Yacht Charters

The most luxurious way to enjoy San Francisco Bay is on a chartered yacht with a professional captain and crew. Available yachts range from 30 to more than 200 feet long, for 4 to 400 people. Note: This page lists boats that come with a captain. If you are prepared to skipper the boat yourself, see Boat Rentals. You can also join a scheduled cruise on either sail or motor yachts. 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 …

Adams Sailing Charters

Phone: (415) 269.1973

Private charters for up to 5 passengers on their 1999 Catalina 34 sloop, “Fansea.” Capt. Paul Adams is a USCG licensed Captain with Sailing and Radar endorsements. Based in Sausalito Yacht H…

Adventure Cat

Phone: (415) 777-1630

Scheduled and private cruises on 55-foot catamaran. Frequent afternoon and sunset cruises. Also offers trips to Angel Island and whale watching trips in season, as well as private charters. Based at P…

Argosy Venture

Phone: 650 952 4168

Private charters on a 101-foot motorsailer. Based in Brisbane, this stunning 1947 yacht carries up to 12 passengers. Owned by Bill Belmont, an associate of the Grateful Dead, the yacht achieved a cert…

Atlantis Yacht Charters

Phone: 415 332 0800

Sailboat rentals, 30 to 44 feet, plus yacht charters. Skippers available for sailboat charters (maximum 6 passengers). Also offers charters on a range of larger yachts, both power and sail….

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…

Bay and Delta Yacht Charter

Charters on the 70-foot Avalon and 55-foot Atlantis, both classic Motoryachts….

Bay View Charters

Phone: (800) 817-8774

Bay View Yacht Charters offers motor yachts for charter from 40 to 100 feet. The 30-passenger vessel, Journey, for example, is a 40-foot motor yacht with a full galley, lounge, dining area with panora…

Bay Voyager

Phone: 510-612-1251

Unique tour boat, 28 ft. Northwind Custom RIB (rigid inflatable boat) w/seating for 12. Tours include history and stories of the SF Bay, access to the less traveled places. Several different length cr…


Offering private, custom tailored sailing charters on a 30′ Wyliecat out of Point Richmond, and Delta picnic cruises on 25′ Premier deck boat (based at Discovery Bay) for up to 6 passengers….

Blue and Gold Fleet

Phone: (415) 705.5555

Bay cruises and ferries (between San Francisco and Oakland/Alameda, Tiburon, Sausalito, Angel Island, or Vallejo). See the Web site for ferry schedules, to buy tickets for a range of bay cruises, or a…

Call of the Sea

Phone: (415) 331-3214

A non-profit educational organization, which has chartered the beautiful 85-foot schooner Ka?iulani for its educational programs, primarily for students from fourth grade through high school. Programs…

Captain Kirk’s San Francisco Sailing

Phone: 650 492-0681

Sailing charter on three wonderful yachts: 50-foot Santa Cruz (up to 25 passengers), 50-foot Gulf Star (up to 25 passengers), and 36-foot Soverel (up to 6 passengers), captained by Kirk Miller. Two be…

Captain Bradley

Phone: 415 261 1004

Captain Bradley offers charters on ReVive, a Pearson Triton 28 — a restored classic — and French Kiss, a Beneteau 50….

Captain San Francisco

Phone: 415-350-5524

Custom charters for up to six passengers on a 43-foot Jeanneau Sun Oddysey. Captain Josh Waldman has 35,000 miles of ocean sailing experience and also provides yacht delivery services….

Celebrations on the Bay

Phone: 877-499-4229

Riverboat-style dinner cruise ship operating from Jack London Square….

Chardonnay Sailing Charters

Phone: 831.423.1213

Scheduled and private charters on a fast 70-foot sailboat; based in Santa Cruz….

Club Nautique Sausalito

Phone: 800 343 SAIL

Sailboat school and rentals, 25 to 54 feet; also some trawlers. Locations in Sausalito, Alameda, and Richmond. Queen of the fleet is the EliBriSar, a stunning Jeanneau 54 that is the largest boat avai…

Club Nautique Alameda

Phone: 800 343 SAIL

Sailboat school and rentals, 25 to 54 feet; also some trawlers. Locations in Sausalito, Alameda, and Richmond. Queen of the fleet is the EliBriSar, a stunning Jeanneau 54 that is the largest boat avai…

Commodore Events

Phone: 925 256 4000

Six motoryachts for charter. Covering the entire bay, from Redwood City to Stockton. Passenger capacities from 6 people to 424….

