Top Tips for an Unforgettable Day on the Pacific Ocean

San Diego is home to nearly perfect year-round weather and 70 miles of coastline. Because of this, a favorite pastime for many locals and visitors is an afternoon spent on the water. From mega yachts to pontoon boats, there’s a fit for every type of event. This includes a bachelor/bachelorette party, family reunion, or simply enjoying a summer getaway. Below are our top recommendations for a fun-filled day on the Pacific Ocean.

Sailing Yacht

Learn to sail or sit back and enjoy the breeze with a two- or three-hour sail departing from the San Diego Bay. Perfect for up to six passengers, it’s a great option for families and couples who want to relax as the San Diego city skyline and the Coronado Bridge pass you by.

Speed Boat Bar Crawl

For a more lively afternoon on the water, embark on a “docktail” party on Mission Bay. During this experience, a personal captain will escort up to six guests on a speedboat bar crawl at a selection of local dockside bars.


For larger groups (up to 48 passengers) such as wedding parties and corporate retreats, a sailing catamaran is a perfect option. A sunset cocktail party with a private chef is our top choice.

Yacht Party

For a luxurious afternoon or evening, enjoy a hosted event aboard a 40 foot motor yacht. The experience comes with a professional captain and crew, with upgrade options for a custom menu and themed décor. 

America’s Cup Racing Yacht

San Diego is home to Stars and Stripes, a historic racing vessel. Available for both public and private tours, the exciting tour takes you on a high speed adventure in the San Diego Bay.

Pontoon Boat

For a laid back and casual day, you can choose from a variety of pontoon boats. Some feature slides while others have a full tiki bar on board. This is a great option for groups of friends!

At Monarch Luxury Villas, our full-service concierge handles every itinerary with white gloves. From yachting experiences to docktail parties, your day on the water will be curated to perfection. To book your getaway, email or call (858) 356-2284.