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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 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.
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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.

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.

"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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Charter Rates

Charter Rates for the Grand Time
57ft Grand Banks, 1969 Classic wood Motor Yacht

 

All inclusive charter fees, for up to 6 guests:

Up to   4 hours            1 meal included                     $2,900

Up to   8 hours            2 meals included                     $3,700

Up to 24 hours            3 meals included                     $4,400

Multiple days:

Weekend special leave the island by lunch the next day (all next morning to explore & Play) one night at the islands                                        $6,900

2 days                                                                            $8,400

3 days                                                                          $11,900

 

Party on the boat without leaving the dock:

Up to 30 people, food and beverages not included

Weekday:        Up to 3 hours $1500 then $250 per additional hours

Weekend:        Up to 3 hours $1700 then $350 per additional hours

 

Equipment Included:

Tender: 15 Ft 60 H/P 7 person RIB w/ inner tub

Kayaks:  Site on top 1 doubles & 2 singles

Snorkeling: Basic masks & fins (Wetsuit recommended)

Fishing:  Basic gear (bring your California fishing license)

Stand Up Paddle Board x 2 cruising

Surfboard   1 soft top medium size

 

Call for Details:

Captain Paul Noury cell: 805-452-7052

Email: lecaptainpaul@me.com

On the web:  www.SantaBarbaraYachtCharters.com

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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