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2-Hour Sunset Sail from San Diego
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2-Hour Sunset Sail from San Diego

By San Diego Sailing Tours
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Cruise into the open ocean and catch an unforgettable California sunset on this afternoon sailing tour from San Diego. Sail on a restored luxury vessel with high-end finishes, and enjoy a glass of wine or beer as you get a new perspective on the San Diego Harbor. Seating is limited to just six passengers, so you can book the whole boat for a private sail if you wish.
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Ages 13-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 2h
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Highlights
  • Cruise in vintage style on a small-group San Diego sailing charter
  • Enjoy views of the San Diego skyline and watch a Pacific sunset
  • Most high-end yachts used are built and hand-finished in California
  • Glass of beer, wine, or champagne included, with option to buy more

  • Breathtaking sunset views over Point Loma & San Diego
  • Experienced skipper for a safe and smooth sailing experience
  • Intimate group, no more than 6 passengers per charter
  • Sailing the Harbor aboard a classically restored yacht
  • Spacious outdoor deck for sightseeing
  • Spectacular views of San Diego’s coastline
  • Tasty selection of cheese, salami, and crackers served onboard
  • Views of Downtown, Point Loma, Harbor Island, Shelter Island, and Coronado Island
What's not included
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry/Admission - San Diego Sailing Tours

Depart around 3:30pm from Cabrillo Isle Marina, and sail into San Diego Harbor on a carefully restored vessel likely built in California. Stroll up and down the 36-foot yacht, and admire luxury finishes like teak and mahogany woodwork and high-end interior design. The boat holds six passengers for an intimate experience; bring along five friends or family members to make it a private cruise. Listen to your captain’s narration and sip a complimentary glass of beer or wine as you cruise past coastal landmarks such as Point Loma, Coronado Island, and downtown San Diego. Keep an eye out for passing marine life, too. As the sun moves toward the horizon, soak up fantastic views of a colorful Pacific sunset reflected in the ocean.

Start:
  • 1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Departure point: Cabrillo Isle Marina Address: 1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA, 92101 Directions: Please meet your captain at the Amazon Locker 15 minutes prior to departure. You will find the locker directly to the left of the Marina when you find parking.  Dates: Daily
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5563P9

    • All travelers will need to present a photo ID
    • For the private sail, there is a maximum of 6 passengers allowed per booking
    • Kids Go Free October: If you have more than one child traveling per adult, please pay operator directly for additional children at time of travel
    • Legal Drinking Age is persons 21 and up
    • No high-heeled shoes, black-soled shoes or boots are allowed to be worn on board the yacht, please wear soft-soled shoes
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5563P9

