San Diego

San Diego's Best-Kept Secret: Sunset Sail Aboard A Classic Yacht

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Sightseeing Sunset Sail
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Watch the sun set over San Diego during an all-inclusive small-group cruise aboard a classic sailboat. Pass landmarks such as the Maritime Museum, Coronado Bridge, and USS Midway, and look for sea lions, dolphins, and other wildlife around San Diego Harbor on the 2.5-hour cruise.
  • Sip wine, craft beer, and nibble light snacks on the all-inclusive cruise
  • Snap photos of the San Diego sky at sunset
  • Pass landmarks like the USS Midway and Old Point Loma Lighthouse
  • 2.5 hr sunset tour on a hand-restored 1914-styled sailboat
  • Participation in sailing the boat welcome!

What's Included

  • Water, soft drinks and packaged snacks.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities

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

After making your own way to the Liberty sailboat at the Sunset Resort Marina, step on board the handsome boat, which is modeled after a 1914 Friendship Sloop.

Your captain uses traditional sailing techniques to power your vessel, which has gaff rigging, a wooden mast and handsome decorative details. If you want to try your hand at sailing, participation is encouraged. During the 2.5-hour tour, you might spot sea lions and dolphins, and ride alongside grand ships such as the the USS Midway or the USS Carl Vinson.

The all-inclusive cruise includes refreshments such as craft beer, white wine, soda, water, and light snacks. Pass close to landmarks like the Maritime Museum and its flagship Star of India, Coronado Bridge, and Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and snap photos of the San Diego skyline as it lights up for the night.

Maritime Museum of San Diego (Pass By)

Coronado Bridge (Pass By)

USS Midway Museum (Pass By)

Coronado Island (Pass By)

Seaport Village (Pass By)

Embarcadero Marina Park North (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Traditional sailboat with wooden mast, gaff rigging, classic decor
  • Restroom on board
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.

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Pat_B
Amazing captain, beautiful boat and perfect night to sail! Met some new friends and definitely recommend CAPT Phillip and Liberty for a perfect sunset sail.

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A Fabulous Sail!!
Terie_B, Feb 2024
Sunsets, Beautifully restored Sailboat by Phillip, Having an excellent sailing background and patience helping us to Marina
Relaxing and romantic!
Sarah_W, Jan 2024
Phil was very chill and awesome! He very politely answered the million questions we had about the boat. The boat was stunning! We ended up getting a private tour. Make sure you are a responsible adult and show up on time and you will have a great experience.
Highly recommend
Logan_B, Jan 2024
Captain Phillip was great! This was a perfect couples outing whether you’re local or visiting for the weekend!
Smooth Sailing
John_D, Dec 2023
Captain Phillip was the ultimate guide and nautical navigator for this tour; his knowledge of sailing and the water was truly impressive and really added to our overall experience of this trip. The boat was comfortable and the beverages were great! The tour highlighted beautiful sights around San Diego, that otherwise would not be accessible. Our family truly appreciated Captain Phillip, his insights, and the boat Liberty. The size of the boat (holds up to 6) was perfect for our four-member family, with comfortable room to even climb to the bow and get up close to the sea lions! Would highly recommend him specifically for tours!!
Gorgeous views and fun ride!
Glen_C, Dec 2023
Captain Philip made us right at home and served drinks before we powered out of the marina. We sailed out through the bay past the naval base. We saw zodiacs head out for BUD/S training and helicopters fly in and out for training at the navel base. The boat had beautiful wood detail and it was a gorgeous evening sail and the sun set.
A sail worth going on.
Diane_V, Nov 2023
Excellent sail ride with a great Capitan. He is very interactive and pleasant. We even witnessed a proposal while on sail.
Relaxed
Daniel_B, Oct 2023
What a relaxing evening and beautiful night. Great way to lower the stress hormones! Trip was on time, boat had character.
Great hospitality and...
matthew_g, Oct 2023
Great hospitality and such a passion for sailing! Amazing tour around, plenty of sights explained. What a great captain!
Beautiful Sunset Harbor Cruise
Dawn_K, Sep 2023
The sailboat cruise was the best Value for the cost. Beautiful boat, weather & captain of the cruise!
Incredible!
Hailey_M, Aug 2023
Caption Phillip and his sailboat were incredible. This experience made our trip. 10/10 would recommend!!
11/10 Recommend!
Kylie_C, Aug 2023
Such an amazing experience. If you’re visiting San Diego, add this to your list! Captian Phillip was a great guide of the city.
Superb sunset cruise.
Anthony_P, Aug 2023
Superb. A wonderful sunset cruise on a restored wooden sailboat. Capt. Phillip was a great host. Highly recommended.
Excellent Trip!
Kimberly_M, Aug 2023
We had an excellent sailing adventure with Captain Phillip and met new friends! I highly recommend this experience!
I took this sunset tour...
praveen_k, Aug 2023
I took this sunset tour with friends and highly recommend it. We had a great time sailing with captain Philip.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for sailing with me !
Beautiful sunset sail
Heather_O, Jul 2023
Captain Phil was amazing. Such a relaxing experience enjoying the beautiful sunset on the San Diego Bay.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank You for sailing with me .
Awesome sailing experience with Captain Philip!
Tom_M, Jul 2023
Captain Philip was a fantastic host and very knowledgeable about the San Diego harbor. Our family had an awesome experience aboard his boat, “Liberty”. We highly recommend his sunset tour if you visit San Diego!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
I had a great time with your crew . Thanks for making my job fun!
Had a great time.
William_R, Jul 2023
It ws our first experience on a sailboat. We live in Wyoming so not too many opportunities to sail. Phillip was fantastic, very knowlegable and entertaining>
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time on our sailing tour. Thank you for your excellent review and valuable feedback.
Great boat tour with a friendly captain!
Madison_G, Jul 2023
Phil was a friendly, skilled captain! We loved our time on board the Liberty. He provided snacks and drinks, and helped facilitate conversation with the two other couples there. Seating is a bit cozy.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We're overjoyed that you had a fantastic experience on our sailing tour. Thank you for your positive review and recommendation.
Relaxing sailboat experience
Brandon_K, Jun 2023
Nice views. Fun relaxing time. All of our questions were answered. Sailboat had a bathroom and was a well kept beautiful boat.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Your glowing review of our sailing tour is greatly appreciated! We're delighted that you had such a fantastic time.
Wonderful !
Kelly_N, Jun 2023
Captain Philip was a wonderful host and guide. Seeing the city at sunset was breathtaking. It was so quiet and peaceful out on the water. Highly recommend
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We're thrilled to hear that you had an incredible time on our sailing tour. Thank you for your excellent review and feedback
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