Our Fleet

Le Grand Bleu is Santa Barbara’ s only luxury boutique yacht charter opportunity offering sophisticated elegance for coastal day trips and overnight vacations along the beautiful Southern California coast and to the captivating and isolated Channel Islands.

Grand Times

Grand TimesConstructed in 1969 in Hong Kong entirely of teak and mahogany, Grand Times will take you back in time to the Golden Era of Yachting. The classic interiors are luxurious and comfortable. Enjoy cocktails on the Flybridge lounge. Dine on the Aft Deck under the stars. Retire to your stateroom and draw a bath or read under the light of the oil lanterns. Anchored under the protection of a private cove on the banks of Santa Cruz Island, gazing back to the mainland, you will feel thousands of miles from Santa Barbara.
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Tao

TaoA 62 foot Fairline Motor Yacht, Tao will transport you to Santa Cruz Island in 50 minutes, stopping along the way for a peak (inside!) the second longest sea cave in the world. Continue down the coast of Santa Cruz Island and drop anchor in a remote bay for lunch and a swim before your return back to the mainland just in time for dinner. The contemporary interiors of Tao are calming and comfortable. You will think you were transported to the South Coast of France or the Amalfi Coast of Italy for a picnic tour on a European-style motor yacht.
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Offering yacht tours to the California Channel Islands and the beautiful Santa Barbara coastline!!

Grand Times

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Grand Times

Constructed in 1969 in Hong Kong entirely of teak and mahogany, Grand Times will take you back in time to the Golden Era of Yachting. The classic interiors are luxurious and comfortable. Enjoy cocktails on the Flybridge lounge. Dine on the Aft Deck under the stars. Retire to your stateroom and draw a bath or read under the light of the oil lanterns. Anchored under the protection of a private cove on the banks of Santa Cruz Island, gazing back to the mainland, you will feel thousands of miles from Santa Barbara.

Grand Times will take you back in time to the Golden Era of Yachting

Enjoy the back deck of Grand Times

Enjoy the back deck of Grand Times

Le Bateau

57' Grand Banks Motor Yacht

Cruising Speed: 9 Knots

Power: 2 x 671 Detroit Diesel Engines
Displacement: 100,000 Lbs
Beam: 18-'6"
Draft: 6'-0"
Fuel Capacity: 1,500 Gallons
Water Capacity: 900 Gallons

Features

  • 1 Owner's Stateroom Includes Shower and Bathtub
  • 2 Guest Staterooms with Separate Bathrooms
  • 1 Crew Quarter
  • Teak & Mahogany Interior
  • Teak Decks
  • 1 x 15 KW Generator, 1 x 8 KW Generator
  • State of the Art Electronics & Stereo
  • Heating Throughout
  • Galley Includes Full Size Refrigerator/Freezer, Four Burner Propane Stovetop/Electric Convention Oven Trash Compactor
  • Beverage Refridgerator
  • BBQ
  • Ice Maker
  • Transom Hot Shower

Amenities

  • 15 Ft 60 HP 8 Person Tender
  • 6 Kayaks
  • 2 Stand Up Paddle-boards

"We had a blast on Grand Times! Thank you so much for all your hospitality and generosity. Hope to spend more 'Grand Times' with you.

Tao

TAO - Santa Barbara Yacht Charters

Tao

A 62 foot Fairline Motor Yacht, Tao will transport you to Santa Cruz Island in 50 minutes, stopping along the way for a peak (inside!) the second longest sea cave in the world. Continue down the coast of Santa Cruz Island and drop anchor in a remote bay for lunch and a swim before your return back to the mainland just in time for dinner. The contemporary interiors of Tao are calming and comfortable. You will think you were transported to the South Coast of France or the Amalfi Coast of Italy for a picnic tour on a European-style motor yacht.

Tao will transport you to Santa Cruz Island in 50 minutes

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Relax in the spacious salon.

Le Bateau

62' Fairline Squadron: Express Flybridge Motor Yacht

Cruising Speed: 26 Knots
Max speed: 31 knots

Power: 2 x 1000 Horse Power MAN V12 Turbo Diesel

Displacement: 89,000 Lbs
Beam: 17-'4"
Draft: 4'-9"
Fuel Capacity: 1,100 Gallons
Water Capacity: 310 Gallons

Features

  • 4 Staterooms 3 Bathrooms & 2 crew Quarters
  • Birds Eye Maple and leather interior
  • Teak decks
  • 20 KW Generator
  • State of the Art electronics & stereo
  • Heating and Air conditioning thru-out
  • Full size electric convection oven / Microwave
  • Miele 3 burner electric cook-top
  • BBQ
  • 4 refrigerators and 1 ice maker
  • Water maker
  • Transom hot shower

Amenities

  • 14 Ft 70 HP Tender RIB center console w/ ski pole
  • 2 Kayaks
  • 2 Stand Up Paddle-boards

62' Fairline Squadron: Express Flybridge Motor Yacht

Yacht Charters

Tao / Grand Times is available for special events, day charters as well as overnight and multi-day charters, all custom tailored for your needs (Weather pending, of course).

