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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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Description: 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 $100 for adults & $50 for children (18 & under) is the best value and most exciting venue on San Diego Bay.
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Stars and Stripes

Great experience. Used to watch the Cup race occasionally but now we'll be true fans of this great sport. Crew and owner's could not have been more friendly and informative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great experience. Used to watch the Cup race occasionally but now we'll be true fans of this great sport. Crew and owner's could not have been more friendly and informative. Highly recommend this trip. Best part of our 4 day visit to San Diego.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

The crew on Stars & Stripes was incredible. Very informative and fun, they keep you laughing while teaching you anything you want to know about sailing. If you want to help the staff or just sit back and enjoy the experience, it's up to you. I would recommend this to anyone visiting San Diego. We were visiting from Vancouver for... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Amazing boat and crew. What a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon all while learning about sailboat racing and the surrounding sights in the San Diego bay. You can participate in the racing experience or just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Five years ago in a Review I commented that this should be the #1 Thing to Do in San Diego and now it is. When I first toured the boat at a fund raiser during the 1992 America's Cup races, I never dreamed that I would have the opportunity to sail on her. Twenty-three years later the boat is in... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was by far the highlight of our trip to San Diego. Lynn and the rest of the "crew" were absolutely wonderful. The rest of us "coffee grinders" has a great time in San Diego Bay on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Stars & Stripes is all and more that I expected. We had a grand time and would like to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I can't say enough..The people, the boat, the education were top notch. I will do this again next time in San Diego. I saw the boat in the harbor and just had to get aboard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wow, what a great day!! I was a bit wary of being on the water (I have a bit of a fear of the water), going on an organized tour, and spending that much but it could not have been better. It's obvious why they are ranked so high on TripAdivsor. It was easily worth every penny and I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife and I spent afternoon of April 18 on Stars and Stripes. I had not read the reviews on Tripadvisor prior to signing up for the trip.THEY COULD NOT BE MORE ACCURATE! I have sailed on 12 metres in Mexico and Hawaii, and these San Diego guys are the real deal. ( No modified rigs, shortened sail area, or... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I wanted to do something different in San Diego since my 18 & 23 year old were going with me. Luckily, I came across the Stars & Stripes USA-11 ad. My kids (they'll always be my kids) had a great time! The crew put them to work immediately...for a moment, I thought they were ready to drop out of school... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Can't imagine a more amazing way to experience San Diego than sailing on the Stars & Stripes! We were given a fascinating history of the America's Cup and the Stars & Stripes before sailing away on a perfect San Diego afternoon. Everyone enjoyed the chance to steer her and also to kick back & just enjoy the ride... and perfect... More 

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