Central Coast Sailing Charters and Avila Beach whale watching invites you to join us and experience the magic of a sailing tour aboard our very comfortable 44 ft S/V "SPIRIT" or go for an exciting ride aboard our new 21 ft powerboat "PEREGRINE". All of our boating tours and charters depart from Port San Luis just 5 minute from Avila Beach and 15 minute from Pismo beach. We specialize in family friendly sailing and boating tours with experienced sea captains that are also well-rounded storytellers who will bring to life the rich history of the Avila Beach area. Our Captains are also experienced naturalists that love to share fun and interesting facts about the abundant wildlife that thrives in the pristine waters of San Luis Bay. Year round all of our tours enjoy encounters with Sea Otters, Harbor Seals, California Sea lions and a wide variety of seabirds. Summer months bring Humpback Whales and Pacific Common Dolphin into the mix as well. Join us today and experience all that San Luis Bay has to offer from the jagged cliffs, sea caves, piers and Islands of the shoreline to the magnificent outer bay with its panoramic views and amazing wildlife. Leave the world behind as we voyage 3 to 6 miles from shore, where the air is fresh and the real magic of sailing is best appreciated. This is where the Humpback whales like to feed and play during the months of summer and we are usually the only boat around when we find them. For the past 5 years we have averaged seeing whales on 75% of our tours during the months of May through September.
Exceptional wildlife viewing indeed!
We only take 6 passengers at a time on either boat so it never feels crowded and is always fun.
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The S/V "SPIRIT" has a full bathroom.