"Traveler" is a North Wind 47 performance-cruiser sailboat, with a center cockpit, and three staterooms, and is home ported in Newport Beach, but she is well-traveled. The owners, Michael and Barbara , have raced "Traveler" on three Transpac Races (from Los Angeles to Honolulu) and completed a three-year circumnavigation visiting 64 countries on six continents. She has won the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade several years in a row as the "Best Sailboat" for her gorgeous Christmas decorations. "Traveler" can easily accommodate up to six guests and is perfect for a half day charter of sightseeing while motoring (or sailing, if the wind permits) around the scenic harbor in Newport Beach, or for a full day charter which includes two meals and refreshments. Longer charters, such as to Catalina, for one or two nights, can also be planned.
Chartering "Traveler" would be perfect for a birthday or anniversary celebration, or just a relaxing and fun getaway.
• 2 hours: $450 USD
• 4 hours: $700 USD Price includes finger food and beverages
• 1 day: $1,400 USD 8 hours (Excluding overnight accommodations)
Start times and food/meals will be adjusted according to your schedule.
Drinks and dining selections for lunch and dinner are customized to meet your needs and include choices of soft drinks, beer, and wine.
What a wonderful afternoon. Booked at the last minute for my significant others 40th bday and Michael and Barbara could not have been more accommodating and friendly. We spent hours seated/lounging on the deck drinking wine, eating and talking while we sailed and passed sea lions, dolphins and even whales. They even gave us a nice tour of the harbor. it truly felt more like we were being taken out by friends than a typical charter experience. It was declared best bday ever by my girlfriend. thanks M&B!!!
We charted the boat to celebrate a friend's birthday and it was amazing! Michael and Barbara made our experience a wonderful. We will absolutely book another trip in the very near future.
I booked the charter in order to celebrate my birthday. Michael and Barbara were great hosts and captains. They were great at accommodating our requests and even got me a cake and light candles despite the wind. They had a two person Kayak that we got to use at no additional cost. We were also able to take a swim while they were anchored. They shared a lot of great stories about their travels on the ship. The charter included drinks and finger foods. We were able to use their portable blue tooth speaker to listen to music. The ship is beautiful and well maintained. I never wanted it to end but all good things always come to an end. This has been one of the best birthdays I have had and really recommend this charter to anyone who is looking for a great and fun experience. All of my guests loved it and had a great time. I will definitely be booking with them in the future.
Thank you for a wonderful memory and day. The boat is beautiful, the crew was gracious and hospitable, the day was perfect.
Thanks also for the birthday cake for my husband. He loves it!
We loved the entire day.
We had such an amazing time sailing with Michael and his crew! His sailboat is beautiful and the food and beverages served were great. Michael had so many interesting stories to tell about his sailing adventures and is a fantastic tour guide, sharing tidbits only locals would know. We look forward to sailing with Michael again in the future!
We scheduled a bday party on Labor Day & everything was perfect! Captain and Captain’s wife, Mrs. B were absolutely amazing! At 1 point, We realized didn’t have mixers For our drinks and they docked at a store and ran in and got us juice! 👏🏾❤️👏🏾 The highlight was getting to kayak off of their boat & actually get in the water, I never imagined it would’ve turned out so perfectly! The bday girl & her family are forever grateful for such a top notch experience! I recommend them to everyone! It fit 6 adults very well, lots of different places to sit, relax and take it all in! Thank you for making our trip memorable! Book them! Book them! Book them! 😊
Michael and Barbara
Member since November 2017
I have a 100-ton US Coast Guard Captain's License and a life-time of sailing experience, including a three-year circumnavigation (sailed to 64 countries on six continents from 2007 to 2010), raced in seven Transpac Races (Los Angeles to Honolulu), USC Sailing Team, and the proud owner of "Traveler," a North Wind 47. Married to Barbara, three adult children, live on Balboa Island (Newport Beach), CA. I enjoy cooking and entertaining. I am an active member of the Adventurers' Club (past president) and the Explorers Club. I also enjoy mountain climbing (Matterhorn, Kilimanjaro, Half Dome, Mount Everest Base Camp, etc.)
Usually this boat operates around Newport Beach, CA.
It’s big, bold and very glitzy. Los Angeles is probably one of the world’s most glamorous and crazy cities, making it both enthralling and exhausting. But with the ocean right there on the doorstep, sailing in Los Angeles is a thrilling way to recharge those batteries and enjoy a whole other side to LA LA Land.
Most of our Sailo yacht charters can be found in Marina del Rey, a mere stones throw from Santa Monica.