Testimonials

Testimonials

Hi Chuck,
Thank you very much for today's sailing tour of SF Bay! Kris and I both really enjoyed learning more about sailing in general and in the Bay specifically, and Kris had fun trying his hand at participating in the mechanics of sailing. We very much appreciated and trusted your expertise and calm mastery when other boats sailed a little bit too close. We hope to book another charter later this year, and in the meantime, we will definitely recommend your services to our friends and colleagues!
 
Laura and Kris
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I wanted to personally thank you for chartering Aric and I. It was by far the highlight of our trip. Aric learned so much, as did I, and I greatly valued your instruction. Attached is the snap I captured of you. 

Many, many thanks.
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We had a wonderful time sailing with Captain Chuck on the 36 foot Wild Streak. We were 3 couples and the boat size was perfect. This was the first time on a sailboat for half of our group so he took that into consideration when deciding how fast to sail the waters. Captain Chuck is professional, easy to talk with and has a spotless boat and makes you feel welcome and comfortable. Our group had a great time and I would love to get another group together and do it again. Highly recommend.
 
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Hi Captain Chuck
Thank you for being an amazing host and sailing guide ... we had a gr8 trip and look forward to making more sails with u :)
 
Had the most wonderful time sailing with Captain Chuck! Truly a wonderful experience with a wonderful captain.
 
This was a highlight of 2015 for us!! Thank you!
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Captain Chuck - What a wonderful time we had last evening! We will talk about that cruise.
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Thank you! Hi Chuck....thank you, we all had an exceptionally great time. It's a fun group and sailing with you made everyone all the more fun and lively. I am sure that you will be seeing us again and we will heartily recommend you! A few photos are attached, including a really good one of you with the GG Bridge.
Cheers!
Steve
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Chuck,
I just wanted to say thank you. It was an awsome day on the water. Very beautiful sail boat you have and your wife's cookies were really good. Awesome experience. Awesome day. You will definitely be seeing me again in the future... Thank you, Chuck and your lovely wife ....
Mark
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Capt. Chuck,
 
Thank you for a most excellent sailing adventure on SF Bay!
Wild Streak was just the vessel I was looking for. Your command style was professional, competent, and comfortable. My compliments to you on whatever arrangements you made for the weather- what a beautiful day!
From our family to you,
Thank you very much!
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Thank you, Captain Chuck, for an amazing day on the bay. Riley can't stop talking about how cool it was to be at the helm when we sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge. Who knew sailing San Francisco Bay could be SO MUCH FUN!

We'll be back the end of August. Can't wait to do it again!

Jenn
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Hi Captain Chuck!
 
We went on a sailing trip with you on the 16th of April! Thanks again for that, it was a lot of fun!
 
I’ll definitely keep on recommending you to my friends! Keep it up!
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Captain Chuck:
 
What a fantastic time all of us had yesterday with you on Wild Streak. Special thanks for ordering perfect weather and perfect wind. The last of the fabulous chocolate chip cookie crumbs was just swallowed. It was the first experience to take our grandsons sailing and it could not have been better. They had a great experience and Cooper was really psyched about all the times he could help. His comment, "I did not know I was so interested in sailing." Hopefully, there will be more to come for them both.
 
Marilyn and Alan
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Hi Captain Chuck,

I just wanted to thank you again for helping to make our engagement sailing tour wonderful and special! The pictures are phenomenal and we love them. Katy is still surprised it happened =). Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again for another sail!

Alen
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Just went on our second sail with Captain Chuck and had an AMAZING experience. Last time, we went during the sunset, which I definitely recommend. But this time, we went on a warm, clear, and somewhat windy (of course) day. There were hundreds of other boats in the water, choppers flying everywhere, and a fighter jet that flew by a couple times -- what a great day to go sailing. We were able to go underneath the Golden Gate, which was unbelievable. He let my wife and me take control for a good amount of time and we were able to learn so much about sailing. As soon as we got off, my wife and I were planning our next excursion with him. We highly recommend and know you will not be disappointed. And his wife, Mary, makes the most delicious cookies -- zero trans fat ;-) Thanks, Captain Chuck!!
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Captain Chuck:
 
I just wanted to thank you again for the cruise on your yacht this past Sunday morning to honor our Mom and Dad’s wishes to have their ashes return to the Pacific Ocean, by their city by the bay. Everything was just perfect: the sail, 
the weather, the views, the seals popping up to check things out, and last but certainly not least, your kind spirit. I’m not sure it would have been the same with any other Captain - my brother made an excellent choice!
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Again, thank you for making this send-off a good memory we can all share and reflect back on.
 
