Aquatic Consulting Services

Boating Fees

August 11, 2010

Download 2009 Boating Fees (PDF format, 20KB) Updated 08-Jan-2009

Multi–day Cruising

Multi–day cruising fees aboard “Mermaid” are $285.00 per person per day, and a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 paying passengers are required for a trip to fill. Fees include the cost of the trip, the captain, instruction, 1–2 meals per day served on board, all dock and mooring fees, landing permits, and fuel costs. Meals and activities ashore, and fishing licenses are not included in the base price. Unless other arrangements are made, passengers will be sleeping on board the boat. Passengers must share duties including steering, sail handling, watch standing, meal preparation and clean-up, and must agree to comply with and sign an Agreement to Participate (PDF format, 21KB). A gear list will be sent upon receipt of your registration. Payment is by cash or check payable to Aquatic Consulting Services.

Cancellation fees for multi–day cruises:

15% if canceled more than 30 days before the start of the trip
25% if canceled more than 21 days, but less than 30 days before the start of the trip
50% if canceled more than 14 days, but less than 21 days before the start of the trip
75% if canceled more than 7 days, but less than 14 days before the start of the trip
No refund if canceled less than 7 days before the start of the trip.


Keel boat sailing lessons and boat handling skills / safety drills can be scheduled for a minimum of 2 hours.

Private lessons: $65.00 per person per hour
2–6 students $35.00 per person per hour
Plus expenses

Boat Delivery

$360.00 per day (Captain)
$120.00 per day (Crew)

Transportation from San Diego to the point of departure, and to San Diego from the point of delivery.

Daily fees will be charged for days spent in port for provisioning, repairs, stop overs at the request of the owner, or due to inclement weather.

Day Trips


Half day trips, including ocean sailing experience, sunset cruises, group team building activities, and whale watching trips typically last 3–4 hours, and one to 6 passengers may participate. Additional hours on the water may be scheduled at $120.00 per hour.

For all other services, please call Aquatic Consulting Services for a price quote.

Alison Osinski, Ph.D.
Aquatic Consulting Services
1220 Rosecrans Street #915
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 602-4435
USCG License #1166005

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