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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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Amazing Unique Experience

Having always been thrilled by America's Cup, we found it fun to go out on this historic America's Cup style boat Sail Stars and Stripes in San Diego. The crew was very helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Having always been thrilled by America's Cup, we found it fun to go out on this historic America's Cup style boat Sail Stars and Stripes in San Diego. The crew was very helpful in showing us how the entire crew works together to manage the boat. The day out on the bay was delightful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This sailing tour was amazing! I’m very interesting in sailing, and for me it was just a great experience to sail on the Stars and Stripes! There’s nothing to compare, the speed, the impressive manufacturing, the materials… We were a small group and the crew was very friendly, also offering us some small food and taking great pictures, we could... More 

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

Sailing aboard the Stars and Stripes is one of "the most incredible adventures" you could have in San Diego. We sailed last Saturday to celebrate my husband's birthday and it couldn't have been more fun. All the participants had an opportunity to sail this beautiful boat in San Diego harbor and also help the crew if they wished. We had... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I spend last Saturday afternoon racing across San Diego Bay on Stars and Stripes. We had 15+ knots of wind and easily had her over 12 knots. Mark, the captain was very personable and the crew very helpful. They made sure my 93 godmother - a frequent guest on S&S was comfortable and even set a specific course so she... More 

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Etoile Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A perfect afternoon, certainly not the typical crowded tourist boat. An excellent captain and crew who made everyone feel comfortable. Everyone who wanted a time at the helm, got it; even precious 92 year old Barbara. Beautiful boat, excellent shape, great sail...whether you are an accomplished sailor or novice, this will be one of the best times/sails of your life.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Our sail on the Stars and Stripes was Soooooo Much Fun. Our group had a fabulous, laugh a minute time...totally worth the cost. My favorite part was steering the boat around the bay. What an experience. This is a "Must Do" if you are in the San Diego area. Deb-Edmonton, Alberta

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

If you have ever wanted to experience sailing an America’s Cup monohull, this is your opportunity out on the lovely San Diego bay. Lynn and Bee, the owners were incredibly hospitable and accommodating, We started the day with a half hour presentation of America’s Cup history from Bee in the office (Kona Kai Hotel), which was 30 seconds from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great fun with a terrific staff. Bee gives the BEST presentation before you take off and then she snaps great photos of everyone on board. The staff really made it go from a fun outing to a truly memorable one.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great Sail on historical Americas cup yacht. Entire crew makes you feel at ease and explain every detail of operating the sailboat to the great history behind it. Sail takes you past the beautiful San Diego scenery! Great Attraction.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

What an amazing experience for anyone that loves the water with the wind in your hair! You can really experience sailing an Americas Cup Yacht, Stars & Stripes. A real boyhood bucket list item for me being a Kiwi growing up with Peter Blake, Black Magic, KZ7. Highly recommend this awesome experience as you don't sit around you can actually... More 

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