California Sailing Cruises

California Sailing Cruises
The California coastline is known for it's rugged natural beauty and sailing it is a great way to get up close to many of the most scenic areas that are otherwise inaccessible. San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco are the most popular bases for sailing expeditions, but smaller towns with marinas such as Santa Barbara and Monterrey also have great sailing communities.

Sailtime Channel Islands

Sailtime Channel Islands is based out of Ventura, California and offers sunset, all day and overnight cruises to Santa Cruz island. Sailtime has a 46 foot luxury sailboat that can take up to six passengers at a time. The tour includes food and a wine bar as well as a very knowledgeable captain and crew who will share the natural history of this region with you. Santa Cruz island is part of the Channel Islands National Park and hiking, camping, snorkeling and surfing opportunities are all available to the visitor.

Sailtime Channel Islands
3600 South Harbor #370
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 320-8687

Mariner Sailing Charters

Mariner Sailing Charters in Marina Del Rey, right in the heart of Los Angeles, offers dinner cruises, harbor cruises or cruises to nearby Catalina Island. Mariner uses a traditional wooden sailing yacht that was built in the sixties but feels like a romantic Spanish galleon. Cruises to Catalina allow you to spend time hiking or biking this Mediterranean like island and there are hotels to spend the night in the island town of Avalon.

Mariner Sailing Charters, LLC
P.O.Box 9908
Marina del Rey, CA 90295

Santa Barbara Sailing Center

The Santa Barbara Sailing Center offers Channel islands cruises, whale watching tours, jazz dinner cruises and party cruises from its base in the pretty city of Santa Barbara. With a fifty foot catamaran that can fit almost fifty people, the Santa Barbara Sailing Center is well equipped to handle weddings and business parties as well.

Santa Barbara Sailing Center

San Francisco Sailing Company

The San Francisco Sailing Company offers cruises in the scenic San Francisco bay that go by Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel island. With a 41 foot Islander that can host almost thirty people on board, the San Francisco Sailing Company is popular with tourists visiting the San Francisco area and sails daily from Pier 39.

San Francisco Sailing Company
Pier 39
San Francsico, CA
(415) 378-4887

Article Written By Ocean Malandra

Based in San Francisco, Ocean Malandra is a travel writer, author and documentary filmmaker. He runs a major San Francisco travel website, is widely published in both online and print publications and has contributed to several travel guidebooks to South America.

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