Boat Tours & water sports in San Diego

Top Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Diego, CA

Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Diego

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Sailing
4 hours
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R 1 380,09
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Sunset Cruises
2 hours
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R 1 932,13
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2 hours
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R 925,47
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Sailing
3 hours
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R 1 867,18
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Sunset Cruises
3 hours
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R 1 867,18
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Sailing
2 hours
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R 1 769,76
per adult
Adventure Tours
2 hours
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R 1 539,53
per adult
Adventure Tours
3 hours
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R 1 055,36
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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R 1 932,13
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Sunset Cruises
2–3 hours
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R 2 029,54
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3 hours
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R 2 679,00
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Sailing
2 hours
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R 10 147,72
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Sailing
2–3 hours
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R 1 786,00
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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R 568,27
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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R 2 029,54
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  • Eun L
    Troy, MI14 contributions
    The boat was beautiful and very clean and well maintained. Just being on the deck and sailing was so relaxing. Water being pleasant and the weather being not so cold helped.
    After about 1.5hr when we got out further enough, we saw a huge pod (about 50-100 of them) of dolphins and they were swimming with us! It was absolutely breathtaking.
    We saw the pod (not sure if they’re the same one) again on our way back.
    Also, we did eventually see a fairly young (staff was saying about 7months old? Probably just starting to become independent) blue whale!
    It spooshed out water from its back and showed us its curve of its gray back a few times. I wished we got to see the tail but I’m happy we got to spot one at least.
    The crew was very helpful and very kind. The complimentary drink and snack helped and my kids be happy too.
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Freedom262694
    Martinez, CA2 contributions
    Really enjoyed the 2 hr cruise, the detailed explanation of what’s what really made the experience fun. I had my toddler with me so highly recommend bringing snacks and water for the kiddos.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Kelli J
    4 contributions
    Chase and Adam were amazing and our crew had a blast. Loved the background on the geology and castle Dr Suess built for his wife the Grinch, It was a great opportunity we got to see the turtles and leopard sharks,
    Written 17 June 2022
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  • Diana A
    1 contribution
    This experience was marvelous! The ambiance was romantic and an unexpected wonder. The gentleman that took us sailing was pleasant to deal with and easy going. There were no harsh rules to worry about. The weather was perfect and the timeframe brought an amazing sunset that revealed the beauty of nature. Wine and a snack was supplied as well. The chilly weather on the way back made a great invitation to get cozy with a warm blanket and the love of my life.😉 This experience is definitely one I want to revisit soon!
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Melissa O
    1 contribution
    This was an amazing trip. Saw so many different wild life. Any time I return to San Diego, this will be the first thing I do.
    Written 17 June 2022
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  • Mary H
    3 contributions
    This was so much fun. Ran like clockwork and the crew was very friendly and professional. Our captain was able to catch up to a very large pod of dolphins and they swam along side of us for probably 20 minutes. It was a great experience for adults and kids alike. We are already planning our next trip.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • American_Woman_TX
    Dallas, TX6 contributions
    Update parking map to reflect it is all Paid parking—there were no free lots. Instructions were easy to follow.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Elizabeth E
    1 contribution
    Our captain was Chris. The pier was easy to find, the instructions clear from parking, to time to be there. Everyone helping us was kind and helpful. The boat was so much fun, Chris was very engaging, answering all my silly questions about the boat , as I never was on a sail boat. It was clean, had lovely assortment of snacks , water, drinks and beers. He pointed out what we were passing, The time was well spent, it was a 3 hour trip, and it did not feel like 3 hours, it was so much fun, and Chris really had us set up right to see the see, enjoy the beautiful sunset. Well worth it, would do again. This company really took care of everything, we felt safe, and even got to go towards the front of the boat, and got to enjoy the bean bag. We had a lovely couple along who were alot of fun too. I really enjoyed the whole experience!!!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • J. J.
    3 contributions
    Capt Rod and Randy took us on a fun sail around the bay. They even let the mailman turned sail man steer. It was a great time. Thanks guys!
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Karen
    1 contribution
    I surprised my best friend with a 2 hr sailing adventure for our girls trip for her retirement. From the moment I booked it, the company sent an email with excellent directions how to get to the boat. We were greeted by Captain Kyle who was wonderful. The day we booked, we were lucky to have the entire boat to ourselves. Kyle was very knowledgeable and attentive during the sail. He pointed out different sights and told us interesting facts and stories. He knew my friend loved the navy so he made sure to get close enough to the navy ships in the bay. The sail was incredible. We had such a great time! I will be reserving another sailing experience again. Thank you!
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Alexa
    Washington DC, DC113 contributions
    This was SO much fun and the highlight of our trip! Amazing way to see all the major sights of San Diego from a unique vantage point...at one time we had sea lions playing in the water beside us. Driving the boat was a blast and we were laughing our way through it!
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • kendallly
    San Diego, CA5 contributions
    We have used Flagship for many celebrations, and knew the fathers day brunch would be a good option for us. Food was great! Staff was warm and welcoming. Champagne was plentiful. Boarding and getting off the boat were easy, but there was no bathroom open when we arrived at 9:15. The public one by the ticket desk was still closed. Views were spectacular from every deck, inside and out. Jay, our server was really attentive! The carving station guy who has worked for Flagship for 25 years was very informative about the ingredients in the food and helped me with food allergies.

    The only negative was the supervisor lady who kept screaming at her staff in a very rude, condescending way. I don't think people paying so much money for a relaxing meal should be hearing any yelling during their experience. I felt so bad for the people who have to work for Chrissy, as the very minor things she kept barking about could have been addressed more quietly, and directly to the person who she wants to talk to instead of yelling across the dining room. Insignificant things like a server clearing dirty dishes that had dirty silverware on them before the buffet was over. "They need to use that same silverware the whole time. Go get fresh silverware right now!" Doesn't need to be yelled. Especially around guests.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • catjibz
    Bradford, UK29 contributions
    Absolutely incredible! We went on the lunchtime/afternoon cruise and saw long and short beaked common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and 8 blue whales including a mum and calf. The marine biologist on board was so knowledgeable too. Epic trip. Amazing memories. Honoured to be part of the 1% club! Thanks San Diego Whale Watch, you guys are the best.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Bryant M
    Mountain View, CA3 contributions
    The weather was better than expected. No need for the layers we brought but still very happy to have them just in case. The captain was super nice, easy going and instilled great confidence that we were in good hands. The voyage was smooth and super relaxing and romantic. Our friends were super appreciative that we arranged this outing.
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Fearless583069
    Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
    My family and I had a great time. The crew was very knowledgeable. We saw hundreds of dolphins, 2 humpback whales and 1 gray whale. The crew was able to spot the wildlife from far away and took chase to help us get a good look which added a level of excitement. The snack bar had minimal snack options but the cocktails were good and the hot chocolate hit the spot in the cold weather. Prices were reasonable. The seats on the top deck were a little cold and uncomfortable, but it wasn't a big deal. Overall the trip was a great experience, and it ended with a lovely sunset as we prepared to end at the dock.
    Written 28 February 2022
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