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Central Coast Sailing Charters

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Address: Harford Pier, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Phone Number: +1 805-540-4667
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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CENTRAL COAST SAILING CHARTERS and AVILA BEACH WHALE WATCHING. Semi private...

CENTRAL COAST SAILING CHARTERS and AVILA BEACH WHALE WATCHING. Semi private small group boat tours, If you are here for a vacation or a local looking for something new to do that the whole family can enjoy, what could be better than sailing together on a beautiful 44 ft yacht. All of our trips are semi private with no more than 6 passengers onboard! Come on out and enjoy the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and the sparkling water all around as you learn to steer a real ocean going yacht through the waves!

Wildlife viewing nature interpretive sailing tours are departing daily from the Harford Pier near Avila Beach California. From July through the end of September we have some of the best whale watching available on the California coast.

Private tours,whale watching and sailing lessons are all available at reasonable prices

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Amazing!

We sale with Captain Mark a few times every year, always bringing new friends or family along. Today was awesome as usual. There were no whales but the sea was frisky and we had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jwmidwife
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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We sale with Captain Mark a few times every year, always bringing new friends or family along. Today was awesome as usual. There were no whales but the sea was frisky and we had a blast riding the waves. We saw the usual wildlife but the waves and swells were the highlight this time! Can't wait for our next trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Captain Mark was great! We didn't see any whales on our trip but it didn't matter. The journey was full of excitement and adventure for our teens and younger children. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jesse N
San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful afternoon with some "spirited" sailing followed by a return to port along the shoreline with an endless view of ocean wildlife - Otters, Whales, Dolphins, Birds; Captain Mark is so informative about sailing and wildlife, it is always an amazing adventure. We are locals who always look forward to our time aboard Spirit.

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Thank Lauren W
Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely amazing time aboard the Spirit! It was hands down the highlight of our vacation and a memory we will always have to share. The whales were so close! We appreciated Captain Mark's hospitality with the snacks and beverages, as well as his stories about the local environment and his sailing experiences. He also let us participate... More 

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Thank carlsongreg
Avila Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Mark was the most knowledgeable sailor I could have wished for. I took my 9 year old granddaughter on his Sunday morning 2 1/2 hour sea life cruise. He was so gracious and kind toward her and the other family of four who joined us. Because it is limited to 6 people, there was plenty of room for all... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience with Central Coast Sailing Charters. The captain was very empathic towards our loss, and made us feel welcome aboard. His experience and knowledge of the area animals was very informative. We had the opportunity to see 2 humpback whales after the ash spreading ceremony. Both my daughters and my mother got to experience this rare... More 

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Thank bjg0
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time sailing with Capt. Mark. He made us feel welcome and you can tell he loves what he does and enjoys sharing it with his guests. The drinks and snacks are a special touch and Mark explains everything very clearly and prepares you for what the weather is bringing to the experience. Will definitely be booking another... More 

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Thank Kelygurl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife, daughters (13 & 17) and I went on the '1-1/2 hour Morning Private Sealife Sail for Families'. First, Captain Mark is probably the nicest guy in California. Second, he's a wealth of information about the history of the area and the sea life that calls it home - we learned a ton while sailing around Avila harbor. Third... More 

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Thank John F
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Captain Mark was awesome and the cruise onboard the Spirit was very enjoyable!! He really cares about people and works hard to make sure everyone is happy with the cruise.

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Thank gleecasto
North Bend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My husband and I, our grown kids, and our grandkids had a fine time sailing with Mark. His competence was assuring. His manner was respectful and natural. His knowledge of the area and its flora and fauna were impressive. Such a good family adventure.

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