Executive Yacht Systems

Phone: 916-826-5653

Crewed charters for up to six passengers on Oceanaire, a Tayana 48′ sloop, and Dreamcatcher, a custom 68′ sailing ketch. The crew is led by Garrett Caldwell, a merchant marine and US Coast Guard c…

Farallon Charters

Phone: 415-812-4060

Protector 28, with twin 150HP outboards, fast and smooth. Includes a high performance stereo, cooler and snacks for up to 6 people. Captain Jody Harris. Charter by the hour or the day….

Finally Enough Charters

Phone: 1-888-475-1675

Custom yacht charters and fishing charters on a 57-foot, three-stateroom motoryacht, based in Vallejo….

Five Stars Yacht

Phone: 415.332.3150

Five Stars is a 75-foot, USCG-certified yacht for up to 50 passengers. Based in Sausalito, it was recently refurbished. Full catering license and full premium bar available. …

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…

GS Charters

Phone: 707.235.6295

Custom , skippered San Francisco Bay sailing tours for up to six passengers on Gentle Storm II, a 42-foot Catalina sailboat. This summer, GS Charters will have America’s Cup viewing trips along with…

Hasty Heart

Phone: 415.690.7245

Sailing on the bay doesn’t get much better than on this Swan 61…

Hornblower Cruises

Phone: 888-467-6256

San Francisco Bay’s largest operator of big charter yachts, with bases in Berkeley and San Francisco. Capacity from 40 to 2250 people. Also offers scheduled brunch and dinner cruises….

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…


Phone: 415 868 2940

This 48-foot C&C; 48 is a performance cruiser based at Sausalito Yacht Harbor. She is available for private charters for up to 6 people. The boat is currently for sale….

J World Performance Sailing

Phone: 800-910-1101

Sailing school and club, with boats from 24 to 52 feet, including J/80, J/105, and J/120 performance sailboats. Crewed and bareboat charters….

Just Dreaming

Just Dreaming is a 63-foot Stephens motoryacht. Commissioned in 1963, she features classic lines with a hull that rides deep in the water resulting in a smoother, more comfortable ride. The luxury mot…

Lighthall Yacht Charters

Phone: 831 429 1970

Sailboat rentals, 27 to 42 feet, private charters, and weekly scheduled sail cruises….

Mission Creek Sail Tours

Phone: (408) 910-0095

Private half-day and full-day sailboat cruises, as well as dinner cruises, sunset cruises, McCovey Cove, and even wine tasting or sailboat racing. Catalina 34 sailboat, captain Gregory Sherwood….

Misty Yacht Cruises

Phone: 831-234-4183

85-ft. luxury charter yacht “Morning Mist” available for Weekend cruises of SF Bay, 3-day cruise from SF to Napa Valley, 6-day cruise from SF to Sacramento, or they help you customize your own cruise….

Modern Sailing School & Club

Phone: 800 995 1668

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 30 to 44 feet. Skippers available for charters with up to 6 passengers….

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…

Next Adventure

Phone: (925) 984-9697

Sailing excursions for up to 6 people on a Beneteau Oceanis 423, Next Adventure. The boat is a three-time Newport to Ensenada Race vet, now sailing waters of the Bay and the California coast, with occ…


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…

Pacific Yachting & Sailing

Phone: 800 374 2626

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 27 to 46 feet. Skippered charters also available (maximum 6 passengers)….

Passage Nautical

Website: https://passagenautical.com

Phone: 510-236-2633

Passage Nautical are the Bay’s premier charter brokers; they provide luxury private experiences for all your celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events, family reunions, sunset sails, city front tours, wine tastings, and more! Our boat rentals are the best on SF Bay and the number one choice for people looking to rent a yacht for any occasion.

Pegasus Voyages

Phone: 510-414-2796

The Pegasus is a classic wooden 51′ Alden Ketch built in Maine. For 15 years she has provided thousands of free trips to school kids in the bay area. Pegasus Voyages is a private Charter service …

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…

Sail the San Francisco Bay

Phone: (408) 891-1193

Bare boat or crewed charters on a 45′ 2007 Catalina Morgan 440 Deck Salon. Maximum six passengers for crewed charters….


