Affordable Flat Rate Sailing in Channel Islands
Our Oxnard / Channel Islands Base, will re-open on April 1, 2021 with a Beneteau Oceanis 35.1
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SailTime Channel Islands has been providing sailors in Ventura County of Southern California, access to a practical and affordable way to get out on the water and go sailing. Our sailing grounds here in the Santa Barbara Channel affords year round sailing with some of the most dramatic scenery the California coast has to offer as a backdrop. With Anacapa Island’s famous Arch Rock just 13 nautical miles from the harbor, Channel Islands National Park is within an easy 2 1/2 hour sail.
Often referred to as the American Galapagos, the Channel Islands are home to thousands of species, over 145 found nowhere else on earth! The marine life that can be witnessed firsthand while sailing the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel is nothing short of incredible. Rare Blue Whales as well as Humpbacks migrate through the channel from July through September and Gray Whales run from late-December through March. Various species of dolphins, sometimes in pods of hundreds upon hundreds swim in these waters year-round. Sea lions, seals and myriads of seabirds are a common sight. Some members have even caught some sightings of Orca pods!
Our fleet is moored in Ventura County’s Channel Islands Harbor which is located only about an hour’s drive from all of greater Northern Los Angeles. Our location is also convenient to all of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The sailing is so good here that the base even has some members who travel from much further afield than that!
Whether your desire is to drop the hook in one of Santa Cruz island’s many scenic anchorages during a multi-day cruise, or just taking your boat out for a couple hours on a sunny afternoon, SailTime Channel Islands can make it a reality.