sailboat rental and overnight crewed charters with Sail Channel Islands

SAIL CHANNEL ISLANDS: Luxury or Economy Sail Charter

Private Charter

Update 10/9: I’m doing lessons and day sails, but you need a Covid test within 36 hours of sailing.

Overnights will still be curtailed until there is a therapeutic available. No one has a target date for that.

If you’d like to schedule, check testing availability in your area, then give me a call — 805.750.7828 — and I’ll pencil you in.

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Channel Islands Economy Sail Charter with Captain  $150/hr

Wiley is the perfect boat for economy sail charter
Wiley is our veteran Catalina 36. Available for sail charter or lessons.

The best sailboat rental value in Southern California. Reserve a captained charter on Wiley for  $150/hour. Or take an all-day trip to Channel Islands National Park – including lunch –  for $950. Wiley can accommodate up to four passengers, and even though you’ve got a captain, you’re welcome to take the helm as much as you like. (Note: minimum age is 10. It’s a safety issue.)

Click Wiley or call 805.750.7828 or e-mail for information on Day Cruises,  Lessons, or Economy Overnight Charter

Sancerre – Luxurious Captained Sail Charter to the Channel Islands National Park

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Sancerre, a Jeanneau 45.2, features three staterooms, two heads, a full galley and carries kayaks for four. She’s crewed by Capt. Dan and the Bosun, who is also our gourmet chef. Hire Sancerre for a day or up to five days. We have room for six passengers. (Note: minimum age is 10. It’s a safety issue.) 

For all-day or half day charters, Click Day Sail.

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Or for multi-day, click Overnight Sail Charter 

Or Call 805.750.7828  for more Sail Channel Islands information.

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Sailing Yacht Wiley is Sail Channel Islands primary training boat
Wiley is our primary training boat.

Capt. Dan offers one-on-one sailing lessons for beginners as well as experienced sailors from other regions. Lessons are tailored to your needs. If you’ve got someone you plan to sail with more than occasionally – a significant other, for instance – Capt. Dan will train you both. Private lessons make the best use of your time. You work on the skills you need and practice

until you’re both competent and confident. Most beginning sailing courses get you ready  for sailing on small lakes, but this is the Pacific. Most times, this part of our ocean is benign, but you have to be ready for the times when she acts up. You also have to have navigation skills to deal with commercial traffic and occasionally tricky anchorages.

For more info, click Sailing Lessons


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Weddings at sea provide maximum romance

Capt. Dan is also Chaplain Dan and he is ready to help you tie the knot or say goodbye to a loved one with joy, care and dignity. Capt. Dan’s ceremonies are unique and surprisingly inexpensive. Weddings are typically aboard Sancerre, but can be on Wiley or at any California location you choose. Call 805.750.7828 or e-mail for information on Wedding or e-mail for information on Memorial Ceremony. 



Your Sail Channel Islands Crew – the Bosun and Capt. Dan

The Bosun and Captain Dan are experts in sailing the California Channel Islands on day charter and overnight charter luxury charter
The Bosun and Capt. Dan

Hi, I’m Capt. Dan. I’m on the right.  I’ve been sailing for more than 40 years and  sailing the California Channel Islands for the last decade… MORE.

My friend, business partner and principal crew is the Bosun, AKA Cookie, AKA Dennis. He’s a  gourmet chef and has also been skippering boats in these waters for 10 years … MORE  



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