Best regards,
Diana
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Chuck
We had such a great time.We know you do that everyday but thanks for making us feel extra special! We really had a blast.
 
Becky and Mary
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Captain Chuck,
It was, indeed, a perfect day with you and the crew. A Beautiful Boat sailing perfectly in more weather changes than a West Texas thunder storm, sharing space on the race course with the AC 72's and under the Golden Gate Bridge with a Cargo ship's back draft, marveling at the fog rolling in over Sausalito and the beautiful sunset in the calm of Paradise Cay! WOW, WHAT A WAY TO FULFILL A BUCKET LIST!
 
Thanks again for your hospitality, the conversation, the opportunity to share the helm and those wonderful chocolate chip cookies. It was all a special moment in time for me and my boys!
 
Sam
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Hello Captain Chuck,
 
Just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for the excellent trip we had out on the water on Friday. We were the group of 3 that drank a lot of beer and ate all the cookies!
 
I had a terrific time. My wife, as expected, is righteously jealous of not being able to go out with us. So I'm sure you'll be seeing us again sometime soon.
 
Thanks again for taking us out sailing on SF Bay; we had an absolute blast!
 
-Adam
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Chuck,
Thanks for a truly spectacular afternoon on San Francisco Bay.
 
You have a unique combination of a great boat, solid technical know how and an outgoing, friendly personality that makes everyone comfortable. On top of all that, your wife makes great cookies!
 
Thanks again. It was the highlight of our trip to the SF Bay Area.
 
Mike
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Captain Chuck,
Thanks for the wonderful sailing adventure on San Francisco Bay. We never dreamed it could be so much fun. Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge was truly a once in a lifetime experience.
 
The next time we are in San Francisco, we will definitely sail with you again.
 
Cheers!
Bob, Carol & family
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Hello Chuck!
 
Thanks again for the sailboat trip today. Everybody is still very enthusiastic about it as we are having a look at the fotos. We had a great afternoon with you. My wife and the kids all send greetings to you.
 
All the best!
 
Rolf
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Chuck-
We had a great experience and we owe it to you. We safely arrived back home and yet still talk about the sailing charter adventure. As I told you previously, this was to be a memorable event, and without question, you exceeded all expectations. Thanks again for everything and I look forward to seeing you all again in the future.
 
Fair winds and following seas!
 
All the best
 
Jim
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Hi Captain Chuck,
We had such a great time. Everything was perfect. We will definitely recommend you to others. Captain Jim was wonderful. Hope we can go sailing again. Thank you so much for a wonderful anniversary memory.
Veronica
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Dear Chuck,
As Mike and I prepare to leave San Francisco, one of the highlights of our trip was our sail with you. As the winds and currents of San Francisco Bay are not something for a beginning sailing outsider, you made the trip safe and fun! We also learned so much. I can check this experience off my bucket list, but when we return to San Francisco, since I left my heart there, we will most certainly see you again! Loved it!
 
Sincerely,
Gentry
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Captain Chuck,
 
Thank you for sharing my sailing adventure on the SF bay. It was truly a magical experience for me.
 
All the best!
Jason
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Hi Chuck
Thank you for the wonderful tour, it was an amazing experience for me and Linda. Thank you again and please thank your wife for the cookies.
 
Tamer
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Hello Chuck,
Thanks again for a great day. We had such a good time. My dad always dreamed of sailing under GGB and today he could do it even steering himself. He loved it so much.
 
Best regards,
Peter and Norbert
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Dear Captain Chuck,
 
Thank you so much for the photo. It's a treasure. As was our adventure sailing with you yesterday. Your kind words and chocolate chip cookies were frosting on the cake. Hard as Jason and I tried to ration them so they'd last a long time, neither of us quit eating until they were gone. ;)
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Hi Captain Chuck,
OMG! Thank you for an amazing day. Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset was magical. We got some great pictures of the harbor porpoises swimming alongside the boat. Can’t wait to do it again!
 
Christine
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Thanks, Chuck!
I sure hope I can sail with you folks again!
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Kate
  
Hi Chuck! We had the best of times sailing with you yesterday and feel so grateful we had you as our captain! Most importantly, Andrew's birthday was spectacular. He has been talking about how awesome it was when we were heeled over all day! Thank you so much for letting him be so involved. Truly a special and memorable day for us all, and we thank you sincerely!
 
