Nomad, a proven offshore voyaging vessel, is ready for your next sailing adventure on the Monterey Bay, or beyond. Outings include, but are not limited to, sunset sails, whale/wildlife cruises, sailing instruction, and team building. Your captain, Brian Thom, holds a USCG 50 Ton license with Sailing Endorsement. Nomad is fully insured for charter work with up to 6 passengers.
Although Nomad's pedigree is of world cruising, he has a luxurious side including complete, stocked galley, beautiful teak interior, on board shower, comfortable safe cockpit, and berths for 6 adults and 2 children. One of the children's berths is for those 50" and under, located in the aft stateroom right next to Mom/Dad.
We'll work with you to create your ultimate outing. Here are a few example itineraries to get your blood flowing:
Example Itinerary #1: Moss Landing:
5:30 pm- Arrive at Moss Landing Harbor. Move aboard and get comfortable. Go for a walk on the beach followed by dinner at one of the great venues. Fall asleep to the harbor's gentle motion and sounds.
09:30 am- Captain arrives at the boat. Review Pre-Cruise safety and wildlife checklist.
09:50 am- Transiting channels of Moss Landing Harbor and confluence of the Elkhourn Slough. Sightings include Southern Sea Ottar, California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Egrets, Pelicans, and more.
10:10 am- Enterering the Monterey Bay, bottom dropping away into Monterey Canyon, expect to start seeing Humpback, Grey, and other whales. Porpoises, turtles, jellies, and a myriad of sea birds scatter these waters year around.
Motor, motor sail, or sail out into the bay.
12:30 pm- The wind is freshening, set all canvas, turn tail and enjoy easy broad reaches. Experience seeing whales from close up under sail alone. The silence and close proximity is stunning!
2:00 Re enter Moss Landing Harbor.
Example itinerary #2: Santa Cruz.
3:30 pm- Captain arrives at the boat. Review Pre-Cruise safety and sail plan.
3:50 pm- Raising mainsail in the channel and passing Santa Cruz Harbor's outer limit at Walton Light house. Entering the Monterey Bay. Engine shut down, unfurl head sail, and slip past the otter housing kelp beds towards Santa Cruz Point Lighthouse AKA The Lane via open water.
6:00 pm- Sunset, perfectly timed with harbor re entry.
6:30pm- Captain departs, leaving you to a drink aboard before a short walk to great dining. Walk the beach route back to Nomad and enjoy the rest of the night aboard.
10:30 am- Depart Nomad after an enjoyable morning at the beach, walking, kayaking, or leisurely breakfast. Enjoy the rest of the day at other Santa Cruz destinations.