Ahoy sailors! My name is Kevin. I am a local captain and I was born and raised right here in sunny San Diego. I began sailing at 5 years old at the San Diego Yacht Club and I have been sailing ever since.
I take clients out sailing in San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Throughout my years in the charter industry, I've learned what people want in a luxurious yacht and more importantly, I know what they want from their captain. I offer only the best yachts in San Diego as well as the best of myself.
I have a passion for offering the very best experience to my clients. My warm and welcoming demeanor accompanied by my knowledge of sailing and the local waters will have you laying in your bean bag chair with a glass of wine in absolute comfort and security.
I have near one hundred TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews through various charter companies. And to this date I have never received less than a "5 star rating." Its important to me that you receive the best service and you and your crew have an unforgettable experience on the most luxurious yachts available.
Cpt. Kevin Rickon
Don't just take my word for it...
"Beautiful day on the water"
Yesterday, my wife told me she wanted to see the whales before we left San Diego. We went out for four hours today with Captain Kevin and had a blast. It was our first time sailing and Captain Kevin taught us some sailing basics. We each took a few minutes at the wheel as well. We were fortunate enough to see a whale surface about 15 yards from the boat. Spending a day out on the ocean was a perfect way to finish our trip to San Diego.
"Great way to spend 3 hours"
Went out on a beautiful day in late December - only 5 of us on the boat, with Captain Kevin. Cold on the water, so bring layers. Kevin has a great way of making you comfortable and he's really good at explaining sailing, the history of the bay, Navy facts, you name it. He made the trip that much better. We stayed in the bay, so the wildlife was mostly seals (hundreds on the dock by the Naval submarine base).
Kevin let each passenger take a turn at the wheel and just made it very enjoyable. Great way to spend 3 hours.
Doug P. (Yelp)
"Best sail ever!"
Sunset sail with Cap'n Kevin and a couple from Tokyo. Beautiful night, huge surf, geeat visiting with native Diegan Kevin, cold beer, learned some sailing, awesome sailboat, trip catered to us 3 and our interests. It doesn't get any better than this! Thanks.
Awesome guy! A nice break during my business trip. I went out with high winds with Kevin and crew. It was like going out to the open with a couple of buddies. Had food and drink and had a ball. Highly recommended!
-Frank H. (Yelp)
Captain Kevin was AWESOME! Funny and personable, he made the trip. Of course, the gorgeous scenery wasn't so bad either. I was thrilled when Kevin passed by the Sea Lions and submarine and kept sailing right out to the ocean. The best part was seeing the Point Loma lighthouse from the wide open space of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
"If only I could give this 6 stars!"
Took a sail last week with Captain Kevin This guy couldn't have been nicer--I was out there for work and really just wanted to get on the water. He was friendly and told me some fun facts about the bay. I can't say enough about what a great experience this was--am hoping to go again in April when I am back on business. Seriously--book this trip now; you will be happy you did it!
"Lovely relaxing sail around San Diego"
Kevin was a blast. Very knowlegeable, and very attentive. Kept us safe and happy the entire trip. No worries about being seasick - from one who is very susceptible. It is so peaceful once the sails go up, you can't help but relax.
"Most memorable experience"
We booked this experience to relax and enjoy San Diego, and our captain Kevin delivered in a big way! He was attentive and very informative. We enjoyed a wide variety of beverages and the weather was perfect! We highly recommend this sailing experience.
-Jose M (TripAdvisor)
"Fantastic Sailing Experience"
My husband and I spent a half-day sailing with Kevin as our Captain. As well as being a very experienced sailor and feeling that we were in good hands in terms of safety, Kevin was an excellent tour guide. It was a great rip-roaring sail and a wonderful sunny afternoon of learning about the area where we were sailing, and seeing San Diego from the water provides an entirely different perspective of the city. When we return to San Diego next summer, this will be a must on our list of activities.
"Best day of truly sailing ever!"
Capt. Kevin has sailed every type of vessel I could think to ask him about. Although young, he's been sailing Mission Bay (*San Diego*-Kevin) since he was five, so he knows everything about it. We could not have asked for a better time. There were 8 of us and all of us were encouraged to take part in different aspects of sailing the boat. Operation of the jib and mainsail were clearly explained by Kevin. Snacks were plentiful as well as various beverages. The lav was clean and easy to use. I would go out again in a heartbeat.
Sailing on the ocean was on MY bucket list... but not my boyfriend's, so I went ahead and booked this excursion for the both of us. I'm happy to report he LOVED the trip just as much as I did! Our captain, Kevin, was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and brought a fresh energy to the sail. If you want some "alone time" you're welcome to sit at the front of the boat and take in the beauty of the sea. Kevin was amazing at giving us great ideas for dinner and drinks nearby to keep the evening going after the sunset sail.
-Small T. (Yelp)