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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

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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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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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.

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A trip down Americas Cup "memory lane"!

This was one of the absolute highlights of our four-week visit to San Diego. It was on sunny and relatively warm winter day - unfortunately with too little wind for most of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Klaus M
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Halden, Norway

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Halden, Norway
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the absolute highlights of our four-week visit to San Diego. It was on sunny and relatively warm winter day - unfortunately with too little wind for most of the outing, but the friendly, warm and knowledgeable owners and crew compensated enormously. We will be back for another round when we return to San Diego in a... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Boat was very responsive, but comfortable even under choppy waves. Safe for all!! If you are at all apprehensive...go - you will enjoy!!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous. A great trip on San Diego Bay. The Captain and Crew treated all guests like America's Cup Winners. The boat is in excellent condition. Every passenger is invited to actually pitch-in and sail the boar.

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Anderson,SC
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175 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My wife and I are big boaters but never have done sailing. This was great. The captain and crew were great. This is one of the best things my wife and I have done in years. We both got off the boat and smiled and agreed we had a wonderful experience. There are two average/poor reviews and please do not... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This was a team building event for us & it was fabulous! The knowledge of the crew, owners, and the facts they point out were fascinating. I'll bring my family back to experience it also!

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Thank AnnaMarie43
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This was a great way to see the San Diego Bay and gain insight as to how this type of racing sailboat operates. The crews was safe and made sure everyone had a good experience. The skipper made sure everyone had a turn at the helm. I will be booking again when I return to San Diego!

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Thank Jack H
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank Lisa B
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

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 

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New York
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Was a phenomenal day with a phenomenal group of people. Thanks so much for enhancing our San Diego stay. Strongly recommend this to anyone.

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