Destination Documentaries

Destination Documentaries

Sail to exotic locations around the world with both experienced sailors and new voyagers.

Destination Documentaries
  • U.S. - Canada Lakes Cruising

    Movie + 4 extras

    Hosted by Gary Jobson. Sail a variety of U.S. and Canadian lakes including Canada's Georgian Bay on Lake Huron, Lake Superior's Apostle Islands, Lake Michigan's Traverse Bay, and Utah's Lake Powell. From the Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine series.

    Your cruise starts in the North Channel of Can...

  • Dry Tortugas
    Movie + 3 extras

    Dry Tortugas

    Movie + 3 extras

    Sail aboard the tall ship, Unicorn to the Dry Tortugas National Park 70 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico from Key West, Florida. Explore the historic U.S. Civil War era Ft. Jefferson with Bob Bitchin and his Lats & Atts TV co-host, Courtney Haas. This 100-square mile park is mostly open water with...

  • Cruising Has No Limits - Pardey Sailing Adventures

    Movie + 1 extra

    Join Lin and Larry Pardey at their New Zealand home base as they recount some of their most memorable adventures during more than 30 years of cruising. Adventures include a "Champagne Safari on a beer budget" in southern Africa, a Brazilian island encounter, and an Irish summer of music and class...

  • Cruising European Waters

    Movie + 6 extras

    Hosted by Gary Jobson, this video takes us back to cruising in Europe during the late 1980s. From Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine. (D2Z)
    We've included individual episodes as well as the full video so you can interactively explor...

  • Cruising the Pacific
    Movie + 5 extras

    Cruising the Pacific

    Movie + 5 extras

    CRUISING THE PACIFIC from Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine. Hosted by Gary Jobson. Sail back in time to the late 1980s for five Pacific cruises. Watch the full video and explore individual episodes interactively.

    Destinations include Thailand's western coast with legendary sailor/author Trista...

  • Once Upon an Island: Tahiti and the Leeward Islands

    Movie + 6 extras

    A film by Antoine Muraccioli, French celebrity and world sailor. (French and Italian versions included.)
    ALERT: this film contains some brief scenes of nonsexual nudity.
    Antoine takes you on a intimate tour of Tahiti and the Leeward Islands - the iconic South Pacific Polynesian destination for ...

  • Once Upon an Island: Caribbean Secrets

    Movie + 2 extras

    A film by Antoine, French celebrity and world sailor.
    (Includes English, French, and Italian versions.)

    Hosted by French TV celeb, sailor and filmmaker, Antoine, this grand tour of the Caribbean covers 20 cruising destinations that lie off the beaten track. From Marie-Galante to Panama, from ...

  • Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story

    Movie + 12 extras

    Once labeled a “youth-at-risk,” 30-year old Matt Rutherford risked it all in an attempt to become the first person to sail alone, nonstop around North and South America. Red Dot on the Ocean is the story of Matt's death-defying voyage and the childhood odyssey that shaped him.

    An Emmy Nominated ...

  • Odyssey to Cape Horn Island


    A film by photojournalist, Gene Anthony. In 1978, Gene achieved a personal quest. His sea story takes us on an inspirational odyssey aboard a tall ship across the Pacific to Cape Horn Island at the very southern tip of the Americas. Narrated by Peter Coyote, narrator for many of Ken Burns PBS doc...

  • 600 Days to Cocos & the Galapagos Islands HD

    Movie + 3 extras

    Theater Edition Restoration in HD with added special features.

    A film by Gene and Josie Evans
    Completed in 1976, this two part sailing documentary was shot in 16mm color film by noted Hollywood cinematographer, Gene Evans, cameraman for "Roots" the miniseries, and many feature films.

    Gene ...

  • Around Santa Cruz Island

    Movie + 4 extras

    A film by Marc Hersch.
    This is THE video cruising guide to southern California's Santa Cruz Island positioned in the middle of the Channel Islands National Park just 25 miles off the Santa Barbara coast. Often referred to as "the Galapagos of North America," Santa Cruz Island is home to twelve s...

  • U.S. West Coast - Mexico Cruising

    Movie + 4 extras

    Take four California - Mexico west coast cruising adventures: San Francisco Bay, the Sea of Cortez, the Channel Islands, and Ensenada, Mexico. A Master Collection from the Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine series.

    The Extras contain the individual segments of the full video so you can interacti...

