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A Wonderful Sailing Charter in San Diego

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Sailing San Diego Bay is an awesome way to spend an afternoon in beautiful San Diego. Wsailing charterhether you want to go on an exciting adventure where you take the wheel, or if you just prefer to stretch out in the San Diego sunshine with a trusty skipper at the helm, Sailing San Diego Bay / Pacifica Sailing Charters has the perfect sailing experience for you. There’s plenty of room to explore and everyone gets a chance at the wheel if they feel adventurous.

With over 20 years on beautiful San Diego Bay and the waters surrounding the San Diego harbor and Sunset Cliffs, we excel at ensuring each sailing charter is a memory you will cherish for a lifetime. While sailing on San Diego bay, enjoy breathtaking views of downtown, the naval base, the latest aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines, not to mention an abundance of sea life including Sea Lions, Dolphins and Whales.

Whether you need a classic yacht for your corporate event, a sailing lesson, a whale watching experience for friends and family, or a burial at sea for a loved one, we can provide private parties, proposals, special anniversaries, birthdays, ash scatterings, or simply a romantic sunset sail for your sailing charter.

A Sailing Charter with Friends is an  Awesome Way To Spend the Day.

Call Pacifica Sailing Charters to plan your next adventure or event.

We feature several types of yachts. The racing sailboat is a classic restored 1973 Ranger 37 named Masquerade. This 37′ yacht was known as “The Rocket” back in her day due to her lightening speed and innovative hull design. Much heavier than traditional boats today, Masquerade will provide a steady, smooth sail no matter what the conditions.

sailing charter san diegoOur 55-foot custom designed steel hull twin masted ketch is stable and strong, yet sleek and smooth at sea. Along with Captain Jack and our crew, we welcome you to take part in hoisting and trimming the sails, steering through the entrance of the bay, or sit back, relax, and soak up the sun and scenery.

Our Three hour sailing charter is just right for enjoying the views of the city of San Diego Bay and the the ocean beyond.

We specialize in LARGE GROUPS and PARTIES!

Let us custom design your special occasion cruise for your group of up to 27 guests.

Burial at Sea  / Ash Scattering at Sea

yacht charters, bachelorette chartersWe have also added a sleek new 45′ Sea Ray Express power yacht for your harbor excursions should you feel the need for luxory. If you want to leave the harbor, you can head past the tip of Point Loma toward the Coronado Islands . View the massive kelp beds, which lie just off of the Pt. Loma lighthouse. San Diego provides perfect sailing year-round, although in the winter and spring months, you’ll want to bring a jacket or sweater after the sun goes down.

Whether you’re planning a birthday party, corporate event, wedding or just want something special while cruising aboard our yachts, let us provide the catering for your next party or event. Our catering services can work within your budget to give you that extra special touch.

We have also added a fantastic new 32′ sailing catamaran for your harbor excursions should you feel the need to bring more friends and have a stable, fun, and exciting party. This catamaran is roomy, stable, and can fit up to 12 guests for a remarkable cruise around the bay or beyond. This catamaran can be used for private parties, surfing trips, private birthday parties, Bachelorette parties, burials at sea or just a meandering cruise around the bay. We take the time to insure your cruise is the best in town.

Ready for a REAL ADVENTURE in Sailing?

America’s Cup sailing aboard Stars & Stripes in San Diego

Pacifica Sailing Charters and Sailing Tours – The Most Exciting Sailing Experience on San Diego Bay.

No longer do you have to be a billionaire or a professional sailor to experience the thrill of sailing San Diego Bay on an authentic America’s Cup Class racing yacht!

Take the helm of Stars & Stripes USA-11, and live the dream for yourself.

Need to accommodate an even LARGER party or wedding?

Designed by renowned catamaran designer Kurt Hughes, the Aolani Catamaran is a 58’ Catamaran with a 32’ beam. Sails are approx.. 1500 sq. ft. without spinnaker. She is US Coast Guard licensed for 48 people, plus crew. We are certified to sail in the open ocean, most charter boats have to stay within the San Diego Bay.

Prices start at $480 and includes a tour of San Diego bay, snacks and beverages.

Team Building Challenge

Team-Building-Wave_400We offer a robust team building sailing program that organizations use for many purposes; as rewards; to build camaraderie among new or changing teams; to learn new skills and insights for achieving better results in their organizations. Sailing is rich with business client button parallels. It is an activity that succeeds with teamwork, communication, on-the-spot problem solving and solid leadership.



What to Bring

Sometimes it can get a little chilly on the water, so dress in layers. We have plenty of dry storage for bags purses. We prefer all guests wear white soled tennis shoes only, PLEASE – NO BLACK BOTTOM SHOES!

We provide complimentary water and an assortment of chips. Remember to bring your camera / video camera or iPhone to capture your event. Click Here For More Information.

Sailing in Spring, Fall, and Winter:

Sunglasses with croakies (leash)
Rubber-soled deck shoes or sneakers and warm socks.
A warm jacket or preferably sweater and windbreaker
A pair of long pants if you are wearing shorts

Sailing In July thru Sept:

Sunglasses with croakies (leash)
Rubber-soled deck shoes or sneakers.
A light sweater or windbreakers.

Hors D’oeuves

Catering aboard any of our other yachts can range from a romantic cheese and fruit platter to specially ordered gourmet hors d’oeuvres from our private chef Manisha, including Asian Fusion, Italian, Japanese, Mexican or Americana catering.

We can also provide full dinners for up to 6 guests aboard our sailboat Masquerade or up to 22 guests aboard our Motor Yacht. We can provide different types of party platters, including but not limited to, vegetable platters, salad bowls, shrimp cocktails, gourmet sandwiches and wraps, Mexican specialties and other such “finger foods” and appetizers.

For the most elegant sailing experience, whether it’s a yacht charter or corporate event or special occasion, let us know what you’re looking for. Prices start at $80 per person and this includes a three hour tour of San Diego bay, food and beverages. Minimum 2 people

Make your reservation today, and we will sail tomorrow…

Cancellation Policy

Sailing San Diego Bay / Pacifica Sailing Charters has a 72 hour cancellation policy. No cancellations within this time are allowed due to the limited number of seating available. We are sell out quickly.

*NOTE: We do not sail in rainy or stormy weather or when a small craft advisory is imposed.

If you book a cruise and don’t show up, you will be  subject to full charge.

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Cruises Sell out Quickly

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What to Bring
Sailing San Diego Bay provides everything you  need to experience the best time ever sailing on San Diego bay and beyond. Here is a small list of items you may want to bring to make your sailing charter more enjoyable:

– Hat

– Sunglasses

– Sunscreen

– Camera

– Tennis Shoes or Boat Shoes

– (No Black Sole Shoes Please)

– Sweater / Jacket

IPOD – Our stereo is IPOD | iPhone | Thumb Drive compatible!

*TIP: If you plan on taking motion or sea-sickness medication, please do so 1-2 hours before our departure. This will ensure your medicine takes full effect before you begin your sailing charter.