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“Fun Day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sail San Diego

Sail San Diego
2071 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
+1 619-297-7426
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Ranked #3 of 327 Activities in San Diego
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: San Diego's Finest Sailing Experience! With over 26 years of experience and thousands of happy clients, our crew works diligently to insure each Sail is a perfect one for all! All of our crew love what they do and it shows!!Come out for an intimate sail for 2,corporate event,sailing lessons with a few friends,whale watching experience, or a memorable celebration at sea. WE excel at doing private parties, proposals, anniversaries, birthdays or a romantic sunset sail. All or excursions come with a knowledgeable friendly Captain, complementary chilled Wine, Beer, Sodas,& yummy snacks. Take the helm, trim the sails,or sit back and enjoy a glass of wine on the bow. Our boats were purchased with YOU in mind. Not an old "classic" boat we decided to charter. The cockpit is where you will spend much of your time and it's roomy enough for 12 people. We Sail (3)Uber clean 40' boats and (1) Brand new 42' boat in our fleet. We can't wait to take you for your next San Diego adventure.
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“Fun Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I took my wife out for our 1st wedding anniversary with Sail San Diego and they exceeded our expectations. There were seven of us and our captain was GW. He gave us a tour of the Cabrillo coast and took us out into open water to look for whales. Sightings were minimal in the past weeks and that was not changed on this visit, but we saw plenty of dolphins and seals. Captain G has plenty of experience and handled the trip very well. Everything was very laid back and we even got to steer for a bit. Great boats, great staff, and a beautiful area makes for a memorable trip. Thanks!

Visited March 2013
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Plano, Texas
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“Sailing!! A beautiful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was my first time sailing with a group in a boat of this size. There were 3 of us, 4 in the other party plus Captain Mike. First, they explain the boat, galley and what to expect. They had drinks, all types including alcohol and snacks. We slowly moved from the dock while Captain Mike told us about our surroundings. Next think I knew we were sailing along the ocean past the lighthouse and along Coronado. We weren't there during whale watching season but it was a fantastic trip. The sun was coming down just as we returned and Captain Mike just let us slowly move inland to view the sites. I know he worked hard but made is so easy and a smooth trip while answering a ton of questions. We are going back in July 2013 and will make sure this is on this list.

Visited July 2012
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La Grange, Illinois
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“Sailing and Whales what could be better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Sail San Diego delivered a great day outing. We were late in the migration season, but Captain Mike Tolda delivered a great day sailing, conversation, and found us a whale. To share this in a small group of friendly people was an experience not to be topped. Beautiful day outing.

Visited March 2013
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Palmetto
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“The highlight of my trip to San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My boyfriend had to work one day out of our trip during our stay in San Diego, so my girlfriend and I booked a whale watching sailboat cruise through the hotel we were staying at. We had no idea what we were getting into. When we came aboard the sailboat we were to go out on, Mike, our Captain, took over and made us feel completely comfortable with the safety procedures with a sense of humor that even though we didn't see any whales, made the whole trip an educational experience showing his expertise of the sea, the harbor, and any questions
asked, he could answer. There were six of us, and though we had never met, we all enjoyed one another, and Mike seemed to have the knack of putting us all together and making it a great adventure. Can not wait to go back. Thank you for that adventure Captain Mike

Visited February 2013
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High River
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“whale watching without the whales ---fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had one of the most pleasant experiences of our travels when we sailed with Capt. GW out to the open waters. We enjoyed the sail even though we did not see any whales, only dolphins, seals and sea lions, as we were late in the migration season. Capt. GW was very knowledgable about the harbour and all the activities on shore and in the water, and willingly shared that knowledge with us in terms we could understand. Being land lubbers from the Canadian Priaries, sailing was exciting. We come to San Diego once a year and we will take the whale watching tour with Sail San Diego again. Hopefully, with better luck, we will see breaching whales.

Visited March 2013
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