Torrey Pines Gliderport is another great thing to do in San Diego after or before our Sailing Charter.
According to long time resident and owner of the famous sailing charter sailboat known as Stars & Stripes USA-11; her favorite place to go as a local in San Diego is described below.
“My number one “chill out” place in San Diego is Torrey Pines Gliderport.”
Torrey Pines Gliderport is located just south of Torrey Pines Golf Course. The Gliderport has views of the Pacific Ocean and the city of San Diego. This is my go to place when we have out of town family and friends visiting. Everyone should bring a folding beach chair, sunglasses and/or hats. Free Parking, good food and fantastic views!
You can absolutely sit for hours and take in the action and the incredible scenery. The “action” would be all types of paragliders & hang gliders taking off literally right over your head! With our “out of the west” predominate winds blowing against the soaring cliffs of Torrey Pines, an updraft is created. A world class flying site, flight enthusiasts from all over the world come to take flight here. They take off AND land on the same grassy lawn on the edge of the cliffs literally right in front of you. And if that’s not enough, there’s a little cafe that has great sandwiches, snacks and beverages. Sandwiches run $7 to $10, of generous portion, enough to split with a friend.
Be sure to check online to make sure the wind conditions are right for action. Torrey Pines has a great website https://www.flytorrey.com/.
The website includes a link to see if they’re hang gliding http://gliderport.thilenius.com/#/Home When I used to work for a firm nearby, a bunch of us would take off for a quick lunch at Torrey Pines Gliderport. Definitely one of the best places to decompress and take in the world around you!
Torrey Pines Gliderport sits on near vertical cliffs 350 feet above “Blacks Beach” (now Torrey Pines City Beach). Blacks Beach in San Diego is one of the largest “clothing optional” beaches in the United States. To the south is La Jolla Shores beach, another great place to park and walk north to Scripps Pier.
I hope you can relax like a local here and enjoy the small niches that make our fine City of San Diego one of the most desirable places to be!
Again whether you choose our famous sailing charter around San Diego Bay or nor; the above is somewhere you must see while visiting San Diego, California. Below is a description of what our Sailing Charter offers and a link to some reviews from our former sailing charter guests. Check our sailing tour availability by clicking here.
“Be an active participant in a 3-hour, interactive cruise aboard sailing aboard Stars & Stripes USA-11, the same yacht raced by Dennis Conner in the 1992 America’s Cup. You’ll have the opportunity to participate by trimming sails and taking a turn at the helm or simply relaxing is fine, too. They can accommodate individuals, groups, and charters of up to 24 people. Book in advance as this is certainly one of the unique San Diego bay tours.”
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CHARTERS:
$125 per person for 3 hours for public charters
$75 for ages 18 and under
Private charters: $1,500 min for a 3 hour sail
Active duty military receive a 20% discount
Complimentary photos and videos
CORPORATE TEAM-BUILDING EVENTS:
Every guest taking a turn at the helm
Rotation through all crew positions
Time trials between teams
Team apparel – Jackets, Polo shirts, T-shirts and Caps
Celebrate afterwards in our office, watching photos & videos