HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE CRUISE TO CATALINA
October 30, 31 November 1, 2 - 2013
Banning House Lodge - Located on the isthmus of Catalina Island at Two Harbors, the lodge is perched on a hilltop with sweeping views of both Isthmus Cove and Catalina Harbor. The Banning House Lodge was built in 1910 as the summer home for the Banning Brothers. It has since been renovated into a charming 11-room lodge. A ghostly figure dubbed the "White Lady" has often been spotted here. Others have reported the smells of tobacco and fish that reportedly come from the spirit of an old fisherman. Near here is the spot where Natalie Woods drowned and she is also said to be seen close by.This is going to be a blast! Join us for our Catalina Adventure Cruise, October 30 - November 2nd and catch a guided Ghost Tour of Catalina Island, or observe the Front Street Catalina Island Halloween Parade, or take in a scary flick at the impressive Catalina Casino Theater. This is a great introduction to Blue-Water sailing and an opportunity to learn to sail a big cat if you would like to. It is also good preparation for our upcoming BVI Charter Vacation.
Flight times look good and the weather and water temps are, traditionally, the best of the season. Some say, if the moon is just right, a glimpse of the Flying Dutchman can be seen pointing handsome out to sea during a Halloween channel crossing. This one could fill up scary fast.
We will be sailing in a spacious Lagoon 38 catamaran for a three-day adventure cruise to Catalina Island, leaving Long Beach, Wednesday morning, Oct 30 and returning early Saturday, Nov 2.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided on board, while the restaurants of Catalina and Long Beach each offer excellent dining opportunities when going ashore. Refreshing hot showers in the master head feel great after a long day under sail.
Once we arrive at Catalina, you’ll have free time to explore the island, pull on a mask for some incredible snorkeling, window shop in Avalon or maybe even “hangout on” the new 3/4 mile long zip line. Of course we could always go for a sail too.
This is also a unique opportunity to learn the systems and functions of a big charter catamaran. Our skipper, Roger Bliss, will be teaching big cat maneuvering under power, mooring techniques, power winch procedures, navigating with paper and electronic charts, MOB drills, tacking and more.We have room for 8 crew, and as space is limited we would encourage you to reserve your spot with a one half down deposit (non-refundable). At $195 per day, per person, you will not find a better adventure cruise, combined with hands on experience anywhere on the planet. Your skipper Roger Bliss who recently presented a Winter Sailing Seminar on Catalina chartering, is ready to introduce you to the Lagoon 38. Price includes a chauffeured drive from the airport to the boat and back again, plenty of food on board, on-board sleeping accommodations, fuel, mooring fees, and big cat check ride.
On Board (bring your own sleeping bag) $585.00
Private Stateroom (linens & pillow included) $625.00
Who ya gonna call ???
Call Louise: 801-636-5204
Our First Catalina Adventure Cruise Was A Blast
Early morning view from the Catamaran
Lagoon 38 moored in Avalon
Bring your cameras. We saw more sardines, pelicans, seals and dolphins than you can imagine. A few brave crew members actually went snorkeling and saw Skates, Jellies and awesome kelp forests.
"Long Beach to Catalina was an extremely fun adventure! Great trip for you if you are a first time sailor or experienced seaman. Todd and Roger were both very knowledgable and a great resource for sailing instruction and tips. Loved the trip and would do it again!!" Dan
“For years I have wondered how to experience sailing on the ocean. It was great to find this adventure cruise that originated locally, was very affordable and with great friendly people. My dream was fulfilled!" Jay
“Todd did a great job planning meals and keeping us well fed. Thanks for all the meal preparation." Robert, Krista & Harrison
“Well worth it. Well organized. Congenial attitude. Lots of fun." Joe
Visit our Facebook Page (on our Home Page) for some more trip photos.