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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise and Maritime Museum Entry

Go whale-watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your 4-hour cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean. Your cruise includes refreshments and a complimentary same-day admission ticket to the San Diego Maritime Museum.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00 USD
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

See the best of San Francisco in one day with this 9-hour tour from Fisherman's Wharf. You'll visit 11 different locations with five stops for photo ops, plus take a tour to Alcatraz Island in the afternoon. On board the minibus, you'll travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to see the redwood trees of Muir Woods Redwood National Monument, and listen to commentary from your guide about San Francisco's culture, history, and other places to check out on your own.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$159.00 USD
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim or Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades

Spend the day exploring Catalina Island via zipline. During this full-day tour from Los Angeles or Anaheim, ride a ferry to the quaint island. You also have the option to upgrade to a variety of different adventures to ensure your day in Avalon is packed full of fun! Round-trip transportation from select hotels in Anaheim and Los Angeles is included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.49 USD
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Sail Stars and Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht

Cruise around San Diego bay aboard an authentic 1992 America’s Cup racing yacht and travel at twice the speed of the average sailboat. The Stars and Stripes USA-11 is one of the fastest and best known America’s Cup racing yachts. It was designed and built to be raced in San Diego, and has been restored to pristine condition. Take a turn at the helm and join in grinding the winches to raise and trim the sails.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00 USD
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$125.00 USD
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America's Cup Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay: Race Day

Climb aboard USA 76, an International America’s Cup Class racing yacht and join the crew to race against 40 other yachts in a regatta on the San Francisco Bay. Participate with active crew roles: try pinning the sail trim, take a turn at the helm, or just sit back and enjoy the ride. Learn the history of the ship and have a safety interdiction from your US Coast Guard Licensed crew.
  • Duration: 150 to 300 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 150 to 300 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00 USD
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$180.00 USD
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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

Alcatraz admission tickets often sell out, which can make it hard to explore the prison at the time you’d like to go. Book this Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay sailing package to secure your visit to Alcatraz, and take a leisurely sail across the bay, too. You’ll also get access to the prison's award-winning audio tour that’s available in eight languages.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
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$95.00 USD
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Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion

This three-hour adventure on a Catalina-style sailboat is limited to six people for a comfortable, semi-private experience -- or, find five friends and fill up the whole boat! Sail in San Diego Harbor during the day. Sit back and relax to enjoy the water views while enjoying complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.99 USD
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Tall-Ship Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

Watch the evening lights come on around the San Francisco Bay on Sundays during a 2-hour sunset sail from downtown Sausalito. Cruise aboard a handsome schooner that passes landmarks such as the Alcatraz Island, Crissy Field, Fort Mason, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, Angel Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay Bridge.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00 USD
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$69.00 USD
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Full Moon Sail on the San Francisco Bay

Skip bus and walking tours for special vantage points on the water with this sailing trip around the San Francisco Bay. This boat tour stands out by traveling on a restored schooner under full moonlight once a month. Sail from downtown Sausalito within walking distance to restaurants and shops, which you are free to explore before or after your sail.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00 USD
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$69.00 USD
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco RocketBoat Ride

Take a furious 30-minute speedboat ride on a San Francisco RocketBoat from Pier 39. You’ll rock ‘n’ roll to live music on board as your captain narrates the sights including Alcatraz, Treasure Island and AT&T Park. Hold on for a wet-and-wild tour of San Francisco Bay, passing under the Bay Bridge and pausing for photo ops along the way. Ponchos included! This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00 USD
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$30.00 USD
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San Diego Bay Sailing Tour

Set sail aboard a comfortable sailing yacht on a small-group excursion from San Diego. Cruise around San Diego Bay, taking in views of the scenic waterfront, military vessels, and historical landmarks. Travel past Point Loma and Coronado, and catch sight of wading birds, sea lions, and maybe dolphins. Try your hand at sailing the yacht, or simply relax on the deck and enjoy the views.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00 USD
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$79.00 USD
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3 Hour Private Sail For Up To 6 People

San Diego’s many harbors and islands make it the perfect city for an afternoon cruise, but the ferries and cruise ships on offer can often be crowded or noisy. Avoid the crowds and the line for the bar on this private sailing tour around the bay or island of your choice. Sail around the calm harbor waters and see iconic San Diego landmarks like the Coronado Bridge and the USS Midway.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00 USD
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$350.00 USD
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Sunday Morning Eco Sail on the San Francisco Bay

Cruise the bay and find yourself beneath the Golden Gate Bridge on a 2.5-hour Sunday morning eco sailing tour from Sausalito. Take in fantastic views of San Francisco and Alcatraz while gliding through the bay, and look for native marine life like porpoises and seals with the help of an onboard naturalist.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00 USD
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Private Sailing Charter on San Diego Bay

