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Central Coast Sailing and Avila Beach Whale Watching

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Central Coast Sailing and Avila Beach Whale Watching
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“captain mark”(171 reviews)
“whale watching”(41 reviews)
“central coast”(56 reviews)
Sailing and Powerboat tours on the pristine waters of San Luis Obispo Bay. We have fantastic whale watching and wonderful weather year round. Both of our boat tours are family friendly and appropriate for all ages from infants to great grand...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-540-4667
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was the best time of our California week long trip. The sailboat experience was exiting and so much fun. We saw three whales on this trip; a mamma with her calf and a third whale on the other side. Captain Mark was a...More

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time whale watching...it was exhilarating! Captain Mark was knowledgeable, fun and entertaining! The experience was more than we imagined it could be. We will definitely do this again. We were out at 9 AM. Even though it was a warm morning, I recommend layering...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on our tour. Captain Mark was very knowledgeable and personable. He provided much information about whales and marine life. We saw whales sounding many times. Highly recommend this trip.

Thank myjet-travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time to Avila beach and to go whale watching off the CA coast. Captain Dax was awesome! Very friendly, kind and knowledgeable Just 2 couples were on this trip and it was so much fun. We saw a momma and baby...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Speeding across the ocean on a power boat was such a thrill. Captain Mark knew right where the whales were and we saw lots of other sea life. It was so much fun and Mark is so knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Thank cwinsteadslo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went out with Captain Mark on his motor boat. He already knew where the whales were so he quickly took us out in the area He spotted the whales long before his passengers could. He took us up close to them. We followed several...More

1  Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whale watching with Captain Mark is a must. Zipping along the ocean in a power boat is spectacular!!

1  Thank Safari760383
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent afternoon on the powerboat with Captain Mark! We watched pairs of mothers and their young. At one point there were five within our sight. This is my second trip with Captain Mark. He has had a lot of experience working with...More

1  Thank Molly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our very first Whale Watching experience ever and we were not disappointed! Captain Mark was very welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable and made our excursion fun and exciting! He knew exactly where to find the whales (by observing spots where the birds and sea...More

Thank par662015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first whale watching tour & it was amazing. There were a max of 6 tourists on the trip which was great because it wasn’t crowded at all & everyone could see the whales. Our captain Mark was very nice & knowledgeable. We...More

Thank Tiffany B
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Angie M
26 May 2018|
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Response from Mark K | Property representative |
Hello Angie, Both of our boats offer fantastic whale watching opportunities. The powerboat gets you to the whales fast and enjoys wonderful experiences with the whales. The sailboat is a more tranquil experience and has the... More
Sandra M
21 April 2018|
Response from Mark K | Property representative |
Hi Sandra, Thank you for the question do we give a refund if clients cancel a trip. Yes we do when the trip is canceled more than 7 days in advance or if we can rebook the day and time we were holding for you we give a full... More
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