We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1551 Shelter Island Drive, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: +1 619-255-4705
Improve this listing
See all hours
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 704 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 686
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
Fabulous water experience

A very safe and fun way to spend 3 hours. We got some great wind and speeds. Just the right balance of working the boat and sitting back and enjoying the sun and waves. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
San Diego, California

Similar Things to Do in San Diego

Add Photo Write a Review

704 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Half Moon Bay, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an an adventure that should not be missed: I recently had the pleasure of joining Lynn and his crew for an afternoon daysail on San Diego Bay. I can't say enough positive things about the event. Great time, good people, safe, fun and a real blast!!! Thank you. A Five Star Rating for Stars and Stripes. Don't miss... More 

Thank AgentSkinner
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very safe and fun way to spend 3 hours. We got some great wind and speeds. Just the right balance of working the boat and sitting back and enjoying the sun and waves. Very talented and easy going crew. Loved the whole experience. A highlight for a trip to San Diego

Thank 728Shirley
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank Lorayne G
New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 

1 Thank John J
Zionsville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

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

Travelers who viewed Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11 also viewed


Been to Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11 and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
North Woodmere, New York
Ventura, California
6 months ago
Guayaquil, Ecuador
7 months ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11 staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?