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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

1551 Shelter Island Drive, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106
+1 619-255-4705
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Ranked #1 of 236 activities in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. Bring your owns cameras, but a crew member will be taking photos & videos of on board activities 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. « less
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Dallas, TX
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a great time on this excursion. From the 8 year old to the 18 year old, everyone had fun. The history/background info at the beginning was really interesting. Then we headed to the boat where we helped steer and hoist the sails. They take lots of photos (400) so if you don't get every shot, they probably did.... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was truly a magical experience to have the opportunity to sail on Stars and Stripes USA-11. The captain and crew could not have been more professional and courteous. Learning the history of the vessel, having the opportunity to take the helm, and taking turns tacking with the crew, far exceeded our expectations for a day on San Diego bay.... More

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Sandy, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and sister and I went on the sail July 5th. We had a very awesome experience. The crew and staff are all first rate and very accommodating. I will definitely do this again in the future.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A must do. Our family includes my husband, 12 year old daughter, 10 year old son and myself. We thought this would be a fun outing, and it didn't disappoint. We had a great 3 hours plus on the water. We all had a chance at the wheel and Lynn made sure that everyone tacked the boat while driving. Everyone... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I have been bareboat sailing for decades. Yet this day was a real thrill. The boat has been kept in tip top condition. The Crew were knowledgeable, courteous and helpful. We were allowed to take the helm and help with grinding ( using remote auxiliary stations to move the winches that tightened the jib, main, and back stay lines). They... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I did expect to be thrilled but reality exceeded all my expectations. Boat is amazingly fast, the captain and crew make you feel very welcome and you have an opportunity to work on sails and helm if you wish so. Do not forget to pick up a t-shirt afterwards, surely a head turner! Nick L, San Diego CA

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

While visiting my sister's family in San Diego from MN , she arranged for us to sail on the Stars and Stripes USA on a beautiful Sunday afternoon ! We are a sailing family and have followed the America's Cup racing for years ...so to be able to sail on an America's Cup boat with my sister was an unbelievable... More

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a great time sailing. This trip was to celebrate our 30th anniversary. I could not imagine a better way to celebrate. Troy, Amy and Megan may our time sailing wonderful!!

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Nuremberg, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was a wonderful way to finish a week of conferences in San Diego. I started sailing myself a while back and getting the chance to sail a real America's Cup racer is a rare opportunity. Getting a tour of the bay out of it, including the USS Midway and the Star of India, is just a great bonus. Extremely... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My sister and I enjoyed a fabulous afternoon on San Diego Bay with the Stars and Stripes crew! Every minute was terrific - from the brief history of the America's Cup, raising the sails, sailing on the bay, buzzing past the Midway, to driving the boat. The crew was friendly and fun! The wine - a nice surprise and the... More

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