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San Diego Yacht Charters Reviews

When you are in your 30s, the idea of attending another crazy bachelorette party is something to be dreaded. But, Captain Dan offered up a better solution than a crowded Vegas casino. Mai Tai Yacht Charters was the ideal experience to celebrate Michelle’s pre-nuptials. The day started with cocktails from the FULLY STOCKED bar aboard this GORGEOUS, WELL DESIGNED vessel which offered FULL AMMENITIES. We added on an all-inclusive open bar option which was perfectly logical for ten ladies who can really throw them back. After a champagne toast with strawberries, Captain Dan manned the helm and took us around the San Diego bay. We were so close to the USS Midway I wanted to reach out and touch it. After the bay tour, we pulled into a semi-private cove where we anchored for a few hours. The boat’s bow offers a huge pad to lay on and the top of the boat has so much seating and a huge tanning area. We fit six gals on the bow with ease. The tunes were blasting and Captain Dan had a playlist for every picky music enthusiast. While dancing in our bikinis, we waved as other boats cruised by and lapped in the luxurious sunshine feeling somewhat like celebrities on the swanky yacht. Mid way through out trip, Captain Dan pulled out much needed snacks (we pre-selected a fruit platter, sandwich platter, and cheese platter). This was included in the all-inclusive “Cocktails and Cravings” package we purchased. At the end of our wonderful day together, the bachelorette complimented the charter as being the best day she has had in years. She said it was a “once in a lifetime experience and will always cherish it”. Captain Dan took so many pictures and was super accommodating. My drink was never empty and the day was never dull. I would definitely recommend Mai Tai Yacht Charters for a bachelorette party, birthday party, wedding, overnight weekend getaway with a tour of the bay, or just a casual Sunday afternoon with your friends who are visiting. I will DEFINITELY be making this an annual habitual summer experience. THANKS CAPTAIN DAN!
— Amber D.
Thanks Captain Dan!! We had a girls day out on the yacht and it was amazeballs! Dan is an awesome guy, he supplied us with a huge 8-10 person raft to float and swim around, awesome music, and mixers for our booze. His yacht is perfect size for 12 people, with seating on the bow, the top deck, the back/swim deck, and lounge/kitchen area inside. I would definitely book this yacht again and recommend Dan to anyone looking to have a great time!
— Ashley S.
Thanks Dan for the awesome charter this weekend! Everyone has such a great time. Some friends were in town for a work trip & managed to book a charter on the Mai Tai for all the employees! The best way to see San Diego and relax after a long day traveling. Open bar, great sound system, and fireworks over the city at night. Highly recommend a day or sunset cruise next time you are in the bay area!
— Jennica L.
Went out with a bunch of girlfriends for an end of summer day of fun on the bay (not that the summer ever ends in San Diego). Had so much fun, the boat was beautiful and Skipper Dan was the perfect balance of professional and fun. I am telling all my friends about it and definitely cant wait to go out again!
— Carli S.
Fun, fun and more fun. I surprised my mom for her birthday and she was elated to say the least. Dan makes everyone feel so comfortable and is very attentive. The boat was fabulous and fit perfectly with our Hawaiian themed birthday party. The Mai Tais were delicious too! My kids really enjoyed getting super close to the Sea Lions during our tour of the Bay, and we ended the day with a barbeque on the back of the boat in Glorietta Bay as the sun was going down. What an awesome experience we will never forget.
— Nicole S.
Having lived in San Diego for 23 years, my family has pretty much seen all of the great sites here in San Diego over the years visiting me. I was looking for a fun, unique way to entertain them when they came down. Searching for different San Diego adventures, I decided to hire Mai Tai Yacht Charter and Captain Dan to take my family out to enjoy the beautiful bay of San Diego!

Captain Dan was wonderful! He provided a funfilled day for my family! We were able to see the Midway up close and personal, cruise under the Coronado bridge and enjoy swimming in Glorietta Bay.