Best regards,
Jessica
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Team Alabama and I love you and Mary and our time in the Bay along w great stories! Thank you again for a great day! We’ll be back!
 
Enjoy the Rosé!
 

Thanks Chuck
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We all had a great time. Thank you so much for a great trip. What a beautiful sailboat!
 
Al
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Hi Captain Chuck,
 
I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful day on the Hasty Heart last Saturday. My husband had a wonderful time and his friends enjoyed it too. I really hope that we can revisit you and enjoy another day on the water before long!
 
All the best.
 
Kind regards,
Neika
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Hi Captain Chuck,
 
The sailing was magical! Many thanks for making it so special
 
- the bride
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Hi Captain Chuck,
Thank you!

We all had a blast sailing and are looking forward to it next year again with you. The weather was amazing and the journey out beyond the bridge was even better. The kids all enjoyed it so much.
 
 
What a trip and a perfect day... You are right, Dave was in his long lost element behind the helm of Wild Streak! Your sailing charter was ideal. Thanks for your generous time allotment, giving us the thrill of absorbing the bay. You can be sure we will be back with more of the tribe. And yes, Taylor gobbled those cookies!
 
Happi sails, Lindsay
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Hi Chuck.
That was by far the best sailing experience I have ever had. Thank you for the opportunity to take the wheel and please thank Ricky. Was a brilliant afternoon.
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Hi Chuck,
I just wanted to tell you what a great time we had sailing with you aboard the Wild Streak. It was the highlight of our trip to California, and we have the pictures to prove it!
 
 
Thank you for the pictures and great time. The sailing was a highlight for our week of vacation. I believe the girls will remember that experience for many years.
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Hello Captain Chuck,
Thank you for the amazing day sailing in the sunshine on San Francisco bay. We all had stories to tell my Mom when we got back home. The America's cup boats were a real treat and if any of the pictures are available please send them on. Mat was a little red from steering the boat but he had a big grin on his face that was still there the next day.
 
Thanks for making it such a relaxing afternoon,
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Thank you so much! We had a blast! It was the perfect first experience for him and the whole ride home he was talking about how he wants to go again and maybe take lessons :) I appreciate the service and we will definitely be in touch to come back again!
 
Thanks for everything!
Pilar
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Thank you so much for the wonderful sailing trip. It was the highlight of our stay in San Francisco, and it was the highlight of my husband's 30th. He hasn't stopped raving about what a pleasant ride and fun time it was. He also can't stop raving about you. The next time we end up in the Bay Area, we will definitely book another trip. Thank you so very much, Captain Chuck!
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Thank you for a great sail. The whole family LOVED it! Especially the dolphins as we were sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge. It really made our family reunion special. The kids had so much fun steering the boat. So did us old folks. You are the perfect captain and host and guide. We never expected to learn so much about the Bay. And your wife’s chocolate chip cookies were delicious, too. Can’t wait to do it again!
 
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Hi Chuck,
 
This is now overdue, but just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail and say thank you once again for an amazing sail! The family absolutely loved it and could not stop talking about how beautiful it was and how nice you were.
 
Hope you are well,
 
Amber
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Dear Captain Chuck,
 
I can't thank you enough for making the time sailing on your boat to be such a beautiful experience for my friends and me. You are amazing!
 
Dina
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Hi Captain Chuck,
 
Thank you for a fantastic experience! We’re so glad we chose you for our sailing charter. None of us had ever been sailing before and were all a little nervous. You made everyone feel safe and totally comfortable. We will definitely be back. Sailing on SF Bay is our new favorite thing to do!
 
Suzie
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Thanks Captain Chuck for a great day on the beautiful San Francisco Bay! Awesome views of the Golden Gate Bridge! Some of us were "first timers" and the sailing experience was a real thrill! Your sailboat is impeccable! We will do it again soon!
 
Jan and Bill and Friends
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I just wanted to thank you again for such a great experience on your sailboat. I couldn't be more happy in my choice to propose on your boat, and I am deeply grateful for your help in planning. Jeanette had a great time and it was definitely a moment she will never forget. Thank you again; we look forward to bringing our friends out soon.
 
Regards, Rodney
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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. It was amazing. We loved watching the birds and the seals and photographing the underside of the Golden Gate Bridge. That’s something most people never get to see! And what fun to ‘take the helm.’ Who knew I could actually sail a boat? (With a little input from the captain, of course.) It was a wonderful day. Can’t wait to do it again.
 