Sail the lovely waters off San Diego on a private yacht charter. The itinerary is up to you, or your captain can suggest some places to go. You can opt for a whale watching tour (seasonal), or lay anchor and go for a swim. If you prefer, choose a bay tour; seeing the sights like the Hotel del Coronado, Point Loma Lighthouse, Tijuana, and the San Diego skyline.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$399.00 USD
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$399.00 USD
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Mimosa Cruise

Mimosas and more! Wine Therapy is the perfect place for an intimate, fun cruise around the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy the bay at it's most pristine early in the day. Our vessel has a lovely enclosed heated cabin and a deck surrounding the boat for strolling around outside all year around. Our captain shares history and trivia while everyone enjoys the views of Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and McCovey Cove/At&T Park. We take 24 guests on each cruise.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00 USD
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$85.00 USD
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Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventures!!

Your own private boat with a Licensed USCG Captain at the helm! All current operating permits and USCG safety equipped!Enclosed Cabin with Captain chairs and a full restroom. Observation Tower on top that seats 3
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00 USD
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$125.00 USD
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Catamaran on san diego bay for up to 6 guests

While sailing on your private catamaran tour on the San Diego bay, enjoy breathtaking views of downtown, the naval base, aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines, not to mention an incredible abundance of sea life including Sea Lions, Dolphins and Whales. Whether you need a classic sailboat or catamaran for your corporate event, a sailing lesson, a whale watching tour, we can provide private boat charters and boat tours, private parties, bachelorette parties, proposals, anniversaries, birthdays, or simply a romantic sunset sail. The catamaran is a 1997 Renaissance 320 named Sea Esta. This 32′ is roomy, comfortable and stable. Much heavier than traditional boats today, Sea Esta will provide a steady, smooth sail no matter what the conditions. This large and stable catamaran is perfect for sight seeing around san diego bay and the coastal waters beyond.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$600.00 USD
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$600.00 USD
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Private Sunset Sail for Two

Spend a romantic evening with your special someone onboard a private chartered sailboat. Your skipper will sail you past San Diego’s lovely shoreline, with views of Point Loma, Coronado Island, Shelter Island and Harbor Island while you relax on the deck. Watching the sun set over Point Loma with a glass of champagne is the perfect way to top off a day with the one you love.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$346.84 USD
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$346.84 USD
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Luxury Sailing Coastal Cruise on a 37' Beneteau

Treat yourself, family or friends on this beautiful luxury 37' Beneteau. Enjoy an intimate time on the gently rolling sea with 360 degree ocean views! Watch for whales, dolphins, sea lions or other ocean creatures! Have a champagne toast at sunset and let your captain take care of the rest!
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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$795.00 USD
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$795.00 USD
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Monterey Bay Kayak Tour

Discover the Monterey Bay on a fantastic guided kayak tour with Adventures By The Sea! Enjoy a paddle around the bay with a knowledgeable naturalist as your guide. They help orient you, provide information about the wildlife and history of the Monterey Bay, and take you to the best spots. See the local wildlife in its natural habitat, from sea otters and harbor seals to beautiful birds.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00 USD
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$60.00 USD
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Sea Life Excursion 4 hour cruise seeking out sea animals. Includes sack lunch.

We are set apart from other operators with our clean and quite boats, included sack lunches or hors d'oeuvres and small intimate cruises. There are no large noisy crowds and the animals are not afraid of our boats because there are no noisy diesels or diesel stink. Our intimate groups allow more flexibility to explore during your 4 hour adventure!Sailing and boating lessons by appointment, please call!
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00 USD
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$85.00 USD
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Private Catamaran Party on San Diego Bay

Catamaran on san diego bay for up to 12 guests while sailing on your private catamaran tour on the San Diego bay, enjoy breathtaking views of downtown, the naval base, aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines, not to mention an incredible abundance of sea life including Sea Lions, Dolphins and Whales. Whether you need a classic sailboat or catamaran for your corporate event, a sailing lesson, a whale watching tour, we can provide private boat charters and boat tours, private parties, bachelorette parties, proposals, anniversaries, birthdays, or simply a romantic sunset sail. The catamaran is a 1997 Renaissance 320 named Sea Esta. This 32′ is roomy, comfortable and stable. Much heavier than traditional boats today, Sea Esta will provide a steady, smooth sail no matter what the conditions. This large and stable catamaran is perfect for sight seeing around san diego bay and the coastal waters beyond.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,200.00 USD
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$1,200.00 USD
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