Private Sponsored Sails


Private Sponsored Sail income supports CCOA’s commitment to provide subsidized or no-cost extraordinary at-sea education programs to the youth of our communities.

Options and Pricing

Two-hour Sail

Between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM


½-Day Sail

Up to 3 ½ hour duration


 ½-Day Sunset Sail

½-day sails starting after 3:00 PM


Full-Day Sail

From 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Overnight Sail

From 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM the next day


Multi-Day/Night Sail

Pricing varies, contact us for more information


 Ready to sail with us?! Book a private sponsored sail or contact us with questions by emailing or calling (805) 696-0374.

Additional Information

Maximum number of passengers:
50 passengers for ½-Day and Day Sails
30 passengers for Overnight and Multi-Day/Night Sails

Mystic Whaler’s Homeport is Channel Islands Harbor, with periodic stays in Santa Barbara Harbor. If private sponsored sail requires ship to be delivered to a specific harbor, there will be a $10,000 delivery charge.

Non-alcoholic refreshments are provided on ½-Day Sails.
Non-alcoholic refreshments and meals are provided on Full Day, Overnight, and Multi-Day Sails.
Alcoholic refreshments can be provided for an additional charge.

Mystic Whaler is also available for privately sponsored fundraising events such as parties, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and burials at sea.

Contact us for special-engagement pricing

Program Add-Ons

Private sponsored sails can include any of the themed programming below without an additional fee:

Traditional Sailing

Sail a tall ship! Learn and participate in the traditional maritime skills to sail and navigate a 110-ft tall ship.

Coastal and Marine Ecology of the Santa Barbara Channel

Discover why the Santa Barbara Channel is one of the most unique natural ecosystems in the world. Learn about the Channel’s geographic, oceanographic, and biological elements that make it so special.

Marine Mammals

Santa Barbara is the home or on the migratory highway of dozens of marine mammal species. Catch a glimpse of many of these remarkable animals and learn how they navigate their water world.

Team-Building Activities

Strengthen the cooperation and communication among your corporate department or senior management team through challenging group maritime activities on board a tall ship.

Organization Leadership Retreats

Let the majesty of a tall ship and the new perspective of being offshore inspire great ideas for your organization. Hold your next meeting or retreat on board a tall ship. (Facilitation is available for an additional fee.)

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Private Sponsored Sail deposits and full payment can be via check, cashier’s check, Or Wire Transfer.  Credit cards may not be used for payment.

20% of payment due at booking, unless booking is 60 days or less before private sponsored sail date, in which case full balance is due at booking.

No dates are confirmed reserved until 20% payment or full balance has cleared deposit.

Full balance due 60 days before the date of private sponsored sail.

For cancellations by customers 60 days or more before the date of private sponsored sail, CCOA will make every effort to reschedule, or full refund.

Cancellations by customers less than 60 days before the date of private sponsored sail will result in a credit toward another charter within 365 days of original private sponsored sail date, depending on ship availability. If another private sponsored sail does not take place within 365 days of original private sponsored sail date or ship is not available for alternative dates requested, then customer forfeits full payment.

Due to US Coast Guard regulations, CCOA may be required to cancel due to weather or sea state conditions at any time, with every effort to reschedule or will refund in full.