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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
+1 619-255-4705
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An amazing experience...One of the best things to do in San Diego

We sail out from port with the Crew (all of them very gentle and warm) and we sail throw the bay... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Santiago, Chile
Fantastic expeience

This was the best trip I have ever done anywhere, without a doubt, simple as that. It doesn't come... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris C
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Public and private 3 hour sails aboard Stars & Stripes USA-11, the authentic 1992 America's Cup racing yacht sailed by Dennis Conner. 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 (no additional taxes or fees) of $125 for adults & $75 for children (5-18) is the best value and most exciting venue on San Diego Bay.
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1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
+1 619-255-4705

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Reviewed yesterday

We sail out from port with the Crew (all of them very gentle and warm) and we sail throw the bay with this amazing sailboat that is part of the sailing history... They let us to take stearing and do a lot of things. After...More

Thank MartinScaine
Reviewed yesterday

This was the best trip I have ever done anywhere, without a doubt, simple as that. It doesn't come any better than getting to spend 3 hours and helm and help sail an Ameica's Cup yacht if you are into sailing.The whole crew are really...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed yesterday

Highly competent and friendly crew. Beautiful sailboat and a fabulous sail. Cannot recommend more highly for family outings, a fun date, a solo adventure, or a corporate event.

Thank csdphillips
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great San Diego experience. The Stars & Stripes is the original sail boat that was raced in America's Cup by Dennis Connors. The captain tells you the history and you get to actually try your skill at the helm and help hoist...More

Thank JimFitz2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an awesome time sailing on Stars & Stripes. As an avid sailor it was everything I was hoping for. Totally hands on working the grinders, trimming the sails and driving the boat. The captain and crew were great, always taking time to teach us...More

Thank gladkowskimike
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the very comprehensive review and we hope to see you sailing with us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my brothers, niece and her boyfriend on the Stars and Stripes just before Christmas. Everyone thought it was just the best adventure. The history discussion of the America's Cup before the sail was very interesting. The sail was well organized and fun; everyone...More

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time on this sailboat. The crew and weather was amazing. It was fun to steer and “grind” to control the sails. Free snacks and drinks. A must do if you visit San Diego.

Thank Tigger3370
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I told my husband we could sail on Stars and Stripes he was so excited! It was my first time on any kind of sail boat and we both loved this trip. We had a beautiful afternoon for it, and there was a really...More

1  Thank Djc005
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

You can sit back or participate. Everyone had a turn or two driving the boat. We had 8 to 12 knots of wind and up to 13 knots boat speed. Fun! The boat is huge and very dry. It is close to original so it...More

Thank Ted L
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The sail was a birthday gift from my son who accompanied me on the outing. I found the captain and crew to be first rate and extremely friendly and knowledgeable, which contributed to making my sailing experience truly outstanding! The weather was perfect and the...More

Thank cdwineland
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Questions & Answers
3 August 2017|
Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
$125 for adults and $75 for 18 & under.
Katie T
3 August 2017|
Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
We have the required US Coast Guard off-shore life jacket Type 1 PFD for persons weighing more than 90 pounds. It would probably not fit anyone over about a 250 pounds.
15 February 2017|
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Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
As an authentic America's Cup racing yacht, there are no bathrooms, beds, galleys or other conveniences on board. Just a marine head for emergencies.