Sailing Charter Destinations

Sailing Charter Destinations

SunriseBehindMorningStarMorning Star’s primary cruising grounds are the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.


Limestone cliffs at Chinese Harbor, Santa Cruz Island.

The Marine Sanctuary extends six nautical miles into the ocean around five of the eight Channel Islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel and Santa Barbara Islands), and is home to a diverse array of species, from microscopic plankton to the blue whale, the largest animal to live on Earth.

Visiting these waters provides guests with the opportunity to encounter these unique ocean inhabitants in their natural habitat.  Dolphins often ride our bow wake and sightings of whales, seals, sunfish and sea lions are not uncommon.

Our guests are encouraged to lend a hand – hoisting, furling and trimming sails, taking the helm, handling lines, dropping and weighing anchor.  Our helpful crew is more than happy to show you the ropes and welcomes your participation in sailing the ship!

Stay on board our 72’ schooner Morning Star overnight at the dock in Ventura Harbor.

MorningStarHarborExperience the serenity of life afloat without leaving the dock, a comfortable and romantic alternative to staying in a hotel.

Enjoy some of Ventura’s best beaches and the great shops and restaurants of Ventura Harbor Village all just steps from our dock.

Morning Star can comfortably accommodate up to 4 adults, or 4 adults and 2 children. There are two cabins, two heads w a full shower, a full galley and plenty of room for relaxing both on deck and below decks.