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Address: Harford Pier, Port San Luis, Avila Beach, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Phone Number: +1 805-540-4667
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: CENTRAL COAST SAILING CHARTERS and AVILA BEACH WHALE WATCHING. Serving...
CENTRAL COAST SAILING CHARTERS and AVILA BEACH WHALE WATCHING. Serving Pismo Beach, Shell beach, San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. 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. All of our trips are semi private with no more than 6 passengers onboard! 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! Wildlife viewing nature interpretive sailing tours are departing daily from the Harford Pier near Avila Beach California. From July through the end of September we have some of the best whale watching available on the California coast. $69 Per person for a 2.5 Hour sail with drinks and snacks included. Private tours,whale watching and sailing lessons are all available at reasonable prices
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A magical experience!

Not your average sailing cruise. Our Capt. Mark was fun and informative and his boat, "Spirit" was lovely and just the right size. Very nice local wines and food. We sailed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Shell Beach, California
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Shell Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Not your average sailing cruise. Our Capt. Mark was fun and informative and his boat, "Spirit" was lovely and just the right size. Very nice local wines and food. We sailed quietly and respectfully with whales, dolphins, seals, mama otters cuddling their babies and all the other sea creatures out there. All along learning interesting facts about the ocean world... More 

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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Despite the shyness of the local whales outside of the harbour we had an absolutely fantastic trip. Small numbers on board a yacht (6 on our tour) means you really feel like you're getting personal treatment. Both my husband and I got a chance to sail the yacht under full sail under the watchful eye of our Captain. Our Captain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great time in Mark's sailboat. It was rather windy and choppy but Captain Mark was great at maneuvering around and we were able to spot quite a few humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions and birds. The highlight of the trip was a double breach of a whale right near us which we could not miss! I have been on other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great time & will go again. Seas were rough so it was an adventure! We saw whales too & always felt safe.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Had a perfect day of whale watching and sailing! Captain Mark was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the history of the area and was spot-on locating the whales and dolphins. He was as excited about finding the whales as we were!! I highly recommend this trip!!

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

If you ever visit Avila Beach and would like to go sailing or whale watching, Captain Mark and his beautiful sailboat "Spirit" are the best! Nothing better then an owner/operator, he is very nice, welcoming and very knowledgeable. He offers drinks, snacks and fresh fruit. Very private experience, his boat fits fits a maximum of 6 people, we where only... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Breathe in, breathe out! The best few hours on the water with Captain Mark. He is knowledgeable about the surrounding land, sea, and people. Mark loves his job ~ tough life! :)) We had a windy day so didn't get to sail out n about the sea as much as I had hoped, but the time flew. Had to dock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had an amazing morning. Captain Mark clearly still loves and respects the ocean and all the creatures he went looking for. He was just as excited when towards the end of our tour he found a feeding ground where we got to see dolphins, screeching birds, and three humpback whales having a glorious lunch. The boat is beautiful and... More 

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Flagstaff Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

How dare those cheeky whales actually come into the harbor so we'd see them about five minutes off the dock! We also saw some much further out, but not as close. We did see hundreds of dolphins and probably ten or more humpbacks, one spy-hopping (head up with mouth open). The website is well designed and easy to book available... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I booked an afternoon tour with Mark. He wanted lots of wind, I wanted lots of whales! I won! There were so many we couldn't watch all of them. They were very close to the boat and at one point 4 of them jumped out of the water (head first) at the same time. It was a... More 

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