San Diego

Day Sail Aboard a Classic Yacht : San Diego's Best-Kept Secret:

Badge of ExcellenceSan Diego, USA
Day Sail on San Diego Bay
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Set sail on the San Diego Harbor without spending a fortune on this dreamy small-group sailing tour. Climb aboard a replica 1904 yacht that's unlike any other in San Diego, and enjoy several hours of cruising the bay and harbor, from Seaport Village past the USS Midway Museum and other shoreline attractions. No sailing experience is required, as a captain handles the navigation so you can enjoy the voyage.
  • Easy and affordable way to experience sailing in San Diego
  • See San Diego's skyline and attractions from the water
  • Enjoy provided snacks and soft drinks on board
  • Replica 1904 sailboat offers unique vintage style

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Marina parking will be around $12

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Safe Harbor Sunroad
    955 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    We will meet at the gate for docks A-D Marina parking will be around $12

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Maritime Museum of San Diego (Pass By)

USS Midway Museum (Pass By)

Seaport Village (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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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Reina_H
It was such a wonderful experience to be on this beautiful boat with only my family. It was such a personal, intimate experience to have the experience all to ourselves. Captain Phil was extremely hospitable and was happy to answer all of our questions.

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Intimate and personal experience
Reina_H, Apr 2024
It was such a wonderful experience to be on this beautiful boat with only my family. It was such a personal, intimate experience to have the experience all to ourselves. Captain Phil was extremely hospitable and was happy to answer all of our questions.
Can’t miss sailing in San Diego
Russell_H, Jan 2024
Captain Phillip did a great job offering interesting information about the harbor and the Naval Base. His lifelong love of sailing is evident in his tale about the refurbishing of the Liberty.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
It's always a delight when guides share personal stories and insights, especially when it comes from a place of genuine love and experience. Learning about the refurbishing of the Liberty likely provided an interesting glimpse into the world of maritime history and restoration efforts.
Best San Diego Bay Experience by Far!
Sal_A, Oct 2023
Sailing around the San Diego bay in the Liberty sloop was very relaxing and the sights were beautiful. Captain Philip is very courteous and amiable, and happily engages his guests in all sorts of dialogue with a sincere smile. Forget those impersonal bay tours on crowded boats. Spend a little more and experience the bay as it should be--on a classic sailing vessel captained by an experienced and friendly sailor.
Loved this small group sailboat cruise!!
Michelle_S, Aug 2023
Captain Phillip was incredible! Extremely knowledgeable about the San Diego Bay, it’s history, the sights and the area in general. The boat is super cool. The trip was idyllic. Highly recommend!
Relaxing and Enjoyable Afternoon Sail
Jessica_P, Jul 2023
Wonderful sailing experience around San Diego bay. Captain Philip was very hospitable and offered snacks and refreshments for our afternoon sail. He also shared information about the Bay Area as we were in town visiting. Would highly recommend for a quiet and peaceful afternoon sail if the loud and crowded “party boats” are not what you seek.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you so much for your excellent review of our sailing tour! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience on the water.
One of a kind vintage sailboat
Vincent_P, May 2023
Amazing time with captain Phil! He was so knowledgeable about all things sailing so we feel incredibly safe, but he was also really knowledgeable on the local area and kept it very entertaining. He was so friendly and kind that it really helped us. Have an amazing experience for our anniversary. There were tons of snacks and drinks as well
Response from Host, Jul 2023
It's wonderful to hear that you had an amazing time on our sailing tour. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation.
Fantastic day on the bay!
Kristen_C, May 2023
Was lucky to end up with just my dad and I as passengers. It was a great tour around the bay with sea lions and even a dolphin sighting. Captain Philip was really laid back and had a lot to share about the area and sailing. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
It's wonderful to hear that you had an amazing time on our sailing tour. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation.
Beautiful sail boat
Suzanne_M, Feb 2023
Beautiful trip around the harbor. Captain Phil is warm and friendly with a beautiful boat. It’s obvious how much he loves to sail and that makes the experience even better.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review of our sailing tour. We're glad you enjoyed every moment.
Relaxing sailboat ride.
Joe_M, Feb 2023
Captain Philip was great. He was very relaxed and informative about all of the local surroundings. My husband and I went with our great friends and there was one other couple there. All 7 of us turned out to be around the same age with adult kids and a lot in common. It was a little chilly on the water but the sun was out and it was beautiful. We laughed a lot and had a wonderful time.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We couldn't be happier to hear that you had a wonderful time on our sailing tour. Thank you for your positive feedback.
