Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hi lovebirds!

Looking for something special to do today?  Here are a few tips:

1. Go for a boat ride–we happen to have 5 cruises going out today at: 10:15, 11:15, 12:45, 1:45, and 2:45

2. Take a stroll together in the sun–the Embarcadero is always good for people watching and you may even see a sea lion

3. Grab a bite to eat on the waterfront–Anthony’s Fish Grotto or the Fish Market are convenient and romantic spots along the way

Hope you have a great day!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Sails


Looking for something spontaneous and romantic to do this Valentine’s Day?  Why not join us for one of our Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Sails?

New this year you can choose either Saturday, February 9th or Sunday, February 10th for your sail!

The best place to celebrate Valentines Day with your loved ones is on beautiful San Diego Bay. Bring mom, dad, grandparents, kids, best friend, your significant other and share this day of love with those you care about with this special Sweetheart Sail!

When you arrive, we’ll begin to build your memories, we’ll have a professional photographer to capture the moment for your keepsake photo, champagne, sparking cider, chocolate covered strawberries and other yummy delicacies.

Can we make it better? Of course! Your sailing adventure will be on the state of California’s official tall ship Californian for a three hour scenic tour of the bay, marine wildlife and local attractions. The Californian is a replica of a 1812 revenue cutter the government’s ship of choice during the California Gold Rush era. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the water or join in the sailing adventure by helping the crew sail the ship by hauling halyard’s and tending sheets.

$60.00 per adult
$35.00 per child (12 and under)

Hope you can make it!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary


Valentine’s Wedding on the Californian

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, Kristen & David tied the knot on Valentine’s Day at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.  Aboard the tall ship Californian, the two said “I do” during their dockside wedding ceremony at 2:14pm on 2/14.  Romantic?  I think so.

The 40 guests were seated on deck in white chairs with white ribbons with the ceremony taking place on the bow.  The ship was elegantly decorated with white roses and the wedding beautifully coordinated by Sharon Cole of A Dream Wedding.  I was surprised at how much space was available.  We could have easily seated 60 guests at a dockside wedding.

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This was not your average wedding.  Following the ceremony the newlyweds and their guests headed out to sea for a 2 ½ hour sail with Captain Chris Welton.  The bride, groom, and guests rolled up their sleeves and joined the crew in sailing the ship—tuxedos and all.

Congratulations to the happy couple and we wish you all the happiness in the world!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day.

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

Happy Valentine’s Day San Diego

Hello sweethearts!  I hope this year is treating you well so far.  Being that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day–regardless of whether you have someone to celebrate with or not–I figured I would share some thoughts.

First of all, googly-eyed love-birds and solitary cynics alike can appreciate the value of love.  Now, not everyone has to buy into the red and pink wonderland of chocolates and greeting cards, but most people can say they have someone in their life that they love.

Personally, I love my sisters more than anyone in the world, so on this pseudo-holiday, I will send them some embarrassing public display of my affection.  Do people still send singing telegrams?  That could work.

What are you planning on doing for those you care about?  This past weekend at the Maritime Museum, we hosted a Sweetheart Sail around the San Diego Bay.  Couples climbed aboard for a three hour scenic tour of the bay, while enjoying champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.  Sounds romantic to me.

San Diego Bay Sailing

If you need some ideas, my advice is–think outside of the box.  I love the idea of going sailing or enjoying an adventure together.  Unfortunately our Sweetheart Sail has come and gone, but if you missed it, you can join in the fun next year.

This year I will be participating in a poetry slam night in lieu of traditional Valentine’s activities.  Regardless of what you do, have fun, and remember–flowers are always appreciated (unless your sweetheart is allergic)!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary