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America's Cup Sailing in San Diego

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San Diego, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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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.
  • Set sail aboard an authentic America’s Cup racing yacht
  • Zip around San Diego Bay at twice the speed of the average sailboat
  • Unobstructed views of San Diego's coastline from a boat on the bay
  • Photos and videos of the experience included in the price of your tour
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Complimentary valet parking at the Kona Kai Resort.
Optional America's Cup History presentation prior to the sail.
Soft drinks and bottled water
Complimentary photos & videos
Taking a turn at the helm and grinding the winches.
Viewing of photos and videos in our yacht club after the sail.
Crew gratuities are at your discretion.

Departure Point

1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sail Stars and Stripes USA-11

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during America's Cup Sailing in San Diego?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during America's Cup Sailing in San Diego?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during America's Cup Sailing in San Diego?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during America's Cup Sailing in San Diego?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by America's Cup Sailing in San Diego.

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Hands on sailing experience
, May 2021
Definitely recommend this trip to anybody visiting San Diego! Hands on sailing experience! Captain and crew mates were super personable and knowledgeable of area and made the experience GREAT.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thanks for taking the time to recommend our America's Cup experience to other travelers. We hope to see you back again soon.
No better way to spend an afternoon in San Diego!
, Mar 2021
What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon in San Diego. Our family of 5 had a wonderful experience sailing aboard the grand Il Moro. Everyone got a chance to participate and even play captain. The crew was very thoughtful and informative and my kids (9, 11 and 13) had a blast learning about the America's Cup and sailing basics. I highly recommend this excursion to anyone who enjoys the open waters all while taking in the beautiful San Diego Bay scenery.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thanks for your review of our Amrica's Cup Sailing experience. We enjoyed having your family on board and hope to see you again soon.
Stars and Stripes sail is a must
, Jun 2020
If you want to experience what it’s like to really go sailing, then you need to go on the stars and stripes. The staff was amazing. You could participate as much or as little as you want. It was so exciting to steer this amazing vessel. I learned so much about sailing just from watching the crew. They have a photographer on board that takes pictures and videos. They will then post them for you to receive for free. We were able to just enjoy the 3 hour sail. This is definitely something we will do again.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thanks for the thorough review of our America's Cup experience and good to know that you will be joining us again.
Bucket list item.
, Sep 2019
Do two things: 1. Put this on your bucket list. 2. Just GO !! You will never regret it .. For tourists and residents .. just Go.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you Don for writing such a creative and concise review! We're glad you had a good time, and look forward to you doing this "bucket list" sailing again! Lynn
Outstanding, great value and it...
Eric H
, Aug 2018
Outstanding, great value and it doesn't get any better: beautiful boat, beautiful bay, beautiful weather, and a great sail. The crew were exemplary: very professional and willing to share their passion for sailing with no hint of an air of superiority.

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