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Catalina island

Sail to Catalina Island
aboard Mayflower

The perfect getaway is only 30 miles away off the Los Angeles coast: Catalina Island. Sail away on our eclectic and classic sailing yacht, Mayflower – a small tall ship reminiscent of a pirate ship. Step on board and let your stress wash away with the waves as you feel the wind take hold of the sails.


Catalina Island is a hidden gem along the west coast. As you approach the island, you’ll be whisked away by Catalina’s breathtaking views and its similar appearance to a European or Greek waterfront town.

Why Choose Our Sailing Newport Sunset Cruise

At Lively Schooner, we strive to provide our guests with a sailing experience that stands out from the rest. We act not only as your crew and Captain, but also as your personal guides as we sail along the Newport channel. Get an inside glimpse at celebrity homes unknown to the public eye and first-hand Newport knowledge from the Captain himself.

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Avalon is the main attraction of Catalina Island, with only 4,000 year-round residents occupying the island. Avalon is Catalina’s largest town, with the most restaurants, shops, and activities to explore.

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Two Harbors

Two Harbors, also known as “Isthmus,” is the only other “city” on the island, with only 150 permanent residents enjoying this small town separated from the hustle and bustle of city life. Two Harbors is a much smaller town, with only one restaurant, bar, and hotel for tourists to enjoy. However, if you are looking for peace, serenity, and stunning nature, Two Harbors is the place to be. Resembling a quaint beach town in the Caribbean, Two Harbors is sure to please anyone looking to relax and get away from it all.

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Enjoy an All-Inclusive, Private Charter Boat to Catalina

At Lively Schooner, we make it our mission to provide you and your guests with an unforgettable, all-inclusive experience unlike any other. We consider your preferences, desires, and needs to curate a getaway tailored to your group.


We work as your Captain, crew, and tour guide to the island’s top attractions and best sightseeing. We streamline your Catalina escape and provide you with island necessities, such as acting as your water cab and taxi, as well as providing meal service aboard the sailboat.

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What to Do During Your Weekend Getaway to Catalina

  • Sail & Explore Catalina’s Two Towns: Avalon & Two Harbors 

  • Get a Glimpse of Catalina’s Marine Life With Snorkeling & Scuba Diving 

  • Party & Dance at Descanso Beach Club

  • Tour Catalina Island By Golf Cart

  • Check Out the Catalina Island Casino

  • Search for Bison 

  • Enjoy the Water With Jet Ski Rentals, Parasailing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding 

  • Learn about traditional sailing aboard a cozily-sized Tall Ship

Contact Us

For questions, comments or to schedule a sail use the form below, or call us at (949) 274-6302

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