Catalina Island Sailing Adventures

Private sailing charters to Catalina Island from Marina del Rey

33.3879° N, 118.4163° W

Join us for an unforgettable luxury adventure for up to 6 people onboard the 54' S/V Glissade.

Come join us for an adventure on the water. Travel on a 54 foot sailboat from Marina del Rey to the beautiful coastal island of Catalina. Sailing aboard our boat is a unique experience of luxury and comfort. From sitting in the above deck center cockpit with the sun and the sea vista or if you prefer to lounge in the well apportioned salon there is plenty of space for you and your "crew" to find a respite during the 3 hour sail to the island. Let us take you on an adventure you will never forget and an experience you will want to remember for a lifetime. Bring your camera and we will do the rest!

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Dave and Heather put together an absolutely amazing 20th anniversary trip to Catalina Island for us. Accommodations on the Glissade were quite comfortable and we will never forget sleeping under the stars at Cherry Cove. We even changed one of our pre-planned activities at the last minute and Dave made it happen. 

~ The Myers

We've been to Catalina a number of times and thought we had seen all there was to see. Were we ever wrong. Seeing the island while staying aboard a sailing yacht in a different anchorage every night is truly an experience. Dave and Heather were more like host and hostess than crew.

~ The Fitzgeralds

Explore Catalina Island from its remote coastline to the historic seaside destination of Avalon.

XTasy Cruises offers multi-day sailing cruises from Marina del Rey to Catalina Island. Our cruises are unique in that once you select your sailing dates we work with you to completely personalize your Catalina Island itinerary and activities.

Spend the night anchored in Avalon Bay and dine at The Avalon Grille. Or enjoy dining on freshly caught California seafood while moored overnight at Isthmus Cove, Cat Harbor, Fourth of July Cove, Cherry Cove, Hen Rock, White's Landing, Moonstone, Emerald Bay, Howland's Landing, Little Geiger or Buttonshell.

Sleep like you never have before — under the stars gently rocked by the Pacific Ocean.

The S/V Glissade offers its own recreational amenities for those who want to jump right into the sparkling California waters. We provide masks, snorkels and fins for all guests as well as 2-person kayaks and stand up paddleboards.

Captain Dave has spent his life sailing around Catalina and knows every sight there is to see. He and Captain Heather also know all of the adventure and daytime activities available on the island. Together they will put together a trip that exceeds your wildest expectations.

Check Availability & Book Your Adventure

Captain Heather will be in touch as soon as possible to help you plan your Sailing Catalina trip and activities.

Explore / Plan Your Activities

You'll never be bored on your Catalina Saling Adventure. We can drop anchor almost anywhere and you can enjoy sunning, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and more.

You can also select from numerous on-island adventure and tour companies to experience Catalina by land.

Discover Avalon Tour

Discover Avalon on this delightful journey along the beachfront, up the hillsides, and through the heart of this friendly and historic town. This tour always receives the highest ratings for customer satisfaction on our visitor surveys.

You’ll see and learn about colorful local attractions as your guide shares interesting Catalina Island history and folklore from the comfort of our open-air passenger vehicle. Postcard views abound on this seven-and-a-half-mile journey through scenic Avalon. Don’t forget your camera.

Zip Line Eco Tour

Catalina Island's top-rated TripAdvisor adventure provides two hours of pure excitement. After a brief safety orientation, you'll gear up be shuttled to the ridge top 600 feet above Descanso Beach Club. Enjoy sweeping ocean views as you zigzag down and across the canyon on five separate lines at speeds approaching 35 mph.

Trained guides will share facts about the island's flora and fauna, which includes more than 60 species found only on Catalina Island. The tour ends at back at the Descanso Beach Club, where you can your Zip Line experiences with your cruisemates over signature food and drinks at Avalon's only beachside restaurant and bar.

Ridgetop Eco Adventure | Bison Expedition

Spend two hours exploring Catalina's rugged interior from an an open-air biofuel Hummer. The Ridgetop adventure explores Catalina's unique topography while cruising the ridge around rugged canyons up to 1,500-foot East Peak and then travel along Divide Road with spectacular ocean and canyon views of both sides of Catalina.

The Bison Expedition journeys through historic Middle Ranch and up Cape canyon for dramatic overlooks before returning on the original 19th-century stagecoach route. Along the way you will see descendants of a small herd of American bison left on the island by a movie crew in the 1920s grazing in the wild.

Journey to the Sky Tour

Travel 31 miles through the heart of Catalina's rugged interior, following the stagecoach route from the 1800s. Your exciting, narrated journey will venture through Middle Ranch, then onto the beautiful windward side of the island for a view of Catalina's rugged, unspoiled Pacific shoreline for stunning photo opportunities before stopping at Catalina's Airport-in-the-Sky.

Be sure and keep an eye out for bald eagles, bison and mule deer on your scenic drive back into the heart of Avalon.

Catalina Nature Walk

Catalina Island is home to more than 400 native plants and there are a number of unique species that occur only on Catalina. Take a nature walk and learn about the 7 endemic species that occur on the island as well as the 26 Southern and Baja California offshore island endemic species. With majestic views of the ocean and the hills one can almost forget that they are still in California and instead travel on the hiking paths of this unique island.

USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber

The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber, located on the campus of the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center at Big Fisherman Cove at the West End of Catalina Island, has been serving Southern California Divers since 1974 as an emergency medical facility for the treatment of scuba diving accidents.

Tours of the Chamber generally last between 30-60 minutes and may be cancelled at the last moment if the Chamber is needed for a treatment.

Diving in Catalina

Come diving, snorkeling or just jump in the water for a closer look. With the varied ocean life below the water you will never forget the first time you see the bright orange Garabaldi, or the schools of baby fish swimming by as you enjoy the coastal view of some of Southern California's best dive and snorkeling to be found. From Giant Kelp forests, to Eel and Octopus gardens.. and some yellow tail, lobsters and abalone there is sure to be something to spark the imagination. Bring your camera and let's go Diving!!!

Feed the Bald Eagles

Let me introduce you to my pets.  Did you know that Santa Catalina Island is home to the American Bald Eagle?  Historically a home for our nation's bird they we nearly driven out of Southern California Waters with extensive pollution that threatened their lives.  Fortunately they have rebounded in numbers and with our local knowledge will treat you two a once and a life time experience.  Don't forget your camera!!