Experience the best of San Luis Obispo in a Custom Charter Boat in Avila Beach, California — the Thrill of Exploration, Whale Watching and Adventure




Central Coast Sailing Charters, Whale Watching & Harbor Tours

Experience the best of San Luis Obispo in a Custom Charter Boat in Avila Beach, California — the Thrill of Exploration, Whale Watching and Adventure


Our Vessel "Peregrine" Will fly you Across The Waters to search for Whales and Dolphins. This exciting 1.5 hour tour is perfect for visiting the whales quick without the crowds. Only 6 passengers are allowed on the tour. We want to provide an intimate and personal tour for our passengers. (July & August)  $60 per person

Departure: 10:00 AM 

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Explore Fossil Point Sea Caves, Whalers Rock, Old Port San Luis Pier, Otter Town, Sea Lion Jetty, Pelican Rock, Smith Island, Pirates Landing, Point San Luis Lighthouse and whatever Sea Creatures that show up. Only $34 per person. (1 hour) Departs at 12:00, 1:30 & 2:30. other times available for private charters.




Central Coast Sailing Charters invites you to join us and experience the magic of a sailing tour aboard our very comfortable 44 ft S/V "SPIRIT" We specialize in family friendly sailing and boating tours with experienced sea captains that are also well-rounded storytellers who will bring to life the rich history of the Avila Beach area.

Experience of a lifetime!!
I have to say, I’m rarely one to write reviews but I had to for our adventure today on the Spirit. What a day and and what a great memory. We took our 6 year old boys on their first sailing venture and Captain Mark couldn’t be more kind and accommodating.
“Fantastic Boat Ride!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013
Captain Michael is your man for a great offshore look at Avila Bay and the whales. Traveling in a small, fast, powerful, and manueverable craft like his gives you great advantage in getting around to the vantage points you want to see, and up close & personal with the whales... Well worth the money, and leaves you with a lasting memory...


Q.  Will I get seasick?

Our boat and time on the water greatly reduce the chance of sea sickness as our low profile does not rock aggressively compared to the traditional whale watching boats. Be sure to eat at least a light meal. Consider taking precautions if you know you are sensitive.

Q.  How many People can be on the boat?

Our boat is USCG certified for 6 passenger maximum.

Q.  Cancellations?

Ocean conditions change very rapidly... Fog, Wind, Swell etc. This company cancels tours if those conditions occur. We really want you to see whales on your whale watching tour and have a good time in the best sea conditions.

Sorry, No-Shows and Cancellations do not get a refund. 

Q.  What should I wear/bring?

We recommend you show up to the boat with an extra layer of clothing. We recommend you bring a jacket or windbreaker. It is typically cooler on the water than on land and temperatures may change throughout your excursion. We supply Life Vests for all ages.

Q.  How fast do you go?

We go FAST! That gives us more quality time with the Whales. We always operate within safe parameters for the sea’s changing conditions and with utmost respect for the marine life.

Q.   Where are your age requirements?

 no age requirements. this is an fast adventure tour. you know if your children can handle it.

Q.   Where are you located?

Port San Luis Pier 3, Avila Beach, California 93424. Check in is on the pier, You will See A Sign "Central Coast Sailing Charters" Stand their and you will see the boat dock.

GPS Directions: For most GPS map APPs it is best to enter "FATCATS" restaurant and then walk out on to the pier from there.

Central Coast Sailing Charters