Welcome to Pilikia

With Pilikia Yacht Charters you can explore the beauty of Southern California's tranquil offshore Channel Islands aboard our 92' custom fishing and exploration yacht.

Why spend money on a cruise filled with strangers, going to locations on a fixed schedule. On the Pilikia you can choose your own privately tailored itinerary with family or friends in order to meet your every need; doing what you want, when you want.

Your Pilikia adventure includes:

  • Flexible itineraries based upon your interests
  • Observing a vast range of sea life including California grey whales, dolphin, sunfish, sea lions, giant manta rays, and sharks.
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standup Paddle Boards
  • Snorkeling
  • Wake-boarding
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Exploring

The Pilikia is ideally suited for long range fishing adventures. It's large cockpit with central bait tank provides a perfect fishing platform for six or seven anglers. The Pilikia has a large commercial grade fish hold which can store all the fish that can be caught on a 5 to 7 day trip at temperatures just above freezing. We can also fillet, vacuum pack and freeze your catch as desired.

The Pilikia is Skippered by Captain Sean Burke, born and raised in Dana Point, CA, he completed his studies at San Diego State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. As a licensed captain for the past 15 years, he has built a distinguished resume in the West Coast sport fishing industry. In 2002, he was brought on board “Pilikia” as she was undergoing the final stages of construction in Hoquiam, WA. As co-captain, harpooner, and crew member his definition of “dream job” became reality, commercially fishing swordfish during the season and recreational tournaments during his spare time. As the Captain of “Pilikia”, Sean will use all his expertise and experience fishing the local waters to ensure you a great fishing experience.

As a USCG licensed captain with certifications in infant/child/adult CPR, standard first aid, and AED child/adult his number one rule to himself has always been to adhere to this training and experience, putting owners,crew and guests ahead of himself.