Sailing on San Francisco Bay is a beautiful and memorable experience. Every tour is unique, depending upon your needs and wants, the weather and currents. Listed below are some typical itineraries but you may design your own according to your desires. All tours include beverages and a snack and can accommodate up to six passengers. If you would like to take the helm and receive some sailing instruction, it is included at no extra cost.
Sail on San Francisco Bay - a fun family outing, perfect for entertaining friends, relatives, colleagues, employees, business associates. The perfect way to celebrate a special occasion - birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding.
Call today to reserve your San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour!
Three Hour SF Bay Tour:
Leave Clipper Yacht Harbor, sail along the Sausalito waterfront and under the Golden Gate Bridge. View the open ocean, make some noise and hear it echo off the bridge above. Sail along the San Francisco waterfront past Crissy Field, Aquatic Park, Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39 (including the Sidney Rudy Waterfront Park - yes, he was my father). Turn and sail past Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Return to Sausalito and Clipper Yacht Harbor.
Four Hour SF Bay Tour:
Includes everything in the three hour tour with the addition of a sail all the way around Angel Island then finishing with a thrilling ride through Raccoon Strait with the beauty of Belvedere on one side and Angel Island's Ayala Cove on the other.
Four Hour Coastal Tour:
Leave Clipper Yacht Harbor, sail along the Sausalito waterfront and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue out into the Pacific Ocean and sail up the coast past Point Bonita, Fort Cronkite, and Tennessee Valley Beach to Muir Beach. Depending on the time of year you may see dolphins, whales, seals, and an abundance of shore birds. Return along the coast line and back under the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and Clipper Yacht Harbor. This tour may take up to five hours, depending on the tides, but you will not be charged extra. We do this because we want to encourage you to experience ocean sailing.
Two Hour Sunset Cruise:
Leave Clipper Yacht Harbor one hour before sunset. Sail along the Sausalito waterfront and under the Golden Gate Bridge where you can see the sun setting as a fiery ball into the Pacific Ocean. If it is a full moon you will see the moon rising in the east as the sun sets simultaneously in the west. Then, as the sky begins to darken, you will experience the magic of bridge and city lights sparkling all around you. Spectacular. Don't forget to bring a camera.
Marriage Proposal Cruise:
This cruise is designed to your specifications. One possibility: Sail along the Sausalito waterfront and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Then back across San Francisco Bay through Raccoon Straits and into Angel Island's beautiful and serene Ayala Cove where we cruise slowly while you pop the question. Champagne and roses will be hidden on board to complete the special occasion. Call for further details.
What to wear:
Weather on the bay is both unpredictable and variable. One area may be quite warm while another is very chilly. It is best to dress comfortably, in layers. (Long pants, tank top or T-shirt, sweatshirt.) Be sure to bring a warm jacket, preferably with a hood or a hat that can be tied securely. Wear low-heeled, comfortable shoes with non-marking soles, if possible. (Sneakers with white or light-colored soles are best.) Bring camera, sunscreen, and be prepared to have a great time.