Taking a regularly scheduled cruise on one of the bay’s beautiful sailboats is a great way to experience the bay at its best, at a very modest cost.
Note: This page lists sailboat cruises that operate on a regular schedule and do not require you to book the entire boat. If you want a boat for just your group, see Yacht Charters. You can also join a scheduled cruise on a motor yacht. For more options, see our article on getting out on SF Bay.
AC Sailing SF
America’s Cup sailing experience on SF Bay. A real America’s cup 84-ft, all carbon racing yacht, the USA76, sailing from Pier 39. Public & Private sailing trips and corporate events. Regular sails or …
Bay Breeze Charters
Phone: 800 849 9256
Scheduled cruises as well as private charters on 51-foot ketch Glory Days. In addition to private charters, Glory Days is available for scheduled sunset cruises and full-moon evening sails. Based in P…
Chardonnay Sailing Charters
Scheduled and private charters on a fast 70-foot sailboat; based in Santa Cruz….
Gas Light Charters
Phone: (415) 331-2769
Private charters and summertime sunset cruises on the 50-foot scow schooner Gas Light, built in 1991, as an authentic reproduction of an 1870 scow schooner. This type of blunt-bowed boat was once comm…
Imagine Sailing Tours
Phone: 916-813-8285 or 916-359-8285
San Francisco Bay yacht charter on an Irwin Citation 34 with Captain Dennis (30 years experience). USCG documented yacht. Up to 6 passengers. Sunset Cruises, Wine Tasting Cruises at Treasure Island…
Lighthall Yacht Charters
Phone: 831 429 1970
Sailboat rentals, 27 to 42 feet, private charters, and weekly scheduled sail cruises….
Monterey Bay Sailing
Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 43 feet. ASA certified sailing instruction, scheduled sailing cruises, and skippered charters also available….
Phone: 510 234 5054
Private charters and public 2-, 3-, and 6-hour sails on a 57-foot ketch, Nehemiah — a beautiful, traditional wood ketch built in 1971 and a veteran of two circumnavigations. She is based at Marina Ba…
Phone: 800 223 2984
Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 40 feet. Skippers available for crewed charters. Scheduled sailing cruises also available….
Phone: 415-457-4417 – office; 415-250-9850 – cell
Skippered charter on a beautifully appointed 45-foot sailing yacht with up to 6 passengers on San Francisco Bay. Options: Full moon cruises; sunset cruises; sail the proposed America’s Cup Venue; vie…
Phone: (415) 543-7333
Crewed charters and scheduled sailboat cruises. Based in South Beach Harbor. Yachts include the 90-foot Bay Lady, 65-foot Sea Raven, and 53-foot Yukon Jack. Sunset, Sunday brunch, and Sunday afternoon…
Lunch and sunset cruises, as well as private charters, on a 63-foot sloop. Ruby is the longest-serving charter boat on the bay, operating since 1980. She is easily identified by her conspicuous wheelh…
San Francisco Sailing Company
Private charters for up to 28 passengers on Privateer, an Islander Freeport 41; Avolonte, a 42-foot Fountaine Pajot catamaran; and up to 6 passengers on Lady J, an Islander 34. In addition to private …
Sausalito Waterfront Tours
Phone: (415) 331-8730
The 38-foot catamaran Apparition sails from Schoonmaker Point Marina for both scheduled sunset sails and private charters for up to six people. She is also available as a bareboat charter. New 33-foot…
SF Bay Adventures
Phone: (415) 331-0444
SF Bay Adventures offers a diverse fleet of sail and motor yachts on San Francisco Bay. The fleet includes rigid-hull zodiacs, the 78-foot schooner Freda B, custom-built performance catamarans, luxury…