We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Book In Advance
Tours from Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11 tend to sell out - travelers recommend booking in advance!
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
387
All photos (387)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“america's cup”(147 reviews)
“captain lynn”(66 reviews)
“san diego bay”(104 reviews)
About
Public and private 3 hour sails aboard Stars & Stripes USA-11, the authentic 1992 America's Cup racing yacht sailed by Dennis Conner. Take the helm, grind the winches, or just hang on as this amazing high performance racer zips around San Diego Bay...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
Website
+1 619-255-4705
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (937)
Filter reviews
925 results
Traveler rating
901
20
2
1
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
901
20
2
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews america's cup captain lynn san diego bay grinder racing yacht photos and videos friendly crew great boat bucket list unique experience highlight of our trip three hours shelter island coronado bridge helm knots grinding
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 925 reviews
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Loads of fun on the 1992 Americas cup boat. Active participation with rigging and sailing this beautiful sail boat. The massive sail is impressive. The crew is great and goes the distance to make sure everyone has a good time.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jackn128
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I am a long time sailor of small boats so when I get a chance to go out on a classic big boat I jump. This boat was involved in the '92 America's cup. It's a racing machine and yet the ride on the water...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DoryGuy
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I had a sail boat many years ago. A San Juan 24’ named Sun Shine Express. How I loved to sail. I had to sell her and many years later I bought a smaller sail boat. Fun but not as exciting. To the point, we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 902jeanm902
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to provide an excellent review of our America's Cup experience. We enjoyed having you on board Stars & Stripes.

Reviewed July 19, 2018

Just stepping on the boat was amazing, being able to raise the mainsail, trim the headsail and drive the yacht was a bucket list leader for me. Awesome crew, great views and pretty good speed for a big boat. Daughter had a great time. Loved...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joe D
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Thanks for the comprehensive review of sailing aboard Stars & Stripe on San Diego Bay and good to know your daughter also had fun.

Reviewed July 15, 2018

This is a great way to see San Diego's Big Bay and have fun doing it. Don't worry that you are going to get thrashed around and seasick unless it is a super, super, SUPER windy day and there are huge white caps all over...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank boxingpam
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the sail and take advantage of the history of the American Cup. You can tell that the Crew that works on the sail boat LOVES what they do. We took both our teenage sons (13 &16) they had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bridgette S
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Thanks for the great review and glad to hear that the teenagers had fun. We look forward to having you back next year.

Reviewed July 1, 2018

Great time, weather always perfect in SD. Wonderful views of the city, harbor, Midway, Coronado, and all the boats on the water. Very fun (and safe). The Captain (Lynn) and crew made everyone feel part of the crew. Seeing the other America's cup boat (Il...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank markrY3879PV
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to give future travelers an excellent overview of our venue. We hope to see you back on board one of our America's Cup racing yachts in the near future.

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Four of us had a wonderful afternoon on Stars & Stripes USA-11. All of the crew and support staff were outstanding. We would recommend this without a doubt - it was the highlight of our week in San Diego. Bill, MaryLynn, Joe, and Peggy.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mayflytransitions
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thanks for your comments and we're happy that could provide a memorable event for your trip to San Diego.

Reviewed June 6, 2018

We had a wonderful time out on the Bay with the Stars and Stripes. Everyone was so nice and professional. They love sailing and it shows! We could do as much or as little as we wanted. Everyone was knowledgeable and the history is really...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank cmx2018
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thanks for your review and it's good to know we are offering an enjoyable San Diego experience.

Reviewed June 2, 2018

The brief talk on the history of the America's Cup race was a great way to start the experience! The sail was fabulous! The host and hostess made sure that everyone was comfortable and they allowed anyone who had an interest to participate as a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jan S
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks for such a thorough review of our experience.

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 291 nearby hotels
Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
848 reviews
.13 miles away
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
4,116 reviews
.32 miles away
Bay Club Hotel & Marina
1,595 reviews
.54 miles away
Humphreys Half Moon Inn
1,848 reviews
.63 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,588 nearby restaurants
Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano
300 reviews
.74 miles away
Humphreys Restaurant
416 reviews
.57 miles away
Loma Bonita Mexican Food
17 reviews
.76 miles away
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
243 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,358 nearby attractions
Harbor and Shelter Islands
313 reviews
.77 miles away
Japanese Friendship Bell
7 reviews
.20 miles away
San Diego Comfort Cruise
23 reviews
.33 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
margaretmyrtle
August 3, 2017|
Answer
Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
$125 for adults and $75 for 18 & under.
0
Votes
Katie T
August 3, 2017|
Answer
Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
We have the required US Coast Guard off-shore life jacket Type 1 PFD for persons weighing more than 90 pounds. It would probably not fit anyone over about a 250 pounds.
1
Vote
sawbone
February 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
As an authentic America's Cup racing yacht, there are no bathrooms, beds, galleys or other conveniences on board. Just a marine head for emergencies.
0
Votes