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The Ultimate Private Sailing Charter: Exploring the Hidden Gems of San Diego

a ship on the water

San Diego is a great city. It always has temperate weather, is right on the water, and has many extraordinary things to see. Sailing charters are a great way to explore some of the best things that San Diego has to offer. These private cruises are great for various occasions, and you can customize them to suit your needs.

Discover the Beautiful San Diego Bay

One of the best ways to discover San Diego is on the water. You can see the skyline and all the city’s beauties with your luxury yacht group. Feel the wind in your hair and the sea spray on your face as you enjoy a day in the sun or watch a beautiful sunset.

Because you are on a private cruise, you can choose how you want to spend your time. You can stay in the bay or venture out further into the ocean. Plan an intimate brunch with mimosas, or enjoy appetizers and cocktails for a lovely evening sail. You can even plan a VIP, first-class dinner with 15 others in the glorious cockpit. Did you know that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills filmed a show in this very spot?

However you decide to spend time on the water, you can ensure your guests will be impressed. Consider booking a tour for:

  • Anniversaries
  • Corporate or team-building events 
  • Birthdays
  • Bridal showers
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Family reunions

Whether you live in the area or plan a trip to San Diego, be sure to take advantage of the rejuvenating Pacific ocean. 

Combine Your Private Charter with Whale Watching

Whale watching is one of the popular activities to do when booking a sailboat charter. The coastal waters attract whales at all times of the year, thanks to the abundance of krill and unique placement on the whale migration path. Whale watching is the perfect thing to do on a day cruise. 

Blue whales are prevalent in the summer, while gray whales migrate to the area in winter. Humpback whales can be seen during the spring and fall, and you can see dolphins, sea lions, and birds anytime.

While on a whale-watching tour, your guide will educate you on the whales you may see. For example, you will learn when they migrate, how many tons of food they eat, and if they are social or prefer to be alone. You can ask your questions along the way.

a bird flying over a body of water

Discover Special Places During Your Charter

Along with sea life, you will discover other special places on your luxury boat rental. Prominently placed in the harbor is the USS Midway. This was the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the 20th century. It has an armored flight deck and can hold 120 planes. If military ships interest you, be sure to sail in San Diego during the week instead of the weekend. Forty percent of the nation’s naval assets are located right here in San Diego. You will see active warships like Littoral Combat Ships, San Antonio Class LPD, and Aircraft Carriers. You will also see fighter jets and helicopters landing and taking off from North Island Naval Air Station. You might even see the Navy SEALS doing drills in the bay. 

Another landmark in San Diego Bay is the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. This architectural gem is right at the edge of the bay, an art concert venue, and a public center. Check out their schedule and sail by this beautiful venue and enjoy fantastic music. 

Along your journey, check out the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. This connects the city to Coronado, and its structure and attractive features won it the “Most Beautiful Bridge” award in 1970. You can ask your captain to take the group under the bridge to see more of Coronado. As you return to San Diego, enjoy the sights that come back into view and take in the last refreshing breeze off the water.