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Central Coast Charters

Harford Pier, Port San Luis, Avila Beach, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-540-4667
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: CENTRAL COAST SAILING CHARTERS . Exciting sailing excursions departing daily from Avila Beach, California within 20 minutes of San Luis Obispo, Pismo... more » Owner description: CENTRAL COAST SAILING CHARTERS . Exciting sailing excursions departing daily from Avila Beach, California within 20 minutes of San Luis Obispo, Pismo beach or Morro bay. Come out and enjoy life on one of our spectacular Sunset Sails, adventurous afternoon excursions or our educational kid friendly Sea Life Sails. 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. 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! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Captain Mark made us feel at home right away and then we were out to sea! We were lucky enough to see whales and dolphins and heard some good stories and local history. Captain Mark allows you to try to work the boat if you want which was great fun for me! I will definitely go on another trip with... More

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Missed the whales but saw a lot of other marine life. You can actively participate or just do what you want. Captain Mark has a wealth of historical and animal life knowledge. It just feels great to get out on the water. Snacks, beer and wine were top notch. You do have to be somewhat mobile as you have to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The trip was absolutely worth every penny. I will definitely be taking the tour again. Captain Mark was very educating on the history of Avila. We saw about 25 whales. What an experience.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Our sailing adventure was wonderful. Captain Mark was attentive to every detail, and made us feel right at home on his boat. He is knowledgeable about the sea and has a lot of experience. We felt we were in good hands. And we saw many whales, sea lions, and birds. So amazing to be on the ocean - that in... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I don't know what I can add to all the previous positive reviews except to say that the trip my wife and I took on the Spirit with Captain Mark was one of the most awe-inspiring experiences I've ever had. We left the port on a sunny and windy afternoon and as soon as Mark saw whales breaching in the... More

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Shell Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have lived on the Central Coast for 35 years and this is the first time I have gone whale watching with Capt. Mark aboard the Spirit, but it won't be the last. I have been whale watching in Hawaii, Alaska and Canada and this trip easily surpassed anything I have experienced before. Everything was perfect and to top it... More

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An absolutely wonderful evening cruise that didn't disappoint. Saw lots of whales! Mark is an excellent sailor and host with an abundant wealth of stories. Will look forward to going again next year.

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I were driving down the Pacific Coast Highway and wanted to do a little whale watching. We had been in Alaska but these were larger boats with way more people. This was our first sailing cruise. We had an wonderful time and is a must do if you have a few hours to spend while in or... More

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Himeji, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a MUST DO! My boyfriend and I did this while on vacation to SLO the first week of August and it was far and away the highlight of our week long trip. We did the sunset sail with 2 other couples and it was beyond words. Mark greeted us with a huge smile and local wines, beers, and... More

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We signed up for the Afternoon sail and my wife, daughter and myself had an unforgettable adventure! Captain Mark was an extremely gracious host offering us healthy snacks and a chance to move around the boat for some fantastic views. Mark shared his knowledge of sailing, the harbor area including its history, and the sea life that surrounded us. Being... More

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