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

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Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion

Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion
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Tour snapshot
Get amazing views of San Diego Harbor on an afternoon sailing tour
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    6
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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, soft drinks, and snacks as you cruise.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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 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 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.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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 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 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5003CATALINA
Important information
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
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 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
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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
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
Departure details
  • 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
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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
    See address & details
  • 1
    Harbor and Shelter Islands
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Sail San Diego
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Point Loma
    Coronado Bridge
    Coronado Island
    USS Midway Museum
    Seaport Village
    San Diego Convention Center
  • You'll return to the starting point
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CJS
1 contribution
Sep 2021
Such a great experience! Super accommodating in booking at the last minute, affordable, and flexible in sailing where we asked to see the San Diego downtown skyline and Coronado bridge! Our out of town guests said it was the best part of their entire vacation! Jared made the trip so fun with his easygoing personality & snacks. His skill in single-handedly manuevering, let us sit back, enjoy the sun, relax and know we were safe. He provided some interesting facts along the way that taught us a lot we locals did not even know about San Diego. Definitely will be doing this again!
Written 15 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

April W
Spokane, WA20 contributions
Feb 2022
My husband and I booked this excursion during a recent trip to San Diego and we couldn't have been more impressed. There was one other group of 3 people on board with us so only 5 passengers plus the captain in total. It was an absolutely incredible experience. This was our first time on a sailboat and Captain Frank was very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions we had and also offered some fun facts and information as we sailed along. This was our absolute favorite thing we did on our trip. It felt like a really great value given the fact that there were only 3 other passengers on the boat with us, making it feel almost like a private tour. Highly recommend this excursion!
Written 28 February 2022
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1959MichaelC
GALLOWAY132 contributions
May 2021
We had Captain Greg on our tour and it was a fantastic time. My wife and I were paired with another couple and their adult daughter. The man from the other couple steered the boat most of the trip as he was a sailor and had requested to do so.

It was a great trip as Greg kept it lighthearted and assured us that tipping over was virtually impossible.....at least with the weather we were having. The galley was well stocked with snacks and drinks and there was a very small head to use.....although we could not find paper towels.

The trip left on time and we sailed out until we were getting notices on our phones that we were in Mexico. There was a "beanbag" seat for two in the front and several of us tried it. We also were offered princess chairs in the back to get an elevated view. The day was beautiful and it was a good day for sailing.

Greg allowed me to to steer for approximately half an hour and it was fun to steer and make turns in a 42 foot sailboat for the first time. We arrived back just after 3 hours and were all happy we went.

I would highly recommend this excursion.
Written 22 May 2021
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dewmangolf
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Couples
Happy Captain Greg was the consummate tour guide. His dry wit and knowledge of the area kept us all entertained and interested. After the wind blew my hat off and into the water, Greg did not hesitate to demonstrate his skills in retrieving it, much to the delight of the passengers. SSD is a very well run and laid back tour company with a fine new fleet of boats. I'll be back again next year!
Written 19 April 2021
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Rick R
4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Boat Captain asked what our group of 5 wanted to see. We agreed to head out of harbor a few miles past Point Loma. The captain did a great job explaining the naval subs, the dolphin training and all history in the area. We would not have gotten that on a trip around the harbor. Best 3 hours on on vacation. Thanks sail San Diego
Written 17 September 2021
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Kristel D
San Clemente, CA2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Sailing with Captain Theo on a 40’ Catalina last Sunday was great! We had perfect weather and a totally relaxing sail. Sail San Diego.com does a great job of organizing their passengers. Each of our group of 5 had a great time and the price for the 3 hour sail was very reasonable. We will book again with them
Written 25 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DRBrowne
Sacramento, CA14 contributions
Mar 2022
We went on a morning sail that left the marina at 10:00 and was the most beautiful sail we've ever done. Captain Chris was so knowledgeable and friendly. There were times that we didn't have much wind but he was able to find enough to sail. I would highly recommend this for anyone!
Written 18 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nina D
Chula Vista, CA13 contributions
Aug 2020
What a wonderful sail today! My husband and I are older folks and have been laying low and socially distant, so it was a special treat to be out on the water, unconcerned about the world for those three hours. The boat was new, immaculate and spacious, and the sun and breeze were lovely. "Happy" Capt. Greg, one of the most seasoned boat captains anywhere, never removed his mask (though we were able to take ours off) and provided a great mix of interesting facts about San Diego, boats and water, as well as bringing us close (without being intrusive) to dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds. We love his idea of a monthly "membership" and will stay tuned to learn if it becomes a thing!
Written 19 August 2020
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Laura Rullman
San Diego, CA9 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
What a perfect day sailing on a beautiful 42’ Barvaria. Captain Greg exceeded our expectations; witty, experienced, astute at reading his guests, professional and made us feel special! We can’t wait till sail again soon. Jive Ho!
Written 30 October 2020
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MexTravel
San Diego, CA13 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
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 seeing the bay. Capitan Greg was an amazing host, he kept us entertained.

We haven’t tried any other sailing companies, however, base on our experience they will be hard to beat.

Happy sailing
Written 21 October 2020
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Thank you for sharing your Anniversary with us Roberto. We appreciate the kind review!
Written 25 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Sailing With Clara
Great fun! My second trip with Happy Captain Greg. My granddaughter had a lot of fun. The day on the harbor was b
michellegonzalez0808
michellegonzalez0808
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Relaxing and fun
The overall sail was so relaxing, and what makes it even better is the group you sail with, it was 2 of us, and we
adichirico
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Sunset Sail
Wonderful afternoon on the water. Didn't overcrowd the sailboat and had cold beverages and snacks. Wonderful view l
mkinzler3
mkinzler3
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Th quintessential San Diego sailing experience!
We had a fantastic sailing experience with Captain Tom. It was smooth sailing all the way. We are avid sailors and
Lizzyzdralo
Lizzyzdralo
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AMAZING sunset sail!!!
It was absolutely amazing! From the second we checked in and the whole evening was incredible service! So fun and s
lindall22
lindall22
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Relaxing trip
We set off for a sunset sail. The Captain was great, Great conversation with all, made some new friends. Was a grea
rhinojr66
rhinojr66
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Relaxing sail near downtown!
Had an absolute blast with Theodore sailing playing some great tunes and chilling out. We saw a lone sea lion swimm
mariamE2754GT
mariamE2754GT
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Fun time
Very relaxing and fun. Learned a lot about sailing. Greg was awesome and entertaining. Even provided blankets.
smglazier
smglazier
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Sunset Sail
My wife and I had booked this for our anniversary and had a great time sailing around the harbor. We also invited a
karob918
karob918
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It is very good experience
It was very good and I was very happy for this trip and I would like to go this trip every time when I get a chance
Adam Z
Adam Z
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Amazing Sail in San Diego
We wanted to get out on the bay on a last minute trip to San Diego over Easter weekend. The captain went way above
Timegrownold
Timegrownold
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I've been 3 times now
Every time has been just as excellent. 7/5 totally recommend. Bring some wine, sit in the beanbag, or chat up the c
levine2961
levine2961
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Incredible sailing twice within a 3 day period. Captain Jake and Captain Theo were both awesome! Always a great time!
Incredible sailing twice within a 3 day period. Captain Jake and Captain Theo were both awesome! Always a great t
Reb_kayak
Reb_kayak
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San Diego Sail was Marvelous!
Wow! What a wonderful experience we had. We were celebrating my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and booked a priva
Journey706205
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Day sail with Sail San Diego
We had a great time on our 3 hr. sail in the bay and ocean. Capt Jake was awesome. This is our 2nd sail here. We wi
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