Perfect day in the San Diego Harbor
Bryan_F, Dec 2022
The yacht was a classic, wooden ship, so beautiful and well taken care of. Captain Philip was friendly and fun and gave us a fabulous tour of the San Diego Harbor. It was a beautiful, relaxing day and we would definitely go again.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Your positive feedback about our sailing tour means a lot to us. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience. Hope to see you again 1
Great sail
Robert_M, Nov 2022
Great time onboard a fine, well found vessel with a friendly, highly competent skippah. Weathah was great, the boat was immaculate and well appointed. Nevah saw such a clean head!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for the fantastic review of our sailing tour! We're thrilled to have been a part of your unforgettable experience
Fabulous time aboard the Liberty!
Jeannette_O, Aug 2022
We had a fabulous 2 hour sail through the San Diego harbor. The day was bright and warm with a strong wind so we did “heel” quite a bit which was exciting. captain Phillip was nice and welcoming made us comfortable throughout the tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your kind words and excellent review of our sailing tour. We're delighted that you enjoyed every moment.
Great Sunday afternoon
scott_c, Jul 2022
Was an awesome trip very friendly love the sailing The captain was awesome would recommend this trip to anybody
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Your glowing review of our sailing tour is greatly appreciated! We're glad we could provide you with a memorable adventure on the water.
Beautiful, relaxing afternoon
Eric_S, Jul 2022
Captain Phillip was wonderful. It was nice to be in a small intimate group. We were celebrating our anniversary and it was a great start to our evening plans.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We're overjoyed that you had such a fantastic time on our sailing tour. Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation
Wonderful 1st Time Sail
Ron_M, May 2022
It was a very pleasant afternoon sail with Captain Phillip. Wish we could have done the sunset sail, but his wife won’t let him buy another boat. It’s all good! Wonderful time anyway. 😁 Maybe next time.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Your positive review of our sailing tour means the world to us. We're thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience on the water.
What a perfect & relaxing tour
Linda_H, Apr 2022
We were on a Coastal California cruise & the shore excursions offered for San Diego, we had already done over the years with our respective families. We wanted something different & this was our top choice. It fit our time frame perfectly while in port, was close to our cruise ship terminal (less than 3 miles away), the weather was perfect for sailing and it was a small group tour/activity which was a huge factor in our decision. This classic yacht had been beautifully restored by Captain Phil. You could tell it was a labor of love & pride of ownership, so clean & very well maintained. Captain Phil has extensive experience in sailing & enjoyed his knowledge of the San Diego area. We were so glad we did this tour & highly recommend it. The Captain loves what he does & it shows. You won't be disappointed.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We're so glad to have made your sailing tour memorable. Thank you for your excellent review and valuable feedback.
Easy going voyage with laid back captain
Jeremy_M, Apr 2022
Captain Philip was a fantastic host. Our voyage was relaxing and informative. 2.5 hours was the perfect amount of time to cruise around the bay. We managed to see a number 9f dolphins amongst other sea animals.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We're delighted that you had a phenomenal time on our sailing tour! Thank you for your excellent review and for choosing us.
Captain Philip great at what he does!
Chris_O, Feb 2022
Gorgeous sailboat! Great captain! Awesome first time sailing experience for us! Would recommend Captain Philip and his sailboat for relaxing cool sail.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a remarkable review of our sailing tour. We're honored to have been part of your unforgettable journey
Vintage sailing in beautiful San Diego Bay
Jim_S, Feb 2022
We were visiting friends and ended our week with a sailing trip in San Diego Bay. Philip was knowledgeable and extremely accommodating, making sure that we were having a great time. He was able to navigate close to many areas in the bay, and we were able to see a couple of aircraft carriers coming in to port. I highly recommend a ride on his beautifully restored vintage sailing yacht!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We're thrilled to hear that you had a sensational experience on our sailing tour. Thank you for your kind words and support.
Amazing sail with Captain Philip with one L
Connie_S, Oct 2021
It was my first sail ever and what an amazing experience. Will definitely recommend to all my friends. It actually brought me to tears😊
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for the glowing review of our sailing tour! We're grateful to have provided you with an amazing adventure.

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