About Us

What makes Gone Sailing different -What makes Gone Sailing different from other yacht sailing charters in San Diego?  Our customer services!  It’s simply the best!  We take pride in serving others and we make sure your comfortable and safe.  Gone Sailing is proud to be the only open water yacht chartering service in Mission Bay operating at the Hyatt Regency Spa and Marina Hotel.

The Vision – To inspire, educate and share our passion for open water and coastal sailing.

The Mission – To set the sails and guide our yacht charters into coastal adventures, creating an open water sailing experience in San Diego that brings to life the romance of the wind and sea.

The Experience – We would like our cruisers to leave feeling they danced with the elements of the wind and sea.

Board as a passenger depart as a cruiser…

Meet Captain Don Marchi 

Captain Don is a retired US Naval Engineer, Machinist, Mate First and Class (Surface Warfare Specialist).  During his Navy career, he excelled in the organization, management, and team building.  He is a 4.0 sailor who thrives on learning and experiencing new adventures.

Don Marchi retired from U.S. Navy service in 1995 after completing six deployments, earned 2 Navy Achievement Medals and a Unit Citation.

As a civilian, Don Marchi’s professional dreams were focused on software development. After (3) years of study, he earned his degree in Computer Information Science at Coleman University in San Diego, CA.  Don Marchi’s software career was rewarding and let him create his dream of owning a Yacht chartering service.

Captain Don Marchi shares the romance and dance between the wind and the sea with the cruisers on Gone Sailing Charters. He enjoys sharing his free time with his kids and a loving wife Cristina here in San Diego, CA.

Meet Bernice Holguin                       

Bernice fell head over heels in love with San Diego while vacationing several years ago. Once she was exposed to the ocean, she knew that she had to be close to it.  So, she packed up her family and moved to San Diego and hasn’t looked back since.

Captain Don took her on her first sailing adventure, and she was instantly hooked! 

Bernice now wants to share the sailing experience with everyone and loves to see people having a great time, relaxing and simply letting their worries be put to rest while at sea.

Bernice has a long background in providing exceptional customer service.  She’s owned and operated a successful Real Estate brokerage firm and has worked in the event planning industry for an exclusive Golf Course.

She is excited to be the Director of Business Development for Gone Sailing Charters!

What To Expect