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Birthday Adventure on the Sancerre

I booked a half day with Captain Dan to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday on the open seas... read more

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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and took sailing lessons for five days with Dan, including an overnight out to Santa Cruz Island. It was fantastic! Dan's knowledge and experience are unbeatable. Dan is a great teacher, clear explainer, patient, and warm. We learned a tremendous amount and gained...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a half day with Captain Dan to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday on the open seas. Captain Dan surprised us with tuna sandwiches for the six of us that were incredibly good! The sailboat was clean and well maintained. Captain Dan and his first...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Birthdays at sea are the best (weddings, too!j. Thanks for sharing new uses for Tapatio. Hope to see you and the gang aboard soon.

Reviewed July 21, 2018

Capt. Dan is an interesting and very lovable guy! We had the most gorgeous day to sail. We did the economy sail for 4 hours and it was awesome. I loved it so much, we're going back in October to sail on the Sancerre and...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

We were looking for someone to help us scatter my parents’ ashes at sea and we wanted simple but proper. Captain Dan suggested a 2 hour charter which was perfect. He took us out on the Wiley to the 3 mile mark and did the...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

I like your phrase: A Final Voyage. I was honored that you picked me to be the captain on this important day.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

We had guests in from out of town and decided to book an all day trip to Anacapa Island. Captain Dan was great communicating with us from the start - booking was super easy and we got clear instructions on where to go and what...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

That was an all-day cruise that turned into an all-laugh adventure. You guys were way fun. Hope we'll get to do that --- or an overnight --- some day very soon.

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

It was our first visit to the island. It was a great experience. It was breading time and Anacapa was covered with Seagulls and their young . It was a great site a little noisy but definitely a must see. The boat ride was fun...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

The biodiversity of our islands is astounding. You have to study a bit to be convinced, but the nickname -- Galapagos of North America -- is no exaggeration. I've got a great book that I'll bring along next time that catalogs much more than I...More

Reviewed June 5, 2018

I booked a surprise sail trip for my husband on Sunday for our 18th anniversary. It was easy to book and Captain Dan responded quickly to any questions. We had great weather and made it to see Anacapa Island. In fact, my husband spent most...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

That was the best whale show so far this year. Blue, humpback and maybe a gray ... not a bad day for nature watching. Glad you were there to call them for us. I look forward to sailing with the rest of your family.

Reviewed May 25, 2018

My husband and I just finished ASA 101 and 103 certification. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Capt. Dan! He was patient and thorough as he stepped us through the course materials and let us practice the various drills until we felt confident and capable....More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

One of my greatest pleasures is watching my friends master the wind. You guys were great students and really fun to hang with. Really looking forward to our next adventure aboard Wiley. //dan

Reviewed May 16, 2018

Capt. Dan was great at communicating before the sail and even offered us a later start time to wait for the fog to clear out. He's safe, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. We will book for the longer sail next time. I...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Sorry we had to wait for Mother Nature to clear out some of the fog. Though we have radar and GPS, I really like to be able to see where we're going. Thanks for your patience. Sailing is not the fastest way to get anywhere,...More

Reviewed February 20, 2018

My wife and I took a 3 day outing with Capt. Dan and Dennis to Santa Cruz island as part of an ASA 104 certification. We had a wonderful time, with lots of breaching whales, jumping dolphins and barking sea lions. Unfortunately, it was foggy...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

It was great sailing with you and your bride. That was the best whale show of the last two years. Maybe longer. I can't recall the last time I saw that many breaches in such a short period. And then spy hopping. Humpbacks are the...More

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pinki64
February 10, 2015|
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Response from Dan R | Property representative |
The rate is $150/hour, so a two hour cruise is $300. Please call to reserve -- 805.750.7828. //capt. dan
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pinki64
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It is, indeed, $150/hr with a two hour minimum.
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