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Next Level Sailing

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“whale watching”(60 reviews)
“captain troy”(11 reviews)
“maritime museum”(17 reviews)
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. Next Level Sailing is...more
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1492 N Harbor Dr, Site of San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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Reviewed yesterday

the crew was awesome, skilled and informative. The day was beautiful! We could not have asked for a better time. We will remember it always. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone, and we will do it again when we return to the area!

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Thank lisa6307
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow what a ship. Fantastic ship and crew, we give IT outsourcing best recommendations. Book online in Advance to make sure you get this experience.

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Thank Jeanette P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time on the trip. Got to see a blue whale, the only one seen that day by any tours. They had excellent narration and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommended!

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Thank jthane
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was truly a great time with the crew of the America. Fathom is an excellent tour guide, we loved her enthusiasm and knowledge. We saw many pods of dolphins, including a mega pod of several thousand as well as a Blue Whale. The whale...More

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Thank scottmack64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just like Al said, that was Whalewatching, not Whalesearching. Thank you, Next Level Sailing, for such a great day.

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Thank MrSvensson
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a perfect tour down south where we saw lots of dolphins, and 5 or more blue whales. The crew was super friendly and entertaining. Would definitely recommend this tour!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible experience with a wonderful, knowledgeable crew! The yacht is absolutely beautiful and we were able to see sea lions, dolphins, and even blue whales!

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Thank 670crystal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful boat and a great crew. Local SD, with hundreds of days on the water, and this was a great experience. Can’t wait to sail with Them again.

Thank andrew m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic crew and captain! Al was entertaining and informing with stories of the ocean land and personal experiences. Loved that he shared photos and a treasure box. Sailed us right to the spot to see whales...lots of whales. We have often been told that whale-watching...More

Thank Jodi S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour did not disappoint! It was everything as advertised! The sail was smooth and interactive, the crew friendly and entertaining. We were the only tour to sight a blue whale the day we went out, and it was amazing. Not to mention hundreds of...More

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