Shipping Policies & Information from West Coast Sailing
Free Shipping on orders over $35.00*
West Coast Sailing offers Free Shipping on most domestic orders over $35.00. Generally speaking, if your order is over $35.00 and can fit in a UPS truck, we will ship it for free! We use both UPS Ground and the Postal Service to send packages near and far. Our daily shipping cut off is 12 pm Pacific time. Orders placed after 1 pm will ship the following business day.
*Please see Exceptions to free shipping offer below
Estimated Transit Times
Below are estimated transit times to popular shipping destinations. Please note these are estimated and only apply to in stock items.
- Seattle - Next Business Day
- Bay Area - 2-3 Business Days
- SoCal - 3 Business Days
- Midwest - 3-4 Business Days
- East Coast - 5 Business Days
In addition to our standard free shipping offer, West Coast Sailing is also happy to offer expedited shipping for orders of in stock items. An in stock item will say "Availability: IN STOCK" on the product page" whereas an out of stock item will display a customized stock status indicating the estimated fulfillment timeframe. The following expedited options are typically offered, pending your shipping address:
- UPS Next Day Air - Arrives next business day
- UPS 2nd Day Air -Arrives in two business days
- UPS 3 Day Select - Arrives in three business days
Daily Shipping Times
Our fulfillment team operates Monday through Friday with the exception of major holidays. Orders placed before 1 pm Monday through Friday typically ship same day. Orders placed after 1 pm will ship the following business day. Please contact us for end of day orders to see if shipping out same day is still possible.
*Free Shipping Exceptions (Please Read)
Orders Under $35
We ship orders under $35 for a flat rate fee of $6.95. Please note that we do not profit from shipping and attempt to pass on cost savings whenever possible.
Hobie Cat Products
We are contractually not allowed to offer free shipping on Hobie products. Most Hobie Cat orders ship for around $5.00 via USPS or UPS Ground, with the exception of oversized items. The webstore will quote UPS and USPS shipping methods for Hobie orders at checkout. Orders under $35.00 will ship with our standard $6.95 shipping.
Certain items are classified as oversize but can still ship via normal methods. We charge a flat rate of $25.00 for orders that contain an oversize item
UPS expedited shipping options are available for in stock orders to US addresses. Where available, the checkout page will present UPS 3 Day Select, 2nd Day Air, and Next Day Air shipping rates. Please note that our daily shipping cut off from expedited orders is 1 pm Pacific time. Orders placed after 1 pm Pacific time will ship the following business day. Please contact us if you have any questions about expedited shipping services.
These usually ship USPS Priority or Express and are quite reasonably priced. Size and content restrictions vary from country to country. We'll check to insure compliance with shipping regulations. Our webstore will quote a shipping cost via USPS based on items and destination. If you encounter problems in this process, send us a quick email and our team will resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.There is no tax charge by West Coast Sailing. However, international customers will be responsible for any applicable import duties, fees, or taxes.
Certain items are too big to ship via UPS or USPS, including masts & booms, most trailers and some other items. We are still able to ship oversized items, but where applicable, the webstore will clearly alert you to the possibility of any shipping charges.If you place an online order with a freight item, please select the In Store Pick Up shipping option during checkout. Our team will contact you within one business day with a rate quote for your order via a fully insured LTL provider. You can also call or email us for a quote prior to placing your order.
Boats do not qualify for free shipping. Typically, we bring boats to our warehouse in special dedicated shipments. There is usually a fee for this, though we work hard to keep it as low as possible. We do have the ability to ship some boats, but not all. If you would like more information on ordering a boat or having us ship one to you, please call for full pricing information.