San Diego in mid April
I'm going to be in downtown San Diego in April (13th-17th, I think) and I'd like to charter a boat while I am there. Looking around online, however, I am finding that prices are a little higher than my humble budget can handle. I'm wondering if anybody has suggestions or advice on my situation.
What I am hoping to find is a boat in the 25-30' range for at least one full day of daysailing either in the harbor or outside it. If I can sleep on the boat, that is a bonus since it would permit me to save a substantial amount of money on a hotel room.
What have I found so far? If I want to take a boat for ~24 hours, the rates I am seeing are about $160 for a small keelboat (eg, Capri 22) and about $270 for a nice boat in the range I am looking for (eg, Catalina 270). Is this typical? I'd been told to expect high prices, but I'm trying to stretch my student dollars as far as I can.