Sailing in San Diego is available, affordable and approachable to anyone with a desire to learn. Join the sailing club, learn to sail and rent boats. Whether you are a resident of Southern California or a frequent visitor to our corner of the world, you can enjoy the exhilarating sport of sailing year round at Harbor Sailboats.
ASA Sailing Classes
Learn to sail (ASA) certified sailing lessons for the beginner through advanced sailor are offered year round on San Diego Bay and the surrounding coastline. Basic Keelboat classes are free with a sailing club membership. Private Liveaboard sailing vacations can be customized to satisfy your individual and family sailing goals.
Sailboat Rentals & Tours
Beneteau and Catalina sailboats ranging from 22′ to 45′ make up our late model rental fleet of 35 sailboats. All boats are available for bareboat rentals, skippered charters and sailing lessons. Whale watching, San Diego bay tours and sunset sails are available daily.
Harbor Sailboats is a dealer of the number one selling boat brand in the world, Beneteau. Contact us about new Beneteau sailboats as a business in addition to a large selection of quality, late model used sailboats for sale. Click below to find out more about Academy Yacht Sales in San Diego.
ASA 106 – Advanced Coastal Cruising – March 16-19
4 days (3 nights) to Catalina aboard the Oceanis 45′. Students will be able to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel up to 51’ in length. Prerequisite: 101, 103, 104, 105, & skipper a vessel larger than 37′ (4-6) times.
Thursday – Sunday, March 16-19, 2017
$1250 Member Rate | $1550 Non-Member Rate
Price does not include San Diego Port Fee
Whale Watching – January 22 & February 5
Join our seasonal offshore group sails to view the Gray Whales as they migrate through California to Baja where their breeding grounds lie. These whales may grow anywhere from 30 to 50 feet in length and live an average of 40 years. Their migratory route ranges from 10.000 to 14.000 miles round trip, which is the longest route ever recorded for a mammal. California Gray Whales can be found just a few miles off of Point Loma. Whale Watching Season runs January-March.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 11am-3pm
Sunday, February 5, 2017 11am-3pm
2017 Beneteau Oceanis 31 “Open”
Harbor Sailboats is offering an extremely attractive ownership program that will pay 100% of the owners operating expenses for the first three years of ownership. The sailing club will pay the slip rent, insurance, maintenance, and pay the boats mortgage for the first three years. Owners simply make a down payment (or pay in full) and Harbor Sailboats will cover the rest!
The owner of this yacht will save thousands of dollars a month while still retaining 42 days of reserved usage per year and unlimited “stand-by” usage. The participating boat owner will have the luxury of stepping onto a fully prepared and maintained yacht and stepping off after enjoying a day on the water. Harbor Sailboats will manage all aspect of yacht ownership leaving more time for you to enjoy the boat and less time dealing with the logistics of ownership.
For some, the biggest advantage of fleet ownership is the tax benefits it may create. We strongly encourage you speak with a tax professional, but many of our boat owners have used Section 179 of the federal tax code to qualify for accelerated depreciation. This is the same tax benefits that farmers use to purchase tractors and construction companies use to purchase trucks. Your yacht will become the capital in your newly formed or existing charter business. Again, we strongly recommend you contact a tax professional for specifics on this program and how it may apply to you.
The Oceanis 31 “Open” is a fantastic family cruiser that blends easy sailing with luxury accommodations. At 31 feet, she is the entry level cruiser but can easily support the family for a weekend in Mission Bay or that week long trip to Catalina. A boat that is easy to control and a blast to sail, the Beneteau Oceanis 31 is a standout in this range.
Sail Away Charter Ready- 175,085
Contact Keenan for complete details- Keenan@harborsailboats.com or 619-417-3303 (cell)