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

San Diego, CA, USA
More
About Sail Stars & Stripes
Public and private 3 hour sails aboard Stars & Stripes USA-11, the authentic America's Cup racing yacht sailed by Dennis Conner in 1992. Take the helm, grind the winches, or just hang on as we zip around San Diego Bay at twice the speed of the average sailboat. A truly unique and memorable experience. Soft drinks and water are included. A crew member will be taking complimentary photos & videos of all the action on board as well as the sights of San Diego Bay. After the sail, complimentary refreshments are served while viewing the days activities on our flat screen TV. The photos & videos will then be posted on Google Web Albums for free access and use. The total cost (no additional taxes or fees) of $125 for adults & $75 for children (5-18) is the best value and most exciting venue on San Diego Bay. Private charters available for as little as $1,500. Located at the Kona Kai Resort & Marina with free street parking and complimentary valet service.
Read more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Travelers talk about
Tours and Tickets by Sail Stars & Stripes
Overview
Cruise around San Diego bay aboard an authentic 1992 America’s Cup racing yacht and travel at twice the speed of the average sailboat. The Stars and Stripes USA-11 is one of the fastest and best known America’s Cup racing yachts. It was designed and built to be raced in San Diego, and has been restored to pristine condition. Take a turn at the helm and join in grinding the winches to raise and trim the sails.
1,069Reviews16Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 1,043
  • 20
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
mallen5 wrote a review Sep 2011
CLINTON1 contribution1 helpful vote
When you visit San Diego, the experience of sailing in an America's cup boat has to be at the top of your list. The boat, crew, and weather was excellent. Will do it again when I visit the area. We also will stay at the hotel near the marina of the USA 11.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2011
Helpful
Share
hma55 wrote a review Sep 2011
Phoenix, Arizona3 contributions
A wonderful and exciting experience for our family as sailing novices. Our two young boys had the time of their lives. We loved the hands on experience.....raising the sail, turning the grinders and steering the yacht. Captain Lynn and the crew were fantastic and extremely
Read more
Date of experience: August 2011
Helpful
Share
qltyfr8 wrote a review Sep 2011
Sacramento, California1 contribution
We found this exciting afternoon trip on Trip Advisor and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit to the San Diego area in early August 2011. Allow extra time to get to the dock facility as it's located across the harbor from the Convention Center and takes 20-30
Read more
Date of experience: August 2011
Helpful
Share
Kendall R wrote a review Sep 2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions
You sense the wind, following it’s every move as it leads you in an intricate waltz that sweeps you back and forth along the San Diego Bay. You stand at the helm, caressing the wheel and holding the line as you feel the rise and fall of the swells beneath your feet. There is
Read more
Date of experience: August 2011
Helpful
Share
yukon700 wrote a review Sep 2011
Denver, Colorado3 contributions
Really is the #2 thing to do in San Diego behind the zoo. They really cater to their clients. All the pictures from the trip were put up on the internet within a day or two and they took pictures of everyone doing all the different positions on the boat. The crew was so nice and
Read more
Date of experience: August 2011
Helpful
Share