San Fransico Bay Sailing Charter - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 02-15-2008 Thread Starter
DrB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 966
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
San Fransico Bay Sailing Charter

My wife and I are most likely going to spend our 10 year Anniversary in San Fran. She has never been, so I would like to take her. We'd do the City/Winery tour stuff. Planning about a week in San Fran area.

I would like to charter a sail boat and sail in the bay specifically around The Golden Gate. I don't want to sail the boat myself, since I am unfamiliar with the waters and winds. I just want to hire a skippered charter for 4 to 6 h, sail around, take the helm when I want, have my wife take the helm when she wants, and then basically have the skipper do the rest of the sailing and be friendly to us, knowledgeable about the area and the sailing community. Don't need a gourmet meal or champagne or anything like that while out.

Want to go out on a comfortable boat to (30 to 40 ft range) that will perform and gets us around safely. We own a 33 ft boat, so we are comfortable sailing and have good experience.

Does anyone know of anyone that could provide this service that is good and reliable? Heck any of you San Fran SailNet folks that would take us out, I could help pay your slip fees for the month (provided we get back in one piece! : )

--------
EDIT: Looking at mid to late June 08 for trip to San Fran
DrB

Last edited by DrB; 02-15-2008 at 02:17 PM. Reason: More Info
DrB is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 02-15-2008
Hitchin' a ride
 
bestfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
This is the only one I can recommend by first hand experience:

http://www.rubysailing.com/

Friend of a friend:

http://www.sailsf.com/

Met this guy once, very nice.

http://www.adams-sailing.com/rates.nxg

Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
bestfriend is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 02-15-2008
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,190
Thanks: 6
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Post an ad on the San Francisco craigslist in the "Boats" section. You will get many responses and you can pick and choose your skipper and boat.
Fstbttms is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 02-15-2008
Thanks Courtney.
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: IL
Posts: 3,954
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
I was going to suggest a certain 50 Tri, but you did say "good and relieable". Oh, never mind.

hunter Legend 37 Semper Paratus
Formerly - Tartan 34C Yawl
T34C is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 02-16-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Ten years ago, I sailed for an afternoon with Modern Sailing Academy of Sausalito. I just paid for a spot with three or four others (who were together) and a very knowledgeable skipper on a 36-foot boat (probably one of their charter boats) so it didn't cost very much. I'm sure they could do a private thing, too. We ducked out beneath the Golden Gate Bridge (I still have a favorite picture of myself looking very happy in my foul weather gear with the bridge behind me). It was a nice SF day, but still cool and a bit choppy through the pass (and calm and warm inside the headland). I must have liked it, because a year later I sailed with them for three months around Hawaii, down to French Polynesia and around Tahiti, Rangiroa, Bora Bora, etc. (It's so much fun to be able to say that!) How depressing that it's 9 years later and instead of being out their cruising I'm sitting here at 2 a.m. lurking on Sailnet! (MSA and John Connolly still do two week charters around the world, I think, but I don't think they do the long open water passages anymore, btw.)
Acedia is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our First One-Week Cruise (San Juan Islands) Jim H Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 31 07-09-2009 05:41 AM
Smooth Sailing For Big Bay Balloon Parade (News 8 San Diego) NewsReader News Feeds 0 12-29-2006 02:15 PM
It's smooth sailing for Tracy in San Jose qualifying (Inside Bay Area) NewsReader News Feeds 0 07-29-2006 09:15 AM
MENLO PARK / 2 boys safe after boat overturns / Teens were honing sailing skills in bay between bridges (San Francisco Chronicle) NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-06-2006 07:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome