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    Sailing on Venere
    Guest on the bow of Venere
    Venere off the coast of Pacific Beach
    Sailing on Venere

    Half Day Private Charter from Mission Bay onboard 42' Catalina Sailing Yacht

    53 bookings
    4 hours minimum

    Treat yourself a day on the water with family and friends in San Diego, California by boat! Book our 42 feet Catalina MK2 sailing yacht for up to 6 people. Rate as low as $210 per hour (minimum of 3 hours). Rates: • 4-Hour: $840 What You Can Expect: Private charters include 2 to 4-hour day and sunset sails. A private yacht is perfect for corporate events, birthday parties, proposals, or any special event! Morning Day Sails Get ready to experience the beautiful blue coastal waters of San Diego. You will be sailing offshore from either Ocean Beach and Point Loma or Mission Beach and Pacific Beach 1-3 miles out if not more depending on your selected adventure. The San Diego coastline offers spectacular views and of course, you always run the change of seeing our wonderful passage making whale friends and if you’re willing, the captain would love to get you closer. If its hands on experience your looking for, get ready because we love it when you do all the work! And if you need a lesson, that's not a problem, Captain Don will provide. As a licensed USCG Master and a former US Navy instructor, Captain Don will teach you how to push our 42 foot Catalina to its limits… member, its all about teamwork and communication. Afternoon Whale Watching Ready to be up close to the largest mammals on earth? This adventure takes you from 1 to 10 miles off the coast where blue waters are gorgeous and the views to shore are breathtaking. We will be sailing to (what the locals call) 9 Mile Bank, also known on the charts as Coronado Escarpment. An Escarpment is a long, steep slope, especially one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights. It’s approximately southwest about 10 miles of the coast. Its plateaus are as high as 85 feet from the surface to 700 feet. It’s known best for the fishing and whale passages. The species of fish typically caught here are Rock Cod, Bonito, Yellowtail, Skipjack, Yellowfin, Marlin, Swordfish, Shark, and various others. This is a 4 to 5-hour charter covering approximately 30 miles. Everyone takes turns looking out for spouts, fins, and tails using our supplied binoculars. Once spotted we do our best, being as respectful to the whales as one can be, to place our vessel in an area where you can observe and take photos. Don’t be surprised if a whale comes over to check us out, whales are very curious animals. Depending on the season, whales and dolphins that are frequently observed include Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Northern Right Whale Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Killer Whales, and Dall’s Porpoise. Relax and enjoy the cool sea breeze. What To Expect Onboard: The "Venere" (means Venus in Italian) is a Catalina MK2, a 42 foot long sailing yacht. She is a beautiful yacht equipped with 2 staterooms, 2 heads, and a full galley. She will host your experience while enjoying San Diego California. Located at The Hyatt Regency Spa and Marina in Mission Bay, the yacht is within walking distance from Seaworld, Belmont Park, beaches, and coves. This Catalina yacht is in exceptional condition and is ready to host your adventure. You’ll have access to Hotel facilities, pool, swim bar and more. Amenities • Kitchen • Gym • Wireless Internet • Hot tub • Laptop friendly workspace • Dryer • Washer • TV Sleeping Arrangements Bedroom 1 • 1 queen bed Bedroom 2 • 1 queen bed • Common Spaces • 1 sofa bed, 1 couch If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

    Captain is included.
    A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
    6 guests
    Cruising Monohull
    Captain Don

    Super OwnerCaptain Don

    Captain Don is a retired US Naval Engineer, Machinist Mate First Class (Surface Warfare Specialist). During his Navy career, he excelled in organization, management and team building. He is a 4.0 sailor who thrives on learning about electrical and mechanical architecture. Don's drive and determination placed him in positions of higher responsibility allowing him to retire early. As a civilian, Don Marchi’s professional dreams were focused on software. After (3) years of study, he earned his degree in Computer Information Science at Coleman University in San Diego, CA. Don Marchi’s software career was rewarding and let him create his dream of owning a Yacht chartering service. Captain Don shares the romance and dance between the wind and the sea with the cruisers. Captain Don enjoys sharing his free time with his kids and a loving wife here in San Diego, CA. Captain Don work with many CEO’s, young professionals, thrill seekers, active professionals and sailing students who are passionate about sailing and want to experience the elements at sea.

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    Features & Details

    • Watersports Equipment
    • Galley Stove & Oven
    • BBQ
    • Life jackets/required safety gear
    • Cabin
    • Toilet
    • Wheel steering
    • Bimini
    • Inboard Engine
    • Autopilot
    • CD Player
    • Center Cockpit
    • Chart Plotter
    • Dinghy
    • Dodger
    • Single Engine
    • Fuel type: Diesel
    • Inverter
    • Berth
    • Head

    Approximate Location

    You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.

    The boat's approximate location on a map

    Cancellation Policy

    Full refund up to 5 days prior.

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