Yachting in Southern California will prove to be an experience to remember as you explore the diversity this region has to offer from its glamour spots of Santa Barbara and Malibu to its impressive natural beauty in the Channel Islands. Lounge aboard your yacht as you bask in the year-round Californian sun and experience the exclusive Californian lifestyle.
Below is a sample 7-day yachting itinerary in Southern California. Enjoy.
Board your yacht at Newport Beach and begin your cruise over to Catalina Island, one of California’s Channel Islands known for its wildlife, dive sites and Mt. Orizaba. Drop anchor at the resort town of Two Harbors for a fun day snorkeling in clear waters to observe Catalina’s thriving marine life, take the jet ski out for a spin or step ashore at the palm tree and cabana lined Descanso Beach in the beautiful Avalon Bay.
Depart Catalina Island for a coastal cruise of the mainland towards Marina del Ray. Lounge aboard your yacht as you take in the view of this stunning cruise. Drop anchor at the Marina, and step ashore to experience the true California vibe as you go for a stroll down the famous Venice boardwalk that runs along the coast from Marina del Rey to the Santa Monica Pier.
Continue your cruise northwards along the California coast towards Oxnard. As you reach Malibu (2-Hour Cruise) with its backdrop of beachfront mega mansions, tender ashore for lunch at Nobu before continuing on your cruise. Tie up in one of Oxnard’s wide striped fluffy sand beaches and enjoy the natural beauty that abounds here. Take the yacht’s kayak out or go ashore to visit one of the many Wine Cellars.
Depart for Santa Barbara and have your chef prepare you a fresh seafood lunch you may savour onboard. Spend the day jet skiing just outside Santa Barbara Harbor where you will spot sea lions resting on a buoys, or go Whale Watching in the channel before stepping ashore for a stroll down State Street with its upscale boutiques and restaurants. End your day with dinner at The Lark.
Spend the day on land where we can arrange for a tour of the Santa Ynez Valley where you will find a range of wineries growing grapes from all across the world to produce popular and unique wines. Or, if travelling with children, you may choose to relax along the beach and visit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or even the Santa Barbara Zoo.
Depart early in the morning to the Channel Islands National Park a marine sanctuary with a rugged landscape full of natural arches and huge cliffs soaring dramatically from the ocean. Spend the day cruising through the National Park and exploring the unique wildlife - there are many species of animal that can’t be found anywhere else.
Wake up to a late breakfast aboard your yacht, and spend the rest of the morning snorkelling among the most diverse marine life in California, kayaking into the various sea caves, or simply lounging aboard your yacht’s sunbed before beginning to make your way back to Newport Beach.