San Diego

Small-Group San Diego Sunset Sailing Excursion

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Small Group San Diego Sailing Excursion
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sail into the setting sun aboard a Catalina style sailboat during this intimate cruise with a small group. Feel like you have the ship all to yourself on this trip that’s limited to just 6 total guests, watching as the last rays of the sun drop into the glistening waves. Enjoy the included beer, soft drinks and snacks during the ride, as well as jackets and wind gear in case you get cold. You can even plug in your own music to add to the fun. Departure times vary throughout the year. Guest must contact Sail San Diego after purchase for the exact departure time.
  • San Diego sailing excursion
  • Beer, soft drinks and snacks included on board
  • Small-group tour is limited to just 6 people, ensuring an intimate experience
  • Bring your own music to play on the surround-sound speakers!
  • Choose from a daytime or sunset sail

What's Included

  • 3-hour evening sailing cruise
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2720 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    PLEASE NOTE: A physical boarding pass will be required to board your assigned sailboat. Your boarding pass will be provided at our Sail San Diego office. You can find us directly across the road from the Brigantine Restaurant (a few doors down from Paragon Deli, underneath Eye Candy beauty salon).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Whether you’re on vacation, celebrating a special occasion or just looking to take advantage of a beautiful Southern California day, this scenic sailing trip in San Diego is a great way to spend time on the water with your loved one or a group of friends. The comfortable boat is limited to 10 passengers, making it a cozy small group experience.

Enjoy a sunny afternoon on the water or set sail on a sunset cruise that takes you out on the Pacific to watch the sun drop into the horizon with the glistening city lights behind you. No matter which sail you choose, enjoy beer, soft drinks and snacks to complement your cruise. Provided polar-fleece jackets, hats and wind gear are on hand if you get chilly. There are also sunglasses and sunscreen for your use too, and provided binoculars allow you to admire the coastline or look for wildlife! Bring your own music to plug into the boat's surround-sound system to further personalize your trip.

Sail San Diego

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Point Loma (Pass By)

Old Point Loma Lighthouse (Pass By)

USS Midway Museum (Pass By)

Coronado Bridge (Pass By)

Coronado Island (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • You MUST call the local operator to confirm your departure time after booking. Departure times vary throughout the year. Guest must contact Sail San Diego after purchase for the exact departure time.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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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Captain Greg was amazing! Made our experience perfect and the highlight of our entire trip! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone!


