Common Questions and Answers:

Q:  Do you rent jet skis, electric boats, kayaks, paddle boards, or dinghies?

A:  No, we rent sailing yachts with captains only, No bareboats. Our boats do come equipped with kayaks and/or dinghies but we do not offer them without booking a yacht
charter. Ventura Jet Ski rentals offers electric boats, kayaks and jet skis (805) 910-7257

Q: Do you provide boat rides.

A; Not so much a boat ride,  but a luxury private charter of the whole vessel.  You and your guests are the only ones aboard with the exception of crew.

Q:  Can i bring my dog or cat along as they love the water?

A:  No.  While we love animals, we do not allow 4 legged companions aboard. They can not verbalize how they feel when they get seasick!  In Addition,  when the boat heels (leans over) they
tend to dig their claws into the teak and fiberglass decks damaging the surfaces.  Sorry.

Q :  How many people can we bring?

A:  6 people total.  Children of all ages, even human infants, counts according to the United States Coast Guard regulations that restrict our passenger count to 6.

Q:   Can i visit  multiple the islands in a half day? A full day?

A:   The closest Channel Island is Anacapa,  which is 2 hours away. Island trips are minimum 1  day.  Santa Cruz Island is a minimum 2 day trip.  If you plan on venturing even father(Santa
Rosa) add a third day.

Q:   Can we bring our own food and alcohol?

A:   Yes.  We do provision for the trip and will work with your group on a menu (special diet requirements are welcome), however you can always supplement with other items if you like.

Q:   Can we bring Marijuana or other drugs?

A:   No.  While it may be legal in California, it is illegal at sea aboard a charter boat which are controlled by the United States’ Maritime laws.

Q:  Can you drop us at our campsite and pick us up on a later date?

A:   No.  Only the ferry company, Island Packers, can drop passengers ashore.  Even if we were allowed the cost would be prohibitive.

Q:  Can we go today?

A:   While not an impossibility, highly unlikely. Our trips are planned out and require boat preparation prior to each trip.  While an early morning call may work out with an afternoon half day trip,  typically we ask you give us at least a few days notice to prepare for your adventure.

Q:   How much does it cost?

A:   Our prices are listed under the fleet tab of this website.

Q:  Do i tip the captain and crew?

A:  We mention this as it is a common question and believe creates anxiety in some guests.    We pride ourselves in going over beyond expectations to give you a unique and memorable experience,   While tips are always appreciated,  the choice is entirely up to you.   We look forward to sharing our passion for sailing/exploring with our guests.