I had a great time on the Stars and Stripes. The crew were friendly and professional and definitely knew what they were doing. I felt confident aboard and enjoyed the opportunity to help sail the boat when offered. The trip is a three hour sail in the harbor/bay area and includes some history and fun sight-seeing from aboard the ship. I would highly recommend this to anyone with or without sailing experience since the trip can be tailored to your comfort level. It is also totally kid friendly and the few on board for my trip had a great time. All in all- great deal and a great sail!