Adventure Charters with Newport Beach Sailing Charters

catalina islandAdventure charters are multi-day trips just for you and your family or friends, on a sailboat or catamaran with a licensed captain, to the islands off the coast of Southern California.

Newport Beach Sailing Charters offers eco-travelers (a.k.a. green adventurers) the ability to combine a passion for sailing with other forms of adventure. Pack your gear for sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking – all in one trip! Our sailboats will serve as your toy, transportation and home for your adventure charter.

Where can we sail?

two harbors, catalina islandCatalina

Catalina is a wonderful destination only 26 miles across the sea, but it feels like a world apart from Southern California. 95% of the island is in its raw and natural state but there are many points of interest.


Avalon is the only town on the island. It is filled with fun bars, inviting restaurants and quaint shops to explore. There are boutique hotels, beaches and a full service beach club. If you are looking for a little more adventure reserve a zipline experience, book a dive, or rent a kayak or golf cart.

Two Harbors

The boater’s paradise of Two Harbors, with is pristine clear water, is another great destination, Isthmus Cove, Cherry Cove, 4th of July Cove and Fisherman’s Cove are all close but each have their own personality.

Smaller secured coves

  • Explore Emerald Bay with its emerald color water.
  • Check out Whites Cove with its big white sand beach.
  • Venture to Little Harbor, on the rugged back side of the island with dramatic views and peacefulness.
  • Enjoy Catalina Harbor, one of the largest natural harbors and protected in all sea conditions.
  • Catch a glimpse of wandering bison, soaring bald eagles or the elusive Catalina Grey Fox.

Other Islands

Santa Barbara Island

Santa Barbara Island is a very small island with a huge colony of sea lions. Near the anchorage is an amazing natural sea arch. While hiking on this island you’ll most likely be the only people on the island. Imagine a Pacific island all to yourself.

San Clemente Island

San Clemente Island is military-controlled but there is a wonderful large protected cove called “Pyramid Cove” on the south-east side. The ocean wildlife like sea lions, dolphins and whales is a site to behold.

Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island has the world’s largest sea cave. You’ll need a kayak, helmet and a headlamp to explore this deep cavern. There are so many interesting coves, caverns and tiny beaches, you could spend weeks exploring. You’ll need at least 5 days to explore this island.

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* Photos courtesy of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce.

Adventure Charter Cancellation Policy: Adventure charters may be cancelled up to 30 days in advance for a 100% credit which is applied toward a future charter, as long as you reschedule the charter within one year. Cancellations made less than 30 days but greater than 7 days will result in a loss of 15% of the total charter fee and an 85% credit valid toward a future charter, as long as you reschedule the charter within a year. Cancellations made in less than 7 days – but greater than 2 days – will result in a loss of 30% of the total charter fee and an 70% credit valid toward a future charter, as long as you reschedule the charter within a year. Cancellations less than 48 hours in advance of the charter will result in a loss of 75% of the total charter fee and a 25% refund.

A beautiful newer sailing yacht, a friendly knowledgeable captain, all necessary safety gear and cleaning up after the charter as well as fuel, mooring and anchoring fees.

Food and beverage: Everyone has a different preference, bring what you like best.

Gratuity: Gratuity is not included in the price of the charter. It is typical in our industry to tip the captain 15% of the cost of the charter.