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Sail Channel Islands Cruising Guide: Charts, Updates, Manuals and Guides

Check these links to find latest navigation materials before you head out into the Santa Barbara Channel or exploring the coast near Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Barbara or points south.

Ocean Survey

    Chart currency

    Do you have the right scale? Is your chart up-to-date? Find out here. (Channel Islands and vicinity start at 18700.) List updated daily.

    View Current Charts
    Up-to-the-minute charts with all notices incorporated. Excellent for planning. Scope out small areas such as anchorages and harbors and restricted waters. Click on 'Chart Viewer'

    Pacific Coast Chart Viewer
    Up-to-the-minute charts with all notices incorporated. List runs N to S. Channel Islands and our neighborhood start at 18700.

    Order U.S.Charts
    Get print on demand charts updated to latest Local Notice to Mariners or buy latest NOAA edition. Print on demand are about $27 plus postage.

    Coast Pilot
    The government's cruising guide. Essential information when traveling away from homeport. Includes restricted areas, descriptions of hazards and up-to-date descriptions of landmarks.

    Local Notice to Mariners
    Updated weekly, lists of hazards, changes to navaids, most recent chart updates and updates to light list

    Light List and Corrections
    If it winks or blinks, or has stopped winking or blinking, the info is here, complete lists and updates.

    Rules of the Road
    Easy index to stand-on/giveway as well as boat lighting and day shapes.

    Chart #1
    This doesn't look like a chart, more like a book, but it has all of the chart symbols in it

    Float Plan
    If you're not sailing with Capt. Dan, fill one of these out and leave it with someone who cares if you come back from your cruise.

Background and Research Material

On and Around the Channel Islands

    Boating at the Channel Islands
    Extremely important planning information, particularly for boaters planning to go ashore. Note that the Park Service does not control the entire chain. The Nature Conservancy has a large interest on Santa Cruz and requires permits to go ashore. Find out more about individual islands, hazards, restrictions, NPS and order Nature Conservancy Permits

    California Boating Law
    Da Rules




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