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Central Coast Sailing Charters

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3950 Avila beach Dr, Port San Luis, Pier 3, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-540-4667
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Whale watching with Captain Mark

Once again, Captain Mark provided an exceptional morning of sailing and whale watching. His... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Valerie O
Magical Day with the Whales

We've lived on the Central Coast for two years, but just heard about Captain Mark's outfit. With my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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BOAT TOUR AVILA BEACH, WHALE WATCHING, SAILING TOUR, ECO FRIENDLY, FAMILY FRIENDLY . Semi private small group boat tours, If you are here for a vacation or a local looking for something new to do that the whole family can enjoy, what could be better than sailing together on a beautiful 44 ft yacht. All of our trips are semi private with no more than 6 passengers onboard! Come on out and enjoy the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and the sparkling water all around as you learn to steer a real ocean going yacht through the waves! Wildlife viewing nature interpretive sailing tours are departing daily from the Harford Pier near Avila Beach California. From July through the end of September we have some of the best whale watching available on the California coast. Private tours,whale watching and sailing lessons are all available at reasonable prices
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3950 Avila beach Dr, Port San Luis, Pier 3, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-540-4667
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Once again, Captain Mark provided an exceptional morning of sailing and whale watching. His knowledge of the various sea life is amazing, as is his eye for spotting whales. Captain Mark's friendly and relaxed manner makes the trip that much more enjoyable. I look forward...More

Thank Valerie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've lived on the Central Coast for two years, but just heard about Captain Mark's outfit. With my daughter visiting from LA, I wanted to plan the ideal excursion, so wrote to Mark with a number of questions: the difference between raft and sailboat, best...More

Thank Celticsoul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife & I just finished the 1.5 hr whale watching tour on Peregrine with Capt. Michael. Wow, this was fabulous. A small craft with only 6 passengers, this was 'up close' with many humpbacks, a sunfish right at boat-side, and a huge pod of sea...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in the area and will add sailing with Captain Mark, to our top 10 things for our out of town guest must do list. Can't wait to do it again 😎

Thank Vanessa F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a 2.5 hour sail with Captain Mark. We were literally hanging out with the whales for about an hour. We also saw harbor porpoises and sea otters. It was such a beautiful day and relaxing trip that we would have been okay if...More

1  Thank mary k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a morning on the private family sail (we brought our small dog and current policy is private sail only) and really enjoyed our trip. Captain mark is extremely knowledgeable professional and personable. We saw sea otters and sea lions and also were able to...More

1  Thank Elana M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family took the 1.5 hr trip with Captain Mike on the Peregrine to get close to whales. We were hoping to see one or two and ended up with multiple opportunities to get within 30 feet of them as they, in pairs, just hung...More

Thank Marilyn T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Capt Mark for a wonderful trip. We saw probably 7 whales and 3 or 4 pretty up close and personal. Informative, fun and exciting. Well worth it and we will definitely do it again. The highlight of our vacation!

Thank Lovesluxury718
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must do if you are on the Central Coast. Captain Mark is so informative on the wildlife and history of the area. Great boat, great fun, and a great experience. Definitely we will go again and take friends. Thank you for a great day...More

Thank JohnandMelinda01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went whale-watching in July 2017 and had a fantastic experience. Capt Mark helped make the trip very enjoyable, he was friendly and knowledgeable. We was lucky enough to get very close to four humpback whales in total. So close we could smell them! The...More

Thank mikehoward6993
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Karen D
21 March 2017|
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Response from Mark K | Property representative |
Hi Karen, We tend to have calmer sea conditions here than up in Monterrey bay as we are in a more protected area. That said it really depends on the weather the day you decide to go. My suggestion for you would be to come... More
15 July 2016|
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Response from Mark K | Property representative |
Hello Hellen on Thames, We take many young children out every year and I do have a child of my own so I understand your concerns. We offer a special family private tour of a shorter duration (1 hour) if you would like to try... More
Jan P
2 September 2015|
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Response from Theresa S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Gee I,m not sure about breakfast. I didn,t write about that. We have a great time and the snacks/ wine / ect were great !