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Address: 1492 N. Harbor Drive, Site of San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: +1 800-644-3454
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Description: Welcome aboard the world famous 139ft yacht AMERICA for a...
Welcome aboard the world famous 139ft yacht AMERICA for a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience. This luxurious sailing schooner provides the most environmentally friendly and personal wildlife experience in San Diego. Next Level Sailing is located at the San Diego Maritime Museum; and same day admission to the museum is included for all of our guests. Highlights: * 4-hour cruise to spot whales, dolphins and more * "Whale sighting" and "no sea sickness" guarantees * Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages included * Free same day admission to SD Maritime Museum With low sweeping decks offering fantastic uninterrupted views and a deep keel for stability, the AMERICA offers whale watching at its best.
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Absolutely amazing experience!

My whale watching trip with Next Level sailing was just amazing! We saw several whales, dolphins and sea lions. The staff was really friendly and knowledgeable. It was great to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My whale watching trip with Next Level sailing was just amazing! We saw several whales, dolphins and sea lions. The staff was really friendly and knowledgeable. It was great to hear their enthusiasm for sailing and the marine life. I’d recommend this tour to anyone who would like to spend four amazing hours out at sea.

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Corralejo, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We arrived in San Diego harbour and spotted the America straight away ;-) We had a fabulous time from the moment we arrived by the boat untill the end of this excursion. Al made us feel very welcome instantly on the boat. We set of sail and our kids were allowed to help out straight away which made this an... More 

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San Diego, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

From the time we got on the boat till we disembarked we had a great time. Smooth seas and warm weather. Nice crew and a well maintained boat. We saw gray and humpback whales. The boat was not over stuffed with people. Plenty of room to move around. I would highly recommend this trip. Only 1 small negative comment. There... More 

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Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I took a trip on the America whale watching on 3/6/2015. It was worth every penny. It is a bit more expensive than the other daily tours that sail from SD harbor, but, it was well worth it. Plus, it includes entrance to the maritime museum, snacks, and drinks on board (water, soda) - you must pay... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A last minute decision put my husband and I in the extremely capable hands of the owner and crew of the sailing vessel America. What was described as a three hour whale watching expedition turned into a four hour adventure. Not only was the excursion exciting as we watched whales make a superb showing, but the knowledge and friendliness of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The captain and crew really make the trip highly enjoyable,they are friendly and very knowledgeable about the whales and the surrounding area . The whale watching was great and the sail back into the harbor was truly amazing.Lots of fun!!!

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was the very best whale watching anyone could ever go on. Just being on the boat with the outstanding crew was magical, and then to see amazing whales was an experience like no other. I would recommend this attraction to anyone-it was fabulous!

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Salina, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This sailing/whale-watching was the highlight of our time in San Diego! The weather was perfect, the Pacific water was so clear we could see the kelp, and we had 3 great gray whale sightings (total of 6 whales). Magnificent and awesome creatures! We were on the water 4 hours, but the time was so enjoyable and the sailing so calm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had a great day of whale watching. Crew was excellent. Captain Troy was outstanding. If you want to see whales while having a relaxing day, this is the trip for you.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was by far the best whale watching experience we have ever had. It's more expensive than your average whale watching boat, but it is definitely worth every penny. The crew was outstanding and their personalities made the trip memorable. They were extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Snacks and soft drinks were complimentary during the trip and we brought along a... More 

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