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Our most recommended California Sailing Lessons

  • Monterey Bay: Sunset Catamaran Sailing Cruise

    1. Monterey Bay: Sunset Catamaran Sailing Cruise

    Find peace and tranquility on a 1.5-hour sunset catamaran sailing cruise in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. You’ll depart on this cruise about an hour and a half before the sun sets. Take advantage of the limited guests aboard the MMAD Catter for a guaranteed view of the sunset over the horizon. To complement the beautiful scenery, enjoy a free beverage and snacks while sailing. You’ll have a choice of beer, wine, soda, and water onboard for your enjoyment. Sailing is an eco-friendly way to tour the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary because fossil fuels are only burned when necessary to get in and out of the harbor. Sit back, relax with a glass of wine, watch a gorgeous sunset, and keep a lookout for wildlife on this one-of-a-kind tour in Monterey.

  • Monterey: Catamaran Sailing Cruise

    2. Monterey: Catamaran Sailing Cruise

    Experience a 1-hour sailing journey around the coast of Monterey. Enjoy Monterey Bay in a relaxing and quiet way without burning fossil fuels and see many well-known areas from the boat. Begin your sailing experience by touring the harbor to see some inquisitive sea otters and sea lions. Next, head to the bay, set the sails, and venture out sailing on the Pacific Ocean. Get a great view of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Santa Cruz, and Moss Landing from the sea. Look out for whales and dolphins in the water as you sail. Join the ecotourism movement and choose sailing for your next tour of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

    Short but so sweet! Amazing cruise around the bay with friendly, knowledgeable captain. Great snacks and drinks on board! The whole family had an amazing time.

  • San Diego: Day Sail Aboard a Classic Yacht

    3. San Diego: Day Sail Aboard a Classic Yacht

    Immerse yourself in the lap of luxury as you set sail on a Liberty sailboat from the Sunset Resort Marina, and take a golden opportunity to spot stunning wildlife such as sea lions and dolphins. Take a journey back to the early twentieth century on board this handsome boat, modeled on a 1914 'Friendship Sloop'. Get hands-on as you try out steering the boat yourself during the 2.5 hour tour! Admire the San Diego skyline shimmering away on the horizon, as you cruise alongside grand ships like the USS Midway and the USS Carl Vinson. Sit back and absorb the views while enjoying complimentary snacks and drinks, and get your camera ready to snap the twinkling lights of San Diego, from the Maritime Museum to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

    Super relaxing sail with Captain Phillip. His sailboat is beautiful and his knowledge of sailing is immense. You do not want to miss this tour of the Bay. I will do this again and hope others see this review and decide to go. It was better than a spa day if you can imagine that! Lovely trip

  • San Diego: 3-Hour Sunset Sail

    4. San Diego: 3-Hour Sunset Sail

    Enjoy an awe-inspiring sunset as you discover the beauty of San Diego Bay with a U.S. Coast Guard-certified captain. In 3 hours, you will be able to visit the most memorable landmarks in San Diego Bay. Sail through the Maritime Museum, the Midway Museum, Downtown San Diego, and other exciting spots, or head out to the Pacific Ocean. If you're lucky, you may even see a host of wildlife along the way such as sea lions, seals, dolphins, and whales. With multiple departures daily, you'll be sure to find a tour to fit perfectly into your schedule. All beer, white wine, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks are complimentary and unlimited. Just in case it gets a bit chilly on the bay, jackets, hats, and blankets are provided. And to protect yourself from the hot California sun, sunscreen and sunglasses are also provided.

    We had an excellent Captain, Theo, for our sunset cruise. The ship was comfortable and conditions were just right for sailing to the end of Point Loma.

  • San Diego: Sunset Sailing Aboard a Classic Yacht

    5. San Diego: Sunset Sailing Aboard a Classic Yacht

    Climb aboard for an all-inclusive small-group cruise to remember. Enjoy an intimate experience as you pass local landmarks, look for sea life, and perhaps try your hand at navigating the boat yourself. Embark on the vintage yacht Liberty for a premium sailing experience. Admire a vessel which is flawlessly maintained with high standards of pride and craftsmanship. Fall in love with her mirror-finish wood accents, beautiful cozy cabin and clean facilities. Immerse yourself in a 2.5 hour nautical experience with inclusive drinks and snacks. Play some music and relax on cushioned seats as you sail the scenic waters of San Diego Bay. Feel free to steer the boat and feel the power of the wind in the sails. Marvel at historic landmarks like the USS Midway aircraft carrier, Maritime Bridge, Coronado Bridge, and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. See local wildlife like sea lions, dolphins, and sea b...

  • Monterey Bay: Introduction to Sailing Class

    6. Monterey Bay: Introduction to Sailing Class

    Learn how to sail in a safe and fun environment with this sailing class in Monterey Bay. Get introduced to the basic parts of a sailboat, sail theory, line handling, steering a sailboat, basic maneuvers, and more. Upon arrival, receive a properly fitted life jacket, light snacks, water, and soda. This class is suitable for beginners, couples, families, and even seasoned sailors looking for a refresher. Whatever your skill level, get ready for a day of fun on the water. Feel secure taking a class at a credentialed sailing school with a high standard for safety. Your instructor will be a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain. The boat you will be riding is equipped with all the latest and required safety equipment. The class will take place aboard the 34-foot, 1997 Hunter 340. This vessel is a monohull and most would liken it to a traditional sailboat. This means you must raise the...

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What people are saying about California

A wonderful afternoon with a fascinating captain. We had a lovely sail on San Diego Bay in a classic sailboat and along the way learned the history of the vessel and Captain Phillip's painstaking hand restoration of the boat. He's happy to share his wealth of knowledge about sailing and sailboats in this intimate setting of six guests or fewer. My wife loved riding the waves from the foredeck and tried her hand at steering the boat was Phillip made it ready to return to the dock. No better way to get the feel of sailing on San Diego Bay.

Super relaxing sail with Captain Phillip. His sailboat is beautiful and his knowledge of sailing is immense. You do not want to miss this tour of the Bay. I will do this again and hope others see this review and decide to go. It was better than a spa day if you can imagine that! Lovely trip

Short but so sweet! Amazing cruise around the bay with friendly, knowledgeable captain. Great snacks and drinks on board! The whole family had an amazing time.

Captain Philip gave us an amazing experience. We celebrated our birthday on the boat and had an amazing time. We will definitely be back again!

Capt Phil was fun, humorous and very informative. He is a very good sailor. So much fun.