• 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Around Santa Cruz Island
    Movie + 4 extras

    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...

  • (102A) California's Channel Islands

    Sail to the Channel Islands off the southern California coast west of the Santa Barbara Channel. Protected by the U.S. Government as the Channel Islands National Park these five remarkable islands and their ocean environment contain a wealth of natural and cultural resources.

    From Sailing ...

  • U.S. West Coast - Mexico Cruising

    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.

    Your voyage begins with a cruise of San Francisco Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge...

  • Cast Off for Catalina


    The indispensable Video Guide to Catalina Island for boaters (and landlubbers too!) This video is a must-see before you sail and while you're there. It includes everything you need to know about cruising to tranquil Catalina island, just 20 miles from busy Los Angeles off the California coast. Th...

  • LATV S3:36 Avalon, Catalina Island

    This episode begins with a brisk, 32 mile offshore cruise from Marina Del Ray in Los Angeles to the most popular destination in southern California, the town of Avalon on Catalina Island. We return to the Catalina Island cruise throughout the show. Other segments include:

    Paul and Sheryl shard...

  • LATV S2:16: Long Beach

    In this episode, we tour the Long Beach, California Municipal Marina in Los Angeles. It's the largest municipal marina in the U.S. Features cruising in the South Pacific to the island of Bora Bora and a cruising couple in Mexico. Other segments include sailor Alex Dorsey starting his circumnavig...

  • Tall Ships: The Privateer Lynx

    Movie + 1 extra

    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.


  • Cast Off for Mexico


    The indispensable Video Guide for boaters entering and exiting Mexican waters. This video is a must-see before you sail and while you're there. It includes everything you need to know about visiting Baja's northernmost Port of Entry, Ensenada.

    During the video, you'll learn about immigration p...

  • Cruising with Bettie: L.A. to the Bahamas

    Movie + 5 extras

    A film by Bob Steadman with Kaye Nottbusch
    Join Bob and Kaye aboard their 36 foot sloop, "Bettie" as they cruise from Los Angeles to the Bahamas via the Panama Canal. This is a fast-paced documentary with gorgeous photography that will give you a first hand look at the cruising lifestyle.


  • Journey Back to Myself


    A film by Margie Woods.
    Margie Woods puts it all out there in Journey Back to Myself. With limited offshore experience, she sets sail solo from San Francisco to Hawaii, the only female entry in the 2016 Transpac race. Using her video camera and journal Margie records each day's ex...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Nominate...

  • Northwest Passage - Greenland to the Bering Sea

    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...

  • Bluewater Destinations: Ep2 - Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands

    EPISODE 2: Bluewater Destinations.
    A film by British Sailor, TV director, and circumnavigator, Michael Briant.

    A must for anyone intending to transit the Panama Canal. All three methods of locking are shown – side wall, alongside, and center chamber. On arriving in the Galapagos Islands, exp...

  • LATV S3:38 NW Cruisers Party

    In this episode we return to the 5th Annual Lats & Atts Pacific Northwest Cruisers Party on Lopez Island in the San Juan Islands with over 80 boats in attendance. Other segments include:

    Paul & Sheryl Shard of the Distant Shores TV show visit Venice, Italy. They shop in the local market, tour ...

  • Episode 10, Pt. 2: Final Finish & Launch (HD)

    Part 2 begins with finishing up the wiring including a computer program designed by Sandra that labels and traces circuits throughout the boat. Gina installs three separate electrical panels then tackles the engine hookup. The next big project is the potable water system for the galley and head p...

  • Bluewater Destinations: Ep3 - Marquesas & Tuamotus

    EPISODE 3: Bluewater Destinations.
    A film by British Sailor, TV director, and circumnavigator, Michael Briant.

    After crossing the south Pacific from the Galapagos Islands, join British sailor and circumnavigator, Michael Briant as he visits two exotic Polynesian island chains: the Marquesas ...

  • In the Wake of the Zaca
    Movie + 3 extras

    In the Wake of the Zaca

    Movie + 3 extras

    A film by Luther Greene
    TheSailingChannel.TV is proud to bring you "In the Wake of the Zaca," the remarkable adventures of a California schooner. This award-winning documentary captures a lost age of adventure, romance, and Hollywood glamour told through the history of a 75 year-old, 118 foot ga...

  • 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. ...

  • Kon-Tiki
    Movie + 3 extras


    Movie + 3 extras

    Kon-Tiki - A film by Thor Heyerdahl (B&W)
    1951 Academy-Award for Best Documentary.
    This classic 16mm documentary captures both a sea adventure and a scientific test of ancient sailing techniques. It changed views on where the peoples of polynesia originated.

    Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 adventure v...

  • LATV S2:14: Tonga 1

    From the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. Features arriving, provisioning, and setting out. Other segments include Sailing Tips with Capt. Jack Klang, Underway photos from cruisers around the world, and Bob's "Attitudes" monologue.

  • LATV S2:15: Tonga 2

    Further adventures of cruising the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. Other segments include cruising to the Isle of Menorca in the Mediterranean with Paul & Sheryl Shard of the Distant Shores TV series - the most eastern of Spain's Balearic Islands; a sailing tip with Capt. Jack Klang; Under...