What should we bring to make the most of our trip?
Sunblock and a hat is always recommended, although there is plenty of shade inside and in the cockpit for the fare skinned, you can also bring your iPod to play your favorite music.
Are the trips smoking or non smoking?
Smoking is allowed in the cockpit or out on the bow, ashtrays are available.
Can tours be extended?
You can most always extend your cruise, just talk to the captain and see how his schedule is.
Can we bring snacks
You are encouraged to bring food and snacks on your outing.
Is there a refrigerator or an ice-box to keep food in?
There is a refrigerator as well as a small cooler onboard, let the captain know ahead of time if you have items that need to be refrigerated so that he can make adequate room for your items.
What is the best season to see marine life?
All year around is a good time to see marine life, of course the best times are late summer and the fall.
What sort of marine life is there off the southern California coast?
California Gray Whales and Blue Whales are the most sought after mammal to see during any off-shore trip, but you can almost always expect to see Pods of Dolphins, Pelicans, Seagulls and California Sea lions basking in the sun on top of the buoys.
Are custom tours available?
You can schedule any type of custom tour or cruise to your liking, some of which include: Coastal cruise, marine life and ocean filming for videos and movies, private party booze cruise, off-shore surfing trips, scuba diving, sun tanning cruise or what ever your imagination can dream up.
What amenities are included with the trip?
The Island Trader always has free bottled water for her guests, as well as sodas and beverage’s for reasonable fee. We also have a private bathroom (Head) and a full galley, third floor viewing area and a BBQ available too.