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“Great sailing experience!”

Central Coast Sailing Charters
Ranked #2 of 11 Tours in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: BOAT TOUR AVILA BEACH, WHALE WATCHING, SAILING TOUR, ECO FRIENDLY, FAMILY FRIENDLY . 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
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Denver, CO
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great sailing experience!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Captain Mark is fun, informative and an all-around fantastic Captain. The whole experience was the highlight of my vacation. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that is going to be in the area. Thank you so much Mark for giving me a great tale to take back to Colorado!

Visited August 2013
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Pismo Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the best experiences on the central coast!”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Captain Mark and the sailing experience were fantastic! It was relaxing, fun, and educational. I've been on several similar adventures where "snacks" were served; Mark, however, provided fresh grapes, strawberries, and wine! Even had a chance to steer the sailboat. Can't say enough how about how much my wife and I enjoyed this. We'll be back for another round!

Visited August 2013
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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great experience on Central Coast Charters!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

My husband, 2 boys (12 and 8) and I had a great time with Mark and 2 other passengers. The sail became a wonderful whale-watch when we had little wind. It was an experience of a lifetime and the highlight of our family's 10 day California road trip. We have traveled all over the United States and this is one of the best deals for the experience. This would be on my absolute must-do things if in the area.

Visited July 2013
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84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Excellent whale watching on the Spirit!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We saw at least whale breaches today! Humpback whales were amazing. Captain Mark is a great host, nice snacks, comfortable sailboat! He is extremely knowledgeable about the area; we are locals and we learned a great deal. Amazing experience THANK YOU!!!!

Visited August 2013
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Arlington, VA
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great whale watching”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Mark, the captain, is a winner. Went for a morning sail. He started by offering wine, beer, soda, and great snacks. He then proceeded to tell us the history around Avila Beach. Then, out we headed, about 5 miles. We saw at least a dozen whales as Mark worked hard and carefully to position us for wonderful views. The sea is generally more calm for the morning sale and rougher in the afternoon. Mark said that generally whale watching is better in the afternoon.

Visited August 2013
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