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Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion
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Overview

Enjoy a sailing adventure on a Catalina-style sailboat with just six people for a comfortable, semi-private experience (or, find five friends and fill up the whole boat). Sail in San Diego Harbor during the day. Sit back and relax to enjoy the water views while enjoying complimentary beer, soft drinks and snacks.
  • San Diego sailing excursion
  • Complimentary beer, soft drinks and snacks on board
  • Small-group tour is limited to just six people, ensuring an intimate experience
  • Bring your own music to play on the surround-sound speakers
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3-hour sailing cruise
Snacks
Complimentary beer, non alcoholic beverages and light snacks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
2720 Shelter Island Dr , 2720 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

PLASE NOTE: A physical boarding pass will be required to board your assigned sailboat. Your boarding pass will be provided at our Sail San Diego office. You can find us on the corner of the first floor underneath Fiddlers Green and next to Paragon Deli.

This activity will end right where it started.
Whether you’re on vacation, celebrating a special occasion or just looking to take advantage of a beautiful Southern California day, this small-group sailing trip in San Diego is a great way to spend time on the water with your loved one or a group of friends. The comfortable boat is limited to six passengers, so if you'd like to make it a private adventure, book all six spaces and bring along five buddies!

Set sail on a daytime adventure in San Diego Harbor to soak in the warm sun on the Pacific with the glistening city lights behind you. Both trips are three hours long. No matter which sail you choose, you'll enjoy complimentary beer, soft drinks and snacks. Provided polar-fleece jackets, hats and wind gear are on hand if you get chilly. There are also complimentary sunglasses, sunscreen for your use, too, and provided binoculars allow you to admire the coastline or look for wildlife! Bring your own music to plug into the boat's surround-sound system to further personalize your trip.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Harbor and Shelter Islands
Whether you’re on vacation, celebrating a special occasion or just looking to take advantage of a beautiful Southern California day, this small-group sailing trip in San Diego is a great way to spend time on the water with your loved one or a group of friends. Set sail on a 3 hour daytime adventure in San Diego Harbor. No matter which sail you choose, your captain will ensure that you have the best possible time on the water. As you admire the views, enjoy the complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks. If you get chilly, grab one of the provided polar-fleece jackets, blankets, hats or wind-gear. If the sun is too bright, slather on the complimentary sunscreen or don a pair of provided sunglasses. And use the provided binoculars to admire the coastline or look for wildlife! You can even bring your own music to plug into the boat’s surround-sound system. Please note: The boat is limited to six (12) passengers. To make it a private adventure, book at least six spaces and bring along five friends!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sail San Diego
Whether you’re on vacation, celebrating a special occasion or just looking to take advantage of a beautiful Southern California day, this small-group sailing trip in San Diego is a great way to spend time on the water with your loved one or a group of friends. Set sail on a 3 hour daytime adventure in San Diego Harbor. No matter which sail you choose, your captain will ensure that you have the best possible time on the water. As you admire the views, enjoy the complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks. If you get chilly, grab one of the provided polar-fleece jackets, blankets, hats or wind-gear. If the sun is too bright, slather on the complimentary sunscreen or don a pair of provided sunglasses. And use the provided binoculars to admire the coastline or look for wildlife! You can even bring your own music to plug into the boat’s surround-sound system. Please note: The boat is limited to six (12) passengers. To make it a private adventure, book at least six spaces and bring along five friends!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Point Loma
Sail San Diego's private marina is in the Shelter Island area of Point Loma. We also will pass by the actual Point Loma lighthouses during your sailing trip.
Pass By:  
Coronado Bridge
You'll get to see the Coronado Bridge on the water, aboard a 40-foot luxury sailing yacht.
Pass By:  
Coronado Island
We go directly next to Coronado "North" Island.
Pass By:  
USS Midway Museum
Some of our day trips sail next to the USS Midway. Book a private sail (6 or more guests) in order to have total control over the cruise route (let your captain know).
Pass By:  
Seaport Village
Some of our sailing day trips pass by Seaport Village. Ask your captain.
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San Diego Convention Center
Some of our sails go by the San Diego Convention Center. Ask your captain.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sail San Diego
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion.

