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Sail Channel Islands Day Tours

3150 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035-3924
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Best anniversary celebration in 18 years.

I booked a surprise sail trip for my husband on Sunday for our 18th anniversary. It was easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon_and-Family69
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Agoura Hills, California, USA
ASA 101 and 103

My husband and I just finished ASA 101 and 103 certification. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MoandBrianMACK
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Agoura Hills, California
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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 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.
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3150 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035-3924
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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 Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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 Day Tours, 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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Reviewed January 14, 2018

My husband and I spent two nights with Captain Dan over New Year's Eve. What an incredible trip! We were able to experience everything the Channel Islands have to offer...fog, sun, wind, calm, constant incredible wildlife - lots of whales, seals and dolphins all weekend...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Wrapping up the rather frayed and politically tarnished 2017 with you and H and then kicking off 2018 on Stockholm time was a unique experience. It's pretty darned cool to be out at the islands any time, but you two jump-started 2018 for us in...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

My family and I (4 adults) took and all day sail to Anacapa Island with Captain Dan and Dennis on Christmas Eve. The weather was wonderful and the scenery was beautiful. It was a relaxing and exciting journey. We saw dolphins jumping by the boat,...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

We had a great time sailing with you guys. When the gray whales showed up near the anchorage I thought, well, this is one great day. They some times come to us, but never at anchor. Then the sail back was about as much fun...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

A true gentleman and master of the art of sailing, professional, personable, Captain Dan helped make our outing a most pleasant experience.

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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing time! Aside from great sailing we were informed of our surroundings and spent a delightful day with strangers that became friends. We highly recommend it!

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2017

Thanks, Zuly — the Bosun and I are looking forward to meeting the rest of your family and doing an overnight to SANTA Cruz Island. Hope your Vegas trip was the proper mix of business and pleasure. //Capt. Dan

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

We recently sailed to the Channel Islands aboard the yacht Sancerre on a two night voyage. Our skipper was Capt Dan who has been sailing the islands for over 10 years and knows all the anchorages like the back of his hand. His assistant Chef...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

I wish we could take credit for the arrival of whales and dolphins. Or the majesty of our islands. I love leading adventures that last a few days with people who share my wonder and awe. It was great sailing with you, and Dennis and...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We took a 3 day trip to Santa Cruz Island with Captain Dan and his First Mate Dennis and had the time of our lives. Santa Cruz island is even prettier than Catalina and teeming with wildlife- we saw Humpbacks, Blue whales, dolphins and Island...More

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Dan R, Owner at Sail Channel Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

It was great sailing with you and your family. This is a great time of year to see whales. So glad they cooperated. Actually, there are whales here all year, but not always in the numbers we saw on that trip. And Island Foxes --...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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Response from Dan R | Property representative |
It is, indeed, $150/hr with a two hour minimum.
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