FIRST ON BOATBOUND!! AERIAL DRONE VIDEO OPTION! ask for details! The Meridian is a large, heavy and very stable sailboat. She weighs over 10,200 lbs and is designed to be a pleasure cruiser but can also handle the blue water. She cuts through the swell very nicely and with vigor when properly balanced. Her cockpit has a courtesy folding table and cup holders for convenience. The Bimini connects to the dodger and creates a really nice shaded cockpit if desired. There is a fishing pole holder attached to her stern pulpit and a trolling fishing pole and lure, so we will sail and fish at the same time. Barbequing the catch upon return is an option! Her cabin is ample and you can stand upright without hitting your head on the ceiling. Onboard head(toilet(liquids only)) for convenience and excellent v-berth for that after sail nap! The charter comes with a cooler of drinks like water, sodas and a 12 pack of mexican beer as a courtesy. The skipper can barbeque upon return, in the slip for an additional small cost of $15 per person. Three kayaks are also included and snorkeling equipment in case you'd like to jump in water!
A waterproof digital camera is available so you can have pictures/videos in or out of the water. Bring your memory card to put for easy departure.
Catalina 30 is the highest produced 30' sail boat ever made. The vessel is large and heavy with the largest beam (more width means deeper and more spacious cabin) of it's class. The Meridian is wheeled steering, has auto pilot for the longer route courses, onboard microwave, stove, ice box, tv, head and can comfortably sleep 5 1/2. She is sturdy and reliable and due to her mass, she cuts though the swell like a warm knife through butter. There are also two kayaks and snorkeling gear for two (snorkeling gear for more can be made available with advance notice) these extra toys available at no additional charge. She can excellently serve as a day cruiser or a weekend trip to Catalina or long weekly charters to the Channel Islands. There is also a troll fishing gear to drag a lure while sailing!
Dick was an amazing captain!! He made sure all of us were comfortable and well taken care of. Great captain, great personality, perfect day!
We all had a great time and will be sailing with Dick again. Such fun experience for everyone. Had a great time swimming and relaxing on the boat. We even learned a thing or two about sailing as well. Will definitely schedule another trip out with Dick again.
Great guy! Fun and professional. Everything we were looking for and more than we expected. Great convos and advice redarding sailing and real estate!
We had a fabulous time with Dick! We went for a dip and sailed along wonderfully! We will definitely do it again.
I can't say enough about how awesome this sail was. Dick was very professional and personable. This was my first time sailing and he did everything to make my sail as enjoyable as possible. Dick is very knowledgable about the sea and sailing. His boat was very clean. He is comfortable to let you take the helm while he adjusts the sails. He allows you be as hands on or relaxed as you want to be. Once we were back on shore Dick relaxed with us and wound the day down with beverages and conversation. I am looking forward to another sail with him very soon. I suggest a sail with Captain Dick soon! You won't be disappointed.
Had a wonderful experience with Dick on his Catalina 30. He was great with communication and made sure we had the experience we expected. He was very knowledgeable about the area and sailing to make us feel comfortable on our excursion. Beautiful trip. He also prepare steak, sausage, and salads at the end of the trip and allowed us to use his kayaks around the marina. Great experience! Highly recommended!
Dick was very knowledgable of the local area and handled the Meridian so smoothly, he was alway confident and kept my family and I feeling safe but at the same time having fun. The kids asked to see animals and dolphins and he know to sail down the main channel since the sea lions like to lay on the buoys. I really needed this to help my decision process of buying a sail boat and this really helped the cause. We opted for the barbeque at the slip and his skills put a local steak houses in the back seat, we had a blast on the water and ate well on the same day.