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Sail Channel Islands

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3150 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035-3924
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+1 805-750-7828
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a solo traveler, I did a 2-hour trip with Captain Dan. The weather was great, and the environment was amazingly beautiful. Dan let me helm the boat as long as I wished, which was a lot of fun. Dan was also interesting and fun...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It was great sailing with you, A. You did an excellent job at the helm, but mostly I enjoyed our conversation. It was very good to get your perspective on world events and the morass of U.S. politics. Hope you'll come back for a longer...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

We had a great sailing day with captain Dan. It was a beautiful day but not much wind. So we sailed with the motor. He showed us a part of the Santa Barbara Islands with the beautiful coastline and a lot of birds. About 100...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

I agree, one trip to Vegas is just the right number. On the other hand, I sail everyday and most of my passengers vow to come back and sail again and again. And we'd love to sail with your family again, explore new places and...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Four of us ladies from Georgia went for a 3 hour sail with Capt Dan on the Wiley. It was a blast! Time would not allow us to do a longer sail, but would certainly do it again!!! Georgia PeaqchesMore

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

It was a delight to be immersed in the lilt of your southern voices ... you took me back to my navy days, when I was stationed in Florida. Thanks for sailing with me. And, as you might in Pensacola, I'd just like to say,...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

That was a very productive five days. You guys are great crew and very nearly ready to head over the horizon on your own. You've been tested in some pretty rough conditions and I'm confident in your sailing skills. You've got the skills and knowledge,...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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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Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sam R
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

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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
February 10, 2015|
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Response from Dan R | Property representative |
It is, indeed, $150/hr with a two hour minimum.
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