2 weeks ago
What a wonderful sail. Because of a cancellation, there were just 4 of us as guests on the boat including my wife and myself and a couple from Arizona. We had a wonderful time with everyone getting an extended time behind the wheel steering the boat. Our shipmates also took lots of time on the grinders. The weather wasn't perfect but the breeze was good and we got to see lots of fun sites along the bay including downtown, the USS Midway, active US navy ships and submarines and plenty of other boats in the bay - all of which we were faster than! It was a great afternoon with lots of time to talk to one of the boat's owners and hear about the history of this boat that raced in the 1992 America's Cup.
- John F
11 hours ago
I really didn’t know what to expect, never being on a sailboat boat before, but it was the best part of my San Diego vacation! They did a wonderful job of telling the history of racing sailboats. The crew was exceptional and I got to take the helm and steer the boat. They took pictures of everything so I didn’t have to risk my phone going overboard. They made it into a nice video and sent it to us at no additional charge. I would really recommend this!
- Stacy S
3 days ago
What a fabulous day! This is a trip for anyone, not just sailors and not just for people who know about the America's Cup. It was informative, entertaining and enjoyable. And best of all, you could either just enjoy the ride, our work the wenches to hoist the sails. I'll be back.
- Dan E

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We offer thrilling San Diego boat charters for the general public, private parties, and corporate events. Our interactive excursions across San Diego Bay take place aboard the famous Stars & Stripes sailboat, an authentic America’s Cup racing yacht. Fully restored to pristine condition, the Stars & Stripes sailboat is one of the fastest and most famous sailing vessels in the world. You’ll feel like one of the crew as you help raise and trim the sails or take your turn at the helm to steer the boat. We sail on San Diego Bay at twice the speed of an average sailboat. If you’d rather sit back and relax, that’s fine, too. Learn more about our affordable rates, what to bring with you, and what to expect on our San Diego boat charter. Our office and Stars & Stripes USA-11 are located at the Kona Kai Resort & Marina on Shelter Island, San Diego Bay. Parking is plentiful and free, and there is no sailing experience necessary to join us on our charters.  Things to Do In San Diego

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