Santa Barbara Dining & Destinations
Charters To The Channel Islands
Le Grand Bleu offers both overnight and shorter day trips to the Channel Islands. A trip across the channel usually has numerous marine mammal sightings, such as whales, dolphins, and the occasional shark as well as being escorted by various types of birds. Charters arrive on the island late morning and generally try to see Painted Cave on the west end of Santa Cruz Island before lunch, a three course meal which is served at anchor in a protected cove. Afternoons are spent kayaking, relaxing, snorkeling, and swimming, which is generally followed by a nap before cocktail hour and appetizers on the Flybridge or rear deck. Dinner service is four courses and is custom-designed for each charter.