RECOMMENDED CAPTAINS AND BOATS
The first step to arrange a Catalina crossing is to schedule a date with an escort vessel. Three recommended captains are docked at The 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro. They operate independently of the CCSF, though we have a close relationship based on their decades of experience.
Bottom Scratcher with Kevin Bell
Phone: +(714) 963.4378
*** NOTE: Bottom Scratcher requires kayak support throughout the crossing.***
Magician with Carl Mayhugh
Phone: 1+(949) 292.3364
Outrider with Tucker McCombs
Phone: +1 (805) 908.9954 and +1 (805) 908.5045
Pacific Star with David Harvey
Phone: +1 (626) 818.9684
The CCSF works closely with these boat captains. They operate independently of the CCSF and determine their own schedule and charges.
Swimmers– who are traveling a great distance– can request assistance in recruiting support members and kayakers. There is no guarantee that any person in the pool of volunteers will be available on your particular date. This service does not relieve the swimmer of their responsibility to bring a complete support team.
Volunteer kayakers and support members register HERE to enter the recruiting pool.