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Sail Channel Islands Day Tours

3150 S. Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035
805-750-7828
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Ranked #1 of 15 Activities in Oxnard
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Capt. Dan is a Coast Guard licensed master and American Sailing Association instrutor. Sail with him for a few hours or up to several days, exploring... more » Owner description: Capt. Dan is a Coast Guard licensed master and American Sailing Association instrutor. Sail with him for a few hours or up to several days, exploring the Channel Islands ... or take private lessons. We have two yachts, one economy and one luxury boat built in France and we are the only company offering sailing eco-tours of California's Channel Islands.Our islands are often described as the Galapagos of North American and abound in sea life from whales, to dolphins to fish that ride here on either a southern current or the northern one. Ashore, you will find a landscape mostly clear of humans and protected by the National Park Service and the Nature Conservancy. Human civilization dates back some 10,000 years here, but only a handful of caretakers live here now. Come with us and step back in history 200 years, step away from civilization. « less
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to take a (day) sailing trip much like I used to do as a kid on our 27 foot sailboat. It was very similar but all we had to do was sit back and enjoy the scenery. Captain Dan was so friendly, knowledgable and professional, and knows how to handle a boat in any condition.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Disclaimer: It seems expensive and at first glance it is. That said, an hour after you have left the dock you will have forgotten how much it cost and even that you paid for it at all. The air, the sea the boat and Captain Dan will make it seem that you have been invited to spend the weekend on... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I spent a wonderful day sailing to Anacapa with Captain Dan. The Channel Islands are a national treasure as well as a national park, and I am so glad we got to go and see them. I am an experienced sailor and Dan let me sail as much as I wanted. My wife just wanted to relax... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a perfect way to celebrate my 50th birthday! Captain Dan was fun, professional and knowledgable. Our family had such a great time sailing the Sancerre, kayaking with sea lions, seeing dolphins, learning about the local islands and of course enjoying a wonderful lunch on board (the lemon bars were fantastic). A memorable day for everyone and we were so... More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands Day Tours, responded to this review

It's always great to sail with folks who have as much fun as your family packed into our short trip. I haven't seen Leo since we sailed, but will send him your regards when we do. You got the very best wildlife pictures that have ever been taken from our boat. If you get a chance, post some here at... More

Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I had a wonderful experience sailing with Captain Dan for my Father’s 75th birthday. The sailboat is large enough to comfortably accommodate 6 guests. Captain Dan is a sailing expert and very well informed about everything from the nautical experience to the animal life and history of the Channel Islands. I felt very safe and relaxed on the sea for... More

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La Sal, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was a perfect day with Captain Dan sailing the Channel Islands to say goodbye to both my husband and his father. From the beginning with making all the plans, Dan responded promptly to my emails and was extremely flexible and accommodating with my wishes regarding the ceremony and location. As Chaplain, Dan spoke during the ceremony and his words... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The four hour sail out toward the channel islands was everything we'd hoped for and more. Capt. Dan is a delight. He put us at ease right away and accommodated our every need. We learned so much from him along the way. The high point for my husband was being able to help sail the boat for most of the... More

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Davidson, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Cannot recommend Captain Dan too highly! Marvelous story-teller, expert sailor, consummate professional and all-around highlight to a fabulous trip! Thank you for sharing the beauty of such a special place!

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A day sail to the islands was terrific. Capt. Dan has expert knowledge and most wonderful stories. We were able to sail the boat, help with the sails while watching the beautiful sea life. Dolphins, seals, even a blue whale that swam next to us showing off for the cameras! This is our second time and we can't wait for... More

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My family chartered the 45-foot yacht, "Sancerre", for a four-hour sail to celebrate our mother's life and spread her ashes at sea. Although it was a somewhat somber occasion, it was a beautiful, clear Sunday afternoon with winds around 18 knots and moderate swells. We met Dan dockside and immediately clicked with his personality. He was friendly and welcoming. Upon... More

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