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San Diego Sailing Tours

Private Tours

Looking for something different? Book an unforgettable experience on a private yacht. Enjoy a guided tour, or take the helm yourself. Private sailing tours are the perfect spot to pop the question, mark an anniversary, or just have the perfect date with the sun, wind, and sea as your companions.

Bachelorette parties

Planning a memorable bachelorette party everyone can enjoy? Charter a private yacht for an all-inclusive bachelorette party to remember. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind photo backdrop alongiside your closest friends, with drinks and snacks included.

Group Charters

Sail with a large group on a 60′ luxury catamaran!  You and up to 47 other guests can enjoy unmatched luxury on the seas. Additional options for catering, live music, and photography packages make this the perfect venue for your dream wedding. Set sail with friends and family for an unforgettable event.

whale watching

Enjoy an experience like none other! Our whale watching tours offer breathtaking views unavailable from the shoreline. Enjoy comfortable deck space and ample room for capturing the right photo. Whale-watching season in San Diego typically ranges between December and April. 

excursions for everyone

Hop aboard a sailing tour of San Diego Bay, book a private event aboard a vintage yacht, or reserve a group charter.

Signature Sailing Tour

Include the standard 2-Hour special, others?

whale-watching Tours

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Corporate Team-Building

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Private tours & getaways

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group charters

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Create your adventure

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Vintage Yachts

Our fleet is a collection of vintage sailing yachts, each meticulously restored by hand. At San Diego Sailing Tours, we deliver the sailing experience as it was meant to be: powered by nature on a vessel adorned with brass accent work and finished wood surfaces. Come aboard and see for yourself! Relive the days when shipbuilding was more than a trade, it was an art.

Experienced Crew

Our captains and crew are trained and certified to keep you and your guests safe. They also love to entertain! Enjoy a relaxing cruise from the bow of the yacht, watch the sun set into the sea with a glass of wine, or even take the helm yourself. Our captains are happy to show you the ropes so you can try your hand and steering a classic sailing yacht through San Diego Bay.

Inclusive Packages

Sailing tours can be customized to create the experience you want. Private tours for 2-6 people, group tours for up to 12, and themed charters are available. Large groups of up to 48 can reserve a luxury catamaran. Charters include complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks. Photo and video packages are available to help capture a special moment, preserve a memory, and help you share your unique sailing experience.

A different kind of adventure

Step aboard one of our classic sailing yachts and feel the outside world melt away. Close your eyes. Feel the sun on your face. Breathe in the fresh sea air. Listen to the wind fill the sails and feel the waves slap against the hull.

A sailing tour offers a unique and special experience you won’t find anywhere on land. See San Diego from a new perspective.

Planning a bachelorette party?

Create one to remember!

Planning a bachelorette party should be fun! Let San Diego Sailing Tours take care of the details while you and your friends enjoy a private party aboard your own chartered yacht.

“The boat was beautiful, well-maintained, and comfortable. Great company…Looking forward to next time!”

Mike P.

-Yelp

“Cuddled up with my blanket, pale ale, and generous snacks…watching the beauty of the sunset over the water…I was taken by the beauty of the experience. I will return and recommend your company to many, thank you for having me on board!”

Tiffany R.

-Trip Advisor

“I highly recommend San Diego Sailing Tours – def a must-do when visiting. Thank you, we had a great time!”

Stina S.

-Google Review

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Can I reserve a private tour?

Yes!  Private tours are available for up to six guests. Enjoy a romantic escape, plan the perfect anniversary, or create a one-of-a-kind family adventure. For larger groups, check out our group sailing charters. Choose your destination, and go!

Will i get seasick?

Seasickness is a reaction to unfamiliar motion while aboard a vessel. While most of our guests do not experience seasickness, a small percentage of people may be prone to seasickness.  In our experience, this often includes people susceptible to other forms of motion sickness. If you do get seasick, it’s OK! Alert a crew member and we can help you overcome it. 

To help reduce your chances of becoming seasick:

 

  •  Stay above deck and breathe fresh air
  • Look to the horizon, instead of into a phone or book
  • Avoid the restroom and cabin area
  • Get plenty of shade and avoid direct sunlight
  • Sail on a full stomach, and avoid foods that may upset you
is there a restroom aboard the boat?

Our yachts are equipped with modest, unisex restrooms located in the main cabin. Space and amenities are limited; we recommend using a restroom before beginning your tour.

WHERE are you located?

Our yachts are docked at Cabrillo Isle Marina, located at 1450 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego (between the two Sheraton buildings on Harbor Island). Secure outdoor parking is available through the Marina. Vouchers may be obtained at the main gate for $10 – $15.

Guests are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early for their scheduled departure. Please gather at the large sea-lion fountain, located within the marina. Your captain will perform final boarding call ten minutes before departure.

Are there age limits for sailing?

All ages are welcome aboard our vessels. Children must be attended to at all times. If you have any questions regarding a sailing charter, please give us a call. We will be happy to answer your questions, and we can help you book your voyage over the phone.

Can I book my wedding at sea?

Create a wedding to remember! Charter a 60-foot luxury catamaran for yourself and up to 47 guests. Catering, music, and photography options available.

What about bad weather?

San Diego is known for beautiful weather. Still, there may be the rare case where the weather takes a turn on the day of your charter. If it were up to us, every sailing day would be amazing. On days when it isn’t, we do our best to wait out the weather to see if it clears. Our boats will sail in light rain and other “safe weather”.

Ultimately, all departures are at the sole discretion of the Captain. In cases where poor weather risks safety and we absolutely must cancel a scheduled charter, voyages will be rescheduled.

What should I wear?

Out at sea, the wind can add a chill to the air. Be sure to check the weather forecast on the day of your sail, and consider bringing a light jacket just in case. Storage for personal gear is available in the cabin. Light-colored clothing with long sleeves can help reduce the effects of the sun. Guests may wish to bring sunscreen along for their charter.

Correct footwear is important while sailing. Decks can become wet with sea spray; we recommend comfortable, fast-drying shoes with good traction. White or light-colored soles are preferable, as dark soles can leave marks on the yacht. 

do you offer group rates?

Group charters are available, as well as sailing charters for corporate retreats and bachelorette parties. Our group charters can accommodate up to 12 guests. Group rates are based on total number of guests and duration of charter. Contact us for more information on creating a memorable, group sailing experience.  

how do i make reservations?

Reservations for group, individual, and private sailing charters can be made here on our site through our booking page, by emailing us through the form at the bottom of this page, or by calling San Diego Sailing Tours directly at (619) 786-0173.

can I reserve a boat for my family?

Private charters are available to take you and your family on your own sailing adventure.

Are life jackets required?

California law requires all vessels over 16 feet to carry enough life jackets for all passengers and crew members. Additionally, all guests under the age of 13 are required to wear life jackets for the duration of the charter. Crew members review all safety procedures before setting sail.

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QUESTIONS?

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Getting in touch with us is easy! We’d love to hear from you. To contact San Diego Sailing Tours, simply call the number below, send an email to our general inbox, or use the contact form on the left to send us a message in a bottle. 

phone: (619) 786-0173

email: info@sandiegosailingtours.com

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