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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

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Address: 1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
Phone Number:
+1 619-255-4705
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Public and private 3 hour sailing charters aboard the authentic 1992...

Public and private 3 hour sailing charters aboard the authentic 1992 America's Cup racing yacht, Stars & Stripes USA-11. Take the helm, grind the winches, or just hang on as this amazing high performance racer zips around San Diego Bay at twice the speed of the average sailboat. A truly unique and memorable experience. Soft drinks, water, peanuts, & pretzels are provided at no cost. You are welcome to bring your own camera, but a crew member will be taking complimentary photos & videos of all the action on board as well as the sights of San Diego Bay. After the sail, complimentary refreshments are served while viewing the days activities on our flat screen TV. The photos & videos will then be posted on Google Web Albums for free access and use. The total cost of $120 for adults & $60 for children (18 & under) is the best value and most exciting venue on San Diego Bay.

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Gorgeous experience - Stars and Stripes on san Diego Bay

Good introduction to America's cup story. May be some additional comments about mythic people such as Charles Barr : sir Thomas Lipton would be interesting Captain and crew... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good introduction to America's cup story. May be some additional comments about mythic people such as Charles Barr : sir Thomas Lipton would be interesting Captain and crew showed a great deal of professionalism, kindness and customer orientation. Perfect The ship is fascinating. Her ratio Boat speed to wind speed is impressive. Quite a unique experience all our family members... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say, we originally thought of this as a way to spend a few hours on the water in San Diego to pass some time during our week in San Diego. But honestly, it was the best thing we did there. If you are an old salt or never been on a sailboat, this is a really fun... More 

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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this review

Thanks for such a wonderful and thorough review. It's guests like you that give us a great deal of pride in what we do. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I haven't stopped talking about this experience for over 3 days.... it was truly amazing. Incredible boat, friendly and interactive crew, fast sailing, and an overall 5star experience!

Thank Alex K
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

What a thrill to ride on a real American's Cup racing yacht in San Diego bay. The sense of power when the sails fill is amazing. Great experience and great crew. A nice way to spend an afternoon in San Diego if you are a sailing enthusiast.

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Afton, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Stars and Stripes USA11 America's Cup sailing HAS to be the BEST thing anyone can find to do for an afternoon in San Diego. Summer, Winter, Fall or Spring it doesn't matter. The 72 foot boat is pristine and the crew is always helpful. Captained by experienced and licensed personnel who make the whole racing experience come to life and... More 

Thank Walter n
Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Have to admit I was a little nervous about a last-minute invitation to sail on an America's Cup racing yacht since I'm not an overly adventurous type, but later couldn't even believe I'd hesitated for a moment. What a fabulous experience! The afternoon spent on San Diego Bay was wonderful. Watching the experienced crew members was fascinating all by itself,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I would like to start by thanking all the crew and staff of the Stars n Stripes. Special thank you goes out to Capt Glen for letting me hamm at the Helm. I had an amazing time aboard and this was the highlight of my very first trip to CA. I researched other sailing options in San Diego Bay but... More 

Thank Greg R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our afternoon of sailing on the Stars & Stripes. The captain & crew were super friendly and those passengers who wanted helped the crew manage the sails. The captain also permitted several passengers the opportunity to steer the boat. What a remarkable boat it is! smooth as glass and super responsive to steering changes.... More 

Thank Carmen K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Sailing on Stars & Stripes USA-11 is a great way to see San Diego from the water. We have been on many sailing charters before and this was a great experience and a rare opportunity to sail on a world class racing yacht. The experience is interactive in that you have the opportunity to steer the yacht, and assist the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We have sailed several great locations (Key West, St. Augustine, Cozumel) and with our parents on more than one sailboat but THIS is the best sailing of our lives. Nothing we can think of will compare to the ideal boat in the ideal location with a great crew. It is a true sailing experience, not the least bit "touristy" and... More 

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