Access Policy

Reasonable physical mobility appropriate to being on a real sailboat on the real ocean should be considered before booking any excursion available on this website.

Concerning wheelchairs, our vessel is legally classified by the United States Coast Guard as an “Uninspected Passenger Vessel.” This means that it was not designed for wheelchair access. Thesis is outfitted with all the safety equipment required by the USCG, and there is always a USCG Licensed Master in command at all times, but we can not accommodate wheelchairs.

Being classified as an uninspected vessel, according to the US Code of Federal Regulations, it is the responsibility of the participant to be able to board the vessel from a City of Avalon floating dock unassisted by Catalina Adventure Sailing crew. If self-boarding is not possible, the participant should supply their own attendant or attendants to assist them. It is the policy of this company not to handle or touch participants unless there is an emergency situation where the a participant’s immediate safety requires such action.