Leigh and David
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Capt. Chuck - 
Who knew sailing on SF Bay could be so much fun? It all looks so different from the water. And the 61' Swan is just as beautiful as the scenery. Sailing on such a spectacular yacht was an unforgettable experience. Even the food was great. Thank you for a perfect day!
 
Dan, Beth and the gang
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Thank you for an amazing day of sailing on SF Bay. We couldn’t have asked for a better adventure. Previous trips to San Francisco we admired all the sails out on the bay but never dreamed we’d be out there ourselves. And actually sailing the boat! It was perfect and we can’t wait to do it again. Save a slot for us in October.
 
Patty and Sam
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Thank you for a great sunset sail. The sun looked like a fireball sinking into the ocean. We weren’t even expecting to see the lighted boat parade on the way in. The snacks were great and the hot cider really hit the spot. Couldn’t have asked for a better birthday on the bay.
 
Carl and Ella
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Roger and I had such a wonderful time sailing with you on Saturday, and I can't thank you enough for your great sailing lesson. It was just exactly what Roger hoped for, and we are both excited about going sailing on SF Bay again soon, with your directions in mind! -

Heather
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Thank you, Captain Chuck. I was looking for sailing charters on SF Bay and I’m so glad I found you. Kayla says it was the best birthday present she’s ever had. It was so much fun to take the wheel and feel the wind in the sails. And the views were spectacular. Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge was a thrill we’ll never forget. We will definitely be back for more. And I got a great picture of the dolphins – I’ll send it to you.
 
Jim and Kayla
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THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything today. It was truly a memorable experience. My entire team really enjoyed you and your sailing. - Ryan
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Captain Chuck, 
Thank you so much for a great time today. Ingrid and Evann had a perfect first sailing experience thanks to you. 
My brother Paul had a fantastic send off with the sail. Liz and I agreed we couldn't have asked for a better captain and experience.
Thanks again!!
Best
Erich
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Hi Captain Chuck - Thank you so much for a wonderful day! We had a FABULOUS TIME!
Laura, Anand, Rohan, Shaan and Noah
 
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Looks like we really did pick the right day. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed sailing yesterday. It was a pleasure to meet you and Bill said it was the best birthday present he has ever had. We did good! Thank you so very much.
Kara
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Dear Captain Chuck,
Thank you so much for making Tony's and my Valentine's cruise such a memorable one. He was absolutely overjoyed getting to sail the bay. We had such an AMAZING time and the sunset cruise was more than I could have ever imagined. You truly made it a very special night. Your yacht is absolutely beautiful. We will definitely be sailing with you again!
Bast Regards,
Mari
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Chuck-
Thanks again for an incredibly good time this weekend - think the picture says it all. FUN and a good laugh.More pics to come from Jeff. Great sailing, perfect gear and captain for heavier weather conditions as well!
Cheers,
Matthijs
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We wanted to say what a great time we had on the boat on Wednesday. This was our first time out on a sailboat and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The visuals were amazing and the sailing very exciting. - Noella and Brent
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I want to thank you for making Rob's birthday cruise a smashing success. He is still raving about it - as we all are. It was truly a wonderfully magic evening. - Chris
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Captain Chuck, Just wanted to let you know that my husband, Frank, and his friend, Jacques, thoroughly enjoyed their sail with you last Friday. - Kathleen
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Captain Chuck, We had a wonderful time! Keep me informed of your Cabo trips. Love to sail in Mexico as well as Sausalito. - Linda
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Thanks again for the trip last weekend. Laura can't stop talking about it. - Evan
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I've sailed with Captain Chuck several times and can say he is an expert captain, providing an enjoyable sailing experience. You will have a wonderful trip! - Judi
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I've gone sailing with Captain Chuck many times and it has always been a truly memorable experience. One of my favorite occasions was the Fourth of July - Captain Chuck found the perfect spot, and we could see 2 fireworks shows in SF plus the one on the Bay all going on simultaneously - it was spectacular! Captain Chuck will make you feel welcome, relaxed, and entertained on your sailing adventure. - Alana
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We've sailed with Captain Chuck for about 5 years and enjoyed every trip, including ones around Alcatraz to see the Blue Angels. Spectacular! Chuck is an excellent sailing instructor and guide - he's very friendly, patient and has a great sense of humor. In addition, he keeps his boat in impeccable shape. You are sure to enjoy yourself! - Austin and Marcy 
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I've been sailing with Captain Chuck for several years. My favorite times are the Fourth of July fireworks shows and the time he buried the rail all the way from Sausalito to Crissy Field. - Donal

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