Activity Spotlight: Sail San Diego Aboard the JADA

We may be bundled up now for El Nino season, but we are already looking forward to plenty of beautiful sunny days ahead (an average of 146 sunny days per year if you want to get specific). Now is the perfect time to start planning your spring or summer group activity in San Diego! One of our favorite outdoor adventures is sailing San Diego Bay aboard JADA. This 63-foot long, yawl-rigged, all-wood classic yacht is the city’s only authentic classic wooden sailing yacht available for charter. Up to 43 passengers can experience the panoramic views of San Diego bay while relaxing with a certified skipper at the helm.

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About the JADA

JADA was built at the Steven’s Brothers Boat Yard in Stockton, CA, in 1938. She spent her first twelve years on Balboa Island in Newport Harbor, where she participated in many ocean races and local regattas. She was also involved in many social events with the Newport Harbor Yacht Club during this time. Frequent celebrity visitors on JADA were Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Errol Flynn, John Wayne and Broadway star, John Raitt (father of singer Bonnie Raitt). JADA was then sold in the early ’50’s and was re-rigged from a schooner configuration to a yawl to be more competitive in ocean racing. After several more owners in the ’60’s and ’70’s, it was reported to have been purchased by actor, Marlon Brando, where he enjoyed her for many years in French Polynesia. From there she was purchased and sailed to Hawaii, and then to the mainland for use as a charter for whale watches and sunset cruises as well as private events so you too can enjoy the luxury and nostalgia of this classic beauty. More recently in San Diego Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Louis CK enjoyed relaxing with their families, away from the fans. If the walls could talk!

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Sailing Options

The Event Team San Diego DMC recommends JADA as a great activity for corporate groups because there are various options to meet all budgets and objectives. Small groups can hop aboard a public charter for a leisurely sail that includes beer, wine and snacks. Larger groups looking for VIP treatment can upgrade to a private charter with upscale food and beverage options. Other variations are available, including teambuilding, sunset cruises, seasonal whale watching, and more!

Here’s a glimpse at a recent public charter sail for a group of ten guests looking to have fun, relax, and enjoy a gorgeous day on the water:

Need More Info?

If you are a meeting planner with an upcoming San Diego corporate event, don’t hesitate to contact our San Diego DMC for all your tour and activity needs! We can design a full tour program for your guests that covers transportation, registration, food and beverage options, amenities, and more! Mention the code JADA16 for discounted rates on your next private charter of this amazing yacht. Restrictions apply. Discounted rates vary based on scope of services, availability, etc. 

To contact The Event Team, a Hosts Global Alliance Member:

San Diego Headquarters, servicing San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs corporate events:
2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

Or The Los Angeles Office, servicing Los Angeles and Santa Barbara corporate events:
5371 Wilshire Blvd. #215
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.653.5063

Or For US and International companies looking for an incredible Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California, Please Call US Toll-Free at
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888