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Just 22 miles offshore, Santa Catalina Island is an easy day passage from LA. With its rich history, a Catalina Island cruise is a must-do for any West coast cruiser. The Island was once owned by William Wrigley Jr., who developed Avalon as a resort town, and brought the Chicago Cubs there for spring training from the ‘30s to the ‘50s. Two Harbors and Avalon are the main harbors, and contain moorings for visiting boaters. Both kayaking and scuba diving are popular around the island.
Five of the Channel Islands make up the Channel Islands National Park, CA. A cruise to the Channel Islands is a must for nature lovers. The islands are known for their diverse plant and animal specials as well as beautiful cliffs and caves along the coastline. Be sure to bring a kayak so that you can explore the area more closely. There are no stores or hotels, so the islands are the perfect place to truly unplug and get away from it all.
Whale watching in Santa Monica Bay is a must for anyone visiting the area. You will see whales, dolphins, sea birds, seals, and sea lions just offshore. Hard to believe but you can really have all of this just a few miles away from one of the biggest cities in the country. Whether you are looking to spend a few hours or the whole day on a boat, you will be sure to see an incredible variety of marine life during your cruise. Don’t forget your camera!
A cruise up the Malibu, CA coast is a great way to spend an afternoon. You will see beautiful beaches, marine life, and spectacular homes, many of which are owned by Hollywood celebrities. The historic Adamson House is a must see while on your cruise. Make sure you allow time to stop in Paradise Cove to go snorkeling, hop on a paddle board. End your day with drinks at the famous Paradise Cove Restaurant.
Long Beach is a bustling harbor that’s second only to LA in the amount of container traffic. In addition to this, there are also a number of marinas and waterfront restaurants to enjoy. Sailo recommends tying up at Shoreline Village to enjoy the shops and many restaurants. Another great spot is Ports O’Call Restaurant in San Pedro which offers an impressive selection of seafood, seating outside, and live music. No matter where you choose to tie up, you will be sure to have a wonderful evening.