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Looking for Sailing Charters?

Are you looking for a Sailing Tour around San Diego Bay? If you are or may be looking to do something completely different on your trip to San Diego; look no further. Sailing Charters and Sailing Tours have been in high demand as of late, and to meet that demand a lot of not-so established tour operators have also popped up. Make sure you do some research before booking your next charter on San Diego Bay.  We get a lot of questions regarding how the Stars & Stripes is different from the other sailing charters; so this is a list and some feedback from our past guests and from the owners of the Stars & Stripes USA-11.

Here are a few things to consider for your next san diego sail:

Choosing the right boat for your sailing charter can be simple; you really only need to think about four basic questions :

  • How many people?

  • How big of a boat?

  • What type of boat?

  • How much do you want to spend?

Once you have a good idea of they type of boat, you will be able to choose from the many different types of boating charters/ boating tours.  From whale watching, to booze cruising, to sunset sails and even overnight adventures; San Diego has it all.  As we stated before make sure to due your homework and especially looking at past reviews online. Maybe start with TripAdvisor or Google Review Page.  After all that, make sure to check out Stars & Stripes and below you will see why…

So, what makes Stars & Stripes USA-11  Sailboat Charter – The Best?

Here are the lists of reasons and a complete list of reviews regarding Sailboat Tours in San Diego, Ca 2019. These Reviews can be sourced by clicking the review link.

Let’s just get what the Stars & Stripes Usa-11 sailing charter  is NOT; meaning I would like to explain what we are NOT; so we can save you time, while looking for things to do in san diego.

  1. We are NOT a booze-cruies
  2. We are NOT a sunset sail (unless specifically requested)
  3. We DO NOT do Whale Watching Tours

So Who Are You?

  1. We are San Diego’s Top Sailing Charter Company
  2. We do San Diego Sailing Tours
  3. WE do Team-Building Activities
  4. We do Private Sailing Charters
  5. WE are perfect for Company Outings
  6. Public and Private Sailing Charters
  7. Sailing San Diego Bay

Stars & Stripes USA-11 – does not have over one thousand 5-star reviews for nothing. This is one sailing charter that you do not want to miss.  Whether you are visiting San Diego, or a local resident,; the Stars & Stripes Sailing Tour is special in so many ways. Let’s discuss how this sailing charter separates itself from the other sailing tour companies within San Diego.

Below are links to third party websites that have featured our boating tour on their websites on thru their blogs. We also listed our TripAdvisor page for further details and many more reviews from around the globe.  We hope you find this information useful.


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The majority of sailing tours and sailing charters in san diego are run on older sialboats and geared towards partying or booze cruises.  This is NOT our type of sailing charter. The Stars & Stripes USA-11 is an authentic racing yacht that was designed by David Pedrick and Bruce Nelson and built by Eric Goetz in Rhode Island, Stars & Stripes, USA-11 was Dennis Conner’s first IACC boat.

The main factor separating Stars & Stripes USA-11 from the rest of the sailing charters around san diego bay; this is the only interactive sailing charter on a world famous racing yacht.  Stars & Stripes is also the fastest sailing charter in San Diego, and as we know; all of California. Being an interactive sailing tour; the guest will be able to take the helm (drive the sailboat), grind the winches, and help raise and lower the sails. It also fine, to just hangout and enjoy the luxurious ride thru beautiful San Diego Bay. The skipper’s wife Bee, will also help out with taking pictures, recording videos, and narrating San Diego’s most iconic ships and sites along the way. This will all be included with the price of your tickets.

If you our your group is looking for a more private charter, the Stars & Stripes also offers private sailing charters, private group charters, along with its infamous team-building activity where your team or group will be able to take part in 3 different races; zig zagging thru San Diego Bay.

The Stars and Stripes Team Building Adventure

  • Sail San Diego Bay on the Authentic 1992 America’s Cup Racing Yacht Top Trip Advisor ranking for Boat Tours in San Diego.
  • Completely restored, pristine condition, and FAST!!!
  • Three full hours of interactive and exciting FUN sailing San Diego Bay!!!
  • Public and private sailboat sails in San Diego as well as corporate TEAM BUILDING events
  • Complimentary water, soft drinks & snacks during and after the sail
  • Complimentary photos & videos for viewing after the sail on the bay and future downloads
  • Located at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort & Spa on Shelter Island with plenty of FREE parking.
  • America’s Cup Sailing souvenir gift shop.
  • No sailing experience necessary, but not suitable for children under the age of 5.

SAIL USA-11 is designed for individuals or groups of up to 25 passengers that would like to join us for an exciting sail on the San Diego bay aboard Stars & Stripes USA-11.  We welcome you and can often accept reservations on short notice.

Stars and Stripes USA-11 is no pleasure craft. Unless, of course, you find pleasure—and probably some exhilaration, too—from winding winches and steering the yacht that took a stab at the 1992 America’s Cup. Groups up to 24 can take turns helming the ship (or just hanging out) on three-hour tours of San Diego Bay, her home since 2006, with free pictures of you looking like a total pro provided by the Stars and Stripes team.” source:


Please be sure to go through our Sailing Charter Reviews below as well, ,we have provided some more informative links to better help you find the best sailing charter in san diego!

Locals Things to Do in San Diego

(what to pay attention to)


  • Sailing San Diego Bay

  • Stars & Stripes USA-11

  • Balboa Park

  • Torrey Pines Glider Port

  • Walk thru Downtown

  • Del Mar Racetrack

  • Kona Kai Resort

  • Visit Shelter Island

  • USS Midway

  • La Jolla Shores