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Next Level Sailing

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San Diego, CA, USA
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About Next Level Sailing
Welcome aboard the world famous 139ft yacht AMERICA for a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience. This luxurious sailing schooner provides the most environmentally friendly and personal wildlife experience in San Diego. Highlights: * 4-hour cruise to spot whales, dolphins and more * "Whale sighting" and "no sea sickness" guarantees * Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages included * low sweeping decks offering fantastic uninterrupted views and a deep keel for stability, the AMERICA offers whale watching at its best.
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Though several whale watching tours operate out of San Diego, only one cruise whisks passengers out to sea on an actual sailboat. Harness the power of the wind on this whale watching sail, where you board a replica 1851 ship for your cruise. Enjoy unobstructed views from the decks, get a smooth ride, and expect great views of the sea creatures you spot—since they're not scared by a motor.
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Barbie R wrote a review Oct 25
Apple Valley, California16 contributions
This was an amazingly great adventure on a beautiful sailboat with staff that was very friendly and engaging!! And we DID SEE WHALES!! Like A LOT OF WHALES!!! THANK YOU, Crew!!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Karen W wrote a review Oct 23
Carrollton, Texas2 contributions
Although we didn't see any whales, we saw a large nursery pod of dolphins. Love the setup for Covid. We had our own section to sit and all precautions were taken. Beautiful day.
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Response from CaptainFathom, Manager at Next Level Sailing
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for sharing your experience, we are so glad you had a fantastic time! I'm sorry you didn't see any whales during your trip, but please come back to fulfill your guarantee. Feel free to email us at info@nextlevelsailing.com or call us 619-922-6215. Thanks again for your review, we really appreciate it!
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ecwriter wrote a review Oct 15
Albuquerque, NM11 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a lovely day out on the ocean on our whale watching trip on the America. What a beautiful sailing ship! The crew were all very attentive and professional. They made a special effort to make everyone feel comfortable and spent time educating the children on board about whales and other sea creatures. Even though we didn't see any whales on our trip, it was still a great cruise. I'm so glad they are still able to take people out during this time. They definitely were taking extra precautions due to the coronavirus and all the guests had plenty of room with ample space between each party. I highly recommend this cruise for everyone, young and old.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from CaptainFathom, Manager at Next Level Sailing
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I am so glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Please be sure to come sailing with us again in order to take advantage of your whale watching guarantee. Just rebook by calling 619-922-6215 or email us at info@nextlevelsailing.com. Thanks again for your fabulous review, we really appreciate it! :)
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Ellen N wrote a review Oct 13
Olathe, Kansas5 contributions1 helpful vote
What a FUN adventure! I loved that due to COVID, the sail only had a max of 35 people aboard compared to 70! I was able to see water spray out of the whales blowhole and a portion of the whales body, which was neat! I also saw dolphins! These dolphins were not dolphins I've seen previously. I think they were a different species. They appeared smaller; but they were beautiful none-the-less. I loved the hospitality on the cruise, along with the complimentary beverages and snacks offered, multiple times. The bathroom aboard was also very clean. I would definitely recommend this cruise and would love to return myself! P.S. Bring cash to leave a nice gratuity for a job well done! P.P.S. Bring lots of layers. It gets very cold and extremely windy in the open water. Feel free to bring gloves, scarves, hats, coats, jackets, and/or blankets. You will not be sorry.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from CaptainFathom, Manager at Next Level Sailing
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much for sharing your review! I am so glad to hear you had a wonderful time. We truly appreciate the time you took to write your kind review, thank you so much. We can't wait to have you out in the future!
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Russell wrote a review Oct 12
San Francisco, California1 contribution
Excellent experience! The crew are friendly and very serious about COVID-19 precautions. They also made it a very enjoyable afternoon cruising on the ocean. No whale-sighting in our case, but lots of dolphins.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from CaptainFathom, Manager at Next Level Sailing
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sailing with us, we are so glad you had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your experience, we really appreciate it. Please be sure to come back and fulfill your whale watching guarantee. Just give us a call 619-922-6215 or email us at info@nextlevelsailing.com. We can't wait to take you sailing again. Thank you so much!
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