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2023 America’s Schooner Cup

After such a successful race last year, we are opening our deck up once again to the public for this phenomenal experience. We will be racing in the 2023 America’s Schooner Cup and we invite YOU to come help us hoist the sails and compete for the cup!

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About Us

Take part in San Diego whale watching with Next Level Sailing for an experience of a lifetime. Aboard our beautiful, 139 ft yacht, you are able to take part in a highly faceted adventure. Not only are you being exposed to the exciting world of sailing, but are given the opportunity to meet an abundance of wildlife, including: sea lions, dolphins, whales, and more! Whether you are looking for the best SD whale watching excursion or planning an important event at sea, Next Level Sailing San Diego is here to fulfill your dreams. We pride ourselves in having a long-standing crew of young and talented sailors. Sail stress-free with our highly qualified team on board at all time. Qualified in First Aid and other Coast Guard required credentials, each of our crew members have some key roles in addition to their all-round charm and local knowledge.

Why Choose Next Level Sailing?

 Safety on Board: Safety is our number one priority for our customers. Everything you need to feel comfortable will be available to you upon arrival. We are a U.S. Coast Guard Inspected Vessel and we undergo annual inspections every year. 

Charter Options: No matter what occasion, Next Level Sailing is prepared to make your event an experience of a lifetime. Our private charter options include: Whale Watching, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Entertaining, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Reunions, Film/Media Production, Cocktail Cruises, Engagement Parties, Bridal Showers.

Private Dining & Catering: We provide our guests with incredible private dining options, with menus hand selected from some of San Diego’s finest restaurants. In addition, live music is available.

Our Boat: The Yacht America is a 139 ft racing yacht, with a capacity of 77 people. Whether you are hosting a larger party or partaking in a whale watching trip, you will have plenty of room to move around on our spacious San Diego boat.

Trustworthy Crew: When setting sail, you will be welcomed on board with a highly qualified crew. They are excited to make your trip both easy and entertaining.

Where is The America?

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Next Level Sailing Reviews

Yacht America

Not a whale in sight, but still a fabulous sail onboard Yacht America out of San Diego Bay. Thank you, Capt. Troy!

– JanetArt/TripAdvisor
Great Experience

It is definitely worth it. We weren’t lucky to see any whales but we still had a great time in the boat. It was a nice and calm ride. So relaxing!

– Magana1229/TripAdvisor
Great Time

We had a great time on this trip, the crew was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any Whales but we did see lots of dolphins. I would do it again!

– Anthony G/TripAdvisor
Great Value

We loved our trip! The crew was extremely friendly and share lots of information on the local area including history, wildlife, and the Navy! We will be back!

– MardeChris/TripAdvisor
Great Trip on a Beautiful Yacht

If you want a great day sail on a classic yacht you’ll love this experience. We didn’t see whales but still had a great time, plus a free rain check for a future trip.

– Dane L/TripAdvisor
Beautiful Ship

Wow, what a ship. Fantastic ship and crew, we give IT outsourcing best recommendations. Book online in Advance to make sure you get this experience.

– Jeanette P/TripAdvisor
Great Trip and Crew

We had a fantastic time on the trip. Got to see a blue whale, the only one seen that day by any tours. They had excellent narration and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommended!

– Jthane/TripAdvisor