Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to the most common questions we receive from our guests.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, we love hearing from our sailors!
What do I wear?
Dress as you would for walking around town then bring an extra sweater/sweatshirt and a windbreaker with you. Also useful is a baseball type cap with visor, sunglasses (polarized are best) and sunscreen. Don't forget your camera. If you're "on the fence" about shorts versus long pants... go with the long pants.
May we bring along food and/or alcoholic beverages?
Yes, you may bring along a picnic or takeout with whatever beverage you like. We also provide beer, white wine, and light snacks. We have ice, bottle openers and cups on board.
What is the best way to get to your location?
If you don't have a car, it is only about 2 miles from downtown, so it's not a very expensive taxi ride to us (955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, 92101). And there's always Uber or Lyft.
Is there a bathroom aboard?
Yes, we call them 'heads'.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel your reservation without charge up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. If you cancel within the last 24 hours or fail to show up at boarding, you will be responsible for the full amount of the charter/cruise. Weather related cancellations will be determined by the Captain. If your charter/cruise is canceled due to weather and we are unable to reschedule the trip to your satisfaction, you will not be charged.
Are there restaurants nearby ?
Our Harbor Island location at Sunroad Resort Marina is within a 5-minute walk to three waterside restaurants; C-Level (bistro), Island Prime (steaks and seafood), and Coasterra (modern Mexican). Tom Ham's Lighthouse seafood restaurant is at the other end of Harbor Island, perfect for those who enjoy long walks by the water (1 mile, 20 mins on foot). The Boathouse Restaurant (surf n' turf)at Harbor Island West Marina is a bit closer and has marina-side views..
Will we see wildlife?
It is usual to see sea lions, pelicans, and cormorants, and pods of dolphins. (Whales have a specific migration period from December to April and longer trips out to the open water are required for sightings. Check our reservations page for availability).
Should I worry about seasickness?
Daily harbor trips provide a smooth sailing experience, but you know yourself best. For open-water trips, those sensitive to motion should take precautions. Please note that any medication must be taken two hours BEFORE boarding the vessel.