Sail Away to Awe-Inspiring San Francisco Bay
Join our experienced captain on a fully customizable sailing trip around San Francisco Bay! A half-day (four-hour) charter offers the perfect amount of time to witness the incredible scenery this area has to offer, including unique views of the city.
Come aboard Red Dress, our vintage racing sloop that accommodates up to six people. Customize your San Francisco sailing charter by choosing where you’d like to explore.
See our activity ideas below to get some inspiration for your perfect voyage! Whether you want to see the Golden Gate Bridge up close, or look for wildlife at Muir Beach, our captain can make it happen!
Learn at your own pace on a responsive, easy-handling boat in the best sailing venue in the U.S. with Cap’n Bill, an experienced, low-pressure instructor. Learn basic keelboat, coastal cruising, weather, tides, and currents.
Learn here, sail anywhere.
Safety and preparation
Points of sail
Boat handling, motoring, docking, anchoring
Rules of the road
Crew coordination and single-handing
Sailing San Francisco Bay
Wind and weather
Tides and currents
Navigation and traffic
Crossing the bar
Coastal weather, currents, and waves
Ports of call
Real cost of owning a boat
Purchase or rent?
Annual maintenance costs
Sail by the historic Alcatraz Island and Sausalito
See the city skyline from a unique standpoint
Picnic on board in a quiet cove
Get an up-close-and-personal look at the Golden Gate Bridge
Sail to Muir Beach for a chance to see the seals, sea lions, porpoise and birds!