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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

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Address: 1551 Shelter Island Drive, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: +1 619-255-4705
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Public and private 3 hour sailing charters aboard the authentic 1992...

Public and private 3 hour sailing charters aboard the authentic 1992 America's Cup racing yacht, Stars & Stripes USA-11. Take the helm, grind the winches, or just hang on as this amazing high performance racer zips around San Diego Bay at twice the speed of the average sailboat. A truly unique and memorable experience. Soft drinks, water, peanuts, & pretzels are provided at no cost. You are welcome to bring your own camera, but a crew member will be taking complimentary photos & videos of all the action on board as well as the sights of San Diego Bay. After the sail, complimentary refreshments are served while viewing the days activities on our large screen monitor. The photos & videos will then be posted on Picasa Web Album for free access and use. The total cost of $120 for adults & $60 for children (18 & under) is the best value and most exciting venue on San Diego Bay.

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Awesome Way to spend the afternoon!!

Nice ride with beautiful views. Crew is awesome, friendly, knowledgable, etc. They let everyone have a chance to drive and help with the sails. They provide drinks and snacks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lisa B

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice ride with beautiful views. Crew is awesome, friendly, knowledgable, etc. They let everyone have a chance to drive and help with the sails. They provide drinks and snacks. They also take lots of great pictures and send them to you free!

Thank Lisa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing excursion to experience! From the moment we arrived until the moment we left there were un-ending smiles to greet us and make us feel welcome and excite us! The staff and crew were lovely to speak to and learn from, they were kind, knowledgeable and playful in nature!! Our photographer was so much fun and took... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a phenomenal day with a phenomenal group of people. Thanks so much for enhancing our San Diego stay. Strongly recommend this to anyone.

Thank Stu K
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm and welcoming crew taught us the basics of sailing on picturesque San Diego Harbor... Such sights to see and fun to have... we actually went out twice. The bigger the wind the better! We will not return to San Diego without doing this again! Thank you for an event that was bucket list worthy!

Thank K8Mac58
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I had a great time sailing on Star & Stripes. It is an amazing boat with a very cool history. Although the day was cloudy and threatening rain our tour was routed around the rain and we all stayed dray. Everyone had a turn at the wheel and grinding the winches. This was an amazing experience and... More 

Thank Julia P
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this opportunity. This boat is unbelievable - it heats up to 13 knots in a matter of seconds (more than twice as fast as a normal sailboat will top out). Lynn, the Captain, lets everyone have a turn at the grinders and driving the boat. The Captain and crew are gracious and fun. With the San Diego skyline... More 

Thank DeziDawg
Rockingham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon sailing in San Diego Bay in an America's Cup sailboat. This was great fun. Only about 12 guests on the boat with 6 crew members. You are welcome to help raise the mast, adjust the sails and actually steer the boat. The 78 foot boat was going 11.3 knots. Captain Mark and the crew are great. They... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My seventeen year old son and myself with no sailing experience found this 3 hour excursion the highlight of our San Diego trip. The owners and crew are fantastic and treat you as invited guest. The boat is beautiful and the views of San Diego are picturesque. Well worth the price.

Thank Tim K
Santa Ana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My husband and I planned this sailing adventure for our anniversary trip to San Diego. Our expectations were exceeded! The owners Lynn and Bee were fantastic hosts, and informative historians. The entire crew were experienced and completely engaged with the guests. We had such an enjoyable day sailing on this beautiful boat. At the end of our adventure, we were... More 

Thank Larraine H
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Great People ,available really gentle and prepared, I really recommend this experience and this company. They dedicated a lot of time to explain us every little details about america's cup history. They offered drinks and snacks at no extra cost. Fantastic.

Thank Michele198927

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