  • Suliere: The Crossing
    Movie + 2 extras

    Suliere: The Crossing

    Movie + 2 extras

    A Film by Paul Burgess.
    Sail a 50 ft ocean-going catamaran on one of the world's longest ocean passages - a 6,200 mile voyage from South Africa to Grenada in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean.

    Share the voyage with owner's Paul and Lesley, and their crew of two departing the port of St Fr...

  • Tall Ships: The Privateer Lynx

    Movie + 2 extras

    A film by Robert Margouleff and Dan Kavanaugh
    The documentary transports you into the exciting seafaring world of days gone by while connecting directly with today’s youth, expanding their understanding about the maritime history of our nation and the environmental perils facing our planet.


  • Ice Blink: A Family Navigating LIfe's Ice Clogged Waters

    Movie + 2 extras

    A Film by Gregory Roscoe | Running time: 54 minutes
    A remarkable story of the Martin's, a conventional family of five living a very unconventional life afloat. Follow Dave and Jaja Martin, and their crew of three children from their beginnings aboard a 25-foot day sailor circumnavigating the glo...

  • With Jean-du-Sud Around the World

    Movie + 3 extras

    A film by Yves Gélinas
    NOW IN HD. TheSailingChannel is honored to offer what many consider to be the finest sailing film ever made.

    A professional, color-corrected 2K scan from a pristine 16mm print to 1920x1080 full HD.

    In attempting to sail non–stop between Saint-Malo and Gaspé through ...

  • Northwest Passage: Greenland to the Bering Sea

    Movie + 4 extras

    A documentary film by Claire Roberge and Guy Lavoie.
    A human adventure meeting the indigenous people of the North. Join Claire and Guy aboard their steel-hulled sailboat, BALTHAZAR as they sail 7000 nautical miles from Gaspé, Quebec Canada to Alaska's Bering Sea via Greenland and the legendary N...

  • U.S. East Coast Cruising - North Carolina to Maine


    Take four sailing adventures along the diverse east coast of the USA from North Carolina to Maine. Hosted by Gary Jobson. From Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine.

    Your voyage begins with cruising guide author, Claiborne Young as he navigates the ICW and Barrier islands of North Carolina.


  • Bluewater Destinations: Ep6 - Bluewater Cruising


    EPISODE 6: Bluewater Cruising
    A film by British Sailor, TV director, and circumnavigator, Michael Briant. From his six-part series.

    Join Michael Briant in the Caribbean aboard his bluewater cruising sailboat, Bambola, a 1980 Moody 36 center cockpit sloop. Michael begin...

  • Beyond the West Horizon

    Movie + 3 extras

    A film by Eric and Susan Hiscock.
    In the late 1950's, very few "middle class" sailors had taken small sailing craft on long voyages. British Sailors, Eric and Susan Hiscock became pioneers in making long trans-oceanic passages in a small sailboat to what was then quite remote destinations. Their...

  • Voyage of Entr'acte: The San Blas Islands and the Panama Canal

    Movie + 2 extras

    A Film by Ellen & Ed Zacko
    Join the crew of Entr'acte for a journey between two oceans. "The San Blas and Panama Canal" begins in Grenada and crosses the Caribbean Sea to the enchanting San Blas Islands. There Ellen and Ed Zacko re-unite with old friends Paula and John on Mr. John VI to explore ...

  • Once Upon an Island: Mediterranean

    Movie + 2 extras

    Hosted by famous French sailor and TV personality, Antoine this is a highly entertaining destination video that explores the islands of the Mediterranean.

    Voyage with Antoine starting in the Balearic Islands off the eastern coast of Spain. Then visit the Italian islands of Sardinia, Corsica, a...

  • Bluewater Destinations: Ep5 - Australia and West Timor


    EPISODE 5: Australia to West Timor, Indonesia
    A film by British Sailor, TV director, and circumnavigator, Michael Briant. From his six-part series.

    Michael Briant sails into Sydney harbour, probably the nicest large city south of the equator, and full of life and fun. ...

  • Bluewater Destinations - Ep4: Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji


    EPISODE 4: Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji
    A film by British Sailor, TV director, and circumnavigator, Michael Briant. From his six-part series.

    After visiting the Marquesas and Tuamotus, British sailor and circumnavigator, Michael Briant sails on to Tahiti and the Society Islands...