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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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This is the way to see San Diego Harbor. Totally delightful and fun and the crew makes you feel like one of the team. The boat is gorgeous and comfortable, in spite of being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is the way to see San Diego Harbor. Totally delightful and fun and the crew makes you feel like one of the team. The boat is gorgeous and comfortable, in spite of being built as a racing yacht. There is an interesting history discussion before the trip starts. It is very fun to zoom around the bay, tacking and... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

A day sailing doesn't get much better than this. Greg boat. Very nice crew make you feel right at home. And you get to see all the harbor sights.

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Congress, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Okay folks ever want to sail in one of the worlds fastest race boats. You can do it here with style. Family freindly sail on San Diego Bay. Ever want to man the helm of one of the fastest race boats in the world, you can do it on Stars and Stripes. Great crew and fantastic views of San Diego... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Incredible value for a 3 hour tour of the bay. First they start off with a history lesson about the vessel and its importance to the America's Cup race. Then we all headed down to the boat and set sail. They allow the passengers to assist in some of the sailing-related duties like grinding, bringing up the main sail, and... More 

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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we apologize for our oversight regarding the lack photos of which you were included. We usually take over 300 photos and not sure how there were not more of yourself. Even though we do not charge for the photos and videos, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible experience for our guests and will... More 

Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After researching things to do in San Diego on TripAdvisor, I stumbled across the sailing trip on Stars & Stripes USA-11. My husband and I booked a 1pm public sailing on Sunday, the last day of our trip, and what a way to go out with a bang! After easily finding free street parking, we arrived at the offices at... More 

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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. It's guests like you that gives our entire crew such enjoyment in what we do. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I highly recommend this adventure. It was tended to by professionals, was part of a wonderful America's Cup history, and was safe and exciting. Great crew, good enthusiastic people who paid to come, and the weather could not have been any better. As the Captain/Owner said, if you didn't enjoy the ride today --- it doesn't get any better --... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What a great way to experience sailing if you are a newbie (and even if you are not!). The crew could not have been more welcoming, friendly or entertaining, providing everyone who was interested a chance to steer the boat and learn more about sailing. Well-run organization and a must-do when in San Diego. Sodas, water, snacks, beer and wine... More 

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We sailed on the Stars and Stripes on Aug. 7th and were blown away by the experience. Lynn and Bee were immediately welcoming, and Bee was chock full of information about the America's Cup and specifically USA-11. Having watched the America's Cup on TV and being familiar with Dennis Conner, it was fun to actually get to go sailing. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is by far one of the best activities in San Diego. For starters, this is the chance to be on a very unusual yacht. Designed as a racing yacht, it is unlike anything most people will ever sail. What makes it even more unique is the opportunity to take part in the actual sailing of the boat. Though you... More 

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National Harbor, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We sailed as part of a company trip and it was fantastic. Everyone brought their wives along and had a great time. Much better than another stuffy company dinner. A great bonding experience for all of our people and their spouses. PS--don't worry about getting seasick. We had two in our group that claimed they get seasick at the sight... More 

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