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Thank you for your interest in setting sail with Aolani Catamaran Sailing! Please take some time to review some of our most frequently asked questions regarding our San Diego catamaran. If you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact us! We look forward to hearing from you soon.
How does this work?
We only rent out our catamaran for private charters. We have a 2-hour minimum to rent out the catamaran and a 3-hour minimum for Weddings. You let us know what date you are interested in, and we let you know if we have availability for your San Diego day cruise!
What is the maximum capacity?
The Coast Guard gives our catamaran in San Diego a maximum capacity of 48 guests. We have a Captain and crew onboard every sail, with room for up to 48 more passengers.
What if it rains?
We go sailing rain or shine unless the winds are so strong that it is unsafe (which is extremely rare in San Diego). We have a covered interior space with room for all passengers to be indoors, as well as jackets and blankets for our passengers’ comfort.
Is this a child-friendly experience?
Absolutely! First, we are certified by the Coast Guard, have plenty of life jackets on board for every age, and have netting all around the Aolani, ensuring that your child is in a stable and safe environment. Additionally, we offer a variety of entertaining sailing tours, whether it be for whale watching in San Diego or simply taking in the sights! However, we would request that if your child is an infant to please hold them.
Do you have lifejackets/blankets/jackets onboard?
We have all of the above! We have life jackets for every passenger for every age. We also have blankets and jackets onboard at all times for our guests, ensuring that your sailing tour in San Diego is as comfortable as possible.
Will I get seasick?
The chances that you will get seasick are slim to none! Many are surprised to hear this; however, catamarans are known for their stability! The two hulls are 32 feet apart, giving the base of the boat added stability and designed to slice through waves, rather than bouncing over them like most sailboats. Therefore, your experience aboard will be smooth, stable, and comfortable! In fact, the Aolani is constantly thanked after the charter for having renewed our guests’ confidence in boating.
Finally, because the Aolani exclusively offers San Diego catamaran charters, in the event that you need us to turn around from going into the ocean, we will do so right away!
CHOOSE YOUR YACHT CHARTER ADVENTURE
One of the many things that set us apart from other sailing options in San Diego is that we are Coast Guard certified to sail in the open ocean, not just in the San Diego Bay. This leaves your options wide open for your custom yacht charter. San Diego has many amazing shoreline attractions for day trips as well as unforgettable overnight trips to Catalina Island, where you can anchor for one or more nights and explore that unique, sparsely populated and idyllic island. For the wildlife lover, the months of November through April tend to be perfect for getting up close and personal with Gray, Finback, and even Blue Whales during their southern migration down to Mexico. Other amazing ocean creatures such as pods of dolphins, sharks, and seals can be observed year-round as well. Our expertly-trained captain and crew make for a safe and non-disruptive experience for the wildlife, and a smooth and comfortable experience for our guests. On-board, we have modern audio-visual capabilities for corporate presentations or private celebrations with 2 interior flat screen TV’s and surround sound. Options abound for dining onboard the Aolani, from our fine selection of snacks and sandwiches, to gourmet catering from some of San Diego’s favorite restaurants. A full bar of premium liquors and wines is also available!
With all of the versatility of this amazing catamaran, the options for how to enjoy your chartered adventure with Aolani are virtually endless! Let us help you custom design your ideal excursion on the water, with a no-obligation consultation. Contact the 2016 A-list winner for San Diego boats and call today and start planning the trip of a lifetime!