Dog Aboard

  • My Felon aka Felly Belly (6-year-old American Bulldog) on our Highfield Sport 360 ready to cruise San Diego Bay off Shelter Island and then go paddle boarding to Kellog Beach.,” said Felly’s parent Kim in and email to the Log. There is not a day that he doesn’t pull me to the doc so he can hop on our boats. Felon is 110 pounds, so I finally purchased XL Dog Life Vest so we could start paddleboarding and go swimming at La Playa.

  • Pippa the Skippa

    Our dog Pippa is [a 9-year-old] Brussels Griffon, and enjoys boating with the family aboard our MacGregor,” said Pippa’s parent in an email to the Log. “We took our first trip out to Catalina Island recently, and she was excited to see the dolphins jumping out of the water near the island. Onboard camping at a mooring was relaxing experience, and she did a fantastic job when my daughter took her to a small beach on her boogie board for a potty break.

  • Bella lives on a 33 foot Hans Christian named Baanyen at Pier 32 Marina in national city. She loves Dinghy rides and we have named our 14 foot Boston whaler after her “Bella’s Ride” we were on our way to the fuel dock during the quarantine.

  • Our late dog “TATA” was truly one of a kind, we rescued her from the streets of Bangalore, India as a puppy, brought her back with her official passport and documents to enjoy a great life here in USA. She was with her everywhere. On land or water. The most unique dog and family member we have ever had. We miss her but have so many great memories. Including expressions and time on the water like this.

  • Hostess With the Mostess

  • Our new rescued husky, Kai enjoying the sunset at Marina Village Mission Bay aboard our Catalina 27 Ajabu.

  • Herman enjoying the boat life

  • I love sailing with my first mate, Sierra! We live in San Diego and own a 24 foot sailboat named Sancha. We have sailed hundreds of miles around the Pacific, with Sierra at the helm. She has been sailing since she was just two months old, and has a sturdy set of sea legs ... sometimes too sturdy! In rough seas, we have to tie her to a cleat, because not even bad weather will keep her from exploring.

  • She always gets me back safe

  • Captain Gary Peterson and his 3 1/2 month old golden doodle , Danika, enjoying a harbor cruise in Newport Beach aboard their family Duffy, Pura Vida.

  • On a trip from Dana Point to Long Beach, Miliani felt much more comfortable under a snuggly blanket.

  • Our 6 year old Saint Bernard enjoying a day on Big Bear Lake

  • Finnegan the quartermaster

    Finnegan, aka Squid, lives aboard SV Luna Sea at Ventura Isle Marina. Here, he’s telling his owner “that’s not how you tie a bowline.”

  • Sam the Sailing Schnoodle

    Mark Weinberger submitted this photo of his dog Sam, a one-eyed Schnoodle, sailing on his West Wight Potter in Oceanside harbor. Weinberger said when Sam isn’t sailing he can be found being walked around the harbor where he loves to socialize with other harbor dogs or, on occasion, dine al fresco with crew members at many of the harbor eateries.

  • First and second mates

    Gigi and Jasmine are the first and second mates aboard a 50-foot Jefferson Rivanna, Legacy. Here they are taking a ride on a 12-foot Novurania Tender back to Legacy at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club marina.

  • Weekend Shades

    Duke the Goldendoodle sure looks cool in his sunglasses, just chilling on the weekend aboard his boat in Shoreline Marina.

  • Fearless Feline

    Well, no discrimination allowed. Ken D’Angelo submitted this photo of Tiller, an 8-year-old, 16-pound tourtie cat. He said she started boat life aboard his 45-foot Hunter sailboat Traveller in 2012 and now they own this Bayliner 4588, DagoRed. D’angelo said Tiller’s favorite pastime – besides eating and sleeping – is doing what her captain does: taking in the beautiful days of life on San Diego Bay.

  • Dog gone good weekend

    Maura M. Brutti sent in this photo of her Goldendoodle Duke at Shoreline Marina. She said Duke loves the weekends!

  • Mochi the foot warmer

    David Birken submitted this photo of Mochi, a 7-year old Havanese. He said the breed historically sailed the Caribbean Sea and kept the sailors’ feet warm. “Every night he heads to the foot of our bed to keep my first mates’ and my feet warm at night whether we are on our sailboat or at home,” Birken said in an email.

  • Roxy makes herself at home

    Roxy certainly knows how to make herself at home. Phil Raffee submitted this photo of Roxy snoozing in the salon on his Cape Dory.

  • Gus on Coronado Bay

    Gus, an 8-year-old Pomeranian, lives on this yacht and loves to go down to Coronado Bay. Here he is waiting to go underneath the Coronado Bridge.

  • The Monster kayaker

    Monster getting in some time on the water aboard a kayak in Santa Barbara Harbor!

  • Telling jokes

    Frodo and his owner, Paul, enjoy telling jokes and sharing laughs while cruising in Point Loma.


    It was blue skies and blue seas off the coast of Ventura the day this photo of Mike and his dog, Sophie, was taken on board LOVEY, a 23-foot Duffy Cudd.

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3 thoughts on “Dog Aboard

  • 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.

  • 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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