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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

Address: 1551 Shelter Island Drive, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: +1 619-255-4705
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Ranked #1 of 327 Activities in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Public and private 3 hour sailing charters aboard the authentic 1992 America's Cup racing yacht...
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tremendously fun afternoon on the beautiful waters of San Diego. Very professional, responsive and fun crew. Boat is in great conditions and is very safe. It's exhilarating to drive the boat at 11-12 knts and everyone gets a turn. Exceptional customer service: I left my cap at the boat and they mailed it to my home address. Do not miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I considered several sail charter options on our recent visit to San Diego. The Stars & Stripes was the best of the bunch. It wasn't just another sailboat. She is a unique, fast boat with history and a wonderful crew. Captain Mark was true to his word and we all got a chance to "drive the boat"... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Fun, enjoyable, and interactive experience on a perfect day with an awesome & capable crew! I had no idea what to expect, but this 3 hour tour was nothing like Gilligan's Island (although there was a reference to that). Everyone on board had a chance to work the grinders and steer and Lynn took a lot of photos to share... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

You can not pass up this opportunity if you are a sailor or not. Best way to see San Diego, Point Loma and all of the sights from the water. Classic and historic boat with outstanding crew. Way better than going to the zoo.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Absolutely a great way to see San Diego harbor and have a great sail! Boat is in terrific shape, everyone gets to steer, if they want, and all the crew is just fun to be with. Large cockpit is comfortable. We had a great 10 knot wind and were sailing at 11 knots! And dry as a bone - no... More 

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zoo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Last summer in july 2014 we went with the family on this boat and it was a truly great experience. the crew were very friendly and professional and the boat was in a very good condition. we toured around the harbour in san diego and saw dolphins and seals. The crew involve the passengers to participate in every activity that... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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