A catamaran sailing cruising adventure, isn't it time for yours?

Catamaran cruising and sailing is the best way to discover all the beauties of this amazing planet!

Whether it is a short day-charter cruise off Waikiki beach, a one-week charter in the British Virgin Islands, or an extended two-year travel adventure among the tropical islands of the South Pacific, this site shows you how to do it.

The human spirit needs adventure. Nothing can compare with the exhilaration and freedom of getting out on the water. Unfortunately many people miss out. They feel justifiably nervous, insecure, and uncomfortable on the conventional tilting, lurching, and wallowing monohull sailboat.

All this disappears on a catamaran. Once you experience the difference, you will know this is the best way to go. You will enjoy:

  • Comfortable, relaxing, and “level” sailing (no more stowing the coffee cups)
  • Exploring otherwise inaccessible beaches, coves, and islands
  • Fabulous snorkeling and swimming
  • Visiting exotic ports of call and pristine wilderness
  • Stunning sunsets in secluded anchorages
  • Close encounters with dolphins, turtles, bald eagles, puffins, Orcas, manta rays, and otters

Light Wave Has Been Stretched 5 Feet ! - March 1, 2014

After 4 months in the boatyard we have lengthened our catamaran to 37 feet! Here is a finished photo. We wanted to stay out of the rain going hull to hull and so our options were: 1) sell Light Wave and find another boat, or 2) cut our boat in half and then add a five foot plug so we could create a passageway between the hulls to join the the whole boat together. We went with the cutting. It was a bigger project than we expected (it took 4 months and 1,000 hours...) , but we now have almost a new boat: roomier, faster, and nicer looking. So if you ever wanted to know what you could do with a SawzAll reciprocating saw and lots of epoxy, watch this new video as it redefines extreme boatbuilding!

New Videos Updated - March 12, 2014

Click here to view all the new videos and trailers!

1) **NEW**Swimming with the Sea Lion Pups of Puerto Refugio In the Sea of Cortez

2) Visit from a Super Pod of Pacific White Sided Dolphins

3) Sailing In Catamaran to Hawaii

Latest Log Update

Latest Log Update - February 2014 - Vancouver, Canada

We cover all aspects of catamaran sailing

  • Advantages
  • Differences with traditional sailboats
  • How to get started?
  • All types: beach, day sailors, cruising, racing, and mega yachts
  • Where are the ultimate destinations?

  • Secret, catamaran-only anchorages
  • Where and how to charter? Bareboat or crewed?
  • Should I buy? Used or new?
  • Can I build my own?
  • Specific equipment considerations
  • Special sailing techniques and strategies
  • Upgrade projects like screechers and hardtops
  • Sailing schools and instruction
  • Book and cruising guide reviews
  • Cruising adventure stories from people who are out sailing
  • And much more!

We sailed for six years on our first boat, Wave Dancer, a conventional sailboat, and had many wonderful experiences. We have now had almost a full ten antastic years on our sailing cat, Light Wave, and we could never go back. We sincerely hope that the information, research, and first-hand experiences we share with you on this web site help you to realize it is now your time for a catamaran sailing adventure.

Sincerely,

Garett and Carllie on Light Wave


Catamaran Cruising Stories and Sailing Adventures
This pages has several catamaran cruising stories and logs of our adventures on the west coast, Mexico, and Hawaii.
Proven Offshore Catamaran Cruiser
Proven Offshore Catamaran Cruiser
Catamaran Ocean Sailing Video
These are two videos of catamaran sailing, cruising, and crossing from Mexico to Hawaii and through the Hawaiian Islands.
Top 9 catamaran advantages over regular sailboats.
Find out the 9 top catamaran advantages over a regular keeled sailboat.
9 Essential Features for the Cruising Catamaran
The top nine must have design features for a cruising catamaran.
Building Your Own Catamaran
Building your own catamaran is a good investment and can get you the boat you want, at a price you can afford.
Review of Catamaran Designers
This page reviews the top catamaran designers and their designs and philosophies of what we consider to be the most important criteria from the home builder perspective.
Catamaran differences to regular sailboats
Though catamarans have many advantages, there are some differences from regular sailboats that you should know about.
Catamaran Charter How To Guide
Find out how and where to go for a catamaran charter, either bareboat or crewed.
Catamaran Upgrade Projects You Can Do
This page shows you the catamaran upgrade projects you can to improve your catamran such as adding a screecher headsail or a hardtop / arch to name a few.
Cruising Recipes
These are the best cruising recipes for when you are sailing.
Good Boat and Sailing Products
This page describes boating and sailing products that we have tested and give a high recommendations.
Sailing Catamaran Richard Woods Gypsy
This a review of a Richard Woods Gypsy sailing catamaran as a home built boat
Building a Successful Web Site ==> Site Build It!
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Catamaran Cruising & Offshore Sailing Blog
This blog covers all types of cruising catamarans cruising and sailing as well as chronicling our sailing and offshore cruising adventure on our 32 foot catamaran, Light Wave.
Search this SIte or the Web
This pagehelps you search this site or the web.
Kabalarian Philosophy is the Basis of our Personal Philosophy
Kabalarian Philosophy is the basis of our cruising and personal philosophy philosophies.
Catamaran Cruising - July 2008 - Hawaii to Vancouver
Join us as we sail a 32 foot catamaran from Hawaii to Vancouver.
Contact Us
How to contact Garett and Carllie on Light Wave, site caretakers for the "Time for a Catamaran Adventure" web site.