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San Diego Festival of Sail Guest Feedback

We have received some great guest feedback from the San Diego Festival of Sail that was held a few weeks ago, one of our guests, Judy, took some great photos for Sail JADA and of the other Tall Ships in the San Diego Bay.  She wrote us up this great review of her sailing tour and sent us the photos too:

JADA sailing during Festival of SailSails set on San Diego BayCurlew hard at workTall Ships in San DiegoSan Salvador's San Diego DebutTall Ships in San DiegoCurlew Sailing VesselBill of Rights Sailing in San Diego

Two friends & I booked a passage on the JADA for the Tall Ship Parade, held as part of the San Diego Maritime Museum’s annual Festival of Sail. The JADA is a 65′ Philip Rhodes Yawl. We left the dock and motored out a bit while the crew were putting up the sails. It’s always exciting for me to see the sail go up and the engine turned off, and today was no exception. It was a wonderful feeling to be sailing and heading out to sea to take our place in the parade. All the boats in the parade were to line up outside of Pt. Loma lighthouse. The star of the parade was the newly launched San Salvador (replica of Juan Cabrillo’s ship. It was exciting to be able to be a part of this parade and especially loved sailing on this beautiful classic sailing vessel, JADA.

The owner, Carole, was a wonderful guide and shared information about landmarks we were sailing by and other boats we passed. She also kept us happy with snacks and drinks. We had a perfect day for the parade, decent winds and good company. Several of the other ships held mock battles, and all of us on the JADA encouraged them when we were near.

As we sailed into the San Deigo Bay, a quick look back at the entrance to the bay showed a large community of boats of all sizes were following the parade. Quite a tribute to the beautiful San Salvador.

While the tall ship parade only happens once a year, we are lucky enough in San Diego to have the JADA here all the time. If you want to experience a sail on this classic vessel, check their web site for scheduled sails. Or better yet, get a group of friends together and charter the boat.

Thanks Carole, Captain Jim Mueller and the crew for a wonderful afternoon sailing on the San Diego Bay.

Judy

Thank you Judy for sailing with us, we hope to see you out with us again. If you’d like to see more of Judy’s pictures, click here to see her blog.

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Lori Underw
Lori Underw
04:41 24 Jul 19
Amazing day spent sailing on Jada a beautiful boat built in 1938as told by the owner Carol,the crew was also very courteous and helpful.I would highly recommend for any occasion,its never a bad day in Americas Finest City!read more
Becky Stoltz
Becky Stoltz
06:50 11 Nov 18
My family had such a wonderful, peaceful, and memorable experience spreading my father's ashes thanks to the kind and friendly staff. Carole was amazing coordinating with my mom who was having a bit of a tough time organizing the service. She gave my mom all the needed information for our guests and spoke with her several times before hand to make sure everything went smoothly. The crew was there to help and were so incredibly friendly. They even had a bluetooth speaker for us to use to play music and served us while aboard. Carole even recommended some nice local dinner spots as we were not local. Overall they were extremely accommodating and things could not have gone better to honor my fathers wishes. When I thanked carole for her kindness she told me that weddings and funerals are two ceremonies that people remember for years to come so it was important to her to make sure that our experience was something to remember. I was very touched to say the least.read more
Jack Martin
Jack Martin
06:28 13 Jan 18
Definitely a must do in San Diego! Top Notch. I wouldn't think twice about bringing family and friends to enjoy a day like this again and again. Carole and her crew were absolutely wonderful, she even had a naturist to show us all there was to see and enjoy !! Very personable. She was eager to get us the best whale watching experience possible. She continued to make sure we were comfortable and fed as we sailed the ocean. The Jada is a beautiful historical vessel.Thank you very much for the great trip, you guys did an amazing job, we enjoyed the tour very much! highly recommend!!read more
Kathleen Dowse
Kathleen Dowse
01:59 19 Aug 14
What an awesome ride! Everyone was so friendly and the view was great! It was a little bit of energy to navigate to the back of the hotel, but there is tons of parking and really pretty easy to find your way. It is definitely worth it! The marina was so pretty and the boat was great. read more
Doranne Godwin
Doranne Godwin
15:33 26 Apr 14
I have been on this beautifully restored boat for a number of sails, both private and public, and have always had a great time; that’s saying a lot for someone who was never crazy about sailing! But Carole, and her crew have made a convert of me. They are the perfect hosts for a smooth, safe sail around the harbor, all the while serving yummy refreshments, sharing their knowledge of San Diego Bay and landmarks, and making us all feel so at home. I highly recommend this for a wonderful sailing experience.read more
Mary Young
Mary Young
16:17 24 Apr 14
Had a fabulous time on the Jada celebrating my 60th birthday with a costumed Pirate Party! It turned out to be a beautiful day for sailing, and many of my 24 swashbuckling guests all said it was the most fun birthday party they ever attended! The captain and crew were very accommodating in every way, from giving us the safety talk, to serving refreshments, to making sure everyone was safe on board while we were having fun sailing. I couldn't have wished for a better way to celebrate this milestone birthday, proving that, at any age, we're all still kids at heart! It was just the perfect day in every way!read more
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Katie C.
Katie C.
2019-06-29 11:37:00
We sailed aboard Jada for the second time after an amazing sail last year. Carole and her attentive, fact-filled and caring staff again provided a lovely,...read more
Pam S.
Pam S.
2019-06-26 19:17:21
Great Trip. Extraordinary sailboat. Nice Winds. Yummy food. Fun Crew. Good tour.read more
Nick G.
Nick G.
2018-05-14 13:48:58
I just want to take a moment to thank Sal Jada for an absolutely amazing experience. They took 13 of us out on an awesome adventure for my buddy's Bachelor...read more
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