Come whale watching aboard the 1938 - all wood, classic yacht Jada.
Note: We draw people from several sources besides Meetup, so there are always more people signed up than you see here.
Departure time is 12:00 PM. Please arrive about 15 minutes early. We'll be out for four and a half hours or so, depending upon how soon we find whales.
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. We contribute snacks and sandwiches towards a potluck lunch with snacks. Please wear tennis, or boat-type shoes with closed toes, and bring a jacket.
We’ll have a licensed captain and crew aboard. A tip for the crew is appreciated, if you think they did a great job.
The cost is $50 (less than 1/2 the regular public price of $110), payable on our website with PayPal. After you RSVP - on the Meetup site please pay right away. To pay click here (http://www.sailjada.com/reservations.shtml), then 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.
Directions: The Sheraton is located directly across from the airport. When you turn onto Harbor Island from North Harbor Drive, the Sheraton is immediately 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. We 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 curves gently left past some tennis courts before ending in a turn around. Park as close as you can to the turn-around (but not in spots marked Marina Tenants only) then follow the pathway from the turn-around behind the hotel to the marina entrance. Don't worry about the construction fencing- these directions will still get you to the boat. 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.
Call me if you have questions. Brad[masked]