Grand Times Charters

All inclusive
* (not including Gratuity or alcohol)

Duration & Rates

1/2 day (4 hours 1 meal) $2,500

Full day (8 hours 2 meals) $3,200

Overnight (24 hours) $3,900

Weekend special (1 & 1/2 day) $5,900

  • 2 days 2 nights | $7,200
  • 3 days 3 nights | $10,200
  • 4 days 4 nights | $13,250
  • 5 days 5 nights | $16,200
  • 6 days 6 nights | $19,000
  • 7 days 7 nights | $21,500

A testimonial:

"Being a long time resident of Santa Barbara and friend of the Noury's, Grand Times was my first choice for our intimate wedding. The yacht is beautifully appointed and provided an elegant and unique setting for our guests as well as fantastic views of California's "Riviera." Dawn and Paul welcomed our family, provided a lovely and memorable ceremony, and handled all details in a professional manner. We cherish our special day aboard the Grand Times."

Tao Charters

Charter rate does not include Fuel, Gratuity or Food

  • Snacks and soft drinks provided

Duration & Rates

4 hours | $2,900

7 hours | $3,900

Overnight (24 h) | $4,500

  • 2 days 2 nights | $7,200
  • 3 days 3 nights | $10,200
  • 4 days 4 nights | $13,250
  • 5 days 5 nights | $16,200
  • 6 days 6 nights | $19,000
  • 7 days 7 nights | $21,500

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Rates above are all inclusive (except Alcohol and Gratuity) for up to six guests for 24 hour increments Multiple day discounts for longer excursions available upon request.

Captain & Crew

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Paul Noury
Captain

Paul Noury is a United States Coast Guard 100 ton licensed Captain. He has been living in the Santa Barbara Harbor and cruising the Channel Islands since 1993. Paul started sailing as a child in his native France, was a sailing instructor in the French Army and is now living with his wife on Grand Times, their classic 57 ft Grand Banks, which they charter as part of Le Grand Bleu. Paul has extensive captaining and cruising experience on the entire east and west coasts of the United States, as well as Mexico, Central America, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean Sea. Paul's previous work includes Activities Director for the Four Seasons Resort and well as Operations Director for Adventours Outdoor Excursions, giving him an edge on running a first class charter operation. With a degree in Physical Education, Paul loves sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for mother nature and ocean adventures, whether they be by yacht, kayak, paddle board or tender.

Dawn Sherry
Cruise Director

Dawn is a native from Santa Barbara County, married to Captain Paul Noury, and enjoys living and working in downtown Santa Barbara. She is a practicing Architect (by day), working from her downtown firm, Sherry and Associates, Architects. Dawn and Paul founded Le Grand Bleu, Inc. in 2003, with the purchase of Grand Times, which has been in charter since the summer of 2003. She can now (on weekends and evenings) be found on Grand Times as either First Mate, relief Chef or resident caretaker. Although very happy that she chose to be an Architect first, she will be forever grateful for her second profession and fulfillment of her lifelong dream to become Julie McCoy, the Cruise Director from the infamous TV show The Love Boat.. Dawn studied Culinary Arts, Philosophy and Auto Mechanics at Santa Barbara City College. She loves dogs, soft light, escargot and long walks on the beach. She can also be spotted impersonating a rock star in her all-girl rock band, Midnight Mynx, for which she plays the keyboard.

"Thanks for an awesome evening! It is a pleasure to know you three!…."Grand Times"…perfect name!

Special Occasions

Special Events

Birthdays on Grand Times

Birthdays on Grand Times

Schedule an unbelievable evening birthday cruise.

Where better or more romantic then a view of the American Riviera to propose to your most loved?

Start off your new lives with a private cruise to the Channel Islands.

Secret spots at Channel Islands and more…

Throw a great festive holiday party with us.

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Contact Us

Santa Barbara Yacht Charters

Contact: Captain Paul Noury at info@santabarbarayachtcharters.com

Address: 6 Harbor Way #182
Santa Barbara, CA. 93109

TEL: 805-452-7052
Fax: 805-963-0178

Le Grand Bleu

 

Photo Credits: Art Fisher, Dawn Jones

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