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Sailing Yacht America & Whale Watching Experience in San Diego
  • Sailing Yacht America & Whale Watching Experience in San Diego
  • Whale Watch & Maritime Museum in San Diego
  • San Diego Whale Watching Sailing Experience

Whale Watching Sailing Experience 

San Diego, CA

From: $89

Enjoy the best of San Diego by combining a day of whale watching aboard the legendary "America" schooner with access to the San Diego Maritime Museum!

  • 4-hour ocean sail spotting whales & dolphins aboard the 139 foot historic sailing schooner, the "America", the vessel the America's Cup is named after
  • Free admission to the San Diego Maritime Museum included, so come early or stay after the trip and enjoy the exhibits and ship including the Star of India
  • Great day on the water for families, visitors, or locals looking to take advantage of San Diego's amazing beauty and culture!

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  • Enjoy the best of San Diego by combining a day of whale watching aboard the legendary "America" schooner with access to the San Diego Maritime Museum!

    • 4-hour ocean sail spotting whales & dolphins aboard the 139 foot historic sailing schooner, the "America", the vessel the America's Cup is named after
    • Free admission to the San Diego Maritime Museum included, so come early or stay after the trip and enjoy the exhibits and ship including the Star of India
    • Great day on the water for families, visitors, or locals looking to take advantage of San Diego's amazing beauty and culture!

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  • Spend an amazing day on the water in "America's Greatest City". Climb aboard the legendary "America" schooner for a whale and dolphin watching ocean sail, and tour the historic vessels of the San Diego Maritime Museum.

    The "America" was originally sailed from 1851 to 1945, and was re-built in 1995. This is the vessel the legendary "America's Cup" international yacht race is named after. She carried the "Olympic" flame into Savannah, GA for the start of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

    The "America" is perfectly suited for whale watching because of its low sleek lines, deep keel for stability and the ability to quietly approach the whales under sail without using noisy engine power. The yacht's low sweeping deck also gives guests a great vantage point for photographing the whales up-close.

    In addition, because the yacht is so comfortable, there's a no Seasickness Guarantee. 

    While aboard the "America", light snacks, sandwiches, soda, water & ice are provided. You are invited to bring a blanket and your own favorite wine or beer and relax on deck as you sail to the whales.

    In addition to your sail aboard the "America", you may spend as much time as you like touring the San Diego Maritime Museum, a magnificent showpiece of famous ships and maritime history. Stroll the decks of the "Star of India", crawl through an ancient Russian Submarine or play Pirates on the "Surprise" from the Russell Crowe's movie "Master & Commander".

    Come spend a memorable day taking in San Diego's scenery, marine life, and history!

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  • Essential Information

    • All ages welcome
    • Life jackets, light snacks, soda, water and ice are provided
    • Participants may bring additional food, wine, beer, or beverages
    • This experience requires a minimum of 7 participants to run on any particular date
    • Free admission to the San Diego Maritime Museum included, so come early or stay after the trip and enjoy the exhibits and ship including the Star of India

    Duration

    4 hour sail, plus unlimited access to the San Diego Maritime Museum either before or after the sail.

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    Maximum Participants

    The boat can accommodate up to 85 passengers per sail, and there must be a minimum of 7 participants to sail.

    Spectators

    This tour is for booked participants only.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

    What To Wear

    Wear tennis shoes or boat shoes and bring a light jacket. It is also recommended to bring binoculars, hats, sunscreen, cameras, and a blanket.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 14 days in advance.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

    Experience ID

    WAT-SDI-0024

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    1. Is sailing in the Bay likely to make me seasick?
      The ride is generally very smooth. However, if you're susceptible to motion sickness, take the necessary precautions. To date no passenger has been seasick.
    2. What is your policy on smoking?
      There is a no smoking policy.
    3. Are life jackets provided on the boat?
      The Coast Guard requires us to keep life jackets on board.
    4. Are snacks and beverages provided?
      Water and soft drinks are provided free of charge.
    5. What happens if there is inclement weather?
      If the trip is cancelled due to weather, you will be able to reschedule directly with the experience provider.
    6. What should I wear?
      Wear tennis shoes or boat shoes and bring a light jacket. It is also recommended to bring binoculars, hats, sunscreen, cameras, and a blanket.

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Location & Availability

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Late December through April:
Daily - 11:00 AM 
*During peak whale migration 
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