Phone: (510) 343-5635

Low-cost sailing lessons, bareboat charters, and skippered charters on a Santana 22….

Sailing Memo Boat Charters

Phone: 415-729-3849

Captain Memo Gidley offer charters for up to six passengers on the sailboat “Basic Instinct”, a Greg Elliott semi-custom, 35-foot, New-Zealand-built racer/cruiser. Based at Clipper Yacht Harbor in…

San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises

Phone: 415 859 7052

Scheduled and private cruises on a 1938 motor yacht. Departs from Pier 39. Licensed for up to 49 passengers but best for 30 or fewer. Box Lunch Cruise Monday through Friday departing at 12:00 pm, retu…

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 …

San Francisco Bay Boat Rental and Marine Services

Phone: 415-336-4765

Charters on a 40-foot utility and tow boat and a 21-foot Boston Whaler. Captain Tony Anastole has a 100-Ton Master Coast Guard license with a Towing Endorsement. Based at Oyster Point Marina in South …

San Francisco Sailing

Phone: 888-566-8894

Based at Schoonmaker Point Marina in Sausalito, Cat Ballou is a luxurious 42-foot Catana catamaran offered only as a bareboat charter for qualified skippers….

San Francisco Charter Boat

Phone: 707 799-1927

You will see F-18s during Fleet Week, sometimes dolphins, maybe a whale, probably seals, but definitely you will experience SF Bay on a safe, comfortable, classy and affordable boat which will enrich …

San Francisco Sailing Adventure

Phone: 415 886 7245

Captain Chris Mellor offers bay cruises with catered food on Sensei, a 44 foot, center-cockpit Norseman 44. …

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…

Sausalito Yacht Charters

Phone: 415 425 3934

Custom charters for up to six people on Halcyon, a custom express cruiser built in wood by Jeffries Boats in 1952. Based in Clipper Yacht Harbor basin 3….

Sea Turtle Sportfishing

Phone: (415) 531-3706

Captain Perry Kerson runs custom fishing charters for up to six people on his custom 30-foot Boston Whaler, based at Clipper Yacht Harbor in Sausalito. Half- or full-day charters, as well as sunset cr…


Phone: (408) 838-0581

Captain Larry Seeger offers 3–6 hour bay sailing charters for up to six guests on his 38-foot Hunter sloop. Based at Richardson Bay Marina in Sausalito….

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…

Shanutski Exclusive Yacht Charters

Contact: Captain Timothy Valka

Phone: 415-233-3529

Email: Email Captain Valka

Website: shanutski.com

Exclusive motor yacht charters for intimate private groups, couples and parties up to six people. Perfect for a very special event and a very unique way to see the beautiful San Francisco Bay. This Beautifully appointed, 44 foot custom built motor yacht will comfortably cruise you around San Francisco.

Spinnaker Sailing of San Francisco

Phone: 415 543-7333

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 42 feet. New Catalina 34. Skippers available (maximum 6 passengers). Located at Pier 40, South Beach Harbor. Dealer for Viper Sailboats. Windpath Sailing fra…

Spinnaker Sailing of Redwood City

Phone: 650 363 1390

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 47 feet. Skippers available (maximum 6 passengers)….

Sunsail – San Francisco

Phone: 800-797-5907

New location for worldwide Sunsail, near San Francisco at Sausalito Yacht Harbor. Fleet of new Sunsail First 40s fully equipped cruiser/racers. Bare boat charters, Skippered charters, Corporate Meeti…

Wylie Charters

Website: www.wyliecharters.com

Phone: 510-932-9900

The Derek M. Baylis is a 65′ Wyliecat ketch available for charter on the San Francisco Bay and was an official stake boat for the 34th America’s Cup. Carries up to 35 passengers in the Bay or out to th…

Yacht Charter Company

Phone: (650) 690-4578

A variety of crewed charter yachts available for corporate events, weddings, sunset cruises, dance cruises, ash skattering, and even as an overnight bed-and-breakfast. Available yachts include a 52…


Phone: 415-762-0554

Broker offering many different yachts for charter. Web site includes an extensive list of yachts available for charter and their prices….