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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: 1-2 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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I'm not sure you could get a better adventure, including getting up close and personal whale watching, for the price. And what fun Capt. Mark is. He's the only person I ever met... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Redding, California
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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure you could get a better adventure, including getting up close and personal whale watching, for the price. And what fun Capt. Mark is. He's the only person I ever met who said, "...I've never worked a day in my life..." and was believable. This sailing adventure is truly a gem on the Central Coast. It's safe, affordable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great time! Capt Mark was very informative and entertaining. He even made boarding the sailboat an adventure. Even if we had seen no whales, it was a terrific sailing trip. Seeing 8 or 9 whales and sailing along with them made the trip truly memorable. I can think of no better way to see the whales than... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have been on several sailing trips during vacations but this one is by far the best experience. We saw sea otters, whales, sea lions and a variety of birds. Captain Mark was very accommodating and knowledgeable. This is a great way to spend the afternoon in Avila.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a lovely voyage on 'The Spirit' with Captain Mark. He is an incredible guide and amazing host. My kids enjoyed sailing the boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We've gone sailing with Captain Mike several times now and each time is unique and amazing. There is so much wildlife in and near Avila Bay and he always seems able to find it! We've seen whales every time we've gone out. This time we were surrounded by dolphins and sea lions leaping through the air and around the boat,... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Growing up sailing, I appreciated Captain Mark's attention to details that were evident in the boat's excellent condition. We also appreciated his hospitality welcoming us aboard, as well as his genuineness and friendliness during our cruise. Finally, we appreciated the small touches, like playing Miles Davis (for the whales) and the fresh snacks. If no one else was booked for... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

When in or passing thru San Luis Obispo/Avila Beach, treat yourself to THIS two and a half hour sailing excursion! For one, this little beach community is intimate and friendly and not touristy at all. You feel as if you are one of the locals! Golf sail swim! And having said that, reading previous comments about Mark and his sailing... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife and I declare this is THE BEST whaling watching trip we have ever done anywhere. Capt Mark was personable and knowledgeable on many, many aspects of marine life. We saw a LOT of humpbacks and hundreds of sea lions on our evening cruise. Capt Mark has great respect for all animals and is an expert sailor. We WILL... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The day was perfect in Avila Beach and Captain Mark was the best. We did not have to sail out as far as he thought to see whales. Mark is so knowledgeable , skilled and treats his customers like family. Plays music to attract the whales and it worked. One of the many whales we saw, came close to the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was a last minute addition, booked less than 24 hours out. No problems. Mark is great at what he does. It was a beautiful day and the other people on the sail were awesome too. We saw otters, seals, dolphins, and two types of whales. All in all, highly recommended. I will be doing this again. Thank you for... More 

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Additional Information about Central Coast Sailing Charters

Address: Harford Pier, Port San Luis, Avila Beach, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Phone Number: +1 805-540-4667
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 69 - 69

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