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Next Level Sailing

Address: 1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 800-644-3454
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: Formerly known as "Dennis Conner's America's Cup Experience" we are...
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner description: Formerly known as "Dennis Conner's America's Cup Experience" we are the Next Level Sailing team and operate 2 x 80 Ft International America's Cup Class racing yachts for up to 20 guests each, plus the very famous and very beautiful 139 Ft schooner called 'America' for up to 85 guests. The America's Cup trophy is named after the yacht 'America'. We conduct regular public trips on the race yachts around San Diego bay where the guests get to participate if they wish as part of the crew. On a busy day we will have both yachts out racing against each other. San Diego is the only place in the USA where you can race on these style yachts. The larger America does amazing 4 hour whale watching and sunset sails to the ocean for both the Gray whale migration in the winter and the Blue Whale viewings in the summer.
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Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This boat tour was amazing! The crew was so helpful and knowledgeable, and kept kids incredibly engaged. Overall a great experience!

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Ubud, Indonesia
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I grew up a couple hours north of San Diego and seen quite a few whales in my day, but the whale watching tour with them was a truly worthwhile experience. I lost count of how many whales we saw after 10, and they put on quite a show for us. The crew was incredibly knowledgable - everything from marine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had an incredible day with Next Level Sailing! We saw humpack and gray whales, which was fantastic and very exciting, every one on board was cheering, as well as other marine life. The ship is beautiful and has the nicest crew. The captain took the time to talk to everyone about whales and their migration as well as about... More 

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Tampa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I did a Christmas Eve day cruise with my family. We had rebooked the whale watching sail after having a fantastic time on it 3 years ago. Once again, we had a fantastic time. The crew was expert and demonstrating some of the elements of sailing with group participation. The weather was superb (isn't it always in San Diego) and... More 

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