This is our most popular sailing tour for families with teenagers as it can be very exciting. The adventure starts off in the protected waters of the bay so that everyone can become comfortable with the boat and then takes advantage of the stronger winds of the outer bay for some exciting higher speed sailing, weather depending of course but we have good wind in the afternoon 90 % of the time.
Along the way we will chat about some of the fun history of Avila Beach and the Port of San Luis while taking in some of the great wildlife viewing available around the bay. If you prefer a participatory experience and would like to learn more about sailing this is the trip for you. This afternoon tour is foremost a sailing, ocean adventure with wildlife viewing when we come across somthing interesting to see and talk about. Whale watching will be included when ever possible which is about 60% of the time between May 1st and October 1 st which is when the Humpback whales are here to feed close to shore.
We will always work with the winds available on the day of the trip to have as much fun and see as many animals as possible. The ocean conditions do vary daily but here is a general guide to what you can expect at different times throughout the year.
MARCH THROUGH JUNE: If you are looking for a thrilling sail spring is the best time for the possibility of winds in the 15 to 25 MPH range. We highly recommend this time of year to those wanting an exhilarating ocean sailing experience.
JULY THROUGH OCTOBER: This tour typically enjoys a moderate breeze of 10 to 20 MPH for some of the best overall sailing conditions on the coast.
NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL: Light winds are common for gentle sailing unless a storm has recently past then the clearing winds blow and it is as fun as the spring.