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Central Coast Sailing 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 . If you are here for a vacation or a local looking for something new to do that the whole family can enjoy, what could... more » Owner description: CENTRAL COAST SAILING CHARTERS . 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! Wildlife viewing nature interpretive sailing tours are departing daily from the Harford Pier near Avila Beach California. $69 per person for a 2.5 hour sail with drinks and snacks included. Private tours,whale watching and sailing lessons are also available. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Captain Mark is the best you could hope for in a tour guide. Super nice, welcoming guy with tons of great stories. Very knowledgeable on the local history, folklore, marine life and more. Such a fun trip! We took the 2:00 sail and got to rig the sail and steer the boat. Saw dolphins, seal lions, otter rafts and more.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Me and my wife had an amazing day with central coast charters. Neither one of us had ever sailed before and it couldn't have gone better. We would definitely recommend a charter to our friends and plan on going again ourselves!

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Shell Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a great time on our cruise. The boat is clean and Mark is so nice and easy going. It was all about fun and relaxing. Of course the highlight was seeing about 10 whales all around us with dolphins interspersed. It was awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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 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

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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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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