Sailing Lesson and Cruise, Dolphin Cruise, or Sunset Cruise from Pacifica Sailing Charters (Up to 73% Off)

Harbor Island

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In a Nutshell

Learn to sail from an experienced instructor & relax while watching dolphins & seals; enjoy a sunset trip with views of the bay & downtown

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Ages 12-17 must be accompanied by parent. Subject to weather conditions. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Reservation required. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Ages 13 and under must provide and wear a USCG-approved flotation jacket; not provided by merchant. Can be purchased every 90 days. Children under 12 are not allowed. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $75 for a one-hour sailing lesson with one-hour cruise for two ($275 value)
  • $94 for a three-hour dolphin and seal sightseeing sailing cruise for two ($200 value)
  • $113 for a sunset cruise for two ($240 value)

Sailing lessons and dolphin and seal cruises start at 11 a.m. Sunset cruises start at 4 p.m.

During the lesson, students learn to read the wind and identify the three major points of a sail. They also practice tacking, gybing, and downwind sailing. Other instruction includes basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, buoyage, and safety, including basic navigation rules. Afterward, guests can enjoy sailing along the San Diego skyline, aircraft carriers, submarine base, and the host of seals, dolphins, and birds in and around San Diego Bay. Guests can bring their own beer, wine, and sandwiches.

Pacifica Sailing Charters

Established: 2013
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: Dress in layers and bring plenty of sunscreen and beer.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Free street parking
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Dolphin and sea lion tours
Recommended Age Group: All ages

Q&A with Mick Moore, Captain

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Visitors are encouraged to take the wheel (helm) and steer the boat through tacking and gybing as we sail off the coast.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I've been sailing since I was a small boy.

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Dress in layers, bring plenty of sunscreen, and wear light-soled shoes so as to not scuff up the boat. It's a large sailboat and likes to lean over a bit as we get going. Don't be alarmed, as she was designed to do so when she was racing. The boat will never tip over, so there's nothing to be afraid of.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Gratuity for your crew is not included, but very much appreciated. Please tip if you liked your trip!


  • “Awesome experience :)”

  • “Capt Mick is great, very knowledgeable about San Diego harbour, a great day --felt very comfortable and safe- he's a pro!!!! we will book this again!!!!!”

  • “Great experience would highly recommend. it was a very good experience. Captain Nick really keeps you busy with his jokes and valuable information.”

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    Harbor Island

    1880 Harbor Island Drive

    San Diego, CA 92101


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