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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

1551 Shelter Island Drive, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 255-4705
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Ranked #1 of 219 activities in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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 $100 for adults & $50 for children (18 & under) is the best value and most exciting venue on San Diego Bay. « less
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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you go to San Diego, this is a classic and must attraction. The boat is a gorgeous original Americas Cup that actually completed in 1988 and it is kept in pristine condition by the volunteer crew. The crew is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Captain Lynn knows all about the history of the Cup, about San Diego and the Navy... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Just do it! As an avid sailor I joined others on a public sail, some who may never had been on a boat...we all loved it!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a great experience for all ages. My 10 year old son complains about everything, but 5 minutes after the mainsail was raised he let slip out, "This is great!" Everyone took a turn at the helm, the captain and crew were pleasant and enjoyable, hands-down the highlight of our trip to San Diego. If I go back to... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was a great experience and I would highly recommend it to all. The crew are first rate and they make sure everyone is comfortable and having a good time. The sailboat is beautiful and it was a thrill getting to drive it. We had all ages on our boat, from 5 years old to 65+ years old and everyone... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My son needed no convincing, but my 15-year-old daughter was moaning about "three hours out there? Doing what?" However at the end of the experience even she was a fan! This is not run like the usual tourist business where they pose your family in front of the boat for a photo and then try to sell it back to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I went on the 3 hour public sail. This is a very nice boat, the crew was great. These are just good people. They let everyone who wants to drive and help with sailing the boat, and it was a great feeling driving this thing at 12 knots across the harbor. A crew member took about 300 pics during the... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I took a group of ~20 clients out for an afternoon of sailing and couldn't have asked for a better event (The weather was perfect, which helped...). We had varying levels of sailing skill and general fitness on board and everyone gave great reviews. The upscale venue at the Kona Kai marina provides a high-end atmosphere and a great bar/restaurant... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Like everyone else's who has had the pleasure of joining Lynn and B on board, we were absolutely blown away by the quality and value of the sail! From the introduction and history of the Cup and this particular boat, to the chance to helm an America's Cup craft, through the consideration and friendliness of the crew, right up to... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This sailing adventure is a chance of a lifetime. Lynn and B have made sailing on Stars and Stripes a first class operation that I hope I will have another chance to experience in the future. The crew was very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend this sailing adventure. Thank you Lynn and B. Awesome!

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Fredericksburg, VA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a MUST DO!! Took my sons and daughter-in-law and we all had an amazing time. Capts Lynn and Mark and the entire crew were so knowledgable and shared their wisdom freely. An incredible slide show of the day followed the sail, and a great bonus is you can download the pictures for FREE!! Can't wait to go again.... More

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