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

Overnight Charter with Capt and Chef Dennis

Private Multi-Day Charter

Overnight charter to the Channel Islands: low-key adventure in comfort

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 us in Yellowbanks anchorage  on Santa Cruz Island (top pic). It takes four or five hours to get there and we usually have 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.

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

Call 805.750.7828 for availability and reservations

We love three and four day charters because we can give you more

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

than a taste of the islands, exploring farther to the west in areas where we find very few tourists. 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.

An overnight charter is a chance to explore

Exploring tide pools
Exploring tide pools

There are many opportunities to kayak, hike, snorkel and enjoy our sector of SoCal in a luxurious setting. Want to learn to sail or just take some time at the wheel?  We’re happy to teach you as much as you like. Want to kickback with a glass of wine? We’re happy to provide.

Call Capt. Dan with your reservation, or to ask any questions about schedules, availability, the islands, weather etc. 805.750.7828
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Sail for just a few hours …. or several days