California Cruising

1024px-Californian_Channel_Islands_map_enAfter many successful seasons chartering in the Virgin Islands, the 47ft catamaran GREEN FLASH has returned home to Santa Barbara. Green Flash will be offering Day Sail cruises and over night charters along the California coast.

They offer an 8 hr. day sail for 6 guests or overnight for 5 guests and can customize a bespoke tour of their beloved coastline. Sherri is an accomplished chef and writes a regular blog featuring a recipes and anecdotes of their everyday life and travels with Green Flash ~ including sailing her back from the Caribbean to California.

 

GreenflashGREEN FLASH can accommodate 5 guests in 3 cabins.
The Master cabin suite has a queen size bed, large bathroom with ensuite full size shower and toilet.
The second guest cabin has a queen size bed plus a raised single bed with private full size shower and toilet.
The third cabin has two single beds appropriate for children under approximately age 15.
Your crew will have their own cabin and shower and toilet facilities.

California sailingA sample itinerary can have you sailing up and down the coast from Goleta to Carpinteria or further, anchoring off the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara or spending a couple of days near the Channel Islands – California cruising at its best.

Sample 2 Day sailing with Green Flash $3900 – $4500

Leave beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor and set sail to Santa Cruz Island the largest of the Channel Islands. Enjoy the two and half hour sail and be sure to keep an eye out for migrating whales and pods of dolphins. As you approach this undeveloped rugged island, set anchor in Pelican Bay. Enjoy kayaking and stand up paddle boarding around the caves and kelp beds. Head back to the boat in time for appetizers and afternoon beverages while the sun sets. Enjoy another creative meal prepared by Chef Sherri with paired local Central California wines. Wake up slowly and have breakfast while watching all the sea life and birds around the anchorage. Go for a morning hike and explore some of the ruins of the Pelican Bay camp which was a very popular destination in the 1920’s. Santa Cruz island has a very rich history, from the indigenous Indian inhabitants to the failed commercial pursuits of old. Pull anchor and set sail to Fry’s Harbor, another beautiful unspoiled anchorage. Fry’s Harbor was used as a location for many films during the early days of film making, which featured it’s rugged landscape. More kayaking, snorkeling and hiking around the anchorage. Pull anchor and set sail back to Santa Barbara arriving with time to enjoy the active waterfront area.