For those of you who don't know, I'm a HUGE fan of the beach, the ocean, boats, etc! Recently, I read about an experience that I had to share with you.
In San Diego at the Maritime Museum, they offer a 3 hour sailing trip aboard the schooner, Californian, for $42 per adult and $31 per child (under 17). The boat looks amazing and the price doesn't seem bad at all for a 3 hour tour, along with admission to the museum and its fleet of historic ships. FYI, this tour is known as the Adventure Package. http://www.sdmaritime.org/contentpage.asp?ContentID=26
The Maritime Museum also offers other "tour" options, if you're interested:
Whale Watching Whale watching trips aboard the America yacht are available for $65 for adults and $34 for children (12 and under) through April. Check the public events calendar for more info: http://www.sdmaritime.org/eventtickets_chooseevent2.asp?ContentID=169
Catalina Adventure Sails
Sail trips to Catalina (lasting between 3 and 4 days) are available from $475 per person to $575 per person. These trips look like they primarily take place around holiday weekends.
California Coastal Voyages
Beginning in June, they will offer California Coastal Voyages that take passengers to various Channel Islands. These expeditions, however, are pricey at about $2K per person!
SoCal Savings - From March through May 22nd, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is running its Shark Lagoon Nights promotion. Basically on Fridays from 6-9pm, guests are invited to visit the aquarium's Shark Lagoon (free!). For more info visit: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/newsevents/eventsdetail/shark_lagoon_nights/