Scheduled Sailing Cruises

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

Phone: 855-227-3201   

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

Phone: 831.423.1213   

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

Phone: 831.372.SAIL   

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….

Ohana Sailing

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…

Rendezvous Charters

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…


Phone: 415-861-2165   

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

Phone: 415.378.4887   

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…