Full Day Skippered Charter

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Take an Exhilarating San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

Whether you want to learn to sail or just want to bring your friends or family on an adventure, we can create a great experience for you, sailing San Francisco Bay. A full-day (eight-hour) boat charter makes for an excellent trip on the water with exhilarating views of the city.

We promise exciting sailing in the San Francisco Bay Area, breathtaking views of the coastline, and any ocean activities your heart desires. Check out our activity ideas to customize your ideal charter.

The sleek and beautiful 35-foot vintage racing sloop Red Dress can accommodate up to six people.

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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.

Basic keelboat

  • Safety and preparation
  • Points of sail
  • Sail trim
  • Reefing
  • Person overboard
  • 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

Coastal cruising

  • Crossing the bar
  • Coastal weather, currents, and waves
  • Coastal navigation
  • Ports of call
  • Anchoring

Real cost of owning a boat

  • Purchase or rent?
  • Annual maintenance costs