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    • 1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
      Departure point: Cabrillo Isle Marina Address: 1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA, 92101 Directions: Please meet your captain at the Amazon Locker 15 minutes prior to departure. You will find the locker directly to the left of the Marina when you find parking.  Dates: Daily
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      Unbeatable... enjoy white wine, beer, or champagne on this intimate 2-hour tour. Watch the beautiful glow as the sun sets behind Point Loma. See the glowing downtown city lights just before we head home. We’ll sail you soon!
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    • San Diego Sailing Tours
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      San Diego, California
      Joined in March 2012
    • Roving28618377882
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sailing in the Pacific!
      We had a wonderful time on the Wildlife Tour. The Captain was a gracious host, and he did a great job skippering the boat. He let me take the helm and taught me how to work the winches. The boat was lovely and the experience was a lot of fun. I was happy to sail in the harbor and the Pacific.
      Written June 25, 2024
    • wanderwithpurpose
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful day sailing
      Captain Cory was wonderful. Lots of sea lions and sea birds. Don’t expect to see whales but lovely day and lots of fun anyway
      Written May 12, 2024
    • Sunshine629215
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun 2-hour sail!
      My husband and I had a wonderful 2-hour morning sail and learned a lot about the history of San Diego, including the US Naval bases there. We saw tons of wildlife and especially enjoyed watching the sea lions sunbathe and frolic in the water. Heartily recommend!
      Written September 15, 2023
    • C9548OBchristopherc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Morning Sail
      Took a 10am sail around San Diego Harbor with Corey as our Captain. He was amazing!! Very attentive to passengers and talked about all sights we were seeing. Very knowledgeable Captain. We had a fun and relaxing time. Would highly recommend!!
      Written September 14, 2023
    • ssalinas321
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had a blast!
      We had a blast! Kyle and Bruce were fun, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about sailing. Boat was clean and all directions (including where to meet) were clear. We would do it again! Highly recommend.
      Written September 3, 2023
    • boxingpam
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful private moonlight cruise
      We did a Moonlight sail and Corey was our Captain. It was a beautiful night, Corey was a great and informative captain and we got an unexpected bonus of fireworks off the Midway ship and bioluminescence algea in the water. It was FANTASTIC!!!
      Written September 1, 2023
    • Extraordinary777394
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sailing Away
      Beautiful day of sailing and our Captain Sal was wonderful. We all enjoyed this very special day for us. We were a large group and locals to San Diego. Packaged snacks were offered and we brought our own snacks as well. Had a great day. The real drawbacks had to do with the price and the boat. The boat was old. For the price paid, which was a lot…the boat for a large private group should have been a lot more sleek and glamorous. There were lots of add ons; per person over 6 people there was a fee, and of course the tip. We are experienced sailors and had a great time. Just will look for more cost effective companies and newer fleet next time.
      Written July 31, 2023
    • Erdem M
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to spend 3 hours
      Amazing way to spend 3 hours sailing around San Diego! Jim (our captain) and Kathy were excellent hosts and we enjoyed sailing with the beautiful boat. We saw seals and seabirds up close and loved every minute on the water. Not every season is whale or dolphin migration season, so do not expect to see them at every trip ;) Highly recommended! Remember to bring lots of sunscreen and a hat!
      Written July 2, 2023
    • Juan A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best part of our trip!
      Best part of our San Diego trip! Our Captain Kyle was super fun and knowledgeable. Perfect sunset. Easy to handle for any person concerned about getting seasick as you’re in the bay.
      Written June 21, 2023
    • chelseakU2784ZT
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      Amazing Sailing Experience
      Highly recommend this sailing experience, very qualified captain (captain Corey!), was so much fun!
      Written June 15, 2023
    • reynam974
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      Friends on a boat
      We took so many photos. The Captin made this adventure great and amusing. The other passenger where also a group of friends that help make the trip so amazing.
      Written May 29, 2023
    • Elizala
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Sunset Tour
      This is the second time we did a sailing tour with San Diego Sailing Tours and they didn’t disappoint. We had so much fun last year and this time was even more special. Captain Corey was so knowledgeable and told us all about the history of the area. I highly recommend this specific tour company because they really care about their customers and making sure they have the best experience possible!
      Written April 28, 2023
    • the-var-guys
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrific sail!
      Terrific sunset sail! Cap’n Kyle was the perfect guide and is basically Crush (Finding Nemo) brought to life! Fun and knowledgeable. Boat was lovely. Highly recommend!
      Written April 22, 2023
    • 2MatthewT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wildlife day cruise
      I took my family out for a sail, we were more interested in spending a day sailing than the wildlife tour part if it but we ended up getting both! Captain Cory did a great job sailing the boat and giving us some education on the area, wildlife and sailing. We had a great time and lucked out with some good wind and weather! Thanks Damian and Cory for taking good care of us!
      Written April 9, 2023
    • Trail325467
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    Kate
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Solo
    Captain Alan was great and very knowledgeable of the area. It was very relaxing and nice. Only one other couple on board- very spaced out (great for COVID times). Also felt very safe (key for my fellow solo female travelers).
    Written August 22, 2020
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    John C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    I got lucky and was able to make reservations for Valentine’s Day. My gf and I loved the sailing trip. Captain Allen was awesome and he is one of the most positive guys I’ve ever met. You could tell he loved his job and everything about being on the water. In the future I’d like to do one of the longer sailing trips they offer.
    Written February 15, 2020
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    porter_osborne
    Waco, TX787 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I truly enjoyed the sunset sail. We were aboard with two ladies who were on vacation. The snacks and drinks were a perfect touch for the sail. The only obstacle is finding the office and or boat. Allow a couple of extra minutes for that.
    Written June 9, 2024
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    MJC
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2019 • Couples
    Terry was our Captain and he was great. The Yacht is very smooth. We sat up front and it was great. We went all around the harbor/bay and we can’t wait to go again.
    Written September 23, 2019
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    Celeste N
    Hull, MA40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Had the opportunity to enjoy the 2 hour sunset cruise around San Diego bay on 8/28/19. Our Captain, Terry, took great care of us, pointed out all of the historical ships and brought us plenty of beverages. We were lucky enough to see some sailboat racing as well. We (well Terry that is) had to negotiate through the oncoming sailboats getting excitingly close to many of them. I will definitely do this again!!
    Written September 2, 2019
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    Burtan
    Annapolis, MD17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2018 • Couples
    Captain Eric definitely had everything under control while sailing us downtown San Diego. All while also serving us wine and cheese. The beautiful sunset was an added bonus. I would recommend this sail to anyone who needs to unwind.
    Written May 14, 2018
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    Thank you for joining our cruises! We're glad Captain Eric was able to provide a memorable sailing experience and that you got enjoy pure bliss on the water.
    Written May 18, 2018
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    Fritzy888
    Solana Beach, CA15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2019 • Friends
    The Captain Alan was fantastic! Did a great job! I think that the boat seemed a bit old and needed a little upkeep and there was no table to set a drink at so we were a bit disappointed with that, but the tour itself was great and as we said Alan was knowledgeable, kind, and interesting to listen to! He is a wealth of knowledge!
    Written June 17, 2019
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    Angie R
    Sunderland, UK1,559 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2018 • Couples
    Firstly let me say before this trip we had never been on a sailing boat only intended for six people so it was a new experience for us...