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Truly Incredible Experience!
Tyler_R, Mar 2024
This was our first time sailing and it was everything we were hoping for and more! From the moment we walked in the door everyone was so friendly. We checked in and they walked us down to the dock. From there we met our captain Jake. He made the trip memorable from the very beginning. He was polite, fun, and knowledgeable. Once we were out in the water we had everything we needed such as snacks, drinks, and blankets. The weather and sunset were amazing and we had an amazing time! We met some great people as well. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!
Jake was wonderful!!! The...
StaceyC_A, Feb 2024
Jake was wonderful!!! The boat was beautiful and all of the amenities were perfect. Thank you. I would take it again!
Happy to be out on San Diego Bay sailing!!
Douglas_S, Dec 2023
We went out with the minimum 3 people and Happy Captain Greg so it was a peaceful sail. Not a lot of wind and advisable to have an extra layer handy closer to the sunset as the marine layer came in and it was cold.
Peaceful Sunset Sail
Karen_G, Nov 2023
We had an awesome experience on the 3-hour sunset sail. Our Captain was great, we saw sea lions up close and sailed in the open ocean with sunset views of Coronado and San Diego. Highly recommend!
Paradise in San Diego! A MUST.
Katie_E, Sep 2023
My husband and I are locals and have never ventured out of our bubble to experience paradise in our backyard. Everything about the experience was fabulous. We were lucky enough to see a couple pods of dolphins along the way. Highly recommend doing this!! Also, a few tips: Stay at Kona Kai Resort, it's right up the street. Before sailing, start with a Mai Tai at Bali Hai (it's a 2 minute walk from where you check-in and board the sailboat). After the cruise, venture over to Old Venice for an amazing authentic Italian dinner!! (also a very short walk - reservations a must). Thank you Captain Kinley for a wonderful evening (I'm sure I'm not spelling your name correctly, so sorry Captain)
Just really enjoyed the...
Greta_F, Sep 2023
Just really enjoyed the whole experience! It was very intimate with just 6 people. The captain was great and I enjoyed the music as well. Everything that was needed was provided.
A beautiful sunset sail.
Asya_S, Aug 2023
Captain Frank navigated masterfully and made sure we knew what each ship was. No dolphins but lots of seals and pelicans.
Happy Captain Greg
Summer_D, Aug 2023
Captain Greg was amazing! Made our experience perfect and the highlight of our entire trip! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone!
Wonderful night on the water with Captain Greg!
Susan_S, Aug 2023
Captain Greg was awesome! Our group had so much fun. The boat is so beautiful and everyone had a chance to try their hand at the wheel. Saw lots of seals and sea lions and a gorgeous sunset. Cannot wait to sail again!
Great experience.
Bruce_A, Aug 2023
Enjoyed the water, had such a fun experience. Our captain, John, was terrific! He even let me sail the boat!
Do it!!!
Jennifer_N, Aug 2023
Such a great excursion! I recommend grabbing 5 of your closest friends & having the boat to yourself (our boat allowed 6 passengers + the captain). We got to play our own music on the Bluetooth, sip on the soda, beer & seltzers (all complimentary) that were provided to us! Plus munch on the free snacks (chips, granola bars, etc) which was a great way to hold us over until our dinner reservation afterwards! The captain took us all over the harbor & we saw everything from seals, to the military ships on base, planes landing at the San Diego airport, to a gorgeous sunset. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience! We will definitely do this again. (Tip- if you get seasick easily, it may not be a bad idea to have a little Dramamine on hand). Five of us handled the waters fine, except one girl in our group who has a sensitive tummy.
Sunset Sailing ⛵️
Clint_B, Aug 2023
We had a beautiful evening sailing together! It was picture perfect and unforgettable!! We will be back
Great Sailing experience
Pam_W, Jul 2023
The conversations on the boat and the beautiful sunset. Our captain was very competent and pleasant.
Must do in San Diego
Mickey_M, Jul 2023
The captain was amazing, knowledgeable and receptive to requests or needs. This was was amazing trip no matter what your age.
Nice setup and no hassle...
Craig_S, Jul 2023
Nice setup and no hassle getting through the boarding process. Kris was very interacting with the guests and making it a great experience!
Anniversary Cruise was Great!
Julia_W, Jul 2023
The entire experience was wonderful. We made new friends and had the time of our lives. What a wonderful 40th Anniversary.
Beautiful views, capable captain
tracie_s, Jul 2023
Captain of our boat was very capable. Enjoyed learning about all the sites within the harbor and a bit about the naval installations. Sea lions and water birds were a surprise novelty for those of us from non coastal areas.
Sail Away!
Todd_F, Jul 2023
Such a great experience. Needed more than three hours. Capt. Kinley will be sought after next time! Cheers!
Incredible experience! ...
Angelica_C, Jul 2023
Incredible experience! Would highly, highly recommend. I actually had another charter booked and then found this company with far better reviews and lower cost. I cancelled the other trip and I’m so glad I did. Our Captain was the first/only female Captain in the history of the fleet and had a wealth of knowledge and so very personable. She made the experience what it was. Would do this again and again.
Sunset Cruise with Capt. Frank a winner!
Rhetta_V, Jun 2023
Wonderful "3 hour cruise" around San Diego bay. Beautiful views, small group, and Capt. Frank is a delight! I brought my own white wine which was no problem (I don't drink beer). The snacks are chips, nuts and candy bars, all good!
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