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California Channel Islands Cruising

$1,500 / £1,165pp*

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*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations. Priced per person, minimum of 2 people per booking.

4 nights

Known as the “Galapagos of North America,” the Channels Islands lie approximately 25 miles south, a half-day sail from Santa Barbara

This is the perfect trip to give a taste of the unknown. These islands provide a feeling of magic and freedom as they are off the beaten track, and hold many secret wonders.

From paddleboarding, to nature walks, this trip has a bit of everything, and all your adventuring will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. All this can be found on Santa Cruz Island, one of the many Islands found in the California Channel Islands National Park.

 

Trip Start: Various dates available



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VESSEL

Vessel Type

46 ft Modern Classic Cutter

Vessel Length

46ft

Skipper

Yes

Berth

Double Cabins (max 3 crew)

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

50% and strict

See deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • Life jackets.
  • All on-board food and snacks.

Additional

  • Your travel to and from the start and end points.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any alcohol – but feel free to bring your own or buy some along the route
  • Any meals you eat ashore

Practical Info

  • Open to novice sailors

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Santa Barbara, California, USA

Getting back

Ventura, California, USA

Known as the “Galapagos of North America,” the Channels Islands lie approximately 25 miles south, a half-day sail from Santa Barbara

This is the perfect trip to give a taste of the unknown. These islands provide a feeling of magic and freedom as they are off the beaten track, and hold many secret wonders.

From paddleboarding, to nature walks, this trip has a bit of everything, and all your adventuring will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. All this can be found on Santa Cruz Island, one of the many Islands found in the California Channel Islands National Park.

 

ITINERARY

On departure from Santa Barbra, we shall start our journey towards the Channels Islands which lie approximately 25 miles south, a half-day sail.

We will set up camp on the northern side of Santa Cruz Island. Here we will be greeted by the stunning, rugged landscape and diverse wildlife. Here we can go Snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and scuba diving, as well as nature walks and hiking and bird-watching.

We will then head towards Cavern point, which provides Pacific Ocean views and seasonal whale sightings.

We will then head back towards Ventura on the mainland for our final sail of the trip.

KIT LIST

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit

Hat

Sailing gloves

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require

INSURANCE

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

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LOCATION

“I would thoroughly recommend an adventure with Kraken.”

Tom

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