Join Captain Mancini aboard his luxury vintage sailing yacht for a private gourmet sailing experience. Step on board an Islander 36 and experience the ultimate Alan Gurney & Joseph Artese Design. Recently upgraded with modern interior designs by Captain Matthew Mancini.
The Islander 36 was way ahead of its time, and continues to be one of the best vintage mono-hulls manufacture in Costa Mesa, California.
Private Sailing Yacht Charters (From 2-8 hours Gourmet Sailing experiences)
We never consolidate groups. Book a truly private sail aboard one of our yachts especially for you and your loved ones. From romanic afternoon, sunset, and moonlight sails for couples or any small under 12 person groups on a classic sailing monohull. We cater to discerning clientele who appreciate the exclusivity and intimacy afforded by a private, captained, sailing yacht.
WHO WE ARE?
Old Plank is a boutique luxury sailing charter company with gourmet 5 star cuisine. Founded by Captain and Chef Matthew Mancini and supported by a crew of lifelong watermen, we live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.
We share a deep passion for quality food and the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the profound peace that comes from an alignment with the rhythms of the ocean. We’ve been fortunate enough to have been immersed in the ocean and gourmet foods our entire lives and derive great joy from sharing these experiences.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We take our guests out into a safe sailing environment on the Santa Monica Bay or beyond, where they have the opportunity to experience first-hand the joy of sailing, the rhythm of the ocean and unique pairings of gourmet foods and wines in the sweet briny sea air.
We catch sunrises, bake in the mid-day sunshine and relax as the sunsets and the moon rises under starry skies. We play with seals, dolphins, and whales and when appropriate catch fresh seafood to enjoy al-fresco. We are living the Mediterranean dream in Southern California and sharing the experience with valued guests who leave the experience as family.
Our mission is to bring the Mediterranean lifestyle to Southern California’s ideal year round climate. We aspire to help our guest to truly relax and experience the self-healing that can occur when we slow down enough to catch up with our own selves.
Old Plank Sailing Adventures is dedicated to the pursuit of genuine happiness. Curating a safe, healing environment where guests feel comfortable, appreciated and connected with nature. The oceans can help to facilitate a deep state of relaxation for the healing of emotional wounds, so you can rejuvenate while enjoying creative foods in a soothing sailing environment.
Booking is a flat rate for the boat but you will pay the ca state taxes and LA county commercial docking fee after the sail.
Ca State taxes 10.25%
LA county Commercial boarding fee
$50 per group per pick up.
Member since September 2017
A mid-westerner at heart, Matthew grew up on the lakes of Ohio, but always dreamed of the Open Sea. At the age of 20 he moved to Los Angeles to study film before making his first professional short film and appearing in a few Television series. The dream to sail the Pacific Ocean is still very much a driving motivation for Matthew who intends to venture around the world via sail power. Recently, Matthew has sailed from Napoli, Italy down the Amalfi Coast to Salerno, enjoying the incredible rustic and Mediterranean towns of Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Amalfi, and the Island of Capri! Matthew is a licensed USCG Captain carrying a USCG Merchant 100 ton masters credential and is endorsed for coastwise charter. He also has a watertsxi and operators business license for charter in Los Angeles / Marina del Rey. He also spent 10 years working in some of Los Angeles's finest and most exquisite fine dinning restaurants, and loves to share the cuisines of his experiences from his Italian heritage, and from notable chefs he has learned from along the way.
Usually this boat operates around Marina Del Rey, CA.
Sailo’s private cruises out of Los Angeles are the perfect way to escape the hectic environment of the city. Rent a sailboat in Marina del Rey and experience whale watching in Santa Monica Bay. If you want to travel a bit farther, a private Channel Islands cruise will allow you to truly unplug and admire “the Galapagos of North America” from the privacy of one of our yacht rentals in Los Angeles. For a memorable sailing adventure, we also recommend one of our most popular cruises out of Los Angeles - a Catalina Island cruise - a great overnight escape that offers a resort-like atmosphere and natural beauty. Curious about your options for a unique nautical adventure in South California? Read on...