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Whale Watching in San Diego

We’re about to enter our second full season of whale watching adventures in San Diego. Last year we were able to spot and sail with whales on nearly every charter. There was one outing where we didn’t spot whales, but we did cruise along with a small pod of dolphins. We see a variety of sea life on every charter. The most common are birds and sea lions. We make it a point on most outings to cruise by the bait barges where there are usually dozens of  sea lions lounging in the sun. We will be doing whale watching tours every Saturday beginning in January and running through March. Please see our calendar here for all of the dates and times. You can click on the date / time of any outing and get more details about the tour. We hope that you and your friends can join us soon for one of these exciting adventures!

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Watching Whales in San Diego!

Last Saturday gave us a break in the previously rainy weather, and was mostly clear and not too chilly. The seas were a bit rough, but everyone stayed dry as we headed out looking for gray whales just off Point Loma. We were not disappointed, as less than an hour into the voyage we spotted three whales only a few miles offshore. We stayed with them for quite awhile and got lots of great pictures. Here you can see much of the back of one of these amazing mammals as he / she (I can’t tell!) blows air and some water vapor, getting ready to take another breath and dive again. This is a very nice picture with the San Diego skyline visible behind the whale. Shortly into the viewing of the first three whales, two more joined the group and traveled in the same direction. Here are a few more pictures from this outing: This whale is preparing to dive a bit deeper into the water. How do we know this? Well, prior to a deeper dive the whales arch their back more and often show their tail as they angle more steeply down. Here’s another whale thoughtfully positioning herself so as to frame downtown in the background. The wind was not real cooperative during the whale watching portion of the tour, but we were able to spend some quiet time sailing on the way back in. see our calendar

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Tall Ship Festival

Oh my, oh my, oh my gooooodness!  We are so excited we are beside ourselves!  The biggest event of the year in San Diego is on the horizon. Just pick up your spyglass and point it to the west and you will see the masts of a fleet of tallships rising in the distance, soon to arrive at the Big Bay!  YES, the Festival of Sail is coming this Labor Day Weekend. Check out the website here Maritime Museum to see the best place to be Labor Day weekend in San Diego. The Parade of Tallships happens on Friday September 4th from 3 til 5pm.  There are locations all around the bay to view the Parade of Tallships from the shore, but we all know that the very best seats are on board JADA, as she takes her place in the parade. So join us for the parade of a lifetime as we open the big event. Call now as we always sell out for this event. Snacks and drinks are provided, just come prepared to have a grand time. Bring your friends and family for the very best view in the world of our own San Diego Tall ships, our famous visiting ships and the highly anticipated San Salvador which is set to debut this weekend. Oh, and plan to stop by and say hello to JADA, her crew and our exceptional family of friends and Jada Alumnae. We will be open daily for tours and will sail each day on the bay.

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San Diego Bay Sailing Experience

Here’s a sequential description of what you’ll see on a charter with us. After we leave the dock we raise sails as we motor out of the marina basin. Once the sails are up, we turn off the motor and glide smoothly over the water on our way to the first few sites of interest. First we cruise by the largest bait barges on the west coast where there are always lots of sea lions basking in the sun, along with sea birds including cormorants and gulls. Right after that we sail past the US Navy submarine base and see one or more submarines and sometimes the dolphin training vessels. If we’re real lucky we’ll see some dolphins being trained. Next we turn down the bay and go past any number of military ships (depending upon which ones are in port). Often we see aircraft carriers and destroyers. We’ll cruise across the bay with a great view of the landmark Coronado bridge on our way over to the aircraft carrier Midway, which is now a museum with over a dozen vintage aircraft parked on the deck. Right next to that is the historic maritime waterfront with the San Diego Maritime Museum and a flotilla of historic and famous vessels, including the Surprise from the movie Master and Commander. We are sure to point out all of these sites to guests and share points of interest. *Please note that depending upon wind direction and speed that our route and therefore the sights will vary.

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Sail The Yacht Jada

As a yacht charter company we often get asked for a bullet point list of what we do. Any special occasion, is even better aboard Jada. Corporate groups enjoy sales rewards, executive outings, team building and more. Families often celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other events. Following is an overview of our charter experience and some of the highlights about charters: Comfortably accommodates up to 25 people (seated) Team building events are available Charters include nice snacks of veggie platters & cheese and crackers A variety of catered meal upgrades are available Drinks include Hansens soda, beer and wine The average charter is 3 hours San Diego Bay or Ocean sailing available, depending on conditions

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