Sailing Charter on 42ft Catalina MK2 In San Diego, California
Enjoy the day on the water with friends and family in San Diego, California by boat! Charter the 42 feet "Venere" Catalina Cruising Monohull for up to 6 people. Rate as low as $250 per hour (minimum of 2 hours). What You Can Expect: Private charters include 2 to 8 hour day and sunset sails About Charter a private yacht for corporate events, birthday parties, proposals, or any special event! Private charters include 2 to 6 hour day and sunset sails. Morning Day Sails Get ready to experience the beautiful blue coastal waters of San Diego. You will be sailing offshore from either Ocean Beach and Point Loma or Mission Beach and Pacific Beach 1-3 miles out if not more depending on your selected adventure. The San Diego coastline offers spectacular views and of course, you always run the change of seeing our wonderful passage making whale friends and if you’re willing, the captain would love to get you closer. If its hands on experience your looking for, get ready because we love it when you do all the work! And if you need a lesson, thats not a problem, Captain Don will provide. As a licensed USCG Master and a former US Navy instructor, Captain Don will teach you how to push our 42 foot Catalina to its limits… member, its all about team work and communication. Afternoon Whale Watching Ready to be up close to the largest mammals on earth? This adventure takes you from 1 to 10 miles off the coast where blue waters are gorgeous and the views to shore are breathtaking. We will be sailing to (what the locals call) 9 Mile Bank, also known on the charts as Coronado Escarpment. An Escarpment is a long, steep slope, especially one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights. It’s approximately southwest about 10 miles of the coast. Its plateaus are as high as 85 feet from the surface to 700 feet. It’s known best for the fishing and whale passages. The species of fish typically caught here are Rock Cod, Bonito, Yellowtail, Skipjack, Yellowfin, Marlin, Swordfish, Shark and various others. This is a 4 to 5-hour charter covering approximately 30 miles. Everyone takes turns looking out for spouts, fins, and tails using our supplied binoculars. Once spotted we do our best, being as respectful to the whales as one can be, to place our vessel in an area where you can observe and take photos. Don’t be surprised if a whale comes over to check us out, whales are very curious animals. Depending on the season, whales and dolphins that are frequently observed include Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Northern Right Whale Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Killer Whales, and Dall’s Porpoise. Relax and enjoy the cool sea breeze. Sunset There is nothing more wonderful on the water than a sunset. Sharing the days’ end with family, friends or “loved ones” will create the moments that take your breath away. Our sunset sails are special, join us as we sail into the sun, raise our glasses and toast to the ending of a beautiful day. What To Expect Onboard: The "Venere" (means Venus in Italian) is a Catalina 42 foot yacht . She is a beautiful yacht equipped with 2 stateroom, 2 heads and a full galley. She will host your experience while enjoying San Diego California. Located at The Hyatt Regency Spa and Marina in Mission Bay, the yacht is walking distance from Seaworld, Belmont Park, beaches and coves. This Catalina yacht is in exceptional condition and is ready to host your adventure. You’ll have access to Hotel facilities, pool, swim bar and more. Amenities • Kitchen • Gym • Wireless Internet • Hot tub • Laptop friendly work space • Dryer • Washer • TV Sleeping Arrangements Bedroom 1 • 1 queen bed Bedroom 2 • 1 queen bed • Common Spaces • 1 sofa bed, 1 couch
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 6 guests
- Cruising Monohull
Captain Don is a retired US Naval Engineer, Machinist Mate First Class (Surface Warfare Specialist). During his Navy career, he excelled in organization, management and team building. He is a 4.0 sailor who thrives on learning about electrical and mechanical architecture. Don's drive and determination placed him in positions of higher responsibility allowing him to retire early.As a civilian, Don Marchi’s professional dreams were focused on software. After (3) years of study, he earned his degree in Computer Information Science at Coleman University in San Diego, CA. Don Marchi’s software career was rewarding and let him create his dream of owning a Yacht chartering service.Captain Don shares the romance and dance between the wind and the sea with the cruisers. Captain Don enjoys sharing his free time with his kids and a loving wife here in San Diego, CA.Captain Don work with many CEO’s, young professionals, thrill seekers, active professionals and sailing students who are passionate about sailing and want to experience the elements at sea.
5.0 out of 5!
Captain Don and the Venere were top notch! Our trip was more than we expected and everything we could have hoped for! If you are looking for an amazing time on the beautiful Pacific, the gorgeous Venere and her awesome Captain are the way to go!
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Watersports Equipment
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
- Chart Plotter
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Furling Headsail
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
25% refund up to 7 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Other Things to Note Sailing is what we do, so please know that we charter the yacht between 10:30 AM and Sunset. While your onboard (2 or less guest only) you are welcomed to join a charter as crew when chartering, your option. Things to know: • Please understand your not chartering or renting the boat exclusively (unless you have booked for 6 guest. • You will be the only guest staying onboard and the only persons allow on the dock and the yacht. • There is no cooking onboard, you can bring Microwavable foods, switches, snacks and drinks. • You will need to use Marina Facilities for showering/bathing House Rules • No smoking • Not suitable for pets • No parties or events • Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years) • Check-in time is 4 PM – 6 PM • Check out by 10AM • No heels, sandals or black sole shoes on the boat… boat shoes only… • No personal friends or family, only my Guest are allowed on board.