Traditional sailing aboard a classic yacht
Enjoy San Diego by boat. Charter a 32' Friendship Sloop for up to 6 people with the popular Captain Philip. All prices include captain's fee, wine, beer, soft drinks, snacks, and taxes. Gratuity for the cptain is optional, but alaways appreciated. Rates: Sunset Tour: Individual Tickets: - 2.5 hour tour - $105 adult - $75 child Private Charter: - $575 2.5 hour tour - $500 2 hour tour Afternoon Tour: Individual Tickets: 2.5 hour tour - $105 adult - $75 child Private Charter: - $575 2.5 hour tour - $500 2 hour tour Discount morning Tour (Weekends Only): 2 Hours 10:00-12:00 Year-Round: Individual tickets: - 2-hour tour - $95 adult - $55 child Private Charter: - $475 Classic Sailing in San Diego: Morning, Afternoon, and Sunset tours on a 32-foot Friendship Sloop. For individuals and small groups, up to 6 on average. All tours include beer, wine, soft drinks, water, and snacks. Most tours are 2.5 hours long. Located near downtown San Diego! With her wooden mast crafted from a single tree in Maine, teak accents, gaff rigging, and classic design- you won't see anything else like her in San Diego. See San Diego Landmarks and Highlights: - Pt. Loma Lighthouse - Sea lions - Coronado bridge - Navy fleet - Maritime Museum - Downtown San Diego - Swim in the warm waters of Glorietta Bay (by request) The Friendship sloop, also known as a Muscongus Bay sloop or lobster sloop, is a style of gaff-rigged sloop that originated in Friendship, Maine around 1880. Fishermen in Friendship and neighboring Bremen collectively originated the design, one influenced by the fishing sailboats of Gloucester, Massachusetts, particularly the schooner Fredonia of 1889. Although familiar as a pleasure craft today, the Friendship sloop was the traditional fishing boat used off the coast of Maine, especially for lobstering, until the introduction of the gasoline engine early in the 20th century. Friendship-area boat builder Wilbur A. Morse produced many examples from the 1880s to the 1910s. One man could manage its single-masted rig and haul traps unassisted, yet the boat could carry sizable loads. With an open cockpit aft, and a small forward cabin outfitted with bunks and a stove, it made fishing during cold weather much less arduous than in an open boat. In the 1880s these sloops ranged from 16–20 feet long but over time they became significantly larger. Modern reproductions, both wooden and fiberglass, remain popular among enthusiasts. Friendship sloops are not identical in size or shape, but they share a common design and appear similar. All aregaff-rigged, with a mainsail, a staysail and normally a jib. They may additionally have a topmast with a maintopsail and jib topsail (flying jib). They all have a full keel, an elliptical stern and a bowsprit. They can range from 21' to 50' but most are between 25' and 31' in length (on deck). Welcome Aboard! Let's have a great time on the water What We Offer: Private charters: - Reserve the whole the whole boat for a special occasion. - Choose from a morning, afternoon, or sunset tour. - Afternoon and Sunset Tours: 2.5 hours - Discount Morning Private Charter: 2 hours - Beer, wine, water, soft drinks, and snacks included Individual tickets: - For individual passengers - Choose a morning, afternoon, or sunset tour. - Afternoon and Sunset Tours: 2.5 hours. - Discount Morning Tour: 2 hours. - Beer, wine, water, soft drinks, and snacks included Team building: - Entertain clients - Executive retreats - Meetings for sealing the deal. - Beer, wine, water, soft drinks, and snacks included Is this your first time sailing? Or have you logged a fair amount of sea-time? Either way, a San Diego boat tour on our Friendship sloop is a one-of-a-kind experience. Our vintage-styled sailboat is classy, roomy, comfortable, and looks like something you'd spy alongside the Black Pearl in a the Pirates of the Caribbean film. We are a perfect choice for individuals or small groups. Let the wind, tides, and Captain Philip's expertise guide your experience. Or heck, you can take the helm for a while if you'd like. Participation welcome and encouraged! What to wear: Dress as you would for walking around town then bring an extra sweater/sweatshirt and a windbreaker with you. Also useful is a baseball type cap with visor, sunglasses (polarized are best) and sunscreen. Don't forget your camera. If you're "on the fence" about shorts versus long pants... go with the long pants. Food and/or alcoholic beverages: You may bring along a picnic or takeout with whatever beverage you like. We also provide beer, white wine, and light snacks. We have ice, bottle openers and cups on board.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 6 guests
Captain Philip has extensive experience on both coasts. The Friendship sloop Liberty is unlike anything you will see on the west coast and Captain Philip is the most friendly and knowledgeable captain in San Diego.
Features & Details
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 1 day prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Cancellation policy: You may cancel your reservation without charge up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. If you cancel within the last 24 hours or fail to show up at boarding, you will be responsible for the full amount of the charter/cruise. Weather related cancellations will be determined by the Captain. If your charter/cruise is canceled due to weather and we are unable to reschedule the trip to your satisfaction, you will not be charged.