Daytime Sail


Sit back and relax as you sail along the picturesque Santa Cruz coastline. Once aboard, you can enjoy the sights of the Monterey Bay wildlife and Santa Cruz’s must-see landmarks from the best view in town, all while experiencing the fun of sailing on a smooth, stable catamaran. Keep your eyes open for sea lions hanging on the pillars of the Santa Cruz Wharf or off the Mile Bouy, otters relaxing in the kelp forests, and dolphins or whale tails that just may spring up out of the water at any point during your sail. On clear days, you can see across all 26 miles of the Monterey Bay to the city of Monterey, and take in all the beauty this Marine Sanctuary has to offer. 

1-Hour Daytime Sail

On this short and sweet sail, our typical sail route includes sailing past the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf, Cowell’s Beach in front of the historic Dream Inn, and along the coastline of West Cliff Drive towards world-class surfing spot Steamer Lane located below the Santa Cruz Lighthouse & Surfing Museum. We’ll then cruise out further away from shore to pass the Mile Buoy, and continue to sail out on the bay before returning to the harbor, where we will pass the Walton Lighthouse for a second time before docking.

1.5-Hour Daytime Sail

On this extended sail, our typical sail route includes everything we see on our 1-Hour Daytime sail, but we’ll also get to venture further onto and see more of the Monterey Bay. We’ll sail south along the kelp forests near Pleasure Point, past local-favorite surfing spots The Point and The Hook below East Cliff Drive, off-shore of the Capitola Wharf and colorful Capitola Village, and near New Brighton State Beach. On our way back, we’ll sail by Sunny Cove Beach and Twin Lakes State Beach, before returning to the dock.

All sail routes are subject to change based on current wind, swell and overall weather conditions. 

OYC Sails Closed for 2020 (Updated 7/15/2020)

Out of the utmost concern for the safety of our passengers and crew amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, OYC has decided to remain closed for the remainder of 2020. Unfortunately, this means we will not be offering or available for any public sailing tours or private charters at this time. However, we are excitedly planning to reopen in the spring of 2021 under what we hope will be safer and healthier circumstances. We want to thank our community for their patience and understanding during this time and we are looking forward to all the sailing adventures we’ll have with you next year!

Until then, gift certificates are still available for purchase and you can sign up for our email newsletter to be notified once the 2021 season schedule is available.

Be safe and be well!

1-Hour Daytime Sail
(All Ages 5+)

$2500/person + tax & fees

1.5-Hour Daytime Sail
(All Ages 5+)

$3900/person + tax & fees

1 & 1.5-Hour Daytime Sail
(Infants/Toddlers Ages 0-4)


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Prices subject to change without notice. The Santa Cruz Harbor Fee, admission tax, sales tax, and online convenience fees will be added to all applicable purchases.