We had the option to bring our own drinks and lunch or have them provide it. I opted for the catered excursion and it was great. Captain Dan provided a great meal, drinks and music for a day of amazing fun. My family wants to make it a tradition when they come to visit now.

It also is a great “staycation” option for a night or two as it is moored at the Sheraton Harbor Island and you get access to the Sheraton pool, spa and restaurants. An adventure I will be doing very soon., too!

Thank you Mai Tai charters and Captain Dan for a terrific day!
— Charman S.
What an amazing adventure. I’ve lived in San Diego all of my 40 years and it was the first time I had ever seen it from another angle. Captain Dan took us up close to many landmarks such as pulling up under the US Midway. Not only was his driving smooth but he could mix up some amazing drinks and his home made lasagna was the perfect lunch. We danced on the top deck with DJ Dans perfect mix of music, dove in the water, played games on the front deck, and I got my Titanic experience. We will definitely use him again. We had such a thrilling ride, we stayed on past our agreed time without any extra charges. A sunset like no other!
— Diana S.
Having been around the water all of my life I have experienced many boat adventures, but this was by far the BEST! I can’t remember a time that my friends and I have had more fun. I was amazed at how accommodating Captain Dan was throughout the trip. He made sure we had the music of our choice playing on the amazing stereo system, a drink in our hands, and a smile on our faces the entire time! I felt as though I had left my regular life behind and entered paradise for a few hours. The accommodations were fabulous. We laid out on the deck, drank in the cabin, anchored to swim, and took in the awesome sights San Diego has to offer. There are so many things I can say about this fabulous adventure, but they would never truly begin to describe the actual experience. I can’t wait for my next escape on the Mai Tai! I give this business my highest recommendation!
— Kristi M.
Captain Dan took us out on the Mai Tai for a bay cruise, it was fabulous! He’s great with kids and really knows how to operate a boat, it was a relaxing day on the water for everybody and one we hope to repeat soon - the way yachting should be!
— Matt G.
We celebrated my 30th birthday on Captain Dan’s yacht and it was hands down the best birthday of my life.
Setting up the charter was a breeze as they accepted credit card over the phone or online. They provided very detailed directions to the marina as well as how to best prepare for our charter.
We popped mimosas on arrival and brought our own food and snacks for the day of cruising. We were spending the day on a luxury party yacht at a ridiculously reasonable price.
We cruised around San Diego Bay as he gave us a tour of some history and sights. A former Navy guy, Dan had great stories about all the training going on in the bay and around Coronado.
Insider tip: Ask him about the trained military dolphins when exiting the marina.
After a beautiful bay tour, we anchored in Glorietta Bay where we cranked up the tunes and spent some time jumping off the top deck of the yacht into the water.
Even in May, the water was surprisingly nice and not too chilly. The Bay is much warmer than the ocean side.
Grab a few friends and charter this yacht for less than most of you will spend at a bar/club for a night of partying. This is an insane experience for not a lot of moolah.
— New H.
We just happen to luck out and find the Mai Tai online. What an amazing experience for our family. It was my mother inlaw’s 70th birthday and I had my husband and my 10 year old daughter with us. Our time on the Mai Tai was one of the best experiences we have had in all of our many trips to San Diego! Besides the boat being beautiful, well decorated and comfortable there was every type of cocktail, wine, beer or champagne we could ask for - an all inclusive was an understatement. And Dan was amazing! The best! From the time we made our reservation Dan made sure we were well taken care of- he called us the day of the the trip to confirm our reservation, made sure he accommodated our drink preferences, had music choices for everyone and was a great host! We chose to cruise around the harbor and Coronado. We saw beautiful views of the city, we saw dolphins, seals and had a fabulous day! So worth every penny! We will definitely be back! Loved it!!
— Melissa Tosto Tsolinas
This past Thursday Dan took me and my family out for my sister’s 30th Bday and it was an amazing time! Fantastic dude, made us feel like we were at home the whole day. Super knowledgeable of San Diego and nautical history, super kind, and super cool. I know what I’m booking next time I have friends and family in town! Thanks Capt Dan...until next time brother!
— Logan Coles