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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 248 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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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had family visiting from the UK/Australia and decided to take them on the Stars and Stripes USA11 sail as an introduction to San Diego. It could not have been better! Since I was last on the yacht, they added a new historical video prior to the sail, which was narrated by Bea, wife of co-owner Lynn. Bea is exceptionally... More

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Arcata, California
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I usually get seasick but the smoothness of this boat is incredible! In the 3- hour sail, you go out along the coast for a bit and then they play around in San Diego bay chasing the wind. Of course the weather and sunshine is beautiful. The crew is excellent, they throw out interesting facts and stories and share their... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The opportunity to sail onboard an Americans Cup racing yacht was just too good to miss. The entire experience was fantastic. From booking which was easy, to the great Lynne and Bee and the crew who were all knowledgeable, friendly and committed to helping all onboard to having a great day. Perfect day for sailing and the fact that we... More

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Salopian in Kent
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you get the chance and you can afford it this is not to be missed. Three hours cruising in San Diego Harbour and as much hands on as you want, including steering and grinding. Superb crew and great hospitality. They made you feel special. Nor only was the sailing great but all the other things in the harbour added... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Fantastic day on the water with the crew of Stars and Stripes. Highly recommend this for any sailor who wants a day out on a true fast water boat. This is an active experience, not one where the crew expects (hopes??) you sit still..........this crew wants you in the game. Cannot say enough good things about the boat, the crew... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Not many companies invite you to join in and help them sail an $18million yacht around San Diego bay but at Stars and a stripes you can! Lynn and his team are very pleasant company as you take in the sights in the harbour tacking back and forth. Perfect for couples, families and everyone else!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stars and Sripes USA 11 is one of the best sailing experiences in San Diego! The staff is professional, the crew (especially John), is knowlegeable, personable and quite entertaining. Prior to our launch we learned the history of the race, boat construction and even the new technology for sail making. During our trip and what makes this experience so special,... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This organization is incredibly professional, from the owners to the crew to the vessel. The boat has been maintained with racing style rigging, and San Diego Bay afforded gorgeous sailing conditions. While it was my first trip to San Diego, I understand the weather is almost always that perfect. It was so much fun being able to steer with the... More

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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119 reviews 119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

As you can see with the rating of this attraction, and the review from other travelers, this is a "must do" on a visit to San Diego, OR if you area native and want to a unique experience on the bay. I purchased our passage on this trip ("public sail") as a surprise for my husband's birthday. He has been... More

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had the pleasure of giving my wife a 60th Birthday present she will never forget. We had a fantastic time sailing the harbor. The crew were great giving everyone an oppertunity to drive the boat and participate in the on deck activities.

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