Delta Cruise


The Northern CA/Lake Tahoe ACBS Chapter wants to welcome you to join us at the California Delta for the 2018 Delta Cruise. The first weekend in October has a permanent place on many ACBS member’s calendars reserved for the ACBS Delta Cruise. So, be sure to mark your October calendar for the weekend of the 5th , 6th and 7th for your trip to Isleton! This is a fun weekend that starts with a traditional potluck on Friday night. Be sure to arrive early in the afternoon so you can enjoy exploring some of the California Delta’s 1000’s of miles of twisting, turning waterways .  Several of us head off to Giustis, Wimpy’s, Rosa’s or Windmill Cove for a little lunch.  Don’t eat too much and be sure to take a map so you can find your way back to the B&W resort in time to enjoy the sunset BBQ with your ACBS friends.  Check in at registration to get your packets for the weekend.

The Friday night BBQ Potluck begins at 5:30pm at the B&W Resort. DON’T FORGET TO bring a dish to share, your own meat/entrée to BBQ, and of course, libations to your personal liking! The Barbecue pits, charcoal, plates, cups and plastic utensils along with sodas and water will be provided.

Saturday morning, we’ll jump start your day with a complimentary breakfast served on the levee, just above the docks at 7:30am. Then it’s back to the cabin to pack your personal picnic feast and make ready to get underway.

At 9:00 am there will be a skipper’s meeting on the levee and at 9:30am, Tim Stapleton will lead the parade of boats out of the Marina and into the wide Delta channel for the Poker Run Cruise to Grindstone Joe’s.   Tim is looking for a few boat owners to help with the poker run.  Contact Tim if you can help.

Our lunch destination is Grindstone Joe’s, a private island and club that has become a tradition at this event. We’re lucky to have access to this unique private island.  Gather with your friends under the Pavilion for a relaxing lunch, or bring some lawn chairs and games for the large lawn out back.  Don’t forget to pick up your garbage and all of your gear before heading back.

Returning to B&W Resort, prepare yourself for a catered BBQ feast prepared on site. Again, don’t forget your favorite libations.  Please let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements. Call Layne Davis at 408-234-7613.

On Sunday, we will be cruising to Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant, located right on the Mokelumne River, for our Sunday Breakfast.  There are plenty of docks for our beautiful boats.  It’s so close that everyone can boat to it, even if you’re not planning on continuing on for the Sunday River Cruise.  After our tummies are full and we take a group photo, we’ll be underway again.  It’s just a short ride back to B&W to pull your boat out or to gather up for the River Cruise.

At about 12:30, we will disembark from B&W for another great River Cruise under the leadership and guidance of Gene Dangel.  Who knows what this year will bring?!

Don’t miss this annual ACBS favorite and let’s see if we can get 50 boats at this event!

For those needing accommodations, the following are suggestions you may find helpful:

B&W Resort                       916-777-6161     Cabins (likely full)

Best Western Plus            209-367-3000     I-5 and Hwy. 12

Delta KOA                          916-777-5588     Trailer Park and 10 Chalets

Microtel                              209-367-9700     I-5 and Hwy. 12

Rio Sands Lodge               707-374-6374     205 Hwy. 12

Tower Park Marina          209-369-1041     Cabins and camp sites



5:30pm – Social Hour and BBQ Potluck and the B&W Resort. Bring a dish to share and your own entrée. The Barbecue pits, charcoal,  plates, cups and plastic utensils along with sodas and water will be provided.


7:30am – Complimentary Continental Breakfast on the levee by the docks.

9:00 am – Skipper’s  Meeting on the levee

9:30am – Depart for Grindstone Joe’s – a route map and cruise instructions will be provided upon registration on Friday evening –  don’t forget your picnic basket, cooler and beverages!  Bring some lawn games for more fun.

5:30pm – Social hour

6:30pm – Catered dinner at B&W Resort


10:00 am – Breakfast at Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant on the Delta Loop.

12:30 pm – River Cruise – instructions will be given out at brunch and at B&W.