As a follow-up to my original post here... It will be two Sundays in a row (counting this coming weekend) that I will have been unable to get on the Stardust because it was chartered. I'm glad that they are getting business but this is a problem that I experienced numerous times last summer. I guess what I'm saying is that this reiterates my thoughts that there is strong demand for another boat in Santa Barbara.
On a side note, I also tried to go out of Port Hueneme the past couple weekends (my 2nd choice landing) but all boats were chartered as well. I see a pattern here... if you don't create your own charters or find an open one, you aren't going out on any good party boats on the weekends. Sorry for the sour grapes... Wish I had my own boat or knew someone who did.