Sancerre lying to anchor at Yellowbanks anchorage, Santa Cruz Island on overnight charter

Overnight Bareboat Cruise

Private Multi-Day Charter

Sail with our club or step up to bareboat

Fry's Anchorage, south side of Santa Cruz Island
Fry’s Anchorage, north side of Santa Cruz Island

The first night on an overnight charter usually finds our club in Yellowbanks anchorage  on Santa Cruz Island (top pic). It takes four or five hours to get there and there is usually time to kayak before dinner, though many folks prefer to have a glass of wine and simply kick back in the cockpit to watch the sunset over the island.

All passengers must present vaccination card showing completion of Covid-19 series.

Go for three, four, even five days. Sail with up to four

Call 805.750.7828 for availability and reservations

Bareboaters love three and four day charters because they give you more than a taste of the islands, exploring farther to the west in areas where we find very few tourists.

Breakfast at Yellowbanks
Breakfast aboard Sancerre and then underway to explore Santa Cruz Island

Spots like Fry’s and Morse Point – places where it is not unusual for us to “own” an anchorage. With three days/two nights, we can circumnavigate Santa Cruz Island, with four we can go to Santa Rosa or even San Miguel Islands.

Gray whale migration through the Santa Cruz channel on a 5 day/4 night charter

Overnight charter accommodations:

take the helm of Sancerre
Take a turn at the helm … or take a lesson

The main guest cabin has a nearly queen-size berth and en suite head and shower. The two aft cabins have bigger than standard beds and share a head. We carry two single and one double kayak and, on request, will bring a four passenger dinghy. You might be interested in the galley (even if you don’t intend to cook). It has a four burner stove, large oven, large refrigerator, an over-size crisper and a double stainless steel sink. Bosun-Cookie-Sparky is quite happy here and turns out some fabulous meals. You can take a look at some sample fare at MENUS. Of course, there are many more items that we can offer and we always tailor the menus to your tastes.

Not ready to go alone?

Exploring tide pools
Exploring tide pools

We’ll give you a list of Coast Guard certified captains who are experienced in these water whom you can hire for the trip.

Don’t want to cook? We have a most excellent sea-faring chef with loads of experience aboard yachts in SoCal, Croatia, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

Call us to ask your questions about about bareboating, availability of captains and chefs, ourschedules, availability, the islands, weather etc. 805.750.7828
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Sail for just a few hours …. or several days