Water activity

San Diego: Classic Yacht Sailing Experience

Activity provider: Sail Liberty
Water activity

San Diego: Classic Yacht Sailing Experience

Activity provider: Sail Liberty

From US$ 135 per person

Navigate aboard a classic sailboat on a fascinating sightseeing cruise in San Diego. Take in the iconic USS Midway Aircraft Carrier from the water and enjoy beer, soft drinks, and snacks on board.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy an all-inclusive sailboat tour with wine, beer, and light snacks
  • Sail past the world famous USS Midway Aircraft Carrier and other landmarks on the California coast
  • Spot wildlife such as sea lions, dolphins, and a variety of sea birds
  • Learn how to sail a hand-restored 1914 replica sailboat
  • Choose between a shared or private experience
Full description

Embark on a scenic adventure in San Diego and experience the thrill of sailing aboard a unique 1904-styled Friendship sloop. Take in the beauty of San Diego Harbor on a guided tour and learn about traditional sailing techniques on a one-of-a-kind vessel. Gaze at the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier and other local landmarks.

  • Boat trip
  • Restrooms on board
  • Beer - IPA and Lager
  • White Wine
  • Soft drinks
  • Water
  • Packaged Snacks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Babies under 1 year

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Meeting point

Follow the signs to San Diego Airport and turn onto Harbor Island Drive. Turn left at the second stop light. Drive PAST the large parking lot on your left. Turn left into the parking lot entrance just before the building with the flag pole in front. Parking will cost about $10 (slide your credit card into the machine at the gate). Once you are parked, walk to gate #1 for Docks A-D (north-west end of the parking lot, towards the Sheraton Hotel). Please wait at the gate and call Captain Philip at: 1-619-889-5988 to let him know that you have arrived.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Smoking
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Red wine

Know before you go

  • The trip depends on good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • All participants must sign a liability release in order to join the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

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Super relaxing sail with Captain Phillip. His sailboat is beautiful and his knowledge of sailing is immense. You do not want to miss this tour of the Bay. I will do this again and hope others see this review and decide to go. It was better than a spa day if you can imagine that! Lovely trip

August 25, 2021

A wonderful afternoon with a fascinating captain. We had a lovely sail on San Diego Bay in a classic sailboat and along the way learned the history of the vessel and Captain Phillip's painstaking hand restoration of the boat. He's happy to share his wealth of knowledge about sailing and sailboats in this intimate setting of six guests or fewer. My wife loved riding the waves from the foredeck and tried her hand at steering the boat was Phillip made it ready to return to the dock. No better way to get the feel of sailing on San Diego Bay.

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August 9, 2021

The experience on the Liberty with captain Philip was awesome! It was an very peaceful and relaxing sailing. Captain Philip is very knowledgeable and experienced and made you feel comfortable on his boat. Would definitely recommend this to friends/family and anyone interested in trying a sailboat excursion.

November 13, 2022

Product ID: 400531