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Address: Harford Pier, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Phone Number: +1 805-540-4667
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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CENTRAL COAST SAILING CHARTERS and AVILA BEACH WHALE WATCHING. Semi private...

CENTRAL COAST SAILING CHARTERS and AVILA BEACH WHALE WATCHING. Semi private small group boat tours, 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.

Private tours,whale watching and sailing lessons are all available at reasonable prices

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Memorably morning with Capt. Mark!!

My friend and I booked a morning whale watching sail with Capt. Mark. Mark called me the day of our excursion to let us know that the ocean was too choppy and he recommended that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Sue F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

My friend and I booked a morning whale watching sail with Capt. Mark. Mark called me the day of our excursion to let us know that the ocean was too choppy and he recommended that we reschedule. We were able to do that. The day we did go out with Mark couldn't have been better. Warm, sunny, beautiful and only... More 

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Thank Sue F
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My daughter and I took the afternoon sail with Captain Mark on October 7, 2015. The first thing that impressed me about this company is that even though we were the only two that booked the excursion for that afternoon, Captain Mark did not cancel. From past experience, I know it is not unusual for a small occupancy excursion to... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

My wife and I went on a whale watching tour with Central Coast Charters. Captain Mark was a fantastic guide and skipper. He told us many interesting historical facts of the area as we sailed by them. He was very knowledgeable about the area. Even though it was way late in the season for whale watching he was able to... More 

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Oct. is busy month of bdays (hubby & mother) I was trying to come up with something memorable for my husband, as we haven't been sailing for for some time. And, my mother had "boating on the ocean" on her bucket list. 2 birds with one stone! We were greeted by Capt Mark and Mara, who also joined our adventure.... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is our 4th time taking Mark's tour and each time has been wonderful. The boat is beautiful and Mark is a most gracious host and experienced Captain. We love his tours and the way he is able to personalize his tours for the group. Thank-you!

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1 Thank slofoodie_2
Central Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Booked one of the afternoon sailing trips as a surprise for my husband because he loves sailing. We were with 3 other people that we did not know, but who were all super nice. Mark was a great Captain, very easy to talk with, mellow, but very very knowledgable. We saw several whales, including a baby whale. Tons of dolphins.... More 

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1 Thank CentralCoastMel
Rumilly, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I didn't realize that I could find in the area such a nice activity=sailing with a very kind skipper, Mark, perfect boat for sailing, good weather, nice spot, and above that we could see the whales. The french family was very happy and several times told me the gift was perfect... Pierre Carlioz, sailor from France.

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Hanford, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Captain Mark was great! Afternoon sail was enjoyable and relaxing. Definitely will do this again!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Captain Mark truly has a passion for sailing and sharing the beauty of the ocean with his guests. He provided a wonderful experience on our sunset sail with drinks and a cheese, meat, and cracker plate. We had freedom to move around the boat and he went above and beyond to get us up-close to whales and dolphin. With Miles... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This trip was amazing. The whales were everywhere, eating and swimming. Captain Mark was very knowledgeable and very entertaining. He was also very accommodating with dietary requirements and beverages. If anyone is even close to Avila Beach highly HIGHLY recommend this. I would recommend emailing Mark for the best times to go because the whales tend to show up on... More 

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