The Cloudia, christened in 1934, is a beautifully restored, rare example of a classic Norwegian double ended ketch. The Cloudia is rigged as a topsail ketch in the British or American style, which means there are 2 two-piece masts which allow the Cloudia to carry more sail than a traditional Norwegian rig with shorter single masts. The Cloudia’s main mast is 85 feet high including the top-jack. The top-sail ketch is notable for durability and safety.
Sail aboard the ship with the "leading role" in the Warner Brothers movie, The Sea Gypsies (1978), about a family's adventures on a sailing trip around the world, for Eco-Adventure Tours, Sunset Sails, Whale Watching & Wildlife Adventures, Private & Corporate Charters, a Wedding at sea, or a Pirate tour, for parties of 2-12.
Who will spot them first? Whales, pods of leaping dolphins, ocean sunfish (mola mola), and perhaps the legendary gray whales – known for migrating the longest distance of any mammal on earth. Cloudia sails out of San Diego Bay. In this 2 hour adventure, you will experience San Diego from the deck of our vintage sailing vessel. You are sure to be captivated by the local sea life, including sea lions, a variety of birds and possibly even dolphins.
There is no better way to create an unforgettable end to your day, when you book our special Sunset Cruise or Sunset Dinner Cruise for up to 12 guests who get to savor the unique culinary taste of Haut cuisine. Watch the sun set over San Diego, as the brilliant play of days’ end colors collide with the sun and water. We start our sail at Americas Cup Harbor and make our way around fabulous San Diego Bay taking in the breathtaking sights. Keep a watchful eye for the special “green flash” as the sun sets over The Pacific! Upon request when you book your sunset cruise we can include those special amenities of your desire to make sure you, your loved one, or friends and family feel cherished and pampered. Relax onboard, sip wine and know you just created that “perfect” upscale end to your day.
WHALE WATCHING & WILDLIFE ADVENTURE
One of the few places in the world that offer year-round whale watching opportunities is the coastline of San Diego. As you take your first step onto The Cloudia you will step back in time, into “an old-world vessel feel” encased in modern comforts. Our year-round list of whale and wildlife viewing includes, the gray whale migration during the winter and spring months and the giants of the sea, the blue and finback whales during the summer and fall months. Be sure to have your camera set to panoramic to capture images of giant blue whales and the annual gray whale migration.
Finback, Minke, Humpback, and even Killer whales can be viewed onboard The Cloudia’s 4 hour whale watching tours. A favorite of families that sail with us always includes the many species of playful dolphin, such as the giant Risso’s and common dolphin which are seen regularly. Megapods of a thousand or more common and bottlenose dolphin, sea lions, and all types of other marine life can also be discovered.
An exciting, fun, original interactive show that puts you right in the middle of the pirate action. Perfect for all ages. Adults will be laughing and the children will be thrilled by the excitement. Your journey begins the moment you arrive and are sworn in as part of the crew. Then you learn to sword fight, navigate, swab the deck, escape from jail and rescue lost treasure. You might even see a “mermaid”.
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