M/V Vision

The 80’ Vision was built in 1985 in Oxnard, CA 

Vision Boat

The Vision, known as the “Queen of the Coast”, is a very comfortable and well equipped live aboard dive and expedition vessel. Built on the Santa Barbara coast with the Channel Islands in the background, she is the perfect way to spend multiple days exploring this California archipelago. 

Overnight Capacity 

33 people in 13 oversized bunks and 17 personal sized bunks + outside pads on the sundeck.

Bunks are dressed with pillows, blankets, and privacy curtains.

Cruising Speed – 10 knts

Compressors

  • Ingersoll-Rand 10T-2@18 C.F.M.
  • Ingersoll-Rand 15T-4@21 C.F.M.
  • Capable of filling to 3500 P.S.I.
  • Nitrox Available

She boasts a spacious climate controlled bunk room, forward shower rooms with two vanity sinks and plenty of room to clean up after a day of exploring. The galley is a full sized catering kitchen ready to cook whatever meal you desire. A wrap around salon with bench seating seats 40 people comfortably for family style or buffet meals.

Where she really shines is the dive deck. Easy access to the water from 3 dive doors and the swim platform on the stern bring you closer to the water for easy on and off. Watch the islands from the sundeck while we make our way around the beautiful landscape of the National Park.

The Vision has plenty of room to get away, but she’s intimate enough that all on board become family while underway.

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M/V Sunfish

The 53’ Sunfish was built in 1960 in Venice, CA

Sunfish vessel

The Sunfish was built in 1960 in Venice, CA She is a “Jeffries” model boat designed for the coastal waters of Southern California. For the first 40 years of her life she was the passenger ferry for Island Packers company. In 2005 she was stripped down to bare wood and rebuilt by Andy Volaski to be re serviced as a kayak/dive/fishing boat. The racks above her decks hold 20+ kayaks for plenty of sea cave adventures to be had. In addition to an open deck, she has indoor seating, a galley, head, changing room, and an easy access swim platform. 

Boat Specs

  • 53’ LOA
  • 19.5’ Beam
  • 49 Passenger USCG Inspected Vessel
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knts

The swim platform off the stern makes getting on and off of the kayaks easy for all ages. This is a huge benefit of an Anacapa Caves and Coves Adventure, as we do not need to launch through waves on a rocky beach to start or finish our kayaking trip.

On all crossings, Channel Islands Expeditions crew are at watch for all sorts of marine wildlife. Dolphins swim over to her while underway to surf the pressure wake, a site that never gets old! Whales are also common to view along the way, and we always stop to hang out with these guys. On special occasions, we will shut off all engines and float with the ocean while listening to the chirps and songs of the whales.

The Sunfish has been visiting these islands for 50+ years and she is ready to take you on your first, second, or twelfth visit!

M/V Truth

The 65’ Truth was built in 1974 in Venice, CA

M/V Truth

The Truth was purpose built in 1974 in Santa Barbara, CA to take divers to the beautiful waters of the Channel Islands.

Over her 4 decades of service she has delivered incredible experiences with her intimate accommodations and nimble size. The most common comment from someone who spends multiple days on her is how much they love her character. Despite the personification, there really is something familiar about being on the Truth.

Overnight Capacity 

30 people in 16 oversized and 14 personal bunks.

Bunks are dressed with pillows, blankets, and privacy curtains.

Cruising Speed – 10 knts

Compressors

  • Ingersoll-Rand 10T-2@18 C.F.M.
  • Ingersoll-Rand 15T-4@21 C.F.M.
  • Capable of filling to 3500 P.S.I.
  • Nitrox Available

Truth has a wrap around bunk room with a changing room forward. The double hot showers are aft in the lazarette compartment. The dive deck and swim step are easy on and off access points to the water and her sundeck is the perfect way to spread out between activities and get a tan.

Her compact, yet fully equipped galley is the heart of this ship. The salon can comfortably seat 24, which is our preferred load on Truth.

Join us in the wheel house, enjoy a book on the sundeck, the Truth is one of the most revered island exploring boats in California.

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