San Diego

Affordable, Luxury Sailing Tour of San Diego's Bay and Coastal Waterways

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Afordable Luxury Sailing Tours of San Diegos Bay and Coastal Waterways
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sail out into the San Diego Bay and take in great views of the city's skyline with this small-group tour aboard a 34-foot Catalina sailboat led by a local captain. You can choose from morning, afternoon, or evening departures and you will be welcome to bring your own drinks on board.
  • Learn about San Diego from your local captain
  • Snacks and water will be provided
  • Guests over 21 are welcome to bring alcohol on board
  • Group sizes capped at just six travelers

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • BYOB if desired. Alcohol allowed for persons over 21. Call for Catering and Special Add on's.

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 1450 Harbor Island Dr
      1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

      Meet at Cabrillo Island Marina in front of the Seal can't miss it!

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Water's Edge Faith Community (Pass By)

    Sailing San Diego Bay (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Captain Peter was a great guide! It was a great experience, the bay was beautiful and the sunset was beautiful. Nice, clean boat. Would recommend


    164 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Great Day sailing!
    Jane_C, Feb 2024
    Captain Mike Soper wa great, he made our sailing wonderful ! Very easy to book and a lot of communication before we got there and easy to find out meeting place
    A Perfect Twilight Ride!
    Barb_J, Dec 2023
    Captain Mike just MADE this trip! Welcoming, funny, and interesting. And he tailored our experience by allowing us to move up the start time due to daylight savings time so we could catch the sunset and twilight. He was familiar with the military and historic boats along the waterfront, as well as a wealth of information on what to do while in San Diego. The boat was perfect for our group of 6…just the very best experience!
    Girl weekend trip magic!
    Carolina_E, Nov 2023
    Captain Mike was the absolute best! We had a blast sailing around the bay and learned so much! This little excursion definitely made our girls’ weekend extra memorable. Cannot recommend this enough!
    Great sailing experience.
    Brenda_S, Oct 2023
    Captain Pete was great. We had such a pleasant sail of the harbor. Pete let our husbands take the wheel for awhile to sail the boat. That was very enjoyable as we are not sailors and was a unique experience.
    Fun, relaxing and amazing!
    Annie_Z, Oct 2023
    This was by far the most fun I’ve had in a long time. Captain Mike is outgoing, knowledgeable and funny!! I will do this again next time I’m in San Diego! What a great experience! Thank you Captain Mike!! 🥂❤️⛵️
    Fun and informative!
    Dawn_T, Oct 2023
    Had fun and learned a lot about the bay and sailing! Loved it all and Captain Mike was amazing! Would definitely recommend!
    Fun with Captain Mike
    Courtney_P, Oct 2023
    The sailing tour and Captain Mike were incredible!!! We went with a group of 5 and had such a fun time exploring the shoreline of San Diego!! We could have listened to Captain Mike talk for hours! We also really appreciated the coats and blankets!
    60th birthday sail trip.
    Jack_L, Sep 2023
    First time sailing and didn't know what to expect. Captain David was very informative and personable which made the trip much more fun and interstate. Thank you Captain David my 60th birthday was a hit.
    Amazing tour!
    Mochears, Aug 2023
    Captain Mike was so personable and knowledgeable! I’d recommend this tour to anyone! We learned so much while enjoying a relaxing morning in the bay
    Daniel_O, Jul 2023
    We had a great time! Captain Dave was very accommodating, and knowledgeable about the area. The weather was great, and the boat was very well maintained. There was comfortable seating and we could even go up front for some sun if desired. We would definitely sail again in the future!
    sundown cruise
    Travis_C, Jul 2023
    Peter was a great captain. He told us a lot of interesting information on our trip and my wife got to sail the boat. A great experience. Will do it again- Travis and Judy from Texas
    10/10 experience!
    katie_R, Jun 2023
    What a fun and exciting adventure! Set sail on a beautiful sail boat and learn about the ships, naval base, marine life, and architecture on the San Diego Bay. Captain Mike was very personable, knowledgeable and a true delight! Not only was our trip such a pleasure, but we loved how intimate it was too (only 6 guests allowed). We recommend choosing the sunset time slot so you can enjoy the view on your way back around the bay. We loved learning about the "special" marine life located underwater. If you want to know more then I guess you'll have to book! We will be back in the future, thanks for everything!
    So much fun! And learned a lot!
    Danae_C, Jun 2023
    Capitan Mike was AMAZING! So knowledgeable about the things we went by. I would come see him every trip to San Diego!
    Motor ride at the bay
    Wilington_H, Apr 2023
    Unfortunately my experience was not good I pay for a sailboat but what I got was someone taking me around the San Diego port using the motor and never deployed the sail because it was too much work for him, I kept seeing all the sailboats having a blast but not us we kept going around the bay using a week motor it rune my wife birthday, what a waste of money I requested a refund but no reply yet, if anything gets this make sure you insist that you are here to sail and if you get a excise don’t go just get your money back Captan Piter he cheat us or our experience, so sad
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Wally, I'm so sorry you had a bad experience. Captain Peter told me that at 1st the winds were too strong making it dangerous and you said you were fine with the motor tour. As the wind died down a bit Peter came forward and asked if you would come back and he would put the sail up, and you responded that you "didn't care one way or the other" He thought you were enjoying the entire trip on the bow and didn't care to come back to put the sail up. Peter also mentioned that you tipped him which made him feel you were good with the tour. It is extremely rare that the sail doesn't go up due to high winds and safety is always our Captain's #1 concern. I can vouch for Peter's professionalism and MANY years of experience. If you'd like to arrange a "make up sail" I'm happy to schedule it for you. Just give me a call. :) Captain Mike 619-997-7325 cell
    San Diego trip
    Luis_P, Nov 2022
    Excellent tour. Lots to see and experience. Captain Mike was excellent. This is the tour you can’t miss.
    We had an excellent...
    Molly_V, Oct 2022
    We had an excellent outing with Captain Peter. He was kind and patient as traffic causes us to be a bit late. He took us out, made sure we were comfortable, provided fun facts and stories along the way and even pointed out marine life. Very enjoyable. Recommended for couples, friend, and solos!
    Best boat tour ever.
    Constance_Q, Oct 2022
    Captain Mike was fantastic. It was a great trip and a wonderful tour. It was relaxing and fun. Highly recommended.
    Great experience!
    Christine_W, Oct 2022
    Captain Mike was great - made us feel safe, and was funny and knowledgeable about his town. We really enjoyed our sunset sail in the bay.
    Captain Mike is AWESOME
    Madeline_K, Sep 2022
    Mike was an amazing captain and told us so many different facts about San Diego!! He was so personable and we had so much fun!! I would definitely recommend someone else to do this experience!!
    Fun time on the water!
    James_R, Sep 2022
    Great boat and very relaxed cruise. Captain was great! Might have been a little too relaxed as we simply cruised around the harbor several times.

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