Dog Aboard

  • JOYRIDIN’ WITH JAZMIN & JADE

    Owner, Ronda Cross, submitted this photo of her furry friends, Jazmin and Jade, loving their time on the open water. “Jazmin and Jade enjoying the passersby on the Cross’ Seabiscuit in Newport Harbor,” says Cross.

  • DUFFY DOGS IN NEWPORT HARBOR

    These two “fur angels,” Hank and Kala, enjoy evening cruises on their Duffy boat in Newport Harbor. Hank is an Aussie-German shepherd mix, while Kala is a golden retriever.

  • CAPTAIN LUCKY

    Owner Lisa Pickett really lucked out with her sea hound, Lucky. “Our dog Lucky is at the helm in Newport Beach,” she says. “He may not really be able to be the helmsman, but he is definitely in charge.”

  • SLOOP SAILIN’ WITH SAMPSON

    Sampson, a terrier mix, was rescued by his owner Chris Johnsen in October 2010. Little did Johnsen know Sampson would become such a passionate boater: “We rescued him in October 2010, and he loves to go sailing,” says Johnson. “Our boat is a 40-foot sloop, designed by the late boat designer Doug Peterson San Diego.”

  • JAMES THE LITTLE SAILOR

    As any experienced boater knows, it’s always important to keep safety in mind. That’s exactly why James, a poodle-mix, is sure to suit up in his personal floatation device (PFD) before he hits the water. “James loves to go sailing,” says owner Benjamin Schick. “When the wind picks up around Marina Del Rey, he’s in his PFD.”

  • DINGHY RIDES IN HUNTINGTON HARBOUR WITH KONA

    “You know it’s time for a dinghy ride when the weather is beautiful and your dog beats you into the boat!” says Kona’s owner, Brandon Post. An eight-year-old ridgeback-German-shepherd mix, Kona loves spending her days aboard the T/T Restless in Huntington Harbour.

  • CRUSING-WITH-CAPTAIN-ROOSTER

    While retired Long Beach harbormaster Joe Pitisi captains the vessel Happiness is …, his 4-month-old golden retriever puppy, Rooster, has other plans. “He [Rooster] thinks it’s time to take the helm from the captain,” says Pitisi.

  • SAILING WITH CAPTAIN BENFORD

    Captain Benford mans the wheel of his 1961 14-foot Glasspar. A local company when it began, Bill Tritt started building Glasspar boats with fiberglass hulls in 1947 in Costa Mesa. Eventually, the company was sold to Larson Boat Works. Vintage Glasspar boats are favorites with many boaters!

  • ON THE OPEN WATERS WITH CALI

    Cali, a 3-year-old Shih Tzu and poodle rescue from Arizona, loves to sail aboard with her owner Paul Newman. “Being adopted within weeks of our 2009 Carver 47 MY arriving from Florida, naming her became obvious,” says Newman. “She thinks she is the captain, however, rarely barks out orders.” Newman also comments Cali is a great car companion, calmly making the six-hour trip to set sail.

  • BOATING WITH TUNA

    Tuna the Boating Bulldog has traveled more than 8,000 nautical miles, not including his countless adventures kayaking and paddleboarding. His owner, Kipp Ots, says “He absolutely loves any water activity and we can no longer say the ‘F’ word (Fish) without him going completely bonkers. He often wears himself out to the point of exhaustion, finding the most peculiar places to nap, making for some funny photos.”

  • A DAY ON THE WATER IN HUNTINGTON HARBOR

    Kona, an 8-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback and German shepherd mix, spends a day out with her owner Brandon Post on one of their frequent boating trips in Huntington Harbour. Post says, “[That day] we came across a whale cruising the harbor and helped him find his way out to sea!” An islander, Kona resides in Avalon when she’s not exploring the ocean.

  • HEART AND SOUL OF A SAILOR

    Pictured here, Malaika Grace, a 10-and-a-half-year-old American Hairless Terrier, explores beautiful Newport Harbor aboard her Harbor 20. Her owner, Debra Haynes, says, “She is my heart and soul. Since I am allergic to dogs with fur or hair, I have her because she is a hairless breed. She is a good girl and a great sailor!”

