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Monterey Bay Sailing Adventures in Santa Cruz, CA


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Santa Cruz Boat Tours & Sailing Charters

Experience wildlife, sailing, and adventure with our exclusive Santa Cruz boat tours. We offer countless sailing adventures that range from whale watching at sea to sunset sails, youth sailing, and many other services. We also provide youth sailing courses, adventure sailing tours, and sailing instruction in Santa Cruz, California. No matter what type of sailing adventure you’re looking for, you are sure to find something amazing with our Santa Cruz sailing trips. Choose a charter that will help you learn new sailing tricks or one where you can relax and take in the amazing views. Discover the difference with our Santa Cruz boat tours and let our team help you make lasting memories at sea.

Nomad Charters offers more: Individual sailing instruction,  special occasion celebrations, ash scattering at sea.

A view from a sail



This is hands down the ONLY place in Santa Cruz for you to go out and enjoy a day on the bay! Captain Brian and First Mate Dias made my bachelorette #lastsailbeforetheveil the BEST day in the entire world. We rolled up with champagne, sailor hats, and high heels and the men made us feel like a million bucks.

– Kat B., Yelp
Highly Recommend Nomad

My friends and I had an absolute blast on our sunset sailing tour with Brian! We saw sting rays jumping out of the water, sea otters, seals, dolphin and even a momma and baby whale. Brian is a great captain, conversationalist and guide. His daughter even made us lemon bars from their lemon tree.

– Genasun G., Yelp
Quite a Sea Worthy Vessel

Nomad was chartered for a swim in Monterey Bay. Captain Brian is very knowledgeable, safe, and the Nomad quite a sea worthy vessel. I felt very safe during my swim, and think he showed great respect for what we do. He is as personable as he is knowledgeable. I enjoyed the day spent swimming near his vessel and time spent onboard.

– Terri P., Yelp
Knowledgeable, Experienced, Professional

Brian is a knowledgeable, experienced, professional and fun captain! He seamlessly chartered our successful Monterey Bay relay swim from Santa Cruz to Monterey on September 22nd, 2018. He monitor conditions to help us pick the perfect day, set us on a straight course and paced our swim.

– Maggie A., Yelp
Swimming Shenanigans

I highly recommend the Nomad for any of your adventures, from whale watching trips, memorials at sea, private tours, swimming shenanigans, etc. I've sailed with Captain Brian a few times for different swimming adventures in the Monterey Bay from Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Moss Landing.

– Jamie A., Yelp