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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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Amazing Captain, beautiful boat and great food

My boyfriend and I had an amazing trip with Capt. Mark out of Avila Beach. It was a chilly morning but the beautiful sail boat with sailing lessons started the trip off right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Pismo Beach, California
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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I had an amazing trip with Capt. Mark out of Avila Beach. It was a chilly morning but the beautiful sail boat with sailing lessons started the trip off right. Capt Mark made the trip entertaining by providing us with a historical perspective and photos he obtained as well as providing the biological aspect of the marine... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Mark is very accommodating and is available for public and private tours. He is very experienced. He takes you on a 2.5 hr min trip for a very reasonable rate compared to others. I would hire him again when we are down in SLO. Beverages and snacks are included in the price.

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Mark K, Owner at Central Coast Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank You Veronica! More 

San Bruno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Learn the history of Avila's island home tax evasion, smashed piers, oil spills. Teaches you in the ins and out of the boat and let's you work the ropes. Sails the ship through 2000 feeding sea lions. Let's you drive the ship through big ocean swells, big lean, spray over the bow. If you're a chronic snacker he's got beer/wine/soda/snacks... More 

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Mark K, Owner at Central Coast Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks Cale.Its is a lot of fun to dock the boat in that much wind. Cheers Mark More 

Brownsburg-Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A remarkable experience filled with spectacular views and feeling at one with nature. Captain Mark's vast experience and knowledge of the sea make the sail a vast learning experience. You'll see otters, sea lions and maybe even a whale. All that blended very safely with the thrill of sailing. It's a memorable experience alone, with friends, or with your family.... More 

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Mark K, Owner at Central Coast Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Bula Eddie I hope are paths cross again one day! Cheers mark More 

San Gabriel, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You will not be sorry crossing paths with Capt. Mark. He is a fantastic human being who loves what he does and helping others find their piece of happiness in it too! The winds were rough and not for a second was I worried about it. With all of Mark's experience it's no wonder why everyone leaves him a raving... More 

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Mark K, Owner at Central Coast Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank You Emily!! Your kind words are greatly appreciated. I am getting a hydra phone for the boat so when you return we will be able to hear the whales as well as see them! Cheers Mark More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Absolutely exceeded our expectations! We didn't expect to see any whales since they have pretty much finished migrating up the coast , however I was very happy to have been proven wrong we saw 4 whales today, two were 40 ft away! Captain Mark has a wealth of knowledge of the sea and local history. This is a must if... More 

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Mark K, Owner at Central Coast Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you Monica! That was one of the best whale days of the spring!! Cheers Mark More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Mark is an extraordinary Captain. Clearly, his competencies and experience make this adventure safe, enjoyable, educational and a must for both "locals" and tourists. I have sailed my own boat years ago in New Jersey, have taken many sail trips in Hawaii and Mark is the best.

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Mark K, Owner at Central Coast Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you Phyllis, I look forward to meeting more of your friends from Trilogy. Cheers Mark More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My wife Wendie and I were here celebrating our Wedding Anniversary , neither of us had been on a sailboat before ,to say this was an incredible experience just isn't enough ! Captain Mark is informed and gave us a great history of the area and surroundings complete with pictures of how the bay looked years ago . you can... More 

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lambertville NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I brought my sister in law out with Captain Mark during her 2 week visit to the central coast, this was her first time out of the mid atlantic area. Captain Mark is so laid back and created a custom experience for us. The high light of her trip west.

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Cayucos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What an experience! Captain Mark was knowledgeable, informative, and entertaining. This was the perfect gift for Dad's birthday.... and the kids loved it as much as he did! I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone.

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