend to anyone looking for something to do in the area.
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Corina M
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Wonderful sail of the San Diego Bay
Had a wonderful time on the sunset sail. The trip was a lot of fun. Our captain was very knowledgeable and with t
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Pathfinder435606
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Anniversary sail
Great sunset sail ! Boat was clean & comfortable...Captain was-amazing ! We met nice people aboard and shared our c
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Susan L
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Another great sail!
Our September 16 sunset sail was our third time sailing with Sail San Diego! They have always been great to work w
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AmandaaWood
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Relaxing Fun in the Sun Sailing
We had a great time on this excursion. I surprised my husband with it for his 30th birthday and it was such a fun w
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Deana H
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Fun for kids of all ages!
Six adults and five young children enjoyed a mid-day 3 hour sail with Captain Frank. It was a great birthday celebr
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Christopher G
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Great Experience
We chartered a sail boat for my fiance's birthday and had a fantastic day out on the water. Almost felt like there
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laurafantastic21
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Sunset sail
We had a wonderful time on the sunset sail. Captain Frank was informative but also super easy-going. Booking was ea
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PattiK807
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Sunset Sail
Such a great adventure and experience. Take a jacket for sure. Our captain was wonderful. A definite to do again.
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Treeless L
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Enjoyed Sailing in San Diego Bay
We enjoyed sailing in San Diego Bay! We had a stiff breeze which made for good sailing. John was a good sailor.
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allmaddenmom
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Wonderful morning on the water.
What a wonderful group to work with. We had the perfect morning, saw so much wildlife, learned about the military i
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mpas2rino
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So happy!! Will do this again!
This was my first time sailing and it was such a great experience. Everyone was very friendly, the boat was clean a
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bcbg2020
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Relaxing & fun!
My husband and I had a great time relaxing and enjoying some sun during our sailboat outing. It was a great experie
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briancherrick
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Relaxing, fun and safe sail
Captain Theo was awesome and amazing. We had a calm and relaxing sail everyone enjoyed. Theo is a worldy soul and h
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Ccompton3292
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Great way to enjoy San Diego.
My wife and I have enjoyed sailing with Sail San Diego numerous times. Michelle and the captains have always been p
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
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