The waters off Orange County’s Newport Beach have cast its spell over sailors since the 1800s. The coastal city resolves around the harbour, which comprises two bodies of water – the Upper and Lower Bays. The coastscape includes mansions cleaved to the cliffside, sea caves and arches. It’s ideal private charter territory.
Set sail on a chartered boat – all sizes are available – and feel like an ocean-loving local for a time. Captained by an expert sailor, this is a private experience, so you charter’s course can be tailored to where you’d like to sail to and what you’d like to see. Perhaps you’ll like to sail past Balboa Island, famed for its family friendly pier and Millionaire’s Row, home to the rich and famous. Or you might prefer to turn your attention to beneath the blue.
May to November brings warmer waters to the coast and blue and finback whales and huge pods of dolphins in their thousands. The annual Gray Whale migration brings hundreds of these magnificent mammals near to the Southern California shore from December to April.
Additional notes about the tour
Due to demand, pre-booking is essential for this experience. This is a private, family-friendly experience and all ages are welcome. Gratuities are not included in the cost. Meet at an agreed joining point. Please take along your own bottled water.