America's Cup Sailing in San Diego

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Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
A note about this tour
All staff members are vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus.


Public 3 hour sailing charters aboard an authentic 1992 America's Cup racing yacht. Take the helm, grind the winches, or just hang on as this amazing high performance racer zips around San Diego Bay at twice the speed of the average sailboat. A truly unique and memorable experience. Complimentary water, diet and regular soft drinks are included. You are welcome to bring your own camera, but a crew member will be taking complimentary photos and videos of all the action on board as well as the sights of San Diego Bay.  Optional America's Cup history presentation prior to the sail and viewing of the photos immediately afterward.  Conveniently located on Shelter Island at the Kona Kai Resort with complimentary valet parking.


  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Family friendly
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included



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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 12 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
JillS1649, Nov 2021 Verified
Our sail was exciting and safe! We got to help crew the boat and the captain and crew were friendly and informative. The scenery was amazing!
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
Paul_F, Sep 2021 Verified
The trip was awesome! I had a great time. The staff was friendly and encouraging. The ship was leaning from time to time because the wind was blowing twice as hard as it usually does (According to one of the staff. Which I thought was a little extra cool). The day was beautiful, the sun was shining, and there's nothing like being on the ship with the wind blowing through your hair. Nothing but positives!
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
Richard_F, Aug 2021 Verified
Starts with a great history lesson on the America’s Cup. Impressive teamwork needed to sail these boats. Being the fastest boat on the bay. Running the grinders for tacks and jibes.
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
Dana_D, Aug 2021 Verified
The staff was so welcoming, friendly and very knowledgeable about sailing and about the general San Diego Bay area. Would definitely look into doing this again.
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
kamig3, Aug 2021 Verified
Such a fun day! How unique to sail on an America’s cup boat! The staff and volunteers were delightful, we had a beautiful day on the water. It was an interactive experience, everyone had the opportunity to steer the boat, and grind the sails. Wonderful harbor scenery. We exceeded 10knots and as such travelled “faster than the wind!” The information meeting before the sail was great, and the photo viewing mingle with wine & snacks post sale was a nice touch. Great experience, great people, great day.
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
JeanneK_C, Aug 2021 Verified
This was a very fun excursion! The crew engaged everyone from 9 to 70 and there were smiles on every face. A big bonus ... photos to remember the trip!
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
Birch05, Aug 2021 Verified
This was fun from start to finish. The crew was fabulous, and the photos they provide are spot on. I’ll definitely do this again!
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
Jose G, Aug 2021 Verified
The crew was fantastic, allowed participation from the entire party, including my 9yo daughter who was allowed to steer the boat and loved it! The experience was amazing and memorable. They offered snacks and quick summary of the sail races in the past which very neat! Overall we loved it!!
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
Tonya C, Jul 2021 Verified
We went as a family with a 15 and 18 year old. Everyone worked the winches and had a turn at the helm. The crew was knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. The history of yacht racing and the yacht we went on was interesting and gave you a better appreciation of the experience. A bonus on the day we went was an aircraft carrier leaving the harbor with a full load of planes on deck!
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
Suzanne, Jun 2020 Verified
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.

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