As all good things must come to an end, so, alas, must summer! This means an earlier sunset time, especially once daylight savings takes effect. Never fear! We will still be offering sunset sails on a daily basis. This calls for a slight change in our schedule, so that from Sept 25, weekday sails (Monday-Friday) will be 2 hours in length, starting at 5:00, then as winter draws nearer, departures will eventually be at 3:00. The sunset doesn't get any less beautiful, no matter the season, so let's have happy hour early, and afloat!
The Maritime Museum's Festival of Sail is coming up!
Join us for Cannon Battles on Saturday 9/02 and Sunday 9/03. Book our 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM sailing tour on either day to get a close up view!
Turn your staff into a crew! We are pleased to announce that we have launched a team building program for small groups. Captain Philip will direct your staff to steer, hoist sails, serve drinks, and perform general duties.
By the time your staff disembark, they will be more unified and have improved their capacity to work together - and have a lot of fun in the process!
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
My husband and I went out on the sunset tour last evening. It was an unforgettable cruise. There were only two other passengers on the tour with us as we sailed around San Diego harbor on a beautifully refurbished sloop. Captain Phil was friendly and engaging and knew just when to let us enjoy the sunset, the water and sound of the sails in the wind. I would recommend this tour to anyone!
Opportunity: Sail and Maintenance Crew - learn to sail and maintain historic ships!
The ships at the Maritime Museum are sailed and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. Have you ever wanted to learn to sail and maintain tall ships? The Maritime Museum will teach you. Learn about ships from four different centuries which include the 19th century Californian, a tops’l schooner; the 18th century HMS Surprise a full rigged British Frigate, the 19th century three masted Bark the Star of India, 16th century Spanish Galleon San Salvador and the 20th century steam yacht Medea.
Sail and maintenance crew members can expect to learn skills such as rope making, knot tying, climbing the rigging, maintenance of the ships, and much more. Don’t think you are a climber? No problem, we have needs for people of all abilities.
Crew meets on Sunday aboard the Star of India, plus we have ongoing opportunities during the week for sailing and maintenance. Fill out the online application form, and we can email you crew information about joining. Or show up at the Star of India, Sundays 7:45am. Ask for Mr Davis.
Click here for the application form and for a video about volunteers: https://sdmaritime.org/get-involved/
What will you be doing to celebrate Dad's Day this year (6/18)? Whatever you do, make sure it's unforgettable!
We have 1 private charter left for the afternoon and 4 seats left for our sunset.
Have a great Father's Day!!
Here's our latest Yelp review: 5.0 star rating 4/18/2017
'An absolutely amazing experience! While visiting my friend in San Diego, I told her I wanted to be on a boat and she delivered with Sail Liberty. The entire experience was beautiful yet intimate at the same time. We enjoyed a 3 hour sunset sail in the San Diego Bay. Caption Phil was awesome, giving us some history as well as letting us take the wheel a couple of times. There was beer, white wine and snacks on board. I would highly recommend this relaxing evening adventure if your in the area!'
So happy to make people so happy.
Looking forward to the next one!
Whales are the the main attraction for sailing trips during the winter months here in San Diego, but there are many creatures that are highly visible all-year long. In our harbor, we have sea lions, pelicans, cormorants, and, if we're lucky, we'll see a dolphin or two.
My personal favorites are the sea lions. We can often find them on the buoys around the bay and on the bait docks towards the entrance of the harbor. Fun fact: Sea lions will use their hind flippers to steer and their front flippers to swim. Here's our latest photo:
Love it or hate it, 'Spring Forward' is a boon for charter companies. It allows the daylight to stretch out as the days get warmer; now catching a sunset sail doesn't seem so difficult. This is especially great for those special anniversary and birthday sailing tours - you don't have to wait until the weekend to celebrate!
Speaking of awesome gifts, we are currently offering gift cards.
No one needs more stuff, but everyone can use more experiences.
We are excited to launch a new sailing tour! Sailing for Two (or Couples Sail, if that applies;)
You can reserve the whole boat for you and one other guest at a price that makes for a remarkably affordable romantic adventure; the changing colors of the sunset, an open bottle of white wine, seagulls flying overhead, the activity of the harbor all around you, the gentle lull of the sea. All on the most beautiful, vintage-looking sailboat in the harbor. With her teak accents and décor, wooden mast, and dramatically-roped gaff rigging, you and your guest will be transported to another time; the journey is the destination.
The tour is 2 hours long and since we are near 3 popular waterfront restaurants, feel free to walk to dinner. (This is what we like to call 'Dock and Dine') All tours include unlimited white wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks: no hidden fees: the cost is $289 out the door (or off the dock;)