Emeryville, CA 0

Fractional sailing program on three Hunter sailboats, 33 to 36 feet. Pay a flat monthly fee for the use of one of the boats, with all maintenance, insurance, and berthing provided. At least 7 sailing times a month are guaranteed for $525 to $625 per month. If you're renting a sailboat more than one or twice a month, this is a less-expensive alternative that gives you much more sailing time.

Access: In Emery Cove Yacht Harbor, Emeryville

About Boat Rentals

You don't have to own your own boat to get out on San Francisco Bay as captain for the day. Sailboat rentals are the most widely available on the bay, with most boats in the 22 to 44 foot range. A few larger sailboats are available as well. Power boats are harder to find, but there are a few available. And don't forget kayaks, especially for protected areas.