I am headed back for another sail on the beautiful Jada! This trip sails around San Diego bay for about 3 hours while enjoying snacks and beverages. We typically have a nice sized group on these outings, drawing from several sources. Meetup is the least expensive.
Jada is a 1938 - all wood - 65 foot yawl with lots of charm. Here is the link to Jada's website and calendar. http://www.sailjada.com/san-diego-charters-availability.shtml
Departure time is 1:00 PM. They suggest to arrive about 15 minutes early.
We’ll meet at the San Diego Sheraton on Harbor Island (details below). Please bring finger foods or snacks to share, and drinks for yourself. Beer and wine are welcome. We'll have bottled water and coolers with ice. Other guests will also be contributing to snacks for what is usually a potluck of snacks. Please wear tennis, or boat-type shoes with closed toes, and bring a jacket.
They’ll have a licensed captain and crew aboard. A tip for the crew is appreciated, if you think they did a great job.
I was able to negotiate a lower price since I informed them I'm part of a Meetup group. The cost is $65 (the regular public price is $110), payable on their website with PayPal. "Click Here", scroll down and click on “purchase”, this takes you to PayPal, enter the amount, click “update total” and down at the bottom click “continue”, then follow the instructions.
They are the first boat on the dock at the Sheraton marina.
Directions: The Sheraton is located directly across from the airport. When you turn on to Harbor Island from North Harbor Drive, the Sheraton is on your right. The marina is located directly behind the hotel. Jada is the first boat on the dock.
Parking: The Sheraton charges for parking. They will provide a validation sticker that reduces the price to $8 per car. To park at the Sheraton pull into the main entrance to the Hotel, take an immediate right into the parking lot and follow the road toward the back/marina side of the hotel. The road will curve gently left past some tennis courts before ending in a turn around. Park as close as you can to the turn around and then follow the pathway at the back of the hotel to the marina entrance, which will be obvious on your right.
There is also free street parking within a couple of blocks on Harbor Island, or at Spanish Landing.