TIPS & Q'S
Q: Will there be other people on our tour?
A: No. Our tours are private, which means it’s just you and your group. No strangers allowed.
Q: How many people can come on a tour?
A: The U.S. Coast Guard regulates the number of passengers on vessels, so all our private yacht tours accommodate up to 6 people.
Q: Can my dog come?
A: It’s not a party without a dog. Your pooch is welcome on all California Sun Yacht Tours.
Q: Do I need to bring food?
A: You can, or you can select our picnic service on any of our tours. Other tours, like the Spanish Galleon, offer catering and a delicious Paella menu.
Q: Can I bring beverages or drinks?
A: Sure! Cali Sun Yacht Charters provides water on our tours, but feel free to bring the provisions you need to be comfortable on our tours, especially if you’re not opting for one of our meal packages.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Dress for the weather. If it’s warm, you’ll still want to bring a light jacket or shell. A raincoat can help protect against spray if it’s choppy out. We also carry cozy blankets on our boats, in case it gets cold during a tour.
Q: Do you go out in all weather?
A: Your safety is our top priority, so if the weather is bad, we don’t go out. In those cases, we’ll either reschedule or provide you with a full refund.
Q: What about tipping?
A: Tipping is at your discretion and always appreciated.
Q: Who the heck is Captain Dave?
A: Captain Dave has been a certified Captain since 2009. He’s a USMC Veteran and also a member of the USCG Auxiliary as a crew member and Operational Facility owner. Captain Dave grew up on the water and learned to drive boats at a young age. Eventually, he turned his passion for the water into a business adventure, California Sun Yacht Charters. Today, he loves sharing his knowledge and experience of boating and San Diego with his clients. His enthusiasm is contagious, so be ready to have a great time with a best-in-class Captain!
Q: Is California Sun Yacht Charters authorized to conduct passenger charters?
A: Yes! Each year the USCG Auxiliary comes out and inspects the MV California Sun, verifies credentials and ensures that we have everything we need for safe chartering. California Sun Yacht Charters is an authorized legal charter company in the state of California, has a San Diego Business license, and is fully insured. We’re also a Veteran- and family-owned local business that offers its guests a fun and safe experience. Join Captain Dave and his staff for your next boating adventure!