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Central Coast Sailing Charters

#2 of 11 Tours in Avila Beach Features Animals
3950 Avila beach Dr, Port San Luis, Pier 3, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-540-4667
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Central Coast Sailing & Whale Watching

Sailing with Captain Mark was outstanding and everything his website described! Mark is has... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DRGhawk
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Iowa City, Iowa
Whale watching

I highly recommend this charter. Captain Mark is extremely knowledgeable of the area and the marine... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony H
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BOAT TOUR AVILA BEACH, WHALE WATCHING, SAILING TOUR, ECO FRIENDLY, FAMILY FRIENDLY . Semi private small group boat tours, If you are here for a vacation or a local looking for something new to do that the whole family can enjoy, what could be better than sailing together on a beautiful 44 ft yacht. All of our trips are semi private with no more than 6 passengers onboard! Come on out and enjoy the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and the sparkling water all around as you learn to steer a real ocean going yacht through the waves! Wildlife viewing nature interpretive sailing tours are departing daily from the Harford Pier near Avila Beach California. From July through the end of September we have some of the best whale watching available on the California coast. Private tours,whale watching and sailing lessons are all available at reasonable prices
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3950 Avila beach Dr, Port San Luis, Pier 3, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sailing with Captain Mark was outstanding and everything his website described! Mark is has extensive knowledge of sailing and the area around Avila Beach. Everything about the excursion went as described. We were able to spot only one whale from a distance (not an optimal...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this charter. Captain Mark is extremely knowledgeable of the area and the marine wild life, very friendly and engaging. By only having six people on the tour, you get a personal experience, not a corporate type tour.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for a parent weekend at CalPoly and decided this sounded like a fun adventure. It was all that and more! Captain Mark was so full of information and history about the Avila Coast. We saw wonderful wildlife on the journey and...More

Thank Shane W
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We've sailed twice with Captain Mark and we can't wait to go again! Every time we sail, it's different depending on the season and weather. Captain Mark is full of knowledge about the history of Avila and the Central Coast. He also teaches us about...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We signed up to go whale watching with Captain Mark. He called to let us know the waters were choppy and the possibility of seeing whales was very low. He offered to refund our money or just take us sailing. He said it would be...More

Thank Katy Y
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

we went out for our anniversary and had one of the best times we've ever had sailing. Mark is an excellent sailor and very knowledgable of the surrounding environment. we will definitely sail with him again. Jim Cambria Ca

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

This was a great experience from start to finish! The communication, directions, and outline of what to expect was very clear. We had a lovely morning sailing. Captain Mark is very informative and fun to hang out with on this adventure. Since we are learning...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Absolutely one of our top 3 adventures near Pismo for sure. We would go every time if we could, I didn't even want to get off the boat. We would probably go out all day if Capt Mark would let us lol. He is a...More

Thank Jodi B
Mark K, Owner at Central Coast Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you Jodi for the kind words about my sailing adventures. It is people like you that make this experience so much fun. That was an amazing trip, real life whale watching in big offshore conditions is not for the faint of heart and you...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

We had BIG waves and a fun day seeing whales, otters, pelicans and more. Captain Mark is a great guide and knowledgeable about all kinds of nature and water and land and you name it...the conversations were engaging and educational. Everyone has a chance to...More

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Mark K, Owner at Central Coast Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! That was a wild trip and the whales were an amazing treat for this time of year! I know I am very lucky to have so much wildlife and excellent sailing conditions to work with but it is really...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

it was not a great day for whale watching , but being just my girlfriend and i, we had the opportunity for a one on one sailing lesson. Captain Mark was a fantastic teacher. A GREAT day!!More

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Mark K, Owner at Central Coast Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for the kind words about my sailing adventures. It was fun to share the art of sailing with you , there is just something magical about working with the wind and seas to move a boat around the bay. After 46 years of...More

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Karen D
I've been on several whale watching tours in my 71 years, on different types of boats. I've only gotten sick twice sailing out of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. How rough is the sea where you sail, in comparison?
22 March 2017|
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Response from Mark K | Property representative |
Hi Karen, We tend to have calmer sea conditions here than up in Monterrey bay as we are in a more protected area. That said it really depends on the weather the day you decide to go. My suggestion for you would be to come... More
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henleytraveller2016
I think this trip sounds great, however slightly unsure as my six year old is sometimes nervous if it's choppy and the boat bounces around. Can anyone give me an indication of how big the boat is and how well it rides the waves? Thanks
15 July 2016|
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Response from Mark K | Property representative |
Hello Hellen on Thames, We take many young children out every year and I do have a child of my own so I understand your concerns. We offer a special family private tour of a shorter duration (1 hour) if you would like to try... More
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Jan P
What is offered for your included breakfast?
2 September 2015|
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Response from Theresa S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Gee I,m not sure about breakfast. I didn,t write about that. We have a great time and the snacks/ wine / ect were great !
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