Students not only get to learn how to sail offshore they also get a chance to moor, anchor, navigate and learn firsthand what it’s like to own their own boat. If you want to sail to Catalina Island, get away for a few days and really experience the boaters lifestyle this class is for you. Points of interest include; Emerald Bay, Avalon, Whites Landing, & Two Harbors. Cost is based on destination and activities. Choices include; kayaking, snorkeling, pub crawl, spear fishing and hiking. Classes are limited and fill up quickly so CALL EARLY and reserve your spot.
Hiking snorkeling, fishing, kayaking or just lounging on the Bueno will provide a great setting for inner reflection and inspiration.
Catalina is a natural paradise, you can snorkel or dive the underwater preserve or picnic on a secluded beach. It is common to encounter deer, bald eagles, fox, and bison on a day hike. catalina_island
The island is especially beautiful in the spring when the hills are painted with wild flowers.
These trips require a dock side meeting on the day prior to setting sail. Topics of discussion include destinations, length of charter, activities, and provisions. Would you like to take in the nightlife at Avalon, on the next day take an inland motor tour, or a ride the famous glass bottom boat. Set sail for Emerald Bay on the following day where you will bask in the quiet solitude and submerse yourself in the emerald green waters that the bay is named for.
Of course you’re welcome to sleep aboard the Bueno or slip ashore and enjoy hotel accommodations. Camping on the island is also very popular, there are a variety of campsites ranging from primitive to tent cabins with bunk beds. After a leisurely breakfast at the Isthmus take a relaxing swim, a stroll on a secluded beach or explore the island on one of the many well marked hiking trails. Begin your hike on the east side, and the Bueno will be waiting for you on the west side at a predetermined time and location.
Our Catalina Island Tours are an excellent opportunity to truly experience sailing. Learn the different techniques of anchoring properly and safely; the fine art of picking up a mooring ball with a boat hook and walking the spreader line astern. This is also a great opportunity to gain experience with a competent skipper aboard and to find out if you would enjoy owning a boat of your own someday.
Captain Steve will customize a charter especially for you and will be more than happy to discuss all the different Catalina Island activities available to you.