We specialize in family friendly, educational boat tours with both sailing and power boat options upon the pristine waters of San Luis Obispo Bay which is in the Avila Beach and Pismo Beach area. We also offer some of the best whale watching on the California coast with Humpback Whales feeding here between the months of April through October and California Grey Whales migrating past our shores from December through May. Our boat tours are suitable for all ages from infants to great grand parents, all are welcome. We are easy to find at the beautiful and historic Port of San Luis, located only 15 minutes from Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo and 5 minutes from Avila Beach. The two types of boat charters we offer are very similar in the the quality of experience that we have become known for with only 6 passengers aboard at a time, but differ in the mode of transporting you across the water. One explores the magic of sailing, powered by the wind aboard our beautiful 44ft sailing vessel 'SPIRIT". This tour can be tranquil and relaxing or wild and thrilling depending on the day's wind. "Spirit" and Captain Mark are the original Avila Beach sailing tour boat company and together they have taken over 7000 people out sailing since 2012. The other type of boat tour we offer is aboard an amazing 26 ft power catamaran that we have christened the "PACIFIC FLYER". She is a quick and agile craft that glides through water on two very efficient hulls which produces an extremely smooth ride. It feels like we are floating on air as we search the bay at high speeds seeking out whales and more. If you have never ridden in a power catamaran you owe it to yourself to give it a try, we think this boat offers the perfect combination of speed, safety and comfort. Both of our boats are large enough to explore the outer bay and offer comfortable seating. Each boat is spacious enough to walk around on as we are underway, yet small enough to get up close to the animals and the near shore cliffs and rock formations. Our captains are well rounded naturalists and have many years of experience leading safe and educational boating adventures all around the world. They are also known to be entertaining storytellers that weave wonderful tales into the tour about the interesting history of Port San Luis.
We are a family owned and operated business that supports local schools, charities and marine education. We specialize in family friendly, educational boat tours and whale watching. All tours are a semi private experience with only 6 passengers aboard at a time to ensure that everyone has a comfortable seat.
Would you like to see what other folks think of our tours? We have been rated the best boat tour and whale watching adventure in Avila Beach for the past 6 years on Tripadvisor and YELP.
Click on the menu icon at the top left of the screen to find the sailing or power catamaran tour that is just right for you and your group. We also offer ash scattering burials at sea, private tours for any occasion, photography trips and boating lessons.
Sailing tours 2.5 hours $85 per person
Private Family sailing adventures 1.5 hours $299
Power Catamaran 2 hour Whale Watching tours $65 per person
1 hour power catamaran coastal explorer tour $35 per person
If you have any questions pease call Capt. Mark at (805) 540-4667