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Central Coast Sailing Charters

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3950 Avila beach Dr, Harford Pier, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-540-4667
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Ready for an amazing day?

Just back from THE best whale watching experience ever aboard Captain Mark's 26 ft power catamaran... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Luis Obispo,CA
Fantastic day!

We had a great day with Captain Mark. He was knowledgeable, an extremely experienced sailor and... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Pismo Beach, California
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BOAT TOUR AVILA BEACH, WHALE WATCHING, SAILING TOUR, ECO FRIENDLY, FAMILY FRIENDLY . Semi private small group boat tours, If you are here for a vacation or a local looking for something new to do that the whole family can enjoy, what could be better than sailing together on a beautiful 44 ft yacht. All of our trips are semi private with no more than 6 passengers onboard! Come on out and enjoy the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and the sparkling water all around as you learn to steer a real ocean going yacht through the waves! Wildlife viewing nature interpretive sailing tours are departing daily from the Harford Pier near Avila Beach California. From July through the end of September we have some of the best whale watching available on the California coast. Private tours,whale watching and sailing lessons are all available at reasonable prices
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3950 Avila beach Dr, Harford Pier, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-540-4667
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from THE best whale watching experience ever aboard Captain Mark's 26 ft power catamaran. Mark is by far the best guide imaginable to introduce you to the stunning abundance of Central Coast marine life. He's warm, knowledgeable, and welcoming. The power cat is...More

Thank Dan
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had a great day with Captain Mark. He was knowledgeable, an extremely experienced sailor and had a great personality. He provided a lot of insight to the local sea life. The boat was in excellent condition and everyone felt very safe on the trip....More

Thank 450iriss
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Today was my third sailing trip with Central Coast Sailing Charters. I am in awe of the fact we have someone like Captain Mark here on the Central Coast. He has sailed all over the world, so you are in the hands of a very...More

Thank Aurora012
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We took at shot at this trip after reading all the positive reviews on TA. Not only did they fail to do it justice, we had a once-in-a-lifetime experience!!! On it's surface, this is an excellent tour of the area around Pismo Beach. Captain Mark...More

Thank Panther5150
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Mark we the perfect host. An experienced sailor and so informative. It was the 84th birthday of a dear friend and it was the perfect gift. Loved the snacks served on board and all of the history and marine knowledge Mark shared. Plenty of room...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I love to sail and October normally brings clear and warm days on the Central Coast and the humpback whales have been off our coastline since August. I'm so very glad that after living in the area for 28 years, I finally took the sailing...More

Thank Carie623
Reviewed 7 October 2017

My wife, brother law and I along with three strangers just enjoyed the most memorable trip ever. The central coast trip with Mark was fantastic. We saw whales up close and heard from an expert on marine life and history. You wanna a good day...More

Thank 30Bill
Reviewed 3 October 2017

On a whim my friend and I decided to go whale watching because the kayak place was closed. Luckily they had two spots open on the Peregrine rafting boat. It was the best time, hundreds of seals feeding in a bait ball and two fun...More

Thank jmwm3333
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Wednesday, September 27 was a very special day to be sailing with Central Coast Sailing Charters and Captain Mark Kocina and his Deckhand, Chris. My wife, Rona, and I were lucky enough to be aboard on this incredible sail. At the recommendation of a friend...More

Thank SLOGuy7662
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Our 6-year-old Grandson was going to visit us in Avila Beach, Ca and we wanted to create some exciting memories for all of us. He loves just hanging out with us and going to the park but we wanted to do something he would never...More

Thank Ramonbaez
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Karen D
22 March 2017|
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Response from Mark K | Property representative |
Hi Karen, We tend to have calmer sea conditions here than up in Monterrey bay as we are in a more protected area. That said it really depends on the weather the day you decide to go. My suggestion for you would be to come... More
16 July 2016|
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Response from Mark K | Property representative |
Hello Hellen on Thames, We take many young children out every year and I do have a child of my own so I understand your concerns. We offer a special family private tour of a shorter duration (1 hour) if you would like to try... More
Jan P
3 September 2015|
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Response from Theresa S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Gee I,m not sure about breakfast. I didn,t write about that. We have a great time and the snacks/ wine / ect were great !