What you'll do
This is an intimate experience for up to six guests. We'll pick you up at your hotel or residence, or arrange for a car to meet us at the Paradise Cay Marina in Tiburon. At the marina, we'll acquaint you with our beloved yacht "Whimsea" and all of it's luxurious amenities, give you a safety tour and briefing, stow your gear, and share the itinerary for the day. Then we'll put on all our sailing gear and disembark the dock for adventures on the Bay. We'll head to the central bay past Tiburon, Sausalito, Angel Island and Alcatraz, and head for the Golden Gate Bridge. During our voyage you can sit back and relax with some gourmet food and drinks, and/or help us steer and trim the sails. The boat is very comfortable, stable, and we guarantee you wont get wet or cold. The experience is like sitting in a luxurious living room with great views passing you by. During the voyage you can feel free to ask us about the maritime history of the bay, the environmental conditions of the Bay or any other fun Bay facts. Your host Lauren has over 30 years working for the local Ports and teaching sailing and marine science on the Bay. Your host Jerry is a doctor and has sailed this yacht Whimsea around the world and in the Bay for over 40 years. We both love sailing the Bay and sharing our love of it with our guests.
Captains Lauren and Jerry have over 80 years of combined experience captaining boats around the world. They are both passionate sailors and love being out on San Francisco bay. They also both love people, and sharing the joys of sailing with their guests. Lauren is a licensed Coast Guard Captain and professional sailing instructor, and loves to share her knowledge of sailing and adventures with her guests. In addition, she worked for over 20 years at the local Ports of San Francisco and Oakland and has a wealth of knowledge about the maritime, natural and cultural histories of the Bay. Jerry owns the luxurious yacht "Whimsea" and has sailed on this boat and others around the world. He is a doctor, and a pilot and is dedicated to keeping our guests safe and comfortable. He loves people, and sharing the Bay's beauty and wonders.
We will prepare gourmet snacks and lunch catered to our guests special needs. We cater to special occasions as requested
We will prepare drinks catered to our guests special needs. We cater to special occasions as requested
We can help arrange for pick up of our guests at their location by boat or car.
We provide all the safety gear you will need including life jackets., binoculars and sea sickness medicine. We also have…
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Where you'll be
We'll spend 3 hours sailing the Bay, past the Tiburon peninsula, and the Sausalito waterfront, Richardson Bay, around Angel Island, and out to the central Bay towards the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Along the way we'll see lots of sea birds, and seals, sea lions, porpoises and maybe even some whales.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Each tour is for a minimum of 6 guests. The cost per person for a 3 1/2 hour tour including food and drinks is $120/pp. Please email (email@example.com) or call us at 916-836-0849 at least a few days before your tour so we can send you some important FAQs.
Eco Sailing Tour of San Francisco Bay