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  • "I would highly recommend this sailing excursion to anyone visiting or even locals." See review

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star-5
Great Trip
Susan_K
, Jul 2022
Great trip with Happy Captain Greg. Educational and fun. Even allowed us to participate in the drive. A great afternoon!!!
star-5
A fun time
Karin_O
, Jul 2022
We had a fabulous time! Our captain, Jake, was awesome! It was a great day! He let my husband steer and help with the ropes!! It was a great birthday present for him!!
star-5
Afternoon sailing was delightful
John_D
, Jul 2022
Highly recommend this sailing company. Our sailing vessel was immaculate , comfortable and Capt. Frank was friendly and informative . Office team was welcoming and provided great service . I didn’t know in advance, but could have brought my own wine as I am not a beer drinker . Great time ! Beautiful scenery .
star-5
Day of sailing
Stephanie_M
, Jul 2022
Captain Greg wad amazing!! He pointed out interesting facts and let us take turns at the wheel! I would come back any time.
star-5
Captain Greg is terrific
Bruce_F
, Jul 2022
Captain Greg was terrific He handled the yacht expertly. We had a sailboat for 20 years and know what is required. He was very hospitable and patient. The boat and weather were excellent
star-5
Great Sail
Beth_B
, Jun 2022
A great way to start our San Diego vacation! Captain John was fabulous! The sea was calm. The sun was warm. The sail was sooo relaxing and fun!
star-5
Small group sail excursion
Denise_J
, Jun 2022
A beautiful, relaxing, intimate experience! I would definitely do it again. Rhys was an AWESOME captain!
star-5
Kid-friendly exerience
Martha_D
, May 2022
Loved the experience of only five on the boat with captain Tom. He genuinely loves what he is doing and made the most of the wind, the beautiful day, and kept it safe and special for the two kids in our party!
star-5
Sailing fun
StephenVajda
, Apr 2022
Captain Tom thoroughly reviewed safety precautions then delivered alively sail experience. I also enjoyed sailing the boat
star-5
Best ever well worth it....
SEANAE_F
, Apr 2022
Best ever well worth it. Great people and they really make sure you have a good time. Very nice friendly.
star-5
Great Experience - Really good captain
Mark_B
, Jan 2022
The experience was fantastic. The captain was very knowledgeable, friendley, approachable and skilled. There was added benefit of seeing Whales in the ocean. We were able to help out with the sailing of the boat.
star-5
Extraordinary sailing experience!
Anne_K
, Jan 2022
Stellar experience! John was funny, engaging and knowledgeable. This was a superb way to spend 3 hours seeing San Diego from the water. Highly recommend!
star-5
Time in the bay
Joshua_B
, Dec 2021
My daughter and I enjoyed the experience. It was relaxing and a good time away from our busy life style.
star-5
Great time on the bay.
Virginia_J
, Nov 2021
Very peaceful trip. Lots to see. We were lucky to see several military aircraft buzzing around the entire trip.
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Reilly_H
, Nov 2021
I bought this trip as a birthday gift and it was a wonderful experience. Our guide was amazing, he was very educated and taught us so much during the sailing trip. We cruised around the harbor then went out to the ocean to sail. We had perfect weather. They provided beverages and snacks and also allowed you to bring your own food and drinks. I would highly recommend this trip!
star-5
A great fall sailing outing
Bruce_M
, Nov 2021
We had a beautiful afternoon with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable captain. The staff was informative and had great recommendations for eateries afterward.
star-5
Thank you Captain Greg!!!
david_l
, Sep 2021
Greg was an amazing captain. He ensured our safety throughout the sail, and he made sure we were comfortable and were having fun. We also appreciated his sailing lessons and sense of humor ;-).
star-5
Fun time
Brittania_P
, Sep 2021
We had so much fun! The captain of the boat really helped my partner out when she got sea sick, so that we could both enjoy our time. Very knowledgeable tour, and learned a lot about sailing in general.
star-5
Captain Theo for the win!
Robert_M
, Sep 2021
We had never sailed before and it was amazing. Captain Theo was a blast to have as a captain, very funny and clearly very experienced, he made it really memorable for Christina and me. Thank you, we will be back!
star-5
Great birthday!
Amy_K
, Aug 2021
Bogart was very friendly and a great captain! We got the boat to ourselves which was a really nice surprise. Beautiful views and great service. Thank you!

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