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Films that explore the Pacific Ocean.

  • Once Upon an Island: New Zealand


    A film by Antoine, French TV celebrity and world traveler. Sail Around New Zealand on a personal tour with Antoine aboard his catamaran, Banana Split.

    The hardy Maori explorers who discovered this magical island named it, "The land of the Long White Cloud". You'll discover North Island's encha...

  • Once Upon an Island: New Calendonia


    A film by Antoine, French celebrity and world sailor.
    Antoine invites you on board his yellow catamaran Banana Split for an unforgettable cruise around this magnificent South Pacific island located a thousand miles off the east coast of Australia.

    Shot in High Definition, the film is accompan...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 Haunani, Hawaii - the only female entry in the 2016 Transpac race. See...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • TBSBP - Ep10, 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 and h...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • Fremantle, NZ Market Tour

    1980s. Fremantle, New Zealand. Lin takes you on a tour of the local market and shows how she selects produce and fresh vegetables that will last the longest during an extended voyage.

  • Lin Pardey - Kawau Island Story

    New Zealand television profiles sailor-author-filmmaker, Lin Pardey at her home on Kawau Island.

    Lin and Larry Pardey are among America's (and the world's) most knowledgeable and recognized cruising sailors. Known as "America's first couple of cruising," they have sailed over 200,000 miles, in...