Boats and Pilots

Listed below are several professional captains and charter boats who have escorted previous Channel Islands-region marathon swims.

Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard)

Captain / Boat Contact Notes
Dawn Brooks, Elka Lynn 805-766-8839, email  
Chris Volaski, New Hustler 805-382-6233, email Large fishing boat. Max 25 passengers. Details

Ventura Harbor

Captain / Boat Contact Notes
Jim Smith, Raptor 805-650-7700, email 46 ft dive boat. Max 32 passengers.

Los Angeles Harbor (San Pedro)

Captain / Boat Contact Notes
Kevin Bell, Bottom Scratcher 714-963-4378, email 60 ft. fishing boat. Max 30 passengers.
David Harvey, Pacific Star 626-818-9684, email 65 ft dive boat. Details
Carl Mayhugh, Magician 949-292-3364, email 65 ft dive boat. Details

For additional options, consider searching Boatsetter.


General Considerations in Hiring an Escort Boat

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