Santa Barbara Channel Islands - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 02-26-2006 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Santa Barbara Channel Islands

Hello all,

We are planning a 3-day trip from SB to the Channel Islands, and would be interested to hear from others familiar with the area. I know the basics, have read Fagan, etc, but so far have not heard from anyone personally about their favorite spots, anchorages, that sort of thing. I am leaning toward spending the layover day on San Miguel unless the weather is cranky, otherwise Santa Cruz sounds like a good alternative.

I guess what I'm looking for is the Rick Steves 'Top 10 Tourist Highlights' list for our first time out. Gunkholing can come later.

MJJ is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 05-11-2006 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Thanks Marc!

We have been there and done that by now. We ended up going to San Miguel as the remoteness was intriguing. The wind for the trip was extremely atypical, S/SE, variable, so we ended up motoring about 70% of the trip (mostly due to weak wind, not direction). High points were: getting dumped in the surf each landing (x 2), wrapping the anchor rode around the prop while near the (lee) cliffs in Cuyler Harbor, the island hike with the extremely friendly and knowledgable guest researcher du jour, and drifting amongst the pods (!) of whales on the way over. The radar on the charter boat was a real comfort when negotiating the sea lanes.

The one thing we missed due to short schedule was the full day hike to see the west end of the island and the massed pinnipeds. Some other trip.

Now I want to go back to Santa Cruz and check out the caves.

MJJ is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
California Channel Islands Bareboat Charter bob_walden Chartering 6 06-05-2006 02:16 PM
Vancouver to Santa Barbara crew wanted CaptRick Crew Wanted/Available 4 07-26-2005 11:31 AM
Channel Islands Charter, southern california sailorsurfer Chartering 0 08-25-2004 07:05 AM
cruising in channel islands warren_johns Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 01-28-2002 02:40 PM
Charts for Sale GreenEarth General Discussion (sailing related) 3 06-27-2001 01:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome