Anacapa Island

Capt. Dan’s Guide to Anacapa Island Anchorages

Anacapa Passage chart
Anacapa Passage chart

Anacapa is our favorite destination for daysailing. Less than a 3-hour sail from Oxnard, its rugged coast and soaring peaks provide a magnificent backdrop for lunch and its many caves offer excellent kayaking opportunities.

Anacapa Sunset from Smugglers anchorage on Santa Cruz
Anacapa Sunset from Smugglers anchorage on Santa Cruz

This guide is designed for folks who want to sail to Channel Islands National Park. If you’re going in your own yacht, this guide provides supplemental information that will make your passage and anchorage safer, more comfortable and more fun.

Summer day at Anacapa

If you’re thinking about chartering Sancerre, this is a travel guide that will help you design your cruise itinerary.

Now get ready to do some armchair exploring. Just click on the anchorages you’d like to visit. If the link doesn’t work or you find an error or omission, please let us know.


If you have questions, just call Capt. Dan at 805.750.7828 or click Captain Dan
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