About Pacifica Sailing Charters of San Diego
Sailing San Diego Bay is an awesome way to
spend an afternoon in beautiful San Diego. Whether you want to go on an exciting adventure
where you take the wheel, or if you just prefer to stretch out in the San Diego sunshine with
a trusty skipper at the helm, Pacifica
Sailing Charters and Sailing Tours has the perfect sailing experience for you. There’s
plenty of room to explore and everyone gets a chance at the wheel if they feel
With over 20 years of boating and sailing on San
Diego Bay and the waters surrounding the San Diego harbor, we excel at ensuring each sailing tour,
boat charter and catamaran cruise and boat tour is a memory you will cherish for a
We have several captains at Pacifica Sailing Charters
that are amazing racers and blue water sailors. Our boat tour captains are US Coast Guard certified
Our boat captains have been running boat charters and
sailing tours for decades, and some even longer.
Captain Mick Moore is a licensed 100 Ton USCG Master, and has a long record
of sailboat racing in Southern california and has competed in almost every major sailing race
in San Diego and Mexico. A sailing lesson from Mick is a sailing lesson from one of the best.
Born and raised in San Diego, no one knows the san diego bay better than Mick
Growing up with parents that were members of San
Diego Yacht Club in the early 60’s, Mick was introduced to sailing at an early age when his father
would provide boat deliveries up and down the California Coast.
He has been a member of Point Loma Yacht Club since
April of 2012, and is also a member of Silver Gate Yacht Club. He has been on the board of directors for PLYC since 2013, and was Commodore in
2016. He is currently a Staff Commodore at PLYC.
He is a licensed 100 Ton Master Captain, a
Class 3 Certified Racing Sailor, a certified scuba diver, an avid surfer, and loves all things
that have to do with the ocean.
Captain Jack Buckley,
licensed 100 Ton USCG Master, is always ready to take you sailing in San Diego. take part in
hoisting and trimming the sails, steering through the entrance of the bay, or sit back, relax, and
soak up the sun and scenery.
Jack is a licensed
yacht broker and current manager for Ensign Yachts in San Diego. Jack has been a boat buyer, boat
sellers, captain, cruisers, yacht club member, and has been in yacht management & maintenance
business for years.
Jack has sailed
the Pacific Coast, Mexico, Hawaii, the Mediterranean and the English Channel. His staff is
very familiar with West Coast inventories, but have also sold boats from Australia to Japan and the
Pacific Northwest to Mexico.
Jacks background gives
himethe knowledge and
experience to assist a charterer in finding the right boat to fit their personal needs, whether it
is to find freedom or that comfortable condo on the water.
Our three-hour boat
tours are just right for enjoying the views of downtown San Diego and the ocean beyond. We
specialize in special occasion cruises for your groups of 6, 12, 27 guests and
Captain Mike Sopher is a licensed 50 Ton USCG Master and a San
Diego native. Having gotten bitten by the sailing bug back in the early 80’s, Mike
learned the dynamics of sailing early.
Living in Mission Beach with a Prindle 18’ Catamaran
parked right across the street on the bayside meant many fun-filled days single hulling across the
bay, while learning the basic of sailing.
In the early 2000’s Mike purchased his first sloop, a
Pearson 30’, then followed it up with a Catalina 34’ and realized that sailing for him, was going
to be a lifetime passion.
Being a fulltime Realtor, Mike enjoys sailing weekly,
racing with friends when possible, and many other outdoor activities such as mountain biking,
paddle boarding & surfing, camping & hiking, scuba and staying fit.
Captain Mike loves to sail and when you book a trip
with Mike, you can bet your day will be a memorable one.
Whether you need a classic yacht charter, sailboat or catamaran for your corporate event, a sailing lesson, a whale
watching tour, or an ash scattering burial at sea for a loved one, we can provide private boat charters and boat tours, private parties, bachelorette parties,
proposals, anniversaries, birthdays, ash scatterings, or simply a romantic sunset sail.
While sailing on your
private boat tour on the San Diego bay, enjoy breathtaking views of downtown, the naval base,
aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines, not to mention an incredible abundance of sea life
including Sea Lions, Dolphins and Whales.
Book a sailboat tour today. book a catamaran rental, book a sailing tour or boat
charter. Bring a group or that special someone.
Call Pacifica Sailing Charters to plan your
next adventure or event.
Whether you’re planning a birthday party,
corporate event, wedding or just want something special while cruising aboard our yachts, let us
provide the catering for your next party or event. Our catering services can work within your
budget to give you that extra special touch.
Imagine yourself relaxing on one of our
comfortable deck cushions or marine bean bags with the wind in your hair and a drink in hand, while
the sky around you is exploding in color.
Feel like giving sailing a whirl? Join our crew in
hoisting the sails or take the helm! Enjoy the sounds of the waves rushing underneath you. Our Bay
is Famous for Magnificent sunsets and the famous “green flash,” which sometimes occurs when the
sun, in all of its fiery glory, kisses the ocean horizon. Have your camera ready to capture not
only the dramatic sunset, but the dolphins, Sea Lions, and whales that often greet us on our
journey. Invite your friends or your significant other
for an amazing day of Magic…
Sea / Ash Scattering at Sea
For the most elegant burial at sea experience, we
have our stable and rommy catamaran with all the comforts of home for your harbor
excursions should you want to invite more guests. Whether it’s a motor yacht or sailing
charter, let us provide a dignified ash scattering burial at sea for you and your loved one.
Prices start at $480 and includes a tour of San Diego bay, snacks and
We offer a robust team building sailing program that organizations
use for many purposes; as rewards; to build camaraderie among new or changing teams; to learn new
skills and insights for achieving better results in their organizations. Sailing is rich with
business client button parallels. It is an activity that succeeds with teamwork, communication,
on-the-spot problem solving and solid leadership.
What to Bring
Sometimes it can get a little chilly on
the water, so dress in layers. We have plenty of dry storage for bags purses. We prefer all guests
wear white soled tennis shoes only, PLEASE - NO BLACK BOTTOM SHOES! We provide complimentary water
and an assortment of chips. Remember to bring your camera / video camera or Phone
to capture your event.
No Children Under 10 Years of Age Please...
Sailing in Spring, Fall, and
Sunglasses with croakies (leash)
Rubber-soled deck shoes or sneakers and warm
A warm jacket or preferably sweater and
A pair of long pants if you are wearing
Sailing In July thru
Sunglasses with croakies (leash)
Rubber-soled deck shoes or sneakers.
A light sweater or windbreakers.
Make your reservation today, and we will sail
Cruises: 11:00am and again at
Departs: Marina Cortez (Harbor
Cancellation policy: 24-hour notice needed for any
Advanced Purchase Required Cruises
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Call Us Today: (619) 887-5443