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Address: 275 Lake Ave., L Dock at the Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4639
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Experience an exciting sailing adventure aboard the luxurious 65' Team...

Experience an exciting sailing adventure aboard the luxurious 65' Team O'Neill catamaran on the Monterey Bay! Sailing activities include afternoon cruises, sunset sails, local wine and beer tastings, seasonal firework cruises, live music sails and wildlife tours, each offering an exceptionally smooth and thrilling experience. Sailing enthusiasts and newbies alike will enjoy sailing along the Santa Cruz coastline, whether it's a family day out on a public sail or special occasion aboard a private charter.

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Great way to see the sunset in Santa Cruz.

Contrary to popular belief, the O'Neill Catamaran sails if there is wind and does whale watching if there are whales. The Captain and crew are great! Say, "Hi!" to Bunzy when you... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
San Diego

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San Diego
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Contrary to popular belief, the O'Neill Catamaran sails if there is wind and does whale watching if there are whales. The Captain and crew are great! Say, "Hi!" to Bunzy when you step aboard.

Thank Halfman1
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The crew was fabulous and the experience great. Very fairly priced for an hour or so of sailing. It was easy to get on and off the boat. If you are not able to sit on the ground, there are a few benches for sitting, which it good for older people. They do provide drinks for a small fee. Bring... More 

Thank NancyCrowell
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Can't say enough about the crew. Alerted in advance, they helped our group of friends get one of us - a quadraplegic in a wheelchair - aboard the catamaran, and sat where he could get a great view and be out of the way of the ropes and sails. They were helpful throughout. Liquid refreshments available, indoor seating if needed,... More 

Thank JacquimNZ
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It was all-around great. Beautiful uncrowded boat, nice and capable crew, easy online booking. It's less expensive than the Chardonnay sailboat and just as nice. We also had a beautiful sunny afternoon with good wind! But that's just good luck, not the crew! I will be doing this sail again. Had a nice dinner afterward at Crow's Nest. Life is... More 

Thank Wendy M
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Did the O'Neil Charter with a group of friends last night; we all really enjoyed it. The catamaran was so much fun to sail on, and the wine and food were superb. Special shout-out to the crew, especially Steve, for being so helpful and friendly. We'll definitely be doing this again soon!

Thank Jeff L
Longosta Costa Rica
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

O'Neill Yacht Charters continues to wow! Beautiful boat, amazing crew and Captain and outstanding nature experience. The most affordable and comfortable way to get out on the Monterey Bay! Perfect to take out of towners out on!

Thank Erica P
Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I had a sunset sail booking for 2 on a Saturday. Drove down from Santa Clara, got there around 5 pm for the 6:45 pm tour. I thought we could pick up boarding passes anytime 30 mins prior to departure, turns out that is actually when they start doing boarding passes. Parking was a bit of a struggle in the... More 

Thank suzzaniao
Santa Cruz, CA
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112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Went with a group of friends to enjoy a local winery tasting sail. Really nice trip. The crew was so nice. We all decided we will come back soon...the price is really reasonable.

Thank CWFSantaCruz_CA
Soquel, California
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105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Took my 10 year old nephew on a 1.5 hr sail - it was SO much fun! We hung out on the webbing at the front of the catamaran, enjoyed our time even with the heavy fog. I would definitely recommend this bargain thrill!

Thank ckf722
Aptos, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I booked an O'Niell cruise on a whim - just looking for something fun to do, that I hadn't yet done since moving to Santa Cruz. The 1/1/2 hour sunset cruise was perfect! It was just the right amount of time to be out on the water, taking in the beautiful coastline, and enjoying a couple glasses of wine. The... More 

Thank Derek K

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