  • KNOT ON CALL WHEN THE SUN’S SHINING

    One of the perks of California is that the weather can be summer-like in the month of February. Here Brandy, a 12-year-old golden retriever, enjoys the sunshine aboard Knot On Call while visiting Avalon on Catalina Island.

  • Traveling at Turbo Speed

    Turbo, pictured on his boat navigating San Diego Harbor, loves to chase and bark at seals. His owner, Kerry deAvila, swears Turbo believes they are dog mermaids!

  • SAFETY FIRST WITH BENNY THE PUG

    Benny lives aboard a 43-foot Bayliner with his family, James and Laura, on the San Joaquin River. One of his favorite activities is kayaking on the vast, wide open river Benny calls his backyard. A stickler for safety, Benny always wears his life vest on a kayaking adventure!

  • Titus sails the San Pedro Channel

    A five-year-old French bulldog, Titus loves to take excursions on his owner’s 1981 Catalina 27 in the San Pedro Channel, and always takes necessary safety measures and precautions including wearing a safety jacket. According to owner, Mitch Manker, Titus believes it’s his own boat. Manker says, “At the dock he [Titus] periodically does ‘rounds’ to make sure everything is ship-shape from stem to stern.”

  • Managing Mischief with Trixie

    Trixie enjoys all SoCal boating life has to offer – including sun, fun and the ocean breeze blowing in her fur – aboard her favorite skiff, Mischief Managed.

  • Lounging With LouSea

    LouSea, a Bichon Frisee, recovers from a long day at sea by taking a nap on the deck.

  • Where-the-dolphins-go

    Huey the Shar-Pei chases dolphins aboard his 36-foot sailboat, Molana. One of his favorite voyages is traveling from Oceanside, where Molana moors, to Avalon in Catalina.

  • Captain Cooper aboard Pilar

    Capt. Cooper sets sail on Pilar, a 1979 60-foot Hatteras sportfisher, from his home port of Cabrillo Isle Marina in San Diego. A 12-year-old Boston terrier, he loves to accompany his 8-year-old sister and owners Martha and Jose Suarez to Catalina Island several times a year.

  • Bentley McStockton visits Catalina Island

    Bentley, a 19-year-old Bichon Frise, is caught resting on the bow of his 34-foot CHB trawler, Sea Jack, after a long day. Boating and swimming in Avalon are two of his favorite pastimes with his owners, Carolyn and Paul McDonough.

  • Cruising Huntington Harbor with Stella and Stormy

    Stella and Stormy, residents of Seal Beach, are pictured here enjoying the boating life. Captains of this dingy, they are always excited to go on a ride. Catalina and Huntington Harbor are Stella and Stormy’s favorite destinations to explore with their family members.

  • Lounging on Monkey Girl with Olive the Chihuahua

    Olive sets sail aboard Monkey Girl, a 47-foot Beneteau MV, from Kona Kai Marina on Shelter Island, San Diego. The Mecca of megayachts, Kona Kai Marina boasts some of the best amenities on the California coast for these remarkable vessels.

  • Whale Hunting with Chloe

    Brenda Curet-Chandler submitted this photo of 7-year-old Chloe at the wheel and navigating through Long Beach’s Alamitos Bay in search of a baby whale. Also on board was 15-year-old Luccabear.

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3 thoughts on “Dog Aboard

  • July 23, 2016 at 7:07 am
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    In your November 11-24 2005 issue you published DOG ABOARD picture of my husband and our dog Woody one of our Kayaks. Woody lived to the ripe old age of 16. The water must be good for dogs:-) The other day, we initiated our new puppy Misi to kayaking. She took to it just like Woody. Check out my 23 July Facebook post, the pictures are so similar it is amazing.

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  • May 29, 2018 at 6:36 am
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    Great when you can bring your best friend on board with you and make it a positive boating experience for the whole family.

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