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Sunset on The Bay

Imagine sailing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge while the sun is setting on the Pacific Ocean. Celebrate your special event under the romance of sailing.

Have you ever wanted to go sailing on the San Francisco Bay but didn’t know anyone with a boat? Come sail with me, Captain John. Let me share my passion for sailing with you. I’m a U.S. certified sailing instructor and licensed by the U.S Coast Guard and fully insured. The boat, Temptation, was purchased in 2007 brand new. She is a modern, luxury 37 foot sailing yacht.

I have lived here for almost 40 years and can be your tour guide on the water. Just sit back, relax and enjoy a great day with your friends and family. Sailing aboard my boat, Temptation, is a great economical way to spend a memorable day on the beautiful San Francisco Bay. It’s so much fun!

I offer only private charters and sailing lessons up to a maximum of six people. The pickup and drop off location is in San Francisco. There is free public parking available with easy access to where the boat is docked. As soon as you come aboard Temptation, we will be sailing on the open water in a matter of a few minutes.

Rates for 1 to 6 People

Please note, we do not charge per person. The price is the same if there is one person or six people. We cannot take more than six passengers. This is a Coast Guard regulation and there can be no exceptions. Each child counts as one passenger. All major credit cards and PayPal accepted.

2 Hours $350

  • $20 off if paying cash.

3 Hours $480

  • $30 off if paying cash.

4 Hours $600

  • $40 off if paying cash.

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Try a morning sail if you like nice calm water. You’ll get to enjoy the nature, see lots of birds, sea lions, maybe even dolphins. Bring your breakfast and have brunch on the boat. This is great if you're bringing children sailing with you.

Afternoon sails are wonderful if you want to experience the boat under the full effect of the wind. It could be blowing up to 25 knots in the Bay. When we approach the lee side of Angel Island, the wind is minimal and the temperature is 20 degrees warmer. This is great for cocktail parties or relaxing in the sun while your lunching.

In late afternoon and evening sailing, the wind diminishes. We’ll sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy a spectacular sunset.

At nighttime, you’ll get the gorgeous scenery of the city lights.

Here's the captain's favorite tour:

Sailing to Pier 39 where the sea lions have taken over a whole marina. You’ll pass on the lee side of Alcatraz to be greeted by seagulls. Then it’s off around Angel Island to Ayala Cove where you can see the beautiful cities of Tiburon and Sausalito. Experience the current in Raccoon Straight, while passing under the Golden Gate Bridge with the fresh ocean breeze on your face. With luck, you’ll see dolphins or whales. Jibe the boat back and enjoy the gorgeous city front of San Francisco. This tour requires four hours or more.

Here are some other popular tours (of course, your excursion can be customized):

  • Docking by Sam’s Cafe in Tiburon for drinks and a burger or enjoy one of many other fabulous restaurants on the water. This is a four hour minimum tour.
  • Sail by the baseball park and catch homerun balls. This is a three to four hour tour.
  • Pack a picnic basket or barbecue, and we’ll sail over to Angel Island. This is a full day event (six hour minimum).
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and see the sunset. This can be done in two hours.
  • Go out beyond the Golden Gate Bridge and sail in the Pacific Ocean. Depending on how far out in the ocean we sail, this can take two hours to a full day.
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