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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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Awesome - Even for a Local!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

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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O.C., Calif.
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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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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My Wife and I both had the great pleasure to ride aboard the Stars and Stripes Racing Yacht USA-11 Sat. the 18th of April 2015. What a fantastic experience to be able to sail with such great Crewmembers, who instructed and allowed us to physically participate in the normal sailing duties of the trip! We will most Definitely join the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

All the previous reviews are spot on. I grew up sailing, and followed Americas' Cup, my husband did not. This was his first experience. He loved it. Bee knows America's Cup history, and she runs a DVD about the history of the races and the history of the Stars and Stripes. Don't miss that part, arrive early. The Captain and... More 

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San Luis Obispo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What a delightful afternoon!! One of our daughters attends SDSU and my husband was looking for something we could do as a family while visiting her and celebrating his birthday. What an excellent choice for our whole family! Interactive fun, beautiful views, and most importantly(with teens)many photo opportunities! Camera man, Pete, did an exceptional job capturing the experience and posted... More 

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Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a great afternoon -- the sailing was great, but what made it so fun for my kids was the engagement with the crew. They got to grinds and ask lots of questions and we learned a lot and had a blast on the water. Great stuff!

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Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What a fun afternoon! The captain and crew were all top-notch. The crew was very informative about the boat, sailing techniques and the San Diego Bay. The views of the bay are outstanding from the water. Definitely worth it if you’re in the San Diego area!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great way to spend an afternoon. Really nice people. Beautiful way to see the bay and learn some about competitive sailing.

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