    So it came as a bit of a surprise when we totally fell in love with our experience. We had been out with another captain earlier in the week which was ok, but Captain Charlie really made the experience come alive for us. His care to make sure we had fab trips and saw absolutely everything was outstanding, hence our further three trips with him.

    We were also really lucky that on two of the trips we ended up being the sole occupants of the yacht - totally luxurious! It was fab as we got to sail quite a lot too, so know we were lucky there too....

    Cannot recommend sailing with Captain Charlie strongly enough.... we are already in the process of booking again for our next trip in January and will also be whale watching then too....

    Awesome sailing in the bay of an awesome city with an awesome captain...

    Oh and nibbles and first drink included (lovely white wine) ! The company are based on Harbour Island please see pics.... and sail with this lovely company...
    Written August 31, 2018
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    maceye2001
    Oxford, MS23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2018 • Business
    My mom and I had a great time on this sailing cruise. It was a little chilly, but the boat was equipped with blankets, snacks, and drinks. We happened to start sailing as a marine layer was coming in, but we were still able to see several sea lions, birds, and fish. Captain Curtis was very knowledgeable and helpful! Plus, we got to meet some amazing visitor to the U.S. from India.
    Written January 11, 2018
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    Thank you for sailing with us even on an unusually cloudy day in San Diego. We're glad that you had a great time with Captain Curtis and other travelers while getting a view of the local marine wildlife. We hope we made your experience in San Diego memorable, and that we can sail you in the future!
    Written February 16, 2018
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    JodiKK
    Arizona85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic sunset cruise for our anniversary. Beautiful San Diego is a must see from the water. Alan was knowledgeable and we felt very safe with him as our captain.
    Written February 5, 2023
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